Adolf Eichmann, the organizer of the Holocaust, said in a 1962 letter that he and other low-level officers were “forced to function as mere instruments” in an effort to shift blame for the murder of millions of Jews to his superiors.
The “simply following instructions” defense, made famous in the Nuremberg trials following World War II, was prominently used in Eichmann’s court proceedings and has since come to be used wherever the government has committed heinous conduct.
According to NPR, cognitive neuroscientist Patrick Haggard, who co-authored the study and works at University College London, “In particular, acting under orders caused participants to perceive a distance from outcomes that they themselves caused.”
When NPR covered the story of the phrase’s origins in 2016, they stated, “In other words, people actually feel disconnected from their actions when they comply with orders, even though they’re the ones committing the act.”
War Room host Steve Bannon brought up the FBI’s alleged abuse of Americans before asserting that they were ‘just following orders’ when discussing the seizure of Mike Lindell’s phone.
When Lindell pulled into a Hardee’s drive-thru in Mankato on Tuesday night, he recalled to the Star Tribune, a group of federal officials surrounded him and took his cellphone.
“A car pulled perpendicular in front of me. Another one to my right. Another one came up behind me, all different kinds of cars,” said Lindell. I opened the door, I said ‘Who are you people?’ And they said, ‘We’re the FBI.’ ”
According to The Star Tribune, “He said authorities questioned him about Dominion Voting Systems and a Colorado clerk who has been charged in what prosecutors are calling a “deceptive scheme” to breach voting system technology used nationwide.”
Lindell has asserted again and time again that Dominion rigged its voting equipment in the 2020 election to unjustly give President Joe Biden more votes than former President Donald Trump.
When Lindell went on Bannon’s War Room show to give him the details, he received an unexpected answer that the liberal media went crazy over.
“Bannon Threatens FBI Agents: Claiming ‘Just Doing Our Jobs’ Won’t ‘Save You.’ Former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon interviewed Mike Lindell on his WarRoom podcast Wednesday, the day after Lindell had his phone seized by the FBI.” That is what Mediate stated, oblivious to the FBI’s operations against Lindell.
According to the site,“In the lengthy interview, Bannon made clear he has no love for the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the law enforcement officers who currently work there — unless they turn on the bureau and become whistleblowers,”
“I told the FBI guys, Steve, I told the FBI guys. I said, you guys are going to be on my 6 o’clock show on frank speech. And they said this corrupt investigation, whatever you’re trying to do, and they go, Mike, ‘we’re just doing our jobs.’”
“I said, Yeah. I said, the corruption goes back to our government,” Lindell continued, “Hold on, hold on, hold on. Stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop.”
“I want all the FBI people out there. We got whistleblowers all over the place,” Bannon continued, referring to the “Just following orders” claim:
That phrase is not going to save you. That’s what the Waffen SS said. That’s what the Gestapo said to save themselves after 1945, when we won.
We don’t want to hear you just doing your job, okay? You know what you’re doing. And it’s time now for you to come forward and be a whistleblower.
“There are dozens and dozens and dozens of whistleblowers coming from DOJ and FBI. You better be part of it. The excuse I’m just doing my job will not hack it anymore. Okay? I don’t want to hear that. That’s more whining. That’s whining,” Bannon continued. He is currently on trial for contempt of Congress and scamming donors to his southern border wall organization.
“Mike Lindell. So tell me, Lindell. Here’s the question. What are you going to do about it? What are you going to do about this?” Bannon enquired.
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Eichmann died on May 31, 1962, in Tel Aviv, Israel, being a German high official who was hanged by the State of Israel for his part in the Holocaust, the Nazi extermination of Jews during World War II.
During World War I, Eichmann’s family moved from Germany to Linz, Austria. His pre-Nazi life was rather ordinary. He worked as a traveling salesman in Oberösterreich (Upper Austria) for an oil company but lost his job during the Great Depression.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Eichmann joined the Nazi Party in April 1932 in Linz and rose through the party hierarchy. In November 1932 he became a member of Heinrich Himmler’s SS, the Nazi paramilitary corps, and, on leaving Linz in 1933, he joined the terrorist school of the Austrian Legion at Lechfeld, Germany.CONTINUE READING…