"all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."that is a often used alleged quote from edmund burke, 'father of modern conservatism'. in fact the quote is probably a derivative of what he actually wrote,
"when bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle."either way idea is clear.
today sri lanka holds its 6th presidential elections. evil men have combined in an unholy alliance, will the good unite to defeat them? imo they will. resoundingly.
we have done that in the past.
in late 80s, jvp terrorists did not want us to vote and threatened to kill those who voted first. this was a real threat since they killed ppl who engaged in campaigning. but most sri lankans disregarded that threat and defeated the evil. fact that i, too young to vote, accompanied my mother to voting center as she voted first there (as usual) while bodies burned 200m from it, will always remain a proud highlight of my life.
we, sri lankans defeated evil tamil tiger (ltte) terrorists too. we refused to pay the price of human rights, freedom, justice, and democracy, to get 'peace' from the pussies. many sri lankans paid with lives and limbs to do so.
now we have another chance defeat the same evil. and i am sure we will do so again.
in each case some ppl did nothing, some wanted to appease evil, some united with evil.
while main evil was defeated, these do nothing cowards, appeasing peaceniks, and unrepentant supporters of terrorists, have united in using bitter vindictiveness of one of the ppl who contributed to their defeat, sarath fonseka, for their own cynical ends. (some hope to revive terrorists' racist ideology and thereby terrorists, some merely to remain as leader of a degenerate opposition, etc )
will they succeed? no
in spite of their attempt to create illusion of a close contest using manipulated result projections, or absurd racist myths they will lose big.
ppl who appreciate the victory over terrorists (cynically branded as 'sinhala' by racist myth creators) will not be fooled by mere fielding of a candidate who contributed to that victory (his authenticity was undermined by his biggest problem, his own supporters). ppl who do not appreciate the victory over terrorists (cynically branded as 'tamil' by racists) will not decide the election.
election results should and would make it clear that anyone who belong to, or accepts the support of, unrepentant evil doers, peacenik appeasers, or cowardly do nothings, will not be tolerated by sri lankans in position of political power.
make your contribution. go vote to defeat the evil.
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