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"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 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 to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger." — Hermann Goering, Nazi leader, at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II
Originally posted by earthtone
To be honest with you, I think that there is no shortage of national identity in Australia, I'm sure any Oz member on ATS would agree. Isn't there a large amount of racism in Australia? Why more nationalism, there has to be a political reason.
Originally posted by DaRAGE
Thats'w what i dont get. We are already patriotic. But why is Howard getting these flag poles implemented in Schools, and if he really had his way, we'd be singing the Australian National Athem every morning (not like we didn't have to do it at my primary school anyways). It this something to get us all much more patriotic to be manipulated, or is it, jsut coz Johny Howard, the Prime inister of Australia is that Patriotic, loves his country, Australia, to death, and actually thinks its a great idea?
Originally posted by Humpy
Aussies are very racist! i'm English - everywhere I turn i'm called a pommie b*stard!!