Daily Archives: 03/14/2003

Does This Sound Familiar?

The more things change, the more they stay the same:

“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, at the Nuremberg Trials
April 18, 1946

Via caterina.net

Maybe It Doesn’t Suck…

I take my last comment back. I checked my P.O. box last night and found my 2001 tax refund waiting for me. Only took 13 months, but there it was, waiting for me. I wonder if bitching about it on this weblog made any difference? Perhaps somebody is reading…