International media, attention please.
I do not have a clue how is it possible to get a broke reporter’s attention, who would care a little bit to tell the world what’s happening in Sudan. Because it seems like no one knows. No one knows good enough. We need more publicity and awareness. In fact we need it in Sudan first, before anywhere else ! For people that I can’t possibly put all the blame on, are just busy trying to live a decent life as far as feeding the kids is concerned, but they just don’t realize that it’s about time they put an end to this.
Away from Darfur genocide, besides what the media keeps highlighting that it makes Sudan nothing other than Darfur, there is actually a lot happening in every corner of the country. In Khartoum, in the East, West and the used to be South, they eat our rights like pieces of cakes, they torture students for speaking their mind and expressing their opinions. They go as far as raping women and killing children. The price of food and essentials of life are getting higher every single day. They lash a girl for wearing a pair of jeans. They claim Islam is their cause while they eat bribes, they cheat, they rape, they kill and they do all kinds of horrible things that any human being with a good conscience won’t do, let alone claim righteousness and religiousness.!
I may be stating the obvious but there is much more to it. I for one won’t be able to articulate everything well enough because, one – is the fact that I have been away from home for a few years now, two – is that I am not a politician. But to my surprise, some people, and I mean Sudanese people, say that they know of no one better than Basheer or his regime for now. And I really just don’t get it.
I mean really, don’t you just wish and reminisce… ?
What if Sudan was a 1st world country ? Khartoum was an A-class civilized city with skyscrapers… And the river Nile had the most beautiful restaurants and recreations on its banks along the Nile street. Imagine if our tourism had a revenue of 1 billion US dollars annually. Imagine if our schools were the best in the region and our children actually had an Education. What if we had a state of the art health care system. Think of how it would have been so good to say “I am from Sudan” rather that it almost being a doubtful pride at the time being. Imagine the underground train running through Khartoum, Umdurman and Bahri. Imagine if living in Kasala or Madani was like living in Nagoya of Japan. What if we had the most happening night life ever. What if we were actually to be compared with other cities ? How about if we had amazing media, music, movies, art and spoken out philosophy. And believe it when I tell you Sudanese people are true artists, they are sublimely creative and they are the most influential people on earth only if given the right chances, the tools and the means. I feel there is a lot of potential, there is so much we could have given to humanity, but now it’s too little … very insignificant. What if ? What if ?
All this is not impossible, we just need a true honest to the heart Sudan loving leader. I know to some people, and sadly most of them would be Sudanese, this sounds like a vague phantom of a dream. But I believe we rather act on our dream than just sit there and watch it being taken away.
In recent years I have just wished and dreamed that things will get better some day in that country. I thought that only by time and grace of a loving God, things will change, and I almost forgot that even God himself won’t change nothing until we decide to change it. What’s happening in Libya now as I write this post tells me that my people are cowards and are 100% deprived from patriotism. Most of those Sudanese people brainwashed by our regime only know how to blame America and the international community for being infidels and Islam haters. It is insanely irritating. The only reason I would want to blame America is leaving Basheer and his regime to take over Sudan for this long and not coming in to overthrow him. I honestly don’t mind the return of colonization either. Ok no that was a little joke.
So my people, it’s about time. It’s about time we prove to the world we have a voice, we have an identity, we have great civilization. We are creative, we are strong, we live and die for our country. Let the dreams come true. It’s about time