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31-08-2017, 09:54 PM
Villiages slaughtered in Myanmar.
Security forces and Buddhist vigilantes.

Buddhists not so passive.

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31-08-2017, 10:48 PM (This post was last modified: 01-09-2017 01:12 AM by EvolutionKills.)
RE: Villiages slaughtered in Myanmar.
Another group of callous humans ignoring the facts of history, and the consequences of what happens when you marginalize and dehumanize a minority for generations. When violence is the only option left for change, violence is the option some will eventually take, which then becomes a self-fulfilling justification for the oppressors to tighten their grip. It leads only to a cycle of escalation, not a road peace.

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01-09-2017, 12:08 AM
RE: Villiages slaughtered in Myanmar.
Yeah, the Western world has an idealized notion that Buddhists are peaceful and passive, all the while forgetting that they too are 175-lb mammals capable of inflicting harm or death upon others.
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04-09-2017, 07:14 PM
RE: Villiages slaughtered in Myanmar.
(01-09-2017 12:08 AM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  Yeah, the Western world has an idealized notion that Buddhists are peaceful and passive, all the while forgetting that they too are 175-lb mammals capable of inflicting harm or death upon others.
We also tend to forget they have their share of scandals, including sexual exploitation of acolytes, and other forms of abuse and financial exploitation. The guru system and its derivatives in Buddhism and Hinduism are prime breeding grounds for that sort of thing.
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04-09-2017, 07:31 PM
RE: Villiages slaughtered in Myanmar.
Yeah but they're not real Buddhists. They're radicalized.

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05-09-2017, 01:17 AM
RE: Villiages slaughtered in Myanmar.
(04-09-2017 07:14 PM)mordant Wrote:  
(01-09-2017 12:08 AM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  Yeah, the Western world has an idealized notion that Buddhists are peaceful and passive, all the while forgetting that they too are 175-lb mammals capable of inflicting harm or death upon others.
We also tend to forget they have their share of scandals, including sexual exploitation of acolytes, and other forms of abuse and financial exploitation. The guru system and its derivatives in Buddhism and Hinduism are prime breeding grounds for that sort of thing.

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05-09-2017, 01:07 PM
RE: Villiages slaughtered in Myanmar.
There are many troubling stories in the news all the time, but this one in particular has bothered me these last few days. I can't imagine that horror.
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06-09-2017, 08:26 AM
The shameful silence of Aung San Suu Kyi
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worl...6b957eb214

"In the eye of the storm is Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's long-celebrated Nobel peace laureate who is the nation's de facto civilian leader (she is formally barred from the presidency because members of her family are foreign citizens). For more than two decades, Suu Kyi occupied a hallowed place in the global imagination as a political prisoner, champion of democracy and relentless opponent of the brutal military junta that long dominated Burmese politics. She was, in essence, Asia's Nelson Mandela, a picture of grace and moral authority."

"But when it comes to the Rohingya, Suu Kyi has shown little interest in “reconciliation.” Burma's population is a fractious, multi-religious patchwork of dozens of ethnic groups, but no community has been more neglected than the Rohingya, whom the junta stripped of their citizenship rights in 1982. "

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06-09-2017, 08:35 AM
RE: The shameful silence of Aung San Suu Kyi
Context from 05 March 2016

http://thediplomat.com/2016/03/the-truth...gya-issue/

"It is important that the international community tread more carefully in their currently unbridled calls for awareness about the Rohingya issue. The Myanmar people are not unaware that the Muslim minority of Rakhine state are being mistreated. Aung San Suu Kyi and the NLD, deep in negotiations on the peace process, are being constantly reminded of the importance of granting appropriate rights to ethnic nationalities in Myanmar. Myanmar will not be built in a day, nor will the camps in Sittwe be torn down in a day. The fact that lives are on the line makes it all the more important that we channel efforts intelligently."

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06-09-2017, 03:00 PM
RE: The shameful silence of Aung San Suu Kyi
Yup, it's a pretty damning little mess she's embroiled in. Freedom for all! Well, except you lot.

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