September 4, 2006

As Long as the Neo-Cons Have Fulfilled Godwin

I figure as long as the neo-cons have fulfilled Godwin’s Law, they’ve opened up the gates for the rest of us to join in. Okay. I’ll play. Here’s a quote:

Naturally the common people don’t want war… That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine 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 to 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.

I know it sounds like something Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, or Don Rumsfield might have said, possibly in private, but they did not. I’m confident, however, they’re aware of this quote and subscribe to the unfortunate (for us) truth that lies within it.

The person who spoke these words died over half a century ago: He was Hermann Göring, leading member of the Nazi Party, the Third Reich’s #2 man-in-command, commander of the Luftwaffe, and a guy who took his own life (with a potassium cyanide capsule) just hours before he was to be hanged for war crimes and crimes against humanity after his conviction at the Nuremberg Trials.

What? Only those White House guys can play the Godwin game?

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