Dear Patriots, expatriates , compatriats, and Friends,
‘ Over there, over there. Send the word, send the word over there. That the Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming. The drums are rum-tumming everywhere’’. Have you heard of it, I don’t think so. Soon you will hear it. Do we Myanmars have to sing that song, with joy?
How many Myanmars are eating, Kenturkey Chicken , drinking Pepsi Cola, STARBUCK coffee, Living in 5 stars hotel(Apartments)? These are for those who wants to be modern people, modern living. This may be a part of progress, development, for modernization. Would you like to say, these are the narrow minded questions? If you know the history you would not say these questions are not necessary, you cannot say they are narrow minded or silly questions? Are they?
Myanmars may be fed up of having typical Myanmar traditional staple diet , Nga Pi and Ngan Pyay Yey. Monthingar, Chinese Noodles, or Indian curries. Let us change. Myanmars need to change, to change Myanmar. These may be just for survival, not to make people brainy, bright, clever or smart. What will Myanmars become of? It won’t happen overnight, but if you can wait another 20 years or so, you will see, you won’t remember Myanmar of today, then. If you know who you are, that will make your parents happy.
The Pagados of Myanmars are pointing to the sky where they believe the heaven could be. Noticing that the Pagodas are အဖ်ားရွဳး in a way we can also believe that Myanmars are also အဖ်ားရွဳဴး in the end. It is difficult to make Myanmars happy. The best is to leave them alone. You cannot do anything to make them satisfy. Greed, Anger are over taken them, because they are ignorant .When you tell them that, they don’t like it. That is because they don’t know what they are, they are the people with the lost cause, they are the lost people. That’s how I see them.
To Perfect Myanmar, we have to Perfect the people of Myanmars. Who will do that? We need to talk about Perfecting Myanmars by the Perfectionists? ‘Perfection’. What is it, and where can it be found? Who are the Perfectionists? What are we talking about? There may be some of them in Myanmar, but what can they do? I don’t think they can do much. Because they may be minority.
In the west, they like to eat beef roast or grill steak. They like it rare. When they cut the meat, it is red inside, blood still dripping. They called it juicy, they called it moist. That’s how they like it. So the people from the West may be the Perfectionists. The people from the West ruled the world, they rule the earth, and they are the ruler of everything and everybody on earth. They will do it by crook or by hook where Myanmars are talking about ‘Loving Kindness’.
To make Myanmars Perfect can be done, by Myanmars. You cannot wait, because you cannot be late. You have to do it now. How ? The whole country needs to be fumigated, lots of anti-biotic, insulin is needed to work quicker on all the people to clean their system. It will take time. If you are using western medicine, you must be careful not to be over dosed.
Natural cleansing is advised, but that’s not enough, because nothing happening in Myanmar naturally.
‘Perfection’, may have its own original meaning, definition, but what I want to say is Myanmar to be cleaver, intelligent and smart, to near perfection. That is what we all should desire, that is what we all should be looking for. When you all may be trying to perfect Myanmar, first you must know how perfect you are. You have to perfect yourselves, to perfect your people, and your nation. You are responsible for your nation. You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today, said the clever one.
Aung San said Myanmar need to work ‘twenty years with hard labour’. He did not talk about Myanmar to be a perfect nation. Everybody say, ‘nobody is perfect’. That is why they need to perfect themselves. What are they different from others? What are they doing to perfect themselves, or just let it be, saying, ပါရမီ ကူသိုလ္ ေႀကာင့္ မဂၤဖိုနိဗၸာန္ ၿမန္မႀကာ ဧကန္ေရာက္ နုိင္ႀကပါေစ ?
The best way to measure or test how perfect we are is to look back what we have done, what we achieved. One said, “If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values -- that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.”
It is said, ‘not to condemn the man that cannot think or act as fast as you can, because there was a time when you could not do things as well as you can today’.
“The Misunderstandings”. That is the big, if not the biggest problem in the world, isn’t it, it’s always been, it will never disappear. If ‘mis-understanding’ is causing all the problems. Then you have to understand correctly. If all people have the same understandings on everything, there will be ‘Peace on earth’. The world will be a perfect place. Beware in a Perfect world no Gods may needed, you can forget about anybody’s teachings , including Gautama Buddha, and any other God.
‘Freedom from Fear’ they can say what they like. “Imagine” , that’s what John Lennon said. There is Fear in everybody. Because their conscience are not clear, because they know they are not perfect. There is always a stick, as well as a carrot. They will always be there for us whatever and whenever it is necessary, because they are necessities. Do you know why John Lennon got killed , have a guess. But I dare say, because he was a ‘ Peace lover.’ Lover of Peace that’s why. Peace lover are vulnerable.
Can anyone be trusted anybody in this real world? What are we talking about Peace, who wants Peace? Someone said, “People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other, because they have not communicate with each other.’’ What kind of communication, are we talking about?
When some said, “silence is golden ”, or “better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubts,” some are saying, “there comes a time when silence is betrayal.” Different people have different views, because they have different experience in the changing world. In tyhis changing world the ‘differences will always be there’, fear will be there.
Another one said “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right. That says it all.
How relevant are these sayings to Myanmars, I don’t know. May be not, because Myanmars have their own sayings, buckets full of them. I understand them the way I want to understand them. But I will not influence anybody, or dictating them to understand the way I do, they are free to understand the way they want to understand. When our understandings become ‘common understandings’, then there may be a chance for Peace.
There were many heroes in Myanmar, most of them were treated as ‘nobody’. Everybody has their ways of doing things. Myanmar heroes, and Myanmar leaders were look down by foreigners, because Myanmars look down on its own people, and their own leaders.
What is the use of reciting Aung San’s name and his teachings, when nobody ever listen to his words. The question is how many of us acknowledge and give recognition to these ‘unsung heroes’. Everybody has their own heroes, They might put their heroes to the level of God and Goddesses.
Myanmars have 74 Deities, if not Gods and Goddesses, not counting four Buddhas, or nine Buddhas or 28 Buddhas. When people don’t have, cannot give their respect equally to those God and Goddesses, some of those got angry and play with the peoples lives.
What I want Myanmar to know what one preacher said, “And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it, because it is right.’’
If we believe that our people are low in everything, we need to bring them up. We don’t need to look them down. Because First the people themselves must know what are they poor of? Education, knowledge, intelligence, experience? To be the master, or to be the slaves?
Sorry to say, Myanmar history tells us, that Myanmars were slaves, in their own country under their own rulers, and also under foreign ( British) rulers. So it is not a surprise, that most Myanmar have, ‘slave mentality’. Does that mean Myanmars belongs to slave class/ slave caste, do they have to be slave in all their lives?
It is said that slavery is abolished. So the wise one said, ‘A man cannot ride you unless your back is bent’. What are Myanmars going to be, by changing one slave master to another, replacing the slaves, with the servants, and workers through human trafficking? Myanmars must get rid of their ‘ slave mentality’ first, if they want to Perfect themselves.
Last , but not the least, let me tell you this, if your back is bent, there may be too many dust on it. You have dust on your back, don’t say I did not tell you. How did it get there? You have to do something about it, quick. If you are not careful , you won’t know who hits you, with what. Because they will say, that they were just trying to help you cleaning your back to justify their actions.