Thanks Smog.net for this quote. This is just as relevant now as it was back then. History can be scary but so can the present:
"Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This 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 every country."
- Herman Göring, Nazi leader, recorded by psychologist Gustav Gilbert, who interviewed German defendants at the Nuremberg Trials, published in his book Nuremberg Diary (1947)