By Kenyi Wani,
August 24, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — You may choose to interpret this analysis in a way that is suitable to your conscience but one thing you must acknowledge is, the observation herein is based on experience and what has taken and continue to occur in South Sudan. While I may sound bias in presenting Dinka people in this context, I am sure some of you will agree the writing has some merits. Truth is bitter but unfortunately must be said.
A lot have been said about the Dinka people. As you can tell by my name, I am not Dinka but I have good friends who are from this tribe and in fact they are some of my best friends. In every society, tribe, workforce, team etc., there will always be people with good and others of vicious intentions who celebrate when others suffer. But to have an advertent systematic abuse of power and lack of political expediency is a real issue which threatens not only South Sudanese dignity in the country but in Africa and the world. I am sure the Dinka tribe has misconstrued their biggest population presence in the country and view it as a token to suppress others by violently, unethically and arrogantly imposing their ideology upon others.
South Sudan is not being ran as it should be but rather the key policy makers from the tribe in question are being influenced by the Dinka tradition, which lacks tolerance of other people from different tribes. The word ‘mony jaang’ meaning ‘rulers of people’ or ‘husbands of people’ in Dinka is a principle most of them are trying to apply despite the fact there is no logic and merely does not make sense but a complete lunacy. This tribe is a threat to civilisation and will continue to hamper and frustrate any development effort to progress the new nation.
The ingredients of the terminology mentioned above are dearly upheld by most members of this tribe which are incompatible with basic values of civilised human being. Unfortunately these inharmonious values be it arrogance, impoliteness, belligerence, being undiplomatic etc. are being used in various spectrums in the country and in fact around the world. By now, all South Sudanese and in fact many people around the globe know the make of a Dinka person. Therefore all non Dinka citizens, IGAD and other bodies who deal with key personnel from this tribe must consider and be weary of inherence force which directs and impels their decision making process.
One of the essence and distinguishing fact about us humans is the ability to admit mistakes and knowing what is wrong from right. If you are lacking these basic human values, then you might need to evaluate yourself and identify yourself with other creatures. Cognitive dissonance being splayed nearly by every member of this tribe is implausible and constitutes gross arrogance. The challenge is for those Dinka intellectuals who identify themselves civilised to stand up against those Dinka elements who are vandalising the country to start behaving and living decently.
Remember, a human mind is like a parachute, it only performs or works when it is opened, if you believe what you are doing is right, you are fooling yourself because base on your obvious actions, it clearly shows, the parachute is fully closed and nowhere near deployment, now think about that for a minute, you can torture and kill the innocents people, take their properties and everything, and then what? Remember death is inevitable, whether you die now, later or in 1000 years’ time, it is the same death.
Those people who you are victimising and intimidating every day in their own ancestral lands because they don’t have resources will one day reach to a point where they will not take it anymore and will revolt to protect their existence and I am sure their ancestors will not let them down. So please stop this madness before real suffering starts.
You will be judged not base on your tribe nor region but rather on your actions. Too much madness has taken and continue to take place in South Sudan, some of the people who are causing this very suffering on innocent lives even do not know what they really want and fighting for, a pride or self-esteem acquired through depriving other human beings of basic needs other entitlements such as food, security, jobs, scholarships, opportunities etc. because of their tribes or clans is evil and abhorrent. Such ‘pride’ will one day trouble you. It is called karma. Believe you me. Whatever you do to others, it will be done unto you…. This could be in physical, emotional or psychological form.
A lot have been said about peace, but in fact, what does it mean to the Lake State Youth and other youth in the country who boast and celebrate the death and suffering of others? What does peace mean to you, yes, you and what are you doing about it? What action have you or considering to take to transcend and disseminate in action what peace really is? Are you failing to act because your father, mother, son, uncle, nephew, niece, neighbour, friend, commander, captain, colleague, sister, brother, wife, husband, in -law etc. wants you to act violent, arrogant, uncivilised, inconsiderate, uninformed, malicious, evasive, undignified, ferocious, disrespectful, intolerant and incompetent? If so, you ought to break free of the bondage and find your inner you and start adding value to the country. Try to change and be different in a subtle way.
The need to co-exist with different tribes in South Sudan is paramount and is achievable. Therefore every effort must be taken by authorities to promote healthy and ethnicities tolerance. It is not expected all the 64 tribes in the country will harmoniously live together but it is vital to acknowledge respecting other people and their culture is the core foundation of any effort to unite the country. On the other hand, those with extreme egos and imposed self-worth must humble themselves prior and be willing to apologize, publicly admit mistakes, allow their peers and mere citizens to challenge status quo, treat the rest with dignity, respect people from different tribes, their lands and properties before they are seen by the rest of the citizens otherwise. Until those Dinka people are willing to meaningfully change and humble themselves, the Dinka tribe will continued to be viewed as a source of incompetent individuals.
Countries and nations are built from ideas, for these ideas to flourish and eventuate, the mere citizens should be allowed to express their ideas freely without fear of retribution. A true leader is a person who admit mistakes and allow new paradigm of solutions and encourages divergence of ideas. The pride and your empty self-worth, ego and self-esteem will not exonerate you nor your ethnicity from the world view. Don’t let your conscience being steered by fortune quest but rather by human essence of who you are as God’s creature.
Do not disillusion yourself about a demise of another tribe or population simply because they do not belong to your ethnicity…. No matter how much you try, you will not succeed as any mission or ambition planned with conspiracy and bad intentions, the tide will always work in favour of the innocent. If you carefully study the history of Sudan and South Sudan combined, you will understand the people you classify as weak are indeed the pillars and the only people protecting the image of the new nation on the world level. Civilisation defines diplomacy. In another word, if you do not respect others being the media, diplomats, mere citizens etc., then your assumed civilisation is a wrong civilisation.
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