Rwanda Vs Rwanda
An apple split in half is still an apple. Likewise, an orange divided by two equal parts are both still an orange.
In lieu, two-halves of the same object cut down the grain will always equal one whole. Simply put two fractional parts equal one-half of a whole. You got it?
To split an object, by most standard definitions, is to forcibly break it into two parts, especially into halves or along the grain. If you forcibly break an object into two pieces, you still have one object, but can the object function after the split?
Let’s take a look at the human brain which has two separate sides aka hemispheres that perform different tasks, but is still connected by the corpus callosum.
We’ve established that the left and right hemisphere of the brain have separate functions. The left side of the brain controls the right-side of the body as well as logic. The right-side of the brain controls the left-side of the body as well as creativity.
If cut in half, whether through an accident or surgery, can humans fully function with a split brain? Or will they likely be thrown into a war against “the self” with each hemisphere having its own separate perception, concept and impulse to act? Some would consider this scenario as organized chaos, and they would be right.
Likely, the instigator of the Rwanda Genocide wanted to see the parallel of splitting the brain into two equal parts to see if it would survive. And yes, it did survive but with mass casualties.
For years I never understood the reason Rwanda raged such a brutal battle against itself until the movie “Sometimes In April” answered my question.
Of all the battles fought in world history, I think this was the most frustrating.
So, here you have one race of people, the Tutsi and the Hutu who share the same language, culture, and religion in Rwanda. Then along came the spider, say around 1916 and bam! A colonization of racial classification and exploitation was introduced by the Belgium forces and what was the result? Rwanda Vs Rwanda.
Post instigation maybe around 1959 or so, after the seed had been planted, Belgium did what most hell raisers do, they watched from the side-line while handing the reign of control to the Hutu majority people.
Subsequently striking a nerve with the Tutsi people and the tension between the Hutu and the Tutsi was now a full grown tree.
Years of animosity between the two parties just growing; thicker than any Baobab tree I’ve ever seen.
By elevating the Tutsi over the Hutu, resentment and hatred continued brewing in the community, eventually leading to one of the deadliest short wars in world history.
As Rwanda became an independent state in 1962 many people who resisted the growing tension between the two groups were forced into exile.
By 1988 rebel movements began forming whose sole purpose was to reclaim the homeland. A homeland who once shared the same culture and religion.
Around 1990 the violence in Rwanda was well underway with “both Tutsi and Hutu citizens of Rwanda fighting, slaughtering and killing each other.
My heart hurts just thinking about it! A 100 day war commenced on April 7, 1994 between Rwanda citizens against Rwandan citizens with a report of close to a million Rwandans killed during the genocide. And for what? All because the brain was separated from the corpus callosum.
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