I don’t know much about the situation in Myanmar. What I do know isn’t good. A militaristic regime is treating the people terribly, and now news comes that thousands of monks have been massacred and dumped in the jungle. If it’s true, it’s bad. Really bad. What should one do? The peaceful demonstrations by the monks obviously haven’t worked and the world couldn’t really care less.
Is there a time for peace and a time for action? If peaceful demonstration doesn’t work, should one engage in fighting. Is armed rebellion OK if the government is corrupt, evil and dangerous?
Stallone is going currently filming John Rambo, the fourth and supposedly final movie in the series. Coming off of the success of Rocky Balboa, it makes perfect sense. Coincidentally, the plot of the movie involves Rambo going into Burma to rescue Christian missionaries who have been captured, tortured, etc. The trailer is weirdly moving: combining Bible text with R-rated scenes of Rambo mopping up Burmese soldiers.
Apparently, Stallone and his crew actually saw a lot of the travesty for themselves. If only Rambo were real, he cares enough to clean up other people’s messes…
Check out the trailer (r-rated)