Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Really? The Hutu Respond
Prior to the Belgians entering our country we lived in peace and harmony. We agreed to farm for you in exchange for protection. Then the Belgians came in and stroked your egos to the point that you felt you were better than us and that you deserved everything and we got nothing. So naturally we had to do something to show you that we were serious about not taking it anymore. While we don't condone murder, we feel that it was a necessary measure to get our point across to you. And although violence and resentment still exist at least you guys know how far we are willing to go to preserve culture and integrity. Until you have decided to recognize that we are a people worthy of respect and rights we will be unable to coexist and as such turmoil will continue to reign. We were the original people to this area and when you came we welcomed you with open arms and found a balance. We helped you find your way in this new terrain and have continued to loyally fulfill our end of the deal. However, once the Belgians came you seemed to have forgotten all the things that we shared and felt that it was necessary to put us down. All we are asking is that you let bygones be bygones and allow us to return home and resume life as it was before all of this violence and death. Once again democracy could reign and we could live as one people, and help each other out. If you could only see it like we do democracy means progress. This would help us move to the future and develop ourselves into the nation we could be. Tearing ourselves down amongst each other is detrimental to our progress as a nation, and has made us the object of ridicule by other countries. So let us set aside our differences and once again live in the harmony we once knew.