Post Mortem

Are our leaders missing the bus?

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 10/24/2019 12:03:27 PM IST

 Though a latecomer on social media it seems most of our leaders both from the National and civil society platforms do not have a clue as to the pulse of the Nagas today.

On most online polls I have come across (Yes it is not scientific) if one does not factor in factional, community or regional biases most young Nagas who are not only our future leaders but also our only future have one prominent view. The majority don’t want stopgap measures or solutions most want our leaders to stop talking to India or Burma instead talk among yourselves and rebuild our own houses leaving all egos and agendas aside first.

Even with a very loud minority spewing hate and division on social media and mainstream media for whatever skewed view of the Naga situation they have a silent majority want you our leaders to first build bridges before taking another step even if it means sacrificing some more time or even blood if necessary.

The youth may not have forgotten the blood spilled by all sides within the Naga family but most enlightened young Nagas have definitely forgiven for the greater good. Just to make it a bit clearer no one’s hands are clean period. It is only a loud self-serving minority that are bent on digging the past without realizing that the more you dig the further from the light you go.

One amazing thing I found on one to one interactions on social media platforms and outside is that those who have lost most are willing to forgive the most. So for all those listening to the cacophony of hate by those who have lost the least, I beseech you don’t be mislead for those who have lost the most know the most about the cost of division within the family.

I know some of you our leaders will definitely read this so I humbly beg you to read the signs. It is the future who will decide how you will be remembered so it would be prudent to listen to them. We know how much you have sacrificed we don’t want your legacy to be tainted. We want you to plant a tree that provides shade and rest long after you are gone even though you might not share the fruits toady. If you would rather plant tomatoes which you can enjoy today but which will be definitely uprooted by someone wiser who wants to plant an apple or a walnut tree then no one can stop you. Whatever step you take history will judge you wether kindly or harsly is up to you. Kuknalim

Aotemjen Jamir


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