Monday, October 01, 2007

My Little Contribution to Burma

Today I was talking to my sister who lives in Thailand, and since it's related to her work the current Burma (Myanmar to be correct, but I'm still going to call it Burma) situation was discussed. My position is that I support the Burmese people in opposing the ruling junta, but am unwilling to make a contribution that either a) risks injury to myself, or b) costs money. The contribution I came up with follows

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Subject: You suck
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You Suck. Let the people be free.


I will point out that on the real email I used my real name. I probably won't be able to get another visa to visit Burma anytime soon.

So, I'm no Martin Luther King Jr or Gandhi, but some low grade official in the Burmese embassy in Tokyo knows how I feel. I encourage you all to do the same.

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