Pres. Obama’s attack on the Catholic Church – and the lead up to this attack, namely, a certain naivte on the part of the US Bishops during the prelude to Obamacare – I was reminded of the scene in the movie The Cardinal when Card. Innitzer of Vienna reassures Archbp. Fermoyle that he has assurances from the Fuehrer that the Church will be treated well with the Anschluss. Another reader here thought of the same thing and posted a comment elsewhere even as I was preparing to post the video clip.
Yah yah… I know about Godwin’s Law. That is not the point. In another entry I used the analogy of Shakespeare’s Richard III.
The point is that some people are suckers. After they cede everything, for their reward, they get their throats cut. I am sure you can come up with your own cinematographic examples. One comes to mind: Bridge on the River Kwai.