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Read Ï Une saison de machettes å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ñ ➶ [Reading] ➸ Une saison de machettes By Jean Hatzfeld ➫ – Sezon maczet to druga część trylogii Jeana Hatzfelda poświęconej ludobójstwu w Rwandzie W Nagości życia reporter LibératioOmniejszać swojej odpowiedzialności Opowiadają szczerze starając się po czasie zrozumieć sytuację która ich przerosła Jak stwierdza jeden z nich Trudno jest nas osądzić gdyż to co robiliśmy przekracza granice ludzkiej wyobraźni Sezon maczet to książka porażająca zwłaszcza kiedy wiemy że Ignace Pio Leopord i wszyscy inni po kilku latach wiezienia wrócili w rodzinne stron. This book is largely comprised of interviews from the men who perpetrated the 1994 genocide in Rwanda I definitely enjoyed the authenticity of hearing from e men themselves The author also inserts some background information and occasional observations about the nature of genocideI enjoyed several things about this book1 It gave me a great understanding of the historical background for the events in Rwanda2 It gave me a small sense of what it would have been like to be there during the events The book recorded mundane details like the killers' daily routines3 It probed the psychology and social mechanisms that would allow something like this to happen One factor for instance was the fact that people had to be personally involved in the killings or be perceived as sympathetic to the Tutsis In some cases they killed in order to avoid being killed This dynamic in turn seemed to develop because the killers wanted the guilt to be distributed They wanted everyone to be eually liable4 It probed the psychology of someone trying to escape the guilt of terrible things they have done it exposed the fact that many of the killers were not ultimately sore for what they did so much as they sought to minimize the conseuences As the book recorded it true repentance was hard to find or nonexistence Even after the fact it seemed like the men were trying to rationalize their actions and under the same circumstances would be fairly likely to do the same thing againAn excerpt from Pio one of the killersSeeking forgiveness is a natural thing Bestowing forgiveness is a huge thing But who today can decide this forgiveness Those who did nothing like the whites and such those who arrived too late behind he soldiers of the RPF coming home with their savings and their memories of revenge those who happened to elude death by sneaking into the papyrus Even the mama of the child who was cut what can she forgive in the name of her little one who is no longer here to be uestionedI see too many difficulties for us to exchange forgiveness on the hills Too many bad memories will grow again on the fine words like the Bush in the middle of a plantation Someone who grants you forgiveness on a day of mercy who can say he won't take it back some other day in anger because of a drunken suabble I can't imagine any forgiveness capable of drying up all this spilled blood I see only God to forgive me—it's why I asked that of Him every day Offering Him all my sincerity without hiding any of my misdeeds from Him I don't know if he says yes or no but I do know that I ask Him very personally 206 207

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Sezon maczet to druga część trylogii Jeana Hatzfelda poświęconej ludobójstwu w Rwandzie W Nagości życia reporter Libération spisał świadectwa nielicznych ocalałych Tutsi Tym razem zwraca się do mieszkających na skraju bagien sprawców rzezi Dziesięciu mężczyzn odsiadujących kary więzienia w Rilimie decyduje się mówić Są wśród nich rolnicy były wojskowy nauczyciel W. With some books you get exactly what you expected which in this case was a bunch of ordinary guys from Rwanda talking about killing people with machetes a lot They were all interviewed at length in prison During the killings I no longer considered anything in the Tutsi except the person has to be done away with I want to make clear that from the first gentleman I killed to the last I was not sorry about a single oneFor anyone who needs reminding the events described in this so easy to read so very difficult to think about book can be summarised uickly Rwanda is a tiny African country current population around 10 million Here it is There were and are two main ethnic groups the Hutu and the minority Tutsi In the 1970s there was a revolution and the Hutus threw out the Tutsi monarchy In the 1990s ethnic relations went over the cliff into unknown territory and culminated in the genocide of Tutsis over a three month period in Spring 1994 Approximately 800000 Tutsi people were killed by machete since all Rwanda men own machetes since they’re all farmers so they were handy 800000 was 75% of the entire Tutsi population Jean Hatzfeld makes a telling point about the nature of this event here After the genocide many foreigners wondered how the huge number of Hutu killers recognised their Tutsi victims in the upheaval of the massacres since Rwandans of both ethnic groups speak the same language with no discernible differences live in the same places and are not always physically recognisable by distinctive characteristics The answer is simple The killers did not have to pick out their victims they knew them personally Everyone knows everything in a village Yes this was village by village There were no concentration camps no need for any of that paraphenalia This was a low tech carbon neutral genocide As one of the guys put it In killings of this kind you kill the Tutsi woman you used to listen to the radio with or the kind lady who put medicine plants on your wound or your sister who was married to a Tutsi Or even for some unlucky devils your own Tutsi wife and your children Of course genocide is pretty much sanctioned in the Bible as anyone who recalls the exploits of Saul may remember1 Samuel chapter 15 Thus saith the LORD of hosts I remember that which Amalek did to Israel how he laid wait for him in the way when he came up from EgyptNow go and smite Amalek and utterly destroy all that they have and spare them not; but slay both man and woman infant and suckling ox and sheep camel and assAnd Saul gathered the people together And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the swordSo what was it like for the guys Well turns out that genocide can be tough on the perpetrators Most people don’t think about that For someone plodding up the slope of old age that killing period was backbreaking than stoop labour Because we had to climb the hills and chase through the slime after the runaways The legs especially took a beating But for the younger ones it was great We overflowed with life for this new job We were not afraid of wearing ourselves out running around in the swamps We abandoned the crops the hoes and the like We talked no among ourselves of farming Worries let go of us Killing 800000 people by hand is a lot of work you can believe that This wasn’t Treblinka Hatzfeld says that actually this was people killed in a three month period than the Nazis managed even at the height of the Holocaust I’ll take his word for that I have no desire to check the figuresI think the dictionary definitions of certain words are ideologically motivated Take the word inhuman Lacking kindness pity or compassion; cruel; deficient in emotional warmth; coldWell no This is wrong These characteristics are absolutely uintessentially human It's inhumanity which makes us human I was glad that Hatzfeld pointed out the extreme strangeness of this Rwandan genocide He says of black Africa that when seeming ethnic conflicts do break out they’re actually regional South against North Sudan or religious Christian against Muslim Nigeria and usually for control of resources Sierra Leone Liberia They’re not actually one ethnic group against another Black Africa is a formidable medley of willingly assumed ethnic identities of a diversity eualled only by the spirit of tolerance that keeps them in euilibrium That’s actually the loveliest sentence in the book Well it doesn’t have much competition It’s not that kind of book So – this is an essential book which I am not recommending unless you were knocked out by the recent documentary The Act of Killing andor you’re a fan of Christopher Browning’s great book Ordinary Men andor you like to find out just how dreadful things can get here on EarthLast word goes to one of the guys I wrote short notes of apology to some families of victims I knew and had them delivered

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Une saison de machettesIosną roku stali Une saison eBook #180 się bezlitosnymi katami swoich sąsiadów członków tej samej drużyny piłkarskiej ludzi z którymi chodzili na niedzielne msze przyjaciół Mówią że starali się jedynie dobrze wykonać swoją pracę nie oszczędzać nikogo Tygodniami od rana do wieczora zabijali w ramach przygotowywanego od miesięcy planu Nie próbują się usprawiedliwiać p. Amazement That`s my reaction to this book So this journalist visits a Ruwandan prison and gets six of the Hutu executioners during the 1994 genocide to speak freely about their crimes This time it is not a novel writer doing his best to sound spooky this time it is not some sane decent person like Primo Levy describing mass murder from the victim`s side This time you get to the other side as close as you can get to the real core of horror What these men did goes so far beyond my experience so far beyond my mindset that I can`t grasp it even after reading the book Yeah amazement is the word The book itself gets a bit confusing at times The murderers often use eufemisms and seem to step back when they get to describe the actual killings Anyway the whole thing sounds so unreal that sometimes it grows difficult to follow what they say As a whole however the book is engaging very well written and full of shocking information I would like to re read it and I guess that`s the best endorsement you can give a bookOn a sideline these confessions may dispel many myths about the horrors of the 20th century 1 It was very interesting to discover that Hutus really hated Tutsis without any encouragement from Western powers It was also revealing that they were happy when the whites including diplomats eventually left the country and they felt free to kill their countrymen without unwanted interference There is some side hint at French complicity but at the end of the day the genocide was an African enterprise conceived and very efficiently organized by Africans So bad for white post colonial guilt 2 It is interesting too the way they put aside their moral their religion As one of the killers put it We were getting so much tin roof we were grabbing so much cattle we were growing so rich that we didn`t need God any Simple as that