Are these pictures disturbing?
After years on the internet, can pictures like these still deeply disturb us?
1, 4, and 5 are quite disturbing.
You were warned.
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These images are hard to believe. How do we forget how horrible it was? How could we as humans permit this genocide? I believe it is command. When we are told to do something, whether or not we really want to, we consider it. And when force is applied, we feel somewhat obligated.
I will try to find the link to a psycological project I once stumbled upon. What happened is a man asked various random persons, one at a time, to assist him in an 'experiment'. The individual was sat in a room with some sort of conductor in front of him. He was instructed to progressively flip switches of higher magnitude periodically as shock waves from the 'conductor' would shock a separate volunteer in another room. The separate volunteer was not actually getting shocked, but instead was apart of the test on the initial volunteer as an actor. He would simply sound as though he was being shocked. The volunteer could only hear the actor. Despite the eventual percieved death of the shock victim, the majority of volunteers continued to flip the switches. Some would pause, but then continued when told to proceed.
That famous electric shock experiment was conducted by the psychologist, Stanley Milgram a half-century ago.
In a new study, most people willingly pulled a lever to deliver pain to others when instructed to do so, showing that little has changed in all these years.
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Yes. It is hard to see the acts humans are able to do to each other. Especially to civilians. I will never understand how people are able to do things yet be normal about it we live in a protected, prosperous society. It was during a time when frustration and anger was high and directed in a way which caused these sorts of things.
But todays pictures are painted differently.
Let us not forget the thousands of africans who die of starvation so that americans can die of obesity.
Well yes, the pictures are disturbing. Just as disturbing is the illegal invasion of Iraq and all the resulting deaths. Let me explain the link that ties these two seemingly different events.
The Nuremberg trials prosecuted prominent members of Germany's political, military, and economic leadership. Most folks think the trials were just about the crimes against humanity that your photos depict.
However, the indictments were for:
1. Participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of a crime against peace, which is "planning, preparation, initiation, or waging of wars of aggression."
2. Planning, initiating and waging wars of aggression and other crimes against peace, specifically, the unwarranted invasion of its European neighbors.
3. War crimes (limited to atrocities against combatants or conventional crimes committed by military units)
4. Crimes against humanity, the major crime being the Holocaust. The 5-6 million Jews that died were but a part of the at least 10 million, and perhaps over 20 million innocent non-combatants systematically murdered by the Nazi regime.
Convicted of these crimes, 12 defendants were sentenced to death by hanging.
Please note that two of the indictments were for the Nazi wars of aggression. The chief American prosecutor, Robert H. Jackson, stated: "To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole".
This same man, Robert H. Jackson, judged the Invasion of Iraq by George W. Bush was a war of aggression.
We still await the hanging of Bush and his gang for this "supreme international crime."
the truth is thousands of people die everyday. These people are no different from the rest. Death is a natural process that you shouldn't be disgusted at. Death is the reason why this earth isn't polluted with 100 billion humans. Did those people deserve to die? No, but what is done is done. You shouldn't dwell on past actions and worry about the present. You have never even met those people, so why should you care that they died?