The Brutal Bamar Buddhist Fascist Mercenary Terrorist Rapist (BBBFMTR)
USDP Government of Nga Thein Sein started war on Kachin in 2010 after
a 17-year cease-fire. Certain members of the BBBFMTR USDP government
were involved in instigating the violence in Rakhaing. The BBBFMTR
Army is happy to torture people in both Kachin and Rakhaing. As
always, the BBBFMTR USDP government blamed others, instead of taking
Will Obama feel the pain and hear the prayers?
Monday, 19 November 2012 10:43
Whether anyone likes it or not, Obama’s visit just two weeks after the
historic presidential re-election is the most powerful statement ever
made over contemporary Burma. After winning the re-election with
minority, female, youth, and urban votes, will Obama be able to
convince Burma that it will also have a much better future by helping
all its people instead of only the chosen ones?
It is only fitting that President Obama begins his journey at the
Rangoon University where generations of leaders from different races
all across the continent and Burma, including Aung San Suu Kyi’s
father, were educated long ago.
The decline of Rangoon University paralleled the decline of Burma.
After the military took over power in 1962, the army swiftly
commandeered the wealth of all private entrepreneurs, especially from
non-Burman people whom the military generals called foreigners.
Subsequently, the military went further and blocked all those
foreigners and foreign students who were Indians, Chinese, other
Asians, and Europeans from securing jobs, attending universities,
traveling or owning their own homes.
As witnessed in Rakhine State today, the Rohingyas continue to be
denied legal identity. The foreign identity cards given to them make
them foreigners in their own homeland. And their statelessness
prevents them from escaping to other countries as well.
The government-enacted racial discrimination in Burma is worse than
the Apartheid of South Africa or the American slavery of the south
because no one even dares talk about the racial hatred it engenders.
After the 1988 uprising and the 2007 Saffron Revolution, mainland
political oppositions and the armed ethnic rebels who could no longer
safely use their citizenship identity became new victims of
statelessness. Since then, not only the so-called foreigners, but also
political activists, ethnic hill tribes and countless civilians
running from government’s assault became stateless people without
Burma cannot move forward, until it faces this demon with candor and
courage. Burma must abolish all discriminatory and inhumane laws from
their books. All people in Burma should be allowed human rights as
defined by the United Nations. They and the natives retuning from
abroad should be given residential rights and legal identity. They
should be allowed to work and educate themselves. They should be given
opportunity to emigrate from Burma legally if other countries are
willing to accept them.
As President Obama has demonstrated in his election victory, a culture
of inclusion is a winning ticket for the future. Burma must be
encouraged to choose a constructive path instead of hatred and
Buddhism is not an enemy of Islam, and the authorities in Arakan and
Burma should not be allowed to change Burma into a war zone against
U Gambira, aka Nyi Nyi Lwin, the famous 2007 Saffron Revolution
leader, said that the spiritual realm of Simasambheda endeavors to
transcend the boundary of self and non-self. The spirit of loving
kindness at the heart of Burmese Buddhism transcends race, religion,
and physical identity, and liberates mankind from rage, hatred, and
U Gambira said that Burma must abandon the era of dark ages and
embrace a peaceful future according to Gandhi’s (Ahimsa Satyagaraha) a
non-violent path illuminated by true conviction.
Interestingly, the Arakan conflict is only a smokescreen to cover up
the real crimes inside Burma; the wholesale robbery of Burma’s natural
resources, and the uprooting of native farmers to confiscate farmlands
on a scale never seen in history; and most important, the fundamental
flaw of the constitution that permanently installs the military as the
power behind the scene.
Obama’s presidential victory speaks volumes for a campaign that
embraces the future and leaves behind outdated bias and bigotry. Obama
is the only one who can convince the military in Burma that to avoid a
scenario such as in Libya or Syria, the Burmese army must embrace the
future of inclusiveness and respect for the will of the people.
After the Saffron Revolution, the government imprisoned, tortured, and
left U Gambira for dead in a remote prison of Burma. And after his
release last January, the authorities confiscated U Gambira’s national
identity card to make his life unbearable.
If U Gambira can still speak up against the destructive campaigns in
Arakan and Kachin State while suffering enormous pain from his
injuries, President Obama alongside President Thein Sein and Aung San
Suu Kyi can certainly begin speaking up for the voiceless in Burma.