by kicking out mahinda and bringing in maithree puppet, we, sri lankans, made a big mistake.
it may very well turn out to be the biggest mistake, some of my fellow citizens, will make in their lives.
nor should sri lankan voters be allowed to say they were deceived or misled into voting for maipuppet. plenty of people saw what is happening and warned before the vote. voters freely chose this outcome with their eyes and minds open. now they will reap.
this being a democracy, lot of us who tried to prevent this mistake, will be dragged along with idiots to disaster. saying, "we told you so", wont be much help then. though i intend to rub noses, of plenty of people, on those words soon enough. lol.
as said in my pre-vote post, with mahinda we looked forward to a stable continuation of growth and secure peace. but maipuppet's backers alleged mahinda was incompatible with democracy, good governance, rule of law, and clean hands. (you see that is why, he did not interfere with this election, or past elections, and quickly handed over power! at least one slander against him, that he is some kind of a violent power mad dictator, should now be laid to rest). but as i asked, even if this was true, does opening a back door to power to incompetent tainted nepotistic scum like ranil, and chandrika, a solution? is someone, willing to suck up to every sort of fringe party racist low life, going to deliver security and stability, especially if they abolish executive presidency and make him even more dependent? rather he will deliver up those who fought for peace and security to terrorist judges.
the immediate future
we will soon see how maipuppet's masters will publicly squabble and divide the spoils that mahinda built up, after they ruined the country between them last time. we will see almost all of their promises not implemented. we will see current anti corruption, good governance, rule of law, crusaders, in media, ngos, and web, keeping their mouths firmly shut, in return for scraps that fall from table.
all this will come to pass, soon enough. at some point, after lots of damage to country, they will get pushed out, like last time. but unlike mahinda, they will violently resist.
so what to do?
if we are lucky, maipuppet will actually develop a back bone and not obey his masters. act like another mahinda if you will, and be a successful president. there are even purely selfish immediate motives for this; to get mahinda voters, and even mahinda's brothers and officials, behind him. but that is unlikely, since maipuppet seems to be a born puppet.
other solution is to hope for , and do everything in our power if we can, to accelerate and exasperate their infighting over spoils and contradictory polices. they will be pushed out all the more sooner. their absurd 100 day program, which will not be implemented, will be good hook on which to attack and press them.
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