Friday, 5 October 2007

guest post today

at Sicily Scene

The power of the down turned bowl. This article, What Makes a Monk Mad, presents an excellent picture of the background of the protest in Burma.

The junta’s action “shows how desperate they are,” Ms. Jordt said. “It shows that they are willing to do anything at this point in terms of violence. Once you’ve thrown your lot in against the monks, I think it will be impossible for the regime to go back to normal daily legitimacy.”


Maude Lynn said...

Fascinating article!

As to the closing quote in your post:
Why on earth should the international community allow them to just go back to normal daily legitimacy?

Ellee Seymour said...

News on this has gone very quiet in the UK now because the bloggers have been shut down, it's really tragic.

Eurodog said...

There is a peace march in Brussels tomorrow.

Omega Mum said...

You know what got me? The half hearted comment calling for international action by our PM. 'There'll be calls for action by political leaders, it will all die down and nothing will happen,' said one newspaper. And it was so right. And then we debate endlessly our capacity for good and evil let yet our elected representatives toss aside populations - apparently with our total consent.

lady macleod said...

mama zen

dollars, pounds, dirhams, etc...

thank you for coming by.

lady macleod said...


I see a veneer of that kind of suppression here, I can't imagine being at the brunt of it.

thank you for coming by.

lady macleod said...


I shall never again say there is nothing to do in Belgium! Well done there.

Thank you for the data, and thank you for coming by.

lady macleod said...

omega mum

That's it isn't it? We can't let it BE with our consent. We must rail against it however we can.

thank you for coming by.

jmb said...

Interesting article, thanks for the link. I did not know that some monks stay only for a time and also I did not know how many of them there were.
A tragic situation in more ways than one.

lady macleod said...


I'm glad you enjoyed the article.

thank you for coming by.