Posts Tagged ‘Dharma’

969: How Burma’s Buddhist Monks Turned on Islam

September 16, 2013

969: How Burma’s Buddhist Monks Turned on Islam

Please listen to the VOICE RECORDING about Wirathu at the original BBC web page.

To be a Muslim in Burma is dangerous. Thanks to an orchestrated campaign led by a Buddhist monk, the Muslim minority in Myanmar has been victimised and persecuted, and in some extreme cases members of the community have been killed.

Heart and Soul meets Wirathu. With his balding head and orange robes, he is the epitome of what the rest of the world thinks of when we imagine the monks of Burmese Buddhism, but the sermons he preaches are those of fear and violence against Muslims. He feels they want to become the majority in the country. He tells Heart and Soul:

Religious Riots are Trump Cards for Dictators and Dirty Politicians

April 18, 2012

Greatest/Most used/Proved very effective and DANGEROUS Rhetoric is PATRIOTISM. Danger of disappearance of Race/Religion/Country.
And using Patriotism to drive OTHERS AGAINST US is a very effective Rhetoric for ELECTIONS and all the difficult times in country
In ‘OTHERS AGAINST US’ always need to search an easy soft target, SCAPEGOAT or SACRIFICIAL LAMBS like ‘Foreigners’ or ‘Migrants’
Religious Minorities are usually painted or marked as “migrants” “foreigners” to be targeted for Religious Riots.
It is true that Sameul Johnson rightly said, “PATRIOTISM is the last resort of scoundrels”.

SOURCE: General Aung San: Dirty politics of using Ultranationalism to get popular support

RELIGION is the Trump card of dirty politicians and dirty governments

  • They say politics is dirty.
  • They say politics is religion.
  • They say these all in contradiction with each other in one and the same breath.
  • Politics is religion! Is it?

Of course not. But this is the trump card of dirty politicians.


1 Burma advanced concept of General Aung San

October 16, 2011

Race, religion, and language are thus by themselves not primary factors which go to the making of a nation but the historic necessity of having to lead common life together that is the pivotal principle of nationality and nationalism.