1. First of all a great big thanks should go out to one of my homie girls "Rachel"(bless her tomboy heart and the avid fascination + interest in debating with me ..without getting pissed in the middle) ... if not for her, I won't be writing this article at all !
This is a result of a long argument we had about the present situation in this country about one week ago over some heavy boozing and a party. This is something that fired up and fired down but later picked up again when I was dropping her at her place.... we sat in the car for nearly 3 hours "arguing" and the line that I am using " I don't feel safe in this country anymore" his one of her own lines which she kept on repeating every 2 minutes.
2. It's a long skit and I know most of you won't even go pass three para' s.. still never mind.
away with it then., I call this "I don't feel safe in this country anymore"
I wonder why we allow ourselves to feel safe in this country? I wonder about the people who don't worry about their situations, their lives, and their own worlds.
Why do you believe what those in power tell you? When, deep down, we all know they tell us these things so that they themselves can do whatever they please. They would say anything to keep us calm and supportive... to keep us submissive and quiet. And, when it suites them, they play on our fears--even keep us afraid and needy--to get what they want from us. I don't feel safe in this country anymore
Look around you, isn't that true? .. They accuse of you being a LTTE supporter if you ever raise your voice against the murder and endless violence going on up there as the "war", and the next thing you know that there would be a "white van" parked outside your house. How bloody pathetic as a country we can get? I don't feel safe in this country anymore
But the saddest part of all this is that WE LET THEM do it. We let them feed us this propaganda bullshit, and we eat it up, even thank them for it. We rarely if ever question them, never wonder why they are allowed to commit crimes, but the poor are not. Never wonder why they get away with MURDER, but a damned beggar cannot beg without a identity card or else end up in jail. I don't feel safe in this country anymore
We let our jails be overrun with 'hopeless' cases... fill them with people who are stuck there because they can't pay the bail along with incredibly violent criminals... what are creating? a social stigma of derailed criminals comes out of jails and mix with the society we live in. Sadly many of these people only had to pay less than 4,000/- bux to be free, yet they enter our society with hearts full of rage and hatred. In doing so, we kill any and all GOOD potential these people could ever have, teach them that the true ways to live are through drugs and violence, despite imprisoning them for doing these very things. I don't feel safe in this country anymore.
And, meanwhile, the rich bastard politicians sit in the "tree's of temple" feeding the monster. They SEDATE us with rhetoric, empty promises, materialism, and consumerism. Again, sadly WE BELIEVE THEM! We agree! I don't feel safe in this country anymore
We accept our bread and circuses while Rome burns around us. We accept the 'this, too, shall pass' mentality, without lifting a finger to change our situation. We accept and vote for leaders that lies. Do these vile creatures make you feel safe where you sit right here, right now? Do you accept what you are told... like a dog that obeys an abusive master? Do you feel safe knowing our leaders are breaking the law? Do you feel safe? How can you?
I don't feel safe in this country anymore