Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. (W. Clement Stone)
By MJ Elijah Hon,
Dec 30, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — Integrity is an inimitable quality of personality which defines an individual’s behavior. Throughout 2014, the people of the newborn Republic of South Sudan have witnessed the nastiest atrocities committed against humanity. The suffering of our people is a man-made phenomenon created by the selfish leaders in Juba. With the only goal – “power” – and the persistence exploitation of our natural resources, sovereignty, and the unconstitutional exercise of power.
As a year of continuous killing, rape and internal displacement elapsed. Our people have started to comprehend the seriousness and real intention of the monstrous regime led by incompetency, ignorance, and tribalistic mindsets of Salva Kiir Mayardit and the mobs. A shortfall of personal integrity, and leadership charisma, having in consideration that a man of integrity will always act out of moral principles, and not of expediency as is eminent in our society. Those behind the destruction of our fragile democracy had as an excuse, to justify their delinquencies deeds during the shadowy days of December 2013, the legitimacy of an incompetent regime. With a president which its main objective’s to stay in power, widens the existing tribal division, and increase his personal wealth.
According to our limited knowledge of ethical norms and values, a person who values prestige, power and wealth will habitually act out of self-interest prioritizing his immediate needs. This is the scenario we had been living since civilization was introduced into our society, substituting our traditional customs. “When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken” Benjamin Disraeli. A person of goodwill honors and respects the rules and laws, and is willing to go beyond them when circumstances warrant. An essential magnetism scarce within the leadership elite of our country in all its levels
From a national symbol and a potential hero, to become a nightmare to millions of affected individuals. Abandoning the principles for which he dedicated and sacrificed his life, by adapting the path of selfishness, unpatriotic manifestation, and tribalistic ideologies.
Riek Machar ascension to SPLM Leadership was Regarded as a Treat
During the 2010 first democratic elections in the autonomy South Sudan, the current SPLM leader falsely promised to endorse his running-mate and the potential contender Dr. Riek Machar’s election to the presidency of the country. Through the process Salva Kiir Mayardit realized that his political career wasn’t over yet, and another term in office is indispensable to strength his dictatorial tendency. A reasonable change in the leadership is a very challenging process and highly threatens to those with tribalistic idealogies, and aspirants to overrule the country for eternity. The mass killing of innocent Nuer citizens in Juba wasn’t an unpremeditated act; it was a project which required virtuous planning, and the allocation of sufficient funds.
Victimizing Dr. Riek Machar and the white army was the government main purpose, which they almost accomplished, but the truth’s always victorious, and the masterminded of the worst massacre ever witnessed in the history our nation already been singled out and awaiting to face core of the justices. The government propaganda machinery leaded by the godfather of defamations Dishonorable Michael Makueth Lueth, have putted together a well fabricated events to confuse our people. Linking the unfortunate events of 1991 and the legacy of our charismatic leader, to authenticate their evils actions of the December 15 against the marginalized people of this great nation
Political jealousy played a crucial role in the indiscriminate killing of innocent Nuer citizens, also the rapid ascension, and gain of popularity within the ruling party of the former vice-chairman of SPLM are the main reasons of the current turmoil. The gangs of unethical, dishonest and underqualified advisors to the president predicted the evidence loss of leadership to a more qualify individual with potentiality to thrive the country. Prosperity is the aims of people of South Sudan and indeed was the motive for which two millions lives were lost during the longest civil war in the continent, Kiir and his new followers opted to glorify personal wealth than a collect abundance.
“Sometimes people believe that the ends justify the means. Nothing could be further from the truth. The process you follow to decide on a course of action is more important than achieving the end goal” (Steven Mintz). The governing body jumped into quick conclusions and discriminated an entire community, which indeed one time supported, voted, and glorified the General as their supreme leader. The actions of the December 15/2013 will live forever, and as the victims of such atrocities we will never forget the valuable lives taken away by greed and tribalistic ideology. Traits of character such as honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness enable a person to act with virtue and apply the moral point of view.
The author, Moses Jal Elijah, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org;