Today marks the 61st anniversary of the September 26 Revolution for Yemenis, while the country is going through very challenging circumstances, due to the consequences of war and chaos that have afflicted it since the invasion of Sana'a by Houthis nine years ago. Despite all this, many Yemenis still celebrate this anniversary with some nostalgia and passion for the hope it brought six decades ago. The material and moral destabilization shovels, possessed by the anti-September forces, were incapable to dissipate this spiritual confidence rooted in the conscience of the social perception. Rather, it increases in glory with every occasion that reminds people of it.
In fact, the dismantling and separation projects in the north and south of the country, during the years of war and before, tried to create a large gap between; the daily needs of the Yemenis (which it created) and their national dream (which tried to destroy), by making the first as people's priority that requires panting for, whereas making the second as a mental luxury and nostalgia for the memory of the graves, as per their expressions. Some even considered the first to be a consequence of the second; If it were not for the revolutions and the crises associated with them, society would not have reached this miserable state as they claim.
Unfortunately, this discourse, with its psychosis and fanaticism, finds a fertile poor awareness to carry and defend it through various means, and it feeds on the expansion of hatred based on sectarian and regional standpoints, which are carefully engineered not only in slogans and speeches, but through the actual practices of these groups on the ground, which reach to the extent of assassination and forced disappearance.
At least two generations were not emotionally connected to this pivotal event in the history of Yemen, the day that attempted to move the nation from the darkness of centuries to a space of bright light. However, the single, reproducing project of the obscurantist and tyrannical groups, and their desperate attempts to return everyone to bygone times represented by their bloody conflicts in our present time, have released their awareness and perceptions to the values of the great September, which from the first day of its birth faced a great conspiracy from the components of the backward traditional structure at home and those backing it from abroad. It is the same structure that is today trying to control the destinies of the Yemenis, and wipe away everything related to this event in the contemporary history of Yemen.
Undoubtedly, the September 26 will remain a national state that wanted to create a homeland for Yemenis with the components of a modern state, and a comprehensive project capable of surpassing social distinctions, political and religious tyranny, and the monopoly of jobs and wealth. It is a need that has not died yet, but is still burning among Yemenis of all segments and sects. Indeed, the yearning for it increases whenever a tyrannical authority grows up in a short period of time and takes hold, and wants to divide society into masters and slaves, as the Imamate of near past did.