Towards the Death of the Nascent Nation

“America will never be destroyed from outside. If we falter and lose our freedom, it will be because we destroyed ourselves alone”_ Abraham Lincoln.”

By Stephen Par Kuol.


Former Minister for Education in South Sudan, Stephen Par Kuol speaking during an interview on December 23, 2013. (PHOTO: JENNIFER MUIRUR)

April 7, 2014 (Nyamilepedia) — Just like it happens in the institution of marriage, death can also do nations apart. The so known as citizenry (not the geophysical unit) is the human entity we call “Nation”. Being mortal as they are, nations are born and die .South Sudan was born on July 9, 2011 and can die any time sooner or later if the founding ideals that gave it life in the first place are not meticulously nurtured and safeguarded.

In another word, life span of a nation is solely dependent on competence or sobriety of the political leadership entrusted with its endowments and security. Comrade Edward Lino in his recent article entitled: “A Look at Ourselves the Way We Know Not” made the following delicate observation to depict the ongoing crisis in the country: “So sad did we learn even nations could be lost when we encountered the wise closing their eyes not to witness endowments swishing to a direction through which they fear things might disappear”.

True, even the independent and sovereign nation can be lost. Of late, Kiir and the company have been vocally citing the sovereignty as the sole power of state to shield tyranny but that is old school of diplomacy. Sovereignty is a possession of the people. Hence, you can not use it to kill the people and still claim that the nation is still a live. Like the humanity itself, sovereignty is vulnerable and mortal.


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