By: Ali Attore
Somalia is at
a turning point on its “Political” evolution. Somalis
are a society in which success and achievements are valued through
struggle and competition, where also seeking advantage over the
weak and less powerful is part of the daily life. Moreover, the
political reality in Somalia today is based on unrealistic and self
created challenges and crises perpetrated by the “warlords”
in pursuit of their own shortsighted and selfish targets. One does
not have to be a rocket scientist to comprehend the results of those
aforementioned socially created problems, which are precursors of
nothing, but destruction and disaster. So, such crises as we know
causes powerlessness for individuals to function in a given society,
and thus, it creates a problem to certain people (i.e.: women, children,
and the elderly). In other words those who are not able to defend
themselves also known as “Looma ooyayaasha.” Therefore,
the problem of powerlessness only accelerates, and further contributes
to the diminishing of the enduring human bonds. Thenceforth, if
one realizes that truth will eventually prevail, then one will acknowledge
that Somalia needs no guns and definitely warlords. But, people
who know how to care deeply about human dignity, social welfare,
especially the neediest in the society, including women, children,
and elderly people are utterly weary and confused.
is lack of effort to create a conducive environment that provides
rehabilitation, education and healthcare for the young hoodlums
locally known as Mooryaans. Since the beginning of the conflict
these Mooryaans have been misled by the powerful warlords who manipulated
their thinking and action and used them for their own interests.
Moreover, the youth have experienced a tremendous amount of powerlessness,
in their society, because of the fact that there is no formal education
since the collapse of the state institutions, and hence, there is
no body to look up to (role model). Therefore, the “Moryans”
matured in a social structure where “survival of the fittest”
is the magic word, and also chewing “Qat”, Rape, Robbery,
Burning and Looting are appreciated profoundly. Thus, in Somalia
the norm became that you have no choice, but to defend yourself,
your family, and your belongings.
Worse yet, none
of the members of the newly minted “Parliament” or the
“Cabinet” ever mentioned or discussed about educating
or rehabilitating these delinquent juveniles. As of now there are
no known rehabilitation programs in place. This is mainly so because
virtually all the members of the parliament and cabinet, at least
the powerful ones, not surprisingly, happen to be the warlords who
brought this country where it is today. These warlords happen to
loot, rape, and pillage, impoverish and kill thousands of Somalis
and yet it is them we are expecting to bring peace in Somalia. I
believe that if a person is thwarted on his/her way to attain certain
ambition, with a feeling of being the shaper of the landscape, but
not merely figure in the landscape, especially that of the youth.
Then, there is no doubt in my mind, that the resulting frustration
will change its course into an aggressive response. So, one could
assume that the ends will never justify the means, so, to me, that,
and only that, will lead the country back into an anarchy and chaos.
And rest assured that, I am not generalizing all the Somali “politicians”.
Rather, I am linking information or ideas together, to shed a light
on where the warlords are at today, in terms of politics and governance.
Therefore, the Somali people, should be aware of the reality of
the uneducated and irrational mobsters who do not intend to work
towards the betterment of the women, children and the elderly, let
alone, creating social programs to bring the warring factions to
a common ground.
can succeed in influencing or manipulating the way inwhich some
people, especially the naïve look at the world around them,
and also how they respond important events in their lives. One good
example is to ask ourselves the question as to What can Melis and
Ethiopia, do for us, in terms of the reconciliation and reconstruction
of Somalia?, when we all know that Ethiopia is the worst enemy of
Somalia. For that occasion I wrote a poem to express my hypothetical
analysis on the Ethiopian question, towards the reconstruction and
reconciliation of the Somali warring factions. Even though most
of the people of Somalia, do recognize me as a well known Guitarist
for one of Somalia’s most respected musical groups, the IFTIN
BAND, I shall hereby recite several verses of a poem written by
me for the occasion, in light of the famous Somali Song, “SOOMAALI
BAAN AHAY” written by my teacher/one of Somalia’s most
respected song writers, who is also a Somali Scholar, a biologist/Master
of Somali literature, from the college of Education, Lafoole. Mr.
Saed Salah, and this is, his literature, about Somalis and their
utmost respect for their customs, and cultural behavior:
LA SOCOD AHAY,
MARNA SAMA WADAAN
SAMIR BAAN HAGOOGTAA.
UMA YEELO SUU
NINKA IGA SED
LEH OGOOW KAAMA SUGAYEE.”
HANA ORAN SASABO
MALIHIYOO, SOOMAALI BAAN AHAY.”
Oo adeerkeey addima jaray
Albaabkeenna Meyd Dhigay
Ibtilaan u Barinee
U adeegta xabashida
Allahayoow intaan jiro
Miyaan erey ka yeelaa
Ummaddii la laayiyo
Wixii iil la wada dhigay
Waa Illoow ayaa yiri
Intuu inanba noolyahay
Eedeheey dhigeen baan
Soo ururin weynee
Ma ayaan dalxiis baa
I believe that no one should be subordinate for anybody else, and
in return nobody is blamed for anybody’s short comings. And,
as has been stated by Abraham Maslow long time ago, “humans
are the masters of their destiny, regardless of the Environment”.
The Somali peace effort or peace keeping mission is for Somalis
at large to decide, but, not anybody else. And keep in mind that,
the biggest problems that the majority of the Somali people are
talking about nowadays is what can “Ethiopia” do for
us, and why don’t they clean their backyard first, before
they even think about other people’s yard. Therefore, I am
left with no option but, to sum up my opinion with one final thought,
which is, flat out, why should you believe in the messenger, if
you do not believe in the message to begin with.
By: Ali Attore
Gardarada Soomaliland ee Gobolada SSH
Sidaan ka wada
dheregsanahay waxaa beryahan dambe aad u soo kordhayay Xiisaha colaadeed
ee ku wajahnaa Gobolada Sool Sanaag Hawd ee waqooyiga Soomaaliya.
Arintan oo beryihii u dambeysay ay aad uga hadleen dhamaan Warbaahinta
soomaaliyeed iyo kuwa aduunkuba waxay ka dambeysay sheegashada Xukuumada
isku magacawda Somaliland oo ka waantoobi la sheegashadeeda Goboladaa
iyaga oo dadka degani ay in ka badan 95% ka soo horjeedaan kala
Goynta wadanka Soomaaliyeed.
Hadaba aqristaha sharafta lehow waxa isweydiin leh maxay tahay ujeedada
Soomiland ee ku wajahan goboladan iyaga ah?. Hadaan taariiqda dib
uguNoqono sida ku cad waxaa 1884 Soomaaliya lagu qaybsaday Berlin
GermanyIyadoo gumeytayaashu ujeedadey ka lahaayeeen aheyd in laga
hortago dowlad Muslim ah oo xog leh oo ka dhalata geeska Afrika,
taasoo khatar ku aheyd Fidinta diinta Christianka ah iyo jiritaanka
Ethopia oo aad loogu cabsi qabay.
Qaybtii berigaa waxa dhacday in dadka goboladan degaa iney dagaal
cadaanaKala hortageen gumeytaha Ingiriiska taasoo ay ka dhalatay
kacdoonkiiDaraawiishta ee caanka ku noqday taariiqda aduunweynaha,
waxa dadweynaha Sool,Sanaag iyo hawd degaa ay ku gacan sayreen iney
ingiriiska u saxeexaan Iyo iney qayb ka noqdaan waxa ingiriisku
ugu yeedhay (British protectrate SL) Taasoo laga heli karo dhamaan
goobaha lagu keydiyo taariiqda.
Dadka goboladan degaa waxay weligood aaminsanaayeen iney
Dhiig iyo dhaqan wadaag la yihiin walaalahooda Isaaq ee dega gobolada
Waqooyiga soomaaliya laakiin ay xaga siyaasada aad ugu kala fogyihiin.
Ka dib burburkii dowladii dhexe ee Soomaaliya qabiilada Dhulbahante
iyoWarsangeli waxay heshiis nabadgelyo ku wada noolaasho ah la galeenWalaalahooda
Isaaq maadaama ay dowladii dhexe ee wadanku burburtay,Halka soomaaliland
ka sheegatay iney wadan gooniya noqotay.
Sidaan la wada socono madaxweyhii maamulkan waqooyiga ee kal hore
Marxuum Maxamed Ibrahim Cigaal wuxuu booqasho ku tegay magaalada
Burco kumana riyoon marna inuu Laascaanood oon waxba u jirin tago
Sababtuna waxay aheyd wuxuu ka dheregsanaa, kuna qanacsanaa qadiyada
Dadka Dhulbahante iyo Warsangeli. Waxa wax lagu qoslo ah codbixintii
Gooni isu taaga Soomiland (Referundam) oon laba keenin goboladaa
aan Kor ku soo sheegnay ay xukuumada hargeyso sheegtay in 97% dadku
isku raaceen yes aan kala go’a Soomaaliya!
Madaxweyne isku sheega xukuumadaan wuxuu isagoon ka Fiirsan booqasho
ku tegay Laascaanood taasoon ogeyn wixii ka soo raacay,Intaa kuma
qancine wuxuu yiri waxaan xukun degdega ku soo rogay goboladaa Iyaga
ah taasoo la garan waayay wuxuu awalba u hayay ee uu ka jarayay.
Sidoo kale tanina waa yaabe waxa maanta taagan waxaan soo sugayaa
Xuduudaha Soomaaliland oo runtii ah arin lagu qoslo waa xagee xadka
uu Ka hadlayaa, itaalkeedase ma hayaa mise ujeedada ka dambeysaa
waa In qabiilada deriska ah leysku dhufto.
sharafta lehow waxa is weydiin leh
1- Taariiqda Soomaalidu ma waxay ka bilaabantay 1884
2- Hadii Britishkii ku qeybiyay diiday aqoonsigaaga
miyaaney jawaab kuugu fileyn
3- Hadaad xaq u yeelatay inaad Somaliya ka godo, miyaanan anigu
Xaq u laheyn inaan ka mid ahaado?
4- Hadaad xaq u yeelatay inaad qabiil isku raacdo maxaad uga gubaneysaa
Inaan qabiilkaan ka dhashay wax la qeybsado
Waxa dhamaan jawaabaha su’aalahan iyo qaar la mid ah jawaabtooda
looga Fadhiyaa dadka ka soo jeeda Qabiilada isaaqa ee aaminsan kala
goynta Soomaaliya, mise giraantu waxaaney ka maarmeyn nimaan shantu
Sharci kaama celiyo.
United we stand, Divided we fall
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