“I was not a responsible leader, and as such do not feel myself guilty”Adolph Eichmann in a just released plea for clemency to the president of Israel.
Bland, disconnected bureaucrats in executive positions blithely carrying their orders sure they are carrying out systems properly are the beating heart of evil.
They cannot asses accountability.
Make no moral judgements
Cannot make such judgments, in fact
Is it their careers? Paycheck this week? Worry over the future of THEIR personal family?
Does it matter?
“There is a need to draw a line between the leaders responsible and the people like me forced to serve as mere instruments in the hands of the leaders”He was hanged overnight May 31, 1962 and cremated hours later. His ashes were scattered outside the borders of the State of Israel in the Mediterranean Sea. He was the only person ever executed by the Jewish state.
In another life he could have just been some NEBBISH.
And THAT is the lesson for today.