You do not discuss your time, you live it! It is quite often that when we ask the slightest question about the moral and societal drifts of our current world, we hear this sentence that would be binding, domineering and without recourse. Moreover, it is precisely his absolutist character that gives us food for thought. For it seems to us to be humanly beneficial and intellectually healthy to know which of man or time determines the other, in time, space, content and meaning.
Thus asking, the question seems to return to the age-old dispute about the conception of the world and the origins of life. However, there is no need to have studied philosophy or metaphysics at length and no need to have made old bones to reach the conclusion that, through the unchallengeable temporality, it is man who marks his era, by exercising the extent of his dominion through his life choices. The era, apparently unattainable and profound, is now conceivable, structure able, perfectible and even reproducible.
Fortunately, moreover! Men, precisely us Cameroonians, can thus return to that time of happy memory during, which we could boast of having friends in all the tribes of Cameroon. This not so distant era, during which speaking the greatest number of our multiple national languages, having enjoyed the delicious cooking specialities of the most distant parts of our country, and having travelled through all our regions were reasons for legitimate pride. Proclaiming one's origins did not unleash the wrath of shunning, did not trigger a slide of catcalls. Proclaiming one's origins aroused curiosity, aroused sympathy and invited communion.
The children that we have never ceased to be, still cherish the memory of the pleasant moments spent at the neighbour's from elsewhere. We had the feeling of being an integral part of his household, because we enjoyed the same affection that he gave to his own offspring. Our desire for curiosity was only satisfied by sharing the sociological intimacy of the other. The resulting mix acted as a regulator of possible misunderstandings, while guaranteeing the safety of the community. Many of these fraternities of opportunity show a longevity that still resists the distance and the wear of time.
You cannot argue with the times, you say? Perhaps so! Rather than letting this immateriality, which has emerged from the confines of our unconscious, impose a look and feel on us that is far from being appropriate to our quest for the thousand and one colours of fraternity, the urgent need is to return to our roots.
Faced with the galloping globalization of moral perversion an introduction to the removal of the human spirit, faced with the vicious tetanisation of our intelligences by algorithmic digitization, faced with ideological movements calling for the civility of our desires for socialization, let us not present ourselves as submissive victims. We must and we can repress this captious tendency, which pushes to abandon our diversity, source of enrichment, leaven of solidarity. Likewise, let us endorse the diversity of our tribal ties, a source of cohesion and full eclosion.
Let us therefore, bring back to the present, this harmony of yesterday, which was neither a provocative slogan, nor a painful reminder. Since living together has always been a constitutive element of our collective genetic data, which each of the previous generations enrich through its multiple encounters with compatriots from different horizons, it is up to us to perpetuate the tradition. It is up to us, who have experienced this era, to pass it on to our children.
With the decisive support of our soldiers who experience the benefits of the precious contributions of the plurality of our tribes on a daily basis, and molded together in the crucible of citizenship, we must all maintain, carry high and defend with all our strength, this legendary living together which has forged the reputation of our people and our country, in this era of restructuring of ancestral societal values.
Navy Captain ATONFACK GUEMO,
Head of Division Communication - MINDEF
06.12 | 17:52
Initiative à encourager. Merci et bravo aux promoteurs du mouvement 👏👏
03.12 | 09:31
Buenas tardes, encantado de saludarte. Soy Jose
Quería escribirte porque me ha parecido interesante comentar contigo la posibilidad de que tu negocio aparezca cada mes en periódicos digitales como not
30.11 | 11:53
Bonjour Mme et toutes mes félicitations,
Je suis à Douala, je suis à la recherche de votre tisane. Avez-vous une représentation à Douala. Sinon comment faire pour avoir régulièrement votre produit.
28.11 | 21:45
Vive la folie de la littérature