Off the Record by Yinegal Belachew

December 27th, 2010 Print Print Email Email

Shalom Everybody,

In Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, today is Monday, the 27th of December 2010. This short article may be my last piece to this old year. Until we meet next year, God willing, in fact, let me tell you something off the record about outstanding news that clearly shows the prevalence of Mr. Apartheid in our country.

If you remember, Ethiopia had extended her helping hand to the liberation from apartheid of South Africa during the first years of, I think, the Dergue Regime. But, now we ourselves have become victims of the irony of history that we too are by now badly in need of the same help from anyone to get rid of an apartheid imposed by our own brothers and sisters.
If we were exposed to only apartheid, that would have been less severe in both physical and psychological terms. But what is much irritating and terribly agonizing is the apartheid imposed upon us by the Tigrian Hegemony is accompanied by genocide, ethnic cleansing, and deep-rooted corruption based on ethnocentric selfish motives. In the upcoming New Year, I will try to say anything that comes to my pen about such painful catastrophes in Ethiopia like I have been doing hitherto.

Ms Justice has lost both of her eyes in our country. The one who is solely responsible for the piercing and the consequential blindness of the eyes of Ms Justice in Ethiopia is Ato Meles and his system of apartheid. In Ethiopia, if you are from the ethnic group of the ruling ‘agamido’s (bandits), you can simply do any crime including killing and plundering millions of Birr or any property for that matter; you will face no prosecution or if need be there to make believe the false presence of justice, your colleagues will dramatize it but the pretentious dramatization is usually poorly orchestrated in such a way that it doesn’t trick or fool even a two years old kid.

We have an example. The so called Askalukan(?) Company, run by one of the chosen people in the apartheid system of the Woyanne, robbed some 46 million Birr from 1200 people in a pretext to facilitating and buying tickets to go to South Africa to watch the World Cup. That person was said to have escaped ‘justice’ and gone to abroad. But we were informed later by the Woyanne media that he was extradited from Germany through the Interpol. It was nice. We all were happy with that news in a wish that criminals can never escape justice and might be brought back to country from wherever they might be hiding.
But that entire fussy pretense was simply a mere charade which was intended to fill the gap in the propaganda consumption of the Woyanne media which is under crisis due to lack of credibility.

To our dismay and the dismay of the ones who have lost their money, a person who robbed 46,000,000.00 Birr and impoverished 1200 innocent citizens is now sentenced to serve only FOUR and HALF years of [rigorous] imprisonment. We know this will also be found out to be unrealistic and he will be released even within six months or so as long as he is the golden child of Tigray, what an enigmatic historical incidence are we, Ethiopians, facing!!! Had he been one among the ‘speaking animals’, of course, he could have been thrown into one of their dungeons, the whereabouts of which is unknown, to stay there forever. This is Ethiopia, any how. It is these people the west considers as patrons of fledgling democracy in Africa and gives all the necessary support for the sustenance of such roguish apartheid. We have to know that words alone never bring any viable change. Words are, rather, usually deceptive and are used by many people to cover the truth. In light of this, I most often get surprised when I observe the west being fooled by the circumlocution of Meles Zenawi who is expert in lying and deceiving people through good diction.

I sometimes tend to believe that these western statesmen and women are purposely bamboozled for their own economic and political interest. But, if this is the real case, please tell them, this view of mine, just off the record; they are absolutely wrong and sinful. They may not believe in God; but, what about their conscience? How do they dare to lie their conscience? Don’t they deserve to think as a sane human being? Would they be happy to face such problems if things reciprocate in due course of history? What would they feel if they were in our shoes? What do they mean when they give priority to few scoundrels at the expense of 85 million people? Do they sleep well while the apartheid system they created in Ethiopia causes the country to be demolished entirely along with her citizens? When will these western people who are the very reasons for our eternal suffering come to their conscience and stop supporting state terrorism? Please tell them this too, off the record.

  1. Anonymous
    | #1

    I totally agree with this piece of article. But I bet they willn’t reach anywhere. The representative banda melese and the people themselves are kinda morons… they almost adore him as their god..losers. Anyhow may God be with ethiopia… bright future lenate hagera!!!

  2. Anonymous
    | #2

    You really must live in your own world that is devoid of logic, fairness, and even a semblance of coherence. Otherwise, you will not write such nonsense. It is one thing to oppose the current regime. Yours, however, seems blind hatred driven by motives that are all too transparent for anyone remotely familiar with the situation in Ethiopia.

  3. Kibru
    | #3

    Me too agree with what anonymous says here above. but this saying is hurting us. I mean this they will reach nowhere stuff. they are doing their best to dismantle the country and our people are out of their country, some physically the rest mentally.who is going to save this country, then? it always bothers me when i see people indifferent in their own issues. some of us want to be given our freedom from somewhere without exerting our efforts. yes, i agree gradually and inevitably this devilish system will wither away like its likes in history, but eskeziaw dres betam eyyetgodan newuna edlu yalachihu bafatagn dresulin elalehu. bager wust zeregnnetu zelzilona botrfo lichersen newko. Tigre sibela lelaw kulch kulch eyyale wosfatu sinchacha stayu hodachihu yinbochabochal.

  4. Yinegal Belachew
    | #4

    “You really must live in your own world that is devoid of logic, fairness, and even a semblance of coherence. Otherwise, you will not write such nonsense. It is one thing to oppose the current regime. Yours, however, seems blind hatred driven by motives that are all too transparent for anyone remotely familiar with the situation in Ethiopia.”

    What do you mean, Mr Anonymous!
    About which logic are you talking? And what is fairness? What is my world? What is coherence? Are you here to teach paragraph writing or to give a cover up? What is nonsense? Oh,my dear I didn’t know that you would read it. Had I known that, I would have written like this: “Ethiopia has a beautiful government which has been elected by the free will of all her children. The country’s development is rapidly progressing at the rate of 11% and this growth is expected to be tripled within two years. The per capita of Ethiopians is some 37,000 US dollars. The annual budget of Ethiopia is about 10 trillion. Ethiopia is the only country that doesn’t have any problem with respect to ethnicity and the current government is formed mainly by the majority ethnic groups depending on their size of the population. The prime minister of the country is currently from the Oromo nationality which constitutes about 40 percent of the entire population in the country. Obbo Malaasa Zeenaa, the son of a renowned peasant in Wolega,will soon transfer his premiership to other citizen in the upcoming election. In Ethiopia, all citizens are equal and the justice system is fair to all citizens. The entire military and almost all civil service posts are not occupied by one ethnic group, rather they are held fairly and justifiably by all ethnic groups depending on their size. In Ethiopia, there is no prison. No hunger. No problem of shelter or clothing. People eat five times a day. Even animals of the land as well as the see get the surplus food thrown away especially by farmers. Almost 85 percent of the population is above BA degree, to this effect, there are about 1000 government and private universities. The living standard is like that of the Scandinavians. Within the coming five years, when the transformation plan will have been successful, Ethiopia will send her own manned sputnik to the Moon and to other planets for space exploration. In two years’ time, Ethiopia will be one among nuclear powers, thanks to the current non-discriminatory fair government of Aite Meles. …”
    What about now, dear Anonymous? Are you happy? Does my little comment fulfill the discrepancies you sensationally mentioned and I unintentionally ignored to notice here above?
    Ayzoh wondime, endalkew bagerachin minm chigir yelem, enante eyyalachihu? Beyet defron wondim gashie? Any ways, I will try to write such globally well known truths about your government in any other pen name in the future. Degmo lemetsaf, ashrelhalehu enne b’tsay Hagos’n. lialif ken gin yilugntanina hafretin ewoku. andit setyo yemat’tegib mesluat berewan asaredech alu, bekinitabi siga lemimola hodwa yezelalem metoriawan berie matatuan stgenezebe: “endih litegib bereyen aredku?” alechna yehuala huala testetsetech yibalal. Yante wodimoch gin embirtna tsetset yemibal neger slalfeterebachew yihewna 20 amet enkuan beltewuna atintachin’n gitew bechirash litereku alchalum. bezia lay ewuntun sinegruachihu agher yiyazilin akaki zeraf tilalachihu- rasu gerfo rasu endemichohew jiraf. yetarik gudoch nachihu mechem. bel tinatun yistachihu, bandebetachin gin atmtubin, besintu enbedel? gif ayhonbachihum?

  5. Zeygerim
    | #5


    Egzer Yibarkih bro these Woyane riffraffs ahve surpassed the red line for some time now. i think their downfall is looming around

  6. Wondwossen
    | #6

    I urge you all to open your eyes and see how Ethiopia is advancing in every area, starting from the grass root of the rural individuals to the urban dweller. Today that country has relinquished all powers to the people, through the voice of their representatives as well as through direct involvement by voting. There is no more central command, the great nation nationalities of my country are all managing their affairs through their local governments, with their full local power and bestowed certain limited power to the central elected government. The federal government has exclusive authority in defense, finance and foreign ministry only. The country’s economy has been on a constant double digit growth for the last 7 years and is projected to continue even further. Ethiopia will be a zero sum net carbon emitter by year 2020, doubling it’s economy. These are facts, etc…
    Get out of negativism,
    Read the constitution!

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