A tyrant is always stirring up some war in order that the people may require a leader. – Plato
The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them that they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country. – German Nuremberg Trials after WWII
The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today is my own government. For the sake of the hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence, I cannot be silent. – Martin Luther King, Jr.