South Sudan and ‘The Lion’s Cheer’!

By Akut Francis

I read updates regularly from these streets and noticed that updates with a political information are responded to with 249994 insulting comments in less than ‘Juba-Konyo Konyo’ minutes. All that is required is to have the name of Jon Pen, Gai Mayen, KiiRiek or even God (maximumly blamed for being God) and all middle fingers rush to the keypads to spew insults. 

When an update is given on Tribalism or how the ‘SPLMayardit’ has rounded up and messed South Sudan from their ‘hats to our huts and hearts’ – it gets only 2 likes, comments and a trillion invisible (dislikes). Why? Because we think it is none of our business to fight CORRUPTION and all its other 500,000,000 siblings.

Boasting and chest-thumping that our person beat the other’s person as we gloat, “We” won the Fight, or “Our Tribe” is superior, better or, in Power; sadly is the meal of the day for most South Sudanese. 



Letsl us visit one of Aesop’s fables (The Lion’s Share): The Lion once went hunting along with the Fox, the Jackal, and the Wolf. They hunted and they hunted till at last they surprised a Stag, and soon took its life. 

Then came the question how the spoil should be divided. “Quarter me this Stag,” roared the Lion; so the other animals skinned it and cut it into four parts. Then the Lion took his stand in front of the carcass and pronounced judgment: “The first quarter is for me in my capacity as King of Beasts, the second is mine as arbiter. Another share comes to me for my part in the chase; And as for the fourth quarter, well, as for that matter, I should like to see which of you will dare lay a paw upon it”.

“Humph,” grumbled the Fox as he walked away with his tail between his legs; but he spoke in a low growl. “You may share the labours of the great, but you will not share the spoil Banydit”.

Sadly, time will come when we will all get poorer and we will have nothing left to eat but the RICH. 


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