Violent Protest and Government Lies
Contrary to what dishonest goverment propagandists like the Lanka Libertarian blogger sittingnut and others claim, Sarath Fonseka supporters didn’t incite violence. They were the recipients of it. All they did was reacting. It was the thugs who with UPFA Municipal Councillor Ajantha Liyanage attacked the demonstrators. The police were protecting them. That was why the Fonseka supporters damaged police vehicles, and that was why a Colombo Court severely reprimanded the police…. Anyone who read the last two posts of mine knows sittingnut got screwed by trying to put the blame on the SF supporters…… So far, violence has not been used by Fonseka supporters to free him. All they’ve done is reacting to it. Thank goodness for that. Violence should be answered with violence itself. You cannot stop violence by being peaceful, democratic, cowards. The government should know that if they use violence against the opposition, as a way to take away people’s freedom, there will be severe consequences……. As I said, so far, the SF supporters haven’t incited violence. But if the government continues to take us down the road to Iran, there will be the need to incite violence as well. As long as democracy is alive, we should use our vote to speak. But if that’s taken away from us, the only way forward is through riots and violence. What else can we do (other than praying to god and begging for foreign interference)? This is when the JVP will be important. It takes a political party with balls made of titanium to make people risk everything and work for common good…… I don’t believe the time for that has come yet, and I certainly hope that it’ll never come. We still have a bit of democracy in this country. Even though the election was corrupt, I believe Mahinda had more than fifty percent of the vote. Even though Lasantha was murdered in broad daylight, even though Poddala Jayantha’s legs were broken, even though Ekneliyagoda was abducted, and the editor of the Lanka Newspaper was imprisoned, The Sunday Leader, Irudina, and Lanka Newspapers are still running. Even though under enormous pressure, Sirasa TV is still reporting. Even though the government doesn’t give a damn to what it says, we still have a court that says the police should be ashamed of dancing to the tune of politicians…… If anyone thinks that we aren’t on our way to Iran, or Zimbabwe, or Venezuela, they are sadly mistaken. Just like Chavez, Mahinda doesn’t like Twitter. Just like the fundamentalist Ahmadinajad, Mahinda suppresses the opposition. It was he who abused state resources and power and surrounded the election office with armed forces. It is his government that tries to prevent the opposition from staging protest, saying it’ll lead to sound pollution….. But as I said, democracy is still functioning. Hope is still alive.