By Malek Cook-Dwach,
August 6, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — The scenario goes back to conversations between different people I meet personally from different walks of life. The current war in south Sudan is been called senseless war, civil war and whatever the name you call it and presumably being called the war between Dinka and Nuer. My take on this war is that there are those individuals who hold bad emotions and grudges to certain ethnic group without authenticity of what they are fighting for and expressing them onto the concerned body. They don’t make sure they find out where this anger came from. This is what I called pride and illusion dreams. Maybe there are things that haven’t been solved and now they feel like it is time to bring them out with huge anger on people who didn’t deserve it.
Illusion dreams and prides take the following forms; according to Wikipedia The dream argument is defined as the postulation that the act of dreaming provides preliminary evidence that the senses we trust to distinguish reality from illusion should not be fully trusted, and therefore any state that is dependent on our senses should at the very least be carefully examined and rigorously tested to determine whether it is in fact reality .The pride is a high or inordinate opinion of one’s own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc . Based on the above definitions the public need to be educated to live in co-existence harmony and accept our diversity.
The notion of denying people an equal rights and opportunities for an income and economic growth base on ethnicity is what generates societal hatred and is an overwhelming constitutes the fundamental objective cause to the problem in South Sudan. The primary objective of development should be the enrichment of people’s lives the quality of their lives, their well-being. The notion of well-being should be prioritized and captured the concept of capabilities of what you know not who you know. We must focus on human well-being perspective, thus encourage ourselves to consider the effects that improve the material dimensions of well-being that should be accompany by actions to other domains in order to have overall human-being quality results. The spheres of human values, norms and behavior must be given equal protection under the law regardless ethnicity.
Rational human being in areas of social inclusion, exclusion, governance and peace are relatively the product of social inequality that sparked up the violence, humiliation and unemployment. Such symptoms if not treated with care lead to social crackdown. Moreover, civil society and other stakeholders can address the inequality which exacerbate the problem and can hold government accountable. In a society like south Sudan with high Inequality, those who are better off believe that democracy will bring redistribution of resource, and this redistribution means less economic and political power to them. That perception need to be uprooted because it is the cause of all this mess happening right now in the country.
The Author is concerned South Sudanese citizen, reachable at email@example.com