Sunday, February 05, 2006

A message from Jean Pierre

My name is Jean Pierre and I am a genocide survivor. I think people should avoid those ones bearing genocide ideologies because we know what the consequences of Genocide are.
Justice is trying but there are still people having genocide ideology in the society...
Unity and reconciliation is still hard to reach because people don’t tell the truth!
I hope to see a Rwanda that will achieve great things in the future. This is possible because the government is struggling against genocide ideology.
Some people in Darfur are suffering while the government is taking profit out of it and that is not fair at all!

Fleeing the Genocide (Rwanda - 1994)

3 Comments:

At 12:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My name is Erixon and I am Rwandese...
Imagining the pain that genocide survors went through is horrible but yet one is only imagining, what about the one who saw hell on earth? It is...I don't know what to say.
I think Tutsi survivors are the strongest people on this planet because I don't think I would be as strong as them if I were in their shoes..

However I would be very grateful if someone could answer some of my questions : "is there any sense of hummanity on this planet?can we really say we're human while blood thirst is still taking over?" after all that happened in Rwanda, people still don't learn or just pretend not to be concerned or just wait to put a 'sorry' when it's too late.
"will the world ever learn?will it ever change?if I can't be safe, can I at least hope that my grandchildren will live in a world of peace and tolerence?"

I do believe that we are all responsible for everything that occurs in this world either by reacting or staying silent.
People never change, the same thing can happen in your country so think about it.

 
At 1:54 AM, Anonymous Nathanael Boarer said...

I don’t know if humans will ever live in a peaceful way together. Maybe we have just gone to far already? After all this hate and anger that has burnt among us for so long, will man ever rest from killing? The International Community just doesn’t seem to care, as long as it doesn’t affect them and their interests they just don’t care.

Therefore it is important that the International Community and their role or rather lack of role, within the Rwandan Genocide are discussed in this forum.

In 1994 the world just stood by and watched whilst 1,000,000 souls were murdered and innumerable families destroyed. Daughters watched as their fathers were shot and sons whilst their mothers were raped. Yet it was on no ones watch to stop this terrible event. Were the salaries of a few thousand soldiers worth more than human life? Or the natural richness of existence less precious than oil in the Gulf just a few years earlier?

Why does the world never get it right? We can invade Iraq looking for weapons that might or might not exist but we can’t stop the malicious destruction of our fellow human beings. Maybe the world is just subconsciously racist, put us with the killers and we’d join them? If we can’t stop dying then there must be a reason. Are the lives of 1,000,000 Africans valueless?

We only have to look back through the past 100 years where more than 5 genocides have taken place. Millions of innocent people have died because it wasn’t in the interest of those in a position to stop it, to actually do something. Each time we say never again, but when it comes down to it, we don’t actually care. We are like small children, who want to say sorry so they can have a chocolate.

Now in Darfur, militias have been rampaging for the last four years, thus undisturbed by the international community. More than 300,000 people have died because we’d rather sit in a conference hall discussing a situation than actually doing something about it. Why when we hear that people are dying do we have to sit around discussing about it?

If genocide broke out in the U.S how many seconds would it take before the UN reacted? When one single person is killed in the UK, how many millions of pounds are poured into bringing a sole killer to justice? If one house is maliciously burnt in France how many hours before the President appears on TV condemning it?

Yet in the west, we aren’t at threat from being hacked by machetes, such blood thirstiness hasn’t been seen in recent history. And surely if our houses were burnt, we would be immediately compensated. Why then haven’t we compensated the relatives of those whom we left to die?

Our soldiers can’t even be human beings, must obey orders. They can’t save someone, because they are more afraid of some stuck-up UN commission in the US than the killers.

The world should really question itself, whether it really wants peace and justice. From recent history it looks more like; the west wants peace and justice for all, if there is something in it to line their pockets.

 
At 1:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don’t know if humans will ever live in a peaceful way together. Maybe we have just gone to far already? After all this hate and anger that has burnt among us for so long, will man ever rest from killing? The International Community just doesn’t seem to care, as long as it doesn’t affect them and their interests they just don’t care.

Therefore it is important that the International Community and their role or rather lack of role, within the Rwandan Genocide are discussed in this forum.

In 1994 the world just stood by and watched whilst 1,000,000 souls were murdered and innumerable families destroyed. Daughters watched as their fathers were shot and sons whilst their mothers were raped. Yet it was on no ones watch to stop this terrible event. Were the salaries of a few thousand soldiers worth more than human life? Or the natural richness of existence less precious than oil in the Gulf just a few years earlier?

Why does the world never get it right? We can invade Iraq looking for weapons that might or might not exist but we can’t stop the malicious destruction of our fellow human beings. Maybe the world is just subconsciously racist, put us with the killers and we’d join them? If we can’t stop dying then there must be a reason. Are the lives of 1,000,000 Africans valueless?

We only have to look back through the past 100 years where more than 5 genocides have taken place. Millions of innocent people have died because it wasn’t in the interest of those in a position to stop it, to actually do something. Each time we say never again, but when it comes down to it, we don’t actually care. We are like small children, who want to say sorry so they can have a chocolate.

Now in Darfur, militias have been rampaging for the last four years, thus undisturbed by the international community. More than 300,000 people have died because we’d rather sit in a conference hall discussing a situation than actually doing something about it. Why when we hear that people are dying do we have to sit around discussing about it?

If genocide broke out in the U.S how many seconds would it take before the UN reacted? When one single person is killed in the UK, how many millions of pounds are poured into bringing a sole killer to justice? If one house is maliciously burnt in France how many hours before the President appears on TV condemning it?

Yet in the west, we aren’t at threat from being hacked by machetes, such blood thirstiness hasn’t been seen in recent history. And surely if our houses were burnt, we would be immediately compensated. Why then haven’t we compensated the relatives of those whom we left to die?

Our soldiers can’t even be human beings, must obey orders. They can’t save someone, because they are more afraid of some stuck-up UN commission in the US than the killers.

The world should really question itself, whether it really wants peace and justice. From recent history it looks more like; the west wants peace and justice for all, if there is something in it to line their pockets.

Nathanael Boarer
British Nationality
Living and Working in Rwanda

 

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