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‘Experimenting with Eezham Tamils on how to cheat trauma’

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 09:28 No Comment]

First, deliberately and knowingly give a blow of trauma to a nation of people, without worrying about the outcome. What comes later is later. Then you know the trauma will backfire. So, make the nation to cheat its trauma by advocating religious observations, cricket, sports and entertainment. They don’t make much difference from drugs and alcohol, except that they bring in lesser physical health problems and lesser ‘law and order’ problems to the oppressors. But a trauma shouldn’t be cheated. Seeking justice and working for justice are the truly meaningful ways for a nation to treat its trauma, says a mental-health therapist from Vanni in a note sent to TamilNet on Tuesday.

Affected people have to identify alternative ways of overcoming trauma that don’t betray the aspirations of their souls and that don’t allow them falling a prey to the designs of the oppressors, the therapist further said.

The First World War had seen only 10 percent of civilian casualty. It became 50 percent in the Second World War. In the Vietnam War 70 percent of the casualty were civilians and in the Iraq War 90 percent were civilians, says, journalist John Pilger in his documentary last month, titled, “The War You Don’t See”.

Utter disregard for civilian trauma and then engineering ways to deceive their trauma without justice have been cultivated as an art by the international and local oppressors.

There was no necessity for the deployment of atom bomb on Japan in the World War II. Japan would have ended the war even without the atom bomb. But the move was calculated to bring in trauma to a nation.

There may be no atom bombs today, but contemporary warfare brings in as much trauma of an atom bomb on civilians by mass killings and by blocking food and medicine to people, said John Pilger.

The War You Don’t See (trailer) from John Pilger on Vimeo.

Having premiered at the Barbican in London on Tuesday 7 December 2010 and on British television on Tuesday 14 December, ‘The War You Don’t See’ is now available to watch on the ITV website until 14 January 2011: Watch the film on ITV Player (UK only).

TamilNet: 05.01.11 ‘Experimenting with Eezham Tamils on how to cheat trauma’

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