Rwanda: Minority Tutsi regime or ruling Tutsi bourgeoisie?

jMali

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By Didas Gasana


The main psychological characteristic of the ruling Tutsi bourgeoisie in Rwanda and their hostages is a mix of ethnic supremacism and the mindset of a community besieged and constantly under threat. Here is why I disagree with folks who say we have a minority Tutsi regime.




In Rwanda today, there is no real class awareness. An individual easily passes overnight from the wealthiest condition to the poorest, ‘expelled’ from the class and branded an FDLR collaborator or a genocide negationist depending on his/her allegiance to the reigning autocrat. Their sense of belonging to a class is non-existent. Basically, like in pre-independence days, a Tutsi can be Hutufied while a Hutu is Tutsified. In such a setting, identity ceases to matter.

These Tutsi elites are conscious that what they possess can vanish in a wink without prior notice. Because of this characteristic, they tend to see the whole society through the lenses of their own fate, negate the existence of class stratification and class contradictions in the Rwandan society and feel comfortable in their ideological confusion. Unconsciously, they have accelerated the threat, rather than mitigate it.

In these Tutsis, there are those who fought in the struggle for “liberation” but are now declared FDLR. There are those who were in Nairobi or London during the struggle and are eating big while those who lost their legs are living in squalor in casualty ‘camps’.
There are those assured of an MBA on a tax payer’s money while others can’t afford secondary schooling. There are those who have been killed as if they belong to somewhere. There are those who go to offices with chits for which kind of jobs they want from their uncles or fathers while some get to the point of developing holes in their shoes looking for jobs.

Unseem by many, it is not only the Hutus who crave for justice. Even some Tutsis do. Cases of genocide suspects who have been shielded from the long arm of the law by the RPF government for political reasons abound- an act that constitutes a crime of genocide trivialization but for which no RPF leader is yet to be held accountable
What Kagame is doing is dictating memory- Tutsi as victims and Hutus as perpetrators- yet forgets that in either side of equation, we have both the victims and perpetrators. ”The experience of others has taught us that nations that do not deal with their past are haunted by it for generations”, remarked Nelson Mandela, in “After Such Crimes, What Forgiveness?”
[h=3]Fear of the majority[/h] The reason RPF agents want to associate Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza with hate is the fear they have for the Hutus. They are afraid of the unknown. They are afraid of a Hutu majority again. Do I share the fears of majority dominance? I certainly do, honestly- but I indict the present leadership in Kigali for not mitigating the threat. They have instead accelerated it.

This brings us to how we, Tutsis, miss a point that our grand children shall pay in kind. With the present political-legal environment, you wouldn’t be off the mark to anticipate a revenge should the Hutus be in power at some time in future. You may think it won’t happen, but it certainly will.

When Ingabire Victoire Umuhoza, remarked that the Hutu victims who were killed during the war and genocide should as well be remembered, she expected to open a debate on the country’s past contrary to the official narrative forwarded by Kigali, only to end up as a victim.
If there is one thing that sparks serious disagreements is the correct version of our history. You have Hutu mistreatment before 1957, Tutsi mistreatment and genocide, and Tutsi (RPA) war crimes and that amount to genocide as well. To bring these people together, you need to allow them to speak about their past. Allow them to question narratives, talk about their suffering, relieve their pain, and chart a common destiny together.
Under the present circumstances, any attempt to re-examine the roots of the genocide becomes extremely problematic. Any slightest deviation from the official narrative warrants indictment on grounds of divisionism, discrimination or sectarianism.

The cumulative pressures of government coercion, fear of the other, pragmatism combine to make amnesia the preferred option -pretending peace has become the norm. At the center of the problem is that the exclusion of Hutu memory for the sake of a dictated unifying official memory can never bring the people of Rwanda any closer to national reconciliation, or, at the very least, peaceful co-habitation.

Didas Gasana is a career journalist and former Managing editor of the Kigali- based Rwanda Independent Media Group, now working as an independent freelance writer with special emphasis on Rwanda and The Great Lakes Region. He can be reached by email at Diga_mbi@yahoo.fr

source:Rwanda: Minority Tutsi regime or ruling Tutsi bourgeoisie? | The Proxy Lake
 

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Akina Murutongore, Koba et al, ni wafia dini. Leo wako kanisani huenda wataonekana jioni. Patachimbika.
 

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Akina Murutongore, Koba et al, ni wafia dini. Leo wako kanisani huenda wataonekana jioni. Patachimbika.
Huyu jMail, anakerwa sana na maendeleo ya kijamii (utangamano) na kiuchumi ambayo waafrika wa Rwanda wanajitahidi kuyafikia. Hivyo usishangae sana, huyu, 'vurugu za Rwanda sympathizer' kuleta hapa habari kama hizi.
 

jMali

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Huyu jMail, anakerwa sana na maendeleo ya kijamii (utangamano) na kiuchumi ambayo waafrika wa Rwanda wanajitahidi kuyafikia. Hivyo usishangae sana, huyu, 'vurugu za Rwanda sympathizer' kuleta hapa habari kama hizi.
shambulia hoja zilizotolewa na huyu MTUTSI mnyarwanda Didas, sio kunishambulia mimi mtanzania niliyeleta uchambuzi huu. Kunishambulia mimi kunaonyesha kuwa kinachosemwa ni kweli. Mimi sitachoka kuleta thread kama hizi, so kunishambulia unapoteza muda tu. Shambulia hoja mkuu.
 

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shambulia hoja zilizotolewa na huyu MTUTSI mnyarwanda Didas, sio kunishambulia mimi mtanzania niliyeleta uchambuzi huu. Kunishambulia mimi kunaonyesha kuwa kinachosemwa ni kweli. Mimi sitachoka kuleta thread kama hizi, so kunishambulia unapoteza muda tu. Shambulia hoja mkuu.
Bado tu una insist wewe ni mTanzania? Yes, tunajua hutachoka manake ndio kazi yako,unalipwa kadili ya thread unazoanzisha, nimeona umefukuzwa jukwaa la siasa umeingia ukaanza kujiita mTanzania wakakutimua:
Huyu mTutsi mnyarwanda Didasi kama unavyomsema, siwezi kuongelea chochote juu yake, he doesn`t deserve to have my response, i know him personally:
The guy is writing this for his living and not from his heart, nina ushahidi:
Huyu huyu aliwahi kukimbilia Tanzania and requested for political asylum, Tanzania baada ya kufuatilia walikuta silolote bali msaka tonge tu, kwani tayali alikuwa kafukuzwa chuo (kafeli) jamaa akawa deported to Rwanda.
Later ndio kashughulika kaenda Ulaya;
 

jMali

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Bado tu una insist wewe ni mTanzania? Yes, tunajua hutachoka manake ndio kazi yako,unalipwa kadili ya thread unazoanzisha, nimeona umefukuzwa jukwaa la siasa umeingia ukaanza kujiita mTanzania wakakutimua:
Huyu mTutsi mnyarwanda Didasi kama unavyomsema, siwezi kuongelea chochote juu yake, he doesn`t deserve to have my response, i know him personally:
The guy is writing this for his living and not from his heart, nina ushahidi:
Huyu huyu aliwahi kukimbilia Tanzania and requested for political asylum, Tanzania baada ya kufuatilia walikuta silolote bali msaka tonge tu, kwani tayali alikuwa kafukuzwa chuo (kafeli) jamaa akawa deported to Rwanda.
Later ndio kashughulika kaenda Ulaya;
1. huo sasa wendawazimu, nimefukuzwa jukwaa la siasa na nani? nimetimuliwa na nani?
2. didas unaweza kumchambua unavyotaka ila yeye sio hoja hapa. Hoja ni hayo aliyozungumza. Ukitaka kumchambua yeye anzisha thread yake jukwaa la celebrities au umbea huko. hapa tunajadili hoja anazotoa si yeye binafsi. Besides, hivi kuna mtutsi yoyote mpinzani wa kagame ambaye si "msaka tonge", "terrorists","RNC", "FDLR collaborator"....au mhutu mpinzani yoyote yule ambaye si "interahamwe", "FDLR", "divisionist".....???? rudi kwenye mada please, hakuna mtu kakuuliza how didas went to europe! of course kama huna kitu positively cha kuchangia (as usual), endelea tu kumwaga maneno yako na kudhihirishia umma wa JF jinsi this didas is right!
 

murutongore

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By Didas Gasana


The main psychological characteristic of the ruling Tutsi bourgeoisie in Rwanda and their hostages is a mix of ethnic supremacism and the mindset of a community besieged and constantly under threat. Here is why I disagree with folks who say we have a minority Tutsi regime.




In Rwanda today, there is no real class awareness. An individual easily passes overnight from the wealthiest condition to the poorest, ‘expelled’ from the class and branded an FDLR collaborator or a genocide negationist depending on his/her allegiance to the reigning autocrat. Their sense of belonging to a class is non-existent. Basically, like in pre-independence days, a Tutsi can be Hutufied while a Hutu is Tutsified. In such a setting, identity ceases to matter.

These Tutsi elites are conscious that what they possess can vanish in a wink without prior notice. Because of this characteristic, they tend to see the whole society through the lenses of their own fate, negate the existence of class stratification and class contradictions in the Rwandan society and feel comfortable in their ideological confusion. Unconsciously, they have accelerated the threat, rather than mitigate it.

In these Tutsis, there are those who fought in the struggle for “liberation” but are now declared FDLR. There are those who were in Nairobi or London during the struggle and are eating big while those who lost their legs are living in squalor in casualty ‘camps’.
There are those assured of an MBA on a tax payer’s money while others can’t afford secondary schooling. There are those who have been killed as if they belong to somewhere. There are those who go to offices with chits for which kind of jobs they want from their uncles or fathers while some get to the point of developing holes in their shoes looking for jobs.

Unseem by many, it is not only the Hutus who crave for justice. Even some Tutsis do. Cases of genocide suspects who have been shielded from the long arm of the law by the RPF government for political reasons abound- an act that constitutes a crime of genocide trivialization but for which no RPF leader is yet to be held accountable
What Kagame is doing is dictating memory- Tutsi as victims and Hutus as perpetrators- yet forgets that in either side of equation, we have both the victims and perpetrators. ”The experience of others has taught us that nations that do not deal with their past are haunted by it for generations”, remarked Nelson Mandela, in “After Such Crimes, What Forgiveness?”
Fear of the majority

The reason RPF agents want to associate Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza with hate is the fear they have for the Hutus. They are afraid of the unknown. They are afraid of a Hutu majority again. Do I share the fears of majority dominance? I certainly do, honestly- but I indict the present leadership in Kigali for not mitigating the threat. They have instead accelerated it.

This brings us to how we, Tutsis, miss a point that our grand children shall pay in kind. With the present political-legal environment, you wouldn’t be off the mark to anticipate a revenge should the Hutus be in power at some time in future. You may think it won’t happen, but it certainly will.

When Ingabire Victoire Umuhoza, remarked that the Hutu victims who were killed during the war and genocide should as well be remembered, she expected to open a debate on the country’s past contrary to the official narrative forwarded by Kigali, only to end up as a victim.
If there is one thing that sparks serious disagreements is the correct version of our history. You have Hutu mistreatment before 1957, Tutsi mistreatment and genocide, and Tutsi (RPA) war crimes and that amount to genocide as well. To bring these people together, you need to allow them to speak about their past. Allow them to question narratives, talk about their suffering, relieve their pain, and chart a common destiny together.
Under the present circumstances, any attempt to re-examine the roots of the genocide becomes extremely problematic. Any slightest deviation from the official narrative warrants indictment on grounds of divisionism, discrimination or sectarianism.

The cumulative pressures of government coercion, fear of the other, pragmatism combine to make amnesia the preferred option -pretending peace has become the norm. At the center of the problem is that the exclusion of Hutu memory for the sake of a dictated unifying official memory can never bring the people of Rwanda any closer to national reconciliation, or, at the very least, peaceful co-habitation.

Didas Gasana is a career journalist and former Managing editor of the Kigali- based Rwanda Independent Media Group, now working as an independent freelance writer with special emphasis on Rwanda and The Great Lakes Region. He can be reached by email at Diga_mbi@yahoo.fr

source:Rwanda: Minority Tutsi regime or ruling Tutsi bourgeoisie? | The Proxy Lake
For once with the previous article that you had posted in another thread i for some reasons thought someone had hacked you ID...na kweli inawezekana manake this is the real jMali. Sour grapes jMali, hate mongering jMali, genocide denier jMali, interhamwe jMali, slave of the masters jMali, ICTR escapee jMali, soon to be neutralized FDLR jmali. YES THAT IS WHO WE ARE DEALING WITH FOLKS..BUCKLE UP AND ENJOY THE RIDE.
 

murutongore

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shambulia hoja zilizotolewa na huyu MTUTSI mnyarwanda Didas, sio kunishambulia mimi mtanzania niliyeleta uchambuzi huu. Kunishambulia mimi kunaonyesha kuwa kinachosemwa ni kweli. Mimi sitachoka kuleta thread kama hizi, so kunishambulia unapoteza muda tu. Shambulia hoja mkuu.
usinge i post hapa no one would have known. So don't cry like a baby when we put you in your right place.
 

JustDoItNow

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Akina Murutongore, Koba et al, ni wafia dini. Leo wako kanisani huenda wataonekana jioni. Patachimbika.
umemsahau mzee wa sumu mchambawima. ehehehhe
Hawa jamaa wameishi hapa Tanzania na mambo yao mengi yamekuwa mazuri kupitia hapa bongo. Lakini leo wanaiona bongo haifai..
 

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Same old gibberish from detractors. Didas hana credibility so whatever he jots down cannot be taken seriously. He's got an axe to grind. Huyu jmali wants people to ingest bull.shi.t written by a guy with no credibility just because it falls within the official narrative of the FDLR, RNC and other genocidaire. I say screw Didas. He being Tutsi lends no more credibility than if he were Hutu, Twa, mixed or whatever. Suala si u-Tutsi au u-Hutu wa mtu bali ni maono yake na upembuzi wake wa mambo bila ya kuzingatia chuki binafsi na propagation of divisionism based on ethnic lines or the "trivilization" of the genocide against the Tutsi. Kuna Tutsi wengi tu hawampendi Kagame kwa sababu zao binafsi; iwe ulafi wa madaraka, visasi, Kagame inclusion of Hutu into government, graft etc. Sababu ni nyingi. I reiterate the situation in Rwanda is more complex than this "nose politics" jmali and his fellow extremist hutu want people to believe.
 

JustDoItNow

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Bado tu una insist wewe ni mTanzania? Yes, tunajua hutachoka manake ndio kazi yako,unalipwa kadili ya thread unazoanzisha, nimeona umefukuzwa jukwaa la siasa umeingia ukaanza kujiita mTanzania wakakutimua: Huyu mTutsi mnyarwanda Didasi kama unavyomsema, siwezi kuongelea chochote juu yake, he doesn`t deserve to have my response, i know him personally: The guy is writing this for his living and not from his heart, nina ushahidi: Huyu huyu aliwahi kukimbilia Tanzania and requested for political asylum, Tanzania baada ya kufuatilia walikuta silolote bali msaka tonge tu, kwani tayali alikuwa kafukuzwa chuo (kafeli) jamaa akawa deported to Rwanda. Later ndio kashughulika kaenda Ulaya;
We chizi umeibukia wapi? yaani ubaguzi umewajaa. Ushaambiwa toa hoja kulingana na mada iliyoandikwa hapo. wewe unaanza kubwabwajabwabwaja tu.
 

JustDoItNow

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For once with the previous article that you had posted in another thread i for some reasons thought someone had hacked you ID...na kweli inawezekana manake this is the real jMali. Sour grapes jMali, hate mongering jMali, genocide denier jMali, interhamwe jMali, slave of the masters jMali, ICTR escapee jMali, soon to be neutralized FDLR jmali. YES THAT IS WHO WE ARE DEALING WITH FOLKS..BUCKLE UP AND ENJOY THE RIDE.
Mzee wa jenosaidi, you are talking rubbish.
 

mchambawima1

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shambulia hoja zilizotolewa na huyu MTUTSI mnyarwanda Didas, sio kunishambulia mimi mtanzania niliyeleta uchambuzi huu. Kunishambulia mimi kunaonyesha kuwa kinachosemwa ni kweli. Mimi sitachoka kuleta thread kama hizi, so kunishambulia unapoteza muda tu. Shambulia hoja mkuu.
Ok! Basi poa wacha tuanze na mleta mada, kwani. Wewe aliyekuloga inawezekana akawa asha kufa!
Kwanza mi nashangaa kwanini huyu jamaa hakupewa ukimbizi huko Bongo? ni msanii mzuri sana mi naona angewafaa kabsa... Kwetu kama nilivyokuambia hatuuzi ukabila hata yeye mwenyewe kakisema hicho! Rwanda yenu msifikiri eti mtapewa kazi kwa sababu ya uhutu au ututsi wenu, kupigana vita ukashinda haimaanishi eti basi leo uanze kuweka miguu juu au kuharibu, na hicho ndicho kinacho itofautisha Rwanda na hizo sehemu ulizopo.
Kwanini hamjiulizi... ingawa jamaa hampendi Kagame kwa sababu zilezile zilizowafanya wasanii wenzake wajichimbie mashimo kama kina Kayumba, Karegeya(RIP), Rudasingwa na wengineo bado tu anaogopa utawala wa kina jMali? Jibu ni kwamba! Wahutu na watutsi wenye akili timamu wako wanasaidizana na wengine kujenga nchi na hakuna kitakacho wageuza... Lakini tunajuwa ya kwamba waarabu wa pemba wajuwana kwa vilemba...kutokana na kujuwa wazi hana mtu wa kumtilia maanani toka ndani ya Rwanda basi jamaa kaamua kutia mayai yake yote kwa wakimbizi wenzake huko nje tatizo linakuja kichwani kwake ni kwamba wapinzani wakitutsi "wenzake" walio nje ya Rwanda wanamzidi usanii, wakihutu nao damu mikononi(xtrimist) yaani kabaki kuduwaa ndio maana unaona kaandika ilimradi tu aandike bila suggestion yeyote
 

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