Some Leaders Are the Real WMD’s

I came across this during President G.W. Bush’s Iraq war…

hermann-goering“Of course the people don’t want war. But after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it’s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship or a parliament, or a Communist dictatorship.

Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leader. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to greater danger.”

– Nazi leader Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials

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6 thoughts on “Some Leaders Are the Real WMD’s

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    • I know. When I first read this, I was shocked. After deep contemplation, I realized how many issues this applies to – not just war. It applies to the current economic disaster and, I fear, will continue to apply in the future as long as we allow ourselves to be “dragged along” behind “leaders of the country who determine policy” when that policy does not in the least represent us, but instead represents the interests of the most wealthy and powerful.

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