Camerounese have done and are doing everything to fuel Anglophone consciousness. In spite of numerous calls from moderate Anglophone leaders for the “two Camerouns” to sit at the table to introspect and chart the way forward, there has been the mistaken belief by some fascist Camerounese that brute violence would do the trick. Till date, some are still under the illusion that sadism and killings are the unique option. SORRY!
One should have liked to see the oneness and indivisibility of Cameroun pragmatically. But truth be told, we see the opposite on a daily basis. What is all the worse, even official rhetoric has not been any helpful.
And so do we hear about “froidement assassinés” these days. When war was declared against Boko Haram, soldiers were either “tués” or “égorgés”. In the case of a war against Anglophones, Camerounese are unanimous that soldiers killing Anglophones are assassinated on the battlefield pursuant to a war they declared.
No-one needs to teach even a first degree imbecile that war means killing; and that there are inevitably casualties on both sides in every war. Under those circumstances, the term assassination is inappropriate generally; much less can it apply to any one side. An elementary notion of warfare is that you kill or you are killed: “kill or be killed” is the military jargon.
Those irrational attitudes only do drive moderate Anglophones into radicalism. And the situation gets more and more exacerbated by the apparent tacit official approval of private unhelpful utterances; and all the worse by official echoing.
It is regrettable that God gave us a land flowing with milk and honey; but we have, through greed and linguistic divide, transformed it into a land flowing with blood and beer. Yet in the hopeless expectation of escaping God’s wrath! Where “Thou shall not kill” has been repealed by a constitutional amendment!