Italian Economic Health Worst Since Mussolini ~ link ~ Let's see, what happen then...oh yes, the Second World War followed the Great Depression...but something like that couldn't happen now...RIGHT!!! Stirling
Netanyahu to AIPAC: Only credible military threat will stop Iran ~ link ~ Dear old Bibi wants war so bad he can taste it. He will get his demonic way soon enough. Stirling
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke via
“What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with Hitler, their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it.
“This separation of government from people, this widening of the gap, took place so gradually and so insensibly, each step disguised (perhaps not even intentionally) as a temporary emergency measure or associated with true patriotic allegiance or with real social purposes. And all the crises and reforms (real reforms, too) so occupied the people that they did not see the slow motion underneath, of the whole process of government growing remoter and remoter.
“In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defence of the indefensible [...] Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness”‘Politics and the English Language’, George Orwell (1946)