Myanmar: A Lesson In Karma

Recently there has been a lot of news regarding Myanmar and it’s coup.

On 1 February 2021, Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested and deposed by the Myanmar military, along with other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party, after the Myanmar military declared the November 2020 general election results fraudulent.

On 3 February, she was formally charged with illegally importing ten or more walkie-talkies. She faces up to three years in prison for the charges.

I guess importing walkie-talkies is illegal in Myanmar. What kind of country bans walkie-walkies?

Here’s something interesting: Aung San Suu Kyi’s father, Bogyote Aung San was a Burmese politician and revolutionary who founded the Myanmar Armed Forces.

Now if this isn’t ironical, I don’t know what is.

Myanmar is in chaos.
People are flocking onto the streets demanding the release of Aung San.

But I’ve got some questions.
Where were these people when the Rohingyas were being persecuted and exiled since 2015?
Where were these people when the military junta carried out “clearance operations” against the Rohingya?

In 2019, Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in the International Court of Justice where she defended the Burmese military against allegations of genocide against the Rohingya.

Wikipedia states that

She played a vital role in Myanmar’s transition from military junta to partial democracy in the 2010s.

It also mentions that she is a diplomat.

I don’t do diplomacy.
From my experience, people who do diplomacy are usually very selfish self-centered crooks driven by personal motives and ambitions.
And from my judgement, Aung San Suu Kyi fits the bill.

Here’s the problem with the military worldwide: when they run out of enemies to persecute, they’ll start tormenting their own people.
The military always need to be kept busy. But we can’t have wars going on forever. So when the military also happens to have massive political influence in the country, there’s no doubt that a coup would occur.
Further reading on the subject has confirmed that Myanmar has always been under military rule. It was a terrible idea to let the military govern the country. But that mistake had already been made by Burma’s first Prime Minister who asked the military to intervene and resolve political infighting.
So the military rules Myanmar while the politicians are merely puppets who can be dethroned without a moment’s notice.
If you look at the history of the Presidents and VPs of Myanmar, it’s a joke. Some of them held office for less than a month, while others held office for a few years, none of them consistent.

Is this the democracy they brag about?
Sounds like a load of dictatorship to me.
And what the hell is partial democracy?
Why didn’t Aung San advocate for total democracy?
Why did she defend the military? Is she secretly a dictator?

So during the coup, communications channels stopped working – phone lines were down, state-run MRTV said it was unable to broadcast due to “technical issues”, widespread Internet disruptions began at 3 a.m., cellular services went down, banks were closed and around 400 elected MPs were placed under house arrest.
These are typical results of a dictatorship regime.

So unless the citizens of Myanmar fight for total freedom, there will be no change.
Remove the junta, elect a new set of democratic politicians and then find a way forward.
Even if Aung San was released today, nothing would change. She’s 75 years old and has been under arrest several times.
Where’s her successor? Where’s the young, strong Burmese woman who would take over when she’s gone?

The problem with a lot of these dictatorship regimes is that the same people sit on the thrones all their lives, grow old on them, and never think of giving up their positions of power.
The country needs fresh young faces. Get rid of these old hags and trolls. Let the youth lead the nation forward.