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Linda Masarira opens up on protests and army killings

17 Jan 2019 at 09:33hrs | Views
In the midst of turmoil, if we are not careful and continue being driven by emotions we will realise that we killed what we were fighting for when it's too late to go back. What makes a state is the fact that citizens surrender their right to use violence against each other to it

This gives the state the monopoly over the use of violence hence it punishes those labelled criminal or who use violence against others thus maintaining order and protection of life and property.

However when people decide they no longer acknowledge the government, they then take back in principle their right to use violence and this results in state failure in the long run. Whereas people can always be justified to confronting and revolting against the establishment

what's in most cases overlooked is that the state will not bow down without using the force it deems necessary to cow the masses into submission because even in worst cases there will be some few who support the state for various reasons.

Wherever there have been successful revolts when the state had remained in full control of the violent machinery the human cost has been very great. Those who push for such bloody revolts mainly are the ones most secure

Those who will be at the receiving end of lawlessness if listened to would opt for peace not because they are happy under the repressive system but they just want a chance to live. When they shy away from these acts they are either beaten up by others.

and when the state forces come it doesn't discriminate between them and those pushing for violent change these are the people who are often killed in their houses or shot by stray bullets. Some of these are the innocent going about their private business

Their families miss them the most be conclude this thread by a proverb that says, "It's only when a fly lands on your scrotum that you will realise violence doesn't solve everything" We need peace in our resolve for a better Zimbabwe because  they know they died 4things they didn't believe in and the wounds they leave are very deep When we talk of violence by the state we must know that whatever government  comes after we remove another will still have monopoly over the use of violence

we must also know that the very same soldiers and police officers who are senselessly beating up & killing people will still be in the service of the next government. Violence begets violence & now is the time for all progressive Zimbabweans to denounce any form of violence

Thus when we call for violence let us be cognisant to the fact that it might also never end because no one wants to be humiliated hence even the most frail of man will also fight. Let us all play the role of being the peace makers and restoring sanity in our beloved

It is always better to be wise. No matter how sharp the axe is a little skill is needed to chop wood and one who uses a blunt axe no matter how skilled will use more energy. Everyone has a responsibility to ensure that we restore peace & sanity in our country

Let me conclude this thread by a proverb that says, "It's only when a fly lands on your scrotum that you will realise violence doesn't solve everything" We need peace in our resolve for a better Zimbabwe



Source - Linda Masarira
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