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> From: “Damien Morton”
> Date: Sat Jan 25, 2003 7:23:00 AM US/Pacific
> To:
> Subject: … 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 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.
> Commander of the Luftwaffe,
> before being sentenced to death at Nuremberg.

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