Pale and Rose

by Alif Daoud

If a new spirit is to be infused into the struggle of the Western Sahara people, there is one thorny and contentious reform which must be tackled, and that is the reconstruction of the Polisario front. The pale and rose face of our organization bespeaks canker and atrophy of our struggle soul. A virile new Polisario Front cannot continue indefinitely to be traduced in ears of the International Community by the effete term of the West, brazenly masquerading as "Peaceful Movement."

When the Voice of the Saharawi people is heard along the Moroccan wall of shame, that is better far and infinitely less ludicrous to hear than the "UN" priggish, inflated, inhibited peace process.

While freely conceding that the "United Nations" exhibited certain features which one may be inclined to deplore, we must, I think, agree that a certain curtailment of the UN powers is an unavoidable concomitant of the Saharawi people fate, and that the rigors which the Polisario Front was found to undergo have to be amply followed in the sphere of concrete achievement.

A mass of void decisions falls upon the facts like soft sand, blurring the outline and covering up all the details. The great hindrance of clear way out of this crisis is the No-war- no-peace situation. When there is a gap between our real and our declared aims, we are going to stay instinctively in that gap and that is the pale and rose face we are showing the world.
We played politics and we put our destiny in the hands of the "United Nations". In our age there is no such thing as "keeping out of politics." All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.
When the general atmosphere is bad, one must inevitably suffer. I should expect to find - this is a guess which I have not sufficient knowledge to verify - that the Polisario Front innate capacities have all deteriorated in the last ten or fifteen years, as a result of its political quietism.
We have to eschew the use of outright politics in our struggle and coin our aims with the voice of our weapons, first and foremost.

--------------Este texto expresa la opinion del autor y no de los moderadores del foro.

1 comentario:

Abdalla dijo...

Es una pena ver la cara pálida actual del Polisario comparada con los tiempos gloriosos que ha tenido nuestra lucha hasta 1991,año en que nos han cortado las alas y hemos confiado en la política donde nuestros políticos suspenden en todo,porque no están preparados y donde los marroquies nos ganan con diferencia.La lucha armada es la única alternativa para el pueblo saharaui que no debe estar mirando los dirigentes de la ONU cambiando de mandatos y mintiendo al pueblo saharaui cada vez que visiten a los campamentos.