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my sons,litsen to me

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I know they tell you many things when i am not around,they give you reason to fight seen or unseen people,they make you adherents to militia causes.i am sure you think you know,you believe you are justified...you took an oath-you have a cause to die for.Now son,i know you think i am stupid-but when you beheacd your brother,what cause do you fight for?when children sleep hungry because you struck with confused demands,what gain is it to you?when the land is soaked in blood for and after your atrocities,what hero does it make you?
My son i did not labour in pain to give birth to a murderer...please son listen to me-before you join mungiki,before you throw all humane mind away,look me in the eye and tell me what legacy you want to leave behind...Many women are silent,their sons have joined mungiki-we all look lost,we are living with people who can decide to wipe us out-yet we bore them.Women,before we surrender,let us talk to our children once more,let us show them how to not fight wars they cannot win,let us make one more attempt,or two and bring our sons back home.
All cannot be lost...we can save many from this senseless wave of death.

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Maria de Chirikof's picture

Wow

I love this and wanted to say it is great that you posted it. It is so true that all is not lost and we can help them remember that there is a difference between how things can be done and to remember what really matters.

I can understand that need to do something, to be willing to fight and die to protect your family but often violence is not the answer that is needed most. It is often left to the woman to hold onto the common sense and decency as the men struggle to figure out what to do. It is a shame that most men are taught (by other men) that to ask for guidance from a woman is a sign of weakness. We really need to find a way for it to be not only acceptable but a natural part of life that we are consulted about things.

I love that you are encouraging your woman to speak up. In Alaska the natives have started a new program to help the men be 'real men' again by encouraging them to do natural things like being there for your family. It is a start and one I hope every where that needs it can try.

Maria

Pascaline's picture

still teary

clearly we can do this...i hate what is happening all over.women need to own their children once more and more and restore sanity in this world.thankyou my sister!!!lets go!!

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