16 June 2011

For greater good – are we debating ethics or the law of the land?

My earlier post ‘http://viceunversa.blogspot.com/2011/06/sri-lanka-not-so-paradise.html  concentrated on and highlighted the lack or disappearance of democracy in Sri Lanka, my motherland. But I am from the minority of people in Sri Lanka as the majority of its citizens genuinely support the current government and it’s dictatorship type of government.

Being from a minority means that I also express displeasure of many events that happen all over the world.

-        I do not want US drones bombing Afghanistan and calling the loss of civilians for greater good and collateral damage.

-       The so-called UN peacekeeping forces bombing of Libya.

-       I disagree with Israel’s forceful occupation of Palestine.

-       I hate the US and UK occupation of Iraq.

-       I do not agree with many of the internal policies of China. The Tiananmen Square massacre is a prime example.

-         I am appalled that for the past three decades Sri Lanka is best known for the LTTE, the birth of the suicide bomber and terrorism.

So I am unhappy about many international human rights infringements. I could just go on and on. I am however just a minority. Shame.

Until the double standards stop, I remain ashamed. I am ashamed of all the diasporas who often complain but then are seen living the life of luxury on holiday in Sri Lanka. If it's so bad why do you holiday there?

Last but not least please don’t bother to comment to this post if you wish to remain anonymous. Have the balls to identify yourself or just piss off. If you are stupid enough to believe the Internet to be completely anonymous you hardly have balls anyway.

I have to go now, my dog's calling me. He's loyal and obedient.


Patta Pal said...

All I can say is the Govt. of Sri Lanka has set itself on a path of self destruction and the people of Sri Lanka seem to be taking it like the pied piper.

God help this country from the people who claim to rule this land.

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

I don't know if this will count as an anonymous comment or not DD!

I wonder if you talk about people like me when you say "I am ashamed of all the diasporas who often complain but then are seen living the life of luxury on holiday in Sri Lanka. If it's so bad why do you holiday there?"

My answer, if the charge is levelled at me, is this:

I holiday there because I love the country, it's my heritage and in my blood. I live a slightly luxurious life because I'm privileged enough to be able to. I don't complain about the country, I complain about the behaviour of some of its elements. I also lay no claim to speak for anyone in the diaspora other than myself.

I hope that at least explains my thoughts to you.

ViceUnVersa said...

RD, strange as it may be to you, my post was not inspired by your ‘Park Lane’ lifestyle. It was to do with an email doing the rounds amongst my very close relatives and very good friends, all Diasporas who now live in UK.
I am glad that all of us find Sri Lanka and it’s people wonderful. Not excluding you. After all a best friend of mine who is British, has chosen Sri Lanka over England to live his life in. Both him and his brother. I know for a fact that the both of them can afford the ‘Park Lane’ lifestyle, but chose Colombo instead.
Sri Lanka has prevailed for over 2600 years. It will long after all of us are gone.
Those with the biggest dicks and balls rule the world. Long may the Rajapaksa’s rule Sri Lanka.