Give ne back my hat!

Rohingya

The Burmese don't seem to want a Muslim component in their nation, apparently.

Pretty much like Trump, they want to send Muslims from a certain group away.

The United Nations is not amused.

What do you CoT people think should happen there?

Is it an internal matter for Burma?

Or should foreign countries protect and assist the Rohingya to remain in former Arakan?
Permalink Lotti Fuehscheim 
September 13th, 2017 2:18pm
I know some Burmese and their story has always been that evil muslim Rohingya invaded their country very recently and as peaceful Buddhists they just want them to go back where they came from, they don't belong in good Buddhist country.

Then I looked into the history and found the muslims in Burma have been there for thousands of years and converted to islam a millennia ago, and have always been oppressed by elitist Buddhists. So the Buddhist story is a lie.

There's this song sung across the centuries that goes with variations:

Buddhism is a religion of peace.
Christianity is a religion of peace.
Islam is a religion of peace.
Judaism is a religion of peace.

What do all these faiths have in common? They use their faith to justify oppression, murder, genocide, land theft, etc. That's the commonality. That and being religions each with a billion or more followers.

Finding out today that hard core racist Buddhist Burma and hard core racist Buddhist Thailand were both allied with the Axis Nazis along with hard core racist Buddhist Japan sheds a lot more light on what is really going on.

As far as what should be done about Burma? Fuck em. Have a trade embargo. Don't visit. Nasty people, nasty country, nasty religion.
Permalink Reality Check 
September 13th, 2017 2:31pm
Technical term here is Myanmar is a racist apartheid state that is oppressing its minorities.

International community should handle this the same way as South Africa. Pull out all investments. Publicly shame and boycott any corporations with any investments there.
Permalink Reality Check 
September 13th, 2017 2:38pm
Yes. The same goes for Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, Yemen, and so on.
Permalink quaalude 
September 13th, 2017 2:49pm
I used to think Buddhists wouldn't do this sort of thing.

Then I learned that Buddhism has PEOPLE in it.  And that the various head Priests and head Monks of Buddhism are quite willing and able to pursue the kind of purist strategies that keep each one of them in power, and create schisms with the other "lesser" Priests and Monks.

Which free them from the strictures of the beliefs to implement whatever anti-human, abusive, fear-based strategies their human nature suggests to them.  Chief among these being "Those who believe differently from us we can freely abuse."

It's sad, but any religion with People in it can suffer from this.  Judaism seems to have it less than more recent Religions, but it happens there too.  Only in their case it's Orthodox kicking women off buses.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
September 13th, 2017 3:04pm
I hated going into Buddhist temple asking for money when I worked on Bill Clinton's campaign fund raising.
Permalink quaalude 
September 13th, 2017 3:15pm
There is also some shit going on with corporations forcing out natives, with the areas that logging and mining companies wanting to plunder being in Rohingya-majority areas.
Permalink Pie is a lot better than fine 
September 13th, 2017 7:43pm

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