Sunday, September 17, 2006

Sign of the times

"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross."
- Sinclair Lewis

"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."
- Hermann Goering


Blogger dusty said...

Not a day goes by that I don't think of those words of wisdom Peter..not fucking one.

Thanks for linking up to the Video for the Vets..they could use some cash if your readers are so inclined..its the best commerical I have seen and its not connected with the DNC..figures eh?

5:46 PM  
Blogger DrewL said...

Very wise words, indeed. Rallying nationalistic support against a common enemy and compromising the rights of individuals in doing so seem to be hallmarks in the establishment of fascist regimes. And, clearly, the great American "experiment" isn't immune to such treachery.

7:34 PM  
Blogger Kenneth said...

I'm afraid of blind patriotism and religious zealots.

11:07 PM  
Blogger Amanda Han said...

We have a programme in the Uk called Spooks (about an under cover goverment organisation) - sometimes I wonder why it is allowed to be aired but we are a 'free country' - politically the last episode could happen and Hermann Goerings quote was what the programme was all about - and just how easy it could actually happen in the UK

- it was literally about how easy it is to make the country insecure from the inside and then plot a coup and take it over an put in place a dictatorship in the guise of protecting democracy.

It was very good and is a situation that could happen.

10:07 AM  

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