Wait... That sounds a lot like our BOFH, doesn't it?
"The BBC also linked Gotabaya with the abduction, torture and murder of journalists who criticised the 2005-2015 Rajapaksa government."
Any rolled up carpets involved?
A former Unix sysadmin has been elected the new president of Sri Lanka, giving hope to all those IT workers who fear they are trapped in a role where the smallest of decisions can have catastrophic consequences if it goes wrong. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, younger brother of former president Mahindra, won the popular vote in an …
When the sysadmins take charge, it'll be the ones who can only say no to everything and take away everyone's rights as a way of covering up the fact that they bullshitted their way in to the job and are incompetent, rather than the intelligent ones who know how to solve problems and make life better for people.
After all even in US you got many sons, an attempt from a former wife, and next there will the attempt of Trump's daughter. It will interesting to see what Putin will do.
Past occupations are totally irrelevant.
For some weird psychological reason, many Americans not only want wives to be given their fair chance as Dear Leader of the Free World, mesdames Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama, despite not showing the slightest aptitude; they also pine for the daughters of those 2 ladies to be pressies in some future time. I think that started with the generation of Kennedys after JFK's siblings.
The USA was crippled with daddy issues from the start, but it's almost a sexual pleasure for them to imagine the old man overthrown and the daughters taking over.
Like Regan and Goneril.
Downvoted because the jibe at Clinton and Obama was irrelevant and unnecessary. Mrs. Clinton demonstrated all the typical abilities of a US politician when Secretary of State and is far more qualified by the usual metrics than the present incumbent. As for Mrs. Obama, she at least has some political history as a community organiser and people have seen her, at least on TV. Saying she has shown "not the slightest aptitude" is rubbish; in fact it's probably fair to say that until they do the job, the only one like it in the world, nobody actually shows aptitude.
I agree that the US seems secretly to desire a monarchy, but your childish and unsupported dig suggests that it is you rather than the Americans who have issues with women in positions of authority.
IN the western world, Rajapaksa was simply a system administrator and prior to that stacking shelves at 7/11. In the Singhalese world, he tops the the Singhala IQ rankings :) Good luck to the country. After struggling for 25 years to fight a group of teenage girls, they finally did it with the help of China and India. They are now indebted for life and have sold the farm to the Chinese. For years they blames the war for their troubles, however, even after the war they remain a economic and political basket case and look to blame others for their incompetence.
See also, the 'Night Witches'
(Ok, some of them were early twenties)
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War is hell yes, but German troops being reduced to nervous wrecks by young women in radar-proof, near silent wooden biplanes is almost funny.
Also, they were bloody heroic. Like those Dutch women that lured German officers into the woods and shot them.
For, as Kipling said, when he meets the she-bear it will rend him tooth and nail, for the female of the species is much deadlier than the male.
I’m to understand that he hails from a political family and opted to stay out of politics. Which is seen in how he decided to live a civilian life away from politics by becoming a system admin and migrating to the USA like many other folks from the area with enough skill also do.
That shows he’s a different sort of politician compared to the usual. How is that not in parallel to what’s going on in other parts of the world today? It’s easy to misinform people and misdirect information so that they form narratives, either ones based on some agenda or just outdated prejudice. Thank god for social media, or else we wouldn’t even be considering there are alternative narratives with only seeing subtle sarcastic hit pieces like this article here or the ones on the bbc. I’m not a Trump or brexit fan, but now I can understand why there might be some people who are for these things in the west.
Assad tried that (he worked in this country as an opthalmologist).
So far despite all the hate and attacks from the West he's still there - embarrassing the governments of the US and the UK on a daily basis.
Perhaps we need more STEM people in politics. Classics, PPE and Wharton Business School are not exactly proving successful almae matres.