Quote of the Day 5/22/14 (Emma Goldman)

Posted: May 22, 2014 in Politics, Psychology, Quotations
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English: Photographic portrait of Emma Goldman...

English: Photographic portrait of Emma Goldman, facing left. Cropped and restored from original Library of Congress version. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The powers that have for centuries been engaged in enslaving the masses have a made a thorough study of their psychology. They know that the people at large are like children whose despair, sorrows, and tears can be turned into joy with a little toy. And the more gorgeously the toy is dressed, the louder the colors, the more it will appeal to the million-headed child.

“An army and navy represent the people’s toys. to make them more attractive and acceptable, hundreds [of billions] of dollars are being spent for the display of these toys.”

–Emma Goldman, “Patriotism”

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