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Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2003 12:34:41 -0700
From: Tom Zummer <>
Subject: yo

"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

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