Thursday 12 October 2023


12 October 2023

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam





 Lal: The voice is not (only) about those who have been unjustly punished. It is also NOT DIVISIVE.


Gajalakshmi: The choice is between Separatism/Divisiveness  and Diversity. With Voice, there is s different structure to the current structure at the fundamental level. Otherwise, there is no need for a referendum.



  Lal: It is about recognising the EXISTING DIFFERENCES between the First Nations Peoples (FNP-Those who were here before European settlement) and migrants (those who came here from the time of European settlement) by particular recognition of the FNP in the Australian Constitution.


Gajalakshmi:  The differences make us diverse. The outer manifestations in looks and conduct, confirm that we travelled through different cultural pathways. If we are made to look the same, it would make us ‘uniform’ and that would be a terrible loss to those who value diversity. That would be today’s version of the ‘Stolen Generation.’


Lal: FNP-Those who were here before European settlement)

Gajalakshmi: Their Sri Lankan parallels are he Veddas.


Lal: and migrants (those who came here from the time of European settlement)

Gajalakshmi: Their Sri Lankan parallels are the Indian Royal family members who were first migrants in Sri Lanka. They were of Buddhist as well as Hindu cultures.

Lal: by particular recognition of the FNP in the Australian Constitution]

Gajalakshmi:  It is the basic human right of every person  to live as per her/his conscience. When we form groups, we need to ensure that we do not interfere with the Sovereignty of another in the group. Hence we need laws. The fundamental laws are written in the Constitution.

The Australian Constitution was written by the first migrants who were British.  A group that makes laws has to believe not only in the law, but in the People for whose benefit the law is being made. Ideally it needs to be on the basis of their experience of the whole group. But where there are differences in cultures within the whole, this would not be possible. Hence in Autocracy there are time-based divisions as juniors and seniors/first arrivals and later arrivals.

But in Democracy, the grouping is place based. Then time based power needs to die at the physical level . This means that only the truth lives past that stage. This is because truth is eternal    and comes  with us as invisible energy.

The requirement of space-based belief in each other is breached when we use time-based beliefs. Recognising ‘FNP in the Australian Constitution’ would take us back to autocracy, which will automatically clash with Democratic parts of the constitution and its requirement of zero advantage on time basis. In other words, the we generate a permanent opposition at fundamental level.

The Sri Lankan parallel of such advantage in the Constitution  is ‘Buddhism foremost’ article in the constitution. It is in breach of Democracy. Since it is NOT belief based, it requires human intervention to monitor ethnic conflicts.

The path of  Democracy leads to Oneness only when no side has advantage at the start. The ‘advisory’ renders an advantage to the FNP.  Its parallel in sports is ‘match-fixing’ to rectify previous mistake. Its Sri Lankan parallel would be Veddas as advisors to Buddhist rulers.

You have quoted me as follows

Lal: "I therefore qualify as a victim due to the same reason as the group referred to as ‘indigenous Australians’ who were unjustly punished by ‘outsiders’. "


Gajalakshmi: This is issue based and confirms zero advantage on time basis. Since I experienced the pain in Australia, due to expectations of Racial Equality I gained deeper intelligence in global laws of democracy


Lal: There is a HUGE difference between the FNP and migrants.’


Gajalakshmi: It’s like blind men describing the elephant as per their own respective experience. That is how we vote in democracy. I have knowledge of FNP pain. But my own pain is the basis on which I receive that knowledge. The PM ‘sees’ the full elephant. Unless he himself experienced discrimination pain and/or felt the pain of another as his, it is mere knowledge, which needs intellectual balance to be applied on equal footing. The requirement in criminal cases is ‘beyond reasonable doubt’. Belief based judgment is without doubt. ‘Reasonable is the margin of error allowed for the ‘gap’ between belief and balanced knowledge.


Lal: The FNP were here first.  ALL OTHERS came to this land without an invitation nor permission of the FNP who owned this land till then. The FNP did not force these others to remain here against their will.

 Is this not true?

It is true that FNP were here first.  But it is also true that structured  and regulated immigration and its support systems were implemented by first migrants. Former is de facto and latter is marriage by law.

Lal:  Migrants from countries colonised by more powerful people should be able to appreciate the views of the FNP in this regard.

Gajalakshmi: I am from such a country – Sri Lanka. I deeply value the laws of Sri Lanka that were inherited by us. Much of the above is based on their global wisdom. Some find fault and others admire the positives. I am in the latter group. Many members of the Sri Lankan judiciary follow the local pathways and at group level they take the law at knowledge level. This is why at the higher courts one needs ptoficiency in English. Again, thank you

Lal: Thank you, Gajalakshmi.

Democracy is far from perfect as it can ignore minorities completely and if one is in such a minority all the laws based on democracy would not look fair at all!


Gajalakshmi: Thank you Lal.  Opposition at Equal level is the pathway through which minorities maintain our Sovereignty . Without this ‘equal opposition’ Democracy cannot live. It therefore slips into Autocracy. This happened in Sri Lanka until 2022.


Lal: True, Gajalakshmi. But 'equal opposition' is so difficult to achieve without the support of numbers.

Sound persuasive arguments may be the only path to any success. But an understanding, compassionate hearing is also essential for success. Lal


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