Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Nobel laureate Aung Suu Kyi & U.S. Foreign Policy

U.S. Foreign Policy - in the nitty-gritty details of persons & powers & economics -  is intensely complex!

I don't pretend to have the answers!

We should celebrate the great things happening (even while troubling issues remain - and issues must be dealt with cautiously) for Myanmar/Burma, as the Nobel laureate, and indisputable leader from the Region - Aung Suu Kyi travels abroad, free, promoting peace.

Meanwhile, we must be mindful (on the heels of the movie mocking Muhammad continues to cause trouble) how each of us (and politicians with a public voice, in particular) - should not minimize or ostracize groups of people (especially from other cultures & places) -  with one-sided-exclusionary statements that make irrelevant the plight of people groups in various places in the world!

To speak in grand generalizations about large people groups with a broad-stroke is problematic - especially when it's not true!   When Mitt Romney says, "Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace’ - he is not just misinformed - he's wrong!

Palestinians for Peace & Democracy
Americans & Palestinians for Peace
Israelis & Palestinians for Peace
The Coalition for Peace & Justice in Palestine
Palestinian Israeli Peace NGO
Jews for Justice for Palestinians
One Voice for Peace

And these are just a few of the links to real persons, in Palestine & Israel  - who want peace.  This doesn't include numerous other religious groups or persons - in the Region - and around the World!

We can empower more peace - and a better future - if we'll acknowledge and empower those persons working for peace!!

Toward eupan ~

~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

Posted via email from Eupan Global Initiative

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