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#49 Oct 19, 2009
Most Burmese can read and write their own language, which is not true of most Americans. Ignorance? I don;t think so. Handout??? I was one of them and now have several white guys working for me and helping the economy... want more? Or are yo afraid that you will be working for these same immigrants in a few short years and you would rather sit in you hovels and complain about them?
#50 Nov 1, 2009
Despite human right abuses and an extremely harsh penal system, that had evolved over four decades starting with the military coup of March 2, 1962, the current regime is moving Burma in the right direction. The colonial era had left behind the conditions that almost destroyed Burma as a state soon after independence. Objectively speaking, the Burmese army had saved Burma. The conditions of independence imposed on Burma in the form of Panglong Agreement was the roots of today's problems. Further, during the colonial era, Burmese society was not allowed to develop intellectually, being treated as third class citizens in their own country. The result was the development of slave mentality and inferiority complex amongst today democracy activists. They look up to UN, US, UK, EU and Japan to solve Burma's problems instead of developing intellect, patriotism and capabilities to deal with differences in harmonious way and to develop the nation. Many had lost self respect and consequently become incapable of knowing whom to respect or emulate. The case in point is the acceptance of a Burmese woman, daughter of Burma's revered and assassinated hero General AungSan, as paragon of virtue, without considering if she had indeed devoted herself to the good of Burmese people prior to the uprisings of 1988; they completely fail to understand that she is an opportunist through and through. As a matter of fact she is extremely ambitious and determined to humiliate her brother AungSan, true inheritor of AungSan legacy, because he disowned her as his sister when she married an Englishman called Michael Aris. To AungSanOo and many Burmese patriots it was the height of treason. Logically it is true because their father was assassinated by the hidden hands of English sympathisers of the Karen rebels, who were mostly Christian and had fought on the British side against the Japanese. Given the modern history of Burma under the English, it is unbeleivable that SuuKyi married an Englishman and took advantage of or abused her father's name in Burma, whereas she was a MRS. MICHAEL ARIS in Oxford, where she lived as a mere housewife. Freedom and democracy will certainly haunt her and put her back where she belongs - a housewife. But she is still dreaming of becoming Burma top politician, Prime Minister of Burma. She could but she will end in disgrace because there are many problems pertaining to the survival of the state of Burma waiting. The military simply afford to go back to the barracks leaving the inexperienced and poorly educated politicians in charge. Burmese people need to realise this for their own good, for their own future.
I HOPE THE BURMESE IMMIGRANTS WILL MAKE USE OF THEIR GOOD FORTUNE IN AMERICA AND TRY TO DEVELOP KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS SO THAT BEFORE LONG THEY CAN GO HOME AND HELP DEVELOP BURMA, REMEMBERING THE GOOD AMERICAN HAVE DONE FOR THEM.
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