Sunday, April 01, 2012


Military or Militarism

Aung Suu Kyi's taking a seat in the Burmese parliament reminds me of a young MP in Westminster long ago by the name of Bernadette Devlin. Both used their platform in the belly of a tyrannical beast to raise hell.

As noted in the CBC, Suu Kyi's being allowed to run for parliament is part of Burma's attempt to appear more democratic, while maintaining essentially a rule by military proxy. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's hypocritical remarks on the subject might be excused in this instance, since the US is instead ruled by Wall Street, with only a penchant for militarism that prevents democracy elsewhere by force of arms.

What they have in common, of course, is an entrenched system of fraud by their respective ruling elites.


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