I'm a white South African male, and yes, I do realise i'm the scum of the universe,
but I have to ask, why do you still play cricket with Sri Lankans? During Appartheid,
we were ostrasiced from all international sport , and considered outsiders to every
event because of our colonial history and political beliefs. International readers
won't understand the signifance of this. Other countries go to war, we play rugby
and cricket and sing bawdy songs about eachother and tell some really innapropriate jokes
about eachothers cultures. (I was at a England vs Australia cricket match and I heard
the Barmy Army start singing "We all banged Mathilda, We all banged Mathilda and so did
our mates" I laughed so hard I spilt my beer.)
So why do Sri Lankans get a total pass, quoting wikipedia-
"people were killed in organized armed conflict while the United Nations estimated that between 80,000–100,000 people were killed from 1982 to
During appartheid 7300 native Africans were killed by government forces (I wasn't a part of
that and neither were any of my family, I was born in the middle of the revolution, i've
gone to integrated schools and lived in a multiculural society my entire life, and just saying,
in the last twenty years 5600 of my white countrymen have died since being promised peace,
but that's a different conversation)
I just want to know why you don't hold Sri Lankans to the same standard that you set for us,
Is it fear of your own immigrant population, or fear of causing controversy among the politically correct
international community, or just lack of interest in an uninformed populace?
I honestly don't get it.
-Edit- I have to clarify that above 90% of the casualties in the Sri Lankan civil war were civillian
and the Sri Lankan President is now being charged with war crimes.
edit on 16-11-2013 by DelegateZero88 because: Adding
edit on 16-11-2013 by DelegateZero88 because: Bad spelling