International Leaders Quotes
Some comments by international leaders:
All you have to do is create or infiltrate groups that supposedly "think out of the box," then subvert them or drive them to irrational acts, or even commit terrorist acts in their names, and there you have it! - Machiavelli.
"Military Men Are Just Dumb, Stupid, Animals To Be Used As Pawns In Foreign Policy" — Henry Kissinger
“Israel has won all the wars it has fought with the Arabs to date, and will win the next one. But in the end, they cannot survive in a sea of hate.” – Charles De Gaulle – Source Nixon, Leaders P66
It's easy to take people to war
"Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought into the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them that they are being attacked, and denounce the peace makers for their lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." Herman Goering, Nazi Germany.
Hitler's Propaganda & Paradise
All propaganda must be so popular and on such an intellectual level that even the most stupid of those to whom it is directed will understand it. People can be made to perceive paradise as hell, and the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise." Hitler - Mein Kampf
Japan’s no-war Constitution
“Article 9, therefore, had been a well-meaning mistake. I [Nixon] said. ‘We made a mistake because we misjudged the intentions of the Soviet leaders.’.” – Richard Nixon (Leaders P 121)
“I expressed my firm convictions that “Japan must not become an economic giant and remain a military and political pigmy.” As he had in 1953, Yoshida politely but firmly turned my suggestion aside.” - Richard Nixon, – Source Nixon, Leaders P125
Land Reform Impact on Communism in Japan
IN 1945 most Japanese farmers tilled fields owned by absentee land-lords. Yoshida’s government devised a sweeping land reforms bill. By 1950 90% of Japan’s farmland was owned by the farmers themselves. The MacArthur land reforms gave farmers both a sense of individual worth and an incentive to produce more. After it was completed, communism in Japan became almost entirely an urban phenomenon because Macarthur had stolen the Communists big rural issue. It is also ironic that the Taiwan “economic miracle”, which can be compared in character if not in size to the Japanese “miracle”, was made possible in large by Chang Kai-shek’s liberal land reform program.” – Richard Nixon, – Source Nixon, Leaders P 115
Mac Arthur’s advice to Nixon – Cut Taxes, Balance Budget, Go Back To Gold Standard:
“During the 1950’s and early 1960’s, when it was clear MacArthur would probably never hold another public office, he often lectured me about balancing the budget, cutting taxes, and going back to the gold standard.” - Richard Nixon, – Source Nixon, Leaders P129
“In the Second World War, all the nations of Europe lost; two were defeated.” – Charles De Gaulle. – Source Nixon, Leaders.
RE Any government conducting it’s diplomacy in secret is inevitably drawn into corruption sooner or later.
British policies, he thought, were inspired not by the collective morality of the people, but by the arcane and artificial fictions of a tiny elite. An individual Englishman would never open another mans private mail. But it was in the nature of aristocratic government that even honorable men would behave in political life in ways they would find reprehensive in private – P 125
Anglomania – Re Italian Mazzini when living in London in 1844 and the government was opening his mail – Carlile wrote a letter to the Times cpomapring about government spying to the actions of a pickpocket.
Karl Marx’s father, a lawyers living in Trier, England, came from a line of rabbis and changed his name from Herochel to Heinrich, he grew up on Voltaire and Lessing and converted to Christianity to cope with the anti Jewish laws of 1816 in England.
Karl Marx lived in London from 1849 to 1883.