Liberal Democracy Is Just Oligarchy With Good Branding

Sri Lanka is about to ‘elect’ a President with just 225 people voting. These people are our MPs, who are so roundly despised that 80 recently had their houses burnt down. It’s a farce. Sri Lanka has gone full oligarchy, rule of the few over the many. I think it always was. This whole liberal democracy thing is bullshit.



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Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer from Sri Lanka, grumpily in Oxford for a while. Sign up for my newsletter at, and you can reach me at