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picture4 Dec 2001 @ 00:59, by Flemming Funch

"Why of course the people don't want war ... 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 to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger."

--Hermann Goering, Nazi leader, at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II

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10 Dec 2001 @ 03:35 by ashanti : History repeating itself
Youch. Could have been taken from many of the leaders of today. Sobering. Will we ever be able to break free, as a civilization, of this "history repeats itself" cycle? Will we never learn, as a species, from past mistakes? It's not exactly good evolutionary practice to keep repeating them.....  


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