Obedience, for obedience’s sake

“You could have obeyed me!”
“But Captain, to obey, just like that, for obedience’s sake… without questioning… That’s something only people like you do.”
Vidal and the Doctor in “Pan’s Labyrinth”

I really like “Pan’s Labyrinth”, despite not wanting to watch it again. It’s just one of those movies that are … classic. They convey a … a rather hard message, and do it well. The movie plays “in Spain during the summer of 1944, five years after the Spanish Civil War, during the early Francoist period” (WP:EN).

And there is one (well, actually lots of, but for this posting one) scene that is really … striking. It’s when Dr. Ferreiro kills a prisoner (due to the prisoner’s on wish) and replies to the Francoist Captain with the words shown above.

As shown in this scene (translations vary):

Probably one of the best replies to obedience for obedience sake. Just see it as something other people would do.

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