Sunday, November 14, 2010

Aung San Suu Kyi: A Real "Triumph of the Human Spirit" Story

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—Now here's a real "triumph of the human spirit" story for all of you to chew on.

For those who hadn't heard, over the weekend Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was finally released from military junta-imposed house arrest after about 15 years.

Fifteen years! Damn...that's a long time to be imprisoned in one's own home, especially by decree of a military-led government trying to suppress the pro-democracy ideal for which you stand. (I get antsy even after one day of being trapped at home; imagine fifteen, especially if you're as much of a political activist as she is!)

And yet, judging by public comments she has already made upon her momentous release, she is sticking to her political guns, even after all these years, and planning to continue her fight for a free, democratic Myanmar...even if it means risking future imprisonment. She and her burning flame of belief endures. That's real bravery right there.

I, for one, wish her the best of luck; a genuinely inspiring figure such as this deserves all the support she can get for such a worthy cause, against all odds.

Here is some video of the inspiring response from the Burmese people that greeted her release on Saturday:

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