Welcome to Burma And Enjoy the Totalitarian Experience by Timothy Syrota
Living in a Dictatorship
Hello, this is your tour guide speaking. I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to Burma. As you travel through our beautiful country please do not look beyond the glittering pagodas, do not talk about politics, and please ensure that you do not leave the clearly defined trail. Please acknowledge that our government is working hard to improve the state of the nation and that we do not abuse human rights. Should you not understand this, you are a neo-colonialist axe-handle who works for the CIA. Thank you for your attention and please enjoy your visit.
A joke, yes, but joking in Burma is a criminal offence punishable with seven years hard labour!
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