What every Activist in Uganda has to know.
This is my country where freedoms are just on a piece of paper nothing more! you express them, you’re wrong! yes , the government and your fellow oppressed will condemn you to the grave. it matters not whether your cause is a genuine one for all. It matters not how hurt you are or tortured your face looks. They will say you did not follow the law. You were on a selfish mission they say, it is about you. They forget, that just like the majority, you cannot get quality healthcare without huge sums. Quality Education is for those with deep pockets. And what remains of the poor is matter of fact the poorest.
It causes one to stop and ponder- who gains if we all keep mum? Us the oppressed or the oppressor? what is then the trade value for our silence? is it peace, development, freedom, is it better health facilities or freedom of association! In my country, a few will struggle for the reins, many on the fence with judgement, a few on the wheel and certainly majority in the wagon. Self perfectionism feels our fellow oppressed who are convinced it is well on their part. Never will the biblical “first remove a speck from your eye” speak to them. they are learned, have some comfort, yeah! a lot seems to be okay.
In Uganda, you speak, you are mad, you demonstrate- you are crazy. You go to the bush- you are a rebel, well, you win, you set the rules and they all praise your heroism.
My name is Tiffany Martínez. As a McNair Fellow and student scholar, I’ve presented at national conferences in San Francisco, San Diego, and Miami. I have crafted a critical reflection piece that w…
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