I often refer to this blog sphere as the “neighborhood” and you, as my blog neighbors. I rarely, virtually never, write about politics here but not because I’m not interested or don’t care- it’s just not my forte. While I’m not going to change that now, I will suggest a chain of links that might (let me say, should) interest you. This situation is an affront to humanity. Yes, yes, there are many but this one, spearheaded by the State Peace and Development Council (a euphemism if ever there was) is stunning in audacity as it violates human values at their very core.
Go here for a brief, informative and factual overview. Visit one of your global blog neighbors here to see what happens when you support a democratic government for a country where the very culture is historically founded on peace and charity.
In ever so closely related news, I recently heard an animated conversation about the Chinese and someone referred to their “cowboy” attitude of the past decade, gearing up as a front runner in world economics with a wild west, anything goes, cavalier air where they don’t need to conform to the same rules and regulations as the rest of us. At what point does “cowboy” become “outlaw”? As it pertains to their upcoming status as host to the world for the 2008 Olympics, what will it take for us to return the RSVP, “declined, without regrets”? It’s entirely possible they won’t be able to fill the swimming pool, in any case.