Below is a repost of my recent Facebook 'status update'.
'Three of our children were burned to death in Burma,' said the female refugee, 'another two died in the boat getting here...'
Another refugee said:
'They slashed our children, and put a sharp sword on the ground. They
held infants above the sword and let the infants fall on it...they
killed the babies that way...'
Aung San Suu Kyi chose NOT to speak up for these people...she said she
didn't know if they were Burmese...(is that REALLY supposed to make a
NGOs have pulled their people out on the basis of
the situation being too dangerous, and the Burmese government won't let
Usually my 'status updates' are jokey, or refer to movies or superheroes...
Now I'd like YOU (whoever's reading this and is moved by what they see
and hear) to be 'a hero/heroine' and do what you can to bring this to
the attention of those who can make a difference. It is said that
there's strength in numbers...perhaps we can pull ourselves together
enough to put an end to the waves of genocide and hatred...and
bloodlust...that keeps erupting across our world...