Yesterday was Culture day, which brings to mind the Goering quote - 'when I hear the word culture I reach for my Browning (revolver)'.
While tangentally connected to Goering, there are two other quotes of his that seem rather apt at the moment. Though I admit it is disturbing to be quoting Goering as proof of anything....
1. “Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine 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. It works the same in any country.”
and, more pertinent to my daily life
2. “Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat.”