A boycott Sri Lanka fashion show, San Fran
I occasionally read TamilNet. Like crossing a mosquito bite, reading the (formerly?) LTTE news outlet has its perverse and pointless pleasure. Lately, post-war really, it has descended into absurdity. Aside from the spate of abductions in the North that only it and the Tamil papers seem to cover, the website is full of delusional and racist editorials and assorted sputtering. I’m not saying I expect anything else, but the latest boycott I saw went pretty deep into the absurd and came back without breaking a sweat. It’s a half naked woman with ACTIVISM painted across her boobs, belying a broad incomprehension of whatever she’s campaigning for. Pretty much the modern state of affairs.
Twenty-foot tall banners advertising the “No Blood for Panties” video series on boycotting apparel made in Sri Lanka adorned the backdrop of the catwalk, according to activists participating in the street fair…
This year’s theme was “Bollyweird: The cosmic Dance” and included ten music stages, a mock Hindu temple, fantastic costumes, food and other festivities spread across ten city blocks. (TamilNet, blocked in Sri Lanka. I use VTunnel, this link may work)
l shan’t get into the absurdity of the campaign itself which, had it the remotest possibility of working, would simply impoverish average people without accomplishing anything. Just to say, WTF? When did mock Hindu temples and catwalks begin the vanguard of Eelamist Rebellion. It seems true that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce.