I just read the article on the government bringing down a team from China to monitor the internet activity here in Srilanka. Which clearly is an attempt to violate the only place left for us to express our views freely. I wonder what right one has to suppress another’s right to express themselves. In this case, what right does a government have to oppress the citizens who pay to keep the it running in the first place. The government’s role is to try govern so that almost all parties can be satisfied. Criticism is normally the feedback to the government that they aren’t doing something wrong, or rather not doing something right.
A government is basically the body of people chosen to administrate the state and larger processes of the country like law, economics, etc. So according to the concept they are just a bunch of people appointed to ensure all citizens needs are satisfied. Sadly though in these modern times, our government has into something disgusting, something daft. It is almost as if the government is a separate entity telling the people what to do whilst taking their money. What gives the government the right to decide it has better judgement than the people. Are they not human just like everyone? hence imperfect, do not they lack the capacity to decide infallibly what is right or wrong for another person’s life.
So then the rises the questions; why do people watch as their fates fall victim to the avarice of others? Why pay to keep going what is raping their futures? Why not stand, stand up for themselves? Very soon I suppose even these blogs we take for granted will disappear, or we will disappear, in a van we somehow paid for. Kind of like prostitution where you pay to get fucked up.