Most people today have heard about the genocide in Rwanda. 20 years later, Rwanda can show us how to forgive and live on. The Hut and Tutsis are two, not so different, ethnics that live in Rwanda together. The people were classified as two different ethnics when really there isn’t any difference, only one is generally taller (Johnson 1). The tension and history between the Hut and Tutsis rivalry shocked the 20th century, thought to have never been forgivable. The Hut’s had a lot of revulsion towards the Tutsis and they have men enemies.
It was a dynamic volcano ready to explode. The climax of this volcanic hatred erupts in the 1 994, in which Hut militias targeted Tutsis, resulting in a 100-day massacre, slaughtering between 800,000 and 1 million Tutsis (Johnson 1 Now 20 years later, is it possible to forgive? For years after the genocide, the Hut’s and Tutsis have lived in an awkward state of mind. For years they have lived a non-social relationship with each other. Who would blame them? It was split between the predators and the victim survivors (Forgiving The Rwanda Genocide 1).
Evil amongst the innocent The scared with memories and the ashamed convicts living with each other. One would say, of course! Right? Why would the victims befriend someone that was part of slaying their dad? Killing their mother? Killing their brother? Annihilating their family? Would you forgive to bring peace in the world 20 years later? Imagine your family being killed right in front of you. Imagine living without your parents forever and instantly becoming an orphan. Imagine life without the one you love most. Now, imagine not frighten anymore, knowing that something like this mass murder will never append again.
Imagine your life growing and moving forward in the future. That’s what the Rwanda need. They need freedom to live with themselves. F they don’t bring peace an eruption can happen again. An event so terrible and catastrophic wouldn’t want to be repeated. The only way to prevent this from happening in Rwanda again, is to help the victim survivor’s forgive. Less definitely not an easy task, but it can be done. A model we need to support, is “The Rwanda program”. The program wants the people of Rwanda to unite with each other and disc-engage in hatred and fear.