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Indifference to Injustice…

20 Jul

The NY Supreme court building is a confection in white marble, built back in the days when the city was run by “corrupt” Tammany-Hall politicians (who somehow managed nevertheless to build water tunnels, subways, and transport infrastructure that made the modern metropolis at a cost FAR LOWER than the modern day) who were desirous of leaving behind a visually stunning city. On the northwest corner is a recent, rather tasteful addition. It appears at first to be a pilaster,

but in fact is anything but.

This addition to the visual delight to the building is a bas relief of the Nazi Camp at Auschwitz. It is put there as a specific reminder to the lawyers in the building (perhaps a few Wilhelm Stuckarts among them) that unjust law is no law, and a reminder to the architects that some architect designed the camp buildings and crematoria. The inscription reads: Indifference to injustice is the gate to hell.

In Germany, they are running out of people to try for Nazi War crimes. Anyone practically old enough to have done anything in the regime is dead by this time. There are a few still around. This spring, Germany saw the trial of Oskar Gröning, known as the “book-keeper of Auschwitz.” As the Daily Mail notes:

Groening was responsible for sorting the pathetic possessions of the doomed – their clothes, shoes, money, valuables and other very personal possessions.
His Second World War duties earned him a nickname: The Book-keeper of Auschwitz. …
Groening says: …
“I was an official in the prisoners’ possessions administration which basically involved removing the money, jewels and other valuables from the inmates, registering it and sending it back to Berlin.

“They had diamonds and gold worth millions and it was my duty to make sure all of it got to Berlin.”

The Nazis kept records of the amounts they took from each Jew. Ones who could work were kept alive; as the Daily Mail notes, ones who were not useable as slave labor were dispatched. It’s grim to read today, but this is what governments derived from the French Revolution wind up doing: valuing people on a raw-materials basis. Deny a man has any soul and all that is left is the economic value of him.

I mention this having read and watched a video that really captures the essence of the banality of evil. Take a visit over to this article to watch, if you can, the explanation of the baby parts business. Some choice excerpts:

Pausing only to swig more luxury libations from her jumbo wine glass, the loquacious death doc explained to investigators posing as fetal tissue company executives how her “providers” use “ultrasound guidance” to target the coveted body parts–“so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps.”

In a singsong recitation, this lettuce-chomping Mengele in a silk tank top detailed how the “providers” use ultrasound to become “cognizant of where you put your graspers.”

This method is not employed to reduce the pain and suffering of unborn baby and mother, mind you. It’s to get “good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that–so I’m not gonna crush that part. I’m going to basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”

Just stunning.

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Posted by on July 20, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

11 responses to “Indifference to Injustice…

  1. ddswaterloo

    July 20, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    Indifference to injustice: The hypocrisy of these people grandstanding will come back to haunt them– if the justice they wants comes due.

    The Jewish Bolsheviks in Russia instigated mass terror which the Nazi;’s (admittedly) imitated.

    YOU always know you are headed towards REductio ad Hilterium when the Jews are mentioned.

    Millions of others suffered and died during and before WW2– is the indifference to that injustice going to be held to account??

    Even GW Bush changed the name of the Iraq War to ‘Operation Freedom’ instead of the original suggested ‘Operation Infinite Justice’.

    The hubris of ‘infinite justice’ was something even he knew was unwise to ask for presumptuously.

     
  2. Eric

    July 21, 2015 at 2:33 am

    The Bolsheviks admitted that they were inspired by the French Jacobins. The Marxists all consider the 1793-94 Reign of Terror as a concept which failed because it was ahead of its time. (Bear that in mind the next time you hear the term ‘progressive’).

    What caused the French Revolution was what caused Bolshevism, Naziism, and Progressivism. An effete, degenerated cultural/political leadership; a dumbed-down population which has lost respect for the culture; demagogues who encourage victims and seek out scapegoats—is a sociological powderkeg just waiting for someone to detonate it.

     
  3. Will S.

    July 21, 2015 at 4:10 am

    If only the post-modern West was merely indifferent to injustice, rather than actively encouraging injustice, under the guise of ‘social justice’, ‘my body, my rights’, etc. While indifference to injustice is a great evil, outright promoting injustice is an even worse one…

     
  4. Eric

    July 21, 2015 at 6:20 am

    Not only are the Progs encouraging injustice, they’re increasingly proscribing justice and calling it ‘ignorance’ and ‘hate-mongering’. We’re closer to having an Auschwitz on American soil than people want to believe.

     
  5. Senghendrake

    July 21, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    “What caused the French Revolution was what caused Bolshevism, Naziism, and Progressivism.”

    Glad I’m not the only one who came to that conclusion.

    At risk of huge oversimplification, I’d say that WWII and the Cold War were intra-revolutionary *civil wars* between Liberté (capitalism), Égalité (communism) and Fraternité (fascism). The different species in the French Revolutionary genus, having extincted their parents, entered into competition with each other. One sibling was killed (Fraternité), while the other two siblings continue to fight and eventually interbred. Right now, in the West, we’re dealing with a crossbreed: licentious freedom mixed with leveling equality.

    Of course, the analogy only goes so far. But it’s something I’ve long thought about.

     
  6. Will S.

    July 22, 2015 at 2:08 am

    A century and a half ago, the Dutch political scientist and historian Groen van Prinsterer had already recognized the evils of the French Revolution and its repercussions; I read some of his ‘Unbelief and Revolution’, it was well thought out, and he was a key influence on Abraham Kuyper, who organized the Anti-Revolutionary Party, which was self-consciously aligned against the French Revolution, and liberalism, and political revolution.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillaume_Groen_van_Prinsterer
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Revolutionary_Party
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Kuyper

     
  7. Will S.

    July 22, 2015 at 2:25 am

    @ Eric: Indeed, they are doing just that. I hope you’re wrong about how violent they may get, but I wouldn’t bet that they couldn’t; those motivated by hate are capable of great violence and cruelty, as we’ve seen with Commies and Nazis.

     
  8. Senghendrake

    July 22, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    I found an interesting quote in “Unbelief and Revolution”, from 1759:

    “Among the most outspoken of the freethinkers we observe a spirit of persecution as violent as it could ever be with a Dominican, [b]although for lack of opportunity it can find expression only in abusive language.[/b] Zealots as ardent as Helvetius and Voltaire would persecute and even have blood shed on the scaffolds if they had the power to do so.” (Gee, I wonder what happened 20 years later?)

    Replace “Helvetius” and “Voltaire” with your SJWs and/or Gnu Atheists of choice. Swap 1759 with 2015.

     
  9. Will S.

    July 23, 2015 at 1:26 am

    Yep!

     

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