Burma’s hero

Aung San Suu Kyi was released today from her house arrest. One of the most famous political prisoners in the world, recipient of Nobel Peace Prize, a symbol of her country desire for democratic life, freedom. I rejoice in her freedom, her release from the shackles of oppression.
She joins the names of modern history of leaders and courageous people who faced down oppression and dictators: Aleksander Solzenitsyn, Lech Walesa, Nelson Mandela. Single individuals who would not be defeated by overwhelming odds, by governments and armies of police, paramilitary system of (in)justice. Over time they all become symbols of their countrymen. Symbol of the strength of humanity. An island on the sea of brutal power.
People who give hope not only to their immediate causes, not only to the goal of freeing their homelands and their compatriots. Much more – they give hope to all of us, who struggle throughout their life in desperate attempt to find light in dark corridors of humankind. In ultimate, although often too costly and too late, victory of love, pride and justice and freedom do be what we are.

About Bogumil P-G

publisher, essayist, poet lived (and born) in Poland, later England, Italy, presently in Canada
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