[EDITORIAL] The Rwandan spirit will always be more powerful than denial

There has been a lot of chatter on the social media scene, with most postings related to commemoration events of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

There has been a lot of chatter on the social media scene, with most postings related to commemoration events of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

While most of them were written in solidarity with victims and survivors of the Genocide, the usual crowd of deniers was on the prowl. The sadistic nature of their posts is a clear indication that if given a chance, they would unleash the Genocide again.

 

Talking while gnashing their teeth is all they are capable of, but it is understandable on one hand: The architects of the Genocide had 30 years to make something out of the country but they failed dismally.

 

Today the country they destroyed has risen from the ashes, the seeds of discord they sowed among the population have failed to germinate and a new generation of patriotic young actors is actively taking this country forward.

 

The frustrations one reads in the writings and utterances by deniers, perpetrators and their foreign supporters, is because they know very well they can do nothing about it, apart from spreading their hate to those who do not want to hear it.

A country that has managed to pull itself on its feet in such a short time definitely has the will and determination to safeguard its achievements. Rwanda paid the ultimate price but persevered, it is not a gang of dreamers who will shake its foundations or its will to protect its people.

1994 was a lesson well learnt, however bitter, but Rwandans are not held hostage by the past, but draw from it to chart a brighter future. They have no time to lose on social media rants.

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