Saturday, June 09, 2012

Walls (တံတိုင်း)

I want to share this Burmese song, "Walls", written by Saw Wilfred. The recent clashes between Rohingyas and Arakans made me think about some of the issues addressed in the song---the walls dividing us humans. The post by a Burmese blogger, "Why do you hate Muslims?", also inspired me to share this song.

Listening to the song reminds me that race, skin color, nationalities or religious beliefs are the "walls" dividing us. I also remembered this quote, which I wrote about a while ago.

"This is America, right? People say now how we should all just love each other the same? But underneath, they're all still feeling the same old hate. Black, White, Jew, Asian, Greek, whatever. But for a true gangster, none of that matters. In business, if you can make a buck with or from them, you don't give a damn who they look like or who they pray to. To us, this city's one big gorgeous mosaic of crime."

Here is the song, "တံတိုင်း."

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