Friday, May 9, 2008

Tyranny and suffering

Far more people have been killed by the acts of their governments than by war. Two more ghastly instances of that are Zimbabwe and Myanmar. The suffering in Zimbabwe is entirely man-made. The suffering in Myanmar is being perpetuated and made much worse by the unwillingness of that country's military dictators to accept help.

Our government will do what it can. We can each contribute materially and pray. But we also need to find a way to get rid of the remaining dictators and encourage democratic governments that will be more responsive to the needs of their own people.