Facebook Patriots

Facebook PatriotsAs I mentioned in my previous blog post, I didn’t have a proper access to the Internet during the last month or so. During the rare chances that I had access, I made an interesting observation. All of a sudden, there were a massive number of Facebook profile picture changes. Most of those new pictures included the national flag of Sri Lanka in one way or the other.

It took me a couple of days to figure out the reason. Our armed forces have captured yet another stronghold of tiger terrorists! To show their gratitude to the ‘brave’ soldiers, our patriots changed their profile pictures and put thousands of comments on the web. People who live offshore were prominent in this act. Now the soldiers in the battle front, whose lives are at utmost risk in any given moment, will be greatly motivated when they next access Facebook on their Blackberry’s. It will be a great relief for the families who grieve the loss of their son, father or husband in this blood sucking war. They do not have to worry about their future even after the loss of the bread winner of the house, because there’s a massive patriotic public rallied behind them (online).

These patriots must have stopped going into night clubs on Fridays. They no longer drink and sing in bars and go on super luxury expeditions. They don’t spend on hi-fi cars any more. No more parties, no more expensive costumes, no more massage clinics, no more brothels. All those rupees are spent upon the welfare of the armed forces and their families. After making all those sacrifices for their mother land, what else do you want them to do? Put up the national flag in the Facebook and glue to the defense web site. Keep track of the brave soldiers march towards the ultimate freedom of this sacred land. WOW!

I would see more and more of these patriots in the near future as our troops go on to win more rebel territory. There will be more Yahoo! patriots, Google patriots, MSN patriots and probably LinkedIn patriots? You never know. God bless this land!


  1. pochp said,

    December 10, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    It was good you’re not one of the many who were virused at Facebook recently.

  2. December 10, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    well dude…u cant blame it can u?? u see that on bothsides, and a war or any social uprising for that matter cant be taken into one contextualization, the war is at all fronts, yes physically people may be fighting else where, they may never see these things, and yes most of them may be utter hypocrites, but when you take it all out as a collective force, it influences people, motivates them. It affects people as awhole and builds a general consensus. War and the public is not two different elements, its a collective synergetic force, whatever that is happenin on these sites you have its impact in any way. and um not just talking about the war here… its common anywhere, Hw would you think facebook users in India reacted to Mumbai attacks…?

    and by sayin that i don’t want to get entangled or be aligned with some of the extremist elements…some of my views on war i’d rather keep for myself…

  3. Foxhound said,

    December 10, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Yeah well.. what to do. That kind of thing happens all the time.

  4. Jack Point said,

    December 11, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Everyone’s an armchair philosopher, everyone’s an armchair soldier.

    Its a bit silly but its harmless enough I suppose.

  5. December 11, 2008 at 11:24 am

    I don’t necessarily agree with you. I might rather agree with what realskullzero had to say above, and would like to add few more comments. Have you ever heard the “Star fish story?”. It’s always better to do “something” than doing “nothing” or criticizing what other do. People who changed their profile picture, did what they can do, and what they thought as best that they can do, based on their imagination and capability. You can’t ask them to rally in Gall Face, and wish the army good luck.

    Can’t we be happy, that these people are having at least “faintest of feelings” towards our armed forces? Rather than just continue their night clubbing and all the other dirty work, they showed some sort of “acceptance” that our army is doing a great job of facilitating a safe life for us to do what ever we want (Night clubbing, fu**ing, blogging!!!)

    Don’t wait the world to become perfect over night. Do what you can do, and appreciate what others do, with their limited capabilities. Find your star fish, and throw it into the ocean!

  6. chanux said,

    December 11, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    None of those patriots have any idea of what kind of a life our soldiers have. Fuck blind patriots.

  7. maxstar said,

    December 19, 2008 at 6:20 pm


    OK then, what do you want them(“blind patriots”) to do? Pls. advice …

    I guess you have never ever donate one rupee for the welfare of soldiers or their families. I personally know that there are so many ppl who are helping fallen heros & their families(some of them has national flag on their profile pic as well). How you DICK HEAD can discriminate ppl. by their profile pic?

    At least try to change you profile pic and remind ppl. that there are some fallen heros around. Try to help them if possible other than posting bullshit comments.

  8. The Patriot said,

    December 21, 2008 at 8:19 am

    Hey Mr. Sinhala Kotiya, open your eyes…there are 1000 of “pro-LTTE” tamils creating 100 of groups in Facebook to divide this country. The try to get support from the international telling many lies about current status in Sri Lanka and you are condemning the people who atleast try to appreciate our heroes work. Everyone can’t go to the Army. But they are doing what they can do. Every Sri Lankan in Facebook does not go to Night Club but most of them gave donations to the brotherhood train so atleast show some respect. You also can do one thing if you can’t join the Army..just shut the fuck up and mind your own business!!!

  9. pochp said,

    December 21, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Hey realskull, you still following this. This is why like you, I’d rather keep some of my views about war to myself.

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  13. kasun said,

    January 3, 2009 at 8:28 am

    >I guess you have never ever donate one rupee for the welfare of soldiers or their
    >families. I personally know that there are so many ppl who are helping fallen heros &
    >their families(some of them has national flag on their profile pic as well). –maxstar

    True about someone, not about all. But more peoples are only do that as a fashion. They are no idea about war in deep. In their view, war is medicine is all about problem in north & Sri Lanka.

    I think now this war is necessary condition. Why?, In this situation we have no any ingenious leaders. So we have nothing to any option. At last if war is over, peoples will realize ‘that is not a cause, it is only result.’

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