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Sunday, July 24, 2011

3.11 Miscellaneous Thoughts - We are all the Eichmann

Hannah Arendt, the political philosopher who defected to America from Nazi Germany, abd sit in the Eichmann trial, wrote that the following things.

Below, quoted from Stuart Hughes 'The Sea Change' (Harper & Row, pulished 1975) .

"Eichmann and his colleagues made a bizarre inversion of qualms. They could overcome the feeling pity for the physical pain by changing direction of the feeling toward around.

Instead of saying "I wonder what it was terrible that I did those people," they said, "in order to carry out the mission, and terrible things I had to see.

Eichmann, but only occasionally witnessed the atrocities, he certainly was touched to witness. but he didn't show - - like many others who also - instead of showing the normal reaction of pity, the pity is deserved, because of the extraordinary liability, but rather those who have such a position and that's got to convince himself. "

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant installed in the first place of this, many errors occurred in the past and is "carried out atrocities," instead of, as a result, "nothing done in order to avoid cruelty and not taken "in that, is different.

Bizarre inversion of such qualms, in a bureaucracy where responsibility disappears in the hierarchy is possible to happen to everyone.



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