Monday, September 24, 2007

the high cost of fuel is change

Democracy Icon Aung San Suu Kyi Greets Myanmar Monks
As the rain poured down, Aung San Suu Kyi walked out with two other women and cried as she paid her respects to the monks, the witnesses said.
The witnesses said Aung San Suu Kyi did not appear to speak to the monks, who have been leading an escalating show of strength that has left the junta facing its most prolonged challenge in nearly two decades.
The monks — who are deeply respected in devoutly Buddhist Myanmar — have become the effective standard-bearers for a protest movement that broke out a month ago after a huge hike in fuel prices and has since gone nationwide.

Prices of fuel sky rocket, and the military is afraid of the people, instead of vice versa.

A trend to watch.


At 6:17 PM, September 24, 2007, Blogger PeakEngineer said...

I noticed that story, too -- it certainly seems relevant to what we might expect here. The junta there is certainly oppressive, but the monks and others protesting can't even seem to comprehend that the true blame lies not with the government, but with the system. That is, we (and them) are all responsible for the hike in fuel prices. It's a distinction few unruly mobs will be making as this type of unrest spreads....

At 8:54 PM, September 25, 2007, Blogger monkeygrinder said...

I agree, I think the people don't understand the root cause, but the government does, yet they can't fix it.

Most likely end result, (one hopes) is that the oppressive government is overturned.

in any case, fuel will still be ever-more expensive.

At 11:16 PM, December 17, 2007, Blogger Seo Link Master said...

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At 4:26 AM, September 06, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some claim a car can run on pure alcohol however I find lots of detractors from that idea. It is really hard to get the real facts on alternative fuels these days. I remember back in the 70's people were selling gas savers that attached to your carburetor and none of them ever worked. I have a feeling that all the alternatives are the same way. Besides making grain alcohol or distilled alcohol is still regulated by the government. I really think we are nothing but lambs being led to the slaughter and another round of stupid elections mean absolutely nothing to bail us out. We are doomed I do believe.


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