Sunday, November 14, 2010

Free at last!

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is free at last! The military junta in Burma finally agreed to release Suu Kyi after 15 years of house arrest. 15 years of being cut away from the rest of the world, 15 years of struggle. She refused to succumb to pressure from the junta and held steadfast to her dream for her nation.

Yes, her dream and that of millions in Burma hasn't been fulfilled yet. But this is surely a harbinger a hope. Once again the world has proved to us that struggles are not futile, although it may seem as if it's never going to be realized. Moses and his people struggled for forty years in the wilderness before they reached the promised Holy Land. India struggled for nearly a century before she achieved independence from the traders-turned-invaders. Nelson Mandela struggled in Robin Island for 27 years before apartheid was abolished and his dream became a reality. History teaches us time and again that no matter what, struggles always win at the end of the day.

Forgive me if I sound naive, but it's just a matter of time before the light of democracy replaces the darkness of dictatorship in the land of the Shwedagon. As the poet says, "If winter comes, can spring be far behind?"

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Free at last!

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is free at last! The military junta in Burma finally agreed to release Suu Kyi after 15 years of house arrest. 15 years of being cut away from the rest of the world, 15 years of struggle. She refused to succumb to pressure from the junta and held steadfast to her dream for her nation.

Yes, her dream and that of millions in Burma hasn't been fulfilled yet. But this is surely a harbinger a hope. Once again the world has proved to us that struggles are not futile, although it may seem as if it's never going to be realized. Moses and his people struggled for forty years in the wilderness before they reached the promised Holy Land. India struggled for nearly a century before she achieved independence from the traders-turned-invaders. Nelson Mandela struggled in Robin Island for 27 years before apartheid was abolished and his dream became a reality. History teaches us time and again that no matter what, struggles always win at the end of the day.

Forgive me if I sound naive, but it's just a matter of time before the light of democracy replaces the darkness of dictatorship in the land of the Shwedagon. As the poet says, "If winter comes, can spring be far behind?"

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