... the tragedy in Eritrea has been not only socially engineered and carried out by the elite for a long duration, but is taken as a virtue to be proud of and keep for posterity. ... Hence, they are all culpable. Isaias cannot substitute Oedipus. Clearly, the reason for the so far eluding catharsis cannot be separated from the wish to attribute every crime in the land to Nsu, or the dictator.
Thus, the verdict of a collective self-blinding in a symbolic sense proposed here applies to all of us. The shame and indignity is such that, had such similar event happened in a country such as old Japan, the Samurai elite wound not have hesitated to commit a seppuku, a suicide by disembowelment with a short dagger. [view whole blog post ]