[cryptome] remove me

  • From: JIM DRINKHALL <drinkhall@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:49:28 -0700

On Jul 26, 2013, at 2:26 AM, Ben McGinnes <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 22/07/13 2:31 AM, professor rat wrote:
>> " We did it because we loved you " - Markus Wolf, East German KGB head
>> "We, the Government, have vital information which we cannot
>> disclose. It is upon this knowledge that we make decisions. You, who
>> are merely private citizens, have not access to this
>> information. Any criticism you make of our policy, any controversy
>> about it in which you may indulge will therefore be uninformed and
>> valueless. If, in spite of your ignorance, you persist in
>> questioning our policy, we can only conclude that you are disloyal."
>> Harold Thorby, Australia's defence minister in 1938
>> "Naturally the common people don't want war: Neither in Russia, nor
>> in England, 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. 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
>> peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to
>> --Goering
> And my favourite (source):
> "The Official Secrets Act isn't to protect secrets, Bernard, it's to
> protect officials!"
> -- Sir Humphrey Appleby, _Yes, Minister_
> Regards,
> Ben

Jim Drinkhall

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