Frankly speaking, talking about a unified democratic Yemen is like the talismans of quacks and charlatans. No one is the conjured who is capable of driving away the demons and from the head of a mad politician in a Zaar session (sessions where conjurers claim that they can drive devil from people's bodies)? It is the same case when we speak about unified or separated Yemen in a society where most of its people are suffering from autism and separation. In such miserable cases we are likely to be as those who practice sorcery and quackery by mumbling and singing hymns from the Bible and or by shouting at beating the victim instead of beating the magician.
What is the use of talking about Unity in the South? Why do people in the North fear separation? In both cases loser is the Yemeni people who are burdened with the faulty disorder or a “chronic disease” which struck their mind and thinking in a certain historical moment. Since then, Yemen lives this situation which can neither be healed by talismans and quackery nor by magic; its treatment could be in subscription of specialized think tanks of management, policy, rights and liberties…etc.
The homeland which we seek did not and will not possibly be reformed as long as President Saleh his officials, Sheiks and businessmen, who only defend their own narrow interests, exist. What we are looking for remains to be hopes and dreams that will not be achieved by such leaders that want to possess all state revenues such as power, wealth and authority for their own interest. They all cannot afford leaving their past that is overloaded with all kinds of tyranny, fear and weakened by plotting and intolerance to others.
What we hope for ourselves and the future generations will not be achieved neither by unity hit by sickness in the head nor by separating the people and the geographic areas. I believe the solution lies in a political unity accessible to life, growth and development, and in the complete eradication of the disease from the head, then the body could be easily cured so as to survive death. May be federalism or other solutions would bring prosperity, advancement and comfort to Yemenis.
The Yemenis have long experienced rupture and they are still in urgent need for a leader to guide and unite them for a glorious purpose and not to degrade or tear them up into many entities and names.
It’s worth to mention here what the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda has once said about his homeland “I don’t want a divided country; bleeding from being stabbed by seven knives.” We have to keep the door open in front of the discontented, and every one of us shall adopt the best of his knowledge and time.