Just re-watched Schindler's List, and damn i am emotionally drained by it. Really gets at ne.
Just makes me wonder why does genocide happen? I read and watch debates on this, but im curious as to what you think. In your opinion now
Most Helpful Girl
Well I'm sure you're familiar with the Milgrim Experiments so there's one theory. That we are all just following orders. There was a movie recently put out about the Milgrim Experiments with Winona Ryder.
but we don't have to look that far to see how something like this gets started and plays out. We have our very own demagogue fascists who proudly associates himself with the likes of Musilini and Hitler. Who exploited the Paris Attacks for his own victory. I'm not going to say Trump is on his way to lead genocide or open internment camps but as he says, he could shoot someone on the streets in New York and people would still love him and do what he says.
I'm saying if indeed his agenda was to imprison every Muslim in America or worse he could do it. The only thing that might stand in his way is the Supreme Court but they wouldn't. They wouldn't allow themselves to end up in a situation of having to hear a case on it. They would stay out of it and the American people half would cheer and cry for more blood and the others would just quietly do nothing because they know they could be next.
Genocide is unfortunately far too common and something we as humans are easily exploited into by leaders who create a U. S. Versus them scape goat type mentality amongst it's people.
The one thing the Milgrim experiments did get right is that it showed us it isn't that one group of people, the Germans for instance, aren't particularly more violent or sad fistic than any other. We all of an innate predisposition that makes us weak to falling for such group think.
I mean I used to get really upset when black people wanted to hold down the gays and be prejudiced against them because you think of all people a group that has similarly held down would see it was wrong. I get equally upset with Israel's mistreatment of the Palestinians and apartheid state they've created because how can one group of people that just went through this kind of suffering turn around and do the same thing to another group?
But I don't let it bother me as much anymore as I realize it is something all humans uniformly will fall victim to if you can't see through the fog. That doesn't mean I quit advocating for change. I just don't blame the oppressor as much and focus more on the solution.1
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Most Helpful Guy
Well I didn't watch schindlers list so. . . what happens now. . . ?
Anyway I think its really simple, not knowing one another. You wouldn't really kill someone you know but would you kill a stranger? After all they don't mean anything to you and there is a tag on to the "just following orders"/"just doing my job"
I think this poem sums it up:
Thomas Hardy - The man he killed
Had he and I but met
By some old ancient inn,
We should have sat us down to wet
Right many a nipperkin!
But ranged as infantry,
And staring face to face,
I shot at him as he at me,
And killed him in his place.
I shot him dead because —
Because he was my foe,
Just so: my foe of course he was;
That's clear enough; although
He thought he'd 'list, perhaps,
Off-hand like — just as I —
Was out of work — had sold his traps —
No other reason why.
Yes; quaint and curious war is!
You shoot a fellow down
You'd treat if met where any bar is,
Or help to half-a-crown
The ingredients for genocide are simple, add in a bit of propaganda, a sprinkle of social engineering, take out the alternate viewpoints before they get too hot. Then leave it to boil. Things can more or less happen on their own but as I say don't blame the sheep, blame the shepard
People can be lead to do almost anythin' you want them to do