Sultana of Samaroon
somalis need to let go of the past and move on. prob easy for me to say as a privileged westerner but im not lying.The thing I hate the most about qabil is that it stops Somalis from being self-critical. It's always that other qabils fault. We're never going to solve our problems if we can't self reflect as a whole.
It's true, that's why I've been against the politics of my Ali Saleeban MJ subclan. Jealousy and bitterness is what lead to them, to kill President Sharmarke, and it's again those same reasons, that they join terrorist groups and go against PL at times.The thing I hate the most about qabil is that it stops Somalis from being self-critical. It's always that other qabils fault. We're never going to solve our problems if we can't self reflect as a whole.
The government, Somali police, Somali rescue forces these can be created. Theres no need to be a nomad in 2017...Individualism doesn't exist in Somali culture. It's not possible to rely on yourself. Where would you find quality grazing land if you didn't depend on anyone? Who wouldn't grant you water access? Who will defend you if your livestock herd was stolen? Who would help you if you went through a harsh drought? Find me a pastoral nomadic culture anywhere in the world without clans.
It can't be worse than what we already deal with.As corny as it may sound: the grass isn't always greener on the other side. Individualism (in the extreme) also has many pitfalls of its own. Just look at some aspects of 'Western culture' as a reference. In your seemingly noble attempt to eradicate something you deem as harmful...you risk losing central components of the Somali identity/way of life as well. The answer lies in balance, I guess (hence probably why many here emphasize the difference between qabil & qabyaalad).
Educating the next generation is a good idea. At home you are taught Qabiil very well but not math or something fucking important. As a consequence we have been in the West for 27 years now and counting, yet, every community has passed us.We can change if we teach to the next gen of somalis