Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Celebrating the Saffron Revolution

For all of you who wondered what happened to all those monks in Burma we saw on the news last year peacefully protesting against the Junta, sitting peacefully while being beaten and arrested? Here it is... the Saffron Revolution is still going on.

Ashin Mettacara, a Burmese monk, gives us a ton of insight on this on his website, please go read his article on the anniversary of these events that forever changed the face of Burma.

Let these monks and these people know they are not alone! Comment on his site, post about it on yours, worldwide solidarity will change everything!

Muchacho Enfermo


Patrick Ross said...

My lord, I wish those people the best.

I'm rather disappointed with the way in which the media coverage of this torrid affair has dropped right off.

In Amnesty International they tell us that we write letters to governments such as Burma to remind them that the world is watching.

As it pertains to Burma, I'm sad to say that the world is watching. And even if we were to write them to insist that the world is watching, I don't think the Burmese government would care even if that was the case.

Muchacho Enfermo said...

The world is watching... it's just not doing anything.

We're really good at being bystanders and twiddling our thumbs. Unfortunately the only thing most of us can do is try to spread awareness.