Monday, November 07, 2005
U.S and S.L B.S
One anonymous commenter left a note saying "puka thami" for one of my blog entries.I respect his freedom of expression .I guess it is his way of saying my post is bullshit.Anyway I have to point out that the correct ,and extreme way of saying it is "paka thamai".There was a book out recently called "on bullshit".I think NPR couldn't say the title on-air when they reviewed it!
There are lot of things which makes me say "paka thamai".Take for instance the current debate about the rational for Iraq war in light of CIA leak case.A Lot of democrats are angry that they were deceived into war ,including the top democratic leaders in senate.Well that is total B.S. !
They knew what they were voting for.Since most of the people were for the war they went with the flow.Everybody knew that it would have been better to give time to inspectors.Everybody knew that it has nothing to do with 9/11 .The war was about oil , the economy and about a clear target to hit after 9/11 .Not about weapons of mass destruction.Everybody knew that. For instance one of my co-worker told me at the time "if the war starts , it would be good for the economy".The job losses were climbing up just before the war.Check the numbers and see how things changed. If an ordinary guy could figure it out in 2003 why couldn't the senate democratic leaders?That's total B.S.
On the otherhand the republican conservatives are masters of B.S ,too.Take for instance the Harriet Miers nominations.They were angry that president nominated a crony to the post.Don't tell me that you guys didn't know who you were voting into office.You knew that the president was a doofus and voted anyway thinking that they(or the neo-cons) can control him.Welcome to the party!Don't act like he is the smartest guy you could find to run the only super power in the world.
If we apply a B.S detector to Sri Lanka, the instrument would break since the range is infinite from left to right.Will Ranil surrender to LTTE or Will Mahinda go to war if he is elected?You guys know that all the rhetoric from both camps are B.S.What makes you think that Ranil wants to give a part of his kingdom away , if he is crowned ?On the other hand what makes you think Mahinda wants to go to war against international pressure and with a bad economy and army that is exhausted?Both guys will probably opt for talks and will probaly not try to give into LTTE,SLMC,CWC,JVP and JHU pressure .On the same note what makes you think Prabakaran would agree to anything less than Ealam?
I could go on bullshitting but got other important stuff to do.