Thursday, October 4, 2007

One more voice

Free Burma!
I may be getting too pessimistic, but I'll throw this little blog into this even though I doubt that it will change anything.
But I will quote Daw Aung San Suu Kyi:

Those fortunate enough to live in societies where they are entitled to full political rights can reach out to help their less fortunate brethren in other areas of our troubled planet. ...

There are multinational business concerns which have no inhibitions about dealing with repressive regimes. Their justification for economic involvement in Burma is that their presence will actually assist the process of democratization.

But investment that only goes to enrich an already wealthy elite bent on monopolizing both economic and political power cannot contribute toward √©galit√© and justice — the foundation stones for a sound democracy.
I would therefore like to call upon those who have an interest in expanding their capacity for promoting intellectual freedom and humanitarian ideals to take a principled stand against companies that are doing business with the Burmese military regime. Please use your liberty to promote ours.

I hate the fact that America is no longer the beacon of hope and freedom that we once were, and that our condemnation now rings hollow. Freedom for the people of Burma is something we should all support, but in the age of shrub we have no legitimacy.
Added: Good buddy monkeyfister has a great interview post:

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