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At the same time


6 - Barbra Streisand Timeless Live In Concert... par geoss33lesanneesvinyl


Think of all the hearts
beating in the world
at the same time
think of all the faces
and the stories they could tell
at the same time
think of all the eyes
looking out into this world
trying to make some sense of what we see
think of all the ways we have of seeing
think of all the ways there are of being
think of all the children
being born into this world
at the same time
feel your love surround them
through the years they'll need to grow
at the same time
just think of all the hands
that will be reaching for a dream
think of all the dreams that could come true
yes if the hands we're reaching with
could come together
joining me and you
when it comes to thinking of tomorrow
we must protect our fragile destiny
in this prescious life there's no time to borrow
the time has come to be a family
ohhh...
think of all the love
pouring from our hearts
at the same time
yes think of all the light our looks
can shine and grow this world
at the same time
at the same time
yes think what we've been givin
and yet think what we could lose
all of life is in our trembling hands
its time to overcome our fears
and join to build a world that loves and understands
it helps to think of all the hearts
beating in the world
and hope for all the hearts
healing in the world
they'res a healing music in our hearts
beating in this world
at the same time
at the same time

Never mind

Hitler has been able to spread, as an important factor toward his internal policy, the feeling that war is near. The German people find war present. It is possible to force a nation to endure hunger, lack of freedom, arbitrary power, sacrifices of all sorts; to rouse them to superhuman performance by making them believe that they are living in exceptional circumstances; to confiscate their property, and enforce martial law-but only if and when the people are convinced that a state of war exists and that life depends on their will to fight, to conquer, and to die. The Men in Power have been artists, creating this atmosphere in Germany, and convincing the half-grown young, especially, that the battle exists in deadly seriousness. But where is the enemy? These are people who have come over a rise of ground, in fog, fighting fog. Where is the enemy? Never mind. The Führer commands, and they follow.

School for Barbarians: Education Under the Nazis / Erika Mann, 1938

L'impression que la guerre est proche, oui, que nous sommes déjà en guerre, une impression que le régime d'Adolphe Hitler fait partager à la population allemande, est l'un des moyens les plus importants qu'il utilise en matière de « politique intérieure ». On peut obliger un peuple à accepter la faim, la contrainte,  l'arbitraire, les privations de toutes sortes, on peut infliger au peuple un état de siège permanent, instaurer la loi martiale et la confiscation de tous les biens, on peut imposer au peuple (et assurément au peuple allemand !) des efforts surhumains dès lors que l'on parvient à le persuader que la guerre, quelle qu'elle soit, est déclarée, qu'il importe alors de se battre, de vaincre ou de mourir. Les Allemands au pouvoir ont su, avec une grande habileté,  donner l'impression que la réalité était ainsi. Les adolescents surtout, les millions d'enfants embrigadés dans la Jeunesse d'Etat ont pleinement conscience qu'un tel combat mortel est en cours.
Contre qui livre-t-on ce combat ? Peu importe. Au fond, où se trouve l'ennemi ? Peu importe ! « Le Führer commande ! Nous obéissons ! »