Wednesday, October 17, 2007

peace protest

It was Mother Teresa who said she would participate a peace protest -- and not an anti-war protest!

The recent event in Burma or Myanmar had its twists and turns. The women were the first to take on to the street in the light of the 5-fold fuel hike. Then the saffron-attired Buddhist monks rallied. There was orderliness with civilians protecting these monks on the march. All they did was sat down and prayed.

How did the rally turn out bloody, causing the untimely death of an experienced Japanese photo-journalist, and now the crack down of those who participated in the protest?

Why were arrests made in the middle of the night? Is this to create fear just to paralyse the people? What have the Junta or the military have to hide?

Evil works at dark while light reveals.

Why is the people in Burma -- a country rich in natural resources and a land that produces rice, the staple diet -- live in dire poverty today? In the 1950s she was the envy in South East Asia for its prosperity. Today?

Is this the result of governing leaders who took care of themselves and their families? Apparently there was lavish display of wealth at the leader's daughter's wedding while the people live in poverty.

Can people power not quash these tyrant leaders? Or the Junta has the military behind them that gave them the power -- guns and war weapons?


Pauline said...

A Creed Of Mother Thera

People are often unreasonable,
illogical and self centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse
you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win
some false friends
and some true enemies.
succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you.
Be honest and frank anyway.
what you spend years building,
someone could destroy overnight.
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness,
they may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today,
people will often forget tomorrow.
do good anyway.
give the world the best you have,
and it may never be enough.
Give the world the best
you've got anyway.

You see in the final anaylsis,
it is between you and God.
It was never between
you and them anyway.

This was given to me a number of years ago and I keep it on my refrigerator door. When I need a reminder, it is easily seen and read. Hugs to you....

twilite said...

Pauline: Thank you so much. Cheerio.

Pauline said...

Sorry that is a typing error that should read....Creed of Mother Theresa :)

twilite said...

Pauline: haha...thank you.