SEE REASONS WHY THE ARMY EXPOSED THE CORPSE OF FIELD MASHALL OF LEBIALEM IN KUMBA

SEE REASONS WHY THE ARMY EXPOSED THE CORPSE OF FIELD MASHALL OF LEBIALEM IN KUMBA

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July 18, 2022 0

SEE REASONS WHY THE ARMY EXPOSED THE CORPSE OF FIELD MASHALL OF LEBIALEM IN KUMBA

In a well-informed analysis by Paul Abouna on 237online which deciphers the symbolism of the exposure of the remains presented as that ofField Marshall , the anthropologist explains at length the reasons behind the exposure of the body of the slain Ambazonian leader.

“ What is the symbolism of the exhibition of the body ofField Marshall Ambazonian leader killed?

In our society, the remains are subject to a form of ritualization which, depending on the case, takes two directions. The first, the best known, consists of venerating the body, honoring it, paying homage to it. There is an astonishing connivance between these homages and those paid to spouses on their wedding day: sumptuous or white outfits like those of the bride and groom, the hearse, a luxury car like that of the bride and groom, a religious ceremony at the morgue, such as the religious ceremony of the church during the wedding, the wreaths, the bride and groom also receive flowers, the procession and the city tour, preceded by a siren exactly as at a wedding, etc.

What is the meaning ?

In this first case, society exposes the body to magnify the values ​​and models that structure it and maintain it in a life that it intends to perpetuate and transmit from generation to generation. This is what explains the prayers, the words of blessing, of gratitude pronounced on this occasion.

The second orientation, very little known, also consists in exposing the dead body. It is exhibited in the most hideous form possible. It is sometimes mutilated, bloody, dirty, smelly, etc. The bodies thus often exhibited are those of serious criminals, sorcerers, people who died in the act of proscribed acts (adultery, theft, incest, rape, etc.) and, to a lesser extent, people who commit suicide.

What is the desired effect?

The message to convey in this form of exposure is deterrence. Society wants to show its members how the end will be of all those who choose anti-values ​​as their way of life or ideal. The words that are linked to this exhibition are insults, curses, taunts and mockery. This kind of remains is often buried with sharp objects and shards of bottles to condemn the body to remain in the grave and prevent any attempt to reincarnate such a soul on the earth of men.

What can be the consequences?

Such a situation exposes the family of the deceased to dishonour, discredit and opprobrium. As for the body itself, its soul is condemned to endless wandering, due to the absence of post-mortem rites. These rites are done after death. It is society that makes them to accompany the soul of the deceased to Hades. The goal is that the soul is not wandering. »

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