John O’Neill: Consider future impact of election day
With the most important presidential election in our lifetime upon us, it behooves all of us to consider carefully the future impact of the choice we make on Nov. 8.
The philosopher, George Santayana, once said, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
Though Halloween is over for this year, the ghosts of past human folly still swirl about us. Consider: “All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach,” — Adolf Hitler.
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it,” — Joseph Goebbels.
Or: “The people can always be brought to the bidding of their leaders, all you have to do is tell them that they are in danger …” — Hermann Goering.
Regardless of our personal likes or dislikes, one of only two candidates will become president elect and leader of the free world on Tuesday. No mater who should prevail, we must never be allowed to forget that the Grand Architect of the Third Reich came into power never having been elected to public office!