Tagged with Tyrants

Political and moral cowardice is a hallmark of “Yahapalanaya”

In the Springtime of Tyrants  (Original Title)  By Tisaranee Gunasekara (Colombo Telegraph) “Civic passivity and willed blindness were the preconditions for the triumph of National Socialism….” ~ Fritz Stern Leo Baeck Lecture   This June marks four years of Aluthgama and three months of Kandy. The perpetrators of Aluthgama were never prosecuted. Some perpetrators of Kandy are under … Continue reading

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Why are tyrants afraid of laughter?

Thin-skinned politicians use legal means to criminalise humour. NOTE: Except the author’s and the tortured Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat’s, the picture of murdered Palestinian cartoonist Najit al-Ali and the selected cartoons of Ferzat and Zulkifliee (seen at the bottom) were googled and reproduced by ThinkWorth.  Hamid Dabashi Source Al Jazeera Hamid Dabashi is the Hagop … Continue reading

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