Why dog remains a dog even in its own universe? An open letter to all dogs-(EPITAPH OF A COLONIZED-PART 2)
Posted on November 1st, 2011

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Geethanjana Kudaligamage

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Is dog a dog to begin with? Dog becomes a dog only in the universe known to man. Man stands as the sole observer and there he interprets his universe and represents the world as he wish. He makes the dog to be what it is. Although manƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s representations can be valid only for him, still the dog endorses those representations despite the fact that these selfsame representations condemn him into his perpetual dogness. This manmade dogness on the other hand with all its pejorative depictions, tells the status-quo and sets standards for the relationship between man and the dog. Thanks for the western theory; we know what that is all about.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ However the question is ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”can there be any other universe other than manƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s own one?ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ Is there a universe of the dog of its own? How does dog feel about him in its own universe? Does dog remain a dog in his universe as well? Who said that dog is a dog? Can dog realize that his dogness is a manƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s construct? Anyway, we know dog remains a dog insofar as dog passively assents to remain in gentlemanƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s universe. Why does dog have to live in gentlemanƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s universe when there are many other universes? Why dog is so frightened to cross this ideological Rubicon? Why he willingly remains in his dogness forever knowing very well that manmade dogness is not at all a position to be proud of?

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ This is the terrifying reality of the colonized Colombian. He has abandoned and forgotten his own universe and remains in his masterƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s universe like a dog living in the verandah. He happily barks and waggles its tail at his masterƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s command. These Colombians think waggling tail means politics. So those who have the best flexibility in their tails become the best politicians. So we know that their best politicians are the best wigglers with long tails. We know who they are.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The dog training and the colonial training

To make a native to behave like an alien, or to force a native to switch his known culture into that of someone elseƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s is a painful lifelong training; this training is similar to the training of a dog. When we give this agonizing training to a dog, we become thrilled at every spell of success in our task. See how my dog has been civilized? It speaks my language! It eats the way I want, and it pees and poops the way I want. IsnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t that thrilling achievement to see? He even doesnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t bark now, but only wagging his tail. ThatƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s cool isnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t it? You know, I hate to see barking. But only problem is that at times my dog behaves independent and agitated. How can I deal with that problem?

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ There is a reason for the dog to be resistant; because the dog had its own way of life before he began to get this training. It doesnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t need to live like a man, act like a man or talk like a man. It only desires to live in his natural habitat and lead an authentic life. It admires freedom. But for the man, dog doesnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t know what the meaning of freedom is. For him, there can be only one model of freedom. That is his model. So man considers that dogƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s assumption of freedom is merely a going back to wilderness. It is the backwardness, anti-progress and opposite of the development. In other words, remaining in the dogness is one step forward toward development.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Trained dog hates to think about its freedom for that the freedom has become an artifact in the hands of shrewd man. Man interprets the concept of freedom in myriad of different ways, so that the dog cannot understand anything about it. He even doesnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t understand that the entire attempt of all these different interpretations meant to nail him permanently into its dogness.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ As a matter of fact, the dog doesnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t even need man as much as man needs the dog. But the dog doesnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t know this truth either; because dog has been trained to think other way around. Dog thinks that dog cannot exist or will cease to exist without man. He has been taught that man is better animal than him, so getting along with the man and living like him is an achievement for the dog and that is the progress for him. That is how he being taught.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Training a wild beast such as a dog to behave according to the whims and fancies of man is a thrilling experience only for the man but not for the dog. So the trainer knows that dog can become resistant at any point. To overcome this obstacle, initially trainer applies penalties as well as perks to make the dog to be obliged. Dog trainer on the other hand thinks, ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”how would he be able to make the dog to be self-controlled?ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ To tackle this impediment, trainer envisions of different tools other than traditional tools at this point. But the dogƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s complete submission finally came not from any of these external things but from innermost depths of his heart. They were not the perks or penalties that delivered the goods, but a shrewdly constructed and articulated ideology that delivered it.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ There the man brings the concept of ideology into practice. From this point, dog becomes the pupil of man, learning manƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s ideology. This ideology teaches the philosophical underpinnings scientifically proving how that dog becomes purely a dog and why he becomes a worthless animal. But it also teaches how it can gain some worthiness and become somebody by living with the man in complete submission. So dog desires to become a complete animal; complete animal means you know, becoming a gentleman. ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ When the dog graduates in this school of thought, there he begins to teach this ideology to his puppies. So is being repeated by his puppies to their puppies, and their puppies to theirs. Now the manƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s ideology becomes normalized to the dog and it becomes the ideology of the dog himself. All other unspoiled species living in the land call this ideology ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”the ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”DoggitalismƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ (ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚°ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¶ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¯ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚º) of the jungle; I mean the jungle of Sinnamon. In a nutshell, this Doggitalism articulates the dog-eat-dog theory in such a delicacy, none of the dogs can ever realize what happens to them until all other dogs are subdued and oppressed by few supper dogs that continually serving to the gentleman.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Economics of this dog-eat-dog theory has its own political theory as well called Doggocracy. This Doggocracy has been promoted as the ultimate super theory said to be of dogs, by dogs and for dogs; a theory enunciated by supra dogs of the heaven. But however the dog doesnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t know that the missing word ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”SupperƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ hides the entire truth of this theory. If the missing word was there, then it would have been read, ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”of supper dogs, by supper dogs and for supper dogs.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ In the colony, these supper dogs who believed in this Doggocracy said to be having supper tails notoriously curled into right and the left. Held in reserve only to waggle for gentlemen, these tails are said to be impossible to straighten even by clamping them into bamboos. (ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¯ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬…¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚«ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ¢¢”š¬…¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬…¾ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¸ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ¢¢”š¬…¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¶ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚§ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ¢¢”š¬‚¹ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚« ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚´ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¯ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚­ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚± ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¶ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬…¾ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚.)ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Although they superficially critical of each other in public, they know, in reality both they are serving the gentleman.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ From now on, the ideology comes into play a pivotal role. Ideology is a double edged tool; it can strengthen oneƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s existence as well as castrate oneƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s entire existential reality including commonsense. The colonial ideology never strengthened the colonized but only castrated him. Actually this revels how ideology can become a greater tool for the dog trainer. Colonial ideology is the most dangerous Weapon of Mass Destruction; the supper soul killer; the smart bomb that selectively kills the European other. We can see these walking dead in streets of Colombo.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Now this ideology has being transferred from one generation to another by posterity. All puppies go to schools to learn how to become gentlemen. After four hundred years of training, 4% of the population has been graduated as dogs. That means 1% per century. Although they are just a 4% of population, still they are the ruling dogs, because man wanted this particular species to be ruled by dogs. ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ That is how this island had gone to dogs.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Having being able to gain some skills developed to imitate man, now the dog tries to prove the man of its worthiness at any cost. But as far as man is a product of his own theory, he is reluctant to admit the dog fully into manhood, because it is against his theory. The dog on the other hand gradually comes to know that no matter how hard he tries; still the man wants to keep him at arms length. It is understandable; for instance, monkey dancer (ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚§ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚) never considers his monkey (ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚¦ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬) a human although this monkey spectacularly imitates him. Although it has been proven to the dog repeatedly that becoming a man is a futile exercise, still he is trying to be a gentleman. For the dog, there is no any other alternative since he is a die hard believer in manƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s ideology. As the result of his being a prisoner of this ideology, the dog happily remains in his doghood like the ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”KshudraƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ living in his low-cast status as a result of his belief in Hinduism. This proves that the ideology can do bigger marvels and destruction than WMDs.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Eventually the situation has become complicated and even funnier because now the dog glorifies its dogness more than anybody else; and even reminds the man of the worthiness of its doggility before man tells it to the dog. In any event of this dogness being slightly threatened, the dog now is even prepared to go to war with others to safeguard its dogness. Now man doesnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t even have to fight to protect his despicable theory and culture, because dog fights for him to safeguard manƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s theories including Doggocracy and Doggitalism. If anyone comes to challenge the man and his ideology, dog is there in the forefront to jump into the middle not only to safeguard gentleman, but also to bite and even sodomize the criticƒÆ’‚¢ƒ”¹- ‘ leaving even a twelve inch deep wound in the anus of the critic. So it is highly advisable to all future critics of the gentleman to wear metallic underwear to safeguard their rear end from these dogs. This is the pathetic condition of the dog today.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Come-on puppy, whatƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s wrong with you, why canƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t you think?

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Puppy! ItƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s been too long, almost five hundred years now; youƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ve got to wake up now! We know you have a long story to tell. We know that you need someone to know your pain, agony, torment and despair; not through your masterƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s voice but through your own authentic voice.

Wake up puppy, wake up now!!!! Wake uuuuuuup!!!!



2 Responses to “Why dog remains a dog even in its own universe? An open letter to all dogs-(EPITAPH OF A COLONIZED-PART 2)”

  1. Ratanapala Says:

    Congratulations, you have analyzed the mind set of the Colombians and their imitators from the country side to a T. How can we liberate the mindset of the Colombians and their running dogs from the countryside. It is too much to expect they will ever wake up from their self satisfied dog eat dog world. It is the running dogs from the countryside who are most reactionary and keep the Colombian dogs in power. After all they have the votes!

  2. Voice123 Says:

    And dont forget, there are a lot of very obedient dogs in New Delhi also.

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