Quotes Suitable for Framing: Judge Dan Haywood

Sunday, May 7, AD 2017

 

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!

Judge Dan Haywood: Herr Janning, it “came to that” the first time you sentenced a man to death you knew to be innocent.

Judgment at Nuremberg, (1961)

 

 

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), loosely based on the trial of German jurists after World War II, is a powerful film.  Burt Lancaster, an actor of the first calibre, gives the performance of his career as Ernst Janning.  The early portion of the movie makes clear that Ernst Janning is in many ways a good man.  Before the Nazis came to power Janning was a world respected German jurist.  After the Nazis came to power evidence is brought forward by his defense counsel that Janning attempted to help people persecuted by the Nazis, and that he even personally insulted Hitler on one occasion.  Janning obviously despises the Nazis and the other judges who are on trial with him.  At his trial he refuses to say a word in his defense.  He only testifies after being appalled by the tactics of his defense counsel.  His magnificent and unsparing testimony convicts him and all the other Germans who were good men and women, who knew better, and who failed to speak out or to act against the Nazis.  Janning’s testimony tells us that sins of omission can be as damning as sins of commission.  When he reveals that he sentenced a man to death he knew to be innocent because of pressure from the Nazi government, we can only agree with his bleak assessment that he reduced his life to excrement.  Yet we have to respect Janning.  It is a rare man who can so publicly take responsibility for his own evil acts.

Yet even this  respect is taken away from Janning in the final scene of the film where he attempts to justify himself to Judge Haywood, superbly portrayed by Spencer Tracy, by saying that he never believed that it would all come to the millions of  dead in the concentration camps.  Judge Haywood delivers his verdict on this attempt by Janning to save some shred of self-respect:  “Herr Janning, it came to that the first time you sentenced a man to death you knew to be innocent.”

 

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  • I wonder if Herr Janning feared that the final Judge to Whom he would be sent would give him the same verdict:

    “Herr Janning, it came to that the first time you sentenced a man to death you knew to be innocent.”

    Maybe he repented before departure.

  • Am I wrong to assume that a similar omission as to the absolute truth that children in the wombs of their mothers are indeed human beings and as such deserve the protection granted it by these United States, regardless of the blinded Justice’s who choose the way of Herr Janning….a death sentence for millions of Innocent’s?

    Talk about living in the past.

    Thanks you Nazis of today. War on women…B.S!

  • You are absolutely correct Philip, God help us all.

  • Watching this movie is truly an amazing experience. You can’t help but want to scream out that abortion is precisely the same evil as the genocide which is the subject of the film. The parallel is undeniable. As far as the movie itself, the acting is superb. The Courtroom scenes are really well done and there are moments during cross-examination that any lawyer would envy if it took place in their own career.

  • The first murder is the hardest. By numbers alone, we have murdered more than Hitler. God help us indeed. The opening march music is like many German marches, excellent. What a shame they are associated with such an evil regime. I refer to Wenn Wir Marscheiren, written by Weisse Wölfe in 1910, well before the Nazis

8 Responses to Quotes Suitable for Framing: Leviticus 19: 15

  • @1:56 “What difference does it make if a few political extremists lose their rights?” “What difference does it make if a few racial minorities lose their rights?” “Forward”
    “What difference does it make if Ambassador Christopher Stevens loses his life? The Progressives under Hillary Clinton: “It doesn’t matter now. What difference does it make?”

  • The Pope would agree with not honouring the countenance of the mighty if they are rich white conservative American capitalists, but if they are him (or even the elitist lily white rich liberals whose adoration he so craves), then that’s a horse of a different colour.
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    The Pope would disagree with not respecting the person of the poor so long as they are Hispanic or Muslim immigrants into America or Western Europe, but if they are white conservative farmers in the heartland who voted for Trump or white British factory workers who voted to exit the EU, then the Pope would agree – don’t respect them.
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    I hate liberalism. I truly do.

  • Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus: “I hate liberalism. I truly do.” All sane people agree with you.

  • As a Veteran, here is my answer, Hillary. It is a matter of Honor ! And Honor obviously cannot be taught in Ivy League Prep Schools !
    Timothy R.

  • Thank you for reminding us of that, Mary De Voe.
    Timothy R.

  • What a lesson in the lines by Lancaster– motivated by fear- of each other and selves “….the old old story of the sacrificial lamb.” “Hate and Power! “Take it!”
    but the lines about love of country are the false premise also used by EU.. and the globalists… that nationalism was somehow at fault–
    Maybe definitions are difficult between patriotism and nationalism..
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    Each one acted personally because they wanted to– or as Lancaster says- it is because “we didn’t want to know” the truth. People bought the lies of their elected leader which misconstrued what their beautiful national identity really was. A beautiful gifted people together- Jews and Gentiles who produced much good in this world– but led completely into evil by fear and self interest- not really national interest, not for love of Country, but each one in his own self interest and self protection. Remember that quote about not responding to defend various ones, until “they” came to get me. That is still a scary precipice for all of us today.
    I am so glad Mike Pence is V-P elect and there are good Catholic advisors to Trump to help keep religious liberty and the understanding about how to be truly a democracy as well as religious ( recents comments from Kerry about Israel)

  • Is it true that Pence is an ex-Catholic ? So sad. I wonder why.
    Timothy R.

  • When one of us is cut off from the Sacraments, which are the nourishment of the Soul, it is like the Anorexic who slowly starves herself to death. The prestigious doctors cannot give us an empirical diagnosis; but, it is there nevertheless. If it is someone you love, you can see it, in their eyes.
    Timothy R.

Video Clips Worth Watching: Ernst Janning Testifies

Friday, November 20, AD 2015

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!

Judge Dan Haywood: Herr Janning, it “came to that” the first time you sentenced a man to death you knew to be innocent.

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Start of a new series.  Burt Lancaster as German Judge Ernst Janning, Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), explains how going along with the Nazis made his life “excrement”.

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  • Great movie.

  • “Herr Janning, it ‘came to that’ the first time you sentenced a man to death you knew to be innocent.”
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    Pontius Pilate who decided the fate of Christ preceded Herr Janning. The SCOTUS Justices who decided the fate of unborn babies succeeded Herr Janning. I see no substantive change.

  • BTW, at one point in the video, Herr Janning said, “We must go forward!” Is that not the motto of the Obama Administration?

  • In 1933, just after the NSDAP seized power in Germany, Josef Pilsudski asked France, who then had the biggest army in Europe, to team up with Poland and get rid of the Nazis. Pilsudski told France to occupy the Rhineland, while the Poles would move in from the East. The Nazi government, without significant military strength, would be forced from power.

    France refused. An opportunity to stop the Nazis was lost.
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  • Great movie. We lose our way at first making excuses and rationalizing until it then becomes too late.

Ghouls for Profit

Friday, July 17, AD 2015

 

Christopher Johnson, a non-Catholic who has taken up the cudgels so frequently for the Church that I have named him Defender of the Faith, in a post entitled appropriately EINSATZGRUPPEN, looks at the revelation that Planned Parenthood is making money off the corpses of some of the babies they murder:

Initially, I wasn’t particularly shocked by this story:

An undercover video shot last summer by a new pro-life organization called Center for Medical Progress purports to show the chief medical officer of Planned Parenthood of America talking on camera about how to abort a child intact so the child’s body parts can be transferred for medical and scientific research.

The video was shot by a team led by David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress posing as representatives of a start up biotech firm in the business of buying fetal body parts for medical and scientific research. Daleiden told Breitbart News, “It as remarkably easy to make contact with Planned Parenthood” to discuss procurement of fetal tissue.

I mean, it’s Murder, Inc., it’s what they do.  But the truly scary thing about this story is that the more you think about it and the deeper you dig, the more horrifying this all eventually becomes.  Satan, and I’m not being at all figurative here, is in the details.  Like these.

The video purports to show, between bites of lunch and sips of wine, Dr. Deborah Nucatola saying, “A lot of people want intact hearts these days, because they are looking for specific nodes.”

She adds: “Yesterday was the first time she said people wanted lungs. And then, like I said, always as many intact livers as possible. People just want…some people want lower extremities, too. I mean that’s easy. I don’t know what they’re doing with it, I guess they want muscle.”

Or these.

[Nucatola] talks about pricing. “You know, I would throw a number out, and I would say it’s probably anywhere from $30 to $100 [per specimen] depending on the facility and what’s involved.”

In the video, Nucatola goes into great detail about ordering specific body parts and how the abortionist goes about ensuring those parts are not damaged in the abortion. She says the abortionist uses “ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps.”

And then she talks about the baby’s head. “The kind of rate-limiting step is procedure is calvarium.

Know what a calvarium is?  There should be one on top of your neck.

Calvarium — the head — is basically the biggest part. Most of the other stuff can come out intact.”

Nucatola says the doctor has to be “just kind of cognizant of where you put your graspers, you try to intentionally go above and below the thorax, so that, you know, we’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m going to basically crush below, and I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”

Nucatola explains how the position of the baby can be changed so that she can be extracted up to the head and then collapse the head so that all the other body parts can be extracted without damage.

Think about that for a second.  The “chief medical officer” of Murder, Inc. doesn’t want it’s accredited teppanyaki chefs to go in there and just start indiscriminately slicing and dicing.  MI has a bottom line to think about.

They’re harvesting them.  The bastards are harvesting them.

But they’re “harvesting them” for medical research.  They’re trying to save lives.

So?

Oh, come on now, Johnson.  You’ve just been diagnosed with some kind of terminal illness; the doctors tell you that you have 3 to 5 years left.  Optimistically.

But there’s this treatment deriving from the research on or the direct use of fetal tissue that could extend your life be decades or even cure you.  Are you seriously claiming that you would refuse such treatment if you knew where it came from?

Yeah, pretty much.  Prolonging my existence is not a high, personal priority right now.  And if it necessitates killing other human beings, it’s far too high a price to pay anyway.

Will this story have legs?  The Washington Post has picked it up so we’ll see.

 

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  • “When the time comes, as it surely will, when we face that awesome moment, the final judgment, I’ve often thought, as Fulton Sheen wrote, that it is a terrible moment of loneliness. You have no advocates, you are there alone standing before God — and a terror will rip your soul like nothing you can imagine. But I really think that those in the pro-life movement will not be alone. I think there’ll be a chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world — and they will plead for everyone who has been in this movement. They will say to God, ‘Spare him, because he loved us!'”

    Congressman Henry Hyde

  • Cthemfly25

    Another advocate… Jesus himself. When you gave testimony on my behalf while you were on earth. Now I will give testimony on your behalf before my Father. (Poorly remembered).

    One more for pro-life warriors; “Here is my servant whom I have chosen, my loved one in whom I delight. I will endow him with my Spirit and he will proclaim justice.”. Matthew 12:18.

    Let us serve Him in serving the poorest… the unborn. Talk about Social Justice issues.

  • As far as I know, even Mengele didn’t sell the body parts of precious humans, at least before he fled to (where else?) Argentina to become (what else?) an abortionist….

  • This national outrage happens because millions of catholic Liberals (peace and justice!) vote democrat. This includes so-called catholic pundits who never write about 50 millions of unborn baby murders, but spill oceans of ink and massed gigabytes on dishonest, uncharitable detractions against good people falsely based on Abu Graibh!, AGW!!, guns!!!, illegal invaders!!!!, water-boarding!!!!.
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    Repent. Vote pro-life (neither Dem or GOP). It may not be too late.
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    “Whatsoever you do to the least of my brethren . . . ”
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  • 40+ years of this garbage, and it’s still legal.

    I’m not surprised. At all. there was the ghoul in Philadelphia who was murdering babies born alive, and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review – the libertarian paper owned by the late Richard Mellon Scaife – a HUGE Planned Parenthood supporter – had to spin the story to show support for abortion.

    Scaife ran a front page editorial saying “Don’t defund Planned Parenthood.” Scaife was a hypocrite. Scaife hated it when owners of pro sports teams asked for money to build ballparks, etc. but when it was Scaife’s pet issue – abortion – he wanted government money to fund it.

    The elites have always been comfortable with abortion. It kills off the potential rif raf. This is why people as different as Ted Kennedy and Barry Goldwater supported abortion.

    Notice the silence from the USCCB.

  • Synonymous; liberial / hypocrite
    Painting with a wide nozzle you say…?
    Damn right!
    They have earned it!

  • There is no substantive difference between a liberal progressive Democrat who supports Planned Parenthood and a radical Islamic Jihadist terrorist.

  • “There is no substantive difference between a liberal progressive Democrat who supports Planned Parenthood and a radical Islamic Jihadist terrorist.”

    Well Paul, a wee bit perhaps. One dies for being out of their club, the others, just for daring to be.

  • I stand corrected, Don L.

  • Gentlemen, just to clarify, Scaife was no liberal. He was a libertarian and an abortionist and a homosexualist. I canceled my paper subscription after that front page editorial.

    Many of us grew up with a big Sunday morning paper. I haven’t bought one in years.

  • But there’s this treatment deriving from the research on or the direct use of fetal tissue that could extend your life be decades or even cure you. Are you seriously claiming that you would refuse such treatment if you knew where it came from?
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    I know I’ve mentioned before, my mom is a breast cancer survivor.
    Back before I was married, I had an argument with someone who knew she was still being treated for it– the topic was the “miracle” if fetal stem cells.
    That person, for motives that are not clearly manipulative, asked roughly the same thing about my mom.
    Being me, I asked her.
    Answer?
    There’s no disease she could possibly have that would make it alright to chop up babies.

  • Penguins Fan– sounds like a “only consequences I choose” libertarian, AKA “Liberal-tarian.”
    Babies resulting from sex would interfere with the “freedom”to choose whatever they wanted, so the babies must not be “really” there until some later point.
    I’m easily annoyed by libertarian theories*, but the ones that deny responsibility to even consider unintended but direct results are probably the most outrageous.
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    *excessive idealism, especially if the theories ignore important variables

  • During the second or third time I watched the video of Dr. Nucatola describing the ghoulish business of Planned Parenthood, the lampshade making of the Nazis came to mind.

  • Foxfier.

    Similarly my sister in law, who is battling MS, was devastated when George Bush Jr. placed a cease order on frozen embryo’s to be used for research on a possible cure for MS.

    When I carefully tried to support the former Presidents position I was shot at with a barrage of “Christian insult’s,” which I was ready for. There family, and she is steadily loosing ambulatory function. I understand their frustration, and tried to call them to look at human tissue research, primarily post birth tissues, which at the time was showing great potential.

    We try as best we can to have them reason as your beautiful mom reasoned. Not everyone can look at the sacredness of life in the same light.

  • I once chanced on an article by Sir Dugald Baird, written when he was the Regius Professor of Midwifery at the University of Glasgow. He went on to become the President of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

    “In India, though Nehru (Times, 11th December 1963) and his Government recognized the dangers of population increase and supported a policy of birth control, in practice in the second five-year plan for India only $10 million was allocated for population control as against $14 million for malaria control, a measure which, by lowering death rates quickly, could further aggravate the population crisis and reduce the standard of living, in that more capital, skills, and experience are absorbed in looking after children and young people and less is available for industrial development.”

    Why, I wondered, did a person holding such views not only choose medicine as a profession, but midwifery as his specialty.

    Needless to say, he was a strong supporter of the 1967 Abortion Act.

  • A slip of the pen – He was Regius Professor of Medecine at the University of Aberdeen, not Glasgow.

  • Third time lucky – Regius Professor of Midwifery at the University of Aberdeen from 1937 to 1965.

    He was granted the Freedom of the City and The Dugald Baird Centre for Research on Women’s Health at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital is named in his honour

  • Sorry I have to disagree, PWP.
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    “There is no substantive difference between a liberal progressive Democrat who supports Planned Parenthood and a radical Islamic Jihadist terrorist.”
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    There are two massive differences: 1. a liberal helps kill 1,500,000 unborn Americans each year; a hadji get fewer than 20. 2. A liberals is a real threat to our country and our way of life. Hadji not so much.
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    Make the World a better place [fill-in-the-blank] a liberal in the face.
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  • “But there’s this treatment deriving from the research on or the direct use of fetal tissue that could extend your life be decades or even cure you. Are you seriously claiming that you would refuse such treatment if you knew where it came from?”

    Goodness, that was covered on day one, two and three of catechism class in the 1940s. We may do (or assist or enable) no evil–no matter how good the result.

    Frankly, entering my ninth decade of life, in fairly good health and looking at the way this world has been wilfully and radically corrupted (especially inside the Church) I would refuse any miracle science that promised to extend my life substantially.
    Getting old with a strong faith is sufficient for me.

  • thanks to Christopher Johnson and Donald McClarey for making it all so explicit , including the Nuremberg historical evidence.
    I understand there are homeschoolers who use this blog . The education of many young voters has been lacking, especially on the history of the 20th century. In order for there to be real cultural re-formation in this country, we have to educate the young. They are not aware of the what has happened under nazism, communism or islam. We can go on very long with our voting public so undereducated. I think the internet and these kinds of blog post ( also “educate the pope” post) are a great boon.

  • sorry- can NOT go on very long (under-educated)
    We also could use some emphasis on the good done by Catholicism and by America.

  • I understand there are homeschoolers who use this blog .

    Yo. *waves*
    Although the use is quite indirect so far– the reading level here is a bit beyond the “still impressed by reading street signs” level. 😉
    Jimmy Akin’s blog, and ones like it, were my introduction to there being anything substantive to learn about Catholicism– and resources to learn it.
    I view commenting and writing to be paying it forward– if I can get just one other person to see some of the “oh, that is cool… response that I did, or even just help others and get the result….

  • To T Shaw,
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    You’re late in correcting me. Don L already beat you to the punch. 😉

  • Atheism imposed by the government. The denial that the human being is simultaneously imbued with a rational, immortal human soul with sovereign personhood at creation and procreation. A person who can and does love God by his very existence must be acknowledged as a human person by all men created equal and acknowledged by the Court. To love God and one’s neighbor as oneself, one must acknowledge the humanity of the neighbor. Atheism imposed by the government. “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these rights are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” George Washington’s constitutional posterity is being aborted and used for cosmetics, research and sold for body parts. I saw the catalogue and prices. The National Catholic Register did an article on this catalogue almost two decades ago. It is in their archives. I may try to find it. It is on my hard drive.

  • Abby Johnson also witnessed this happening . There are persons now denying that this is happening.

  • I await a calling down from Rome (a Michael Voris metaphor) chastising PP for making a profit.

  • Waiting to hear from the Pope about this as well as gay marriage legalization. He has opinions on everything else.

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Obama Forward!

Sunday, September 30, AD 2012

For only $25.00 you too can have from the official Obama campaign store a portrait of Fearless Leader with his campaign slogan Forward!   Sheesh!  If the Obama campaign must steal  a Nazi slogan, the least they could do is come up with an updated version of the old Hitler Jugend Vorwarts! Vorwarts!

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  • Likely Das Obama stole it from Chairman Mao.

    “Most characteristic of this preaching [of the Great Leap Forward] was its utopianism, the promise of a bright future just in the offing, “three years of suffering leading to a thousand years of happiness.” — Franz Schurmann writing in Ideology and Organization in Communist China

    The parallels don’t end with “Vorwart!”, N.B., “three years of suffering leading to a thousand years of happiness.”

    Reality: three years and nine months of misery leading to far more misery.

  • Oh my goodness, coming from a country dealing with socialism propaganda, that poster really freaks me out. May Our Lady help us.

  • The eagle, the creature of St. John the Evangelist and the symbol for the swiftness of Divine Justice flies over the youth core in Hitler’s film. The blood of innocence flows in the O of “forward”. The red ink of debt to fund vice and murder flows in the O of “forward”. Into the red ink of debt and the blood of innocence, the world, led by Obama, sinks into the abyss of the O of forward as Donald McClarey says. The blind leading the blind, both fall into the pit. Obama is not sustained by virtue, nor by angelic love for God, nor by moral compassion, nor by innocence, nor by truth, nor by God. God is removed from our culture. Obama commands the forward removal of God, into the Red Sea of debt and innocent blood.

  • Unfortunately, both Der Fuehrer and Derbama stole the slogan from Wisconsin, my home state. Rumor has it there are petitions floating to rescind the Badger State’s. But that would be only to cave. We won’t.

  • FORWARD TO WISCONSIN needs to be flaunted

  • 1st John 2:18-19

    18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. 19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.

    Many Antichrists: Robespierre, Napolean, Calles, Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Obama, etc. Nebuchdnezzer was made to eat grass on all fours like an ox for arrogance such as this. It’s all in Daniel chapter 4.