The breach in security was the only concern of a congressional hearing that followed the incident at Ridge. International law that prohibits the production of weapons resulting in indiscriminatory casualties was not addressed. Neither was it in the courts, which prohibited any evidence backing the contention or the motives of the protestors.
A question that surrounded the trials and stiff sentences for the protestors was also posed to the panel that followed the screening of the film. Does “blind justice” rule out any consideration of the morality behind creating, stockpiling, and updating weapons that could annihilate Earth? The courts said “yes,” as did the lawyer on the panel who himself agreed that nuclear weapons should not exist. He asked if it was possible to maintain any sense of order if the morality of a law or action could be argued in a trial situation. An audience member suggested that perhaps our justice system needs a “little chaos” to raise awareness about its shortcomings.
When asked if she thought that their act of civil disobedience had any impact, Sister Meghan said that she did not know, but perhaps its impact was yet to come. What do you think? Is it time for another protest action?