“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.
He had no moral accountability because he surrendered all his moral authority to the state.
He was no longer a human being. He was merely a cog.
This is the same decision people make when they surrender their 2nd Amendment Rights to the State.
They are no longer responsible/accountable for their own safety or moral agency. They are not responsible to maintain their own Freedoms. They are merely components of a machine to be maintained by the state.
In the US, government officials and members of the military take an oath to the Constitution, and yet allow the government to tell them what the oath means. This opens up another pathway to the same effect: I was told that what I was doing was legal as determined by the courts, and so my superiors tell me to carry out their legal order.
This stands the very idea of taking an oath to keep the government aligned with the Constitution on it head.
-- theBuckWheat enjoys his unalienable right to speak anonymously
Let me tell you what my grandfather and father told me all during the late 50's and early 60's (with unintended consequences from 67-72)
Nothing can relieve you of your personal moral responsibility.
It sucks, but there you go
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