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October 01, 2007

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Carlos

I remember the reports from the last time this happened. The wounded were sent to crematoria.

No one can deny that the protesters have big brass ones, but it's a little hard to generate lasting civic institutions in that sort of environment.

Doug M.

IIUC, the Buddhist religious institutions are about it.

This suggests that, if the current regime ever collapsed, a successor government would be heavily influenced by those institutions.

I note in passing Sri Lanka, where Buddhist clergy have played a role that -- to me -- looks a lot like that of the Orthodox Church in Serbia.


Doug M.

Carlos

This just brought Arthur C. Clarke into much clearer focus. Closeted expat who promotes Orthodoxy analog.

rs

You might be curious to note how severe the drought in Moldova is, from space:

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17791

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