Saturday, June 27, 2015
"In a national crisis, ordinary and extraordinary men can delude themselves into the commission of a heinous crime."
I listened to the Nuremberg trials today as I was doing chores. I hadn't watched the movie for years but with The ethnic cleansing of Christians and the diabolical morass in the United States, I was very interested in watching again. I never understood the hatred and moral decadence of German citizens, how the human mind and soul could function in their willful ignorance or worse, participate in the cruelty and mass murders, disposition of bodies.
With a little more experience with life under my belt, I listened carefully to the dialogue of the movie.
Many things jumped out at me.
The statement above was said by Spencer Tracy playing Chief Judge Dan Haywood. He said it in the context of explaining one would expect all men carrying out such heinous crimes to be and appear evil. But, that is not how it operates. When momentum takes over the culture of a country, men and women who consider themselves good people participate in crimes against the body and soul.
So many people claimed they did not know what was happening. Ernst Janning, a defendant on trial admitted it was a lie. He said they were present when their neighbors were dragged out of their homes and if they didn't know, it was because they didn't want to know.
After Ernst Janning incriminated himself, counsel for the defense did damage control by saying that if ordinary men should be convicted of complicit assistance to the 6 million murders, then many others are also guilty. He mentioned the quislings at the Vatican who signed a concordant with the Third Reich.
I always gave the Holy See the benefit of the doubt, but Pope Francis agreements with the communist tyrants in Cuba have relieved me of my delusion. I now have the benefit of my front row seat to the s**t show of the wealthy communists ability to use the Pope like a puppet to help spread the tyranny in Cuba to the United States.
I've read and heard all the excuses used for the concordant with the Nazis. Any way you slice it, Hitler bought public approval and silence from the Vatican so they could save their own backsides from the Crucifixion. They won their freedom from oppression by bartering the lives of 6 million people. It was wrong then and it is wrong now.
Christ didn't draw up a truce with Herod. Peter didn't sign a concordant with Nero.