Tuesday, December 20, 2011

what to write?

that is the question.
what to blog about in a peaceful prospering sri lanka? 

country is getting positively boring.
that is a good thing.
if you are not a political blogger. 

living in such a country is great if you are a family man or an unmarried one; if you are trying to make money or just want to be lazy. it is definitely the place to be if you want to enjoy life, or be miserable by choice.
i am thankful it is like that, now. 
and we, sri lankans, will keep it that way.

but what to write?

be more personal and less political? but i cringe when people indecently expose their own diaries to public as blogs.
write about foreign stuff and my reactions to art and techs? and my thoughts on philosophy and religion? maybe. iow, be boring? maybe.

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what to write?

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Friday, October 21, 2011

gaddafi lynched and out, puppets in and fighting, west bombed and looting oil, no democracy in sight. success in libya?

tyrant gaddafi lynched and out, puppets in and fighting, west bombed and looting oil, no democracy in sight. success in libya? 

while i have no sympathy for gaddafi, only looters and their paid slaves can think all this a success and welcome it. 

arab spring, fantasy?
same ppl welcomed the end of egypt's dictator mubarak. not surprising how they are silent on the fact that democracy is nowhere in sight in egypt, now ruled by a shacky and intolerant military junta subservient to west just like mubarak. (since this is a sri lankan blog i refer esp to born/paid slaveboy sri lankan blogs like indi.ca, groundviews, etc. always ready to parrot western narrative/pov without a shred of independent thought). i have already written about the possible outcomes in egypt. i am still of same opinions. 

slaveboys are also silent on west's hypocritical silence and non action in bahrain where the tyrant massacred and imprisoned peaceful (in contrast to libya's armed and violent) protesters. i suspect the fact that tyrant in bahrain allows free oil looting to west, and permanently hosts american fifth fleet has lot to do with it.

but to return to libya.


west (and others, even sri lanka) courted bloody dictator gaddafi up to last year. but it is mainly west (esp. uk and france) that succeeded in getting deals from him. remember all those western engineers etc., peacefully allowed to evacuate when fighting started. in 2009, britain went so far as to release the libyan terrorist who bombed an airliner over lockerbie killing hundreds in a 'blood for oil' deal. (btw i and many others opposed it at the time. slaveboys were silent.) several wikileaks documents have confirmed what we said. wikileaks and normal news confirmed that british ministers, (including prime ministers and royals), american senators, etc, were regular visitors of crazy dictator gaddafi, gaddafi was invited to g8 summit as an observer and praised, english education institutions gave degrees to gaddafi's son, et., etc. 


west's intervention in libya is a classic case of west exploiting quarrels among natives to make looting of assets easier. ruling scum of genocidal british empire would be proud that their modes of operations are still followed by their progeny. only i doubt whether they will succeed. look what happened after the "successful" invasion and installation of puppets in afghanistan. i think employees of western companies in libya will find looting hard if they are also targets. rightly so!

in any case, all of us would be right in not being overjoyed and not welcoming this news.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

criminal pols and their hypocritical online hacks

i am loling @ the self righteous pontifications of a certain blogger about duminda silva, gun fights, and criminal politicians, etc..

i mean how did this person, his suckerboys, and family members, forget that they worked, works, and will work for, same sort of criminal pols. just two weeks ago same blogger ran an extremely dirty politician's facebook page.

did you guess who i am referring to? good! lol.
(btw support of this blogger is a sure sign of defeat for pols he supports. check history).

where i stand
as i have said before here, only way to cure the political system of corruption (and attendant criminality) here or anywhere in the world (most of world is no better than here, west just conceal it it better), is to reduce the power of politicians/state over other ppls' assets/freedoms; be it by cutting government spending/welfare, removing regulations and pols' control over regulations, etc., etc., 

i will support such a libertarian program. in the absence of one from any electable politician, my support or opposition, for pols or parties, will depend on other considerations; ref my voting guide for last presidential election.

i will continue to laugh at ppl who pontificate on criminality and corruption of some criminal politicians while working for others. lol.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

origins of name sittingnut

this is inexcusable self absorption. so no excuse.

my online name 'sittingnut' predates this blog by more than a decade. i have forgotten the exact birth date somewhere in early 90s. one can still find some of its early outings scattered over the internet.

while name intentionally means and hints at several things, it is actually made out of names of sioux leaders 'sitting bull' and 'crazy horse'.

sitting bull

crazy horse

images from wikipedia.



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Monday, July 11, 2011

neglectful

i have been neglecting the blog. bad! resolved to reform, again.

in the meantime, i am posting one of my favorite songs i have neglected by not listening; tanita tikaram's twist in my sobriety.



as with greater part of my favorites it is from 80s; from her 1988 album, ancient heart. great music video too.

a side effect of the ability maintain a huge portable selection of music is that if we forget to include an old fav, we may not realize the fact for some time. bc, while we try to listen to new music outside the selection, reasonably enough, we do not feel the need to listen to old ones outside.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

on sri lanka's response to so called un panel report

those who were trying to force an unjust 'international' (read 'western approved to produce results west want') inquiry on to sri lanka hoped that prejudiced claims made in illegitimately constituted so called un/darusman panel will help their cause.

what they hoped
western racists hoped they will keep sri lanka under their thumb (as in the days of genocidal british empire) by removing and pressuring sri lankans who preferred a truly independent foreign policy, instead of one that aimed to suck up to west regardless of our interests.

racist supporters of tamil tiger terrorist murderers hoped they will get 'revenge' for justly ignominious death of the their sun god/big pussy prabhakaran and his zombies. they also hoped for more propaganda to gather funds in west so they can again kill our children.

willing slaves of west and tigers, working for ngos, hoped they will get more funds for doing west's work.

month later
almost a month after initial leaks (timed at sri lanakn news year holidays to delay sri lankan response, and thus dominate the news by one sided anti sri lanka coverage for few days) the picture is very different. world finds sri lanka almost completely united against the report and its denial of justice and equality to sri lanka.

apart from racists in foreign countries, only the above mentioned western funded slaves have spoken in favor of it. and they have bared their bias, hypocrisy, and disregard for truth, by running away from addressing the issues that sri lankans really object to.

all rest of sri lankans have shown, in no uncertain terms, that they oppose the report and its aims. they have organized marches, gathered signatures by the millions, written prose and poetry, etc., etc., objecting to it. newspapers here are overwhelmed by ppl sending open letters addressed to u.n. sectary general ban ki moon objecting to report, panel, and his conduct.

as a result, western funded slaves, at groundviews and other such places, are in incoherent confusion by their own admission. so in addition to censoring almost all objections to panel and report as usual, they resort to conspiracy theories, for eg. one involving forcing millions to sign petitions, [lol!]; instead of observing that signatures are gathered in public places (and videoed to boot) they prefer absurd claims of the tiger's pet propaganda paper (btw remember how groundviews founder sanjana hattotuwa had to delete its predecessor moju when its accumulation of uncritical re-posts of ltte propaganda became a source of embarrassment). as usual they censor anyone who point to absurdities of this and other conspiracy theories.

how to oppose
in fact, the main discussion in sri lanka is not on whether to support or oppose the panel report, but on how to oppose it; whether to reject it outright, or oppose it in detail.

imo, we should do both, and we can, whatever some ppl say. sri lanka while rejecting the report as a whole, should also point out the injustice, illegality, and errors/sloppiness, in its origin, process of creation, and in its content, in detail. there is no reason to confine the response to one of these.

forthcoming official response seems to be such a comprehensive refutation, and accumulation of many many private responses from individuals is creating another such comprehensive refutation. already lots of errors and even blatantly false references (eg report claims X and supports it by referring to Y, when in fact Y is not about X) have been found in report through private initiative. all this is good.

fight continues
anyway while response is heartening to all who prefer peace, justice, human rights, and democracy, in sri lanka, we must no forget that some of the aims of those who welcomed this report have been achieved, though not completely; there is still pressure on sri lanka to obey the west, tiger supporters still gather funds using false claims, and ngo slaves still get some funds to attack us.

it is by continually defeating their attempts to achieve these aims, that we can reduce them to almost nothing. that is why we should show similar united opposition to their attempts, big and small, at harming us. as with the panel report, by sticking to facts and reason, and aggressively exposing hypocrisy, racism, and lies, we will overcome.


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Thursday, May 05, 2011

american 'heroism'!

note - as i have said before, i fully approve killing of mass murderer osama bin laden. but this is not about that.

we were told, that after an elaborate decision making process; under the supervision of barack obama; excellent specimens of america's professional military and intelligence, secretly entered pakistan armed with latest military hardware and best intelligence; attacked a security compound/luxury mansion of osama bin laden; heroically fought and killed 2 of his guards; killed ak-47 wielding osama, who used his wife as a human shield; avoided another 'black hawks down' by destroying their own shot at helicopter, and got back to safety with body and computer hard drives etc..

how 'heroic', 'professional' and even 'civilized'!
george washington would be proud!

hmmm... wonder what old george would say to reality that is emerging through the hypocrisy and lies.

it seems that obambi ordered a group of testosterone injected american thugs, known as navy seals, armed with the overwhelming firepower and armor, to follow a few sneaky cia spies. these then, invaded pakistan (definitely committing a war crime in the process); entered an unguarded dirty house with lots of cows and goats; killed 2 unarmed men and a woman (or 3 unarmed men); shot another woman who was not a human shield in leg; traumatized some very young children; executed osama after he surrendered; panicked when yet another shoddy specimen of american industry, a helicopter broke down without anyone even kicking it; crowded into other helicopter in fear and ran away without taking surviving osama family as planned.

you may follow the emerged lies in these links - 1 , 2, 3. more keep coming.

these sort of lies to bolster, non existent professionalism and heroism, and hide, very real cowardice and brutality, of western military forces are nothing new. among many more, we had the jessica lynch incident during invasion of iraq, and we had numerous cases of westerners killing every non westerner on sight whenever they heard a bomb go off or shot fired in iraq, bombing on alleged targets in civilian neighborhoods from 35,000 ft in the air in afghanistan, serbia and now libya, etc..

in contrast, we, sri lankans, were told by the same west that we were not only unheroic but criminal to fight and defeat (even with our minimal resources) against a well armed (through funds collected in west ) tamil tiger murderers and suicide bombers led by big pussy velupillai prabhakaran. west wanted us to appease the tigers and submit to daily killing and maiming of our children. (you see, we are subhumans; we unlike west after 9/11 don't need to resist monthly equivalents in colombo and elsewhere.) even now we are told, by westerns tools (like united nations, amnesty international , human rights watch , etc, who are yet to seriously criticize or investigate western military actions) that alleged deaths, among very real human shields used by tamil tigers, from accidents, and even of tiger leaders, amount to war crimes on our part. our concerns are never addressed and we are denied just and equal treatment.

robert o. blake, assistant secretary of state of usa for south and central asian affairs, was shamelessly spouting this rubbish yesterday in colombo.
hypocrisy much?

we should resist these unjust attempts at rewriting history to west's benefit and our detriment, by sticking to and exposing facts, relentlessly.



ps
what i find most contemptible and despicable is the attitude of certain sri lankans who unquestioningly believe these lies from west. some of this foolish credulity may be due to the fact that they and their families depend on western funded ngos. but i think some of them were bred into such servility through several generations of willing slavery.

in the sri lankan blogosphere, this kind of thing is observable among others in indi samarajiva (indi.ca and padashow.wordpress) and sanjana hattotuwa (groundviews, moju, etc..) and their suckerboys. both want sri lanka to submit to western tools' 'judgment' and fail to even address or recognize the blatant injustice and inequality involved.

they happily welcome west's attempts at resource grabs (as in libya). if they blame west, it is always in past tense. so bush gets lot of abuse, but obama is good even though he is doing exactly what bush did with lot more hypocrisy. indi is on record, saying that west is 'more civilized' and has our best interest in mind, and seriously regretting that sri lanka does not have a 'barackian' administration, etc.. in fact i can fill several posts with on record ass licking of these two alone (i might some day).

iow, their willing servility and credulity, induced by cupidity, lead them to live in a fantasy world, where west is heroic and morally superior.

let us continue to expose and laugh at them, though they will continue to censor (while hypocritically preaching freedom of expression) any attempts to point out, their and their western masters', errors and lies, in their blogs.


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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

questions that must be addressed by those who want an 'international war crimes inquiry' in sri lanka

i will highlight some basic questions that must be addressed by anyone who genuinely wants an 'independent international inquiry' into alleged war crimes committed in sri lanka.

all those who fail to address these issues betray their bad faith when they say they want justice and truth to prevail in order to reconcile the nation. many have already revealed bad faith (esp. when they commented on so called un panel/darusman report).

questions-
why only sri lanka is subjected to such an inquiry? are we the only ones that supposedly committed war crimes while fighting against terrorists? to take an example among many, what about the west in iraq, afghanistan, and pakistan? how does one advocate such a double standard inquiry when justice demands one standard for all? bc west is powerful and we, who are not, must obey? bc we, as 'inferiors' (racially or otherwise), must not demand equal treatment?

why is there an attempt (as with so called un/darusman panel) to focus only on suffering and wrongs of a section of sri lankans at one point of time, instead of all? why this separation of victims? is that justice? was sufferings of rest of us (few nauseating proofs here and here) inferior? how? can such arbitrary differentiations lead to reconciliation?

why now, after we defeated terrorists? why the focus only on last days of tamil tiger terrorists? why was our suffering from terrorists not inquired into for 30+ years? why many many crimes against humanity committed by terrorists not worthy of inquiry then? why did self styled humanitarians and human right advocates do nothing then? why same ppl who push for an international inquiry now, pushed us to appease the murderers then? why didn't same ppl and countries help us defeat the terrorists with least human loss, instead of opposing any attempt to defeat terrorists and end their crimes and our suffering? why no inquiry into terrorists collecting funds in west with help of some western politicians?

are some of the things we are accused of really 'war crimes'? are they not accidents, 'collateral damage', use of human shields by terrorists, etc., etc., common in any attempt to defeat terrorists? why these distinctions made for west's defense elsewhere, but in our case all these are 'crimes'? are we not right to suspect that, in western eyes, our main 'war crime' was our disregard for their pressure not to defeat terrorists (hence arbitrary focus of requested 'international' inquiry and illegitimate un/darusman panel, only on events after we disregarded west's call not to defeat ltte)? how is that justice?

shouldn't there be substantiated evidence before accusations are made? shouldn't those accused have a right to examine at first hand, and question (and cross question) the allegations and those who who make them, before such allegations are judged 'credible'? isn't prejudging this, as so called un/darusman panel did, an injustice?

didn't western funded ngos (like human rights watch, amnesty international, and international crisis group,) making the allegations, fail to appear, produce evidence, and face questions, before a legally constituted sri lankan inquiry when requested? wasn't their subsequent demand for an inquiry with 'international standards' that do not exist anywhere else (see above), rather than normal legal standards accepted by all (including sri lankan inquiry) a call for injustice and special treatment (betraying their colonial mindset)?

must be addressed
these are the questions that must be addressed by those who call for an 'independent inquiry with international standards' if they have any pretensions to intellectual honesty and integrity. it is impossible to claim such an inquiry, is independent, maintains legal standards, serves justice and truth, and leads to reconciliation, without answering these questions.

so far almost all those who have called for an 'international' inquiry have failed to address these issues. this is especially noticeable in articles, internet postings, and media interviews, etc., these ppl gave after the publication of so called un panel/darusman report. by not addressing them they betray their bad faith and disregard for justice and equality.

we, sri lankans, should not be afraid to assert ourselves and demand (aggressively if need be) that ppl who call for an 'international' inquiry must address these issues, bc it is we who are being slandered and denied justice and equality. in some cases we would be (and have been) accused for rudeness and subjected to censorship when we demand our basic rights by raising these issues. that is the usual mode of all such oppressors.

by demanding justice and equality, and exposing hypocrisy of those who fail to address these questions, we will overcome.


sri lankans who fail
we should not hesitate to confront with these questions those sri lankans dependent on western funds (esp in ngos) who join with their paymasters in calling for an 'international' inquiry. failure to address or even recognize these issues, by this sort of willing slaves, deserve open contempt. let them go crying to their masters with our spit on their faces.

sidesteps
those who try to sidestep these questions by saying 'we should not be afraid of an inquiry if we have nothing to hide', or 'we should inquire into our actions regardless of whether west will inquire in to theirs in iraq etc.' are missing the point. we, sri lankans, should in fact inquire into our actions in sri lanka under sri lankan law. we should criticize any undue delay or shortcoming in such a sri lankan inquiry.

however shortcomings or not, nothing can justify our submitting to an unjust and unequal inquiry approved and forced upon us by west. anyone honestly addressing the questions above will realize that any 'international' inquiry constituted at present will be unjust, will treat us unfairly, and serve only western interests.

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Monday, May 02, 2011

osama bin laden, dead. good.

as everyone know by now, despicable mass murderer osama bin laden, head of al-qaida was killed in an operation conducted by american central intelligence agency (cia) in pakistan last night.

this is good news for all those who hate terrorism.

americans rightly celebrate in usa. see photos.

racist double standards

we will see whether those westerners ( and their tools and paid slaves) who advised us not to celebrate our freedom after we defeated tamil tiger terrorist murderers (in the process killing mass murderer velupillai prabhakaran) will give the same advise now. we were threatened, oppressed, and killed, to a greater extent by tamil tigers than al-qaida ever did to west. also our victory was more comprehensive and less costly in lives and resources. but west said we should not express joy at our liberation, then.

we will also observe whether west and its tools will investigate the possible 'war crimes' that were committed in the operations that were conducted while tracking down and killing osama.

for instance, all american operations in pakistan break international law (since countries are not at war, united nations has not authorized such attacks, and pakistani government and ppl have formally and publicly opposed them). in many earlier attacks in pakistan ( esp by so called unmanned drones) lots of innocents were killed. all, such attacks, including the last were authorized by american president; responsibility is his. there are no commissions to investigate any of the western attacks so far (nor for western attacks in other countries).

in contrast, we, sri lankans are 'investigated' and pressured by illegitimate panels, etc. set up by west and its tools (with only allegations to back up the 'charges', and in most cases for actions that were not even crimes). as i said before, this a denial of justice and equality.

i suspect these unjust and unacceptable double standards will continue.


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Friday, April 29, 2011

wishing all the worst to trashy couple providing the royal circus

to badly paraphrase great english poet milton, it is better to live free than serve in britain. british with any brains (if any) will think so today.

btw john milton actively supported oliver cromwell's kingless commonwealth in 17th century. he defended regicide. all of his work, including paradise lost, resonate with anti monarchist themes.

in spite of that example, british basely serve the monstrosity that is set to put on an unbelievably vulgar mass entertainment disguised as a wedding today.

if last example was any guide, ostentatious event will be kitschy heaven (horse drawn carriages, wedding dresses borrowed from disney animation, gaudy military uniforms, etc.). ignorant defend it as cultural heritage, not knowing that this type of circus was unknown in past.

bad taste
maybe the fact that house of saxe-coburg and gotha (renamed house of windsor during a racist fit in uk), was basically royal trash in origin, has something to do with the bad taste. they came from one of hundreds of petty states that littered germany before bismark unified it. hapsburgs and bourbons would have kept them waiting in ante rooms in old days; before they wormed themselves in to british crown when heir by primogeniture was disinherited due to his catholic religion. then newish english nobility (old normans having died out from hundreds years war and war of roses) enriched with property looted from catholic church preferred it that way (btw this is why some old manor houses in england has names like 'abbey' etc. ).

maybe it is the undoubted fact that (to badly parapharse thomas more from play/movie a man for all seasons) several times along their pedigree several bitches/dogs got over the wall. for example edward iv was certainly not his father's son. and nobody with eyes will claim harry (one who loves to wear nazi uniforms) is charles' biological son. however this er ... mixing of new blood, may be better than the centuries of inbreeding, that resulted in various genetic deceases family gifted to others with its daughters. last tsesarevich being a prime example of this misfortune.

whatever the cause, vulgar taste has come to distinguish british royals from other royals european (spanish, belgian, swedish, etc.,) and asian (japanese malaysian, etc.,). monaco's similarly trashy ruling family and some of nouveau riche arabic royals being the only others that prefer such vulgar display at private occasions.

british values
leaving bad taste aside, it is a telling commentary on british values, that while rest of the world did away with fundamentally unjust primogeniture inheritance, religious discrimination, and other such nonsense, british still persist with them at the top.

similarly telling that britain and its dominions still pledge allegiance and wish long lives to these willing symbols of unlamented genocidal british empire; the political entity responsible for mass murders and other atrocities longer and greater than all others combined. instead of wishing for a quiet extinction of such an embarrassment, remnant of brutish empire gets nostalgic, and want to celebrate its possible perpetuation. crown jewels encrusted with blood stained loot from colonies (most of the gemstones coming from sri lanka) will play their part in that celebration.

that ignorant mawkishly sentimental british public (at least they have buried the myth of british stiff upper lip) prefer all this stink is no excuse for others to wish it well. nor should we let ourselves be led like sheep by mass media into admiring bad customs and vulgarity. (lets leave that kind of stupidity to british welfare recipients.)

so let me wish william and kate a very unhappy scandal rich marriage.

i am sure that the couple who epitomize the idle wastefulness of western upper class (almost 30 with nothing productive from both) will appreciate my wish that they keep up other family traditions just as they do some traditions today. in contrast, those wish them well with tears in their eyes today while watching tv for several hours, will be salivating for a great scandal in 2 years time.

i will even propose a good scandal to start things off - video clips of a threesome with butler (or whatever they call that functionary) come to light; british public getting over their fake shock, show their 'sophisticated' sentimentality through another royal wedding (with 3 partners) and comment on how exactly like his mother william looked in yet another disney faiy tale dress.



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Thursday, April 28, 2011

indi samarajiva's 'truth' and sri lankan truth


indi samarajiva thinks, we, sri lankans, don't acknowledge 'truth ', 'shitt', 'bad stuff' etc., about innocents dying and suffering due to military efforts to defeat murderous tamil tigers. instead we, according to him, engage in what he terms 'bureaucratic niceties','pointless', 'legalistic' 'meta-discussions' about so called 'un panel' report '. by his reading, sri lankans are not 'secure in their identity' to face 'truth'.

as usual he is missing the core.

far from being in denial we, sri lankans, have already acknowledged, and more to the point, experienced, suffering from armed violence. it is he who has not. it is to him, and his ilk, that suffering in sri lanka is at other end of a camera.

similarly, since he cannot feel it, he also dismisses out of hand a very real injustice committed against sri lanka by west, (so called 'un panel' and report is the latest manifestation of this injustice as i said in my last post and other sri lankans have voiced in many fora.)

indi's inability to understand sri lankan reality and mindset is to be expected, since he moves exclusively in english-thinking pseudo elite colombo cocoon (perhaps the only section of sri lankan society that did not experience suffering; these are ppl who thought going through a road block equaled end of the world, while rest of us went through suicide bombs. since they live in fantasy world they get all their predictions about sri lanka wrong, be it defeat of ltte, economy, elections, etc. read what they have written and confirm. lazy foreign journalists who make these their sources make the same mistakes.)

even he seems to be aware of weakness of what he says, so resorts to posting a photo of an injured child to illustrate the so called 'truth' and win sympathy for his argument. in the process he reveals how disconnected he is.

[btw in spite of serious subject matter, it is always funny when a self righteous hypocrite (a paid unp propagandist during elections, willing nepotistic beneficiary of his thoroughly corrupt and nasty political appointee father, a willing columnist at blackmailing sunday leader, owner of scurrilous blogs like padashow.wordpress, etc., etc., ) talks about 'truth'. but lets leave all that aside for this. ]

nobody is denying suffering and deaths of sri lankans due to atrocities of tamil tigers and resulting military operations to defeat them.

we lived among suffering and death. we experienced it; we died, were maimed, were splattered with blood of our own children, friends, relatives, and strangers, first as children and then as adults. all of us remember sound of bombs and ran from gunfire. we saw living hells of mangled bodies and then tried to help with puke filling our mouths (worst among many i saw first hand was the dehiwela train bomb).

but indi thinks we don't 'acknowledge' 'truth'! ha!

and let us not forget lost opportunities of material kind either; property, private and public, destroyed and made useless, businesses and paddy fields blighted, discouraged investments, diversion of resources away from health, education, etc., and even cowardly snubbing of our cricket team by west.

sri lankans suffered in all those ways for 30 long years due to tiger terrorism and gov military efforts aimed at bringing those murderers to 'peace' (read appeasement) talks. west promoted all this. during so called ceasefires sri lankans were handed over to unchecked ltte oppression with western support. west, and likes of indi, ignored our suffering at those times. no photos of dead children appeared in his blog then, though they were here. (maybe likes of indi only experiences 'reality' only in photos, so here are few more horrors we suffered, and more.)

finally, abandoning dehumanizing appeasement of terrorists by blood, we defeated ltte in spite of objections from west (and likes of indi).

we voted in and honored those who help defeat tiger terrorists.

we ended our suffering emanating from armed violence.
its our responsibility not just government's or 'military's as indi implies.

but indi thinks we don't 'acknowledge' that!

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now we are told by west and their tools we were wrong to end our suffering the way we did, and those who contributed most to end that suffering (sri lankan military and political leadership) are branded war criminals. (note its the same west that is inflicting suffering on others far from their countries. and its the same same western tools who are yet to say anything much on those inflictions of suffering).

we, (just as much as our military and political leadership) accept our responsibility for our actions. but we object to unjust criminalization. we object to west's denial of equality and justice to us.

indi doesn't object to this injustice, he thinks we should accept it, if we are 'secure' in our 'identity'. he thinks our objections are mere 'bureaucratic niceties','pointless', 'legalistic' 'meta-discussions', etc.,etc.!

what can we say! huh?

well indi samarajiva does live in a stinking cocoon, ... by choice.

...

we know who we are.

we suffered and escaped.
we acknowledged, assessed, asserted, and acted.
we and our children will live with our disabilities and sad experiences. but we are also proud and joyful that we are free from armed violence. we are not bringing our future generations to a world of violence. they will have opportunity to live without disabilities and sad experiences.
that is an identity and responsibility we are proud of.

indi who did not experience, disclaims responsibility, photographs us from cocoon, separates us, and puts imagined words in our mouths. in his distorted lens, we insecurely deny our suffering and our actions.

prejudiced west try to criminalize us, and deny justice and equality to us.

we will overcome these new evils too, with our own efforts. we will be proud and joyful then too.

bc we know who we are; once victims, who after experiencing and acknowledging the truth realistically, overcame our suffering through our own non criminal efforts.






ps
yesterday i posted an early version of this as a comment to indi's post. he as usual censored it (as he has a right to do btw). lol
just now i posted a link to this there. wonder whether he will censor that too. lol
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

illegitimate "un panel": denial of justice and equality to sri lankans

so called panel advising united nations secretary general ban ki moon has officially presented its report.

murderous tamil tiger sympathizer/propagandist running a so called citizen journalist blog (far from it) leaked parts of it to media few days ago during new year holidays in sri lanka. most media did not want to print before official u.n. release, some did print it, edited. while i have no problem with leaks, calculated attempt to control media narrative before sri lankan government had time even to examine the report indicate the bad faith and secret agendas of those responsible.

lot of ppl have commented on the report and its content. mostly nonsense, though some made sense.

i will comment on content of report in detail another time (if ever). for present, i will point out why everyone who wants justice to prevail should object to both panel and report on principle.

imo, this report symbolize the western governments' and their tools' denial of equality and justice to sri lanka.

very constitution of such a panel to look into alleged war crimes in sri lanka is a blatant instance of injustice.
where are other such panels to look into war crimes committed by usa, uk, and other western countries in iraq, pakistan, and afghanistan? [btw deaths in pakistan due to american bombing implicate obama himself as a bloody war criminal since they cannot be explained away as collateral damage from a legitimate targeting or a case of indiscipline in military; no target in pakistan territory is legal under international law at present and missions were authorized by obama.] unlike allegations against sri lanka these crimes are substantiated with visual and documentary evidence.
why are we treated differently?

it is an ad hoc panel with no judicial capacity but its report pretends to judge events and claims. where is the justice in such vigilantism?

the panel claims there are 'credible' 'allegations' of war crimes sri lanka. that is a ridiculously unjust statement. how does one judge 'credibility'? by what standards? by whom? they would have been more specific on these points if they were treating us with justice and equality. report's extremely shoddy choice of words betray unstated prejudices of its members.

the allegations referred are in fact mere allegations nothing more. they are not subjected to any kind of test and cross examination. no verifiable supporting evidence is presented. no procedure is detailed as to how those who made the allegations were examined by panel. iow, those sri lankans slandered by the allegations (esp. in the sl military) are shabbily treated and denied justice by the panel.

all these injustices against sri lanka are augmented by certain western media institutions (those in uk in particular ) and ngo tools of western governments (amnesty international, human rights watch, etc ). they incorrectly and implicitly refer to this mere ad-hoc advisory panel as a properly constituted 'un panel' established by united nations with powers to investigate. they make 'allegations' into positive facts. in the process they unjustifiably convict innocent sri lankans of war crimes with no indictments or even evidence. [if i have time i will expose some of the most blatantly racist 'journalists' and ngos involved and detail their explicit distortions here. i have protested in their websites whenever possible and so have others. all who want justice to prevail and hate racism should do so whenever they see any, in spite of censorship these hypocrites impose.]

panel calls for an "independent investigation complying with international standards". by all means, let all war crimes world over be subjected to an equal and just investigation. however there is no chance for any such at present.

instead, an investigation that meets western approval, forced only upon sri lanka cannot be an "independent investigation with international standards" by definition. all sri lankans should object to that. so should all who want justice to prevail.


sri lanka should investigate all crimes committed in sri lanka. sri lankans should be free to object to any injustices or lack of standards, if any, in any such investigation. unjust hypocritical westerners and their tools should have no say in it and should stay out it.



not crimes
in addition to above injustices there is a tendency in report and some western media and ngos to criminalize certain actions of ours when they are in fact not crimes (certainly not when westerners commit similar; as they have many times)

  • sri lanka had the right to end our 30 year long suffering due to ltte's actions and threats and ensure human rights, freedom, democracy, and justice, for all sri lankans. that is no crime.
  • given its bestial atrocities (among others deliberate killing and maiming of our children) sri lanka had the right to consider ltte a mere armed gang of criminals. that is no crime.[btw only racists equate tamils with ltte and think ltte was fighting for tamils using such means with tamil support].
  • sri lanka had the right to militarily defeat the tamil tiger murderers. that is no crime.
  • sri lanka had the right to ignore western attempts to save our murderers from defeat. that is no crime.
  • sri lanka has the right to point out ltte was mainly funded (in later years ) by racists in diaspora seeking asylum in western countries. that is no crime. [btw most western governments (usa exempted) did almost nothing to to stop this funding].
  • did some innocents die from accidents or what westerners callously term 'collateral damage', or ltte's use of 'human shields', when military was defeating ltte? yes, but that is no crime.
  • did sri lanka restrict media and foreigners' access to military operations? yes, but that is no crime.
  • did sri lanka screen for ltte cadres among displaced people escaping from ltte control? yes, but that is no crime.
  • did sri lanka keep displaced ppl for few months in camps (where no unusual deaths or epidemics occurred) until they were screened, land mines were cleared, and basic infrastructure (roads,schools, etc.,) were restored? yes, but that is no crime. those camps were partially funded and run by u.n.. vast majority of ppl were resettled within a year. no crime.
  • is sri lanka rehabilitating ltte cadres who surrendered after their defeat? yes. large numbers have been released and most are in mild captivity with access to red cross. few leaders are actually out on bail awaiting trail. again no war crime. [btw very existence of those leaders make liars of those who claim that unlamented ltte leadership was killed after surrender.]
  • etc., etc..

while i don't approve few of those actions as a libertarian (i have given my views on almost all in these in detail in this blog), they are not war crimes.

to imply any of these are crimes is to deny us justice and equality. we, sri lankans should object and protest all who commit such injustices.


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Saturday, April 02, 2011

well done sri lanka!

we, sri lankans, are proud of our achievements as participants, hosts, and fans, of icc cricket world cup 2011.

wish all the best for our team in today's final against india in mumbai!



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Sunday, March 06, 2011

world should oppose britain's fishing for oil in troubled libyan waters

it seems that despicable remnant of genocidal british empire wants to keep and expand its libyan oil holdings taking advantage of unrest there. so called united kingdom (which is almost broke) has put its armed forces (renowned for their undisciplined brutish treatment of natives in iraq and afghanistan) on alert. here are some headlines from papers in uk. france seems to be doing the same.


britain and qaddfi in recent past
remember britain in 2009 released the libyan terrorist who bombed an airliner over lockerbie killing hundreds, british ministers (including prime ministers and royals) were regular visitors of crazy dictator qaddafi, english education institutions gave degrees to qaddafi's son, etc., etc..
all this for what?
primarily to get oil deals for british oil companies like bp (formerly british petroleum). this blog, among many other commentators, pointed out the 'blood for money' nature of what was going on when the terrorist was released and several wikilaeks documents have tended to confirm it further. don't forget all those british engineers who had to be rescued from libya.

(btw for the record, lots of political leaders from around the world visited quddafi in recent years to get something, but british were very successful in getting concrete results, in contrast to most of others, including sri lankan president)

fishing in troubled waters
now that their chum qaddafi is battling for survival, british leaders have decided, it is a great time to dig their snouts further by employing the time tested imperial technique of exploiting quarrels among natives.

hard pressed anti-qaddafi rebels have an unknown, inexperienced, and disorganized leadership. legitimacy of their claim to represent libyans is doubtful and needs recognition from libyans and foreigners. by mere fact of dealing with them, western countries can and will give part of that recognition to those among rebel leaders who are willing to obey west. in other words, rebels are hardly in a position to safeguard libyan interests in such dealings. at this stage, they will be concerned more with establishing their position against qaddafi and within movement. result - rebels almost certainly will agree to oil agreements that will mostly benefit british. no wonder western eagerness to get involved.

that is why, rest of the world should send a clear message to british and west -

hands off!


let libyans fight it out without foreign help if that is what libyans want.

if world (including west) want to help libyans, they should confine themselves to sending aid (food, medical supplies, etc.,) nothing more.

don't allow united nations to be manipulated in to legitimatizing this oil grab.

if a western "coalition of the willing" go ahead without even u.n. sanction , they should be condemned and exposed as the neo imperialists they are. anyone in non-west who support such an attempt and refuse to condemn it should be branded as a slave of west.

one of the methods by which these western nations will try to legitimize their attempt to devour libayan assets is to exaggerate the alleged violence and resultant chaos in libya. to this end they will use all tools available including western media and western funded ngos. rest of the world should not be fooled. they should check the sources of news reports and follow the money before believing anything.

even if such chaos is true, that does not justify military intervention from west. iraq and afghanistan are suffering from much larger humanitarian disasters as a result of western occupation. given that fact, western military intervention is definitely not the solution to a humanitarian crisis in libya.

if britain and west commence a military intervention in libya, westerners in libya should be and will be legitimate targets, and all honest ppl should support libyans who want westerners out of libya.




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Monday, February 28, 2011

my oscar choices

ok, just before the show starts, here are my choices for main awards.
usually my choices (when there is a choice, that is) don't win. which failure, like any conceited person, i attribute to my superior taste. however sometimes they do win, surprisingly so.

btw this selection is from those nominated only; that is, don't think my choice for best movie oscar is my best movie of 2010.

for the record, i do think lower buzz and ever decreasing importance for america's main movie award show is a good thing for the world.

best picture: the social network
film while not great (or truthful), was entertaining and original.
all the choices available were of uneven quality; none of my acting choices are in best movie.

best director: david fincher (the social network)

i hope darren aronofsky (black swan) won't win, bc while that movie was good, director included too many cheap tricks (as in jump-scares etc.,).

best actress in a leading role: jennifer lawrence (winter's bone)
imo this is one of the best performances, ever. too bad this independently produced movie was not seen by many and she probably won't win.
award probably will go to natalie portman from black swan, which is not bad bc she did do a great job in spite of the director.

best actor in a leading role: jeff bridges (true grit)
unfortunately colin firth is likely to get it due to vulgar hollywood's fascination with even more vulgar british royals (esp in historically inaccurate and favorable portrayals). :-(

best actress in a supporting role: melissa leo (the fighter)

best actor in a supporting role: christian bale (the fighter)


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Saturday, February 19, 2011

cricket world cup predictions before tournament meaningless +bookie odds

i don't get ppl (esp the so called experts) who make predictions about who will win the icc cricket world cup.

i am not referring to ppl who wish and hope their favorite team will win, but ppl who make 'serious' predictions. anyone who knows cricket knows that luck plays a big part in the game, as much as capabilities of players and teams.

in fact one can define cricket as a game where result depends on how each team cope with turns of the wheel of fortune through a match.

some teams (like australia is recent past, but not at present) were good at coping with anything dealt, so in last two world cups it was safe to predict to a certain extent.

once the tournament starts to progress, we can judge each team's current coping abilities, then predictions will make more sense.

so i am not going to predict while wishing the best for sri lankan team.

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btw for what its worth (and given that these ppl bet actual cash, that 'worth' in not negligible) here is a screenshot (from oddschecker.com taken just before this post) for odds offered by various bookmakers for winner.

click to enlarge
sri lanka is second favorite with 1 in 4.5 to 1 in 5.6 chance of winning.




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Friday, February 18, 2011

"world cup" - google fail

almighty goog's search algorithm sucks.
do a search for 'world cup' from google.lk (to which all searchers from sri lanka are automatically directed) and confirm.

even though 2011 icc cricket world cup is upon us and sri lankans do not care much for soccer, of the first 10 web results, 8 are for fifa world cup, 1 (at no 10) is for rugby. only the 6th is for icc world cup (tournament schedule from official site hosted by yahoo).

as you can see from the screenshot (click to enlarge ) news results are better.
image results shitty.


google.co.in is only marginally better. instead of 6th, official cricket world cup site is at no 1 (one cannot but suspect that results produced by algorithm were overridden to insert this at no 1; google has done this in past notably to counteract google bombs) and wikipedia's entry for 2011 icc world cup also puts in an appearance lower down, but rest is for fifa.

other search engines (yahoo, bing, etc.) are no better.

if this is the case for "world cup" imagine the quality of results for other searches by south asians.

if google does not wise up, there is a business opportunity here for some one else. remember that google was a latecomer to search, others like infoseek (now unrecognizable as go.com), altavista etc., which once dominated, failed bc they couldn't produce the results ppl were searching for. google is already falling behind in east asia.


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Saturday, February 12, 2011

egypt: dictator out, junta in. celebrations and congrats too early

hosni mubarak egypt's dictator was ousted yesterday, after 30+ years of brutal corrupt oppression and 17 days of protests, strikes, riots, looting, prison breakouts, lynchings, etc., etc..

a military junta of his closest cronies (with equally brutal and corrupt personal histories) have taken power in place of their master with vague promises to bring in democracy some time in the future.

herd, around the word (including a few idiots in sri lanka), are celebrating and offering congrats to egyptians.

!?

too early imo.
democracy is yet to dawn in egypt. i will keep my congratulations and celebrations till then. anybody with a brain should.
remember all those 'color revolutions' in recent past from ukraine to georgia to lebanon. hardly harbingers of democracy. egypt is likely, imo, to fare even worse.

america's impotent involvement

over the years united states of america gave more aid to mubarak's brutal regime than to any other country except isreal. it turned a blind eye to repression of opponents of that regime and even used the regime to do its dirty work by sending (/'rendering') terror suspects to egypt so they can be tortured without legal obstacles prevailing in american territory.

when protests started, obama administration in usa (and its poodles in west) which support many such regimes and directly commits and oversees even worse brutalities in iraq, afganistan etc., assumed its usual hypocritical stance as champion of democracy and human rights, and called for reforms but stopped short of calling for mubarak's resignation. but as days went on, usa became aware of his and its own impotence. to cut its losses obama administration seems to have decided to dump mubarak and try its luck with a friendly military junta. (cia chief got ahead of himself when he announced mubarak's departure on thursday).

btw it is indicative of so called super power's over stretch and ever increasing weakness that it is now always responding to events and has lost its ability to control them in favor of its allies as in the past.

[mainstream western media's coverage of protests with deliberate blind spots (disgusting anti jewish sentiments of protesters, role of widespread anti christian riots in late december and early january, etc.) and exaggerations (role of social media) deserve another post. ]

what next?
whether a junta consisting of mubarak's (and west's ) cronies can maintain power is an open question. only the events will show.

in any case, imo, there are two likely outcomes, and both does not involve a functioning democracy of even imperfect western (usa, eurape, etc.,) or asian (south korea, taiwan, japan, malaysia, india, and of course sri lanka, ) models.

outcome will be determined by how, now legitimized, protests are handled in the future (as in next year or two) by those in power in egypt.

there will be more protests. double digit unemployment and inflation ensured the high public participation of protests. those causes are not going to disappear; disruptions from protests (and this year's freak weather around the world) will make them worse.

possibility 1

junta or some of its members successfully maintain power creating a mubarak lite regime, compliant to west and paying only lip service to aspirations of egyptians. this would involve cracking down on protests at some point. tunisia, which also ousted its dictator, seems to be going this way; newly installed pro western president was given emergency powers, a story buried by mainstream western media.

result, no democracy.

possibility 2
junta fails in face of future protests and soldiers unwillingness to crack down. an unstable government made of weak out of touch pro western 'liberals' (eg elbaradei) will be installed. islamists (led by grandfather of all islamic fundamentalist parties, muslim brotherhood) will support this temporarily to get rid of junta. once that has been achieved, muslim brotherhood, which is the most organized and experienced political entity apart from government and has maintained itself in opposition to a repressive regime, will take control.

don't believe this scenario? well you better read history. that is exactly what happens in revolutions. barring a counter revolution (led by elements of old regime) most extreme and organized party among revolutionaries always gain control. perfect example,1917 revolutions in russia. (coincidentally first one took place in february there too, we know what happened by october).

a country under the muslim brotherhood is not going to be democratic.


interesting times
'may you live in interesting times', goes an (alleged) old chinese curse.
today the worldwide herd is unwittingly celebrating the dawn of interesting times for the egyptians.

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Friday, February 04, 2011

happy independence day!


wish a very happy independence day to all sri lankans!
we are free and will remain free, through our efforts.
let us remember that with pride and honor the sacrifices made in the process.


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