The title of this thread came out of recent discussions and reflections from the newly released Keith Harmon Snow report about bogus asylum seekers and the lives they ruin. If you haven’t read it yet, you need to. It’s also a reference to the cultural pop fiction book where fiction is packaged as non-fiction, and sold for readers’ enjoyment or perhaps readers’ guilt. And I say “pop fiction” not to take away from the “survivors'” pain or to be insensitive, but because of the linear thinking that’s been packaged and sold to millions all over the world. You know, that extreme Hutus planned and executed a genocide against Tutsis and moderate Hutus?
It’s almost impossible for anyone to imagine what it must be like to have gone through and survived the Rwandan tragedy. But imagine that a person who somehow managed to survive, whose only care is his/her family and their wellbeing, is wrongly accused of having taken part in the tragedy after years and years spent trying to rebuild his or her life. The person is completely humiliated, he or she becomes a social outcast, and then comes the incarceration. This must be devastating. Did I mention that this person is innocent and has been wrongly accused?
Yet, no matter how difficult it may have been to survive the tragedies, and how difficult it must have been to re-build his/her life, it can quickly come crumbling down just by the use of one label. The one label that the appropriate “survivors” have that gives them license to ruin other unrecognized “survivors'” lives. It’s not enough that some of these recognized survivors aren’t even real survivors, just opportunists taking advantage of a socially repulsive situation.
It is highly disturbing how easily one’s life can be ruined just by that one label alone. Genocidaire. Just like that. And for non-survivors who have seen past the propaganda, the label becomes, “negotionist.” And just like that, you too have been heaped into the same category as the genocidaires. I know some trolls have tried it, but it doesn’t work much online. Usually it just looks stupid, like the trolls have no argument. And they don’t have to have an argument in real life, or evidence, or anything. Just that label.
If they don’t like what you say, they’ll just reach into their pockets and pull out their little handy dandy genocidaire/negationist label. It’s as ridiculous as it is outrageous. But it works for them and they know it. Which is why they use it so carelessly. Isn’t it ironic that the labels are applied to those who oppose and challenge the RPF propaganda along with RPF agents, sympathizers, and apologists?
If we don’t like what you do, or what you’re about, or who you are, we wish to inform you that we intend to ruin your life…successfully.
It appears that this type of social discrimination has become a fad, and you’re nobody if you haven’t accused someone of being a genocidaire or a negationist, cause it’s the cool thing to do. Even though you know it’s not true, and that you’re potentially ruining someone’s life, but the benefits of being considered a hero, a survivor, or a brave person, as hollow as they are, are just too good to pass up and do the right thing.
Get a life people. Basing your lies on ruining innocent people’s lives is NOT what’s hot in the streets.