SOUNDS OF SILENCE IN BURMA ELECTION

The Military thugs who run the government of Burma have decided to implement a new version of democracy. Under their code of conduct for elections, opposition members can not march, if they do move their feet, they can not talk, they can not issue bulletins, papers, videos or anything that might be construed as damaging the government. Guidelines for the election, prohibit “giving talks, and publishing and distributing publications with the intent of tarnishing the image of the state.” Democracy, Myanmar style, means the primary responsibility of those in the opposition is to praise the government and urge people to vote for it. For some strange reason a few of those in opposition parties have the idea their task is persuading voters to support their parties. Why would a government hold an election if they could lose it? That makes no sense.

Elections are held to enable one and all to join in support of the government.

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