George Walford: The Gentle Killers

In IC16, under the title “What Shall We Call It?,” we pointed out that the conception of the East as gentle and mystical, against the aggressive, grimly practical hardness of the West, is a projection of the protodynamic ideology. Among the Eastern countries most highly respected, by the left-wing intelligentsia, for their gentleness, was Ceylon, now Sri Lanka. The reality of life there, as elsewhere in the East, appears in such reports as this:

Tamil guerillas killed at least 50 people in Sinhalese villages in Eastern Sri Lahka. (Sunday Times, 2 June 85)

from Ideological Commentary 19, July 1985.