Category Archives: Authoritarianism

Back home, everybody thinks for themselves. All those decisions to make. Here, one man thinks for everyone. Hogan’s Heroes

Miss Smythe-Beddoes: Colonel, you had an opportunity to observe the new Germany and the United States. Now, how would you compare them?
Hogan: Oh… no comparison at all. Back home, everybody thinks for themselves. All those decisions to make. Here, one man thinks for everyone. Saves a lot of wear and tear.
I’m, uh… I mean, take the Russian front. That was Hitler’s idea, yet I think it’s so wonderful you don’t hear one word of criticism about it.

Hogan, Hogan’s Heroes, Who Stole My Copy of Mein Kampf? (1969)

Sounds like we’ll be having one person think for everyone on certain topics going forward here now too!