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Here is my comment going to letters to the editor; regarding “Bystanders” a short story by Steven Heighton. (Just have word that this will be published in next issue its out now May10 2010 great article on hockey by MacFarland)
In response to Steven Heighton’s Short Fiction “Bystanders”
A similar event largely unreported, occurred in Fall 2006 on the Tibet-china Nepal border at Nangpa Pass.
Innocents, Tibetan refugees including children and a nun were murdered by Chinese soldiers, shot from a distance slow moving targets in thigh deep snow in full view of a guided western climbing expedition.
The leader of this expedition balked at interfering/reporting the incident concerned he would loose economically.
Several of his guides under the threat of employment termination leaked the story to miniscule response from western press and governments.
Heighton’s piece metaphorically responds that we can not idly standby taking no action personally or nationally as ineffectual bystanders.
Many Thanks to Steven for making us think. Now all we have to do is act.
“I want world sympathy in the battle of of right against unright.” Gandhi 5.4/1930
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