What happened to them? They all came up and several posts were written and major social unrest and discussion was caused and nothing happened afterwards.
There seem to be two 'sides' at the onset. The imposers and the resistors. The government and the public. But lines are mixed, and what may seem black and white is really various shades of grey, and without going too deep into the whole exchange of opinions and who is to be blamed for what point of view that is infusing society politically or otherwise it is pretty obvious that these are all just issues people discussed at one point, never resolved, got bored of and moved on from to the next.
Is hypocrisy to be blamed? but hypocrisy is everywhere. What happened to the whole porn thing anyway, the 'porn free' nationwide internet network that bordered on China like control of the web. Except the Chinese mostly cut down on the boring stuff like rebellious political thought.
Everybody talked about it, laughed about it, and now its gone. yet the topic of porn is one of the more lighter ones comparatively.
Lasantha's death on the other hand, sparked a furious outcry from all corners of the media, blogosphere and the general public. And it predictably died down as well. Where are the people who 'walked with Lasantha' on the day of his funeral now? Where are those who hailed it as an opportunity to show solidarity with his cause? What came of it? They may always say that nothing happened because I never turned up or more people never came, but still, some people went, and those people screamed in outrage. Screams which have died down now, just over a month after his tragic demise, with the traces of his killers nowhere near apparent.
Smoke on water.
And what about the Supreme Court and the prices of petrol? The initial order came to reduce the price of petrol to one hundred bucks and when that was chucked off into the rubbish bin there was an ultimatum that was never even considered and now even the tuk tuk guys have to go through so much of fuss for just four litres of cheap gas that they don’t give a hoot either. And they usually hoot all the time.