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Tamilians are hypocrites*

Tamilians are hypocrites and here’s why.

The promotion of Sinhala as the only official language is considered as one of the causes that led Sri Lanka towards the civil war. Let me share my perspective of the events.

  • Sinhalese constitute more the 80% percent of Sri Lanka’s population.
  • Tamil minority community occupied a large proportion of key civil administrative positions, thanks to their profiency in English and better education.
  • The Sri Lankan government in an attempt to improve oppurtunities and thereby the socio-economic condition of the Sinhalese made Sinhala the official language.

Before you jump on my neck for this horrible contortion of events, consider this.

  • The backward and most backward castes constitute more than 80% of TamilNadu’s population.
  • The minority forward castes(read Brahmin) had an unfair advantage in the field of education, courtesy the historical caste based bias in education.
  • The Tamil Nadu government in an attempt to restore parity reserves around 70% of seats in all educational institutions to anybody who does not belong to the Forward Caste.

Apparently, what happened in Sri Lanka is wrong and what is happening in Tamil Nadu is right. Ofcourse, both the events are different, one went bland as tayir saadam and the other got spiced up with blood, curry and masala. But isnt there a common denominator to both these events?

The usual arguments spring up>

Yes, but people in this state are in fact backward and need a chance to improve life.

So did the Sinhalese(for argument’s sake).

But the Sinhalese resorted to violence against people who strived for peaceful settlement.

So did the Tamilians, if i remember correctly the lawyer who challenged the 69% reservation decision in SC was brutally attacked by Tamil barbarians(in contrast to Sinhalese barbarians).

Yes, but that is just one life, look at the countless people who have lost lives and are suffering under the Sinhalese.

Ah, a life is a life, if you think one life is insignificant, go kill yourself and do us all a favour. Besides, I am not disputing the suffering of the people.

The funny thing is, it is all right when Karuna burns down Hindi text books, but sacrilege when Sinhalese bring down a Tamil library. Hypocrisy 101.

Another noticeable thing in this Lankan Tamils issue, is the reluctance among some Tamilians to accept that Prabhakaran is a terrorist. Comparisons with names like Che, Bhagat Singh, SCBose pop up and one is left with no strong argument that demotes Prabhakaran to a terrorist instead of a revolutionary, although I believe the civilian deaths caused by the likes of Che, Bhagat Singh and Bose were none or minimal compared to Prabhakan(I could be wrong here), it is but a weak observation. It is easy to convince people that Narendra Modi is a terrorist(which he is, if anybody has any doubts) than get people to accept that Prabhakan is one too. Also the thing with people like Che and Bhagat Singh is that they did not live long enough to go beyond the revolutionary status. Had Prabhakan died in combat, say in the late 80’s the label of revolutionary would have been deeply etched in his obituary. The world has seen all kinds of revolutionaries, from the likes of Mullah Omar who transformed from the average revolutionary into the prototypical american version of a terrorist, to maoist nepalis who graduted to politics and democracy and also the likes of Mugabe, who went a step further and became the prime minister, president and the scourge of Zimbabwe. Prabhakaran went nowhere and that’s a bad place to be when you are dead(or is he?). But for the few hardcore Prabhakaran fans, the world will view Prabhakaran as the classic Orwellian ‘more-equal-than-others’ pig who failed to deliver the dream and instead sent Boxer to the butcher, and in this respect, the tag of terrorist is a generous title and I need to think of a much lowly word. The world is better off with him being damp and dead.

*Technically, everyone is.


10 thoughts on “Tamilians are hypocrites*

  1. i agree with you..
    Luckily, tamilnadu has only 2% brahmins, if its 20%, there would be an LBTE Terrorist outfit herein TN.

    *Tecnically, everyone is hypocrites,
    similar in the lines.. I like to quote Vijayakanth’s punch line, “Naan oru theeviravaathi, ennoda kolkaila naan theeviramaa irukurathunaala naanum theeviravaathi”

    • No. Tamil Nadu has 13% Forward Caste. And if you think its OK to marginalise a 2% community but wrong to do so for a 20% community, well.. there you go, you proved me right 🙂

      • Well.. I always adhere to rule of this quote “When in Rome, Be a Roman” , So, Right now,
        Sasi Tharoor is my MP & Achuthanandhan is my CM..

        I know it from very beginning, you, Tamilans were really hypocrites, you fight with us for periyaar, with karnataka for Kaaveri, with Andhra for krishna… you people always wants everything to yourself, wont understand the basic sense.. 🙂

  2. Manjesh says:

    Perhaps, we lack a sound definition of who a terrorist is. Moreover, there is a thin line between a revolution and terrorism. May be, its just the success. A revolution that is success remains to be called as revolution and a revolution which fails gets labelled as terrorism…. One thing that annoyed me most is, few Indian Tamilians supporting LTTE and showing too much concern for Sri Lankan Tamilians. But anyway, after Prabhakaran’s death, I hope Sri Lanka would see peace and every one over there lives in harmony.

  3. Adi says:

    Can you please justify calling Modi a terrorist! Can any one imaging a hindus burning a train full of Moslems in Pakistan without any provocation!!!

  4. Adi says:

    Can you please justify calling Modi a terrorist! Can any one imaging a hindus burning a bogey full of Moslems in Pakistan without any provocation!!!

  5. Guru says:

    Machi very well written. Please can you talk about this hypocrisy at a higher level bred in our society in the name of tamil(or even indian) culture. WE ARE HUGE HYPOCRITES!

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