It’s indeed a Nightmare to watch the various dramas enacted by the TamilNadu Chief Minister Mr. Karunanidhi in the recent months. Celebrated as a Tamil Leader until recently, many had lost their respect on him in the past few months. To add more salt to the recent wounds Karunanidhi’s speech about Alexander the Great and King Porus and comparing it with Rajapaksae and Pirapakaran is totally unwarranted. It now appears that he has lost even his functioning brain cells. May be age has taken its toll on him?
It is a known fact that Karunanidhi will stoop to any low level to just stay in Power. His family interest’s takes precedence over the People’s or his fellow party men’s Interest. Unfortunately Tamils did not have any other alternative but cling on to this selfish politician as Ms.Jayalalitha could not even be trusted.
Unlike Karunanidhi, the LTTE Leader Mr.Pirabakaran and Tamil Tigers are known for their Bold and Uncompromising tradition. Whether it is right or wrong is a different matter. But they prefer to die on their feet than to live on their knees. It’s their tradition to swallow cyanide than to surrender to the enemy. This cult culture is ingrained in the minds of the Tigers and was practiced in the last decades over and over again. There are many examples. Kittu one of the commanders of the LTTE blasted his ship and went down with that sinking ship when surrounded by the Indian Navy.
During IPKF period when the mighty Indian army was in pursuit of Mr.Pirabakaran, he orderd his body gaurds to burn his dead body after he swallows the cynide capsule. He was not even ready to give his dead body to the enemies. During those time there were always few Body guards carrying Petrol cans with them to carryout Mr.Pirabakaran’s order.
Mr.Pirabakaran and the LTTE might be down on the war front. But they will never let their tradition and self respect go down. In fact it brings the best out of them. They will go down fighting unlike Karunanidhi who over the years has trashed all Dravidian principles to just stay in Power. Unlike Karunanidhi who has brought all his sons, daughters, grand-sons and grand daughters to politics through Backdoor, Pirabakaran’s Son Charles Antony is fighting in the front lines along with the other LTTE Members as an Ordinary Soldier.
So, Mr.Karunanidhi don’t even have to shed his crocodile tears on respect for Pirabakaran. Pirabakaran knows how to take care of his self respect. It is Mr.Karunanidhi’s respect which is at stake. He himself has compromised his Tamil leadership position to stay in Power. He is now being looked as a Traitor who compromised the Eelam Tamils interest to safe guard his minority government.