September 26, 2007

Go down Burma Junta!!!!

I am in absolute awe of the Monks! Their bravery and determination have moved me and inspired me, especially as they are prepared to sacrifice themselves and protect the civilian population.

Unlike '88, this protest is organized; led by non-political moral authority of Burma; the place of attack by the military is not the General Hospital, but Shwedagon Pagoda, the sacred, ancient (Mon ethnicity) Buddhist stupa that itself has become a religious symbol of Burma, and of Burmese Buddhism. The military just lost the moral authority to rule. This protest is organized, with mature civil groups and trained civil leaders in the wings. It's possible they might overthrow the junta in death.

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