Speaking burgher-it-all of course, what does one imagine Ms. Deloraine Brohier, President of the Dutch Burgher Union, Sri Lanka and her horde of Purist backbenchers would do IF, and may I repeat IF, for hypothesis sake, Alex Haley of "Roots" fame included this yarn in his novel?
"Kunta Kinte's great grandson, let us call him ChickenShit Grabber, worked on one of those prestigious V.O.C. vessels as a garbage collector in order to pay for his passage from South Afrika to Ceylon.
Now, here is wide-eyed ChickenShit Grabber arriving at Galle, Ceylon and having the gift of the gab, he finds employment. Guess where?
Yes, your are so correct.True as his name suggests, good old Chickenshit Grabber works asthe Chief Garbage Collector at the V.O.C Office in downtown, Galle.
He is so pure of heart and soul, a stark contrast to the only skill he employs dailybut he wins the adoration of a lithesome Dutch girl named Deflower (by no means related to Ms. Deloraine Brohier) and they marry."
The morale of this story points to some searching questions :
1.Does one think that the DBU, Sri Lanka by today's standards would have their hands FULL in dealing with this ChickenShit Burgher and a descendant of the famed Kunta Kinte of "Roots"?
2.Does one think that Ms. Deloraine Brohier would send a petition to the Catholic Pope to begin the process to elevate ChickenShit to Catholic Sainthood ?
3.Does one think that the rules of membership at the present DBU. Sri Lanka would have taken an obtuse change?