Did You Notice or Shall We
Get An Education?Upali Seneviratne Nebraska, USA
Reviewed by Walter Rajaratne in Sydney
It was a vivid picture that Mr Upali Seneviratne has presented on
the recent arrival of US Marines in Sri Lankan shores and the part
of their brief performance in the devastated costal belt, at the hour
of grief. The statement Being suspicious by nature, we Sri Lankans
started criticizing various foreign aid groups however, needs
some soul searching. Nonetheless, They came They did and They went.
In 1505 too, They came. Enjoyed the hospitality. Then They did. And
They went sans teaching us to address our aristocrats by their first
names. Do we have to repeat the History on that episode, Mr. Upali?
Are we not dearly paying even today for that?
They came from the famine hit Europe to the land of Red Indians.
Obliterated the whole continent of its aboriginal people with an entire
civilisation. What they did to the sons of the soil, Indians, was
the model that Adolph Hitler researched, developed and implemented
to the letter in his Holocaust to erase the Semitics.
Thats not all. Australia, New Zealand and the entire African
continent are added episodes to that saga of carnage of civilisations.
These aborigines, in deed, are not worth a herd of cattle in a ranch
so they deserved to be eradicated.
Then they, European Intruders pseudonym Americans - formed
their elite forces of GIs, Marines, SWATS et al, and began the plunder
of great civilisations across, Latin America, Asia and Middle East.
The Promised Land US- that you have discovered and made a Sri
Lankan Success Story that you have illustrated by going into great
length is, of course, we are proud of as fellow Sri Lankans. Good
on you! However, what we are feeling ashamed of is, the whitewash
that you are applying to launder the fraudulent American treachery.
Indo China, Philippine, Korea, need no elaborate scriptures to spell
out the cruelty against humanity and the nations reduced to abject
poverty through awfully attractive democratisation against Marxist
Saddam Hussain, Itollha Kumeni, are undoubtedly despotic cannibals.
Elimination of these tyrants is commendable. Whats not commendable
are the reasons given and the times chosen? Din Diem, Pinochet, Ian
Smith, Botha, Shah of Iran, Idi Amin, and the whole host of Arabian
despots were at one time or another close allies of US. Wasnt
Osama a chosen one of the American elite till they fell out?
Sinhalese, if the history is correct are no better civilization from
their ancestry. Our man Vijaya was an exiled convict of criminal origin.
By annihilating the aborigines of then Thambapanni, Lanka, that he
built his kingdom. Perhaps, gone with that was a developed culture.
Majority of the Sinhala rulers, down the 100 generations in number
were no exception to the present day politicians. Undoubtedly, it
was a meagre living that the people led from time immemorial, under
monarchical and feudalistic reign. Yet they would have been happy
since they never heard the Socratess theory of democracy that
was full of social justice, up until late.
If it was the autocratic Czars royal family that gave vent
to seventy years plunder of east European nations including Russia
under Marxism, then the Sri Lankan Polpot, Rohana Wijeweera was offered
the opportunity on a platter by none other than these Neo American
rulers, who appeared in different guises. Suffering of the poor people
under both the systems were monumental. Thanks to IMF/World Bank spearheaded
monetary organisations, Globalisation, unethical practices of trade
imbalancing, US can brag about her superiority. This is a subject
that has been discussed umpteen number of times and proved beyond
any doubt, the gruesome plunder through rosy pictures.
Honesty and integrity of American MNCs need no further clarification
to the reader when the Enron, Microsoft, Bechtel led loot of the unsuspecting
customer to the tune of billions, a memory just need little refreshing.
US have one of the worst cases of deceit in trade across the globe.
The ghetto life thats rampant in US is what our friend has delicately
slipped? Look at the position US is sitting in the list of corruption
according to Transparency International, if further proof needed.
Undeniably, JVP and its pioneers have a legacy of an extremely loathsome
past. We would like to hear a single political party better in that
respect. Yardsticks and Benchmarks got to be precise if the proposed
Eduction to be fruitful, Mr.Seneviratne.