A correction from my entry the other day — June 19th was Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s 65th birthday.
In her honor, this week’s quote is from her (with thanks to Danny Fisher for finding it):
…People often ask me how it feels to have been imprisoned in my home… How could I stand the separation from family and friends? It is ironic, I say, that in an authoritarian state it is only the prisoner of conscience who is genuinely free. Yes, we have given up our right to a normal life. But we have stayed true to that most precious part of our humanity — our conscience.”
(from Parade Magazine, March 9, 2003)
Please see Danny’s blog for other important stories concerning Burma, as well as suggestions for actions that you can take to support Aung San Suu Kyi and the people of that country.
Thanks for the awesome quote! Something I wish both American political camps, our President Obama, all the tea-baggers and liberals could consider when really consider our future and the direction to take as one people and nation.