Monday, November 26, 2012

Kevin Nguyen Exp 11

               I thought in The Revolution of Spirit the best part was when Aung San Suu Kyi's son said, "I know that if she were free today my mother would be in thanking you also ask you to pray that the oppressors and the oppressed should throw down their weapons and join together to build a nation founded on humanity in the spirit of peace." This is important to me because I also believe this is how nations should function. Those in power need to cooperate more with their civilians to form a united country based on peace. Myanmar is slowly growing with a high literacy rating of 90%, private schools being tolerated, the discovery of vast resources, and a growing economy.
               The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. He promotes basic human rights, world morals, and peace for people. Currently the Dalai Lama is being criticized by the Chinese government for siding with government officials in Japan. The government is also blaming him for inspiring acts of taking their own lives in protest such as self-immolation. The Dalai Lama is trying to free the Tibetan people from oppression and suffering but faces challenges from authoritative figures. 

This picture shows a Tibetan monk going through self-immolation to create awareness towards the public about the oppression the people face. This monk believes Tibet can be freed through protest and is taking the extreme for those to understand how important his cause is. 


  1. I think you did a really good job of hitting all the main points. Good essay!

  2. I think your photo really says it all. These people are forced to harm themselves just to bring awareness to other people.

  3. That's a really good quote you picked out. It sums up a lot of what many people are trying to fight for today.


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