Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sri Lanka is again a ‘Failed Sate’ as per the White West!

'Human Rights' have been one of the major weapons used by the White West to punish the countries or regimes that do not dance to the whims and fancies of them while they have been the biggest violators of human rights by way of slaughtering civilians in their bombing sprees and torture camps witnessed in many countries including Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya etc.

 'Failed Sates' is also one of the ridicules and absurd tools to use against some of the countries which are not ready to listen to the White West. So this time around too 'Failed Sates' tag is back in the town. As expected Sri Lanka is also a 'Failed State' while there are some of ass licking countries of the White in the region who are horribly pathetic in their affairs in many sectors than Sri Lanka. Yet Sri Lanka is a 'Failed Sate' as per the White West as it is not prepared to lick their asses.  

This how Sri Lanka is described by the so called 'Failed Sate Index'.  

 "The government's final push against the rebels relied on the shelling of civilians and other atrocities, according to a 2010 report by the International Crisis Group. 

"The most recent statistics from last year indicate that some 327,000 are still displaced from the conflict"

"Despite the pronounced fractures still lingering, the Sinhalese-dominated government in Colombo seems eager to forget the past," 

So we know very well what the International Crisis Group is. ICG is yet another arm used by the biggest human rights violators of our age to punish the countries like Sri Lanka which did not want to bow down to their demands to save terrorists. The fact that mentioning the figure 327,000 as war displaced still in the camps well suggests that ICG is merely quoting the figures from the LTTE propagandists. Terms like "the Sinhalese-dominated government" and "the shelling of civilians and other atrocities" have just cut and paste from the LTTE propaganda outlet Tamilnet. (Tamilnet is also one of the major sources to the recently published Darusman report which is being used by the White West to punish Sri Lanka).
I quote below yet another insightful article by Malinda Senaviratha to educate ourselves what a sick country our giant neighbour India is. In that sense India is the most failed state in the planet. Yet it tries to intervene in our own affairs and mess with them while it has its own many things to sort out.           

"There's a sick man in South Asia and it is not Sri Lanka. I checked. Here are some sobering facts. There's a sick country in South Asia where 10.8% of the labour force is unemployed. In this sick country, a full quarter of the population lives below the poverty line. This country has an infant mortality rate of 47.57 deaths per 1,000 live births. Close to 40% of people over 15 years of age cannot read or write. 

This is India. 'Shining,' may we add? 

 India: a great country; one of the biggest economies in the world; has acquired nuclear capabilities, has one of the largest standing armies in the world; aspires to become a Permanent Member of the UN Security Council; got big dreams and thinks big. When it comes to delivering and distributing, however, India comes a distant second to countries like Sri Lanka. Maybe it is the small-mindedness.   

Here's some relevant data regarding Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's Per Capita GDP stands at US $ 5000 (India's is US $ 3500). Sri Lanka's unemployment rate is half that of India. Sri Lanka's inflation rate (5.6%) is half that of India. Infant mortality is at 9.7 deaths per 1000 live births. Literacy stands at 90.7%. All this, let us not forget, was obtained and maintained through two bloody insurrections (the second precipitated by Rajiv Gandhi's attempt to turn Sri Lanka into another Bhutan or Sikkim through the Indo-Lanka Accord) and a 30 year long struggle against terrorism (Indian-instigated, Indian-funded, Indian-armed and Indian-trained, let us not forget). 'Sri Lanka Shining' sounds a more believable proposition, one might say.
India is not a bunch of statistics which shows a country of vast contrasts with a privileged few exploiting and living off millions who are not. It is a country which despite all appearances of opulence and national wholesomeness, is falling apart at its many seams.

There are presently 123 independence movements in India struggling for rights of self-determination. Apart from these movements there are sort of on-going struggles for social and economic justice and they are spread over 220 districts in 20 states covering about 40% of India's total geography. Murmur names such as Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Sikhs and Nagaland and worry lines will appear on the most stoic of Indian officials and politicians. India, moreover, indulges in what is almost like a national pastime: that of engaging in faith-related pogroms that leave tens of thousands dead every 5-10 years.

 Keeping India 'intact' has cost hundreds of thousands of lives and requires systemic torture, assassination and genocide (in Kashmir for instance).

How about Sri Lanka? Well, we had a problem. Yes, 'past tense'. Took us time to sort it out, but sort it out we did and no thanks to India, let me add. India exists courtesy those who invaded the subcontinent. It is a recent amalgam and one that would not have materialized had the Europeans not arrived. Indeed, the name 'India' is a convenience coined by the colonial powers and it is to the lasting shame of that country that it is yet to unshackle itself from that strong (indelible?) symbol and reminder of a violently subjugated past.
Not so Sri Lanka. We suffered 500 years of colonial rule, yes. This island, however was not a hodge-podge of petty kingdoms at war with one another or describable as glorified fiefdoms, which is what much of what is now called 'India' used to be (and still is, one might argue). India does not have a 'national' history. There was never 'national' coherence in its past, except on a few occasions when warrior kings subjugated neighbouring regions. It is diverse, yes, and that's not a bad thing. Diversity, however, is pulling India apart, i.e. into her constituent elements.

So when India wants to prescribe 'reconciliation' to Sri Lanka, it is in a sense laughable. A far better idea would be for Indians to come to Sri Lanka and learn how to be a nation, how to overcome the challenges that life and living naturally throw up including those related to identity-based anxieties. Not perfect, sure. Far less imperfect though than our neighbor.

India is THE sick country in South Asia. Perhaps it is this sickness (described above) that makes for delirious and self-satisfied ranting and raving about how her neighbours ought to sort out their little problems. It is this sickness that perhaps makes India wants to interfere and mess up her neighbours in the 'Suffer Like I Suffer' kind of logic. That's screwed-up logic when it comes to bilateral solidarities but India will not see it that way. We can put it down to delirium.

India is suffering from a terrible cancer that has struck the core of its foundational lie. It is not a 'nation' but a hastily-pieced-together something that is coming apart because the colonial glue is no longer sufficient to keep things together and coherent, never mind the fact of the horrendous citizen-anomalies that describe it. Sri Lanka had a tumour too. It was duly removed. What remains are wounds which are eminently curable with home remedies.

India does not need Sri Lankan experts to tell her how to sort things out. All India needs do is take a look at Sri Lanka, or better still, take a look at herself. India would then looks at others, especially Sri Lanka, differently."

1 comment:

Jaded Aid Worker said...

For someone 'rebelling' against the government, you're certainly rather blind to the follies of government statistics.

Did you know, more than half of kilinichchi earns less than 3000/= per month? thats more than half a district below the poverty line. About education, nearly half of grade 6 students in the North and East perform at grade 3 levels? Internally, 220,000 people remain displaced from as far back as 1980. Responsible resettlement is not even this goverments priority. AFter massacarring several thousands of Tamils, the government has refused to provide death certificates for all families. Plus it continues to house returning families in tin sheets only - the charity of Indian government.

The Sri Lankan government has failed to realize peace after defeating terrorists. It continues to work with and harbour those who have blood on their hands without working with democratically elected leaders. Above everything, a nation as great as this should not have to go begging from other 'white' nations for aid to look after its own people.

Stop hating. Just live the facts.