"How fortunate for governments that people do not think. There is no thinking except in giving and executing commands. If it were otherwise human society could not exist."
"It is thus necessary that the individual should finally come to realize that his own pride is of no importance in comparison with the existence of his nation; that the position of the individual ego is conditioned solely by the interests of the nation as a whole; that pride and conceitedness, the feeling that the individual ... is superior, so far from being merely laughable, involve great dangers for the existence of the community that is a nation; that above all the unity of a nation’s spirit and will are worth far more than the freedom of the spirit and the will of an individual; and that the higher interests involved in the life of the whole must here set the limits and lay down the duties of interests of the individual. ... By this we understand only the individual's capacity to make sacrifices for the community, for his fellow men."
Thursday, December 01, 2011
I'm currently working on a blog post, but it requires access to the City of Toledo website which, for some reason, isn't loading. As soon as it does, I'll complete the research and share the post. In the meantime, here are two quotes from Adolf Hitler to ponder in light of all that is going on in our world today, especially as we hear similar sentiments from people on the left and those who promote the 'greater good':
Posted by Maggie Thurber at 8:21 AM