Critical Dharma for Thinking Minds /Milk Tea Alliance

Burma: A Radical Vision

Twitter: Scenes of candlelight night strike in Inwun village, Launglon Township tonight, defying military rules. #MurdererMinAungHlaing#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar#July3RevileStrike#MilkTeaAlliance

These red paintings, combining red hand prints, red text and spatters, presents a radical aesthetic that portrays the Burmese Revolution in marks and paint: the rage, the grief, the passionate commitment to end the military regime and assert their autonomy.

Notice that this demonstration is taking place in front of a Buddhist shrine, asserting revolutionary ideals within a Buddhist cultural context. This is what I mean when I say that the the pro-democracy uprising against authoritarianism in Myanmar and Southeast Asia will have profound effects on the practice of Buddhism in years to come.

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