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Words of wisdom offered from Hermann Goering

To our resident conservative columnist, Jeff Shibley, I offer the following from Hermann Goering, Adolf Hitler’s deputy chief and Luftwaffe commander. Goering said this at the Nuremberg war crimes trials in 1946:

“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’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 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 in any country.”


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