Somalis are in this debacle because of luck of sight beyond
today. A sincere look and respect of public opinions is always
missing in all camps, but Arta Group led by Abdulqasim has
carried to a new high of absurdity.
opportunism is the card of the game! Arta politicians and
their supporters never question the integrity of the myths
and perceptions they are basing their lament! The old policies
of the successive regimes of Somalia created a lament that
keeps crushing every step. Instead of avoiding the system
and policies that created the lament in the first place, if
we read his actions, Abdulqasim is chasing the shadow of his
old master and mentor in a dwindling, curved fast track.
endorsing the ingredients of a fallacy, Arta group points
fingers to the other side, whether it is a self-deception
or gross self-absorption! To their narrow mind, their inept
failures must be the working of foreign hands or at best big
name personalities! It would never be the regular Somali who
is being alienated, by all sides! Anybody who is against their
gross disregard to the reality is working and paid by the
enemies of Somalia! In every argument they raise, either they
are threatening or labeling other legitimately concerned citizens
of Somalia! They closed themselves in a dark cave, and lost
sight in the process! In one of the most famous metaphors
Plato wrote about a man chained in a cave; unable to see outside
all he could know of the world beyond his prison was what
he was able to deduct from the shadows that were projected
on the wall by whatever passed; comparably Abdulqasim is a
prisoner of his own; prejudices, history, perceptions and
know only what his nomadic impulses of extreme volatiles expose
to him! He sees only what he wants to see! Relates to the
only form of regime he knows! Abdulqasim can't differentiate
the differences between big name personalities/Warlords that
challenge his legitimacy and the Somali public at large that
frown from his claim of representing them! Off course the
public is not welcoming back the shortsighted warlords who
like him had a major hand in destroying Somalia, but that
itself does not warrant Arta Faction to self impose! It does
not warrant also UN assumption of; "any Government is better
then none" It amazes any credible human being to watch the
ignorance of Arta loyalists.
their confusion and ignorance arises from their inability
to differentiate the difference between belonging to a clan
and representing a clan! History seems has served nothing,
to teach and challenge the drummers and grasshoppers for they
continue the same bath that led to the end of a one-way tunnel.
of Arta Politicians is; "what Abdulqasim wants is what all
Somalis need!" Their sham alternative is the only alternative!
Have not we had through that mayhem? Somalia is the only place
in the world where power hungry minority groups can hijack
and silence the majority driven issues. It is unfortunate
that every while and then, few hundred gangs who share a common
interest, though drawn from different clans self impose on
the Somali Public. In Somalia, these groups have invented
a never heralded vicious cycle of political impasse.
from choosing the wrong procedure and process, Abdulqasim
had many choices, but he selected the only one he is expert
at and that is plundering once again Somalia's meager resources
and slandering the public by self-imposing with the help of
the usual gangs and distributing the public fund he received
from well intentioned friends of Somalia as perks to his loyalists!
Somalia's next generation should come up a different consciousness
compared to this mayhem! Next generation must be very pragmatic
and realistic with what one can take and offer. Most of all
next generation should listen, and listen and listen to the
yearnings of all the public. Arta's enemy is not me, you-the
reader or Egal, Shatigudud and Abdullahi Yusuf.
the hoax Arta folks would like every body to believe! Their
enemy is the unfulfilled yearnings and dreams of the Somali
public at large: Somalis want a fair system of governance.
A fair system of governance can only come from a fair procedure.
Arta was far from being a fair procedure. The outcome was
the result of unfair procedure and questionable participants!
Fact is, Abdulqasim's claim to the presidency of Somalia is
sham and joke to the eyes of all Somalis whether they are
supporters or opponents. The only honorable way Abdulqasim
can help Somalia is the abdication of the Presidential title.
always, Abdulqasim would only realize this, too late. His
blind supporters would ferment their lost dreams on ifs, if
this and that had happened, if so and so! Reading the writings
on the Wall, if…if…is already started! But it is never late
to right a wrong! Can he do it?!