Secular Discalced Carmelite - not there yet but I'm trying
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
This is what we stand for: justice, truth, and the value of a single human being.
Went to see a great film last night, Judgment at Nuremberg. Some great performances, from Spencer Tracy, Montgomery Clift, Judy Garland and many others. It's about one of the later trials, after the leading Nazis were convicted and executed. It was a trial of judges, of men who allowed themselves, or chose, to deny the natural law and their own humanity, in passing judgments against entirely innocent people. Some day I hope to see some of our own supreme court tried in a similar way. Until then watch this scene below, the delivery of the judgment, not just of the four men, but of all those Germans who contributed to and supported the Nazi regime, by cooperation, by silence, by cowardice. Watch it and ask yourselves how we can allow one innocent unborn child to be destroyed.
HAYWOOD: Before the people of the world, let it now be noted that here in our decision, this is what we stand for: justice, truth, and the value of a single human being.
ERNST JANNING: Judge Haywood... the reason I asked you to come: Those people, those millions of people... I never knew it would come to that. You must believe it, you must believe it!
HAYWOOD: Herr Janning, it "came to that" the first time you sentenced a man to death you knew to be innocent.
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