Martyrs and Patriotic cause

Martyrs and Patriotic cause
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Donia Al watan

Mhammad Aljundi

A lot of political leaders get proud with a big number of martyrs. Some even felicitate instead of consoling with a martyr. That is amazing and sorrowful. First, it is fully harmful to felicitate with death. Second, it is normal to respect and exalt a martyr, not only because he has died for a cause but also because, in his death, he has done something for the cause.

In 1936, Palestinian people has paid a precious blood in defending the country but the sectarianist leaders have wasted the great sacrifices in endorsing them to the then Arab rulers. The martyrs of 1936 are exalted in the memory of the Palestinian people but this does not cover that the precious blood was wasted.

A leader that is sticking to a patriotic cause must be also sticking to the life of militants. Life is not so cheap that to be wasted only for someone to get proud. People who will victory for their cause must be attached to life. Of course, there is line between cowardice and courage. Cowards don’t have cause but, to have a cause, courage people don’t waste life. Dead people can’t have a cause. Where has gone the blood of Palestinian intifadas (uprisings)? Sure, they did not want the present situation.

Maybe the disaster come from the enemy. So, the massacres came from American mercenaries in countries of “Arab” spring or in other countries. Here the victims are martyrs but not to the account of anybody. Political forces may help to alleviate and to resist the heavy blow. But resistance is not giving more gratuitous victims. Resistance must take people and foreign conditions in consideration. Weak resistance is to the interest of the aggressor. Here the militants are very precious and wasting them harms not only the present but also the future of the cause.

In Arab land the liberation movement experiences were mostly frustrating. The Algerian revolution of 1954 was great and could liberate the country after more than century of serfdom. Yet, after independence, the country has fallen in disorder. The other Arab countries went generally under American hegemony and stayed weak and underdeveloped. They face aggression with tribal resistance that take them back under the same influence. Now, the sectarian invading wave is faced essentially with traditional resistance, i.e. with sectarian tools.

Till now, it is not generally understood that the occupation in the last century of Palestine was paving step to reoccupy the Middle East. Middle-Eastern wars could not do the job, so, it was used the sectarian wave. From 1920 on the region has given millions of victims and the majority were wasted, either misused in the battles of independence and of social demands or “sold” in the interest of political chieftains. It results that foreign hegemony stayed and occupation extended and there is more than occupation, there is subversion and driving people away.

Of course, martyrs must be exalted but now and in the past, the cause requires that life is precious and sacrifices must have price. Gratuitous victims are to the interest of the enemy. Also, people must know who the enemy is.    

Martyrs must carry out liberation, if not, sure, the sacrifices are misused