"alienated" as Marx had described, but rather indifferent, this phenomenon maderevolutionary explosion impossible, says Baudrillard
The silent majority was in a worse manner used to support the war that was waged as a
‘humanitarian mission’ which made more than two hundred and fifty thousand innocent Tamil
civilians to suffer in the c
onflict zone and in so called ‘welfare camps’ set up by the
regime. Thewar was called a patriotic mission by the regime and the silent majority imposed on themselves
the responsibility of a patriot to support the war that made part of the country’s
citizenry,namely Tamils, to suffer immensely. The label of a patriot became so important to the silentmajority to show how faithful it is to the regime. So none will raise his or her voice against any
‘wrong doing’ of the Rajapakse
. So the ‘right’ became ‘wrong’ under the label of ‘patriotism’ and the ‘wrong’ was transformed to ‘right’.
Whatever blunders and mishandlings of
Rajapakses, therefore, amount to be ‘right’ and those who voice against will be called ‘wrong’
and imprisoned, the consequences of which is now experienced by General Sarath Fonseka.
Silencing the citizenry was quite easy with the label of ‘patriotism’ and with the emergence of
the Report of the UN
Secretary General’s Panel of Experts On Accountability in Sri Lanka
, thisflame of patriotism was put into action once again causing people to engage in protestcampaigns against the United Nations. Politicians, religious, NGO personalities, and especially,Tamil politicians of TNA contribute to this patriotic flame lighted by Rajapakses for their ownsecurity. As one columnist has written, the TNA is silent as it has, in the past supported the LTTEin its inhuman actions.
the TNA is assisting the Rajapaksa efforts to conceal the true nature
of the Darusman Report. The TNA’s own response
to the Report makes no mention of its severe
critique of the LTTE. By tacitly consenting to the Tiger’s inhumane treatment of Tamils, the TNA
failed its own people in an hour of desperate need. Therefore, acknowledging the Tiger abuseslisted in the Darusman Report is, for the TNA, akin to a self-indictment.
Quite a patheticsituation when considering the Sri Lankan politics as one could see no way out from thispolitical quagmire created by Rajapakses. Very correctly the same columnist mentions that the
Tamil politics cannot embark on a journey of democratic rejuvenation until a frank criticism/self-criticism is made of its Tiger past; the Darusman Report, an objective analysis by an impartial entity, is an ideal starting-point for such a journey. Unfortunately the TNA (and most of the Tamil Diaspora) seems to lack the courage to seize this opportunity. And in this failure, the TNA is, inadvertently, helping the Rajapaksas to falsely depict the Darusman Report