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And Then They Came For Me 5 replies

Dealer1 said on: 2009-01-13 06:30 am
3254 Days, 9 Hrs, 23 Min, 46 Sec ago
An editor in Sri Lanka wrote this article knowing his days were numbered. On Jan 8 this year, he was gunned down. In Sri Lanka, people who tell the truth do not get to live.

http://www.thesundayleader.lk/20090111/editorial-.htm

Wall of text alert. But it is a good read. It's men like him who remind us that integrity, honour and courage still exist in people among us.

"You will never be allowed to forget that my death took place under your watch. As anguished as I know you will be, I also know that you will have no choice but to protect my killers: you will see to it that the guilty one is never convicted. You have no choice. I feel sorry for you, and Shiranthi will have a long time to spend on her knees when next she goes for Confession for it is not just her owns sins which she must confess, but those of her extended family that keeps you in office."

So complicated the politics of South Asia. It is a region full of culture and more than its fair share of educated, brilliant men and thinkers. Yet it is a region that has seen and is still seeing the horrors of Partition, and if Partition alone was not enough, there was yet another that saw Bangladesh seperated from Pakistan. And we have Sri Lanka who's determined not to be left out of the action and has been staging a civil war of its own for years. And in the middle of everything, Kashmir festers. Yet the region continues to churn out Man Booker prize winners, poets and intellectuals. Do you see any booker prize winners from the african region?
Korgrath (Mod) said on: 2009-01-13 09:09 am
3254 Days, 6 Hrs, 43 Min, 54 Sec ago
a sad story :(
Elmy said on: 2009-01-13 12:38 pm
3254 Days, 3 Hrs, 15 Min, 51 Sec ago
Death is always an alternative.
ILLiCiT said on: 2009-01-13 10:08 pm
3253 Days, 17 Hrs, 45 Min, 28 Sec ago
CARE-O-METER

DON'T GIVE A SHIT ||-------------| CAREBEAR



Rick.T said on: 2009-01-13 10:33 pm
3253 Days, 17 Hrs, 19 Min, 55 Sec ago
Good puttin
Oracle said on: 2009-01-13 10:48 pm
3253 Days, 17 Hrs, 5 Min, 4 Sec ago
I hope his children are taken care of = ='