Salute! looks like it to me…. 20 April 2008Posted by marisacat in 2008 Election, Abortion Rights, Culture of Death, DC Politics, Europe, Germany, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Italy, Sex / Reproductive Health.
Priests giving the Hitler salute
Priests giving the Hitler salute at a Catholic youth rally in the Berlin-Neukolln stadium in August 1933. (Source: A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen)
The photos are from an interesting site, colleen sent me the link months ago, saying I might find the photos useful. Seems appropriate now…
The Concordat between the Vatican and the Nazis
Cardinal Secretary of State, Eugenio Pacelli (later to become Pope Pius XII) signs the Concordat between Nazi Germany and the Vatican at a formal ceremony in Rome on 20 July 1933. Nazi Vice-Chancellor Franz von Papen sits at the left, Pacelli in the middle, and the Rudolf Buttmann sits at the right.
The Concordat effectively legitimized Hitler and the Nazi government to the eyes of Catholicism, Christianity, and the world. The full text of the concordat appears on the Concordat Watch website. (click here to see the text).
Here is a nice little tidbit from the Concordat Watch link above:
“Concordats”, Catholic Encyclopaedia, 1913:
“…It were to be desired that the Church should never need concordats, and should always find in civil rulers devoted children….”
UPDATE, 1:47 pm
The comment from JJB that languished in Spam for about 3 hours (very sorry!):
Well, this is certainly interesting. Alexander Cockburn is publishing an article by Doug Valentine in the Counterpunch newsletter that claims John McCain was a collaborator during his incarceration in North Vietnam. There is a short excerpt available online:
McCain had a unique POW experience. Initially, he was taken to the infamous Hanoi Hilton prison camp, where he was interrogated. By McCain’s own account, after three or four days he cracked. He promised his Vietnamese captors, “I’ll give you military information if you will take me to the hospital …
His Vietnamese captors soon realized their POW, John Sidney McCain III, came from a well-bred line in the American military elite. . .The Vietnamese realized, this poor stooge has propaganda value. The admiral’s boy was used to special treatment, and his captors knew that. They were working him.
. . .two weeks into his stay at the Vietnamese hospital, the Hanoi press began quoting him. It was not ‘name rank and serial number, or kill me’. as specified by the military code of conduct. McCain divulged specific military information: he gave the name of the aircraft carrier on which he was based, the number of U.S. pilots that had been lost, the number of aircraft in his flight formation, as well as information about the location of rescue ships.
Somehow, I don’t think he’ll be asked about this by Russert Potato Head on Press the Meet, or by Tweety Blueballs.
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