Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator


I've had this in my file-of-stuff-to-post-one-of-these-days folder for quite a while. It's as relevant today as it was when I found it (while digging through Hannah Arendt's brilliant journalism from the Eichmann trial), and this will give me a chance to clear it out at what seems to be a suitable time.

"The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. . . . 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."

(Hermann Goering, interviewed by a writer just before his suicide while awaiting trial at Nuremberg)
Tags: politics, trivium

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