“The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf
Someone brought up this quote today, and it's an interesting philosophy that the Nationalists Socialists practiced. As long as you convinced people that you had their best interest at heart....you got a blank check from the public.
I am reminded of the effort to bring everyone onboard to some federal dynamic on school lunches. In the end, a bunch of food was dumped onto plates that kids wouldn't eat, and everyone patted themselves on the back for achieving this purchase of wasted food.
It was like the big craze to give laptops to kids, but you never saw any improvement in grades or comprehension.