Most conflicts seem to have revenge as a root cause in them, a kind of emotional satsfaction gained in settling past differences or feelings of misdeeds, unfair treatment and regaining what is perceived to have been lost. The disenfranchised are always in pain and confused as why they were on the reciving end brutality or unfair treatment.
I wish we could devise a way and means in postioning The Management of Revenge in conflict resolution.
Whe you look at some of the religious , tribal or race conflicts , there is a tendency for one group to re-establish what they lost by reclaiming their postions not through negotiations but fighting, killing and empoverishment of others.
In 2012 we should aim for changes without revenge but justice. It sounds hard but possible.
Projects grounded in revenge are not sustainable, and are strongly grounded in We and Them, Win Win , by kull , kill. This is going on in the Great Lakes Regions, The world is looking and choosing to report on what they want. The world knows, but keeping quite, becuase there are resources in the area but not PEOPLE!!
We at the Insititute For African Justice wish to suggest, a new paradigm "No Revenge After Change but Justice".
Good year to all.