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Your monthly martyrdom [Jul. 15th, 2005|04:35 am]
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Thich Quang Duc - Buddhist monk
1963 --- set himself on fire on the streets of Saigon to protest government persecution of Buddhists.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-15 03:26 am (UTC)
I can see it.
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[User Picture]From: rouninisapphire
2005-07-15 06:11 am (UTC)
that is an odd method of protest.
did the fire kill him?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-15 01:50 pm (UTC)
I think so. It was like "Interesting deaths". You should look himup.

I'm kind of afraid of the pictures I'd see to do so.
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From: hymn
2005-07-15 06:29 am (UTC)
wow did it accomplish anything
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[User Picture]From: fireghost
2005-07-15 06:33 am (UTC)
One monk, well done, and a well-known photograph...
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[User Picture]From: icant_win
2005-07-15 06:51 am (UTC)
Huh. Ironic, considering what he was protesting.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-15 01:53 pm (UTC)
Yes. I have to agree with you.

That's way more persecution they tney were used too, I wager.
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From: nyguen9
2005-07-15 07:33 am (UTC)
I've seen that.

We had a guy that would light his crotch on fire every year before school started.
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[User Picture]From: rouninisapphire
2005-07-15 07:45 am (UTC)
How odd. does he have kids? :P

and i love the icon, by the way.
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2005-07-15 08:06 am (UTC)

Yup.

I read about that in my history book while I was in high school.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-15 02:25 pm (UTC)

Re: Yup.

Well, I'm behind on the times. :)
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[User Picture]From: et_blackbird
2005-07-15 09:09 am (UTC)
Maybe I'm cynical, but I have to wonder whether there was nothing he could do alive to improve the situation.
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From: kiwioverture
2005-07-15 11:35 am (UTC)
The photograph symbolized a lot. He did more dead than any single person could do while alive.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-15 02:38 pm (UTC)
Holy shit.

Is that photoedited?
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From: m_buggie
2005-07-15 03:00 pm (UTC)
All I can do is salute his dedication. He is a braver soul than I, choosing to die for his ideals.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-15 03:26 pm (UTC)
Burning to death has to be the WORST death ever.
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[User Picture]From: theslaughtered
2005-07-23 11:34 am (UTC)
Very legendary, I used a picture of that on a cover for a project on Hate/Intolerance I did in school. I single man's protest against the infinitely larger powers is suicide, may as well do it on your own terms. I have a really good quote about all that somewere, mayhaps I will find it for ya.
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[User Picture]From: jimmyjohnny42
2005-07-28 10:22 am (UTC)
i saw that picture in my US history book
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-28 09:47 pm (UTC)
Not a pretty one, at all. *shudder*
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