Monday, April 06, 2009

Schindler's List of 801 found in Australia.

This is one of those stories that I have found touching. Unfortunately, a little detail popped out that made me wonder:

If Oskar Schindler had been living in the modern world, helping these refugees survive persecution by working in his munitions factory ... the likely outcome would be a tragedy.

The factory would be bombed to bits, the refugees killed and Schindler would be accused of using human shields. A chilling thought about the modern world ...

It would even be a realistic scenario too. Goodness knows the number of times troops have called down an artillery bombardment or air-strike on a civilian target just on "reasonable suspicion" that it was a threat. A munitions factory would not even warrant a second-thought.

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