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It Works the Same in Any Country
October 08, 2004
Reichsmarshall Hermann Wilhelm Goering
"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. "
-- Hermann Goering, (1893-1946) founder of Nazi Germany's secret police, the Gestapo
"民眾自然不想要戰爭; 不管在俄國, 英國, 美國, 德國。這點大家都瞭解。但政策終究是國家領導人決定的, 並且拖著人民走總是一個簡單的事, 不管是民主, 或法西斯主義的專政, 或議會民主, 或共產主義專政。不管人民有聲音或沒有聲音, 人民總是可以被領導人牽著鼻子走。這非常容易。您只須要告訴人民, 他們被攻擊, 和譴責和平主義者, 由於他們缺乏愛國心和暴露國家於危險。這在任一個國家都有效。"
-- 赫曼戈林, (1893-1946) 納粹德國 蓋世太保 秘密警察 創建者