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Thursday, February 21, 2013
Winning the LTTE war with the HR abuses permitted GOSL a free hand
NOW EVEN THE UN CANNOT TOUCH THEM!
The world is focused on bringing to book the GOSL violations
during the LTTE war. This has permitted the GOSL to commit gross violations of
HR on a daily basis, which are now under the radar, as the Tamil Diaspora have
made every effort to keep the atrocities at the end of the war on the front
I noted in my previous blog entry that doing so permits all
of the current abuses to be swept under the carpet. For a future dictator this
is a great lesson in committing no limit of violations in as short a space of
time. These will not be prosecuted and one can use the example of Sri Lanka to
figure out why.
There is NO mechanism for a serving dictator to be brought to
justice for his violations of HR. That is why it is very dangerous to have a
dictator who is not able to be magnanimous in victory. Only such a person will
take the victory in his stride and develop the nation with the vanquished as an
integral part of the team.
One unsure of himself, will always see “reds under the
bed” and continue their previous persona to a different set of enemies.
History is replete with such people. True to form, with Hitler the most recent
example of this type of behavior will mesmerize their constituency to a degree,
that the faults of the person are not apparent by the level of disinformation
through the very clever use of media.
This is a good example for historians to remind a grateful
public in the 21st Century that people are not always what they are
perceived to be, especially those whom their country revere as great war time
leaders. Even the indefatigable Winston Churchill lost the General Election
soon after the end of the War, and through that example is remembered as a
Mahinda Rajapakse got an insufferable mandate after the war
which turned him into a person who did not care for the laws, behavioral norms,
and attitude to plunder his country’s resources. When he realized he could
borrow as much as he wanted to do what he wanted, he took that route of least
resistance as he had no one within his administration with the backbone to show
him how much damage it will do to the future finances of his country once he
has done plundering, borrowing and defaulting, due to the unproductive and
profligate use of borrowed funds. Then he misused the media, knowing the intellectual
capacity of his electorate into fooling them that all was well under his
stewardship, and he further bought and kept under tight reign his band of
ministers and MPs to pay obeisance at the point of a gun. The gun being the
threat of all their perks being removed.
We are now bequeathed a sycophantic populace whose sole
reason for this behavior is the hope that by such action, they will rise above
their neighbor who abhors such. In a short time when one set of tricks fail to
keep the populace enthralled another will be resorted to.
The latest in the line of alternatives is the encouragement
of fringe fundamentalist religious groupings like the Bodu Bala Sena to set
their own agenda as long as in the end it will be a card that the GOSL can use
in case of emergency. A sort of contingency plan of fear. If they sense a loss
in the popular perception, an appeal to the baser instincts of our people using
religion as a prop, and the defender of the religion as the GOSL, they will try
to take the focus from the daily crises in life to an imagined and manufactured
crisis, that will eventually engulf the country in a series of unimaginable
events of chaos, race and religious riots in short.
This short lesson in history is so that we can predict the
outcome of expected events in advance and therefore take action before they
happen. It is also an appeal to the sane amongst the readership to think about
what has been written. If they believe that this is a likely scenario, then
they should spread this information to those who will listen and go from mouth
to mouth and convince the people that this steady progression into the abyss of
history has to be checked.
In short a too powerful head of state is not what our
forefathers intended, and worse not one who will misuse the power to suppress
dissent. Without checks and balances as safeguards, the Regime runs the country
like a “tea kade” with little planning, coordination, example, and foresight.
They are incompetent managers unable to get the best out of their men, but in
fact get the worst from their hands. This will eventually lead to the breakdown
of this society, and disappearance of a great country.
It is not too late to make a change, with the help of the
people who can see where we are heading. That is most of us who are not getting
anything for free from this regime. IT is our duty to change the order of
priorities and then act in the best interests of Sri Lanka, putting our
personal desires on the back burner for a while and instead work as patriots to
change the system of Govt. So spread the word, explain the irony, call in the
reserves and put the nation first. Determine the most effective communication
means to get the message across and counter the misinformation network that
spews out lies and now has added hate to the list.
Go forward without fear, as what you are doing is the correct
path. It will save the country from further plunder, be it earth, sand, water,
rock, trees, forests, animal life, that has desecrated the sacred ground of our
forefathers these past few years.