Who said this?

Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. 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.

This guy.
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It's been almost 4 years since it was used by United States Senator Robert Byrd on October 17, 2003 during a speech on the floor of the Senate. I wonder why it was not taken more seriously by more people.

1 comment:

Igford said...

Wow. That creeps me out a little.