Rancid wrote:Nothing, but how are the workers of the world going to unite if we don't care about each other?
Well said indeed.
I guess that the military is the real strength when it comes to countries like this. I don't like the term 'third world', in part because Myanmar is actually 'fourth world' (it was a communist country, so it was to the Soviets what so-callled third-world countries were to the Americans and their allies), and in part because these are shitty terms. But in Myanmar it seems that the military is the real strength, which is a common thing, and has the ability to take over the state. I don't know why they did, though. I simply don't have the information on why they made the move, and would be happy to be enlightened, but I doubt that anyone knows.
There is real repercussions though. I said before that I would go to Myanmar, and I still would, and I qualified it by saying I am a 'crazy dude'. But, most people won't want to go there, and I'd think twice myself, and don't really have much potential of going there, anyway. So there will be economic repercussions. And I'm not talking 'boycott Myanmar' here, but this sort of thing ought to be a consideration of the new governing power.
But that might simply amount to regression, and I wish I knew more about Myanmar.
I've never met anyone from Myanmar. I met a couple Laosians, and I've seen Thailand, and I was once engaged (abortively) to a Vietnamese girl. I don't know Myanmar.
I guess it seems like it is very authoritarian, and perhaps it sucks. But, it probably has a lot of good nature.