Why of course the people don’t want war….



“Why of course the people don’t 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 don’t want war, neither in Russia, nor in England, nor, for
that matter, in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is
always 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.” — Hermann Goering, Hitler’s No. 2 and Head of the Nazi
Luftwaffe, 1946.


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