Thursday, September 27, 2007

Four dead in Rangoon-o

Tin soldiers and Than Shwe coming,
We're finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drumming,
Four dead in Rangoon-o.

Gotta get down to it
Soldiers are cutting us down
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew him
And found him dead on the ground
How can you run when you know?

Four killed as Burma Troops open fire

Wouldn't it be ironic, in a world where Zionists, Christian Fundamentalists, and Islamic radicals are all reaching for the Theocratic Ring of power, if the Buddhists were the group to inspire a re-think of the relationship between government and the people?

What a perilous situation for China. The Burmese Junta uses Tiananmen-like tactics on its dissidents and China's leaders are caught between the rock that they too might need to follow a similar path to retain power in the future, and the hard place that these tactics are, in a world, far removed from 1989, with instant communication open not just to the wealthy but to virtually all, ultimately self-defeating. If a Saffron revolution gets going, I suspect the Burmese Junta might not be its only victim

What a perilous situation for any oppressive regime. How can the Burmese Junta be wrong, but others right?

Has a butterfly just flapped its wings?