‘I Don’t Think the West Understands Myanmar’

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‘I Don’t Think the West Understands Myanmar’

Post by phuketrichard » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:03 pm

a very detailed, good article, lots about Thailand as well;
No, I don’t think the West understands Myanmar as Myanmar people understand themselves. Just like the Thais. I think in the West, when they look at Thailand or Myanmar, they see two things: The first is the normal stereotyped view; and the second is the country as they think it ought to be. For example, in the case of Myanmar, the West would like to see Myanmar become a democracy under Daw Aung San Suu Kyi—at one time the world’s most famous political icon. In reality, that is not happening.
https://www.irrawaddy.com/in-person/i-d ... anmar.html
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
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