Last edited by Riddles; 2012-12-07 at 07:30 AM.
Yes it's a choice and we all want to be moral. Heck I really see myself as that and say I would but this is a EXTREME situation, very extreme. I cannot say with a straight face I would do the right thing. I'm very gung-ho on not taking a life personally but I know if I did I'd never forgive myself...especially if I was in this Nazi's position.Well yes, But forced or not in the end you do still have a choice. I'm not saying i'm perfect maybe i would have done the same even ( I feel a bit weird saying that )
But fear makes you do a lot of things you normally wouldn't do. But i guess i cannot help feeling that in the end it will always be up to you.
People who fell under Hitlers 'magic' voice, being encouraged to abuse minorities and raid there homes are much worse than some soldier who just did what he was told to avoid death, dishonor, and his own families death of course :P
“4chan once took on the FBI and won,” a Brony told the New York Observer, “so you might say that My Little Pony is more powerful than the FBI.” Sethisto
Instinct. Altruism is within us from our moment of conscious existence. Regardless of being raised as a sociopath or psychopath, everyone innately knows that massacring innocents is inherently evil and something that should never be done. He should answer for his crimes in an impartial court of justice. Go.
but for as far as i can say, i feel this way.
Hope that makes any sense
If the only responce you have to evil is 'someone else did evil stuff too!' then you need to go get educated on proper rebuttals.
Yes, and the US slaughtered the vast majority of the Native population as well. Does that excuse everyone else's murdering?
Get your fact straight, wars were different back then.
It's been 70 years now, and he wasn't a crucial part of it.
It would be crazy to pursue him.
All that's said and done, he was merely a guard. If he claims not to have killed anyone, fair enough - many soldiers kill and don't have to face any form of justice. I don't see him as having done anything wrong.
Oh, as for the whole SS thing. Do you think the recruitment posters mentioned the evil things they did? No. They were special forces, and it was seen as an honour to join them. Most SS would have been ignorant to what the rest of the organisation were up to. Its not as if he was even an officer.
on a more serious note, while I still think that some of the things they do actually help... they are ALWAYS in for themselves and their profit... that's how it has always been since the country was founded and that's how it'll always be...
OT... I really don't give a shit man... guy's 88 what the fuck... let the man die in peace... u had 60+years to punish him wtf were u waiting for ?
WWII is over last I checked. Let the man live out his last 1.5 years in peace.
If we're going to persecute guards of prison camps who didn't kill anyone, maybe we should start with the Americans who guarded the Japanese camps...
Let's see who the U.S.A. has liberated:
1. Nicaragua from the Sandinistas
7. Balkans in general.
8. Europe in WW1
9. Europe in WW2.
10. Pacific theater in WW2.
11. Attempted to liberate South Vietnam, partially succeeded militarily.
12. Attempted to liberate all of Korea, succeeded in liberating South Korea.
13. Liberated much of China from the Japanese.
14. Liberated Libya.
15. About to liberate Syria (probably.)
16. Liberated Sierra Leone.
17. Tore down apartheid in South Africa by supporting Nelson Mandela, and therefore deserve partial credit for liberating Africa.
18. Liberated Egypt by not propping up Hosni Mubarak.
19. Liberated East Timor from Indonesia with the Australians.
20. Liberated Cuba from the Spanish in the 19th century.
21. Liberated all of South America due to the implications of the Monroe Doctrine.
22. Liberated much of the world today due to the implications of the Truman/Eisenhower Doctrines.
23. Liberated North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Egypt) from the Nazi Afrika Korps.
There you go. 22+ incidents of liberation with over 100 countries/peoples affected. God Bless America.