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!

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.

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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