Friday, July 24, 2009
Aung San Suu Kyi
Lutheran Surrealism occasionally pipes up against southeast Asian aggression whether it is toward the Buddhists of Tibet, or by the Buddhists of Myanmar's military state, where taking of sexual slaves by the military is a common feature of everyday life, and where ethnic cleansing along the lines practiced in the former Yugoslavia is official government policy:
In the days to come Aung San Suu Kyi's fate will be decided. She is the 1991 Nobel Prize Winner who won an 82% landslide election in the early 90s in her presidential bid but was denied acess to the presidential office and instead was placed under house arrest for the last 16 years. That house arrest has now been changed to a new address in one of Myanmar's worst prisons. She may remain there in spite of worldwide protests pending the outcome of a trial due to end in a few days.
We deplore the lack of true justice of any kind in Myanmar, and wish that Henry Gates and President Obama would focus on something worthwhile for a change, and make a statement with regard to the Buddhist-Marxist nightmare of Myanmar instead of worrying about a police officer doing his job correctly in the comparatively legally-sane neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The American president seems to say almost nothing about Iran, and next to nothing about Myanmar, but goes on and on for days about a non-incident in Cambridge, in which a police officer tried to help an overpaid literary critic, but was rebuffed amidst taunts against his mama. The president castigated the wrong individual. But enough of that. There's a world outside of Harvard, and the president ought to also stand for freedom worldwide, and to promote human rights around the globe, especially where they are most egregiously absent.