Monday, March 14, 2011
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
This was a very moving story of how Sophie Scholl was caught in Germany, and then her trial and execution…. along with her brother’s execution and their friend’s execution.
At her trial, Sophie said that what Germany wants is God, conscience and empathy. Her father burst into the court room and said as he was being taken out: There is a higher justice. Sophie also said that one day, those judging her would one day be on trial themselves.
The entire time I was watching this movie, I was thinking of Bradley Manning. Sophie was trying to get the truth out to the German people and to shorten the war and expose the war crimes. Bradley Manning is alleged to have done the same thing. The WikiLeaks video and papers did not tell anything new to the Iraqi people – they had lived that nightmare. And most of the rest of the world knew what was going on also. It is the American people who did not know what our troops were being required to do while in Iraq and Afghanistan.
I also watched the movie In The Valley of Elah recently. That tells what happens to US troops returning from the battlefield – and it is an ugly tale to tell.
Photo is of white roses, taken by me last November. It is in honor of the White Rose Society.
Posted by Dancewater at 7:47 AM