After the Israelites plead with Samuel to ask God for a King when all they needed was the Covenant that God gave them in order to be Free ... "This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, for his chariots. And he will take your daughters, to be cooks. And he will take your fields, and your olive yards, and give them to his servants. And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and of your sheep. And ye shall be his servants.
And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen, and the Lord will not hear you in that day.
But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us. Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.”
When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the Lord. The Lord answered, “Listen to them and give them a king.”
Then Samuel said to the Israelites, “Everyone go back to your own town.”
- First Book of Samuel Chapter 8 Verse 11-22
"I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery"
"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence upon those who would do us harm."
- George Orwell
“The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.”
- Adolf Hitler
“By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell, or an extremely wretched life as paradise.”
- Adolf Hitler
“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 way in any country.”
- Hermann Goering
Speaking at the Nuremburg Trials
18th April 1946
“We can't expect the European People to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism.”
- Nikita Khrushchev
“Sometimes people mistake the way I talk for what I am thinking.”
- Idi Amin