The post starts off with this eerily apt quote -- and it's not really so shocking who said it, given the Orwellian events in the U.S. since 9/11:
"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’s always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist 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’re being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.” - Hermann Goering, Nuremberg, 1946
Blogger is behaving very strangely today! I can't access half my blogs, it keeps getting me into a weird loop of "we don't know who you are" (I've only been blogging for what, years?) and it won't let me post a comment at other blogs, like Brane Space, which gives me a "you don't have permission to view this page" --
This is what I commented at Brane Space but don't think it went through:
A brave post, given the very meme you discuss (the quasi-religious/political aura) -- I've linked to your post.It's pandering and manipulation as well as distraction and hypocrisy while the responders (9/11) and the troops (the aftermath of wars, that, 10 years later, we are still waging) are swept aside, their mental,physical and financial health issues ignored. Not to mention the hundreds of unanswered questions surrounding the events of that day.