When all hell was breaking loose in those 100 dark days in Rwanda in April 1994, and Rwanda was bleeding to death, the international community looked on passively.
In 18 years since April 7, 1994, so-called Rwanda experts have spread like a bad habit.
Right behind these alleged experts are Rwandans who have found it shameless to build financial empires telling stories of their survival and embelishing them to exploit un-suspecting Western media markets. It is wrong. It is criminal. It is unconscionable and we ALL must reject it and speak out loudly against those who seek to trade on the blood and suffering of our history.
Every survivor’s story is precious. Unique.Every survivor has a story to tell that is part of that tortured history.
To have simply survived and you claim to be a genocide expert, scholar, couching your story in biblical and irrational spiritual terms while you laugh all the way to the bank is the lowest form of behavior. It diminishes the memories of those who needlessly perished. It is a dark mark on us as a People.
Just because you survived, never giving credit to those who put their lives on the line does not put you in the class of Mandela, Dalai Lama or Mother Theresa. Please, spare us.
If I am the last man left standing against this behavior, so be it. I will not be party to this exploitation of our suffering.