Sunday, 18 May 2008

Myanmar Old China


The unfathomable despotic regime in Burma continues to allow its people to suffer and die while simply paying lip service and patting heads on the state controlled media. All this as the regime’s closest ally suffers unimaginable death and devastation from the massive Sichuan earthquake. But whereas the Chinese military appear to be doing all they can the Burmese junta appear to have adopted a ‘let them eat cake’ attitude for the 21st Century and their people continue to die and unless attitudes change dramatically things can only get worse. For those unfamiliar with Cockney rhyming slang 'china' is shorthand for friend i.e. China Plate - mate.

4 comments:

Sally said...

Spot on again!

BarkerBitesBack said...

Thanks Sal. It's all very sad.

Sally said...

Extremely sad. But at least the Chinese powers that be seem to be doing something, unlike Burma where apparently people are starving to death now.
It makes you glad that you were lucky enough to be born in a fairly stable part of the world. Geologically and politically.

BarkerBitesBack said...

Yes - I've been very impressed with the Chinese efforts to help their people. I only wish they'd put more pressure on the Burmese junta to do the same for their suffering.