Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Three set themselves on fire in central Beijing

[I was horribly appalled as a spoiled, stupid, western, "ruling class" youth at the self-immolation of the Buddhist monks to end the Vietnam War.  I thought they were just plain wrong.  Dr. MLK on the other hand, was finally awakened by them to his full Humanity, and the speech at Riverside Baptist that got him murdered exactly a year later to the day, DEMANDING an end to the Vietnam Genocide was inspired by those same expressions of ultimate human outcry to Humanity.      "THERE COMES A TIME, when silence is betrayal," MLK.  SL]
Three people set themselves on fire in the heart of downtown Beijing on Wednesday, state media and a witness said, and city police said they appeared to have come to the capital to voice "personal complaints".  The trio set off the blaze in their car just before 3 p.m. (0700 GMT) at the intersection of the city's main Chang'an thoroughfare and high-end shopping street, Wangfujing.  [I don't know if today's article was one of those Times. SL]