The speech that struck me as the most important was that of the son of Aung San Suu Kyi. She was under house arrest because she tried to make a change that would improve life for everyone in Burma. This shows that the situation was ongoing, making this speech even more important. This speech thanks those who are fighting for what they believe in, and inspires more people to do so. In this speech her son says, “We must also remember that the lonely struggle taking place in a heavily guarded compound in Rangoon is part of the much larger struggle, worldwide, for the emancipation of the human spirit from political tyranny and psychological subjection.” This quote points out that the situation in Burma is not the only one of its kind, and this speech applies to the whole world.
Since this speech was given, Aung San Suu Kyi has been released from house arrest. This happened after Burma, now Myanmar, staged its first election in 20 years, although this poll has been considered undemocratic and only confirms the junta’s continued control.http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2011/03/08/suu_kyi/