Friday 3 July 2015

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam – 03 July 2015

Kathirgama Murugan

Sole to Soul for Sri Lankans

Despite being an Australian citizen by law – I was listed as ‘Sri Lankan’ by the Police who arrested me for Peaceful Assembly. Their true observation at sight was that I was Indian. They recorded this in their worksheets. Given that they did not know anything else about me – for example my work and why I was there – they heard the other side – mind to mind – that I was considered trouble by the University Security Guard who summoned them and did so on behalf of the Vice Chancellor. The Police thus became part of the University hierarchy.

It is highly unlikely that to a white officer – an Indian / Asian and a White Australian – commonly referred to as ‘Australian’  - would be of Equal status. Making us Common as Australians was the first Affirmative Action needed by the officer to confirm practice of Equal Opportunity principle through establishment of  Racial Equality at the ‘seen’ level. Even to majority migrants of Indian / Asian origin – Australian is of higher status than Indian/Asian – until inner knowledge through experience says otherwise. A truly global person would first bring about a level footing – so the Truth could be observed. If the Australian Officer thought that I was Australian s/he would have recorded that in the ‘Nationality’ field in the documents. Except for Magistrate Smith – other Judges before whom the matter went – did not express/indicate that they saw  anything wrong with such a description.

Today (03 July 2015) I received the following confirmation of the above discrimination from the parallel of the Australian Police - a high ranking retired Sri Lankan Army Officer living outside Sri Lanka – as part of the Sinhalese Diaspora. The parallel of  ‘Australian’ is ‘Sri Lankan’ and the parallel of Indian / Asian is  Muslim/Tamil:

Hon Tony Abbott please note
Go Dutch 
The Netherlands , where six per cent of the population is now Muslim, is scrapping multiculturalism.
The Dutch government says it will abandon the long-standing model of multiculturalism that has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a parallel society within the Netherlands ...
 A new integration bill, which Dutch Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner presented to parliament,
on June 16, 2015 reads:
 "The government shares the social dissatisfaction over the multicultural society model and plans
to shift priority to the values of the Dutch people."
 In the new integration system, the values of the Dutch society, play a central role.  With this change, the government steps away from the model of a multicultural society.  The letter continues: "A more obligatory integration is justified because the government also demands that from its own citizens."
It is necessary because otherwise the society   gradually grows apart and eventually no one  feels at home anymore in the Netherlands . The new integration policy will place more  demands on immigrants. For example, immigrants will be required to   learn the Dutch language, and the  government will take a tougher approach to immigrants who ignore Dutch values or disobey Dutch law.
 The government will also stop offering special subsidies for Muslim immigrants because,
according to Donner; "It is not the government's job to integrate  immigrants."  (How bloody true!!!)
  The government will introduce new legislation that outlaws forced marriages and will also impose tougher measures against Muslim immigrants who lower their chances of employment by the way
they dress. More specifically, the government imposed a ban on face-covering, Islamic burqas as of January 1, 2015. Holland has done that whole liberal thing, and realized - maybe too late - that creating a nation of tribes, will kill the nation itself. The future of Australia , the UK , USA , Canada and New Zealand may well be read here.. READERS NOTE: Muslim immigrants leave their countries of birth because of civil and political unrest . . . "CREATED BY THE VERY NATURE OF  THEIR CULTURE.” Countries like Holland , Canada , USA , UK , Australia , and New Zealand have an established way of life that actually works, so why embrace the unworkable? If Muslims do not wish to accept another culture, the answer is  simple; "STAY WHERE YOU ARE!!!"
  This gives a whole new meaning to the term, 'Dutch Courage' ... Unfortunately Australian, UK , USA ,
Canadian, and New Zealand politicians don't have the .. guts to do the same.  There's a whole lot of truth here!!!  

To my mind,  if our Australian Prime Minister is serious about  contributing to global values – then persons such as the above must be denied entry into Australia. Such persons would suit ‘Sinhala only’  state. Islamic State is the parallel of ‘Sinhala only’ and ‘White Australia only’ which we have moved out of in terms of policy as well as practice at higher levels of management. Likewise - to the extent ‘Tamil Only’ is used for or against an Australian by law – it is unlawful and those with strong tendencies to do so must be dismissed by Australian authorities. This has never been the case as per my knowledge. ‘Tamil only’ believers / supporters keep declaring their beliefs and opinions in Australia within their own circles. Unless therefore they use it against a fellow Australian such expressions are expressions of freedom of Belief – just like the Vaddukoddai Resolution 1976 was. One side  is expressed today – knowing that tomorrow would surface the other side. To my mind that was what Vaddukoddai Resolution was about. It was the consolidated form of the work done by Tamils for which there was not recognition on Equal footing -  in the Sri Lankan official structures. Whether the Government accepted it or not – Natural Justice did and hence the Equal Opposition position in National Parliament. If separated – they do become Two Nations. If taken together they are two Equal sides of  One Nation.

I was born in Jaffna where majority (almost all) spoke Tamil. When I went to live in Colombo I learnt Sinhalese for functional purposes – not because I had to but I wanted to – especially wanted to be a good boss to those whom I supervised at the workplace and at home. Most of them were of rural origins. Northern Province of which Jaffna is Capital – was a lawfully separate part to Western Province of which Colombo is Capital. Hence using the above ‘Dutch’ ruling – Sinhalese by law should learn Tamil when they reside in Northern Sri Lanka.

It is interesting that the above ‘Sinhalese Only’ activist used ‘Tamil’ instead of Hindu. Belief does not come from language alone. If we are using language or other surface attribute - we need to ‘see’ the Equal other side to complete the picture and then go to the root to find the Truth that projected the big picture. Hence in Democratic Parliament – we have the Equal Opposition to ‘show’ the other side – the Citizen’s side to the Government. Where there is multicultural production – we need even numbers to make up the full picture. This I believe was the 50:50 representation that Tamil Political Guru – the Hon G.G. Ponnambalam recommended. That belief based expression was made officially in 1939  - during British Rule. To my mind, it is a Political  expression of the need for Equal Opportunity Law.

If we use surface / physical aspect – then we need Equal Other side to reflect Truth. Hence in the personification of Hindu philosophy – Lord Muruga has 6 faces. Only when we take equal amounts of what happened as seen from various angles – would we be able to picture the manifestation of Truth. The five senses are represented by the five faces of Muruga and our surface memory makes up the sixth aspect. When they are taken Equally – the full picture evolves. Likewise in any cultural separations – including between the Executive and the Judiciary. Where there are natural separations due to culture – the true picture is formed only when the different cultures are represented at Equal level. If at the physical level the numbers in one culture are more than the other – as Sinhalese are more than Tamils in Sri Lanka – there needs to a coalition of minorities to make up the other side or renunciation of the excess by majority – to give form to the True Common picture. If this is not done – the picture that evolves is false and misleading.  Where this is not likely to happen – due to majority not accepting it – the law must facilitate the ‘gap’ and raise the platform of minority to become Equal. In Sri Lanka – we have three languages – English, Tamil and Sinhalese. We need a fourth language to make it even at the surface level if indeed all are facilitated equal space and time to complete the national picture. Where this balance cannot be reached those to whom Tamil and English are mother languages (as it is to many Burghers) – must join forces and draw on their Truth as the law to fill the gap. Likewise Muslims. Tamils to go it alone – need/needed deep belief.  This sometimes takes physical separation and hence ‘Tamil Eelam’ claim.  The loss of life in the pursuit of Equal footing adds strength to the side that suffered more.

I say it is interesting because on time basis Buddhists are minorities to Hindus. Lord Buddha was born a Hindu. In addition – Lord Muruga of Kathirgamam is worshipped by a large number of Buddhists. The way ‘Sinhala only’ group  tries to overtake Tamils in offices  – in Religious Kathirgamam down South – during my lifetime a huge Buddha statue was erected at the entrance to the Hindu Shrine on top of Kathirgamam Hill. It hurt me very much for it is interference with Hindu belief and the status it has at that point through years of belief-based worship. The priests at the Murugan temple at ground level – are Sinhalese. This is fine. But they cannot be Buddhists more than Hindus - to be priests at a Hindu temple. The reason is Belief and the Common Form of expression of that belief. When manifested at the same time – one person’s belief can have only one physical form – as in one of the five senses. To make it common – Hindu as well as Buddhist – there needs to be two persons with Equal footing making up the picture. If there is only one priest – that priest has to be believer of the pathway of that Deity personifying a particular philosophy. If it is brought under Buddhist leadership – it is in breach of the Sovereignty of that religion.

Every Sinhalese politician who seeks the blessings of Lord Muruga of Kathirgamam  - is promising to uphold Equality at  cultural level. If a Dutch Politician prayed at Kathirgamam – s/he also likewise is promising to uphold multicultural Equality. The Dutch of 17th Century who codified Thesawamalai  Customary Law of Northern Sri Lanka - did just that. Politicians  who pray at Murugan temples and enforce Unitary culture through majority power – are revealing not only that they do not believe in Murugan personifying multiculturalism on Equal footing but also that they do not consider their own religion to be sufficient  to convince their voters of their divinity. 

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