Aung’s Award: The u.s. can stuff its congressional oreo
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has finally received in person the US Congressional Gold Medal she was awarded under house arrest in 2008.Aung San Suu Kyi described it as "one of the most moving days of my life".
She also met President Obama at the White House, shortly after the US Treasury said it had lifted sanctions on Burma's President Thein Sein. - bbc
This is just a PR thing actually. Looking at all the great evils the u.s. perpetrates across the globe in its quest for global domination, from the killing of hundreds of thousands of children; installation of murderous regimes; sabotage of well-intentioned governments who profess socialist ideals; torture of dissenters; etc, etc,
this congressional-award nonsense being given to Aung is an effort to incorporate her into their capitalist scheme of things so as to keep Burma open for American and native-elite exploitationGiving awards such as this congressional medal thing to quite good people like Aung is simply an effort to present the u.s. as good enough because they are good enough to recognise the good in oppositional celebs like Aung. The more renown the oppositional celeb, the more points scored by the u.s. when they toss their vaunted congressional medal of honour - what honour is there to receive an award of honour from a state without it eh.
Such strategies basically give people an excuse to excuse the other and unconscionable evils of the state. For Aung, she’s either ignorant, stupid, self-centred, or knows about the evil that is the u.s., but needs to accept this gold oreo so as to increase her stature in the eyes of her people and the Burmese government so that she could use that to pressure them toward increased democracy.
I’ll have to see how Aung steers the state before giving her a standing ovation, unlike most ignoramuses who think that just because she’s fighting against the existing elite, she must be a democratAnd, of course, the wiser amongst us know that this congressional-award nonsense being given to Aung is an effort to incorporate her into their capitalist scheme of things so as to keep Burma open for American and native-elite exploitation, and to ensure that it doesn’t turn into a socialist state that practices loving thy neighbour as thy self, and equality, and all that ‘commie’ and ‘red’ nonsense.
I’ll have to see how Aung steers the state before giving her a standing ovation, unlike most ignoramuses who think that just because she’s fighting against the existing elite, she must be a democrat, without considering how she may just be fighting for the liberalisation of exploitative rights, and the right of everyone to screw everyone within an elite-led class system - which was previously the sole right of the government. Sitting on her arse whilst under house arrest means nothing unless she is truly equality-oriented. At the end of the day, it’s not the evil that you’re fighting against that makes you good, but the content of that which you intend to put in its place after ejecting it.