Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, April 20th, 2018

No Unity, No Victory

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No Unity, No Victory

What is unity? Unity is the act of joining together and working together as a communion unit in order to achieve common goal. When all the people of a nation join together and work collectively for the well being of the country, it is called national unity. In fact, there is a common Law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish. Promotion of this feeling is crucial to lead the nation or the world towards its progress, prosperity and sincere brotherhood. It can increase national trust, love and enable to the nation to put efforts in elimination of like corruption, discrimination and violence. It gives people sense of security for they are able to know each other better and understand each other’s sensitivity. It can unite and promotes co-operation and opens opportunity to excellence. People residing in Afghanistan, somewhat, belong to different castes, religion and ethnic origins. This diversity of caste, colors, religions, languages and cultures is our own identity. They are like different flowers in a garden. The beauty of the garden lies in the varieties of its flowers and fragrance. This is the unique feature of Afghanistan. Whatever caste, creed, culture and customs we follow, we are all Afghani the beautiful flowers of the same garden. We should think that the progress of the country is our own progress, the pain of our neighbor our own pain and if somebody is victimized by act of terror tomorrow will be our turn. Thus, we should understand the concept of unity in diversity - the main basis to strengthen the feeling of unity among. According to national and international law, the first important principle of peaceful life is equity and equality regardless of their race, language, culture, color, religion and gender.
We have to cross these barriers and cultivate a new culture of communion, love of neighbor and real unity beginning from coaching children in new Afghanistan. The new generation should reach this understanding that. Building a great united nation largely depends on its heads and leaders. We have to remember to vote for a leader who unites, not divides, a leader who encourages diversity, not racism, a leader who is recognized not unknown, a leader who strongly determined against terrorism, opium and corruptions, a leader who says what they intend, keeps their word and does not lie to their people. We need to choose a leader who supports the true freedom of speech, not censorship a leader who will not only bail out banks and airlines, but also families who compelled to move to other countries, a leader who can prioritize the big national issues, not like kids playing with sub-issues, a leader who is strong, confident and Intelligent, but not sly and the one who understands the needs of all citizens equally -- not only a specific tribe. Finally the leaders and heads must be selected on the basis of meritocracy not traditional dependencies so that he can unite entire unities and remove the name of Afghanistan from all shameful things.
The cultural foundation of Afghanistan should be rebuilt on the basis of love not hatred. It is time for establishment of a culture to teach young people early on that in diversity there is love, beauty and there is strength. It is time that political literature should be reformed and not uses any harsh self-hatred words, which are not good practices for national unity and shaky democracy of this country. Political language must be designed to unite the unities, races and mutual understanding; any unity which does not have its origin in the multitudes is tyranny. In fact, Unity in diversity is a concept of "unity without uniformity and diversity without fragmentation that shifts focus from unity based on a mere tolerance of physical, cultural, linguistic, social, religious, political, ideological and/or psychological differences towards a more complex unity based on an understanding that difference enriches human interactions."Unity in diversity" is a popular motto within and among nation states, and also in political and social movements. But the deep feeling of unity is not formed by motto or speeches it is beyond words and also concepts.

In order to contribute for the national unity, all citizens especially media, are responsible to abandon the notions of 'otherness' and embrace 'togetherness'. We should learn from other developed nations  how to live peacefully and learn that Allah is one, the one sun shines to all equally, the goal is one and we have one country with one common interest and common troubles. We cannot achieve something if we are not united. The world is no longer white, black, yellow and brown etc. Through love, tribes have been intermixing colors to reveal a new rainbow world. And as more time passes, this racial and cultural blending will make it harder for humans to side with one race, nation or religion over another. Therefore, practical wisdom should be used to abandon any cultural, social, religious, tribal, and racial beliefs leading to disunity. This is the only way to evolve as equal Afghan citizens. Segregation is a word of the past. Only unity is synonymous to victory if there is no unity, no victory.

Mohammad Zahir Akbari is the newly emerging writer of the Daily Outlook Afghanistan. He can be reached at mohammadzahirakbari@ gmail.com

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