Saturday, April 12, 2008

Inventing enemies

I admire Thich Nhat Hanh so much. He gets it:

In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us.

~Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist

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