Readers following the recent protests and crackdowns in Burma may not have seen a recent commentary by Kyi May Kaung.

She writes:

For the last 14 years the junta has been dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on a document it calls a constitution, in a process it calls the “National Convention.” Now it has ratified its statement and there are no surprises for anyone. The ugly new flag shows one big star, clearly symbolizing the military’s intention to remain dominant.

A boot crushing everyone underneath it would be a more apt symbol.