“There are no shortcuts to changing the system” “When they distort  articles I have written…” “We just have to stop looking to our ‘leaders’ and start looking to each other” “Most of us are poor” “You will not liberate yourselves by toppling a puppet government” “There is possibly nothing more alienating than violence” “No one owns ideas”

The diversion of hate in Myanmar

The Rohingya crisis is not the only conflict in Myanmar, and they are not the only people being tortured, killed, and having their villages burned and their land confiscated. There are ongoing conflicts within at least 5 states in the country; and there is a noticeable correlation between conflict zones and investment projects.  The government is literally at war with the population for primarily economic reasons, and their main strategy is to keep the population at war with itself This is why...

There’s no such thing as a heartless ‘good cause’

Whenever something like this happens, I always find myself thinking about what both the victims and the perpetrator were doing a few hours before; they woke up, dressed, ate, talked to friends and family, laughed, noticed things, had thoughts, feelings. It does my head in. Someone they made smile in the morning was screaming about them a few hours later, weeping, praying for their safety. And whoever carried out the attack; were there not hundreds of things permeating his senses that should...