My reader inside Myanmar emailed me this morning to let me know they were safe. As I read the reports from Myanmar I think back to the spring of 1989 and the euphoria we felt as it seemed that China was at last seeing a real people’s revolution. And then there was the plastic-bag totting man who stood in front of the tanks.
Monks are being beaten in Myanmar. Monks are dying in Myanmar.
I am still safe.
I have been able to call home, and to access the internet, which is strangely unnerving, given this country’s current situation.
thanks for your links. thanks for the news.
Please pray for our dear, brave monks and other civilians who are in the streets risking their lives.
yesterday i delivered two hundred twenty pounds of rice and 400 bottles of water to a for the robed ones. i covered it all with blankets in the back of my truck to avoid being seen.
the only news we have of via cnn and bbc and internet. they have moved the lady. [Pro-Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.]
thanks for keeping in touch.
I have redacted information that might identify my reader from the message.
Yesterday while listening to the BBC’s World Have Your Say program I heard one exchange that I thought was instructive. The question for the day was, what ought the world to do?
One caller said she favored all actions up to but not including the insertion of foreign troops because she didn’t want to see Myanmar be destroyed the way Iraq had been.
Tienanmen Square came and went.
Will current events be any different?
Will we go back to cheering for millionaire baseball players?