You cannot argue with the times, you say? Perhaps so! Rather than letting this immateriality, which has emerged from the confines of our unconscious, impose a look and feel on us that is far from being appropriate to our quest for the thousand and one colours of fraternity, the urgent need is to return to our roots.
Faced with the galloping globalization of moral perversion an introduction to the removal of the human spirit, faced with the vicious tetanisation of our intelligences by algorithmic digitization, faced with ideological movements calling for the civility of our desires for socialization, let us not present ourselves as submissive victims. We must and we can repress this captious tendency, which pushes to abandon our diversity, source of enrichment, leaven of solidarity. Likewise, let us endorse the diversity of our tribal ties, a source of cohesion and full eclosion.
Let us therefore, bring back to the present, this harmony of yesterday, which was neither a provocative slogan, nor a painful reminder. Since living together has always been a constitutive element of our collective genetic data, which each of the previous generations enrich through its multiple encounters with compatriots from different horizons, it is up to us to perpetuate the tradition. It is up to us, who have experienced this era, to pass it on to our children.
With the decisive support of our soldiers who experience the benefits of the precious contributions of the plurality of our tribes on a daily basis, and molded together in the crucible of citizenship, we must all maintain, carry high and defend with all our strength, this legendary living together which has forged the reputation of our people and our country, in this era of restructuring of ancestral societal values.
Navy Captain ATONFACK GUEMO,
Head of Division Communication - MINDEF