Monday, November 7, 2011

The Ten Commandments of Mahinda Rajapakse

His Eminence Malcolm Rajasloana

(This was inspired by the article, Thou shalt not oppose the ruling family: New First commandment for Sri Lanka, by Tisaranee Gunasekara which appeared in Transcurrents, 5 November, 2011)

"I am the LORD your President who brought you out of the war with the LTTE. You shall have no other gods in My presence..."

"Do not make an image or any likeness of what is in the heavens above unless it makes ME look good."

"Do not swear falsely by the name of the LORD unless you happen to be Mervyn Silva"

"Remember the Sabbath day and keep it quiet without disturbance so that I can rest."

"Honor your father and your mother, but not above MYSELF, my brothers, sons uncles, nephews and wife."

"Do not murder. That is MY job!"

"Do not commit adultery unless you are Duminda Silva."

"Do not steal, unless you give ME ten percent."

"Do not bear false witness against your neighbor unless he is an opponent of MY regime."

"Do not covet your neighbor's wife, unless you are Malaka Silva."

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