This was the image I stumbled across as I was pondering what to write about today:
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“The world is not only for Muslims.”
That was the focus of the person who posted this image, but I found his Islamophobic sentiment to be a whole lot less interesting than the way he chose to show it.
There’s any number of pictures out there that could convey the same sentiment, but he zeroed in on the one with men in saffron robes. Why?
“When even Buddhists don’t like you – you know you’ve ****ed up.”
Everyone knows Buddhists.
They’re the nice people with the shaved heads and bare feet. The ones with that perpetual look of serenity and profound wisdom. The ones who practically ooze peace and goodwill out of their chakras.
It’s the thing that Jack Kerouac and all the beatniks fell in love with. The thing that melded so beautifully with the hippies in the 60s. Love, altruism, placidity – that’s what Buddhism is, right?
Or maybe it isn’t.
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When I was young, I can’t remember how young exactly, I watched the movie
Beyond Rangoon with my parents. It’s a pretty typical American movie in that the protagonist is, of course, American. But I remember this one scene that used to give me chills; in fact, it still gives me chills. The protagonist stumbles upon a protest that centers around a woman I had never heard of before, Aung San Suu Kyi.
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We try to stay topical here at CWR, and with both of these individuals making headlines, we’ll be splitting up our time railing on both of them.
Let’s start with General Efrain Rios Montt, former Guatemalan dictator. Montt has just managed to get his April 19th conviction overturned by a constitutional court.
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