Wednesday, September 10, 2008

BECAUSE WE LOVED OUR COUNTRY: Food for thought this political season

"Above all, there was fear. Fear of today. Fear of tomorrow. Fear of our neighbors. And fear of ourselves."

"It was the old, old story of the sacrificial lamb."

"What about those of us who knew better? We who knew the words were lies, were worse than lies? Why did we sit silent? Why did we take part? Because we loved our country. What difference does it make if a few political extremists lose their rights? What difference does it make if a few different racial minorities lose their rights? It is only a passing phase. It is only a stage we are going through. It will be discarded sooner or later..."

"The country is in danger! We will march out of the shadows! We will go forward! Forward is the password. And history tells how successful we were, your honor...

"What was going to be a passing phase became a way of life...

"Once more, it is being done for love of country."


- from the movie Trial at Nuremburg (1961).

1 comment:

Richard said...

Wow, stunning analogy.