Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been under arrest since 1904 in Myanmar, has just got a few more years added to her sentence – plus hard labour – by the military junta that rules that shithole country.
Oh, it was nice, once. But when a military takes over a country (didn’t Pakistan do this in 1999 or thereabouts? How’s that country doing? No more wars? Lots of peace and love and painting nuclear missile silos the colors of the rainbow? Do you kill gay people in the street, or drag them out of the view of security cameras, and take them to the alley?)
Poor Ang. She won a Nobel Peace Prize, but to a military dictatorship, that’s a threat. The Ethiopian leader also won a Nobel, and look how his country’s going. Do Peace Prizes lead instantly to war?
A military court is an oxymoron. A joke. So many joke countries, banana republics, all over the world. Is it safer to live in the wilds with ‘dangerous’ animals rather than live in ‘civilization’ among human beings who will sentence a 77 year old woman to hard labour?
Ever notice where the West puts its punishments are rarely where there’s a big, long-lasting problem? Do western leaders own maps? How about a globe? Aung San Suu Kyi has been under house arrest or some form of repression by the military since 1989. When the Berlin Wall fell, and all the good wholesome leaders of the good world were celebrating and stealing chunks of wall to re-sell at a higher price on eBay, she was staring at her walls. Those in prison in a dictatorship are good people, and the politicians in such a shithole (twice now) country are the criminals running free.
Moral of the story: Be evil. It pays. (Look at America.)