Monday, February 19, 2007

Peace Pilgrim Found Dead in USA

Weird Wally recently received a communiqué from Hillbilly Hermit.

HH reports that the Peace Pilgrim’s body has been found. And she is dead and will no longer be posting to the net or, providing deep background information to Progressive Bloggers!

The upside is that our guys managed to get to her before the other side. And, while conducting a routine body search, here is what our guys found out:

"Why, of course 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 a 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, people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. All you have to do is tell them that 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."

Herman Goering, at the Nuremburg Trials

Trust me,
Weird Wally
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