12 August 2009

a matter of perspective

I remember reading about the democratic uprising in Burma while a student at Bible college in 1988. Aung San Suu Kyi went on to lead her party, the National League for Democracy, to a decisive win in the 1990 election. However, the military dictators simply ignored the results. Awarded the Nobel Peace prize in 1991, she has spent most of the past twenty years under house arrest. Now her term has been extended for another 18 months. The Burmese generals are terrified of this slender, aging woman.

In our country, we like to throw around incendiary language. Certain talk show hosts compare President Obama to Adolf Hitler. Some figures on the left demonize former Vice President Cheney. I would like to humbly suggest that we really don't know what we're talking about!

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