Perhaps this footage will hit a bit closer to home for all Catholic priests, law officers, and civil servants, who are all hopefully considering their future in our rising health technocracy.
Here, the covert services of a protestant pastor are tracked by police helicopter, and he is finally arrested at his home, in front of his wife and children.
The officers’ response? “Just following orders.”
Note how the arrested man speaks as one with a better grasp on the true Church’s social doctrine than most priests in the pulpit these days, many of whom have been all too eager to turn their parishes into centers for training in stolid compliance rather than actual virtue, and administration of injected human experiments alongside (if not in place of) divine sacraments.
We’ve noted before how the whole thing looks rather religious. Fr. Dave Nix discusses this point with some insight on RTF here.
But viewing the arrest video, one can’t ignore a certain historical familiarity as well…
…Perhaps a bit of German comes to mind: Befehl ist Befehl.
The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules, but by people following the rules. It’s people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages.Bansky (attrib.)