Friday, 28 September 2007

To Be or Not To Be?

I must congratulate the brave Buddhist Monks who are defying the totalitarian military rule of Myanmar in its capital city, Yangon. It's not easy standing up against a government who would slaughter you on the spot, even if you are an important religious figure in the country.

But that's only half the story. If these Monks were to succeed-and lets say, for the sake of argument, that they did-what would it be replaced by? Socialist/religious rule, based around collectivist principles (which lead to the current mess)? Or would the Monks think beyond that, and instate rational individualist principles?

To Be or Not To Be, That is the Question.

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