Monks Take up the Battle
For decades now the monstrous military regime in Burma has had a free hand to oppress their people, cultivate their drugs and keep the leader of their democratic party under house arrest. The west has done nothing to interfere. No surprise there. They don’t have the resources we want.
Now, in a move to save their country, up to 2,000 monks have begun public, peaceful protest demonstrations and vow to keep it up until the military junta crumbles. They have refused to administer any religious rites for anyone in the military.
In a strongly-worded statement, seen by the BBC, the Alliance of All Burmese Buddhist Monks described the military government as “the enemy of the people”. It said the monks would keep up their protests until they had “wiped the military dictatorship from the land of Burma”.
The government recently doubled the price of fuel which brought on loud protests by activists, most of whom were arrested. That is when the monks took up the cause. Monks are revered and respected very highly among the people of Burma and their protests have put the junta in an awkward position. As long as the press is allowed to follow it, they should be safe.
Well, I wish them all the luck in the world. They’ll need it because they can’t depend on anyone else, be it the west or other Asian nations to help them. There’s lot’s of blustering and false concern going on in the UN but it’s all just show. Even with the arrest and imprisonment of Aung San Suu Kyi, the only Nobel Prize winner held in captivity, they do nothing.
As for the US, well, we strongly support democracy and those struggling for it all over the world. Suu Kyi is the head of Burma’s Democratic Party and won 82% of the vote in elections held in 1988. The military decided not to recognize that and put her under house arrest where she has been ever since. The US of course was outraged. So we gave her the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
And then told her to go solve her own problems.