Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Aung San Suu Kyi, and myself

When I look at Aung San Suu Kyi and the detention she is willingly accepting for the freedom of Burma, I can’t help but notice the analogy of the situation in my own life.

Burma is governed by its military regime, which is known to be powerful, sadistic and egoistic. Aung San Suu Kyi is fighting for a democratic government in lieu of the military dictatorship. That’s the father.

Aung San Suu Kyi, who won the elections in 1990 but was refused assumption of the office of Prime Minister, was placed under house arrest. She had been placed back into detention several times and is still under house arrest on this very day, after going through several trials.

Through her 13 years of house arrest (in the 19 years since 1990), she held her strength as a person with a cause. She kept herself hopeful of the future in which Burma, her dear motherland, would be a free nation where a democratic government voted by the people would be in charge. That’s the lady.

Many nations, looking back into history and seeing great advocates of non-violence such as Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi, are rallying together in support of Aung San Suu Kyi. The United Nations are getting involved with their negotiations. Each person who chooses to help her finds his own little way to help her get closer to freedom. That’s us - those who choose to help the lady in our own little way.

A little though to ponder: Small drops makes an ocean. Stop the drops and you have a desert.

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