Tuesday, October 2, 2007

A Lesson From Burma

The aftermath of peaceful pro-democracy protests by Burmese Monks is reported to have brought about the sad and sickening events of the carnage and the slaughter of those Monks and other freedom loving people in Burma. There are reports of people being corralled like animals into monasteries and slaughtered, and their bodies dumped into the jungles by the military junta. Those not yet murdered are being rounded up and sent to prisons.

British papers say that this action is supported by China too - the very same China which is selling their cheap trinkets and electronics in our stores. The very same China who is gearing up for the Olympics. Think about that the next time you see "Made in China" stamped on an item.

People all over the world are standing by silently while Burma conducts this massacre of their people.

Where is the global outrage?

And what is the United Nations doing about this?
A whole lot of nothing - just like they have been doing for Darfur.

Personally I am tired of the U.S. being the world's policeman...but when will we as a planet work together to stop this type of oppression and murder? What countries, what leaders, will step up to the plate?
Their eyes are on the international community, their only hope is that the world will see their plight and help them
- A Buddhist activist
And really folks...here is a lesson our Founders knew all too well:
This is precisely why we need the right to keep and bear arms.
This is why we need to protect freedom of speech
This is why we need all of the Bill of Rights - intact and operational.
This is why our rights are important enough to fight for and to die for.
This is why we need to be aware and keep watch over our government and what it does as well as what it does not do.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. – Thomas Jefferson