Friday, June 06, 2008

RePost on "Judgement at Nuremberg"

Watched this again tonight. Please, please, this movie and think about it. Think about the implications that it raises for the so called "War On Terror."

Rent, watch and think about Judgement at Nuremberg.

This Oscar winning 1961 Stanley Kramer film was a statement against the McCarthyism of the late '50's.

Watch this movie.

If you can't see the parallels between Nazi Germany under Adolph Hitler and post 9/11 United States under George W. Bush then you simply lack the intellectual capacity for critical thought.

Just listen to the Nazis in the docket trying to defend themselves and tell me, eye-to-eye with a straight face that you can't hear Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rove, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz saying the exact same fucking things.

Ernst Janning: "We had a democracy, yes, but it was torn by elements within. Above all, there was fear. Fear of today, fear of tomorrow, fear of our neighbors, and fear of ourselves...There are devils among us. Communists, Liberals, Jews, Gypsies! Once these devils will be destroyed, your misery will be destroyed...Why did we sit silent? Why did we take part? Because we loved our country! What difference does it make if a few political extremists lose their rights? What difference does it make if a few racial minorities lose their rights? The country is in danger...We found ourselves with sudden powerful allies. Things that had been denied to us as a democracy were open to us now. The world said 'go ahead, take it, take it!"

And as always, the domesticated populace screams "YES! We will gladly give away all of our freedoms if you promise to protect us from the harm you describe! Freedom and privacy are luxuries that we can no longer afford! Here, take them, PLEASE!"

The "War on Terror" is nothing more than a blatant, fascist, power grab.

"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.--George Santayana"


Nightmare said...

Great movie.
Perfect parallels.

Doesn't matter....2012...that's all I'm saying!

Xavier Onassis said...

Dude, I hate to disappoint you because I know you've got a hard-on for the apocolypse, but the world ain't gonna end in 2012!

The Mayans just ran out of room on the fucking rock! Instead of starting another calendar, they just said "fuck it, that's good enough".

Suzanne Karmin said...

I LOVE that movie. Some trivia: It was William Shatner's first speaking role. He played Spencer Tracy's assistant.