A tyrant… is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
~ Plato – (429-347 BC), Source: The Republic
Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of ’emergency’. It was the tactic of Lenin, Hitler, and Mussolini. In the collectivist sweep over a dozen minor countries of Europe, it was the cry of men striving to get on horseback. And ’emergency’ became the justification of the subsequent steps. This technique of creating emergency is the greatest achievement that demagoguery attains. ~ Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), 31st US President