If not, Germany would have looked at all the positives and negatives of sinking the Lusitania, and would have realized the cons outweighed the pros in this situation. The Germans, though sure of the presence of weapons onboard, did not consider all the possible repercussions of sinking the Lusitania. They knew the ship held weapons, and, instinctively, any enemy will fight their enemy to prevent them from gaining an advantage. So, the Germans sunk the Lusitania because of their knowledge that the ship contained munitions
Milgram begins by stating, “for many people, obedience is a deeply ingrained behavior tendency, indeed a potent impulse overriding training in ethics, sympathy, and moral conduct” (WRAC 78). By this, Milgram implies that disobedience does not come naturally to humans because we yearn to satisfy the social balance. Due to mankind’s’ desire to obey, when one is commanded to kill the “enemy,” the troops involved in the My Lai Massacre did so with no questions asked. Erich Fromm supports Milgram’s belief of human’s need for obedience by claiming that, “My obedience makes me part of the power I worship, and hence I feel strong” (WRAC 127). Fromm is establishing that authorities need the affirmation to their actions, therefore creating a sense of self worth and accomplishment.
By no means did he have to continue but because the authority figure told him to, he did. Obedience of authority is simply people in charge telling others what to do and them doing it. This has been ongoing for years, and especially apparent in World War II with Hitler demanding the Nazis and death camps to kill all of the Jews. Even with famous history, it is still said that people will not obey authority if doing so with affect negatively another person like with injury. Milgram’s experiments proved otherwise.
In addition, in Milgram’s theory of obedience, he uses “teachers,” which are the “subject” to authority. Milgram also uses “learners,” which are the students that are part of the act, and “authority,” which is the authority figure to the “ teacher” to help find the conditions of the overall effect on obedience in Milgram’s experiment. In Milgram’s Obedience to authority experiment a major cause is by the authority’s attire. Mr. Williams is the authority figure used in Milgram’s experiments. In addition, to Milgram’s experiment using Mr. William as the authority agent, he also uses “subjects” to form obedience also , “inside you will met a young
The Nazi regime became more repressive, however, some experts in the US questioned the scientific basis for eugenics. There was an important 1936 report by the American Neurological Association that undercut its scientific legitimacy. The Nazi responded by telling the US, “You do this too, you were the eugenic leader and, by the way, you have lynching, racial segregation.” That accusation became anathema by the 1940’s. The Nazi doctors performed and developed experiments initially because they wanted to try and improve the survival of people, which is ethical. The unethical part is how they determined who would be utilized to carry out the experiments.
While many people may have thought that this film was just a beautiful love story between Rick and Ilsa, most did not know that its true meaning was much more significant than that. This was an early war film released in 1942 when citizens all over Europe were fleeing from the Nazis. At this time, most Americans were not too excited about the idea of entering the war to help the fight against the Nazis. Hollywood noticed this and they ended up making Casablanca, which was a pro-interventionist film to try and get Americans to support the war. Throughout this paper I will explain how Casablanca was a pro-interventionist film and how its main character, American nightclub owner Rick, changed his ways.
* This suggests that while the deprivation model may be applicable to prison environments, it may not be relevant to violence within psychiatric institutions. * Massacres are often a form of institutional aggression often committed during wartime, such as the massacres of Jews during World War II. * Milgram argues that this happens due to the situational pressures of war, which causes soldiers to obey their leaders. * This can be demonstrated by the fact that in the Holocaust, many soldiers claimed that they were simply following their superiors' orders. * Goldhagen argues that the Holocaust was not due to obedience, but due to the anti-Semitism which was prevalent at that
The government’s purpose was to inform the citizens of Britain of the options that they had. They had many reasons to be honest about the information in the pamphlet because the lives of many innocent people were on the line. The pamphlet can be compared to a promise to the people. This information was recorded during World War II but before the German air strikes. This document helped right history because it was developed during a major war in world history.
They were ‘middle-aged family men of the working-class”(1), implying that they had been exposed to alternative worldviews because they had been socialized before the Nazis came to power and as the working-class, were one of the groups least inclined to support the Nazis. They were “metropolitan police of Hamburg”(169), a group not known for violence nor support of the Nazis. And finally, being metropolitan police, they were not trained mass killers, but rather, had been selected because they tried to “avoid being drafted”(170). Thus, the “ordinary” composition of both groups makes the linking of these case studies
For Hitler, he believed that even though he was to die eventually, this concept could help keep his ideals alive forever. The concept was worth investing into. All Jewish teachers were fired and banned from teaching. Teachers were to be “reeducated” first: anyone who didn’t support Hitler and his ideals were fired and replaced with other teachers who did (NAZI). “The Educational Principles of the New Germany” (Hitler’s name for the new set of rules) states the four main points of the curriculum in German schools: Race, Leadership, Religion and Military Training (National).