Today, May 25, 2015, the Surinamese people cast its vote. Me too.
I have experienced the the pre-election, and the election itself very consciously. Like never before.
I voted for change. I voted for a new person. Someone without a controversial past.
Now it is waiting for the results.
It’s been different this time. Very painful were the reactions of my fellow countrymen. If they didn’t agree with the opinion of somebody, the attacks were getting personal or racist. So, why would I be proud of the ethnic and cultural diversity if one can’t stand each other. You want to show the world the different colors of your country, but the mind is very monochromatic?
Why should I talk about patriotism or nationalism as it is history itself? It does not surprise me if one is not respectful if the Surinamese flag is hoisted or the national anthem is sung. Because everything is already history.
A generation which ignores history has no past: and no future.