THE FUTURE LEADER OF A NEW ETHIOPIA BY TEODROS KIROS

April 3rd, 2011 Print Print Email Email

“The duty of those at the head of the movement is to have the masses behind them. Allegiance presupposes awareness and understanding of the mission, which has to be fulfilled; in short, an intellectual position, however embryonic. We must not voodoo the people, nor dissolve them in emotion and confusion. Only those under-developed countries led by revolutionary elites who have come up from the people can today allow the entry of the masses upon the scene of history. But, we must repeat, it is absolutely necessary to oppose vigorously and definitively the birth of a national bourgeoisie and a privileged caste. To educate the masses politically is to make the totality of the nation a reality to each citizen. It is to make the history of the nation part of the personal experience of each of its citizens.” (FANON, THE WRETCHED OF THE EARTH) The future leader of Ethiopia, after the uprising takes place, will be distinguished by the following qualities. The leader will have to be comprehensively intelligent, as distinguished to be merely:

(1) Tactically Intelligent

(2)Emotionally intelligent
(3)Logically Intelligent

Comprehensive intelligence consists of Compassion, Truthfulness, Uprightness, Balance and Justice.

(1)Tactical intelligence is the ability to reason from capricious premises to convenient conclusions.
(2Emotional intelligence is the ability to empathize with the condition of others by caring for them and expressing compassion for their situation.
(3)Logical intelligence is to reason from premises to acceptable conclusions.
(4)Comprehensive intelligence is the complex syntheses of (1) (2) and (3) and a disciplined avoidance of (1), each and every time that a leader is tempted by the snares of Tactical intelligence.

The current leader of the Tyrannical regime is abundantly gifted in the practice of Tactical reasoning but denuded of Comprehensive Intelligence.

The Ethiopian people’s condition, however, does not need Tactically sophisticated sophists who attempt to dazzle the public by speaking foreign languages fluently. What we need is a leader with a comprehensive intelligence, which can be expressed, in one’s native language, and when needed, can be translated into any needed foreign language, unless the leader is comprehensively intelligent and additionally fluent in an appropriate foreign language.

Ethiopia does not have such a leader, and the future leader must be tested against the yardstick of a mastery of comprehensive intelligence.

Our current leader is bamboozling us through technical intelligence mediated through a decent mastery of English about which his wife boasts and which she wants to sell to the market.

That is precisely the kind of common intelligence that our people do not deserve.

The future leaders of Ethiopia need to cultivate Comprehensive Intelligence to save the nation.


Teodros Kiros
Professor of Philosophy and English (Liberal Arts)
Berklee College of Music

  1. Anonymous
    | #1

    The lists of tegere’s gujiles who have stolem millions of dollars from the throat of starved ethiopian and kep in foreign banks

    1, Melese Zenawi 41 milion bank of Malaysia

    2,Amb Berhne gebre-kirstos 19 milion new york city bank

    3.Abadi Zemo 22 milion swiss bank

    4.Sebhat Nega 29 milion Deutsche bank

    5.Tefera walwa 9 milionbankof cannada

    6.Shimles kidie 12 milionbank of cannada

    7.Addisu Leggess 14 milion new york city bank

    8.Prof Endrias Eshete 7 milion new york city bank

    9.Arkeb Ekubai 29 milion bank of Malaysia

    10.Genet Zewude 6 milion new york city bank

    11.Abai teshaye 19 milion bank of Malaysia

    12.AMBmohammede duri 4 milion new york city bank

    13.Dr Maru Yiredawu 11 milion deusche bank

    14.Bereket Simon 10 milion deusche bank

    15.kumma MAedeksa 6 milion bank of cannada

  2. Lucy in America
    | #2

    The lists of tegere’s gujiles who have stolem millions of dollars from the throat of starved ethiopian and kep in foreign banks

    1, Melese Zenawi 41 milion bank of Malaysia

    2,Amb Berhne gebre-kirstos 19 milion new york city bank

    3.Abadi Zemo 22 milion swiss bank

    4.Sebhat Nega 29 milion Deutsche bank

    5.Tefera walwa 9 milionbankof cannada

    6.Shimles kidie 12 milionbank of cannada

    7.Addisu Leggess 14 milion new york city bank

    8.Prof Endrias Eshete 7 milion new york city bank

    9.Arkeb Ekubai 29 milion bank of Malaysia

    10.Genet Zewude 6 milion new york city bank

    11.Abai teshaye 19 milion bank of Malaysia

    12.AMBmohammede duri 4 milion new york city bank

    13.Dr Maru Yiredawu 11 milion deusche bank

    14.Bereket Simon 10 milion deusche bank

    15.kumma MAedeksa 6 milion bank of cannada

  3. Fanon
    | #3

    If you are going to quote something, do not disregard it. You quoted the following: “We must not voodoo the people, nor dissolve them in emotion and confusion.”

    Yet, all that you do is voodoo. All that you do is sow confusion and hope to stoke the emotion of the people. You do not need to insult Meles and you don’t need to exaggerate. If you disagree with him, tell us why and tell us how you are different.

  4. Anonymous
    | #4

    i like to know more about this.

  5. ዳማ
    | #5

    መለሲ 41 ቢቻ ? ኢንዳዛማ ካሆነ መለሲ ለባ አይደለም ማለት ናዉ

  6. anethiopian
    | #6

    Good analysis
    But I doubt to find these character in one person so we can get it from team. In my opinion, a politician should not be an angel, we need any Ethiopian who likes his/her people, country and good interaction skill enough who ever he/she is.
    wishing all the best

  7. Anonymous
    | #7

    Ethiopians: Always keep copies of the list of TPLF millionaires for references to give or show a copy to every non-Ethiopian you meet at school, at your work place, at your church and other places. Try to meet new people and try to hold a conversation everyday in order to spread the real truth about dictator Meles and his regime. If someone asks you where you are from, or if they bring up about Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria and Yemen make sure that you include Ethiopia in the conversation and educate them about the Ethiopian dictator Meles and the amount of money his wife spending in shopping sprees. Let it be every Ethiopian mission to inform the whole world how members of TPLF getting rotten rich by looting the country while people around the world are struggling to make ends meet and millions of Ethiopians expected to die of hunger.

  8. Gigi
    | #8

    Dear Tiwoderos,

    What people need to know is when they talk about development they are talking about some thing like an endless road
    Of civilization as the world grows every day to some thing better even though there are a set standards of living and
    Most Ethiopia don’t have that. For example a house with a proper toilet and stuff. But generally speaking their is no
    End to development, it is a for ever road, people are doing some thing new and always want to do some thing better
    Or what is better to them in their own judgment and interest so you can not jeopardize a nation based on a few peoples
    Interest and agenda unless it serves the mass.

    Thanks for this wonderful article.

  9. Gigi
    | #9

    And when we say mass, we can speak of the people in the collective countries or the world. But any how you can not go about it hurting neither people, no matter our differences besides you have to give the priority to the people that lives
    On the given land. If that is not respected nothing will, except some hodams and gun holders.

    Long live Ethiopia and the world.

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