Sunday, September 26, 2004

How Do They Do It?

Here's The Short, And Long, Answers..

They could be forced to train their own replacement from the 3rd world, be laid off, audited by the IRS, and sick with West Nile, and STILL swear Bush is sent from heaven.

How do they do it?

"Why of course the people don't want war ... 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 to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger."
--Hermann Goering, Nazi leader, at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II

Now for a more in-depth answer, read this article "How Do They Get Away With It?"

by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts - A John M. Olin Fellow at the Institute for Political Economy and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute.  He is a former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal and a former assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury.  He is the co-author of The Tyranny of Good Intentions.

Also see. . .  (just found this at

Jason Epstein reviews and Molly Ivins quotes from Thomas Franks' book "What's the Matter with Kansas?" which portrays "sturdy blue-collar patriots reciting the Pledge while they strangle their own life chances [and] small farmers proudly voting themselves off the land."


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