Coke and communism appear to be going hand in hand in the near future. The Union of Myanmar, otherwise known as Burma, has just found out that Coke will be selling its product for the first time in 60 years. The U.S. government is about to remove its investment sanction because of the country’s democratic reform.
I can speak to this issue from personal experience. While I was in Thailand this past October, we crossed over into Myanmar. The reason for crossing the border into a communist country is a topic for another blog. However, I can verify that Myanmar has definitely embraced the democratic way.
The minute we crossed from Thailand to Myanmar, we were greeted with solicitors that made the Tijuana border street vendors look like amateurs. We could buy everything from hand carved wood workings, to clothing with famous labels. How do I know they were legitimate labels? Because the price was the same as though I was shopping in Times Square in New York City…no deals to be found in Myanmar.
However, the most amazing item I discovered for sale was right outside a Buddhist temple. The item was a necklace with the cross of Jesus. That’s right, the most famous symbol for Christianity for sale right outside the Buddhist temple and on Buddhist land. If that is not an example of democracy, then I don’t know what is…I guess the biblical scripture found in the book of Mark Chapter 16, Verse 15 is truly occurring:
“And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.’”