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Subject: Re: Can Tribal Fright be Eradicated once and for all?

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Date Posted: Mon, Oct 30 2006, 02:26:45pm
In reply to: Fr. Robert Plews Laka, SVD 's message, "Can Tribal Fright be Eradicated once and for all?" on Tue, Oct 17 2006, 01:56:55am

Very interesting topic raised in this forum. Tribal fight has been an hindrance to development and flow of services to our people in the province. While we enjoy the bright lights of the city, and access the internet, our people still survive day by day by working the land.

Most services since independence have gone backwards like other because of tribal fights, and it is an issue that needs to be be addressed.

They say, "you can tell the difference between a mature person and an immature person by the way they handle possible conflict situations". For instance, a guy who bashes his wife in the public because of a minor difference shows that he is immature and dont know who to solve his problem.

Take a look around our province and you see immaturity taking a centre stage everywhere, even educated people seem to be immature in handing problems. A degree or PHD, or pubic hair for that matter does not make one person mature, it is the attitude and discipline of an individuals approach towards life in general and in this case, how to solve problems with ease and walk on in life shows the maturity of a person.

One thing i had in mind in solving this problem is to embark on conflict resolution courses. COnflict resolution courses.

I am an Engan and i have thought of the kind of attitude that we display sometimes display animalistic attitudes, maybe because we live with pigs we tend to naturally get some of their attitudes. A pig when, washed will always return to the mud. This can be compared to the way we destroy government services. SOmething good for the people but, we destroy it, maybe because we have unknowingly picked up that kind of behaviour from pigs.

If someone closely sit down and work out our behaviour, i believe we will see a lot of those attitudes and behaviours are picked from animals, that might be the reason why trouble fighting becomes and issue in the province.

The only way to approach this issue is to help people with conflict resolution techniques. I agree, educated elites of the province should get together and discuss something too.

One thing i forgot, educated people are behind the current trouble fights in the province. Educated people are supplying guns and ammunition to their brothers to kill each other. I was approached by my tribe several times to buy a gun for them, i told them that i dont believe in guns. If i buy a gun, i am actually killing my own blood brother. So you see, educated people also need to understand this, because they are also actively involved in the tribal fights.


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Date Posted: Mon, Oct 30 2006, 04:11:35pm

Cool_guy1 and all,
A fine cut there. Thank you.

There's a ton of experiences, personal tragedies (as documented here and elsewhere) shipwrecks in educational opportunities for aspiring youngsters and what have you that we can talk about which are closely linked to this social evil.

It cannot be argued further that, there's a "bag of horizontally developed" so-called educated elites from the province, who in their short-sightedness are or have been sponsoring the murder and destruction of their very own. ( Ipa mangen eiitapala de nege generation). This generation needs "vertical human development" to be levelheaded and carry their life in a suitable manner.

That is why we need a like-minded group who needs to take the bull by his horns and wrestle with it till we see some twilight at the end of the tunnel. The agenda for this group should not be for any personal glory but for "personal satisfaction and fulfillment” to see lives and societies changed evident in respect (for fellow men and properties) progress and ethical re-generation.

I am nominating Fr. Robert Plews Laka to be the Interim- Chairman to mobilize and set this into motion. It is imperative that someone takes ownership of an initiative like this, so I am not precluding anything in my choice here. This is essential.

Thank you,

Naipelam Tange – Upper Ambum

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