punkwalrus (punkwalrus) wrote,

Quote - MacAthur on fear in 1957

Wonder if this is a true quote? This showed up in an OpenBSD port of the UNIX program "fortune" today...

Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear -- kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor -- with the cry of grave national emergency... Always there has been some terrible evil to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant sums demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.

-- General Douglas MacArthur, 1957
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