Indi Samarajiva on living through a stupid political coup in Sri Lanka and a warning to Americans.
Two years ago, I lived through a coup in Sri Lanka. It was stupid. The minority party threw chili powder at everyone in Parliament and took over by farce. Math, however, requires a majority and the courts kicked them out. They gave in. We’d been on the streets for weeks but yay, we won.
I didn’t know it at the time, but we had already lost. No one knew — but oh my God, what we lost. The...
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