Friday, May 22, 2015

Are we approaching the End of Days?

I am getting overloaded with this foreboding feeling about humanity's capacity for compassion as it overlay the sense of suspicions and fear for the threat of security towards ourselves like die if we do and die if we don't kind of situation. I am talking about  the plight of the Rohingya or the Bangladeshi refugees from Myanmar that in the thousands floating around in the Andaman Seas waiting to be rescued. It is no doubt another human catastrophe in the making as most countries around the Area have expressed their refusal to accept these people to land on their shores and for the refugees there is no return to their country of origin without facing death. many allegations of human trafficking and exploitation of the situation to migrate into a more stable country for economic reasons abound, but none the less for whatever reason, these refugees are in dire need of assistance and no one is willing to fully extend their helping hands.

Aung San Suu Kyi is the international face of Burma and a global icon of courage, endurance and moral authority. But as Guy Horton reports from Burma, she is now actively colluding with the Burmese military's violent campaigns against minority ethnic and religious groups.

Questions must now be asked about Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's position - because what she is saying and doing seems to transcend mere evasiveness. It includes, amongst other things: apparent denial of ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Rakhine State; implicitly blaming Muslims for the violence because "global Muslim power is very great"; through her silence in the face of atrocity, passively condoning Buddhist hate speech; equation of the suffering of Buddhists with that of Muslims; sustained disregard of the violations inflicted on the Christian Kachin; encouragement of military collaboration between the British and the Bamar army that is responsible for repeated and multiple crimes against humanity; and condoning the army's actions by sharing the podium with the generals on March 27, 'Union Day'.
Her evasiveness has now degenerated into complicity with the military-controlled government and its 'Burmanisation' policies, to shoehorn the multiple ethnicity of Burma into a single national identity. This does not appear to be naivety. It appears to be a deliberately chosen political policy. She appears to be doing the one thing no responsible politician in a volatile, multi-racial society should do: playing the race card to gain votes.

The value of human lives has become cheaper by the dozen in this day and age of Globalization and just about every nation aspires to uphold their ethnic identity and is willing to commit heinous crimes against humanity in order to keep their national identity from being smeared with alien corruption. Ethnic cleansing has become the norm for most emerging nations as the struggle for economic well being takes precedence over being humane towards our fellow man. Self preservation and fear of the scarcity of resources such as land as well as livelihood, the growing competitive edge for better jobs and    
earning capacity has triggered anger and jealousies between ethnic groups with the minority group becoming the victims.

The champions for humanity are becoming far too few as most people today fear for their lives and those of their loved ones to take on the fight against the injustices of the present day human dilemma. Today the respect for human lives has just been wiped out as more and more nations falls under the tyranny of Greed, Hate and Ignorance. We are indeed in the Dharma ending era of the Kali Yuga, we are indeed on the verge of Armageddon as prophesied in the scriptures, we are indeed approaching the End of Days. Are we?

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