To Orwell Today,

Hi Jackie,

I read your compilation of articles and views about Rwanda and President Kagame (HE) as relates to the international community. I have heard rumours that the President might visit Canada. You might see him in person! What drives your interest to Rwanda (my native country) as one of the more-than-56 nations of Africa?

Thank you,
Martin Barakengera

Greetings Martin,

Thank you for letting me know you've been reading my articles about Rwanda and President Kagame (HE). I would definitely travel anywhere to see him if he came to Canada.

To me Rwanda isn't that far away in the scheme of things because, as President Kennedy (HE) said in a speech* shortly before he died:

"Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet.
We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal."

We in the Western World are not immune to evil being perpetrated against us the way it has been perpetrated against Rwanda and other nations past and present. And if such a thing were to happen here in North America, I would want to have a hero come to our rescue, as Paul Kagame did for his people.

All the best,
Jackie Jura

*JFK's Strategy of Peace Speech (announcing Nuclear Test Ban Treaty). American University, Washington, DC, June 10, 1963
... At the same time we seek to keep peace inside the non-Communist world, where many nations, all of them our friends, are divided over issues which weaken Western unity, which invite Communist intervention or which threaten to erupt into war. Our efforts in West New Guinea, in the Congo, in the Middle East, and in the Indian subcontinent, have been persistent and patient despite criticism from both sides. We have also tried to set an example for others--by seeking to adjust small but significant differences with our own closest neighbors in Mexico and in Canada....

Jackie Jura
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