'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
Can you please be more specific so as I can understand you better? Which country, with which people in power, at what time, is no longer in power now (they cannot be for 70 years has passed), hence this persecution of Nazies (hope you mean them?) did not took place before?
I remember one day, in the wee hours of the morning, that we had the Shellback ceremony on board the USS Camden. There was one kid, a wog (meaning, one who had never crossed the equator before) who was not well liked by the crew. He had been told to get up on a capstan and we activated it to where it turned round and round, and we shellbacks were in a circle around the capstan hitting his backside with our shillelaghs...and we did so for several minutes - we were getting to the point of cruelty. The Chief Master-at-Arms saw what was going on and stopped us and took him out of the ceremony and made sure he got credit for getting through the entire ceremony.
I look back on that day and - though I still support the Shellback ceremony - I see that we were flat wrong in what we did to that kid. But more to the issue, I'm normally a gentle person who eschews violence (I've thrown one punch since the 9th grade)...but I was drawn into what was going on - I found out that I, too, was susceptible to mob psychology...and to this day I'm honestly frightened by it, by the realization that I, too, can be part of a violent, malicious mob given the right circumstances.
So what happens if the cruelty of the mob is government-sanctioned? That's what was going on in those days. Those kids were made part of that mob, told that they must support that mob, told what to say, what to think, and when they did so, they were rewarded for it...
...and thus the mob rules. For this reason, I think the men - who were in those days just kids doing what to do, say, think - should be forgiven, and allowed to get on with what remains of their lives.
“To do evil, a human being must first of all believe that what he’s doing is good" - Solzhenitsyn
"...with the terrorists, you have to take out their families." - Donald Trump
I'm sorry, I can't rationalize charging someone with murder that had nothing to do with the murders.
A court decided that by being a worker at a concentration camp he was guilty of being an accessory to murder. This meant that courts did not have to prove active participation in killing to find a suspect guilty of murder, BBC Berlin correspondent Stephen Evans reports.
"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger
The tragedy is not that things are broken. The tragedy is that things are not mended again. - Alan Paton
Bach is the beginning and end of all music - Max Reger
It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It's us. Only us - Rorschach
It's not like people would turn themselves in when they remember these arrests that were made. What type of criminal would think "Oh, I'm going to turn myself in now because I don't want to risk that (less than) 1% chance of being found guilty 70 years later and having to serve my time during my final days with my withered body."?
It's easy enough to say you'd make like a superhero as you type away on your keyboard, free from any such threats. I believe that, given the option of saving your own skin along with that of your family's, or taking the life of a complete stranger, most of us would fold in a heartbeat. This is what happened in Germany. I daresay most of the German population were sickened at what they must have known was going on, but turned a blind eye for fear of reprisals. This is always the way of it. No one condones that ****, but everyone's intimidated. Disappearances, torture and murder were daily life. In that situation, the majority will always batten down the hatches and wait out the storm, until someone puts a stop to it. Or until such time as it goes on long enough to provoke revolt.
Delusions of playing Rambo are juvenile and, quite frankly, unconvincing.