The Private University story is actually more interesting than I thought. Here I thought it was just me trying to oppress the poor, but now the World Bank has decided to colonize us. Yes, it is rich white man against poor brown Sri Lankans. This is the best story of all, it’s what Mugabe uses. He won’t give people a bite to eat, but spits fire at the damn white people. Yes, as long as we’re being oppressed by our own people, that’s good enough for me. So, I said that Morq was demonizing his opponents, to which he responds:
No the WB is not evil. In the same way that the Colonials were not evil. They really did think they were civilizing savages. They genuinely believed that what they were doing for the colonies was good for the animal-skin clad barbarians there. This why they colonials were really surprised when all us savages asked them to bugger off. ‘Whoa, brownskinned dudes, we were trying to help you’…’Yeah? Actually? Well you’ve helped enough. Thanks a lot. Now fuck off’.
Here he’s imparting motives to the World Bank. That is hard to support with fact or even crude psychoanalysis, but it’s important to have a good villian for your story. Now, the point of the story is not to educate more people. No, the point is to educate those that deserve it. Remember, this story is not about Sri Lanka, it is about the noble struggle of the Sri Lankan poor against colonial elites.
Let us call the 15,000 who get seats group A
The 85,000 who deserve a seat but didn’t get one are group B
The other 100,000 who [just have O/Levels] don’t deserve a seat are group C
So group A gets seats in the State Universities. What Indi’s saying is that group B is going to be absorbed by the private universities. But is that true? If group B was the only people who want a university seat then it would be true. But Indi seems to forget group C completely. They too want a seat in a university even though they don’t deserve one above group B. In group C there will be people who can pay handsomely for a degree. They will have access to the seats in the private universities while a lot of the deserving students from group B do not. Why is that so difficult to understand?
Remember, this is not a fight for anything, it is a fight against something. They are fighting for the status quo, which gives uni to an intellectual elite of 15,000 a year. They are fighting to keep out those that ‘don’t deserve it’ – not to actually educate any more people. The focus isn’t on people (who are both rich and poor), but on the deserving poor. No, the fight is not for Sri Lankan people, it is against the rich.
Now let’s see what happens when someone gets in the way of the story. This is a quote from Chanuka:
Education is NOT a right. It is only a privilege. I agree everyone in the community should be provided with ONLY primary education free of charge. From there onwards that should not be free. We should not only introduce private educational establishments, but also think of making the present ‘Pin Universities’ in Sri Lanka to ones that charge for the courses they offer. Otherwise even after another 50 years Sri Lanka will be at the same level.
and Morquendi’s response:
Look, Indi, I don’t want to argue about this. If this asshole reads any one of my earlier posts he’ll find answers for this. I refuse to waste my time on this scum. I have already wasted too much time on him. Right now I’m wishing he was in front of me so I could explain to him personally.
The only explanation I can think of is that this Mo*Fo* got kicked out of school for flunking his 5th Std exams and then went to some school where his daddy could buy him a seat.
I would like to remind this scum that there are some people who enjoy a free lunch. People like him. Who do nothing for our economy and still reap the benefits. While the poor people of this country slave away in foreign households, work day and night in garment factories and work day in and day out for a mere pittance in the estate sector so that they can bring in the foreign currency that keeps assholes like Chanuka fed. Listen Mo*Fo*. You are able to say the shit you do because of the work these people do. Yet you do not lift a finger to help them. And you would even deny their children an opportunity to go to school. If they stopped working your fatcat life would be over. No more X-Box!!!!
Yes, do not get in the way of the Revolution. Or wait, I guess the Revolution already happened. Do not get in the way of the Status Quo! So remember kids – Sri Lankan Government is good, World Bank is bad, and Rich People are bad. Do not be a Reactionary Element or you shall be dubbed an ‘Asshole‘ and a ‘Brat‘ and be sent to the village for re-education. Remember research and logical argument are the tools of the white oppressor! Let them eat rhetoric!