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Hermann Göring on manipulating the people
August 2006

Gustave Gilbert interviewed Nazi leader Hermann Göring at the Nuremburg trials, 1945-1946.

Göring, left, on trial, Nuremberg

In the press coverage of the UK's and the USA's involvement in the Iraq war and middle east conflicts, a lot has been written about dis-information and manipulation of the public.

According to Wikipedia, in 'Nuremberg Diary' (ISBN 0306806614), Gustave Gilbert's account of interviews he conducted during the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi leaders, Hermann Göring said the following on dragging the people into war.

Göring: Why, of course, the people don't want war. Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that 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 in America, 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.

Gilbert: There is one difference. In a democracy the people have some say in the matter through their elected representatives, and in the United States only Congress can declare wars.

Göring: 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 pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.

Gilbert served as a prison psychiatrist in Nuremberg, where he had close contact with those on trial.

Related links:

Hermann Göring at Wikipedia

Hermann Göring's name is often spelt Herman Goring or Goering.

The photo detail on this page of Göring, on trial at Nuremberg is from the USA's National Archives and Records Administration, website:

http://www.archives.gov

 
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