Friday, August 11, 2006
Plus ca change and all that.
The classics never go out of style, do they?
"Why, of course, the people don't want war ... That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or 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 leaders. 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 danger. It works the same way in any country."
-- Nazi Reichmarshall Hermann Goering, 1945
"What's wrong with you people?"
-- Kate McMillan, 2006
Godwin's Law, in one post. Slam fucking dunk. Top that, bee-yotch.