My Karen friends are all worrying about their family and friends in Burma. They are being persecuted there by the Burmese army. They have to flee their homes. They can take only what they can carry on their backs. They can't work. they have no money, no food. There are dead bodies in the streets. It's inhumane. It' seems unreal, but it's true.
So I have to do what I can. I send money to his family. I can't do more. But now the banks are closed and the internet is turned off in Burma. I just heard this this morning. I think that God will have to step in soon. They are good people. Christians, many of them. I can't do anything to help, and it breaks my heart.
The Burmese army would like to eliminate all the different sects in Burma. There are dozens of different cultural sects and they just want to live in peace with everyone. I don't fully understand either. It's so sad.
Those who think America is racist should go live in another country for awhile. I don't understand this country either. As far as I can see, blacks and whites have been living, working, going to school, shopping and playing all in the same neighborhoods. Happily. For as long as I can remember. We get along well together. We smile at each other and make friendly conversation with one another, strangers, waiting in line, passing in the streets, etc. We had a young man come fix our tv last week. He was black, he was friendly, he laughed with us. He even gave me his phone number saying we can call him directly if we need help again. I have just as many black or Asian neighbors on my street as white, and we respect each other equally. There's no prejudice or racism around here. The only racist folks as far as I can see are the agitators.
I apologize for my rant. Luckily, no one but a couple of you read these threads anyway.