I just posted photos to Facebook of a new water delivery system set up by Partners Relief and Development and had this thought: while the Burma regime lies to the world about helping the ethnic people and wanting democracy for them, Partners reaches out and improves/saves the lives they try to end. Do you know who pays the bills for the regime’s sustained campaigns of oppression and ethnic cleansing? You, if you are a tax payer.
The generals are having a sweet time this year as western powers forgive debt to the tune of billions
and grant “aid” to the tune of more billions in order to “encourage” the regime for steps taken towards democracy and an open society. While the generals are getting patted on the back, their colonels are killing innocent people, taking their land and livelihood, and continuing to brutally violate the wonderful people of Burma.
The same failed foreign policy is responsible for keeping the major aid organizations away from the heat of suffering today because they also depend on the funds controlled by the nations who are reaching out in friendship to the generals. Aid money from governments is not charity, it is diplomacy and organizations that depend of State funding are often co opted by governments into the foreign policy malaise.
A general feeling of anger simmers in me today thinking about how unjust the world is, specifically in Burma. It is wrong that the generals and even Thein Sein (President) can build golf courses on confiscated land and buy diamond studded wedding dresses for their daughters while they violently abuse a nation of beautiful people and lie to the outside world about it. Worse still, the outside world believes them.
God, when will it end?
If you are part of our support community, be sure that your generosity is making a life saving impact in Burma today. Thank you.