By Vishwamithra1984 –
“The only way to make sense out of modify is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~Alan Watts
One particular more week for the Presidential Elections. The men and women of Sri Lanka are being asked to make a choice and it’s going to be the most critical political judgment they have been challenged to make. Bewildered by the unprecedented crossovers from each sides, the voters are nevertheless meandering among this valley and other peaks, wondering regardless of whether the incumbent is genuinely significant about restoring the fast-disappearing socio-cultural values. While the leaders are pontificating from the best of their voices about Buddhism and its abiding influence on the psyche of the wonderful majority of Sri Lankans and its values, they are also resorting to the most dastardly acts of violence, inhuman remedy of minorities and distorted sloganeering of sublime concepts.
Only a desperate clan of rulers would resort to such intense falsehoods only a losing side would adopt such brutally bizarre and blatantly shallow methods of persuasion. On each one particular of their election platforms, speaker right after seeker is offered a wide range of elasticity to stretch the truth a third-rate but widely common Bollywood actor is getting shown on their election platforms, for what earthly goal, one particular actually does not know. It reminds one particular of the definitely insensitive racing-auto festivals these guys held in Colombo and Kandy when the typical citizen is discovering it almost impossible to place three meals on the table on a daily basis. It is really clear that the ruling clan is caught up in its own web of deceit its extravagant spending and acquiring buried in their own muck and misery is evidenced in the bizarre way some of their supporters are behaving. As soon as once more, the moving drama of Sri Lankan political dynamics is displaying its dumbfounded audience the utter fallacy of temporary glory every single affordable human becoming could comprehend what precisely is happening around him but those who nevertheless wield energy appear to consider that that power would stay in their hands forever.
Some of the beneficiaries of this evil regime have selected to stay there, not since they don’t see the coming disaster but as they are not welcome in the Opposition ranks since the Opposition fears that they (the Opposition) as well will be tarred by the same brush of these wildly corrupt and unruly lackeys. The hooligans who got elected to Parliament on the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) ticket are nevertheless playing ‘pandu’. The infamous Muthuhettigama incident and the deafening silence by the President on the same is ample evidence that Mahinda Rajapaksa has no manage more than his henchmen and women. Stories that run by way of the internet are not only funny some of them actually have been brilliantly created and would surely persuade some voters to adjust their minds, even at the eleventh hour.
Probably now it may possibly be a great time to assess the two campaigns. The contrasts are much far more definitive than similarities. On the a single hand, the Mahinda Rajapaksa campaign has had virtually limitless access to cash, muscle and power the Maithripala campaign sometimes looked woefully short in money but immensely wealthy in concepts, substance and of course style. The former’s obscene campaign of cutouts of their candidate, much to the annoyance of any intelligent particular person, played havoc during the run-up to the nomination day.
The following chart gives the reader a picture of how the two campaigns have fared according to the writer’s individual opinion. Numerous readers might disagree with my reading, yet I’m positive, most of them would agree with the assessment so given.
The blatant lies uttered by the Rajapaksa campaign are nauseating and the uncaring ease with which they are spoken, are crude and completely despicable. Nevertheless, elections that are won by sustaining a campaign of lies and half-truths are many, not only in the so-named Third World but much more so in the created West. But the Rajapaksas take all credit for lying in fantastic style. They can take Goebbels of the Hitler regime to school.
But come January eight, 2015, the individuals of Sri Lanka will choose to oust the Rajapaksas for many valid causes, the most prominent of which, not necessarily in the order given, are the following:
- Incumbency fatigue
- Corruption, nepotism and waste
- Breakdown in law and order
- Spiraling expense of living
- Spread of violence amongst second-tier Government politicians
- Abuse of energy
- Infringement on the Judiciary
- A single-loved ones rule
- Vulgar display of wealth by the Very first Family members
- Callous disregard for age-old values
- Uninhibited telling of lies
- Incoherent policy pronunciations
Predictions do not belong in the arena of politics. They belong exclusively to astrologers and extraterrestrial readers. But scientific forecasting is carried out by expert organizations using different polls and surveys. The writer has access to such polls accomplished throughout the period of December 18 – 23 and according to that specific survey, Maithripala Sirisena is ahead comfortably going over the 50% mark. For factors of confidentiality, I do not want to divulge the name of the polling business.
Let’s hope that this forecast holds very good.