What is going on in Burma saddens me. It is good that people are standing up for their rights and what they believe in and drawing international attention to what is happening over there. But, though it started peacefully, we all knew what was going to happen. What did they expect?
"What usually happens when people without guns stand up to people *with* guns."
Peaceful demonstrations just don't work with people who don't grasp the concept of peace. I often wonder if anything ever changes for the better in situations like this. I was in my international relations class today and I know that I am an absolute pacifist yet I know how completely futile it is to hope and to work towards it. People will never be content. There will always be those kinds of people out there
What are you supposed to do with that? You can't be nice and expect people to be nice back. You are nice to them, and they will just stomp all over you because they know you won't fight back. Such is the nature of man.