Quote of the Day

We must differentiate between what the American Government and the American people say, and not judge the people by their Government.

-- Dr. Shakila Yacob, a Malaysian woman who studied in the US
and is promoting her new book Amerika Syarikat

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Reminds me of Goering's

Reminds me of Goering's famous quote about people vs. government:

"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 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 TELL THEM THEY ARE BEING ATTACKED, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. IT WORKS THE SAME IN ANY COUNTRY."

--Goering at the Nuremberg Trials