Saturday, April 28, 2012

Beautiful Art Work, Interviews, Filmed By Buffalohair at Sitagu Buddhist Vihara Shwezigon Pagoda Project

Ann LRD on April 27th, 2012
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Sitt Nyein Aye, His Journey to Sitagu Buddhist Vihara Shwezigon Pagoda Project. Posted in Asia with tags Artist, austin, Aye, buddhist, Burma, Myanmar, Nyein,
Sitt Nyein Aye, His Journey to Sitagu Buddhist Vihara Shwezigon Pagoda Project
Posted in Asia with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2012 by Buffalohair
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Sitt Nyein Aye is truly a trailblazer in the art world. Top of his class with honors in Burma he also was a rebel. He earned his place in art history since he ventured where no other artists ventured before, the modern art scene. Granted, the socialist government was not to pleased. In the dark days of 1988 he moved to India. Though he would have lived most comfortably in India he chose to give his earnings to pro democracy groups around the world in support of their valiant struggle. After living in India for 20 years he recently migrated to America and destiny.Humanity is in his blood since he is dedicating his time and skills to the Shwezigon Pagoda and Meditation Center Project. Eventually he will pursue his dream and open an art school for Burmese and non Burmese artisans who yearn to learn from a true master. And he could not have chosen a better place to establish himself in the art scene, Austin Texas.Please note that the quality of his art work presented on this video does not do him justice. But there will be more interviews and videos in the future as this creative genius evolves in the great state of Texas. And I’ll be there to capture his achievements on film and print.

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Struggle of Burmese artist Sitt Nyein Aye: Part-2 – YouTube
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Let me try to translate in short:- It’s about  his life and struggle to become one of the most popular Artist in the country. With little finance support he never gave up his loves and fascination toward modern art and managed to study work of art for eight years! His dedication finally brought him to be recorded as a successful artist in Mandalay-Abhi-Dan (burmese version of guinness record). Let’s wait to the third part on how he has actively engaged against tyranny!
  1. Struggle of Burmese artist Sitt Nyein Aye: Part-I – YouTube 28, 2010 – 5 min – Uploaded by mizzimanewsTV
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  4. Sitt Nyein Aye, His Journey to Sitagu Buddhist Vihara Youtube day ago – 5 min – Uploaded by Buffalohair

    Sitt Nyein Aye is truly a trailblazer in the art

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A scale model of the completed Shwe Zi Gon Pagoda.
Shwe Zi Gon Pagoda replica 1/3 the size of the original structure back in Burma. It is truly a masterpiece with loving care for every detail.
  • Be sure to Watch this Film to the end 7:50 , to the Music with Photo clips of the Artists Work!
Posted in America’s with tags buddhist, Burma, Myanmar, pagoda, shwezigon, sitagu, u win maung, vihara on April 25, 2012 by Buffalohair

Ashin Cintita Discusses Progress Being Made At Sitagu Buddhist Vihara (English)

Posted in America’s with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2012 by Buffalohair
Burmese master craftsmen duplicate statues from the original Pagoda in Burma to 1/3 scale. This is the finished clay die before its placed in the kiln. Then the die will be used for the rubber molds used to cast the many statues that will adorn the Pagoda at Sitagu. Hand craftsmanship at its finest. By western standards this would be a multi-million dollar project, just for the art and sculpting work involved, not including the meditation area, buildings, library, reflection pond and the pagoda. The artists came from Burma simply for the sake of accomplishing something for their faith and their people. The west could learn something about true giving from this crew of dedicated Buddhist craftsmen for it’s not all about the money.

Ashin Ariyadhamma Discusses Shwe Zi Gon Pagoda Construction in Austin Texas

Posted in America’s with tags , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2012 by Buffalohair
U Win Maung over seeing crew of master craftsmen here at the Sitagu Vinhara. I was surrounded by greatness. These guys are totally awesome and an example of what Burma is capable of if they choose to do so. There is a twinkle of hope for the future I do believe…
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Ashin Ariyadhamma and moi at Sitagu Buddhist Vihara
Ashin Ariyadhamma and Buffalohair

Sitt Nyein Aye, His Journey to Sitagu Buddhist Vihara Shwezigon Pagoda Project

Posted in Asia with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2012 by Buffalohair
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Sitt Nyein Aye is truly a trailblazer in the art world. Top of his class with honors in Burma he also was a rebel. He earned his place in art history since he ventured where no other artists ventured before, the modern art scene. Granted, the socialist government was not to pleased. In the dark days of 1988 he moved to India. Though he would have lived most comfortably in India he chose to give his earnings to pro democracy groups around the world in support of their valiant struggle. After living in India for 20 years he recently migrated to America and destiny.
Humanity is in his blood since he is dedicating his time and skills to the Shwezigon Pagoda and Meditation Center Project. Eventually he will pursue his dream and open an art school for Burmese and non Burmese artisans who yearn to learn from a true master. And he could not have chosen a better place to establish himself in the art scene, Austin Texas.
Please note that the quality of his art work presented on this video does not do him justice. But there will be more interviews and videos in the future as this creative genius evolves in the great state of Texas. And I’ll be there to capture his achievements on film and print.
For more information:
Sitagu Buddhist Vihara
Ashin Ariyadhamma
9002 Honeycomb Dr.
Austin, Texas, 78737 USA
PH: 512 301 3968

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Buffalohair, Earth Change Round-up

Earth Change Round-up

From all corners of the planet change is upon us. Prophecies are coming to pass on such a grand scale it is no longer a question of IF change will come but where these changes will fester next. From the physical plane to the spiritual one, all of humanity is under siege and like a prophetic ancient writing cautioned; “Those days will come like a thief in the night”. Hmm, do you hear someone rummaging through your underwear drawer?

Some people aware of this change are just terrified to pieces about the ground cracking open plunging them into the molten earth’s core. It does not take rocket science to realize it is not the end of the world but simply the end of a cycle. People should hold their milk and pay attention rather than freak out pee all over themselves. Ancestors from all cultures gave ample warning to their descendants about the times we live so it should be of no surprise. Dogmas and ideological principles far and wide described events and how to survive them for millennia’s. You would think after eons of common daily knowledge of the supernatural we would have a clue how to act in the 21st century. It is not the end of the world and humanity by any means. Did I say humanity? Humanity is just an inconvenient and archaic ideology with no place in our pseudo civil society. Is that to harsh?

Though some folks are addressing the physical aspects of change all too many people are not addressing the intangible facets of change. Call it the paranormal, supernatural or spiritual but this side of change is already counting coup on mankind no matter what you call it. Spirits from all dogmas both good and bad did not simply disappear whence we entered this modern technological age; they are major players as we speak. With little or no regard for the paranormal earthlings are going off the deep end in all quarters of this primitive society, influenced by voices in their pointed little heads. Whether voices come from bonehead space dudes, spirit entities or the guidance from a shiny orb named Dan they like to pull your chain and press those buttons. “Peel the skin off that herp second shift supervisor, you can do it”. I think that’s against the law. I’d tell the voice to get screwed and do it himself if he was such a ‘Barney Bad Ass’. Just don’t let anyone see you chatting away, all alone in a vacant parking lot or something. It will be The Lithium Lane Rubber Room for you. Telepathy is the ticket. And don’t wave your arms around in the air either, gads.

Those pesky little voices urge folks to kill their families, friends and anyone else, just because you can. Guess they tell you to do other rotten stuff to do with people who just piss you the right the f— off! But that’s all that comes to mind, hmm. Take another Prozac pop another miracle pill and it will all go away but eventually the voices do return with a vengeance. Spirits from evil are the culprits in most cases where voices are involved. There is no real concern for spirits or their influence so we think these evil thoughts are our own. Well, maybe not all of them anyway. People consider the concept of spirits poppycock and are prime targets for naughty spirits who coerce them to do just about anything. We all deal with all these chatty goons everyday but not to extremes, for the most part but that statistic is changing.

How can anyone proclaim they believe the doctrines of their dogma if they do not accept the fact spirits exist? Surely they read tales about spirits and their influences on man. Where would Moses be if he did not speak to a good spirit, Egypt? You can’t have it both ways homeboy/girl. Either you realize spirits exist within your dogma and tradition or you walk in oblivion and are like a babe in the woods in the grand scheme of things. You can be born again, meditate or sacrifice a goat on a bitchen altar a dude from the Islands made you. But you will be wasting your time if it’s not real. That part is up to you mon. Just remember; your fate is in your hands alone. No pressure here.

You must walk your talk not just ramble scriptures or sacred texts to wow your friend and impress Rabbi Schwartzmann. The only person you are fooling is yourself and bad spirits will be cheering you on all the way to your destruction. At least you’ll have a fan club. Just think, If you commit a juicy act of butchery that makes the front page of The New York Times you’ll have your 15 minutes of fame so I guess it all works out. If there is a transit strike, forget about it because you’ll be lucky if you make a sidebar on the back page. Timing is everything, err does that apply here? But I doubt you’ll get a reality show out of the deal. You would have to be on after Jimmy Fallon anyway. I’ll go off the deep end if networks screw wth the late night line up again. Then again you might find a home in commercial advertising endorsing GMO Franken-Food, Zyklon B. or Agent Orange garden supplies on one of those spam TV channels no one watches unless you forgot to pay the cable.

How many more blood spattered news stories where a person hacks their kids to pieces or other egregious crimes must be committed before we realize spirits are actually to blame? Good religious people with no criminal or psychosis issues are cracking up and coming loose at the seams because voices drove them over the edge. Spiritually unprepared people from all walks of life are going bananas and this is only the beginning. Take a long hard look at the world. It should be as plain as the nose on your face we are spinning out of control mentally and morally. And yes, this is part of prophecy and a major sign of the times we live. Oh well, ‘when you snooze you loose’ and society is asleep at the wheel or simply chooses to ignore the obvious. How far beyond stupid is that?

Like it or not people from all walks of life and education levels are putty in the hands of spirits who declared war on humanity. Sounds far fetched? Well if you actually paid attention to your respective dogma you would know the spirit world is alive and well and this assault on humanity is a part of religious teachings and prophecy. Though we face turbulent times on a physical level it is the spiritual level that will ultimately strike a fatal blow to the unaware no matter how much survival gear they posses. You don’t have to be a native, psychic or visionary to see and hear spirit. Ask the guy who just ate someone’s liver because a voice in his pea brain thought it would be a wonderful culinary adventure. I would hope onions came with that order, that’s if you like liver of course. The spirit world is interfacing on this plain of existence with a vengeance these days. Granted, spirits have been around since time immemorial. Now modern man is blind as a bat to this part of our reality and with fatal consequences. If people practiced what they preached none of this would be an issue since all dogmas warn of evil spirits, or did you miss that part. Umm, I think it’s on page one.

I don’t really worry about tornados, earthquakes or meteor smashing into the earth as much as the consequences from the spirit world. “Who is going to crack up next?” is more my concern. What if a butcher decides to cut costs and uses wino meat or something? “Why does my pork chop smell like cheap Chianti?” Random acts of insanity and violence are on the rise and not from small time crooks and professional bad guys like we conveniently choose to believe. They work for cash not for shear pleasure or impulse. It’s strictly business, nothing personal paisan, capice? An airline pilot lost his mind in-flight and fortunately he did not plunge the jet into a nosedive before he went bonkers. A nurse whacked a mom and took her new born child? The list continues to grow as mindless mayhem spreads throughout a sickened society. Who in a position of trust will be next to loose their mind? They are the prime targets of evil spirits if they don’t have a handle on the spirit world. Many people are already walking a fine line and admit they are loosing their grip on sanity. Expect anything and you will still be surprised.

Gads, flight attendants are loosing their sanity all the time these days and it’s only a matter of time before this phenomena gleans fatal results. The point being, it’s not just the average schmoe who is privy to evil entities but people from all quarters of society and some like it and like it a lot. Awareness of the spirit world by everyone is not in the best interests of some exclusive elitists groups who horde this truth in a veil of secrecy. If everyone embraced a relationship with the spirit world they would know good spirits from bad and truth from lies. There are no secrets within the confines of the spirit world and man’s indiscretions are known to all, like farting in an elevator with only one other person onboard.  

If you paid attention to your sacred texts you would be aware we entered the era of false prophet and we are getting primed for that revelation. I will probably be eating fry-bread and watching early SG-1 reruns with my brother when that day comes but I might tune in during commercials, indeed. My advice to you is; don’t get stupid if some spaz-ship lands in your medical marijuana garden proclaiming they are your G*D because that is just pure bat guano. Screw those so called benevolent space dudes who act like they are ‘all that’. The same goes with spirits rummaging around in your thick skull talking smack. Don’t let your fear influence you to pay homage to some entity that floats through your garage door or gives free colonoscopies either. I don’t know about you but my G*D does not need an iron Frisbee to buzz around the universe and his chums don’t play grab ass either.

But if you truly had a spiritual connection you would already know the score and this would be yesterdays news in todays cat box.. There are good entities that are poised to expose these charlatans of deception and give you a hand if you are listening. It’s written within the pages of your dogma or what ever floats your spiritual canoe. Just so you know, there is a happy ending but it will be a while since we only began the downward spiral. The trick to survival lays within your personal spiritual connection. One more thing, no matter how you believe you MUST have absolute faith in the doctrine you purport to embrace. It’s not the end of the world but the beginning of a new cycle. The long and the short of it is; if you have a true spiritual relationship within your dogma no voice will convince you to do something stupid, especially during this time of change. Maybe if you pay more attention to your sacred books you just might survive.  

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Stop Stealing Navajo and Hopi nations Water! U.S. Senate: Remove S.2109

Stop Stealing Navajo and Hopi nations Water! U.S. Senate: Remove S.2109

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President Ben Shelly, Vice President Rex Lee Jim and 13 Council delegates met April 5 with Arizona Republican senators Jon Kyl and John McCain to discuss the proposed Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Settlement Agreement and the Bennett Freeze area. Outside the conference room of the Hogan Restaurant in Tuba City, where the meeting took place, over 200 protesters from across the Navajo Nation gathered under the gaze of a large police presence to tell those leaders one thing, “Dooda water settlement!”

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This bill will force the Navajo and Hopi nations to give up all water rights to the Peabody Coal Mining Company and the Salt River Project and other…

Lets see who are the easy ones to steal water from? Where it is okay to polute the waste water that is left over from our projects? Where only people who are not cared about and dumb wild animals we could care less about live? So it would only be for them to drink from ? But  have it done far away from the Public Eye? Ahhh yes here is the idea spot!

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Ann LRD says:
This is not spam! I am Dine! This comment is aimed toward greener energy solutions! Renewable Recources! Not Peabody! We do not need coal for energy. We have invented solar panels. We have a lot of land. We could produce more power than ever without coal! Read the last part. : )
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Buffalohair, Burmese Troops Continue Shelling Kachin Positions near Laiza

Burmese Troops Continue Shelling Kachin Positions near Laiza

Predictably Burmese artillery units began shelling the *Kachin Pan Tsun post in northern Bhamo (Manmaw) district. For 10 gruelling hours Kachin Independence Army Battalion 19 faced an intense 120 mm artillery barrage on their position in a futile attempt to retain control of this strategic location before the position fell. They were forced to regroup, but no doubt the Burmese have not heard the last of the fighting Jinghpaw.

The Pan Tsun Post is critical in the protection of Laiza where over 25,000 Internally Displace Kachin refugees are sheltered. Other locations are also experiencing heavy fighting as the war intensifies. Kachin troops are focused on the protection of Laiza and its civilian population. The Bhamo to Loije trade route was ultimately closed because of the intense combat operations in this region. Reports of casualties have not yet been reported by either side.

As **U.S. Senator Jim Webb heads to Washington to propose the lifting of sanctions to reward Burma I must ask; “Reward for what, the ethnic war the military junta of Burma continues to wage against the Jinghpaw people?” If the Kachin fail to hold back the marauding Burmese army the possibility of a humanitarian crisis of epic purporting could very well ensue. The good senator and corporate interests he panders for would undoubtedly have Kachin blood on their hands for this calculated ambivalence. After all, it was the junta that broke the 17 year cease fire agreement 10 months ago and it is the junta who bare full responsibility for continued crimes against humanity in Kachinland. And for this Burma should be rewarded? How far beyond stupid is that, or is it just pure greed?

We must remember Senator Webb was courting Than Shwe and the lifting of sanction long before Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was released from bondage and Insein Prison was still filled to capacity with political prisoners. With over 900 political prisoners remaining in prisons throughout Burma it’s clear nothing has changed since Jim Webb continues to ignore the humanitarian crisis that persists in Kachinland and Burma as a whole. In all reality the mainstream media also share in this profoundly apathetic mindset when it comes to Burma’s policy of eugenics and ethnic cleansing. If and when the Kachin succeeds in retaining their national sovereignty they should tell the whole world to get screwed when it comes to their bountiful resources. But for now my prayers are with the Jinghpaw.



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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Buffalohair, Burmese Troops Prepare to Slaughter 25,000 Kachin Refugees in Laiza

Burmese Troops Prepare to Slaughter 25,000 Kachin Refugees in Laiza

Burmese troops are preparing for an offensive against *Internally Displaced People (IDP) in Laiza. Laiza is the temporary home of over 25,000 Kachin refugees who have fled their homeland as Burmese troops ransacked villages, townships and cities. Scores of human being have been tortured to death, raped and whole villages executed. Now Burma is moving heavy artillery into position to polish off this refugee centre.

120 mm artillery shells containing biological and chemical agents have become common place in Burma’s campaign of ethnic cleansing in Kachinland. Sadly the Tatmadaw uses child soldiers to handle these caustic weapons according to child defectors who’ve been interviewed in recent years. Now these big guns are being strategically positioned for maximum killing power in the Laiza region in this latest act of cowardice. Burmese troops are pouring in by the truck load and its not so they can distribute humanitarian aid in this impoverished region. There is no question innocent civilians will bear the brunt of Burma’s next offensive against the Jinghpaw.

But what puzzles me the most about any news story about the Kachin people is the use of the term ‘rebel’ as if the KIA and KIO were bands of renegade rebels. The reality is the fact Kachinland is a free standing nation governed by the Kachin Independence Organization and protected by the Kachin Independence Army. They always have and they always will but the misconception they are a rag tag fringe group rebels is nothing more than a carefully calculated lie to confuse the oblivious western world. The Burmese government is only trying to sugar-coat a bold faced lie to justify their intrusion into another nation’s sovereign land.

Burmanization is just another word for genocide or ethnic cleansing and nothing more that a military operation conceived by General Than Shwe himself. Women who do not escape advancing Burmese troops face gang rape from upwards of 10 to 30 men or more at an encounter as they ‘plant’ their seed to purify these Kachin women in this act called Burmanization. Sadly this is not an exaggeration for the fetid conduct of Burmese soldiers against ethnic minorities through out Burma reads more like a chapter in a Marque De Sade novel. Rape, torture and disembowelment are very real and used as ‘lessons’ for those who dare to disobey the Tatmadaw. The so called civilian government of  Burma is absolutely powerless to stop this since the Tatmadaw retains absolute control according to the constitution Than Shwe wrote and implemented back in 2008.

Many women are simply raped to death if they are lucky but less fortunate ones are tortured to death slowly by amphetamine filled troops from Burma. But let’s hear another pretty speech about how all is nice in Burma. Captured men and women are used as slaves or porters while male and female children are used as sex toys by perverted officers who take them as personal trophies. And you wonder why the KIA is fighting so hard to protect their people? Though Kachinland is chock full of natural resources it is not the land they are trying to save as much as it is their people. It is clear international corporate interests are hungry for Kachinland’s bountiful resources. It is also clear they are using the military junta of Burma to cleanse the landscape before they ‘develop’ this region whence sanctions are lifted. When the shelling begins in the Laiza region blood will be on the hands of corporate board of directors, the CEO’s and the stock holders as well as the barbaric Tatmadaw.

The Burmese military will not have a free ride since the KIA is already on the move to protect their nation and people. The valiant and courageous KIA finds it problematic at times when combating Burmese soldiers though. Since the cowardly Burmese army uses conscripts to do their bidding, Jinghpaw troops are hard pressed to kill people who are more like calves to slaughter. It is also noted these Burmese soldiers are hopped up on amphetamines. They do some spectacularly stupid feats in the heat of battle that places them in mortal danger from the elite Kachin army. Though the Tatmadaw is silent on the actual body count of their troops a conservative estimate is well into the thousands since Burma first violated the ceasefire last year. The count may be even higher but it is sure to grow as the war rages on. And were is the mainstream media through all this turmoil; reporting about fluffy speeches and boasting about how sanctions should be lifted. How far beyond stupid is that?

The west is not alone in the quagmire of contradictions and lies when facing the Kachin crisis. Another potential benefactor eager to control Kachinland’s rare earth minerals and resources is China. But within the Chinese Communist Party lurks a vast division between corporate oligarchists and true communist leaders who retain ancient alliances with the Kachin. It is this division that keeps China from assisting the Burmese government in this exercise in eugenics. In fact there are millions of Chinese who claim alliances with the Jinghpaw and there is no doubt if the oligarchist faction were to do away with the Kachin there would be major internal conflict within the C.C.P. itself. Being that China is on the verge of revolution already they don’t need to add wood to the fire. The divisions run deep within the military and other circles of influence within the red dragon of China when it comes to the Kachin.

Don’t think for one minute this division would help the west in any way since both sides within the C.C.P. are united in their disdain for the US and the west. The west has everything to loose if they continue to side with the criminal regime and their war on the Kachin and China has everything to gain if they do. The ideal outcome of this conflict would be to honour Kachinland’s borders and their sovereignty recognized by Burma, the west and the east. Only then will peace come to this war ravaged region since the Kachin are not going to back down anytime soon. Kachinland is a free standing nation and no corporate interests will prevail in this rush for her natural resources no matter how many civilians are murdered in Laiza or anywhere else in Kachinland. One day the world will regret they turned their backs on Kachinland. On the contrary I will be sipping tea with friends and family in Myitkyina.


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Monday, April 9, 2012

Buffalohair, Burmas Secret War the Corporate World Wants to Keep Quiet

Burma’s Secret War the Corporate World Wants to Keep Quiet

As the world celebrates Suu Kyi’s landslide victory (again), sanctions are already being lifted as if all is well within Burma’s borders. Sadly nothing could be further from the truth as ethnic cleansing and wholesale genocide continues unabated in Kachinland. It is a hoax and a bold faced lie that Burma is moving in the right direction but it’s a nice piece of theatrics for those who enjoy melodramatic fiction. Ask a Kachin and they will tell you their nation is under siege as the world ignores rape, murder and wholesale genocide. And sadly, Suu Kyi remains Burma’s most beautiful hostage.

Though the Kachin or Jinghpaw people are all alone in the world fighting for their very existence, valiant soldiers continue to counting coup against insurmountable odds against the fetid Burmese Army. Most recently a team of *KIA troops along with volunteers from the Peoples Army captured and destroyed a critically strategic check point at Pangsai (Kyukok) in Shan State. Unfortunately this crucial victory as well as the growing numbers of internally displaced Kachin people has gone under the radar of the mainstream media globally. The use of chemical and biological weapons against Kachin civilians has also become non issue since the world remains oblivious.

The realities of Burma’s ethnic cleaning operation continue to elude the press it would appear. But after some research it is clear as to why crimes against humanity being committed in Kachinland go underreported or ignored entirely. The parent companies of many western and international news groups have been and continue to be invested in Burma. Just remember that major corporations from throughout the world have always been in Burma siphoning off trillions of dollars in profits from natural resources while lining the pockets of corrupt dictators from Ne Win to Than Shwe. Sanctions, what sanctions for they were ignored in the most elaborate money laundering operation in the world.

The real purpose in forming this sham civilian government was to sugar-coat existing corporations who violated impotent sanctions in the first place. Now that modern technology is starving for rare earth minerals, uranium, gold and other precious commodities Kachinland is prime real-estate since its rich with these natural resources and more. Another fetid reality of the war in Kachinland is that corporate interests of the free world are allowing Burma to do their dirty work in eliminating the Jinghpaw people from this cornucopia of resources. Rather than face public scrutiny, especially during election time, they are buying politicians who favour  global expansionism for the sake of investors and the corporate bottom line, much like they are doing in South America and Africa. Sadly their hands are red with Kachin blood in spite of their triangulated support of Kachin genocide through the puppet regime of Thein Sein.

Woefully underestimated by the western world, the Kachin Independence Army is a disciplined, articulate and well oiled fighting machine. Their legendary military prowess saved thousands of allied lives in the Second World War, or did you forget that part? It is said that one Kachin soldier is equal to 1,000 Burmese soldiers. But in all reality I would double or triple this calculation for they are achieving the impossible in spite of the junta’s use of aircraft, biological & chemical weapons and all the advance technology that is at their disposal. This is more likened to David and Goliath for this conflict is of biblical proportions. And it is though absolute faith within their Christian faith they are achieving the impossible. Miracles upon miracles continue to make themselves known as the legions of greed and evil continue to be defeated in one bloody battle after another. In one instance the KIA ceased fire on inept Burmese soldiers who were obviously forced to do battle with the elite Kachin forces. The Kachin simply could not ethically fire on children who were forced to the front lines by cowardly elder Burmese troops. Many Burmese soldiers don’t share the concept of honour and valour and continue to rape and murder unarmed women and children when given the chance.

One Jinghpaw told me of how all Kachin soldiers realize they are facing certain death with overwhelming odds against them every time they go on a mission. Rather than instilling fear from this reality they find more raw courage and determination because they are fighting for their very existence and not just a chunk of real-estate. From their beloved general on down the fresh recruits they march with their iron clad belief system and it is proving to be the Kachin’s ultimate secret weapon. I’ve always contended that absolute faith within one’s dogma is the key to survival and the KIA is a perfect example of this axiom.

As the secret war in Kachinland becomes known around the world people from all nations are shocked that this struggle has gone so long without mainstream notoriety. It is not the people of these nations who do not care about the Kachin; it’s the corporate owned media who are ham-strung and disallowed from giving equal coverage of crimes against humanity that are being perpetrated on innocent human beings in Burma and Kachinland to this day. Already, the Kachin are finding more and more allies globally. People are asking questions about their politicians who seem oblivious to the cries of the Kachin people. Are these politicians in collusion with fetid and morally bankrupt corporations who are vested in the slaughter of the Kachin people? Just follow the money.

In any event Burma’s secret war against the Kachin people is no longer a secret as more people become aware of the atrocities being committed. Though Suu Kyi stole the headlines by winning yet another election it is clear there will be questions asked about why the Kachin issue is not being addressed. Why is it OK to ignore the wholesale murder of innocent Kachin people? The answer is really quite simply, Suu Kyi is still a hostage and powerless to do anything or she will finish out her years under house arrest. The world already betrayed her after she won the 1990 presidential election. The world sat idly by as her supporters were murdered in Depayin during a failed assassination attempt in May of 2003. She spent most of her life in confinement after that bloody event. The Saffron Revolution of 2007 was yet another massacre nations did nothing but sit idly by and make spineless watered down sanctions. She can very well be tossed in jail today and the world would still do nothing but gawk and make fanciful speeches to their electorates to look like they are doing something.

After all, the sham constitution of 2008 still gives the Tatmadaw absolute control no matter how many seats the NLD holds in parliament. But if you actually paid attention to what Suu Kyi says, she is not in favour of lifting sanctions no matter what the mainstream and pro junta advocates purport. And this juncture, I will give her the benefit of the doubt. But for my Jinghpaw brothers and sister they already see the handwriting on the wall and realize they must stand alone. Well except for their Red Indian cousin because I stand with the Jinghpaw and will always stand with the Jinghpaw. And if they die, I may very well die with them if the opportunity arises.



Your Devil’s Advocate

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Buffalohair, A Personal Accounting of the Dallas/Fort Worth Tornado of April 3rd 2012

Residing in the Dallas/Fort Worth area has many rewards. From culinary to cultural this region of Texas is chock full of fun and exciting places to see, a night life to die for and a rich blend of arts and entertainment. But nothing could have prepared me for the extravaganza that transpired on Tuesday afternoon, April 3rd 2012. Like they say; “Everything is big inTexas, including tornados”

I had just finished producing the Smooth Show and was in the process of producing the Mingalaba Show, a broadcast for the Burmese communities. Had my trusty Irish made Sennheiser headphones on and was in the middle of doing a monologue for the show when I heard an irritating ticking sound. I checked my gages and found no anomalies in the system as I was recording. Irritated, I pulled off my headphones only to discover someone was pounding on the front door. At first I thought it was a raid of some kind, a flashback from a less than savory youthful past. So I’m no cherry, get over it. At least I’m not a due faccia (two face) politician responsible for the death of millions of innocent people for the sake of corporate and investor interests.

Since I had nothing to hide I made my way to the entrance. As I approached the door I could hear an older Mexican America woman shouting, “El Apuro del seƱor, por favor! Tornado! Tornado! Apure, por favor!” In laymen’s terms, “Get your ass out of there bonehead, there is a tornado about to blow your dumb ass to Arkansas”. I opened the door to find a little old Mexican grandmother with three babies in her arms as she frantically made swirling motions with her hand while clutching her grand children. Umm, I got her drift and went back into the studio just for a second and poof, she was out of there. How considerate of her to risk her life for some stranger she does not even know. She was truly a hero in my eyes since she did not have to stick around like she did in the heat of disaster.  

The story gets a little stupid because I was wearing only a longyi, a traditional clothing item men wear inBurmaand other Asian countries. OK, OK, OK, so it resembles a long skirt by narrow American standards but it’s a custom I enjoy when visiting my Burmese friends who wear longyies. The ‘boys’ enjoy the freedom as well and what the hell, I was in the studio recording a Burmese show. For all the writing I do about ‘preparedness’ I was caught in a dilemma. Since the longyi is tied in the front, I had no boxers on and was barefooted I really needed to done more cloths for a host of reasons. One being I did not want to be caught buck naked dead or alive in the heart of CowtownTexas if my longyi accidentally fell off. I did not care to explain what a longyi is to astonished cattlemen either. “Umm guys, this is not a dress and quite peeking under my skirt, err longyi” Being barefooted with the possibility of lacerating my feet on broken glass was another very real concern.

Eventually Mr. FEMA Trained former emergency manager, moi, finally made my way out of the studio after a heartfelt farewell to my video and sound equipment. I did have my ‘grip’ or bug-out bag in tow as I made my way to safety. There was no hail in my neck of the woods but the rain drops were like buckets for they were gigantic. There was no visibility to speak of and I did not see a funnel cloud but I did hear a train in the distance through thunder and lightening strikes that appeared to be all around me, holay! As I approached a designated tornado shelter people were already coming out and told me that the twister was on the east side of I-35w. Fortunately I was on the west side. The sky was still dark with a funny hue and the torrential downpour continued. It was quite eerie and surreal.

When I returned to the studio I turned on the boob tube to get more information on the tornado I encountered only to discover there was another one on the ground to the west of me and it was making its way toward my location, gads. In my infinite wisdom I posted some comments on Facebook and Yahoo then made a dash for my trusty iron pony and like before, rain and lightening was doing a number. I made tracks for a clearing (Home Depot Parking Lot) so I could shoot some pictures since I was surrounded by trees and buildings at my previous location. How far beyond stupid was that eh? And I still did not get a good shot, just thick gray clouds that did not show the enormity of the situation. I did get a soda and a Snickers Bar at the QT though. It was business as usual at the lumber yard until I told an employee about the second twister to the west of us though.

All the while I could hear my Cousin Antonio’s voice telling me to ‘take pictures’. Antonio is a world class photographer and his work appears around the world including the silver screen, most recently the film ‘Holy Man, The USA vs Douglas White’, a ‘must see film’ by the way. He takes many mortally intrusive risks to photograph history in his on going career so you can imagine his zest for picture taking at all costs and maybe a taste of insanity as well. Guess it runs in the family eh. Unfortunately I did not take that special shot of the twin twisters I was surrounded by and there was a rumor a third was on the ground. Eventually meteorologists reported between 12 and 14 tornados during this swarm. The last swarm of tornados I experienced was in the middle of the night on a desolate Oklahoma highway outside of my reservation a few years back. That was another experience I will not soon forget. I was literally dodging twisters left and right since all I could see was their silhouettes during lightening flashes. The road did appear a bit breezier than normal. Doh!

They say the Creator protects babies and fools. In this instance I was the latter since I did not follow any safety precautions and could have been blown all the way to Indiana for my lackluster performance. Maybe someone should pencil in ‘journalists’ to that saying. But you just had to be there to understand where I was coming from since I was totally ill prepared and not dressed for the part. What a time to make a fashion statement. But I’m in good company since first responders and tornado chasers were out and about as well as fellow journalists including news helicopters but they did not have a longyi on. And no, I don’t have a matching handbag either for you boneheads that don’t understand Asian cultures. I do have a camera bag with the National League for Democracy flag proudly embossed on it though. For the record, my longyi was made in Burma and not in China, gawd.

But what pisses me off about this tornado story was some of the comments I got from people outside of Texas. Talk about hate mail, geeze. One person took on the persona of G*D and made light of Texans suffering from the rash of tornados. Hate baiting and alluding to prejudice and G*D’s wrath onTexas was the theme with no regard for the people who lost everything in the aftermath. For all intents and purposes G*D was with the good people of Texas because there was no deaths reported even though the tornados traveled deep into some of the most heavily populated areas in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and the state. And it just missed me.

Stories of heroism and survival abound including the tale of a grandmother who held an infant by the feet as a twister tried to suck the child from her grasp. There were people from all races helping their neighbors regardless of skin tone in the chaotic aftermath that followed. No one ever mentioned the race card for they were Texans helping fellow Texans blowing apart the ignorantly misconceived stereotype non-Texans enjoy spreading about this state. In an unrelated story the mainstream media tried to paint a picture of racial overtones during Tea Party rallies but they failed to mention that people from all races were Tea Party members here inTexas. I saw for myself as CNN tried in vein to ignore all the non whites holding Pro Tea Party Slogans on one broadcast. But that’s OK, let’s hate Texans.

Yup, let’s hate Texans and celebrate the destruction of homes and businesses of innocent hard working people from all races who suffered in the wake of these tornados. Maybe these haters should place a sign on their homes proclaiming their disdain for Texans. That way when disaster strikes their state Texan emergency workers who respond to national emergencies will not waste their time on people who hate them. Unfortunately, they would still risk their lives for you buttheads anyway, sign or no sign.Texas has thousands of emergency professionals including search & rescue, medical and fire personnel who respond to disasters across the USA and the world on a moments notice. So next time you bad mouth Texans just remember in the days to come, disaster may strike and it just might be a Texan who risks his/her life to save your stupid race baiting hate filled keister.

But for now, my prayers and heart goes out to everyone here inTexas who survived this catastrophic tornado swarm.

Your Devil’s Advocate
© 2012, Buffalohair Productions. All rights reserved.