I refuse to vote for either candidate in Sri Lanka’s presidential election. I do so based on these factors:
- I don’t vote for people with moustaches. Its a personal thing.
- I think the outcome of the election is ultimately irrelevant. The only winners will be politicians from one political worm pile or the other. The video in the previous post illustrates the sentence that sums Sri Lankan politics.
- I am tired of my fellow serfs thinking that elections are a sign of a democratic society – or that politicians are the root of the problem. That is no different to viewing marriage as a means of avoiding infidelity.
My vote will get used anyway. After 60+ years of electoral feudalism, voter fraud is an art form. I’m trying to decide whether to write an obscenity or an Oscar Wilde quote on the ballot card. Oscar is hard to get right in Pali.
BBC will no doubt show streams of us darkies lining up to stick a piece of paper in a box and call it democracy.
If there’s someone who thinks otherwise, convince me with the comment box or forever hold your peace.
Now where’s my vodka?