The Winds of Change are blowing over Equatoria

BY: Dr Lako Jada Kwajok, JAN/10/2016, SSN;

We have increasingly observed of late that a wave of change is slowly but inexorably spreading all over Equatoria. A sort of revolt against the current situation or simply what happens when you push people too far. It’s also a change in the way the indigenous population view the government in Juba.

It’s not simply that the government has run out of favour but rather a growing awareness that its actions made no distinction between it and an alien or a colonial regime.

There is a lot of anger particularly among the youth of what has become of Equatoria. The main reason is the insecurity that is rampant all over Equatoria. Innocent lives are being wantonly lost on a daily basis; in fact, could be by the hour in the capital Juba.

Equatorians have shown unmatched endurance over the past 10 years. They have been very patient believing in light at the end of the tunnel despite being at the receiving end of horrible acts.

They have had enough, and all the indicators are pointing towards a consensus that something needs doing. The change does not seem to be a well coordinated or organised movement under one leadership but rather multiple small uprisings all over Equatoria against the regime.

This step is overdue but not a surprise as it’s typical of a nonviolent society. Violence is always the last resort in Equatoria while it’s often the first resort in other parts of South Sudan.

This attitude is something to be proud of as it reflects our rich cultural heritage in addition to the influence of religion.

The fact that resistance movements are emerging from different corners of Equatoria is a testimony that our folks mean business. The sleeping giant has finally woken up.

It’s good that all the Equatorian movements have declared a ceasefire in respect and recognition of the peace agreement including the movements that did not join SPLM/A-IO. Let us give peace a chance with full implementation of the compromise peace agreement.

If done in good faith, it will certainly result in a lasting peace in South Sudan. But regardless of what would unfold following the implementation of the compromise peace agreement, Equatorians have three fundamental issues that need addressing without delay.

On the issue of insecurity that is rife all over Equatoria – the time has come to address it head-on. It’s unacceptable to allow others to change the way we live before our own eyes.

Following the independence of South Sudan, the people of Equatoria thought the time to enjoy the fruits of freedom and liberty has finally arrived. Little did they know that what they thought has been achieved, and tangible would quickly turn into a mirage.

You are not a free person when your life is constantly under threat and you live in a state of siege. When a villager in Equatoria is unable to live in his village and till the land as his ancestors used to do since time immemorial; you know that the situation has spiraled out of control.

The prevailing insecurity has forced him to abandon his village and move to town. He is a farmer and has got no other qualifications. How can he earn an honourable living in such a new environment?

This poor villager who was previously self-sufficient has now been condemned to abject poverty. The regime has created a situation contradictory to its cliché “Bringing towns to villages.” Instead, we have witnessed movement in the opposite direction where Village communities have moved into cities and towns.

The Equatorians are law-abiding and God-fearing citizens. They tend to solve their problems using peaceful means. But it makes no sense at all when you stick to that in the absence of rule of law. It’s even self-defeating and an exercise that works to your detriment.

This is happening on the background of armed communities in the rest of South Sudan except perhaps parts of Western Bahr El Ghazal state. I have even lost count of the Jieng militias and armed youth groups.

The Nuers have the white army that gained some international publicity by engaging the Ugandan army ( UPDF ) in combat. The Chollo and the Murle are decently armed and capable of defending their territories. It’s only the Equatorians and some western Bahr Ghazalians who are defenseless.

The principal duty of a government is to provide security to all its citizens. I don’t think there is any reasonable person who disputes the fact that the regime has miserably failed to provide security to the people of Equatoria.

To make things worse, it’s following a double-standard disarmament policy where the non-Jieng communities are disarmed while the Jieng are left to acquire stockpiles of arms or be armed as well. There can be no real peace if this situation continues.

Peace can only prevail in a state of total disarmament or the opposite of it namely mutual deterrence. As the government has clearly failed to deliver what is expected from it, Equatorians are left with no choice but to take care of their own security. All options should be on table including forming vigilante groups or local militias to defend themselves.

Equatorian leadership has been the subject of discussion among Equatorians for a little while. The common theme is that Equatoria lacks effective leadership at the present time. While this may be partly true, It’s by no means the whole truth.

I do believe that leadership is not an exhaustible resource. It has never been proven that nature ever left a generational gap where a community was devoid of capable leadership. There are always able leaders in any community; anywhere and anytime.

What Equatoria lacks is not effective leadership but leadership backed by military might. We are under the reign of a kleptocratic regime that uses force to intimidate, coerce or liquidate its opponents.

There is no room for a democratic debate regarding what is best for the country. In fact what is best for the tribe has replaced what is best for the country. Equatorian leaders should abide by the rules of the game.

Otherwise, they would continue to be irrelevant regarding political power. They should strengthen ties with their communities and do a proper homework.

In 1935, the French Foreign Minister Pierre Laval allegedly asked Stalin to improve the situation of the Catholics in the USSR to avoid a quarrel with the Pope. Stalin, with his sharp sense of humour asked, “The Pope? How many divisions does he have?”

It depicts the mentality of a dictator and the man at the helm of our government is no different.

The third issue is where do we go from here? What are the options? Historically, Equatorians are the pioneers in the struggle for independence of South Sudan. All the wars were mostly fought in Equatoria. We have contributed heavily both in terms of lives lost and material destroyed. All this happened by fighting the real enemy and not our brothers.

It’s disconcerting to see how Equatoria has been relegated by the regime to the third position despite the fact that it leads South Sudan in many aspects of life. Again this relates to the Stalin’s joke mentioned above – something that we could overcome in near future.

It must be clear to everyone that Equatoria is the entity holding South Sudan together. There can be no South Sudan without Equatoria though the reverse is not necessarily true.

We have embraced the compromise peace agreement wholeheartedly not because super powers forced us to accept it as some sceptics would like to say. It’s out of a genuine belief that despite its inadequacies, it remains the best possible option to stop the carnage.

Having said that, we should though be wary of what could happen 3 years from now. The creation of the 28 new states is akin to letting the genie out of the bottle. Thus, it would continue to pose a threat to the unity of South Sudan.

Our bottom line should be real federalism, and should be regarded as a deal breaker if not adopted and implemented. The national cake would be divided proportionately according to population size in each state.

Likewise political representation in the federal government would also be proportionate to population size in each state. In that context the Jieng could have as many states as they want. That would be their prerogative though they would run the risk of spending a large chunk of their revenues on unnecessary and unproductive state government positions.

There are those who throw at us lame arguments and excuses that a federal system of governance would need a lot of money to implement that we do not have. Well, do we have money to run the newly created 28 states?!

Again some would say it would lead to secession and disintegration of South Sudan. This notion does not hold water because the leading world powers are federal governments.

The truth of the matter is that the sceptics have ulterior motives centred around domination of other communities through a decentralised system of governance that is not federalism.

The carving out of chunks of ancestral lands from other communities and awarding them to the Jieng is a recipe for a state of continuous war in South Sudan.

Equatorians do not want to be part of it. We have already lost a decade and would not allow more of the same to happen in the next decade. We should not allow ourselves to be held hostage to communities supporting leaders who are borderline lunatics.

Equatoria should have a plan B in store where it could take full control of its own destiny or forge unity with others in what I would call “Unity of the willing.”

Dr Lako Jada Kwajok

41 Comments

  1. taban lowani says:

    Dr. Lako, all equatoria rebels group needs to come together under one roof so that they can stop and change the attitude of this trial system and bring a real democracy in south Sudan. There will never be a genuine federal system without the participation of equatoria people in the country decision making process, neither Raik macher or sliva kiir will bring freedom to the equatoria people. Equatoria patriot those who love their ancestral lands should not wait to the last minute when there’s no choice for yourself but to obey what ever jiang council of elders mandate for you as an equatoria people in general. Thanks for your remarkable advice to the people of equatoria Dr. Lako.

    • Force_1 says:

      Lako Jada and Taban Lowani;

      We know that sound of music well; that said “let’s revolt against the government to free ourselves by force by ambushing innocent civilians on the road who are Dinka robbed them of their properties and killed them the way bandits do. But when the government responses; your claim would be Ooh; innocents Equatorians were killed by the government! It turn from rebels or Bandits to innocent civilians are massacred by the government.

      You see; you can’t have it both ways; just take one stand as either Bandits, freedom fighters or stays peaceful as civilians! Because you don’t need to try if you can’t afford it. It’s not a piece of cake you just pickup and go with it easily! If fighting for freedom were that easy; you would have never left it for Dinka to fight it alone for the last 30 years of struggle.
      The same way the Nuer play that card for the December 15, 2013. Did the West bought it that the government really killed or massacred civilians in Juba on the night of December 15 2013? absolutely not why because the civilians were there in the UN compound and the UN personnel were within Juba to know exactly what went on. But the propagandist were too dumb enough to know that their claim would hold any water.

      You haven’t seen anything yet; because you’re still being label as bandits; wait until we see your intention; you’ll have enough of it to just put lightly and good-luck.

  2. Itikwili says:

    Dear Dr. Lako,

    South Sudan, this quasi nation-state, is an Hegelian experiment of which equatoria remains the only engine that has the necessary civility and discipline to propel it into a self-consciousness required of any decent nation. The compromised peace agreement is just a temporary lull in this process. When it all started, the equatorian governors made regular conferences as their business disowning the context as if they could wish away the war by denouncing it as senseless, tribal. The governors had refused to learn from history that every war in this country ends in ‘Nimule’ until the ‘two’, (leave out the joke and canning viper Louis Lobong), who carried in themselves the hope of Equatoria, indeed South Sudan, were consumed into oblivion. Equatoria has learned it the hard way. Be warned the worst is yet to come, reality be told!

  3. Jim Monyekak says:

    Dr. Lako,

    Invariably, Equatoria has been and will continue to be the “heart or umbilical cord” of South Sudan. Whether human, infrastructural and societal development, much is in Equatoria. Literally, the South Sudan is morally, academically and technically bankrupt without Equatoria. This then leaves us with the question, what then must have gone wrong? How did the ill-educated, unskilled and backward non-Equatorians ursurp political power? What approaches should be undertaken? These non-Equatorians have misused our courtesy and hospitality. We accomodate, feed, clothe and educate them and in return, they rudely want to take over Equatoria with a sense of trying to become Equatorians themselves. The process of “jieengization” or deliberate bastardization of Equatoria is a long-held strategy of the Jieng Congregation of Evildoers, JCE that goes to literally marry-off, produce as many offsprings with Equatorian women as possible. The result is an expected less intelligent, backward, ill-mannered progeny that is half-jieng and half-equatorian without a clear socio-cultural compass. Indeed, the moral standards prevalent in most Equatorian societies is being tested. Most Equatorians live parallel lives to that of the jiengs. None wants to get associated with them; let alone marry their “nyanjiengs” who obviously would make no added-intellectual values to the children to be born. Equatorians must ostracize any social, cultural or political contacts wtether collective or individual with non-Equatorians. Tell our youths not to marry or intermingle with them and that it is prohibited to sell, lease any land or sell property to them. We must mobilize, strengthen and consolidate our communities give our youth a sense of direction; talk more of Equatoria that South Sudan. Afterall, Equatoria is South Sudan and the rest of the other states are simply empty vastlands without anything especially now that Equatoria is hosting and taking care of them, without which they could simply scavenge like wild animals in the bushes. We must support more “boots-on-the-ground”. One thing is clear, jienges believe in cruelty and brute force, then the Equatorians must change their attitudes from being simply victims to now being the perpetrators. We must ensure that these people get out of Equatoria by force or otherwise from Nimule, Yei, Torit, Yambio etc. Federalism is the only answer, even if that ultimately leads to complete split-off of Equatoria from South Sudan. Equatoria has now more problems with “these” non-Equatorians that before. We are simply better-off without them.

    • Toria says:

      Jim M
      I agree with you 100%. Let the war continue no peace until these animals are sent back to their backward mosquito infested swamps, end of story.

  4. John Steven says:

    Dr. Lako,

    Invariably, Equatoria has been and will continue to be the “heart or umbilical cord” of South Sudan. Whether human, infrastructural and societal development, much is in Equatoria. Literally, the South Sudan is morally, academically and technically bankrupt without Equatoria. This then leaves us with the question, what then must have gone wrong? How did the ill-educated, unskilled and backward non-Equatorians ursurp political power? What approaches should be undertaken? These non-Equatorians have misused our courtesy and hospitality. We accomodate, feed, clothe and educate them and in return, they rudely want to take over Equatoria with a sense of trying to become Equatorians themselves. The process of “jieengization” or deliberate bastardization of Equatoria is a long-held strategy of the Jieng Congregation of Evildoers, JCE that goes to literally marry-off, produce as many offsprings with Equatorian women as possible. The result is an expected less intelligent, backward, ill-mannered progeny that is half-jieng and half-equatorian without a clear socio-cultural compass. Indeed, the moral standards prevalent in most Equatorian societies is being tested. Most Equatorians live parallel lives to that of the jiengs. None wants to get associated with them; let alone marry their “nyanjiengs” who obviously would make no added-intellectual values to the children to be born. Equatorians must ostracize any social, cultural or political contacts wtether collective or individual with non-Equatorians. Tell our youths not to marry or intermingle with them and that it is prohibited to sell, lease any land or sell property to them. We must mobilize, strengthen and consolidate our communities give our youth a sense of direction; talk more of Equatoria that South Sudan. Afterall, Equatoria is South Sudan and the rest of the other states are simply empty vastlands without anything especially now that Equatoria is hosting and taking care of them, without which they could simply scavenge like wild animals in the bushes. We must support more “boots-on-the-ground”. One thing is clear, jienges believe in cruelty and brute force, then the Equatorians must change their attitudes from being simply victims to now being the perpetrators. We must ensure that these people get out of Equatoria by force or otherwise from Nimule, Yei, Torit, Yambio etc. Federalism is the only answer, even if that ultimately leads to complete split-off of Equatoria from South Sudan. Equatoria has now more problems with “these” non-Equatorians that before. We are simply better-off without them.

  5. Dr. Lako Kwajok,
    I think we need to give peace a chance. Our government should think seriously in addressing the cry of the citizens especially Equatorians. The rising of numerous rebel groups in South Sudan must be a vexing issue that the Government must tackled. I believe these disfranchise groups of fighters will never go away, it will continue to gain momentum as situation in Juba continue to deteriorates. Instead of arresting Equatoria professors, governors, and intellectuals the government needs to fix our economy and security. The government also needs to improve our social life and well-beings, and above all it needs to drive away jieng from our states.The presence of the jieng in Equatoria is a real problem, and it will continue to be so. Little has been done in this direction a part from a vague decree to drive away the presidents’ cattle from Nimule. But Equatorians must also unite to fight their common enemy, double dealing by some of the leaders may not help them. I agree with you totally that “all the wars were mostly fought in Equatoria. We have contributed heavily both in terms of lives lost and material destroyed. All this happened by fighting the real enemy and not our brothers.” Unless the issues of Equatorian are comprehensively addressed, I’m sure our nation will never see peace even if CPA is implemented. But for now, lets see how this new wind of change is going to blow in South Sudan..

    • Bentiu Ramaran says:

      JB Lokilachong,

      What government are you talking about? We do not have a government anymore in Juba but we have groups of gangs and serious snipers in Juba led by expert criminals. In South Sudan, things will never ever get better as long as Kiir is the president.

      • Toria says:

        Bentiu R
        You are right, only criminals and gangs in Juba. I just read Dr Machar said he will never come to Juba until 28 States is reverse, good for him. And have you heard about the 10,000 Bahr ghazalians militias recruited by Malong Awan that are surrounding Juba? I would appeal that IO leaders should never trust these morons in Juba, especially the White Army should stay away from Juba for now. Don’t allow repeat of Dec. 15, 2013.

  6. Gatdarwich says:

    Dr. Lako,

    Yes, “Unity of the Willing” and achievable plan B, is actually what you or Equatorians NEEDS.

    The August peace agreement is evidently being implemented in the favor or according to the Jenges’ wishes.

    The Jenges have indisputably got what they want, 28 tribal states-partial annexation of the patriots-63 tribes’ ancestry lands to the Jenges’, firm-complete control of Finance, Defense, and Security ministries.

    We Nuer in all of walks of life knows our prime enemies, and knows our decisive and highly achievable plan B.

    It’s high time that all the survivor victims of the Killer NyanKiir’s and the Jenges the Council of Evils’ carnage, plans accordingly period

    • Itikwili says:

      yaa Gatdarwich don’t be naive, you talk of finance, defense and security ministries as if these are real things. don’t let us get into analysis. you might as well be holding an empty drum! think strategically my brother! what is ministry of defense for at least now after all when there will be two C-in-Cs?

      • Gatdarwich says:

        itikwili,

        For your inane mind enlightenment, defense, security, and finance, are the most vital institutions in any government period.
        No government can functions perfectly if one of these trio institutions is lacking period

        So, two armies, two chairmans and commanders in chief(one army’s chairman/chief control the defense, security, and finances of both armies), the other army chairman-C-N-C, doesn’t!

        Which one between the two has the greatest advantage over the other?

        To answer this question correctly, you must be a critical thinker and mindful of the resources of powers.

        Is it surprising that the USA controls the world financial systems/bankings, world security affairs, and the world’s military might?

        I rest my case. Peace!

        • Itikwili says:

          By brother the finance right now is just dry as some of you khor; it is just at the receiving end, the defense is not producing anything, it is at the receiving end; the so called terror security unit is not producing anything; they are at the receiving end. they are just sources of power waiting to be fed to be able to cooperate and do work and where are the resources coming from? the vast base of militias need to be paid otherwise they are just bandits. Have you heard they have already resorted to stealing cassava in civilian farms in Pageri, Magwi county? at this stage, whoever control the resources calls the shot. i am afraid the petroleum, the mining bosses holding 98% of the revenue of this country will be just fools not to have a say in how the resources should be used. your mind is just about fighting fighting fighting and failing to see all these things are connected and more so resources are determiner at this critical stage for South Sudan. let the implementation falters and you will see how this country will be brought to its knees within few months given the prevailing economic, resources situation! . again think strategically! period!

    • Bol says:

      Gatdarwich,
      The only achievable plan is plan A. Plan B is another myth like its predecessor of Taban Deng plan B in 14/12/13. This time around running to Upper Nile may not be possible.

      • Gatdarwich says:

        Bol,

        No amount of quivering and crying will make your likes escape Nuer’s decisive plan B. General Taban never planned one before, but this plan B is concrete and achievable period

  7. Peacemaker says:

    Force 1, Supposed you fought the liberation war all by yourself which is not the case, does that warrant you to treat other tribes like slaves, grab their lands,kill them, arrest them when they speak out against such injustices and yet you call yourself a government? Dr. Lako is right, Equatoria has been the sticking gum that unites the different parts of South Sudan and without the” Equats” forging unity with savage and uncouth tribe like yours would be a fairy tale.

  8. Toria says:

    Force 1
    Are you so ignorant like a cow? What war have Jenges fought? You must be one of the LOST BOYS who ran to Cuba, Kakuma, Ethiopia etc, and hiding as IDPs in Equatoria is all you are good for. The war was fought by Equatorians, Nuers, Nubians and people of Blue Nile. Jenge used to hide in camps until victory prevails then they show up. We left you alone by then because we all wanted to get independence first. Now is the time for real cleanup. As we speak dinkas are being killed in Uganda, they don’t like you there either. Just wait soon M7 will be gone and you have no more ally in Uganda but flee to Rwanda or something. There will be no peace until Equatoria is free of Jenges, maybe we will keep your women, the old people and children to educate them manners.

    • Bol says:

      Toria,
      Didn’t you mention in one of your posts last year that you were in C in C HQR, taking care of logistics and False Millionaire call you a Water Boy back then which you didn’t repute……How can a Water Boy become a fighter in Frontline? Its a mystery which needs explanation!

      • Toria says:

        Bol
        You ask a very good short question, in return I will give you a long answer, with some historical backgrounds. So, here we go. Let me begin with, I hate to waste time on ignorants like False Millionaire. I only try to show him the Path to being opened mindedness, not to called “a lost boy” again. But, someone once said; “you cannot teach an old dog a new trick”. Isn’t that true, in the case of FM? He needs to follow his partner Nikalongo and shut the F ing up.

        Now back to you Boldit;
        I was always a fighter and will remain so as long as I have breath in me. I fought side by side with many brave men but none were coward Jenges. Yes I have had some close contacts with Dr. John, a man to whom I bestowed some respect for his military disciplinary actions, something definitely not found in Dinkas blood, but as soon as the infighting within the movement became prevalent, I knew the once visionary leader was going astray.
        In 1994 by river Ashwa as many of you called it but it’s actually pronounced A’chaa, that tiny river was the last area left before SPLA was crushed in the whole country. For the first time I saw C in C dropped to his knees, SPLAs lowest moral ever. He begged the elders of the land Ma’di people who were called to perform ancestral customs, calling their grand fathers spirits “the mighty Ori” as usual when faced with last resort it is the norm. Garang was reassured that the Turks and British and Egyptian troops were defeated just after crossing river A’chaa. If you are familiar with the area, to date it’s called mount. Gordon, in honour of British General Gordon Pasha, (if you read Sudan history, he was later on killed in Khartoum by Al Mahdi), just after Jeleyi curve, that’s were the colonial troops got crushed.
        Now, let me give you a piece of history;
        Between late 1700s and early 1800s, the British and their allies, the Turko-Egyptians attempted to capture slaves in the area, they were miserably defeated, they retreated back to North and they came back with more force, this time it was black African Nubians, mixed with the Ansar Sunas, again they were beaten, so they went around and came from the back, presently Uganda, and the first thing they did was to divide these hostile tribes into halves and drew a border, they start to eliminate Chiefs, elders, and Ma’di Heros, Chief Aganyi was captured and taken to Khartoum. Then they settle the people now called Nubis in the area. Presently they are still found in Arua, predominantly black Muslims, they speak colloquial Arabic and Aringa tongue, as a result today Islam is found in the area. As we speak today Saudi Arabia is pouring millions of dollars to sustain the religion there.
        Back to 1992, the Ma’di declared no more Jalabas pass this point, aka A’chaa River, today the place is called Adavu, meaning ‘we die all here’. Dr. Garang was shown where to plant land mines and anti personal explosives by the help of the locals and some UPDF soldiers mostly composed of Northern Ugandans, they happened to be there hunting for LRA rebels of Konyi, aka Tong tong. Our fighters were placed at strategic locations, the ambush was laid and that was how Garang himself survived, because he was on the ground.

        That is something SPLA should never take glory from and they will do anything to prevent people from hearing these truths. As we speak that whole area is still under “no go area” full of mines. Today SPLA has ignored those who rescued the movement, new generation who knew nothing about struggles are distorting history. Go ahead and do what you have to do just to survive temporarily, because we will rewrite history again with the truths.

        Bol,
        I am sure you never heard this truth. Do you know why most Bor Dinkas like Nimule? They used to respect the Ma’di people because Dr John explained to them it was a Ma’di man who trained him back in 60s and sent him on scholarship to Tanzania for education. He said by his own words that he owed respect and honour to the people in this area. Basically he was an adopted son, as far as the customs are concern, any stranger who happened to wonder into our land peacefully is welcomed and treated like orphans, orphans are respected in Ma’di customs.
        But you people of this generation are lost. I kid you not, history shall repeat itself, until we get back every inch of respect we deserve be reminded that there won’t be peace, until you killed everyone of us, but that won’t happen.

        Why do you think Malong Awan went to Bahr Ghazal to recruit 10,000 nomadic innocent Dinkas as militias to be scattered all over Ma’di land as we speak? Just a month or so ago President Salva Kirr sent the governor of Eastern Equatoria mr. coward betrayer Lojore Lobong, he went to market places to warn civilians, where there was no one carrying a gun, just women, children and old folks. Nonsense, Lojore whose wife is also from Ma’di will soon meet his fate, if he continues listening to JCE, his children will perish when the people speak curse on him.

        Now, Jenge is running a militancy government in whole of South Sudan, what they don’t realize is you are hardening people’s hearts. You failed to lead and you need to relinquish power to the rightful brain workers.

        Bol, l hope you learn something new today, don’t try, your lights may shine today but you are still inside the tunnel full of darkness and before you realize the tides will turn against you. Finally, your numbers don’t mean anything to us.

        Toria:
        What an excellent history, and I sincerely hope they will learn a lot from your excellent narration of the background facts of history.
        Also, we know that John Garang was a protege of Equatorian commanders of the Anya Nya movement, it was Gen. Joseph Lagu and others who allowed him to be a part-time student/soldier during the Anya Nya war. Let it be known that student John Garang never physically and actively fought in the first Anya Nya, per se.
        Editor

  9. Deng Monymor says:

    Toria,

    “We left you alone by then because we all wanted to get independence first.”
    When you left the Movement, where did you go? You went to Khartoum or foreign countries, right? As visionless individual you are, who has been blinded by hate against certain tribe based on Kokora doctrine, do you thinking liberation is achieved in hiding in foreign land or running back to the enemy? I thought you are too old to have wisdom but the only wisdom you have apparently is the one of hate. As you (your group) failed then, so will it be again.

    Deng

    • Toria says:

      Deng Monymor
      Your lesson of the hour is, “You reap what you sow”. Now you need to smell the stink of hatred. You Jenges hated every tribe since time immemorable, all your Jenge tribal groups thrive on hatreds. Your uncle Abel Alier the founder of Jenge Council of Evils also invented the hatreds, he was very jealous of Equatorians, who knows why. It could be easy to forgive but not forget and move on, we could have said, those were collateral damages of the past and start new chapters of rebuilding trust and breaking the walls. The people of Equatoria hosted you and gave you refuge especially for your vulnerable population, but what did you give back? Arrogance, maliciousness, poor attitudes, destructive habits, recklessness etc………. Now you the new generation of JCE picked up as new flag bearers continuing the same old same all failed mishaps.

      You Jenges are like “a chicken that returns to scratch in her poop”. You forgot that minorities when forced to unite could become lethal forces. When you cut the hands that feeds you, the result is; we all suffer.

      Guess what mr. Monymor?
      “Hatred begets hatred”, hatred is contagious like Ebola, you started it now it’s haunting you.

      Now explain to me, seriously;
      -Why did Jenge provoked the massacre of Nuers in Juba in 2013, and what did the old, the children, the sick and women of Nuer have to do with coup attempt as you falsely claimed?
      -What does rappings of Equatorian women since 1980s until to date has to do with so-called liberation?
      -Did we rape your women in the 17 years of Anyanya movement or instead we opened your eyes when your forefathers were still slaves to Arabs?
      -And do you even remember that both Salva Kirr and John Garang were both recruited and trained as junior officers by Equatorians?
      -What does land grabbings, lootings and stealing from innocent citizens have to do with “unity”?
      -What does moving your stupid cows to Equatoria has to do with coexistence?
      -What does mannerless-less and crookedness have to do with civility?
      -How do you justify the annexations of other tribes’ motherlands by dividing the country into 28 worthless states?
      -How comes you Jenges left your own areas and migrate to others places, isn’t that provocations?
      I could go on and on, but this is just a tip of iceberg, why everybody hates Jenge if you need to know.
      So long as you morons don’t adjust your partial thinking mentality, then you risk worst than now. Open your eyes, because people like me could actually be your last hope to survive what’s about to come.

      • Toria says:

        Deng Monymor
        May I request that before you attempt to answer all the questions I addressed to you, you must consult your elders and those of your “intellectuals” in particular the JCE. Because, this is a matter of national interest, you need to think deep before overreacting. I know you Jenges very well, you like to be angry, intimidate and scare people. But remember, the Arabs were worst than Dinkas, still we weren’t scared of them. So, take a deep breath and let’s reason.

        • Deng Monymor says:

          Toria,

          Too grown-up, too ill-informed (apparently ignorant of facts), and too full of hate; what a region to come from! After all two rejoinders for one Piece and yet all are incoherent and emotional. It only makes sense that Hoiloom could see these empty and redundant questions as “far too complicated for any Jieng to answer.” Of course, matot brains like his are made to see complications where there is no complication at all; school of Nyundeng never teaches critical thinking and critical analysis.

          Your last statement in your second reply ends by saying “so, take a deep breath and let’s reason.” After having looked at your emotional-filled jungle of thoughts, I realized what we call reasoning might not have any useful meaning in the mentality disturbs by hate, and so calling for reasoning is just an empty rhetoric stated to make you feel good after all.

          I didn’t ask you to tell me why you and cohorts hate Jieng because I know why. You see, hate is a tool and the only possession of weak and hopeless beings. People who are confident in their national call never engage in any hateful practices no matter how situation warrants it. Stabbing in the back while doing something worth sacrifice for with too full bucket of hate being poured upon him by a brother are parts of being a strong character. South Sudan knows its strong character and its history will tell despite this hateful preaching by those whose contribution was a minimal which could amount to nothing in any mathematical equation.

          You asked what the so-called “Juba massacre” has to do with coup attempt. Your lack of understanding Nyagatization in South Sudan history may warrant you forever-confusion as to what happened and why. Propaganda and denial create wrong statements to feed its hateful habit, and so there you go. Why do you think Yien Mathews suffered first dictatorship this website has ever had? You see, the only people who will convince you about the uselessness of these made up phrases are the so-called freedom fighters themselves if you don’t shut up their freedom of expression. Therefore, if you really wanted answer to your question, you could not have endorsed lynching him while his mouth was wide opened, vomiting facts in your face. Editor will have tough explanations to make when a real Dictator fights an assumed dictator. Yien Mathews was a victim of real dictatorship for revealing how coup attempt was engineered, while also tearing apart fake Equatorian-Nuer holy alliance.

          When you left the Movement, it was the same hatred that you have now which drove you away thinking Jieng would be defeated by all enemies, including you. Having our confidence intact then and full knowledge that history is always full of betrayers, including national brothers, we moved on against the enormous odds the history of this nation will have to teach. The period you mentioned in your other posting was in fact a period of MEN. I was there and I laughed at your ill-informed telling of it. We know what we faced in terms of people around us and the enemy that was advancing in every corner of our surroundings. It was difficult to tell who was an enemy and who was not because everybody became an enemy all of sudden–we saw the same thing when we fought this war at its early stages, the person beside you could end up shooting you and deserted. To this I say that history is carried on by next generations and only those who were present at its early execution know how to carry it well. We were there and we will carry it with truth of what we dealt with, not twisted facts by deserters.

          Here, so long, my friend. Your hateful preaching doesn’t bother us at all, and we don’t want to know why because we already know. However, though, be aware that hate eats up its possessor and it might end up with you as its victim. Be careful, we still need you despite your sickness of mind.

          Deng

          • Toria says:

            Deng Monymor
            In spite of you long comment I haven’t got back any answer, not only that but your writing doesn’t even correlate. I fail to understand what exactly you are trying to say, with the exception of that “I hate Dinka?”. I think you are so preoccupied with fear that you are hated. Those are the characteristics of cynical hypocrites. You Dinkas hate your own selves even before others do. You hate those who tell the truths. Are the everyday killings in Lakes States committed by anyone other than your own lunatics? You have admitted knowing why people hate Jenges, so then what’s bothering you, I think you have answered your initial question. I didn’t desert anything unlike you, am still in it to the end.

      • Itikwili says:

        Toria,

        I couldn’t agree with you more! you have enumerated all hard feelings which is at the point of bursting! if the jenge think they can continue with this uncivilized behaviour, i am afraid the limit has been reached!

      • Dr Lako Jada Kwajok says:

        Toria,

        Bravo! You have shown the reasons why we are in this mess. Indeed, the above is the tip of an iceberg.

  10. Toria,

    You are absolutely correct patriot ! Jenges are the most hated people in Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, and now, in South period. They really don’t have sanctuaries to go to.
    So, if they keep stupidly messing up this peace agreement implementations, then, they are destined to hell period.

  11. False Millionaire says:

    Patriot g,
    The,”peace agreement implementations”,is already messed up inside the SPLA-IO’s house.
    Chollo feel cheated in the nomination of the MPS.Equatorians getting two ministeries out of the nine aren’t satisfied either.
    In brief,your roof is catching fire before setting foot in Juba!!!

    • Gatdarwich says:

      Chollo and the Equatorians are happy and democratically nominated their competent representatives. The 10 heads of the ten ministries SPLA-IO selected are fair representatives of the 64 tribes. You can’t disputes that, can you ?

  12. Hoiloom says:

    Toria,

    I am afraid your questions are far too complicated for any Jang to answer in this website let alone this ill informed Monymor. Perhaps his half brothers of False and Bol can help him out. It seems though Salva Kiir is going to be the last Jang president for generations to come and they know that. Mistreating others and pretend to be a liberator has no room in South Sudan.

    Hoiloom

    • Bol says:

      Hoiloom,
      In your dreams my cousin, in your dreams. Our head scars and broken teeth aren’t going away any time soon from J1 unless you break up RSS! Kiir has done his part and is due for a well deserved retirement, be that in Akon or in the Hague. It doesn’t matter. The Flag of the bright star would be carried on by other young boys and girls . Deng whose nickname is the lion of the jungle is a potential Flag Bearer… A great survivor. Very talented in using his mussels and brain. A life bullet against dark forces. Please be respectful and mindful about these facts when you address him. Stay blessed

  13. Eastern says:

    It’s difficult to deal with an individual or group of people deeply steeped in Dinka cultural setting that places them at the helm of the society they are in: at school, in government, etc. The other South Sudanese are now at the receiving end of this Dinka way of life.

    If you applaud them (the way James Wani does) you are a nationalist and therefore their ally, if you point out their shortcoming (the way Dr Luka Biong did) you will become a foreigner – remember Kiir and cohorts see Abyei as a foreign land!

    Equatorians who are critical on Kiir’s government are routinely reminded that they are Congolese or Ugandans, nuers not in government are Ethiopians, etc. So to be South Sudanese, you must tow the line of dinkocracy, what a country!

    The curtain is almost falling on the regime in Juba. Museveni sees no alley in Kiir who’s already poor thanks to the deminishing petro-dollar.

    Remember, no regime. I repeat, no regime rises a finger against the American and survives. Tough times ahead for Kiir and the JCE!

  14. Hoiloom says:

    Cousin Bol,

    It will take generations for any Jang to be RSS president once Salva is gone and his end is near my friend. It’s not a dream but a fact. The writing is on the wall although Jaang try to intimidate and impose themselves on others that is only backfiring period. The oil that you used to hire mercenaries is now worthless, the economy is ever looking gloomy like Kiir’s face. Full implementation of CPA2 is the only rescue left for this regime to survive. You better advise your JCE to embrace peace.

    Hoiloom

  15. Hoiloom says:

    Toria,

    Many thanks for giving us free lessons in this website. My Dinka cousins love twisting facts, there is no thank you or sorry in their daily vocabulary as you can see they claim to be ones who liberated South Sudan and therefore others become their subjects for ill treatment. Most of them think that South Sudan liberation started in 1983 and not 1955 in Torit. I am glad however, true history will be written once the dust settle. The irony is that the brave hearts are running away from small tribes such as Murle in Jonglei to seek sanctuary in Equatoria and this is how they pay you back. Pathetic, but their time is come to an end. Dinka forget that even a coward become brave once mistreated many times..and this is how every community is getting tired of humiliation.

    Hoiloom

  16. False Millionaire says:

    Toria,
    U talk too much but it’s your right to do so by merit of freedom of expression.
    Let’s set apart your general lecture in history and consider the aspects of the war under Garang.
    If u begin from 1994,you are already a late comer in comparison to those of the red army and the lost boys.
    By the order of siniority,u are junior to them however older in age u might be to them.
    To give u some backround,those who laid mines came from engineering brigades.Some of them were often victims of mine explosions out of mine laying mishandling becouse of rush at times when enemy was deemed to be advancing faster.
    Those from the artelery brigade risked being surprised by the enemy deploying special forces to carry out sneak attacks from the rear.But their risks of getting kilt with the engineering brigade soldiers were far inferrior to the odds of which the foot soldiers,the backbone of which was thickly structured with the red army soldiers and the lost boys,were subjected to.
    FYI,the majority of the red army soldiers and the lost boys from gerad and murmur battallions were wiped out.
    But they did the dirtiest work capturing the whole of south sudan to the exception of Malakal,Wau and Juba.
    If u could get to chat with the few surviving red army soldiers,u would never miss to hear from them that the liberation of south sudan with a clear cut military victory had been achieved at that very point.
    But the reverse of the situation was a product of the betrayal by the living cursed traitors named Riak Machar,Lam Akol and Dr Nyaba who resorted to want to overthrow Garang in 1991 simply becouse for them,the idea of taking power from Garang out weighed in value the immediate prospects of independance at that very hour.

    But u are just an internet rebel.I don’t know u and will never dare to want to know u.
    Dr Nyaba lost a foot in the war.That’s a nasty reality to know.The surviving red army soldiers and the lost boys know so much about that.
    Nimulé was only one front among so many others.U are free to delire about it.But if u just happen not to know,the war philosophy of those days dictated that losing one front or a battle didn’t mean losing the war.That’s how the RSS ended up as an independant state.
    I adventure to advise u to take the articles and comments of the dying bull named uncle Nyba very seriously.
    He knows something about the war.He is the master u can follow.Behind him,u will never missed to taste the bitter lessons of the lost boys and of the red army soldiers.Why?He will take a bullet shawer with u without moving an inch backward.But Dr Riak will sell u out with one single american food stump.
    Good luck!!!

  17. Toria says:

    False M
    There is nothing for me to learn from your comments, too simplistic and untruthful. You are really doing your best to occupy this website everywhere with no sense whatsoever.
    FYI, nobody tried to overthrow Garang, those people you mentioned above here only tried to advise Garang that what we needed was separation from the North but Garang wanted the whole of Sudan, that was the initial disagreement even before 1991.
    And why didn’t you mention which other areas were left besides Nimule? That’s exactly the lies you need to stop spreading. You claimed that I am internet rebel, so be it. There are many ways to skin a cat and social media happens to be just one method. Arab spring was influenced primarily by Internet, and many dictatorships got overthrown. The good thing about social media is that the masses are kept informed of the enemies evil secret plans and lies. Get used to it and stop whining.
    Dr Riek is only one part of the pie, but the whole nation is already plunged into chaos and even without Riek Machar the rebellions will continue so long as your elites like the JCE remained ignorant.
    In the past I remember reading Eli told you to get a real job, you should have listened to his advise before that welfare runs out.

  18. False Millionaire says:

    Toria,
    Thank u for the dispatch.
    I only regret the fact of your lack of knowledge about me.
    But ofcourse that’s isn’t your fault.There are masses out there who are just more than too happy to accept the human nature of hard work for a fairly bearable life.
    FYI I am pleased to inform u that I am one of them.
    On the other hand I hear about,”welfare”, from people like u without having ever been one of those who depend on it.
    But did u say,”reading Eli”,telling me,”to get a real job”?
    That’s very interesting.But u would have been credible with your assertion if u had cited the referance of that particular dispatch.The absence of that makes of u as always a naked liar!!!

  19. Toria says:

    False M
    You are welcome, I don’t need to quote or reference every articles made about you, they are way too many. The fact about liars is they like to act ignorant, but apparently regular readers here know what type of personality you are, you are most likely a carrier of disorder-personality conflict. There is no way a normal person with a job would be so preoccupied with Internet obsessions. You are glued to SSN half of your life, when not falsifying you are accusing others about killing Dinkas, or distorting historical facts. If you really got a job then do yourself a favor and don’t cheat on your employer by stealing their times as well as your own.

  20. False Millionaire says:

    Toria,
    If English was your schooling language,u ought to know so much about english culture.
    But if such reality has escaped u,take it from me that an english working man reads news papers while drinking tea in the morning before going to work to stay informed all his life.That’s the minimum.
    I am not english man ofcourse.But getting,”glued to SSN”,is the minimum means of getting informed for an urban RSS citizen like me.To such reality,it’s only rediculous from your part to conclude,”disorder-personality conflict”.

    Secondly,there were most difficult economic and professional times in my life and I was obliged to work seven days a week for an average of 15 hours a day for a period of 11 years without taking one single day holiday.
    If u have never done that before in your life,u may already be too old to do it for what is left in the expance of your life expectancy as a human being.
    I am at work writing to u this dispatch.I still work very hard.Every professional moment is a great challange.I am the first to come to work and the last to leave the work.Managing products and material functiong of the work is as bearable as caring for cattle.But personnel managment is hell.
    From this stand point,u can believe me if I tell u that,out of my own human managment experiences,Kiir and Riak Machar are floating in another planet under so much stress and moral suffering.
    But u aren’t obliged to believe me sir.
    Have a good week end!!!

  21. Toria says:

    False M
    I am attending to a productive mission and regret to not answering you in time. Unlike you, I do not write while working, that’s call slacking and thievery of your boss’s most important resource “time”, and I do not have time to sit down to drink tea. “Time is money”.

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