Thursday, May 14, 2009

The East Wants to be Free

While our own mandarin class is lining up to support torturing prisoners of war here in the USA on the pages of the Washington Post, the cause of Liberty slowly crawls forward in the face of overwhelming opposition in Asia.

Burma's generals have Aung San Suu Kyi back in prison and about to face trial again.

A secret memoir of the former premier of China, Zhao Ziyang, condemning the Tian Anmen massacre and calling for democratic reforms and government accountability was smuggled out of China. 

Meanwhile back in imperial oligarchic America, we're only just beginning to come out of a frightened retreat into conventionalism, conformity, and militarism.

Speaking of frightened retreats into militarism, the Boy Scouts have gone completely verkakte.

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