Ethiopia: The End of Apartheid is Coming. ‘Be on the Right Side of History’
by Teshome Debalke August 20th, 2010
The rogue regime’s Prime Minster recently threw the usual economy growth figure and his willingness to negotiation with the oppositions. It was good try for ethically vacant and morally bankrupt apartheid regime. No one is impressed except those who he spins at a figure tip for a variety of their corrupt petty interests. What Ethiopians are demanding is the end of Apartheid Economy and the people’s government to come not to negotiate with a defunct regime. It should not require much intelligence to figure that out by now.
The inflated economic growth he planed to achieve in the next five years that will produce enough food to end the country’s dependency on foreign food aid and to export surplus is not new deception used for the last 20 years. This time he must have too much fate on his Arab and Indians investors who came-up with a magic formula. In a year or so when they start sending the grain they produce to their respective countries on a dollar per acre land he handed them he is going to comeback and tells us he exported the surplus after he feed the people. Who is going to fact check in one-man regime?
The rogue regime and supporters do not seem to understand a black Apartheid system is no different than a white Apartheid. They also do not seem to appreciate economic growth of an Apartheid system does not amount to any thing to the people.
He sounds intelligence enough to understand the complex issues when he spews his bogus argument against liberal democracy and free market for his Revolutionary Democracy and Apartheid economy. But all of a sudden he looks clueless when he is told-no mater how much your growth or no growth figure may be the Apartheid system does not result in any thing but misery. Those who benefit must also understand their temporary insanity to accumulate blood money is not legitimate wealth they earned but stolen. He knows it, they know it so everybody else.
The regime new call to negotiate with any opposition including Ginbot 7 (G7) and Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) also sounds as if he is still bargaining on a sack of grain on the lives of the people. What seems to elude his delusional mind is he has a rap-sheet as long as The Nile River and hardly has any creditability to be taken seriously. As the Chairman of Ginbot 7-Dr. Berhanu Nega puts it ‘there will be no negotiation with a pathological liar’. Rightly so, it is universally accepted the regime and its disciples can not be rehabilitated as proven for the last 20 years.
What is left to negotiate anyways? To legitimize the election result, to continue the Apartheid system, to endorse the regime’s corruption, to overlook the tramp-on and the elimination of independent Media and civic society, to leave the shadow corrupt investors intact, to praise the land grab as a legitimate investment…, where would one start even if there is an honest negotiator of the Apartheid regime?
The whole sham has absolutely noting to do with the economy or the governance, but to throw us off from the real question to sustain the corrupt Apartheid regime. His first ploy is to reroute us from his regime’s illegitimacy into something else because of damage freedom fighters are inflecting and the international community pounding him for his brazen 99.6% win that made them look fools. The second strategy is to marginalize the feared oppositions from the people by sounding he is an innocent regime who love to negotiate in front of the media while he sent his assassins when no one is watching. The third strategy and probably most important, to give comfort for his corrupt partners that he is in full control to continue doing their usual corrupt business and to reassure his ‘foreign’ investors the deal he made with them in the back room is still on. Apparently, the word is out many of his corrupt supporters who made a fortune in the last 20 years are worried enough to bell out sending their families and loots overseas, according to insiders.
Suppose the economy grow by double, triple, quadruple… digit or more as he wished; what does that has to do with the Apartheid system in place? Is that supposed to mean what is good for Woyane is good enough for the people?
A lesson from the historical summary account of the Apartheid system of South Africa might help Melse and his deceptive/duped followers may help refresh their memory:
In the 1960s South Africa had economic growth second only to that of Japan. Trade with Western countries grew, and investors from the United States, France and Britain rushed in to get a piece of the action. Resistance among blacks had been crushed. Since 1964, Mandela, leader of the African Nation Congress, had been in prison on Robben Island just off the coast from Cape Town, and it appeared that South Africa’s security forces could handle any resistance to apartheid. But in the seventies this rosy picture for South Africa’s whites began to fade. It went on to say…
To win the hearts and minds of blacks and also to ward off movements in the United States and Europe against apartheid, a new constitution was created. Black homelands were declared nation-states and pass laws were abolished…
The anti-apartheid movements in the United States and Europe were gaining support for boycotts against South Africa, for the withdrawal of U.S. firms from South Africa and for the release of Mandela. South Africa was becoming an outlaw in the world community of nations. Investing in South Africa by Americans and others was coming to an end.
In January 1985, Botha addressed the government’s House of Assembly and stated that the government was willing to release Mandela on condition that Mandela pledge opposition to acts of violence to further political objectives.
Mandela’s reply was read in public by one of his allies — his first words distributed publicly since his sentence to prison twenty-one years before. Mandela described violence as the responsibility of the apartheid regime and said that with democracy there would be no need for violence. The crowd listening to the reading of his speech erupted in cheers and chants, and Mandela was elevated as the leader of South Africa’s blacks.
Botha’s effort to win hearts and minds failed. If anything, those other than the white minority were encouraged to seek more than what was offered by Botha’s reforms. Doing otherwise, many believed, would make them dupes. The campaign to overthrow apartheid escalated, with African National Congress leaders in exile calling for consumer boycotts, rent strikes and people’s war to make townships ungovernable. Violence increased, and rage was vented on black policemen and township officials regarded as government stooges…
The similarity is telling, and then what is the Revolutionary Democracy Apartheid regime’s Prime Minster telling us, or not telling us? I guess, like the last SA Apartheid leader Botha’s efforts, Melse is saying to win the heart and mind of the people by trickle-down economics to feed the people three times a day in their own killi should give him legitimacy. Is that the best the rogue regime can do-growing the economy double digit by substituting western investors with Middle East and Asian investor? What is next? Dispatch the elders so that he can negotiate a better prison condition for Bertukan-Mandela in order to continue his Apartheid regime?
Absurd as it may sound; I am not one of those who blame a perverted leader like Melse but his followers. If he has no followers who feed on the Apartheid system he will probably end-up in a mental institution or penitentiary, but unfortunately there are sick followers who live off the blood of Ethiopians.
They claim the economy is growing rapidly, that is in direct proportion to their bank account. They claim there are plenty of investment opportunities, that is also in direct proportion with what they cash out of it. They argue “seeing is believing”,as if they can see or hear. They even claim inflation is the result of farmers making too much money and buying up all the foods, I am not kidding. The last time they came out to demonstrate In Washington they made it look like the Nile was flowing from Egypt to Ethiopia. They got too sensitized in telling lies they are willing to alter nature and live-off lies and deceits alone.
Do a test on your own, add-up all the numbers invested on one thing or another for a period on their propaganda media and you will find out there is more investment in Ethiopia than China. Caution: they would not tell you what Woyane’s shadow businesses are investing, that is a private matter that does not concern Ethiopians.
There is a one-man online media called Ben-Page operated by Binyam Kebede believed to operate out of Canada. He is a master of piling-up the numbers and making it look like Canada’s Economy than Ethiopia. He also makes it look like the country’s economy is owned by the famous Saudi investor Alamudi. There is another barefaced Woyane’s media called Aiga Forum that strive to slowdown the freedom movement. Their mission is as simple as diverting the issues to sustain Apartheid.
It is understandable the supports of Woyane are in a no-way-out situation trapped by their own corruption and crimes of many kind that sustained the regime in the last 20 years. They are hoping the struggle for freedom will disappear by their half hearted treat and diversion and are willing to commit more crimes than they already did. That is what corruption does to the soul of humans to blind them in believing their very survival depends on committing more crimes. The regime supplies them with all the ammunition they need to make sure they continue their crime.
Something is going haywire with the Woyane Apartheid system that was built on sand. The greed is so much so it is like scavengers running loss after a natural catastrophe. Those who sensed the rotten system is going to collapse are cashing out and running. Dubai is the preferred destination for big time crooks. Asia and South Africa is another destination for the official crooks. The grand crooks are stashing every where from London, Rome, Brussels, New York, Denver, Columbus, San Diego, and Seattle and all the way to Toronto.
The rogue regime is desperate, it even set-up a budget to bribe its way-out to sustain the Apartheid system. The news is out it is targeting the Diaspora with a combination of bribe and treat. Those who were swindled to build houses on regime’s owned land are told to submit their fingerprints as it was planned to blackmail and isolate them from the struggle. The new targets are the sitting-ducks Diasporas who are told to come and invest in the ‘booming’ economy to be used to cover up for regime, until they are tossed.
We should expect from the rouge regime cadres overseas who are pressured to act for the privilege they get from Apartheid system. The airheads will make many wrong moves by breaking the laws of the countries that afforded them to live in peace and freedom. They should know committing more crimes to preserve the Apartheid system has far more consequences for those who think it is safe to coddle with the rogue regime for petty theft and corruption. It is not only crime against the citizens of the countries they live but conspiracy to commit crime on behalf of foreign government that will cost them their ill gained wealth as well as their freedom. Many of the rogue regime supporters already broke the law many times over.
Let no one say I was not warned; it is time to be on the ‘Right Side of History’. Beyond that, it is time to tell the truth and forgo the ill gotten blood money on the back of Ethiopians and join the March 4 Freedom.
Apartheid must end now and democracy must prevail, any one in the way is public enemy!