Tuesday, 20 March 2018

When religion becomes not a way of life - but a way of death

The cartoon above may apply to Aung San Suu Kyi
but it also references the inauguration speech of
U.S. President John F. Kennedy which related to countries
flirting with communism.

It's the quiet genocide. That's partly because the government of Aung San Suu Kyi bans the media and the UN from any access to the area of Myanmar where the army has been killing and purging the Rohingya minority.
It's partly because in the West the political right doesn't want to make too much fuss about a pogrom against Muslims. It's partly because the political left in the West is still in lovelorn bewilderment at the shocking transformation of their fallen angel.

The woman who won the Nobel Peace Prize when she was the victim of the Myanmar army's repression has become its chief apologist.
And it's a quiet genocide partly because most of Myanmar's neighbours are themselves brutally repressive regimes. They have no interest in drawing attention to human rights atrocities.
Suu Kyi herself is very quiet on it. She avoids speaking about it. Rather than chide the army for the systematic killing of a civilian population and their mass displacement, she congratulates its soldiers for their bravery.

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