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Upsidedown begging bowls! Spititual traditions reject the "Muggers" Tithe: Burma

M plus plus plus plus | 26.09.2007 15:05 | Globalisation | Other Press | Terror War | London | South Coast

recent NEWS . . . . monks take casualties to shield people, to protect future free thought, to keep the integrity of parents, mothers mothers, fathers fathers, to break the "western" media shrug-blockade.

Demos at embassy - easy access - loads of tubes, buses etc,(google Burma Embassy location)
Pressure good - of serious sorts - see comment with "time for movement against war to evolve"-
"voice of democracy burma" also has background.
"boom, boom" - people ARE dying - but - ACT.
Open door - push. Despite the "media-opinion-influencers" doomgloom-crusade that is something we should all expect, then see past, this IS a moment for burma, etc. In burma the armed forces high-ups must have a mix of opinions about all this - they did ALLOW that democratic election in recent times - despite reneging upon its results - so if they are encouraged to listen - forced to listen - to people saying they should come to some accomodation with the democratic forces - but allowed a way out of the current-dictatorship situation too, a responsible, bounce-back global popular bit of effort, with imagination, acceleration, etc, then GLOBAL peoplepower should work.
Without ruling out actual armed intervention, with the actual or tacit support of china - perhaps with the involvement of china too - of a multi-national force - several different SHARP economic measures are possible that dont harm the poulation, or are so fast in effect, that , say, with fooddrops etc the iraq disaster of almost deliberately stupid economic measures could teach us how to do it a different way. But all the actual gravytrain corporate types in the west - or "offshore tax havens" as most are these days - shouldnt get away with the usual distractions this time - or the twisting of the news against china for some old "coldwar replay" either.
I Expect the media spin to show a "threpressionwastotalitsallover" - but, in actual fact - its "boomboom - they've blown the bloody doors off!"
That media blockade is extinct.

If you are in the media, or a spiritual tradition, different religion, different culture or different people - these shots might get used as a "media-influencers attempt at a full stop" or you might see it as a sort of trumpet intro for the new "drum'n'bass" of a quickening, STRENGTHENING pulse - with a grin that reflect strength back to you - that reminds you of what it is to act WITH the good spirits, the good intentions of community- of all people - if we are to have a free future - or a future at all.

As I type two monks have got shot, in burma, protecting people by "representing".
Its often too easy to slag off "religious" people - but a word or two to explain the meaning of recent "symbolic" actions might encourage other spiritual traditions to shake off the inertia of "fake-pragmatism" - in effect - often "taking a kickback/percentage/tithe from muggers to establish a nice hospital for those poor people got at by muggers".
The symbol of the upside down begging bowl is to some extent accepting that, although, under a regime of repression - subtle, or less subtle - it is easy to comprehend why people sometimes pretend their religion is "above" Politics - in actual fact - it is ALWAYS political. Golden cows metaphors in some religions, parables of facing off bullying traders in others, kicking over speculators stalls in some . . . . the "awkward" bits of all these religions, so often "explained away" or got at by inserting other bits of text afterwards - these are often the bits all the "founders" or much loved of all spiritual traditions might agree about.
Sometimes, moments remind you, too - its about the EFFECT of actions - going through motions, debating using old language about economic theory or politics OR religion - it all shows "respect" for the traditions - but sometimes the SPIRIT of traditions might ask you to unfreeze your patterns a bit, let others in, get out of ruts . . . . thats often what those "founders" were doing too - "secular", "atheist" OR religious.
The begging bowl upside down says a HECK of a lot, to all sorts of us.

(Also ,the threat of refusing the support of the community, after death, to "soldiers" that support these "looters" - so letting the revenge crews take it out of you in the "limbo-purgatory" after you have stopped breathing, in a society that sees existence continuing then, in energy, soul, spirit, sentience, etc - in the same matter of fact way as that most people expect apples to fall towards the ground - that DOES mean a lot, too.)

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directions to the burmese embassy

26.09.2007 15:48

its a bit south of the usa embassy
if you are coming up from green park, you go up at half moon street
if from hyde park, its near the south east corner,
check details but it is easy to get to after work,
keep up the pressure - international meetings are happening in these next few days

accepting the current USA token measures as "all that is possible" is to miss the opportunity of these moments

agree with publicity to the actual media mouthpieces that allow "nlp" doom-gloom dampening of this item, also to expose those that profiteer from this


y, of course