The problem with trying to engage with #Rwanda-haters is they are (a) humorless and (b) not especially bright.4
October 1, 2012 by soniauwimana
There’s some anonymous troll who comments on this blog. He or she writes really laboriously so I don’t recommend wading into her comments unless you feel up for the slog.
His or latest argument is to say that my use of Ntaganda as an example of journalistic midconduct somehow proves Rwanda’s involvement in the eastern DRC. Let me try at least to glean some logic here: because I, a Rwandan national, takes issue with the false assertion by Western media that Bosco Ntaganda is the leader of the M23 rebel group, this establishes that I care about who the leader of the M23 rebel movement is; and ergo, since I, a Rwandan national, care about it, my government must be supplying the aforementioned group with arms and logistics support.
Let me deal with the underlying issue.
Nothing interests me less than what Bosco Ntaganda does for a living. He could be a suburban accountant or Reiki therapist for all I care.
My only concern is that white journalists are so lazy and sensationalist when it comes to my region and continent that they are more than happy to spread narrative-enabling falsehoods. If you are reading honestly, it will be clear to you that the leadership of M23 is not at issue; the lying about it is.
This commenting troll seems to think that caring about the truth equates to my whole government backing M23. He or she also thinks my blog is like Fox News, whatever that is supposed to mean.
Oh, how I wish for more formidable, less silly, foes!