July 15, 2017
I Know! Let's Play War!

Hermann Goering was Hitlerís Dick Cheney and he knew a thing or two about how to play the suckers into marching themselves off to war. So did Truman and Kennedy and Johnson and Nixon and Reagan and George W. Bush and now, unless weíre luckier than we deserve, Trump.

Nothing to it, really. Hereís Hermann:

Why of course the people donít want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people donít want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. 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 peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at July 15, 2017 11:48 AM
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Nice hair. Reminds me of somebodyÖ

Posted by: Aitch Jay on July 15, 2017 12:42 PM

Yeah, "it works the same in any country," not to mention it works over, and over, and over again.

Posted by: Tim on July 18, 2017 1:43 PM
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