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Buddhism, democracy and dictators

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It seems that both Thailand and Burma are struggling with intense and immense pressures, most of them internally created, but also many from abroad. The latter pressures are generally dismissed by the two as outside interferences, as unwarranted intervention or more plainly as Western imperialism. With the generals of both nations proudly geared up in the latest scrambled-egg-covered uniforms and ruled by an elite that sweeps aside freedom movements as easily as dust under the carpet, the future for the general populace in both countries is bleak at best, at least in the next 20-50 years.
Buddhism, democracy and dictators – upiasiaonline.com

Author: Bill

Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

One thought on “Buddhism, democracy and dictators

  1. “Buddhism’s — and Thailand’s — greatest threat is first and foremost human greed, of which there is plenty in Burma and Thailand, as in all other countries around the globe, sadly. It is human greed that will undermine principles of compassion, cooperation, understanding and giving with the twin evil rewards of power and control.”

    Yes.

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