Thursday, January 17, 2008

Temper Rising

The more I sit here and listen to the god awful stories my Tamil friends have to tell about being harrassed in Colombo by the authorities, the more I'm starting to be bothered by it all.

It's very easy for us to sit like the chickens we are and ignore it, because we're not the ones being persectued, so it shouldn't affect us.... but I think that's where the whole problem rests in the first place.

Anyway, I've had my say in my previous post... this is just me outletting my increasing irritation at the powers that be.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Right. So we should let them come and bomb us and our children in peace.

shehal said...

there is a difference between tamil people and ltte terrorists

Jack Point said...

To search or stop is one thing. To intimidate or harass is another.

People manning checkpoints need to be given lessons in PR so that they can do their job causing a minimum of discomfort or annoyance.

The fact that they appear to have no training at all says a lot about this administration.

Jack Point said...

“Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.”

-Samuel Johnson- (English Poet, Critic and Writer. 1709-1784)

to which American philosopher Ralph Barton Perry (1876-1957) added:

“If patriotism is "the last refuge of a scoundrel," it is not merely because evil deeds may be performed in the name of patriotism, but because patriotic fervor can obliterate moral distinctions altogether”