‘Hope springs eternal’ & that’s what gives freedom struggles all over the world a fighting chance. But where hope is absolutely worthless is believing agencies of oppression, like the US Democratic Party or ASEAN, will transform themselves & switch loyalties from the side of capital to that of working people. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit is going on in Bangkok, Thailand & media is reporting that the crisis of the Rohingya genocide will be pursued. Putting aside that Thailand as a matter of policy forces Rohingya refugee boats back out to sea, it is not the political nature of ASEAN to seriously address human rights issues since it is primarily a sweatshop economics & military alliance. It’s the wrong venue for hope to be applied but the right place for Rohingya political pressure to be amped up to expose the political collusion of ASEAN’s member nations with the Burmese genocidaires.
This is a series of posts I’ve done on ASEAN & the Rohingya crisis which may give some insight into the organization:
(Photo from Reuters is mug shot of ASEAN 2019 participants)