quotes tagged with 'fearmongering'

Rule one: Never allow a crisis to go to waste. They are opportunities to do big things.

Author: Rahm Emanuel (White House Chief of Staff under Barack Obama), Source: Inteview with CBS News program “Face the Nation” Saved by jordy in fearmongering crisis consent crises exploitation panic biggovernment 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
Author: H. L. Mencken, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in politics war fearmongering society security safety fear alarmism stirringup 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Discipline, comrades, iron discipline! That is the watchword for today. One false step, and our enemies would be upon us. Surely, comrades, you do not want Jones back?
Author: George Orwell, Source: Animal Farm, p. 70Saved by cboyack in fearmongering 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The rocket bombs which fell daily on London were probably fired by the Government of Oceania itself, "just to keep people frightened."
Author: George Orwell, Source: 1984, p. 153Saved by cboyack in fearmongering 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
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 pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.
Author: Nazi Reich Marshal Hermann Göring, Source: Nuremberg TrialsSaved by cboyack in tyranny nazi patriotism fearmongering 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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