To Live In Fear

16/02/2010

I’ve written about the arrest of Fonseka. But I haven’t written about its effect on the society… The arrest of Sarath Fonseka confirms something I’ve said many times. In this country, anyone can be crushed… Deep down, we all know this. You could be wealthier than 99.9% of the population. You could be a writer, a journalist, a politician with a considerable civil power. You could be well connected, well informed. But the second the man with power decides it’s time for you to go, you will be gone, you will be crushed… Fonseka’s arrest has confirmed our fears are very real (not that we needed any confirmation. 11 dead journalists confirm a lot of things). After the election, and especially after Fonseka’s arrest, people barely even say anything against the government. Things like election frauds, Fonseka’s arrest, internet censorship, effort to ban Lanka Irida, are spoken in hushed voices. We know the truth. We will be crushed… Gotabhaya reminds me of Voldemort. In Harry Potter book series, people are so scared of him that they don’t speak his name. Instead they call him You-Know-Who, or He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Fear can do wonders. Fear can even shrink your manhood.. It’s written in some long lost document, “In the Republic of Sri Lanka sovereignty is in the People and is inalienable. Sovereignty includes the powers of government, fundamental rights and the franchise.”… It looks like the constitution of some country with the same name as ours. I wonder where this country’s located. Anyway, why don’t we too write something like that?

Advertisements

4 Responses to “To Live In Fear”

  1. Sigma Says:

    Sadly there is more than a little truth in what you’ve written – we are fast coming to a stage where violence will be the first response to any situation – a good example to this is when one refuses to give way to some jerk or the other hell bent on breaking road rules… even if he’s obviously in the wrong, the philosophy that might is right takes precedent of whats right and wrong.

  2. lefroy Says:

    SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR. SWEAR LIAR SWEAR. SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR. SWEAR LIAR SWEAR. SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR. SWEAR LIAR SWEAR.

  3. lefroy Says:

    SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR LIAR LIAR LIAR SWEAR

  4. lefroy Says:

    SWEAR LIAR SWEAR LIAR SWEAR LIAR SWEAR LIAR SWEAR LIAR SWEAR LIAR SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR

Leave a reply and get lefroyed

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s