Dreams Might Come True after Getting Rights

Muawad Mustafa Rashid

I don’t dream 0 like some others – to collect money or become a business partner or have a new career or obtain a new car or own a nice apartment.

I dream to wake up to find the abbreviation IDPs removed from the Sudanese dictionary.

I dream to see all the IDPs in their home villages.

I dream to see Sudanese of all ages get quality and free education, and primary health care, and be able to cover their daily expenses.

I dream that we bring an end to hate speech and the domination of tolerance among all the components of the Sudanese community.

Look! I did not say that I am dreaming that Sudan takes part in World Cup Tournament, a dream perceived by many as unattainable and possible for some others in years to come if we only plan for it well like other nations.

In short, I dream to see Freed, Peace, and justice implemented on the ground.

A guy from the developed world was said to have asked another man from the third world about what his dreams are?

“A decent house, lucrative job, and wife” replied the man.

“These are your rights, I mean your dreams?” reiterated the first many.

Man is always expected to respect his mind, and potential and realize that he is a citizen with rights and duties.

He should draw a line between his dreams and rights.

Dreams might come true after getting rights or a secure and safe house provided with the basic needs and services.

He can yet dream of a decent job according to his qualifications and according to affiliations.

He can dream after the marriage of a good environment to have and raise children.

Is that too much for a resident to perform his duties and beyond whenever asked?

We have the right to wonder: Who made them see their rights as dreams?

One may be quick to blame governments’ policies.

But we would like to argue that it is the opportunists, who are all over media outlets, promoting those upstairs to always maintain the wrong persons in the right place; in respect comes decision-making.

Those opportunists are misleading the citizens by depicting that their rights, now perceived as dreams, will not come true unless they are more obedient, and overlook being robbed of their potential and messing in their names.

Those flatterers, almost characterized by being smart, mentally-retarded, good at kissing up to people, misleading and complimenting, have yielded nothing but squandered their rights.

A bootlicker was said to be ready to swallow his pride to gain the heart of the chief of the village (Umda). The bootlicker found no other way to the heart of the Umda except to serve his donkey, feeding it every day, preparing it for the Umda, and cleaning its stable regularly.

We have thousands of similar guys who are ready to swallow their feelings of pride. They are not preparing mounts for chiefs to ride, but they are yes officials to mount the residents, they are not cleaning stables, but filling everywhere with their rubbish, justifying their stooping down to officials as being in charge of some committees.

Is it reasonable for residents to expect rights from such committees to consider their rights for years?

Can you imagine citizens expecting their rights to be provided drop by drop whereas resources are enough for all if distributed fairly?

Would it be sensible for people to expect rights from a bootlicker?

The stripes of the latter are the ones that have contaminated people’s minds with perceptions to see their rights as dreams.

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