... she began the new relationship with a flat refusal to cooperate, according to a person close to the negotiations who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
“Democracy is when the people keep a government in check,” she told the crowd outside her party’s headquarters here in the city once known as Rangoon. “To achieve democracy we need to create a network, not just in our country but around the world. I will try to do that. If you do nothing you get nothing.”
“I need to know what you want first,” she said to the crowd. “Do you know what you want?”
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/15/world ... l?ref=asia
“I’m not going to be able to do it alone,” she said at the news conference. “One person alone can’t do anything as important as bringing genuine democracy to a country.”
Influenced by both Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence and by more specifically Buddhist concepts, Aung San Suu Kyi entered politics to work for democratization, helped found the National League for Democracy on 24 September 1988, and was put under house arrest on 20 July 1989. She was offered freedom if she left the country, but she refused.
http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Burma ... peech.html
1990 "Freedom From Fear" speech
It is not power that corrupts but fear.
U2 believe the world must not be allowed to forget Aung San Suu Kyi and on the 360 Tour fans are invited to wear the mask when the band play Walk On, which was written for her.
I'm a rock-n-roll junkie ya'll -- of all the tributes to her I could have posted, I HAD to use this one.