A Simple Request

In Ramblings on September 29, 2007 by Cody McComas

The situation in Myanmar (formerly Burma) has declined to a state of horrific violence and injustice. It is to the point where the military-forces are beating and killing peaceful Buddhist Monk protesters. The protests, beginning on Sept. 19, 2007 were triggered after the government hiked fuel prices in one of Asia’s poorest countries. This most recent string of protests reflects a deep-rooted discontent with a repressive military rule that’s dated back to the early 1960’s. I could enumerate the horrible things that have been going on there for decades, but I believe each one of you is intelligent enough to know the nature of these things.

I am asking each of you to get involved now in the way that you can. I have included below two links. The first is a short video from BBC about the current state of things. The second is a link for you to sign an online petition and letter to the leaders of Government of the People’s Republic of China. This is important because, “China has an unequivocal leverage with Burma’s military regime.” Mahatma Gandhi once said that “You Must Be the Change You Wish To See In the World” and that is what I am asking of you. Small things to ask. This is the thing you can do right now to create a world that we all are proud to live in. This is the thing you can do right now to be the change for the better, the change you wish to see in the world. Use your voice and use your power as a citizen of a country that enjoys freedom to extend hope and freedom to citizens of this planet.

I love all of you and have faith that each one of you will act and help to change the world.


Cody McComas

BBC video


P.S.- Here is a picture of a sign held by a Buddhist Monk during protests against oppression in Myanmar (Burma). This is his message to the world.


One Response to “A Simple Request”

  1. Thanks Cody,
    “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.”
    Elie Wiesel-Holocaust survivor
    Thanks for helping us remember how connected we all are.

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