Crystallizing the issues, bringing focus to the discussion of Alliance formation and the very nature of the Ethiopian Identity post TPLF/EPRDF By GEZEW DERESE

August 26th, 2011 Print Print Email Email

In the last few months, the focus of discussion within the involved Diaspora has and remains to be about forming alliance among the opposition. This issue has unraveled fundamental differences and hot debates among many regarding the necessity and practicality of alliance formation, national unity, ethnic politics and the very nature of the post-TPLF/EPRDF Ethiopian identity.

The campaign for the hearts and minds of Ethiopians is in full swing. It is, hence, imperative to raise some hard questions at this juncture in our history so that we may all make informed decision on the choices in front of us.

For now, I would like to focus on what I would characterize as unclear direction being pursued by Ginbot-7, OLF and ONLF. In my opinion, the time has come to stop the free ride and demand a clear vision to the fundamental questions openly and unequivocally. It is my sincere hope that by so doing, it will help us to see clearly the strength and weaknesses of each vision.

Today is hardly the time to continue giving our leaders the benefit of the doubt and a “leap of faith”. For democracy and justice to prevail, now or in the future Ethiopia we envision to build, we must demand openness and accountability from the actors in the filed. Demanding clarification and debating on pertinent issues with respect is good for democracy. And it is in this spirit that I will highlight some of the issues that I believe require an honest examination and response from the responsible organizations.

1. Are ONLF and OLF pursuing “freedom /separation” from Ethiopia or just freedom from injustice within a united Ethiopia?

One of the major concerns of Ethiopians about the ONLF and OLF has been and continues to be the stated goals and desires of the two organizations. Based on their programs, their stated positions as articulated by their leaders on many occasions, it is evident that both are fighting to “liberate from the colonialist Ethiopia”.

Irrespective of what the G7-leadership and some unofficial spokespersons of the same tend to claim, the two organizations have not yet refuted this fact.. Nevertheless, G7 and some of its supporters seem to be passionately engaged in a campaign to paint a new picture, minimize its relevance or outright force us to turn our attention away from this reality.

Two recent articles that were released to the general public almost the same day by Ato Efrem Madebo – member of the leadership of G7 and by Dr Getachew Begashaw – the unofficial spokesperson of the current G7, OLF, and ONLF project, beg more questions than answer.

Part of Ato Ephrem’s article reads, I quote: “It’s bizarre and it’s really unfortunate that most of the recent naysayers and scribblers read what is not written and try to tell us their faith than what they think. For example, they are all over OLF, but they don’t even know what the acronym OLF/ ኦነግ stands for – they try to be more catholic than the pope by giving the OLF a new name. OLF (Oromo Liberation Front) is not የኦሮሞ ነፃ አውጪ ግምባር – it is (የኦሮሞ ነፃነት ግምባር). The difference between the two is as opposed as black and white (I’m talking color, not people). Please don’t tell us what you believe in, tell us what you think that and only that is what we can share and grow with.”

In this article, Ato Ephrem is clearly telling us, although timidly, that “OLF’s desire is not to liberate/separate Oromiya from Ethiopia but to have an Oromiya that has achieved freedom from tyranny subjugation, etc.” In a way, we are told they are fighting for justice and equality and not necessarily separation.

On Sunday, August 14, 20011, during an interview on Alula AbaNega Paltalk room Dr Getachew Begashaw reiterated the same message when he said “ኦነግ ነጻ ኦሮሚያን እመሠርታለሁ ሲል ሰምቼ አላውቅም” “I have never heard OLF stating that they want to form an independent Ormiya” (see Allula http://www.abugidainfo.com/amharic/?p=6954 ),Well, contradictions notwithstanding, nothing can be further from the truth. Let us see a few facts:

1. The OLF program clearly declares that: “The Oromo Liberation Front [OLF] is a political organization that is struggling for the realization of the national self-determination for the Oromo people and the establishment of independent state of Oromiya”. http://www.oromoliberationfront.info/objectives.htm

More recently, in a letter addressed to the UN Secretary General B. Moon, Mr, Daud Ibsa of the OLF wrote and we quote: “The Oromo people’s struggle for freedom is the natural outcome of occupation by an alien force – the Ethiopian regime. Such right, the struggle against foreign occupation and for self determination, is recognized by international community including the UN.”(OLF letter to Ban Ki-Moon, August 9, 2011)

2. Regarding ONLF, the following is what is openly stated in their web site “Fundamental Considerations of the ONLF”
A) The Ogaden cause is not at the heart of a dispute between the Republic of Somalia and Ethiopia. It is one of the visages of European colonialism in Africa. It is the cause of a nation betrayed by Britain and other colonial powers and annexed by Ethiopia in a manner contrary to the agreements concluded between the Ogaden people and Britain and in conflict with International Law and the Charter of the United Nations.
B) The struggle of the People of Ogaden and the aim of their movement is to obtain the right of self-determination rather than a struggle aimed at realizing the identity of a nationality. This is because Ogaden has never been historically or politically part of Ethiopia. http://onlf.org/?page_id=14
If the above is not a clear statement for separation, if this is not የኦሮሞ ነፃ አውጪ ግምባር; if this is not a vision of establishing an independent Oromiya and Ogaden(ia), what then is it?

In my opinion, what is required from a political figure is a straight talk, look at the painful facts and tell it as it is. When it comes to such important issue as a sovereignty of a nation, no one should be allowed to play with definition etc. I submit that the public has full right to demand full accountability from politicians I this regard.

I would like to invite the readers to look at the facts and be the judge themselves.

Interestingly, here is what Ato Efrem Madebo wrote in 2006 conflicting his present position on the same subject and get perplexed:“ As we all know, in the last twenty five years, the armed wing of the OLF was in action to separate Oromia from Ethiopia…(Enset: Article 39, AFD and the Oromo Liberation Front. Efrem madebo, 2006, www.enset.org/2006/06/article-39-afd-and-oromo-liberation.html

So, why would it be “bizarre” in 2011 to repeat what Ato Ephrem wrote in 2006? Have the facts on the ground changed since? Why try to present OLF as some thing that is other than separatism? Based on one’s own present political stand, it appears that Ato Ephrem and Dr Getachew are simply negating their past by simply applying the old saying that runs in Amharic as “መልከ ጥፉን በስም ይደግፉ”.

The fact of the matter is as they say in Amharic “Azelem Alu Akefe, hulum teshekeme new” whether you say የኦሮሞ ነፃ አውጪ ግምባር OR የኦሮሞ ነፃነት ግምባር OLF’s mission is to “liberate Ormoia from Ethiopian colonialism”. In plain language OLF’s and ONLF’s stated goal is to dismantle Ethiopia. This is the fact and G7 has the duty and responsibility towards its members and the general public to state this fact in no uncertain terms and stop sugarcoating the real desire of these organizations. It is time to come clean.

This issue becomes even more important and highly curious hence demanding of an immediate response when G7 leaders like Ato Andargachew Tsgie clearly state that” we should not use the phrase “Ethiopian unity” while perusing collaboration with different political forces. According to Ato Andargachew, a lot of crime has been perpetuated in the name of unity” (debate on ESAT between Meto Aleqa Ayalsew Dessie and Ato Andargachew). Therefore, according to him, we should not use this phrase as there are those who would be offended by the term “Ethiopian unity”. I find this statement to be insulting to the overwhelming majority of Ethiopians who stand proudly behind “Ethiopian unity “.
And I believe, it is imperative that G7 provide clarification on this issue without delay.

2. What about Art. 39, have we not listened to the people’s message yet?

Another issue that requires immediate clarity is the position of each political party ( or movement ) on the issue of “self determination up to secession”.

The core policy of the TPLF, as enshrined in its constitution under Article 39, is the article of separation into fiefdoms and kingdoms.

As seen in the last 20 years, Ethiopians passionately hate article 39 for it is divisive and inconveniently chokes the people’s aspirations of unity and territorial integrity of their country. A clear evidence of this and the rejection of a separatist agenda became clearly apparent in Ethiopia in 2005. Openly, the CUD put a political platform stating that they fully reject article 39 and declared that if they won the election and form the next government, they would make it null and void. Weyane on the other hand campaigned for the continuation of its policies including the preservation of article 39.

As we all know, Ethiopians overwhelmingly rejected Weyane and gave mandate to the opposition to govern. Clearly, they spoke that they do not want article 39. Simply put, their word was loud and clear: “no more YERASIN EDIL BE RAS MEWESEN ESKE MEGENTEL, NO MORE REFERENDOM TO SEPARATE FROM ETHIOPIA. We are all Ethiopians within a united and indivisible Ethiopia.” Among other things, this was one major message of the 2005 election.

Additionally, in 2009, MEDREK, a coalition of seven organizations operating on the ground in Ethiopia has completely rejected article 39. This is clearly stated in MEDREKS political program. The highly respected elderly politician Ato Bulcha Demeksa articulated this as follows “Oromos do not want secession from Ethiopia and his party has declared its opposition to the corresponding Article 39 of the current government’s constitution. He told Voice of America (VOA) that his OFDM party, various Oromo and other Ethiopian opposition groups inside the new FDD coalition have put this policy as one of their several uniting causes. Mr. Demeksa added that Article 39 was enforced into the constitution by Meles Zenawi’s TPLF in the early 1990s without the wish of Oromo people and political groups active during the transition period. He said Oromo people want democracy, equality and self-governance “
http://www.jimmatimes.com/article/Latest_News/Latest_News/Opposition_MP_Oromos_dont_want_secession_from_Ethiopia/32694

Let us not forget that OLF and ONLF were on the side of TPLF/EPRDF in their advocacy for article 39 in 2005 too. And that idea of article 39 which is shared among the three was rejected in 2005.

I am not surprised that the OLF and ONLF continue to demand self determination. These two organizations wrongly believe they are colonized by Ethiopia. Therefore, what they are asking for (self determination) is to “get their freedom from the colonizer”. In a way, what OLF and ONLF are asking now is what EPLF had been asking before 1993 As Petros Tesfagiorgis wrote, the reasons for the support of Eritrean born students to the then struggle of the Ethiopian progressive forces was rooted in the following thinking: “the Eritrean progressive students realized that if the oppressive feudal system is replaced by a socialist government the problem in Eritrea could be resolved peacefully based on the right of people to self-determination” (The Role of Haile Sellassie University Progressive Students: Excerpt From The conspiracy theory: Part 2, Petros Tesfagiorgis, Nov 27, 2007, Source www.awate.com )
Clearly, just like the Eritrean separatist groups wanted to use the “progressive force” in the 70’s to implement their dream of liberating Eritrea through self determination, today, OLF and ONLF are trying to do the same on the back of G7 and other Ethiopian forces.

Both in their political programs and in many of their public speeches, OLF and ONLF have said that they are willing to collaborate with other Ethiopians provided they agree to implement “the right to self determination” for the people they say they represent. This is straight forward. What OLF and ONLF want as a condition for working together with the pro Ethiopian groups is the acceptance of “the right to self determination implementation “ or in other words the implementation of TPLF’s Article 39 post-the TPLF regime.

Now, if we are all clear with the goal of the two organizations and their bottom line and/or their pre-conditions for agreeing to work with other organizations, then the issue is to clearly understand what G7’s position is on this issue. When G7 starts to work with (or collaborates with) ONLF and OLF, what have they agreed to regarding holding a referendum as articulated by OLF and ONLF? This is a question that G7 should clarify with no delay whatsoever.

In the article I quoted above in 2006, Mr Ephrem Madebo has said the following about article 39 or the “right of nations to self determination up to secession” Article 39 explicitly endangers Ethiopia’s existence as a nation, and it is included in the constitution against the will of the Ethiopian people. The social and economic development of Ethiopia is highly dependent on the unity of the Ethiopian people, therefore, no Ethiopian would be happy to see an article in his/her constitution that could reduce the size, political, and economic importance of Ethiopia” Enset: Article 39, AFD and the Oromo Liberation Front. Efrem madebo, 2006, www.enset.org/2006/06/article-39-afd-and-oromo-liberation.html
As member of the leadership of G7, does he now support this same concept “self determination “ put forward by ONLF and OLF.

On Sunday August 14, 20011, in an interview with the Alula Aba Nega paltalk room, Dr Getachew Begashaw has openly declared that he supports the referendum demand as articulated by OLF and ONLF ( see Allula http://www.abugidainfo.com/amharic/?p=6954 ), Well, let’s just hope that this was a mistake inadvertently uttered during the heat of the moment or, if not, let’s just hope this becomes clearer down the road.

During the recent ESAT interview with Meto Aleka Ayalsew Dessie, Ato Andargachew has said that while G7 is currently in discussion with OLF and ONLF, at the end, the alliance will be formed only among those who support the unity of Ethiopia. Now it is time to be clear and clean on this issue. Does G7 agree or not with the OLF’s and ONLF;’s demand for self-determination up to and including secession? If the answer is yes, will they also agree to a similar referendum for other Ethnic groups like the Sidamas, Amharas, Gurage’s, Afar’s etc? If this is about the right of one or two “ethnic groups”, does G7 think that other ethnic groups too have the same right? Where does this referendum stop? Does this mean then G7’s vision for post EPRDF/TPLF Ethiopia is to ask all ethnic groups whether they want to be part of Ethiopia or not? Is this the way to build or destroy Ethiopia?
I think it is time for G7 to come clean on this issue too without delay. I believe that this could happen only if we the people demand such clarity and hold the politicians accountable.

3. Awra dirijit “one strong leading organization” or an alliance of equals; are we laying the ground for pluralist future or for dictatorship?

One important issue that is increasingly becoming clear in this debate is whether it is necessary to form an alliance among Ethiopian forces (alliance of equal partners) , or whether alliance formation should revolve around one major leading political party AWRA DIRIJIT

During a debate with Meto Aleka Ayal Sew Dessie on ESAT, Ato Andargachew Tsigie was asked whether his organization, G7, would be willing to start a parallel process of unity /alliance formation with pro Ethiopian forces while continuing its engagement with OLF and ONLF. His answer was simply evasive and derogatory at the same time: “the poor Ethiopian forces are just useless elements”.

While the G7 leaders try for soft landing on this issue, Dr Getachew puts it bluntly in his article entitled “ Why engage in dialog with OLF and others ethno centric organization on the issue of Ethiopian Unity” http://www.abugidainfo.com/amharic/?p=6775

Well, the biggest question in this regard is, so how is this different from the TPLF’s concept of YEABITOYAWI DEMOCRACY leadership?

Few weeks ago, Dr Getachew quoted Eskindir Nega on OLF related issue. I want to remind Dr Getchew that Eskinder has also written about the Stalinist nature of the concept of “Awra/ Mmeri Detigit” or “vanguard party”. This concept of vanguard party has been related to the dictatorship of one party and the manipulation of the political process. Clearly, the concept of “Meri detejit” is a recipe for dictatorship. I believe that Ethiopians are not only interested to remove the TPLF/EPRDF dictatorship and replace it with a new one.I do not want to speculate and say that G7 is preparing to establish dictatorship in Ethiopia. But surely the concept of Awra / Meri Derejit is a recipe for the vicious cycle of dictatorship/s.

So the question that follows must be: do we need an alliance that fosters plurality, or do we really want to build “one strong party” that will lead “every one” to victory and establish a possible dictatorship. History has shows us that whether it comes from TPLF or the opposition “Awra/ Meri Derejit/vanguard party” eventually leads to dictatorship. I would rather stand for pluralism with all its messes than for any form of dictatorship. We have had enough of this for the last four decades! I stand for pluralism with all its challenges and oppose any form of “AWRA / MERI DEREJIT “.

There are also additional questions that could be raised for further clarification. This will include issues such as the relationship with Eritrea, the issue of What is cooking up there and why is G7 implicated on way or another?

The move forward

In my opinion, there are a number of issues that G7 has to clarify without delay. If it wants to enjoy the public support and backing, it is essential that G7 clarifies its position on the above and other major issues pertaining to the current engagement with ONLF and OLF.

The request for clarification should not be seen as an attack on or the provocation of G7. I see G7 as a unity force that has the potential to contribute tremendously to the struggle for the elimination of the TPLF/EPRDF’s dictatorship and replacing it with a democratic system. Unity between G7 and other unity forces is a nightmare for the TPLF’s regime and a sigh of relief for all Ethiopians who want to replace the current ethno-centric regime.

Public participation is the bedrock of citizen empowerment, a democratic culture and the prevention of abuse of power. It is the means by which political leaders and organizations are held accountable. This participation by the public can take many forms including actively writing on topics of interest, engaging in discussion forums and providing opinions on proposed agendas of political organizations and public leaders.

Organizations are led by people and as they say “People learn best when they are fully accountable and when they experience the consequence of their work”. I have no doubt that the current debate will help a lot in shaping and advancing an agenda of common interests among Ethiopians. So I would say, let us keep the debate in a respectful and constructive manner.

God bless Ethiopia

  1. Lilly
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    There is no doubt that the writer of the article is a confused arrogant person who has no point to disagree with ginbot 7 program instead he wrote with fabricated lies and baseless type accusation to attack ginbot 7 leaders and members. The most laughable part of the writer is that he said that he supports MEDERK which is a collection of unity and ethic based parties while he is sure that ato bulcha said verbally that his party is not in favor of article 39 while he has no assurance that if ato bulcha’s party or other ethnic based parties within mederk will apply their unrevealed agenda if they conquer power. While his non sense garbage article exposes his own personality hate against a few ginbot 7 leaders as same as eprp and other anti ginbot 7 worthless individuals who declared a cyber-war against ginbot 7 where they have been writing a number of pages every day to attack ginbot 7 while they are screaming day in and day out all over the planet to bombard ginbot 7 in order to destroy the new coordinated struggle by any means possible.

    Frankly speaking there is not a significant political ideological different between the home based ethnic parties and diaspora based ethnic parties except the type of struggle that they engaged. The only difference between the two is that the home based ethnic parties have a peaceful type of struggle where they are using mainly the election to replace the current weyane whereas the diaspora based ethic parties are engaged in armed struggle type as a means to remove the weyane cancer group. However, we have no guarantee that the home based ethic parties are better of the diaspora or vice versa except a trust and a mutual interest. Indeed, udj is joined the collation of parties along with the home based ethic parties in order to replace weyane using coordinated type of struggle which should be supported at the same route ginbot 7 has started a deep public dialog to begin a coordinated type of struggle in order to remove the weyane which is again should highly supported.

    However, the bold move by OLF, G-7 and ONLF to form alliance is very encouraging not only to organization members, but also to the general public, and at the same time it will emasculate the divide and rule tactic of weyane gangs. The different groups deciding to coordinate their struggle is not political suicide as the writer and other worthless eprp, mead and confused individuals assumed,, but a smart move to challenge the well-armed tribal gang, otherwise without it, it would be considered as if they are trying to clamp with one hand and of course they would be eaten by ravenous wolf (Tigrian gangs) turn by turn. But the writer and the new anti ginbot 7 groups do not have any shame to put such kind of statement to blackmail some individuals, as in their heart they know that they are the worst enemies than weyane as they do nothing but keep attacking genuine oppositions.

    Obviously, It would be far too easy to simply denounce the upcoming potential unity of these groups and pointing out dirty fingers without having an alternative solution. Of course, everyone is asking and demanding the same question to the anti-unity groups who are committing a political subside in the name of Ethiopian unity. However their motive is not a productive exercise as we see them everyday name calling, and attacking individuals and labeling genuine Ethiopians as shabia which is not different from weyane dirty & poor political strategy. Of course, we have seen clearly that dealing with disagreement by engaging in personal attacks & questioning people’s motives and integrity have been extremely damaging to the democracy movement as they hinder the corporation & teamwork necessary to promote and build democracy among various oppositions.

    Those people who are opposing the unity among g7, olf, & onlf don’t have a clear alternative to fight weyane except uttering their non-existed dreamy united Ethiopian forces, which is inappropriate and non-sense. They are screaming day in and day out against olf, onlf & ginbot 7, and making a loud and illogical noise, which is of course boring and disgusting. Freedom lover Ethiopians should be joyful to see alliance among diverse opposition groups, because such organized struggle can automatically cut off the existence of the Tigrian criminal gangs who are using divide and rule as the main dogmatic device.

    Finally, whether we like it or not the real members of eprp are either died or left the party long time ago, but unfortunately the current eprp claimed members who cant do anything better except insulting, intimidating and destroying the struggle as seen for the last 20 years, they are simply a bunch of moron power, war, and money mongers who are even worse than weyane. Of course, there are also some confused, non-sense and lair individuals who are gaining space over cyber to misinform some gullible Ethiopians. These individuals are highly known by their character assassination as they are always jumping from one group to the other in order to attack genuine oppositions and yet they have bombarded birtuakn previously and now and before they have attacked the current ginbot 7 leaders where they are driven always by hate and wistful emotions. As a result, the current coordinated type anti ginbot 7 destruction type of cyber war is a deliberate purpose of the joint destruction forces of eprp, mead so called supporters, and some moron individuals, and their main goal is nothing but they are simply inspired by jealousy type of dirty politics where they have been writing irrelevant staff and flooding all over cyber as they don’t even get enough sleep to accomplish their dirty goal.

    Indeed, in the eyes of many Ethiopians these cyber warriors are unknown. And most importantly the majority of Ethiopians don’t know or have no clue about these group existence. In fact, these group has a little supporter around paltalk where they are simply a bunch of few losers. However, it’s our obligation to stand in favor of truth and tell these worthless individuals that enough is enough. And most importantly, we know it is the same type of group that have added gas during kinijit mess that had helped weyane to destroy the party easily and it’s the same group that is underway to destroy the struggle that is started by olf, onlf and g7, and as the expression say….fool me once shame on you…and fool me twice shame on me….and we should not give any more chance for mercenaries that are under the skirts of “Ethiopian Unity” to destroy our struggle.

  2. Unity
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    ከእንደዚህ አይነት ፅሁፎችና አስተያየቶች እያደር አንድ የተረዳሁት ትልቅ ነገር ቢኖር በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ የተማረው ክፍልና የፖለቲካ ምህዳሩን ተቆጣጥሮ ህበረተሰብን ወይንም በሄርን ወይንም ህዝብንና ሀገርን እመራለሁ እያለ ላይ ታች የሚባዝነው ምሁሩ የፖለቲካ ልሂቅ (Intellectual think-tank or Elite) አብዛኛው ግራ መጋባት(confusion) የሚታይበትና እር በእርሱም በቀናነት ለመግባባትና ወደ መፍትሄ ለመምጣት እጅጉን እንደቸገረው ነው፡፡ከዚህ በመነጨም አንዳንድ ጊዜ ተስፋ በመቁረጥ ስሜት የመማርና የመመራመር ፋይዳውና ጥቅሙ ምንድን ነው እንድልም የሚገፋፋኝ ነው፡፡ከላይ የጠቀስኩት የፖለቲካ ምህዳሩን የተቆጣጠረው ምሁሩ ክፍል ቅንነትና ግልፅነትም ጭመር የራቀው ይመስለኛል፡፡እውነቴን ነው የምለው አንዳንድ ጊዜ አንድ ፊቱን ያልተማረው የህበረተሰብ ክፍል የእለት ተእለት ህይወት ውስጥ ያለውን አለመግባባትና ግጭት በተሻለ መልኩ በመካከሉ ለመፍታተት እንደሚችል እየተሰማኝ ነው፡፡የሰው ልጅ ፊደል ሲቆጥር ሲማር ሲመራመር በአእምሮውና በልቦናው የበለጠ ቆንጆና ብሩህ እየሆነ ነገሮችን የበለጠ ሰፋ አድርጎ የሚያይ ብልህ እርስ በእርሱ በቀላሉ ያለብዙ ንግግርና ሁካታ የሚግባባ እየሆነ ይሄዳል እንጂ እንዴት ጭራሽ ወደ ኋላ ተንሸራቶ የባሰ ሀኬተኛ ተመፃዳቂ እኔን ብቻ ስሙኝ ባይ እኔ ነኝ ብቻ አዋቂ ባይ አጉል ብልጣብልጥ ቂመኛ ተበቃይ ወዘተ እየሆነ እንዴት ይሄዳል?ይህ 85 ፐርሰንት ገበሬ የሆነ ምስኪን ኢትየጵያዊ አፈር እየገፋ ያስተማረው ምሁር ነኝ ባይ መጨረሻ እንደዚህ አይነት የማይረባ ሀኬተኛ ሸፍጠኛና እርስ በርሱ የሚለያይና የማይስማማ ከመሆን ውጪ ዛሬም ይህንን ምስኪን ገበሬ በሬ በቀንበር እየጠመደ የበሬ ጭራ ተከትሎ ከማረስ ሊያድነው አለመቻሉን ሳስብ ውስጤ እጅጉን ያዝናል፡፡ውድ ምሁራን ፖለቲከኞች ሁሉ እያራመዳችሁ ያላችሁት የራሳችሁን የውስጥ እምነትና ፍላጎት ብቻ ነውን ወይንስ የዚህችን ድሃና ምስኪን ሀገር ዛሬም በረሃብና በእርዛት ህዝቦቿ እየተሰቃዩ ያሉትንና እርዱኝ ድረሱልኝ እያሉ የስቆቃ ድምፅ እያሰሙ ያሉትን ምስኪን ህዝቦቿን ፍላጎት ጭምር?
    እውነቴን ነው የምለው የኢትዮጵያ ፖለቲከኛ ምሁራን በፈጣሪም በታሪክም ከተጠያቂነት አትተርፉም፡፡
    ጭንቅላታጭሁን ሁሉ የሞላው ሳትምረምሩና ሳታገናዝቡ እንደወረደ የተቀበላችሁትና እንደ በቀቀን የምትለፈልፉት የፈረንጅ የቲዎሪ ትምህርት ብቻ ነው እንዴ? Where is our wisdom and common sense apart from our mere knowledge? I think, because our mere theoretical knowledge is mainly without wisdom, is by itself becoming our own enemy and hindrance to plunge us in to this sort of confusion, misunderstanding and quandary.
    እያንዳንዳችን የድርሻዬን ብቻ ልውሰድ እነጂ የድርሻዬን ላድርግ ለማለት ፈፅሞ የማንፈልግ ከሆነና በአስተዋይነትና በብልህነት ሳይሆን በአፈጮሌነትና በአጉል ብልጣብልጥነት ጊዚያዊ ጥቅማችንን ለማሳደድ በመፈለግ ለመመራት አስበን ከሆነ በስተመጨረሻ አወዳደቃችን ከሁለት ያጣ የሆነ እጅግ የከፋ ነው የሚሆነው፡፡ምናልባትም የድርሻዬ ብለን በስግብግብነት ያሰብነውንም ነገር ጭምር ላናገኘው እንችላለን፡፡እኔ እንደተረዳሁት ከሆነ ከልበ-ቅንነትና ግልፅነት ይልቅ አጉል ብልጣብልጥነትና መሰሪነት እጅጉን ተስፋፍቶና አይሎ ይገኛል፡፡ብዙዎቹ በሰዎች መካከል ያሉ አለመግባባቶች በልበ-ቅንነትና በግልፅነት ላይ የተመሰረተ ከሆነ አስቸጋሪ ቢሆንም እንኳን በስተመጨረሻ አንድ መፍትሄ የማያገኙበት ምንም አይነት ምክንያት አይኖርም፡፡እንዴ ሰው እንዴት ፊደል መቁጠሩንና መማሩን ላለመግባባትና ለጠማማነት ይጠቀምበታል?በቃ በተጨባጭ ያሉት አጠቃላይ ነባራዊ ሁኔታዎች እኮ የምንፈልገውን ብቻ ሳይሆን የግድ የሚያስፈልገንን ነገር ብቻ እንድናደርግ ግድ ይለናል፡፡አሁን በተጨባጭ ያለው የዚህች ምስኪን ሀገርና ህዘቦቿ እንዲሁም የአጠቃላዩ የአለም ተጨባጭ ነባራዊ ሁኔታ ከፖለቲካ ብልጣብልጥነት ባለፈ ሳይንሳዊና ምክንያታዊ በሆነ ምልክም ጭምር በትክክልና በእውነት የሚፈቅደው አግባብነት ያለው ነገር የቱ ነው ብሎ መጠየቅ ትልቅ ነገር ይመስለኛል፡፡ ለየብቻቸችን ተከፋፍለን(በምን አይነት መልኩ እንደምንከፋፈል መስማማቱ እራሱ አንድ ትልቅ የቤት ሰራ መሆኑ ሳይረሳ) የተሻለ ህይወት የሚያመጣልን ከሆነ ተለያይተን መሞከርም እንችላለን፡፡በመካከላችን ያለውን የመለያየትን ወይንም የልዩነትን አካሄድ ልንደርስበት እስከምንችለው ጥግ ወይንም ፅንፍ ድረስ ምክንያታዊ በሆነ መልኩ እየተከራከርን እንሂድ ካልንና ነገሮችን በተለያየ አቅጣጫ እየሄድን አሁን ያለንበትን ደረጃ ለምን ይህ ሆነ ብለን ብንጠይቅ አጥጋቢ የሆነ ምክነያታዊ ምላሽ ልናገኝለት አንችልም፡፡እኔም ሆንኩኝ የዚህ ፀሀፊ ባለቤት ወይንም አቶ ኤፍሬም ማዴቦ ወይንም ዶ/ር ብርሀኑ ነጋ ወይንም ዶ/ር ጌታቸው በጋሻው ከዚህ ወይንም ከዚያ ብሄረሰብ እንወለድ ብለን አንዳችንም በራሳችን ስልጣንና ፈቃድ አልተወለድንም፡፡
    ወይንም አንዳችንም በኢትዮጵያ ወይንም በኬንያ ወይንም በአውሮፓ ወይንም በአሜሪካ ካለ ቤተሰብ ወይንም ሀገር እንወለድ ብለንም በራሳችን ስልጣን አልመጣንም፡፡በቃ ነገሮች አንዳንድ ጊዜ እኛ እንደምንፈለገው ሳይሆን ለእኛ እንደሚያስፈልገን ሆነን ተፈጥሮና ህይወት ለራሳቸው እንድንገዛ ባስቀመጡልን ህግና ስርዓት ተገዢ በመሆን እንድንኖር እንዲሆን በቃ ህይወት በራሷ ግድ ትለናለች፡፡ሁላችንም በዚህች ምድር ላይ በህይወት የመኖሪያ ጊዜያችን ውስን ነው፡፡በቃ ማነው የፖለቲካ ምሁር ይህን እውነታ በክርክር ለመቀየር የሚችል? ወይንስ ለእያንዳንዳችን እግዚአብሄር አንተ በዚህ ቦታ ብቻ ኑር ብሎ ለእያንዳንዳችን የቦታ ካርታ ወስኖልናልን?ስለዚህም ህይወት ነፃነትንም ግዴታንም ጭምር አጣምራ ለግሳናለች፡፡እንዳንጨቆን ነፃነትን እንደፈለግን እንዳንሆን ደግሞ ግዴታንና ሃላፊነት መውሰድን ህይወት የሰጠችን ነባራዊ እውነታ ነው፡፡
    I think we are not some how disciplined to be guided or ruled by existing realities beyond our control or interest. We all have our own unbridled lust and demand beyond which existing realities can support. And because we do not have this sort of discipline we all want to gallop our dream horse in different directions, even to where we really do not know exactly of its ultimate destination. And may be (I may get mistaken here) that we are all living “the illusion of Democracy” as if it is something that can be applicable beyond existing realities without due consideration.
    As if democracy is a Meta truth beyond all existing realities and life-support systems.
    በቅዱስ መፅሀፍ ሁሉ ተፈቅዷል ሁሉ ግን ለበጎ አይሆነም ተብሎ ተፅፏል፡፡
    በሀገራችን የአባቶች ተረትም ሁለት እግር አለኝ ተብሎ ሁለት ዛፍ አይወጣም፡፡
    Therefore life is not only a matter of choice or in the modern term “Democracy”.
    In fact it is also a matter of obeying natural and social laws, harmony, solidarity, order and discipline and taking responsibility for own actions.እኔ እንደተራደሁት ከሆነ(ልሳሳት እችላለሁኝ) ብዙዎቻችን ይህንን እውነታ በቅጡ የተረዳን አይመስለኝም፡፡ብዙዎቻችን ይህንን እውነታ አስማምተንና አመጣጥነን አስታርቀን ከመኖር ይልቅ የከረረ አንዱን ጫፍ ይዘን በጭፍን እየተመራን ያለን ይመስለኛል፡፡አንዳንዶች እለቱን ሲገነጠሉ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ወይንም አፍሪካ ውስጥ ሳይሆን እለቱን ተተኮሰው ባህር ተሻግረው መሀል አውሮፓ ወይንም አሜሪካ ውስጥ ቁጭ የሚሉ የሚመስላቸው አሉ፡፡አንዳንዶችም ኢትዮጵያዊነት ወይንም የኢትዮጵያ አንድነት ለአንድ ዜጋ የህይወት አንድ ክፍል ብቻ እንደሆነ ከማየት ይልቅ በራሱ የህይወት የመጨረሻ ግብ አድርገው የሚያዩ አሉ፡፡
    አንዳንዶች ኢትዮጵያዊነትን በስሜት ላይ ብቻ የተመሰረተ አድርገው ወይንም አንዲመሰረት አድርገው ለማቅረብ ይፈልጋሉ፡፡አንዳንዶች ደግሞ በተቃራኒው ፅንፍ ኢትዮጵያዊነትን በምክንያታዊነት ላይ ብቻ የተመሰረተ አድርገው ወይንም አንዲመሰረት አድርገው ለማቅረብ ይፈልጋሉ፡፡ብቻ እንደ ፔንዱለም ከአንዱ ጫፍ አንዱ ጫፍ እየተወዛወዝን ሚዛን የጠበቀና የተረጋጋ ሁኔታ ላይ መሆን አልቻልንም፡፡
    መገንጠል ወይንም አለመገንጠል የተወሰኑ የፖለቲካውን ምህዳር የተቆጣጠሩ ምሁራኖች የግል ፍላጎትና እምነት ብቻ ሊሆን ፈፅሞ አይችልም ወይንም አይገባም፡፡ፍሎጎታቸውን እምነታቸውንና አላማቸውን ከምን በመነጨ እንደሆነ በእጅጉ በእጅጉ ቆም ብለው በጥሞና ሊያጤኑት ይገባል፡፡
    አንዳንዶች ምናልባት ለዚህኛው ብሄር ለዚያኛው ብሄር የቆምኩ ጠበቃ ነኝ እያሉ ከመመፃደቃቸው በፊት ቆሜለታለሁ የሚሉትን ህዝብ ፍላጎትና የልብ ትርታ ሊያድምጡለት ይገባል እላለሁኝ፡፡
    ምናልባትም በዚህ ሽፋን አንዳንዶች የግል ጥቅማቸውን እያሳደዱበትም ጭምር እንደሆነም ሊጤን ይገባል፡፡ከታሪክም ሆነ አሁንም በተጨባጭ እንደሚታየው የውጪ ምእራባውያን መንግስታት ከማንም በላይ መሳሪያ ላነሳ ተገንጣይ ለሚባል (Secessionist Group) የተለየ ቦታ ይሰጣሉ፡፡ከዚህ አንፃርም OLF እና ONLF ከሌሎች ተቃዋሚ ሀይሎች በተለየ አትኩሮትን እየሳቡ ነው፡፡ስለዚህም እነዚህን እንመራለን የሚሉትም ግለሰቦች እንደዚሁ የተለየ እንክብካቤና የተለያየ ድጋፍ ይደረግላቸዋል፡፡
    ይህ የሚሆነው ግን ሀሳባቸው ድንቅ ስለሆነ ወይንም ለህዝባቸው ዘለቄታዊ ጥቅም ስለሚያመጣ አይደለም፡፡ጠንካራ የሆኑ ትልቅና ብዙ ህዝብ ያላቸው የተረጋጉ ሀገራት እንዲኖሩ ስለማይፈለግ ነው፡፡
    በተቃራኒው ግን ሰፋ ባለ መልኩ ሀገራዊ አንድነትን መሰረት አድርጎ ለአጠቃለዩ ለህዝቦች ዘለቄታዊ አንድነት ደህንነትና ጥቅም መሰረት አድርጎ ስለ ብዙሀኑ ህዝቦች ጠበቃ የሚቆም ናሽናሊስት አዝማሚያ ያለውን ሀይል ግን ምእራባውያን ብዙም ለማስተናገድ አይፈልጉም፡፡ይህ ገሀድ የወጣ ነገር ነው፡፡ይህንንም የማይረዳ ፖለቲከኛ ያለ አይመስለኝም፡፡እነ ወያኔና ሻእብያ ደርግን ለመጣል በሚያደርጉት ትግል ድጋፍ ያገኙበትም አንዱ ምክንያት በቀዳሚነት የሻእብያ ኤርትራን ለማስገንጠል መነሳትና የወያኔ ትግራይ ነፃ-አውጪ በሚል ስም ትግል መጀመር ነው፡፡ስለዚህም የኢትዮጵያ አንድነት ውስጣዊም ብቻ ሳይሆን ውጪያዊ ፈተናም ጭምር አለበት፡፡መገንጠልን የሚያቀነቅኑ የፖለቲካ ሀይሎች ቆመንለታል ከሚሉት ከህዝባቸው ዘለቄታዊ ጥቅም ይልቅ የራሳቸውን ግለሰባዊ ጥቅምና ፍላጎት የሚያስቀድሙና የሚያሳድዱ ከሆነ ገንዘብ ባላቸው ባእዳን ሀይሎች በጥቅማጥቅም በቀላሉ ለመደለል የተመቻቹ ናቸው፡፡የውጪ ሀይሎችም ይህንን እውነታ ስለሚያውቁ ለእነሱ የተለየ እንክብካቤ በማድረግ ከብዙሀኑ ይነጥሏቸዋል፡፡

    ለማጠቃለል ግን እንገነጠላለን የምትሉ ሀይሎችም ሆናችሁ በተቃራኒው ያላችሁ የአንድነት ሀይሎች ግን ለነባራዊ ሁኔታ ስርዓት ይዛችሁ ተገዢ ሁኑ፡፡ በራሳችሁ የህልም አለም ብቻ አትኑሩ፡፡ከራሳችሁ ፍላጎት ይልቅ ለህዝባችሁ ፍላጎትና ጥቅም የበለጠ ተገዢ ሁኑ፡፡ ከማህበራዊም ብቻ ሳይሆን ከተፈጥሯዊ ህግ አንፃር ጭምርም ሲታይ መለያየት ባብዛኛው የሚፈለግ ነገር አይደለም፡፡አንቀፅ-39
    በራሱ መጥፎ ነገር ነው፡፡ለምሳሌ ባልና ሚስት አስቀድመው ሲጋቡ ልንለያይ ስለምንችል ብለው የጋብቻ ስምምነታቸው ላይ ወደፊት “የማንስማማ ሲሆን መለያየት እንችላለን” ብለው ይህንን አይጠቅሱትም፡፡ምክንያቱም የማይስማሙ ሲሆን የግድ አብረው ያለፍላጎታቸው ስለማይኖሩ መለያየት እንደሚችሉ ሳይታለም የተፈታ ነገር ነውና፡፡ሌላው አቶ መለስ ወይም ኦነግ ከደርግ የተረከቡት በሌላው አለም እውቅና ያላቸው የተለያዩ ራሳቸውን የቻሉ ሀገራት ወይንም ግዛቶችን ቢሆን ኖሮ አንቀፅ-39ን ለማስገባት የተወሰነ ምክንያት ይሆን ነበር፡፡እንደኔ እንደኔ በራሳችን በጎረቤቶቻችን ሀገራትና በሌላው አለም እየተፈጠረ ካለው የአለም ተጨባጭ ነባራዊ ሁኔታ እንፃር በኢትዮጵያ አንድነት ላይ ቢያንስ ነገሮች የተረጋጋ መልክ እስኪይዙ የጠራ አቋም ይዞ መርጋቱ እጅግ አስተዋይነት ይመስለኛል፡፡
    ደግሞም ኢትዮጵያዊነት ሲደላንና ሲመቸን ብቻ የምንቀበለው ሲከፋንና ሳይመቸን ሲቀር ደግሞ ወጊድ ብለን የምንከዳው ነገር መሆን የለበትም፡፡ወይንም ኢትዮጵያዊነት የተለየ ጥቅምና ቦታ እተሰጠን ሌላው እንደ ህፃን ልጅ በልምምጥ እሽሩሩ እያለን በከንቱ ውዳሴ የምንቀበለው ነገር መሆን የለበትም፡፡
    ከኢትየጵያዊነት የራሳችንን የድርሻችንን ለማግኘት እንደምንፈልገው ሁሉ አስቀድመን ለዚሁ ኢትዮጵያዊነት የራሳችንን የድርሻችንን እንዳቅማችን ማድረግ እንዳለብንም መዘንጋት የለብንም፡፡ ብዙዎቻችን ያልዘራነውን ለማጨድ ነው የምንፈልገው፡፡ከኢትዮጵያ መገንጠል የሚል ሀሳብ ተግባራዊ መሆን ያለበት በቀናነት የሚቻለው አማራጭ ሁሉ በጥረት ተደርጎ ውጤት ለማምጣት ሳይቻል ሲቀር እንደ መጨረሻ እማራጭ እንጂ እንዲያው ዝምብሎ እንደ ዛፍ ቅርንጫፍ እንዲሁ እገነጠላለሁ ማለት ተገቢ አይደለም፡፡ከተፈጥሮ ህግ እንኳን እንደምንማረው ቅርንጫፍ ከዋናው ህይወት ካለው ዛፍ ግንድ ሲገነጠል ህይወት አይኖረውም፡፡
    እንደሚመስለኝ ከሆነ ከተራው ህዝብ ይልቅ የፖለቲካ ምህዳሩን በዋናነት በሞኖፖል የተቆጣጠረው ምሁራኑ ኤሊት እጅግ በጣም ችግር አለበት፡፡ስለዚህም ሀገርና ህዝብ እመራለሁ እንደማለቱ መጠን እራሱን ቆም ብሎ ይፈትሽ፡፡ተራው ምስኪን ህዝብማ በዚህ ኑሮ እጅግ በጣም በተቃወሰበት እጅግ ቀውጢ ፈታኝ ወቅት እንኳን በትእግስት ብሶቱን ወደፈጣሪ ከማሰማት ውጪ አንገቱን ደፍቶ ነው ያለው፡፡እንደ ሌላው ሀገር ቢሆን ይህ አይነት እጅግ የከፋ ማህበራዊ ቀውስ እጅግ ወዲያውኑ መጥፎ የሆነ የቀጣይ ብጥብጥ የመበታተንና የመባላት ዋዜማ በሆነ ነበር፡፡ኢትዮጵያና ህዘቦቿም አሁን ያሉት በፈጣሪ ቸርነትና ፈቃድ እንጂ በፖለቲካ ምሁራኖቻችን ስምምነትና የብስለት አመራር አይደለም፡፡ወይንም ስልጣን ላይ ባለው አገዛዝ ችሎታና ብቃት አይደለም፡፡

    እግዚአብሄር ኢትዮጵያን ይጠብቅ፡፡

  3. ጉረኞች
    | #3

    It is curious to understand if G7 supporters know what they are doing? They were supposed to come out as defenders of Ethiopian unity first and challenge their leadership by asking these kinds of relevant questions. What they are doing right now is simply deplorable, they are blindly defending a wrong strategy, to destroy the territorial integrity of Ethiopia first in order to form unknown unity. For genuine representation of the interest of Ethiopia, G7 even OLF and ONLF has to come out of the grip of Shabea. How long these groups want to be manipulated with Shabea to destroy Ethiopia? It is simply sad!!

  4. love
    | #4

    I think it is not wrong to discuss and try to solve the problems that ONLF and OLf
    however, we Ethiopians should not be afraid of talking about “Ethiopian unity” for gods sake we live in a nation called Ethiopia whether ONLF and OLF likes it or not. How can you lead and win to oust weyane without unity? Why are we Ethiopains are afraid of to say Ethiopian unity? Wasn’t that how we beat colonization? Obviously ONLF and OLF come from outside of Ethiopia and within Oromos. They sit outside causing havoc and division like TPLF while Oromos and Somalis are suffering. Why do we have to give up our right to be Ethiopian in order to bring peace in Ethiopia by ousting TPLF? OLF and ONLF have been subordinates of TPLF and Shaebia, well, I say let them seceed. What we need to do is lobby every Ethiopian friends as TPLF is trying to destroy Ethiopia’s image, but we must bring that back that proud Ethiopia must lobby heavily so that we get help from the West, I doubt however about UK, but let us lobby with every developing and developed country to help us and let Ethiopians fight their own fight see who wins, that is all I can say. I agree with the article that G7 must be both honest to Ethiopians as well as to both OLF and ONLF and they must do the same. By the way, why are OLF and ONLF vague without making it clear about self determination? why don’t they list their wants clearly. Oromo population 40% are muslims 25% are christians. I can see why OLF is adamant in secession. It fully get support from Egypt. So it identifies it self as muslim first so are they going to attack christian Oromos if they don’t go their way? Indeed another dictatorship in the making. I say, Amara prominents and OLF must sit with conflict transformation expert list what OLF wants. The issue is OLF and oNLF are not being heard and they have not been clear themselves typical Weyane style. They should straight forward say the list they want is this this this, they are obligated to do that. Ethiopians also must recognize the plight that Oromos. Let theme deice if there is no agreement then let OLF continue to fight until they get their freedom if they win.

  5. Zerayakob Yared
    | #5

    Unity,

    አድናቆቴን ተቀበል! አድማጮችህንም ያብዛቸው!

  6. Sheger
    | #6

    I don’t get G-7.

  7. tola
    | #7

    Who is confused?the writer or the blind followers.I always wonder some of the G7 supporters are in love with Ethiopia or Brehanu Nega.They just simpily trash every articles who questioned G7.I never see them arguing with the issue instead, they try dehumanize others than assessing them seleves.Let me tell you one thing because of you other loyalist still dictaters are there.Mengisu servived for 17 years because blind supportes;Melese is in power more than 20 years because of blind supporters & opportunists.Let think beyond that,Ethiopia frist not indviduals.If you don’t have the campacity to argue just keep quite.

  8. Dirversity with unity
    | #8

    The article is right on the point. The leaders of T.P.L.F and Genbot 7 are the product of Ethiopan student movement—and their starting point is how best to institute this Ethno based governance in Ethiopia. So Genbot 7 , most of us thought that, has learned a lesson from TPLF junta and would apt out for different rout for democratic Ethiopia. There are some strategic decisions Genbot 7 took which are admirable, such as not attacking other political organizations even though it is attacked by theme. That was a wise decision because the focuses is going to be on TPLF not on pro Ethiopian political organizations. But the issue of Ethiopian unity is not something we should relegate for Genbot 7 to play with. Or we don’t have to promote OLF politics if it is not a part of a solution within the context of Ethiopian unity. We can be accommodative of divers Ethiopians under democratic governance but we can’t accommodate any one outside of Ethiopian nation. If Genbot 7 leaders fail to come clean on this issue all other issue became irrelevant. Context matters for political solution. Also Genbot 7 has to continue a good working relationship with other Ethiopian political organization. They have to strength all pro Ethiopian groups while convincing the kind of OLF and other groups the advantages of democratic Ethiopia. Clarity of purpose would serve everyone. Let us get this clear then we would know what the sacrifice is for. If we have a genuine respect for Ethiopian people we need to threat Ethiopian as an end not as a means to an End. That is how Derg , and TPLF have been treating Ethiopian. That got to stop.

  9. Anonymous
    | #9

    Great article; thank you very much.

    It is now clear that those three individuals and probably some of their followers do not care about Ethiopia. The reason is that most of what they talk about is full of lies and clearly against the interest of the majority of the Ethiopian people. Probably they are some of the few in the whole world who advocate for the dismantling of their own country favoring separatists. It is irritating when they try to rationalize in a very lame way. It is indeed nauseating and shame on them. This leads to the conclusion that what they are after is about their own interest. They think associating themselves with the separatists at this time will be beneficial for them in the future (it is an investment) because they think, due to their military muscle, the separatists will take power in Ethiopia when the TPLF regime is challenged by people’s uprising like Libya. They are just gambling with territory future at the expense of a whole country and 80 million people. The separatists are very clear about their goal or agenda (to dismantle Ethiopia) and what do these people expect to come out of them if at all they take power? I can say that this is totally irresponsibility of the highest degree blinded by mere selfish motives.

    I do not agree with the author that Ethiopians should spend any time discussing about this issue. It is clear as black and white- unity or not unity. What is there to discuss? As clear as it is what Ethiopians should now do is to focus on building unity among themselves to protect their country. Learning from their experiences and from the new facts, they should stop fighting among each other. This includes to stop name calling, ridiculing, sabotaging etc. each other. They should rather respect and support each other as newly discovered competitors standing in unison in defense of one country and one people. This is the lesson that should be taken from all this discussion and political battle. In a way it is good that this could surface at this crucial time because it has helped to know more clearly who is who, and what should be done next. Please stop wasting time by talking about what is totally wrong but move on to do what is good for the country. It is now high time to do this. Remember, TPLF is not sitting ideally either.

  10. deyyo
    | #10

    Questions keep coming up about the objective of the deal between g7,olf,onlf. Any organisation that claims to represent the public should come out clean and state what it stands for. olf and onlf are clear in their positions, and people can make up their minds whether to support them or not.

    what is g7 doing in with these groups. is it the ‘messenger boy’ trying to get the wider public to accept the objectives of olf, onlf?

    Is g7 in negotiation with onlf,olf trying to convince them to drop their separatist/colonialist agenda.

    is g7 making alliance with olf,onlf bacause it believes it can work with onlf olf on some issues whilst diagreeing on other issues. If this is the case and as i suspect it is, then g7 is definitely following the wrong path. One can not form an alliance with any body on 1/2 of an agenda. compromise does not mean that you have to sell out.

    what is the core value of g7? what is the most important thing they will die for? if they have any conviction at all, then they should not give in for the sake of pleasing others.
    Every organisation has a core value. for example, for UDJ,MEDREK the territorial integrity of ethiopia is non-negotiable. there are others who have similar convictio.

    People have to be told where g7 stands. there is no need to cover up. if they want support then they should be clear what they stand for.

    let the real g7 please stand up. dont confuse people. i have no problem with onlf/olf and their agenda, because i know who they are and where they stand.

  11. Sheger
    | #11

    Dear Tola you want me to say OK to G-7? Ok but not OK but then what? May be Ok? What kind? I so want to tell G-7
    What they are giants to I might be dead before so. But don’t they have a mind? A though a thing? May be they have a lot and that is the problem.

  12. Anonymous
    | #12

    Lilly, you said “the bold move by OLF, G-7 and ONLF “what is bold? Negotiating on the territorial integrity of Ethiopia, accepting referendum for self determination (article 39), openly saying G7 should be the leader of every political party and every one else a follower, saying the hell with the question of Eritrea and deciding to continue with land locked Ethiopia? If this is what you consider bold and good, why oppose Weyane, they have done all of these and will continue to do this any ways. So is your fight with the TPLF/EPRDF based on policies or just because you don’t like Meles? Well you answer it the question and find out for your self.
    The issues raised in this article are some of the most critical issues that differentiate the tPLF/EPRDF and the democratic opposition both at home and in Diaspora.
    With all due respect, If G7 wants to continue enjoying the support of so many of us, it must come clean in all of these issues. This means Dr Berhanu and Andargachew needs to go back to the core values of CUD/Kinijit. Dr Getcahew to the core values of UEDF .

  13. Treaty
    | #13

    Thank you very much for this article and it confirms my conviction on this isssue.I listened the interview btween Dr.Andargachew who was apologetic at many times by saying,I am sorry that I did not thought the conversation would take his direction, when he was pressed by Ato Ayalsew in the following terms. How deceptive is this statment?He also said his partuy is not fighting for power.One of the reasons for this form of surprise and secretby some organizations for the people is the fact that some Ethiopian web sights and individual supporters began to put these organizations first than their country and the spread of that democracey.ECADEF is very much committed to G-7 than to Ethiopia or spread of democratic ideas.I ths manytimes muzzled my views before.it is not that I oppose G-7 but there was incident once some one commented a message elevating and building the image of one of its leaders.I wrote to discourage the writer by saing that cult building is aharmful business for our future.One of my best prepared message was denied posting.We know Ethiopa belongs to all of us ,and no unelected political leaders or pundits can trifle with her strategical interest.When it comes to this every one of us hav equal voice.if they were not arogant they copuld have called town meeting so that we could have said something about it.I am a former EPRP member ,and i am not ashemd to say I didain any armed wing to solve the problem of Ethiopa.
    Ethiopia beligochua dem tekebr tenur

  14. gragn ahmed
    | #14

    Should this topic be even a discussion point? Who is being evaluated for Ethiopianess? Andargachew who looks a pragmatic person or Ayal Sew the scary cat?? Who accuses who? The writer is assuming that peace comes with only like minded parties? So why do we need negitiations? Currently neither the Amhara nationalist nor the Southern people have a way out. Neither do the waring OLF and ONLF. Add to this Weyane who is waiting on each day to be surprised. the fact that these opposing camps arwa e coming together is a new era for Ethiopia. The elites of Shewa Amara never trust the people of Ethiopia. Although the propoganda machine is on, ESAT is being used by these terrorists to the benefit of Weyane. They fail to unite themselves, they accuse G7. I think dr Berhanu has shown to be the Mandela of Ethiopia. He thinks out of the box. For those who fearing splitting of the country have no better solution at a time our country is at stalemate. Business as usual is over and before our country falls into pieces G7 has come with rescue plan. Keep arguing but G7 is moving forward.

  15. love
    | #15

    Tola,

    Well said. Our loyalty should be for Ethiopia not for the party. The party that is supported are the mechanisms towards for the safety of Ethiopia. I think as in all Ethiopian groups struggling, and liberation fronts should list every demands they want. For instance, Ethiopians who are the mainstream, should have a consensus lists of what Ethiopia should and should not be and have, etc.. the Liberation Fronts genuinely list their demands and we will focus and strengthen what we agree on. We will try to negotiate more where we don’t agree on and work on it over and over again. Finally, if there is abosolute disagreement from all groups, bring in conflict transformation experts from all over the world, bring in elders from both sides and solve the problem. I emphasize that such mediators should always be present even within the same group let alone opposite groups. Because since the take over of tPLF which they succeeded very much, we Ethiopians of all focus more on our differences than our similarities. Then include international community that are friends of Ethiopians. If everything fails, then we say at least we tried so let the stronger win, we will learn from this lesson eventually.

    Long live ancient biblical Ethiopia

  16. love
    | #16

    People,

    We have to becareful of weakening of G7. I fully support G7 because of the fact that it is inclusive. For 20 years we and the Liberation fronts allowed the continuing of the suffering of Ethiopians without experience, we jump to conclusion just because we have different idelogy. G7 must continue to grow and have wisdom to form peaceful Ethiopia. Indeed, when you talk about Ethiopia, you have to talk about OLF and ONLF as well. I believe G7 is legitimate, diverse party and it should do more in allowing in its party from all spectrum of Ethiopia that is what unity means. I am concerned that even though I agree with the top article, some Weyanes and Shaebia will use this to weaken further G7. That being said what makes G7 strong is to be able to take criticism and keep focusing on the process in building the unity of Ethiopia. As I said above, you can’t talk about Ethiopian unity without OLF and ONLF as they are part of Ethiopia even though they resent Ethiopia. However we must also becareful of including Oromos, Somalis and Tigrayans as part of the Liberation Fronts as not all the people have the same thiking as the liberation fronts. If we do that, we will be legitimziing the Liberation Fronts therfore anti ethiopianism. However the LIberation Fronts must be part of in the discussion of Ethiopia however they must not stop the unity of Ethiopia because there is a country called Ethiopia and it existed in the bible and people must mobilize towards for the existance of Ethiopia, it should not be just the concern of Ethiopians but the world as well. Ethiopia is important to both christians and muslims, Ethiopia is important geopolitically, Ethiopia is the gateway between Africa and Middle East, Ethiopia is the source of Nile, Ethiopia is the source of Coffee, Ethiopia is about independence, so on and so on. The short sighted Liberation fronts are quick to listen outsiders than really understanding their own people within Ethiopia whether good or bad. The so called educated Ethiopian people are the ones causing havoc in ethiopia so that they don’t live in peace. They read imported ideology and want to apply it to our indigenous people that are different from the people outside. when Marx talked about socialism for instance he talked about in the context of Europe and not nations that have different languages, tribes, etc. So the so called EPRP wanted to apply it to our people indeed how educated, just because they can read and write and they believe they are better than Ethiopians that it is them who should change Ethiopians without no guarantee that their fabricated idelogy will bring peace. EPRP gave birth to TPLF and Shaebia. Go ask elders and the average people who live in Ethiopia, they have not problem with ethnic differences want to live side by side in peace and harmony. Today the Liberaiton Fronts are conspiring against their people because Ethiopia is not “civilized” and “democratized” enough as in the case of the West but they are hiding behind of dictatorship, ethno fascist idelogy and in fact worse than the feudalistic era. Change must come based how well you know of Ethiopian people inside out and how to fulfill their wishes that is all. It has nothing to do with democracy. Ghana for example is the best model where they hybridized their political system and took Western style of democracy ONLY based the benefit of the Ghanaians and still kept its tradition of land system that existed for centuries and making slow reform. This is how nations with so many tribes, languages, religions, etc, shoud be transformed not with short sighted plan and for short term gain.

    Long live the biblical Ethiopa.

  17. marta
    | #17

    i cant belive that the eprp so called gangesters are all over the cyber commenting against g7 and attacking writing against g7 , and they dont have any points excpet insulting birhanu, midere maferia hula

  18. Ogadeni
    | #18

    The Ogaden people are determine to get their independent from what so call Ethiopia. The time has changed and the old colonial powers are going to suffer.

    Long life Ogaden

  19. Treaty
    | #19

    Love
    I agree with much of what you said that we are not demanding G-7 to stop its mission when we criticize some aspects of its policy.Neverthless, the following principles must be respected and practiced among us for a healthy organizational growth. Build a health and balanced few principles constructive criticize need to be encouraged, democratic principles. Constructive criticism need to be respected, democratic principles need to be given primary position in our forums. These are sharp tools that will enable us to correct wrong before they get out of hand.
    Only blind ADEHERANCE TO ORGANIZTIONS and refusal to dialog with views that may come in the form of mild criticism is not solution to tour case. Instead of framing argument in the form of “IT IS BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIIKE YOU THAT WEYANE IS STILL IN POWER. If you press the other party how do you go about removing weyane there is no clear cut answer, If you further ask what contingency plan do we have after weyane there is no gurantee,when the right and left political factions pretend to form very dubious form of unity.
    You wrote,
    “I am concerned that even though I agree with the top article, some Wayans…” Well this is true they are in this forum to argue by taking side by taking side with Unity party. In the end though who do you blame here after all for me I never believed any alliance between any Ethiopian organization and Shabia to remove weyane as lasting available strategy for Ethiopia. This is where our dilemma is.
    We have dealt with this long ago; I once argued against EPPF and her attachment with Saibai never regret for doing so because not the Eretria people but Shabia and her leaders are principal enemy of the country. As a result we know how EPPF has been dealt by Shabia; why then we have to repeat the same failed policy? We need strategical, I mean original, thinkers who can define a clear policy line, for post weyane Ethiopia that will solve the country’s enduring problem. Lack of technological Connectivity, communication that characterizes the back wardens of our society, address the problem of hunger, ignorance, and build democratic institutions to promote justice and peace.
    It is important we need to have this grip that Ethiopian opposition need to rely on its own resources, talent, and know how. Any attachment with Shabia inorder to remove weyane can only perpetuate our misery, furnish fertile ground for the spread of tribal politics. It is true we need to be very careful not take the government’s side when we criticize G-7, but, G-7 lends itself for such criticism for pursuing such reckless policy. Although in principle we agree the, opposition need to experiment many option and means to in order to dislodge weyane,but this is no excuse to compromise on the nations vital interest: alliance with Shabia and OLF,ONLF.Why I am so incensed about this for one I have been opposed to it from the get go. For another I think, this is a hunch on my part, the discussion between G-7, OLF, ONLF came about due to Asmara’s pressure.

  20. Birat
    | #20

    Thank you Ato Gezew for your excellent analyis of G7′s indefensible insistence to share Ethiopian forum’s with die-hard groups bent on not seeking democracy but would do any thing to grab power. TPLF grabbed power by subterfuge. So did Shabbia. So why can’t others do the same if it is possible. What distresses me is that by bringing or resusitating such perenially weaking outfits into the mainstream G7 is commiting a regretable act of misleading Ethiopians to believe a false sense of trust. Once such outfits get the platform to campaign an agenda it would be hard to stop them as we were unable to stop the TPLF and EPLF. G7 failed to learn that lesson and I am afraid this may lead to their rejection by the majority of Ethiopians.

  21. Anonymous
    | #21

    love, disagree with your assessment of g7. As we continue to witness, this organization stand become more clear. It is a bunch of ethnocentric anti Ethiopia anti amara biased individuals leading g7. Just go back 20 years, when woyane inter Addis triumphant over Ethiopian army, The two leaders are first joined TPLF/EPRDF/OLF coalition so-called transitional government.

    For your information, love, Andargachew was member of the then EPDM letter changed its name BEADEN. If we could ask, why these guys went to join while other Ethiopians sad and disappointed by the action taken by the transitional government (Eritrean Secession. The answer is cleared to me now. Because they share the olf/tplf view. Which is The down fall of Colonialist Ethiopia. Why today insulting other Ethiopians and are marching with arch enemy of Ethiopian unity forces? we obtain the same answer.
    Majority of the supporters of G7 are Ameches or OLF/ONLF members or maybe fooled some other ethnics. But I tell you this honeymoon will be short lived in few months.

  22. Babu
    | #22

    This article is a long expose of unrelated items but short in substance.
    First, does the writer know who is in charge of power and execution in ethiopia? does he understands the “oppositions” do not have any right of free assemble, access to media, freedom of association?
    Second; does the writer appreciate that this conversation to create a coalition by various group came about as a result of oppressive regime in Ethiopia not allowing them to work in the country?
    Third, does the writer agrees with Ehadeg that these organisations, olf, onlf and G7 are terrorists?
    Fourth; it is Ok to ask question but what is this writer proposes should be done to undo the undemocratic and oppressive laws that were passed by the yes parliament of the regime? FYI..civil&charities laws, media laws, terror laws, etc…
    I think what these organisations, regardless of their current or past agendas; are doing to find durable solutions for the country and the solution should include Ehadeg as well as long as they are willing to compromise. Politics ia a straight line nor exact science and it seems that is why we have so many know it all writers, that includes myself.
    So instaed of blowing our hot air, lets give chance for those who try to bring better days and lets judge them by their actions rather that by bits and pieces of cut and paste from a blog.
    May God/Allah give them the necessary strength and power to prevail.

  23. Abdi
    | #23

    I think the author of this article is one of those representing the wayane academic people to confuse the the package of how to rid off that the ginbot7,olf and onlf have agreed together, and indicate that the tyrant wayaane regime is looking a way that they can tight their bonds to be the kingdom of Ethiopia.
    to look some of his points he mention that the ginbot7 has no vision of struggle .does he means because they didn’t force the other parts to accept some thing that even not existing.
    he also said that with in the parts like onlf and olf are not clear for what they fighting for.

    let me say to him it seems you already get panic the idea of this coalition and he has a sight of the coalition’s future and he has already started his worrying about it.
    let me also tell him what does coalition mean.the coalition mean people have referent agenda have also common goal which is to rid of to this tyrant regime of males like Qaddafi.the thawra or coalition in Libya who has over throw the Qaddafi regime are inclusive different tribes, Islamist,secular,democratic,and many of others that have different agenda and different opinion ,but their common goal is to defeat the the Qaddafi regime as they did ,and the country is safe now other then before and they agree to solve their problems later.
    Therefore these political part that he said they don’t have political agenda, are agreed in this moment to overthrow the tyrant wayaane.therefore the Ethiopia will be like Libya and the ginbot7,olf and onlf will come to addisababa and go to look after the tyrant males in his maqale town of tigrey.

  24. GETACHEW REDA
    | #24

    FROM http://www.ethiopiansemay.blogspot.com
    GETACHEW REDA

    This article is THE BEST ARTICLE OF THE YEAR!!!!!! Thanks Gezew Derese. Amazing analysis.

    To answer your question below.

    “Does G7 agree or not with the OLF’s and ONLF;’s demand for self-determination up to and including secession? If the answer is yes, will they also agree to a similar referendum for other Ethnic groups like the Sidamas, Amharas, Gurage’s, Afar’s etc? If this is about the right of one or two “ethnic groups”, does G7 think that other ethnic groups too have the same right? Where does this referendum stop? Does this mean then G7’s vision for post EPRDF/TPLF Ethiopia is to ask all ethnic groups whether they want to be part of Ethiopia or not? Is this the way to build or destroy Ethiopia? I think it is time for G7 to come clean on this issue too without delay.”

    The leader of G7 clearly spoke to his audience in Los Angeles and else where repeatedly that his part supports the disintegration of Ethiopian the demand raised by OLF/ONLF or any one including Tigre if those party demand for it. He even gave example of the Wollo candidate for parliamentary election during the king said “when the candidate was asked what you are going to bring new development to the Dessie dwellers?” “the candidate response by saying “I will bring TEJ/wine to each residence’s house in a pipe like a water supply”, Behanu conclude by such example- “though such promise unreal, if the people vote for such unreality, we have to accept the outcome of the candidate and result if he win the election based on such unreality. We have to honor the people’s vote.” In this phrase, what Berhanu Negga is telling us G7 is willing and agreed with OLF/ONLF/TPLF in the upcoming election to agree with their demand of separation for referendum if people vote for it. If the vote says let Americans bye Ethiopia for trillion Dollars or rule or lease here for 99 years, or if vote says all your sisters should marry or have children from certain group of white foreigners then, yes he will accept is because VOTE or the people says so. This extreme/ultra democracy is a myth. No matter the cost, unrealistic, he will still go for it, because “vote” says so. So yes. It is sad, yes, G7 supports Article 39 including separation.

    (2) “The concept of Awra / Meri Derejit is a recipe for the vicious cycle of dictatorship/s.” you are exactly right. But, Andargachew Tsige was TPLF official and propagandist. He even wrote a book about the doctrine of TPLF by dehumanizing the Amhara for not organized by ethnic base. The Meri Dirijit Andargachew Tsige is talking about proved that the man is still in his Stalinist TPLF/EPRDF mind –which few of us know he is still a communist and racist and authoritarian mind.” The problem is that there are elements who are so ignorant they still support G7 (ECADEF is the most laughable example of this scenario when you want example). So, there are political kids/premature minds out there that still willing to give $500.00 bucks to gate heroic certificate sealed and signed by Berhanu and Andaragchew printed in Asmara approved by Isayas Afewerki. What a shame.

    (3) Regarding Eskindir Negga- he too needs to mellow down and have coffee, he is running too much and losing his sense for reason unknown- needs counseling at least. I already commented about him before- let us see if he recovered his love with OLF/ONLFsense
    Any way- this article of yours is “THE BEST ARTICLE OF THE YEAR!!!!! Getachew Reda http://www.ethiopiansemay.blogspot.com

  25. aha!
    | #25

    Thank you for bringinging up ethnic and secessionist politics and/or policies with underlying totaliarinism that is imposed on the silent majority of Ethiopians, denying them individual freedom and liberty as core basisis to democracy and capitalism. Thanks to Anonymous coming to the rescue of the author in which the elites who had a free ride in this media with their articles should participate to give us an idea which way the non-violent uprising and the armed struggle for freedom and/or democracy is heading to from the stand point of Medrek/fdd/fdre, a mirror image of TPLF/eprdf regime on the core values on ethnic and secessionist politicsand/or policies with underlying totaliarianism and the rest with national agenda for (ethiopian) unity, territorial integrity, sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians.

    I disagree to the author in his approach to presenting the core issues in a form of literature review format, rather than in political model from the attributes, objectives and/or platform of current layout of the political parties and factions in the armed struggle of liberation movements and the implications of them forming an alliance instead of a merger. I also disagree of you not separating the opposition forces between the non-violent struggle for change of the current system of governance and the armed struggle of the secessionist movements and that of Ginbot 7, EPPF and TPFDM within the context of their staed objectives.

    I also disargee for issues to be determined with a discussion, possibly in the Diaspora as you stipulated, since the political forces have already aligned themselves as positive forces of integration vs the negative forces disintegration by virtue of the teletafi and loyalist opposition parties, as well as the secessionist movements, supporting the constitution, explicetely and implicitely.

    I presented a modular perspective to these factions, which for some technical reasons did not go through to come with an inductive approach to resolving the humanitarian, economic and political crises brought about by a system of government of ethnic and secessionist politics and/or policies with underlying totaliarinism, stifling capitalism and democracy for the silent majority of Ethiopians, except for TPLF and TPLF affiliated enterprises, with availability of land and capital, and lately in terms of land for lease as means of production in a cpitalistic society, and the monopoly of telecommunications, to the least about individual freedom and liberty, and the sovereignity of Ethiopia.

    So the call is not for more oppent discussion, the call is for each of the Diaspora party leaders to do some reflective thinking and raise ones awarens to restore Ethiopian Nationalism, Ethiopian National Interests, Sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians, and change one own political outlook that has been fudged by indoctrinitation with ethnic and secessionist politics and/or policies with underlying totaliarnism to vouching for Ethiopiawinet first and ones ethnicity second, with due respect to one citizenship, if not. With in mind call a national convention for the oppostion parties in a non-violent struggle and the armed struggle to abandon their ethnic and/or secessionist agenda and coalesce aroung the goals for Ethiopian Unity, Territorial Integrity, Sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians with common strategies, heavily dewlling on the non-violent struggle for freedom and/or democracy for the silent majority of Ethiopians.

    As it stands now, there are no parties and/or armed forces with ethnic agenda that are fully commited to the national agenda. The move by Ginbot 7 with an alliance instead of merger with the liberation is another problem in the making that needs to be resloved in the national convention. It is a continuation of AFD like approach sponsored by EPLF/Shabia, a recreation of TPLF/eprdf from EPLF/Medrek/fdd/fdre, should they dominate the political field by force, with no change of ethnic and secessionist politics and/or policies in sight with ethnic federalism in place, that lays the ground work for secessionism of ill defined etnic boundries (article 46, and possibly article 8 which his Excellency Bulcha Demeksa of the teletafi party supports, which you said he rejects aritcle 39 (1).

  26. Samuel
    | #26

    Getachew Reda and rest of EPRP gangs,

    I am glad to live and see the hypocricy of EPRP gangs. G7/OLF/ONLF group has exposed the extreme bankrupsy of the Amhara elites politics that has been bleeding the Ethiopian people for the last 40 years and more. They talk of democracy but would not recognize the right of the people to decide on issues of their liking if they so wish. They talk of the “{Ethiopian People” when they are represneting only a very few segmant of the Amhara extremists. They talk of unity but do njot recognize the importance of all ethnic groups to build that unity. They talk of democracy but do not wish Oromos to emerge from the Oromo people to challenge their poltical gingoism.

    The coming together of G7/OLF/ONLF lay bare the untold story of what they call the Ethiopian people. Ayalsew Dessie went on air to lament about his fear that they are being exluded from the current tide when he knew that the doors were open to all as long as you do not block the progress made in unifying these opposition groups. Imiru Zelleke went farther and called his Amhara wings through out the world nto line to challenge the unity being formed by these progressive forces. What he forgot is that others have been witing for that kind of call to come to fruition for an opposite result. The Oromos will never be led to a slaugter house by the remnants of Neftegnas. What the Oromo people hope for is for the resurgence of the feudal heads for it resurrects the undying spirit. He should know better. Ayalsew Dessie and Imiru Zelleke are the relics of what was wrong with the Ethiopian people’s struggle. The Neftegnas want to “address” the Ethiopian people as if they are the masters of all the people. The Oromo people are waiting for genuine Ethiopians to come to a negotiating table to address legitimate issues in a spirit of unity. We may not wait for long. We know that we will never sit with these people on the same table nor will allow them to shape our future.

    Go forward to G7/OLF/ONLF. Ethiopia will be free of Woyane thugs and Amahara and Oromo extremists.

  27. aha!
    | #27

    Such configuration with EPLF and/or Ginbot 7as king Makers will put the ethnic federalists at odd with ethnic secessionists, if their ultimatum of the secessionists is to secede upto self-determination like Eritrea to say the least it would would aggravate those parties and those parties engaed non-violent uprising and those forces engaged in armed struggle for Ethiopian Unity, Territorial Integrity, Sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians, if the statusquo is maintained one way or the other, without repealing the constitution of ethnic and secessionist politics and/or ppolicies with the underlying totaliarinsim with a constituion of democratic and capitalistic system of government, which belongs to people with individual freedom and liberty, where the ethnic populations in each of the old provinces thrive in a competitive and coopereative manner similar to animal species populations in a province and in Ethiopia as the larger ecosystem by getting rid this land demarcation and allocation by major ethnic groups, a prelude to secessionism, and looming warefare along borders among the major ethnic groups, similar to that with Eritrea.

  28. Unity
    | #28

    ልጅ ሳሙኤል ጊዜ ያለፈባቸው አስተሳሰቦች ያሉብህ ይምለኛል፡፡
    ፊደል ቆጥርን ተማርን ሰለጠንን ብለው ለሚመፃደቁና መማራቸውን አዙሮ ለማስተዋልና ለማገናዘብ ሳይሆን ለቂም በቀልና ለተንኮል ለሚጠቀሙበት ሁሉ፡፡ታሪክን ወደ ኋላ ዞራችሁ የሰለጠነውንና የማንኛውንም ሀገር ታሪክ ማጥናት ትችላላችሁ፡፡ከጥንት ከመሰረቱ ሀገራት ሀ ተብለው የተመሰረቱትና እዚህ ደረጃ ላይ የደረሱት ነፍጠኛ በሚባሉትና አምባገነን ተብለው በሚጠሩት ጥቂት ሰዎች መሪነትና ጥረት ነው፡፡ዛሬ አንዱ ከሰሜን አንዱ ከደቡብ አንዱ ከምእራብ አንዱ ከምስራቅ ካልገነጠልሁ ብሎ ላይ ታች የሚልበት መሬትና ወሰን ሁሉ ነፍጠኛ ወይንም አምባገነን ተብለው በሚጠሩት ጥቂት ግለሰቦች አነሳሽነትና አመራር አማካኝነት እንደ ሀገር ተከብሮና ተከልሎ የኖረውን መሬት ነው፡፡
    የህብረተሰብንና የሀገራትን አጠቃላይ አወቃቀርና አመሰራረት ጥንተ ታሪክ ጠለቅ ብሎ ላላጠናና በጥራዝ ነጠቅ ትምህርት እንደ በቀቀን ምርጫ ዲሞክራሲ ነፃነት እያለ ከነባራዊው አለም እይታ ውጪ በራሱ የህልምና የቅዠት አለም ውስጥ ለሚደናበር አጉል አንዳንድ ምሁር ነኝ ባይ ዛሬም ነፍጠኛ እያለ በጥላቻ ስሜት ቢያወራ ብዙም አይገርመኝም፡፡ተራው ህዝብና ተራው ግለሰብ በራሳቸው ነተሳስተው ሆ ብለው በዲሞክራሲ ምርጫ የመሰረቱት ሀገርና መንግስት የቱ ነው?ወደድንም ጠላንም አመንበትም አላመንበትም ዛሬ እዚህ ደረጃ ደርሰው የምናያቸው ሀገራት ሁሉ(የሰለጠኑትና ያደጉትም ጭምር) የነፍጠኞችና የአምባገነኖች አሻራ በትልቁ ያረፈባቸው ናቸው፡፡በአለም ላይ ብዙዎቹ የሳይንስና የቴክኖሎጂ ውጤቶች ሁሉ የጥቂት ግለሰቦችና ሰዎች የፈጠራ ውጤቶች ናቸው፡፡
    As I understand there are many intellectuals who are living in the perpetual illusion of this contemporary very word called Democracy. And due to this they have even lost their commonsense judgment as sensible and rationally thinking human being.
    ነፍጠኛ ማለት ነፍጥ መሳሪያ ያለው ማለት ነው፡፡ታዲያ ዛሬስ መላው አለም በነፍጠኞች እየተገዛ አይደለም እንዴ?ወደድንም ጠላንም የተሻለ ማሰብ የተሻለ መስራት የተሻለ መምራት የሚችል ዛሬም ወደፊትም ብዙሀኑን ይመራል፡፡ትልቁ ቁምነገር ያለው ሁል ጊዜ ሁሉ ነገር በፍቅር በመከባበርና በመተሳሰብ ላይ ለጋራ ብልፅግናና ህልውና ከመሆኑና ካለመሆኑ ላይ ነው እንጂ፡፡
    አንድ የተረዳሁት ነገር የብሄርንና የዘርን ጉዳይ ነፍጠኛ ወዘተ እያሉ ከተገቢው በላይ እያራገቡ የሚንቀሳቀሱት ሀይሎች ሁሉ በጥራዝ ነጠቅ ትምህርት የተተበተቡና ከራሳቸው ጥቅም ባሻገር አርቀውና አስፍተው ማሰብ የማይችሉ መሆናቸውን ነው፡፡ምናልባትም ስልጣን ቢይዙም ቆመንልሀል ለሚሉት ለገዛ ራሳቸው ብሄር ወይንም ዘር በስተመጨረሻ የማይበጁም ሊሆኑ ይችላሉ፡፡ለአጠቃላዩ የሰው ልጅ ፍቅርና ክብር የሌለው ማንኛውም ግለሰብ ቆሜለታለሁ ለሚለው ብሄር ወይንም ዘር እንደዚሁ ተገቢው ፍቅርና ክብር አይኖረውም፡፡ብዙዎቹ እንደዚህ አይነቶቹ አክራሪ ብሄርተኞችን ጠለቅ ብለን ውስጣቸውን ስንመረምራቸው ምናልባትም የሚያፈቅሩትና የሚቆረቆሩት የራሳቸውን በጥላቻና በቂም በቀል የተሞላ አስተሳሰባቸውን እራሱኑ ነው፡፡Yes we human beings sometimes love and die for our own selfish illusionary and fanatical ideas that may be meaningless and worthless for the betterment of humanity in general. That is why sometimes there is a saying that his views consumed himself.እንደነዚህ አይነቶች ዛሬም ነፈጥኛ የሚል ጭፍንና እጅግ ጠባብ የሆነ ቃልን የሚጠቀሙት ሀይሎችና ግለሰቦች አጠቃላዩ የሰው ልጅ በዘር በሀይማኖት በቋንቋ የማይከፋፈል አንድ ወጥ የሆነ እጅግ በጣም የሚያስተሳስረው የጋራ ማንነት ጭምር እናደለው አይረዱም፡፡እንደነዚህ አይነት ጠባብ ሀይሎች የብሄር ማንነት እውነተኛ መጥፎ ባህሪያቸውንና ማንነታቸውን የሚሸፍኑበት ጭንብል ነው፡፡ሌላውን ብሄር ነፍጠኛ ወዘተ እያሉ የሚያጣጥሉና የሚነቅፉ ውስጣቸው በጥላቻ ብቻ የተመረዘና ጠለቅ ተብሎ ከተመረመረም ለራሳቸውም በሄር እራሱ ተገቢው ፍቅርና አክብሮት የሌላቸው ሊሆኑ ይቸላሉ፡፡ምክንያቱም በራሳቸው ብሄር ላይ ተቀባይነትና የበላይነት ሊኖራቸው የሚችለው የራሳቸውን ብሄር ግለሰብና ህብረተሰብ እናውቅልሀለን በሚል አካሄድ ከሌላው በመነጠልና በማግለል ጭምር ስለሆነ ማለት ነው፡፡በስነ-ልቦና ሊቃውንት አንድ አስተሳሰብ አለ፡፡ለምሳሌ አንድ መጥፎ ሰው አንድ በጣም በማህበራዊ ህይወት አብልጦ የሚቀርበውን ሌላ ሰው(አባት ልጅ ሚስት ባል ወንድም አጎት ወዘተ) ሁል ጊዜ የራሱ መጥፎ አስተሳሰብና ፍላጎት ተገዢ እንዲሆን ለማድረግ አንዱ ዋነኛው ስልትና ዘዴ ያ ሰው ከሌሎች ጥሩ ናቸው ከሚባሉ ሰዎች ጋር ሁሉ ምንም አይነት ትርጉም ያለው ግንኙነት እንዳያደርግ ማድረግ ነው፡፡ምክንያቱም ይህ በመጥፎ ግንኙነት ታስሮ የተያዘ ሰው ከሌሎች ጥሩ ሰዎች ጋር ግንኑኙት ካደረገ ሌሎች መልካም ነገሮችን ከሌሎች አዳዲስ ሰዎች ስለሚያይና ስለሚያመዛዝን ለካ ይህም አለ ብሎ የራሱ መጥፎ ፍላጎትና አስተሳሰብን አንድ ቀን ዘወር በል ብሎ ሊከዳው ሊርቀውና ከዚህም መጥፎ ግንኙነት(Abusive Relationship) ሊሸሽ ይችላል፡፡ስለዚህም መጥፎ ሰዎች ሁል ጊዜ የሚቀርቡትን ሌላውን ሰው በራሳቸው ቁጥጥር ስር የሚያደርጉበት አንዱ መሰሪ ዘዴ ሌሎችን ሰዎች በመጥፎ በመሳልና በማቅረብ ነው፡፡ይህ አንዱ የተሳሳተና መጥፎ የሆነ የመጥፎ ሰዎች ስነ-ልቦና ነው፡፡
    ስለዚህም በጭፍን ጥላቻ ዛሬም ድረስ ነፍጠኛ እያሉ የሚያወሩ ግለሰቦችም ዋነኛ ግባቸውና ፍላጎታቸው ቆመንለታል የሚሉትን ብሄር ወይንም ህብረተሰብ በዚህ ጠባብ አስተሳሰብ ዘላለም ተብትበው በማሰር የራሳቸውን ጠባብ ፍላጎት ማስፈፀም ነው፡፡እንደዚህ እያሉ ካላወሩና ላይ ታች እያሉ ካልተራወጡ ቆመንለታል በሚሉት ብሄር ዘንድ ህልውና የላቸውምና፡፡ስለዚህም ተምረናል የሚሉ የአንዳንድ ብሄር ተወላጆች የአማርኛ ያፍ መፍቻ ቋንቋቸውን የሚጀምሩት ነፍጠኛ በሚለው ቃል እስከሚመስል ድረስ ይህንን ቃል ዛሬም በጥላቻ ይዘምሩታል፡፡እያልኩ ያለሁት የብሄር ችግር የለም አይደለም፡፡ነገር ግን ችግሩን ለመፍታት የምንከተለው አካሄድ የባሰ ሌላ ችግር የሚፈጥር መሆኑ ነው፡፡
    ነፍጠኛ እያሉ በጥላቻ የሚጠሩት አንዳንድ ጥራዝ ነጠቅ ምሁራን ግለሰቦች አሁን ያለችው ኢትዮጵያ ከሰማይ እንደ ዱብ እዳ ድንገት የወረደች አድርገው የሚያዩ አሉ፡፡ነፍጠኛ የተባሉት ግለሰቦች ሰዎች ናቸውና እንደማንኛውም ሰው በወቅቱ እንዳለው እንደ ንቃተ-ህሊናቸው ደረጃ ይሳሳታሉ፡፡ነገር ግን አሁን ላለችው ኢትዮጵያ የራሳቸውን በጎ አስተዋፅኦ አድርገው አልፈዋል፡፡ታሪክን እንዲህ ቢሆን ኖሮ እንዲያ ቢሆን ኖሮ ብሎ ማሰብ እጅግ ሞኝነት ነው፡፡አሁን ብእጃችን ያለውን ግን እንደፈለግን ማድረግ እንችላለን፡፡ማለት ኳሷን ወደ ፈለግነው አቅጣጫ ልንለጋት እንችላለን፡፡የእያንዳንዱ ትውልድ ወቅታዊ ፈተናና የቤት ስራም ይህ ነው፡፡የሰለጠነው አለም ያደረገውም ይህንን ነው፡፡ለዚህም ነው የሀገራችን የተማረው የህብረተሰብ ክፍል የፖለቲካ ልሂቃን ችግር አለበትም ያልኩት፡፡የተማረው አንዳንድ የኦሮሞ የህብረተሰብ ክፍል ወይንም ሌላ በመማሩ ነገሮችን ሰፋ እድርጎ ከማየት ይልቅ ዛሬም ነፍጠኛ እያለ የሞኝ ለቅሶ መልሶ መላልሶ እንዲሉ ተመሳሳይ የጥላቻ መዝሙር የሚዘመር ከሆነ መማሩ ምኑ ላይ ነው፡፡ወይንም ደግሞ በሌላው ጫፍ የተማረው አማራ ወይንም ሌላ ዛሬም እኔ ብቻ ነኝ አዋቂ ብሎ የሚመፃደቅ ከሆነና ሌላውንም በእኔ ጭፍን አስተሳሰብና አካሄድ በበላይነት እኔ ብቻ ልምራ ላስተዳድር ካለ ይህም ከንቱ ጊዜ ያለፈበት ነገር ነው፡፡ሁላችንም እጅግ ፈሪዎች ነን በየራሳችን ዋሻ ተደብቀን ነው መፍትሄ ለማምጣት የምንፈልገው፡፡አንድ አባባል አለ ፡፡”The devil is scary until you see it, by the time you see it you laugh at it.”ስለዚህም አጉል ነፍጠኛ ወዘተ የሚሉ የፈሪና የአጭበርባሪ ሰው ቃላትን ዝምብለን ከምንጠቀም እሰኪ በቀናነት በእውነትና በግልፅነት እስኪ እንነጋገር፡፡
    ከሚያለያዩን ነገሮች ይልቅ እንደ አንድ ሰብዓዊ ፍጡር አንድ የሚያደርጉን ነገሮች የበለጠ ሚዛን የሚደፉ ናቸው፡፡እንዴ ለምሳሌ ሁለት ከተለያየ ብሄር የመጡ ሰዎችን ብንወስድ አንድ አማራ ወይንም አንድ ትግሬ ወይንም አንድ ኦሮሞ በባህሪ በመልክና በአስተሳሰብ መቀራረብ አንድ ብሄር ነን ከሚሉት በላቀ ከተለያየ ብሄር የሆኑት የተሻለ ሊሆኑ ይችላሉ፡፡ነገር ግን መጥፎ አስተሳሰብና ስሜት አስቀድመን በተሳሳተ መልክ ስለሳልን እየተመራን ያለነው በጭፍን አካሄድ ነው፡፡ነፍጠኛ ስንል ሁሉንም አማራ አይደለም የተወሰነውን ነው ለምን እንላለን፡፡የኦሮሞ ባላባት የትግሬ ባላባት የወላይታ ባላባት ወዘተ አልነበረም እንዴ?ጥቂቶች ሁል ጊዜ የራሳቸውን ፍላጎትና አላማ በሌሎች ላይ ለመጫን ይህንን የመከፋፈል ስራ ይሰራሉ፡፡ምክንያቱም ይህንን ካላደረጉ የራሳቸው ጠባብ ፍላጎት ህልውና አይኖረውምና፡፡አንዳንድ ጊዜ የራሳችንን አገዛዞችንና መንግስታትን ስንተች እራሳችንም የአጠቃላዩ የሀገርና የህብረተሰብ አካል መሆናችንን እንዘነጋለን፡፡እኛስ ብንሆን ምን እናደረግ ነበር ብለን አንጠይቅም፡፡በራሳችን የቅዠት አለም ውስጥ ገብተን እንዲያው ህይወትና ይህች አለም ፍፁም የዲሞክራሲና የነፃነት መድረክ ብቻ እንደሆነች አድርገን ለመሳል እንፈልጋለን፡፡እሩቅ ሳንሄድ ሁላችንም በየቤታችን በቤተሰባችን ውስጥ ምን ያህል ጥሩ ሰዎች እንደሆንን እስኪ እራሳችንን እንታዘበው፡፡
    ሌሎችን ነፍጠኛ እያልን የምንሳደብና ሌላም ሌላም የምንናገርና ሁላችንም ዲሞከራሲንና ነፃነትን ለብሄራችን ለህዝባችን ወዘተ እናመጣለን የምንል እስኪ እያንዳንዳችን ከቤታችን ጀምረን እራሳችንን አንመርምረው፡፡
    በዚህ የቅዠት አለም ውስጥም የሚነሩት አንዳንድ የፖለቲካ ምሁራንም እንመራሀለን እንታገልልሀለን የሚሉትን ብሄርና ህዝብም ጥንትም ሆነ ዛሬም በጥራዝ ነጠቅ አካሄድ ውዥንብር ውስጥ እየከተቱት የራሳቸው ጠባብ ፍላጎትና አላማ መጠቀሚያ እያደረጉት ነው፡፡ይመስለኛል በዚህ ምክንያት አንድ አርምጃ ወደፊት እየሄድን ተመልሰን ሁለት እርምጃ ወደኋላ እንመለሳለን፡፡ህዘብ እንደ ህዝብ ዜጋ እንደ ዜጋ ከጠባብ ብሄርተኝነትና ከሌላም ኋላቀር አስተሳሰብ ተላቆ ንቃተ-ህሊናው ካልዳበረ ሁልጊዜ ጥቂቶች እናውቅልሀለን በሚል ቀቢፀ-ተስፋ የሚቀልዱበትና የራሳቸው ጥቅም ማስጠበቂያ እያደረጉት ዘላለም በስቃይና በድህነት ይኖራል፡፡ዛሬም ድረስ ነፍጠኛ እያሉ ሌሎችን በጭፍን የሚሳደቡና የሚያንጓጥጡ እንደ ሰለሞን አይነት ከስድቡ ጎን ለጎን በተጨማሪ እራሳቸውን ቆም ብለው ሊመረምሩ ይገባል እላለሁኝ፡፡

    ልጅ ሳሙኤል ጊዜ ያለፈባቸው አስተሳሰቦች ያሉብህ ይምለኛል፡፡
    ፊደል ቆጥርን ተማርን ሰለጠንን ብለው ለሚመፃደቁና መማራቸውን አዙሮ ለማስተዋልና ለማገናዘብ ሳይሆን ለቂም በቀልና ለተንኮል ለሚጠቀሙበት ሁሉ፡፡ታሪክን ወደ ኋላ ዞራችሁ የሰለጠነውንና የማንኛውንም ሀገር ታሪክ ማጥናት ትችላላችሁ፡፡ከጥንት ከመሰረቱ ሀገራት ሀ ተብለው የተመሰረቱትና እዚህ ደረጃ ላይ የደረሱት ነፍጠኛ በሚባሉትና አምባገነን ተብለው በሚጠሩት ጥቂት ሰዎች መሪነትና ጥረት ነው፡፡ዛሬ አንዱ ከሰሜን አንዱ ከደቡብ አንዱ ከምእራብ አንዱ ከምስራቅ ካልገነጠልሁ ብሎ ላይ ታች የሚልበት መሬትና ወሰን ሁሉ ነፍጠኛ ወይንም አምባገነን ተብለው በሚጠሩት ጥቂት ግለሰቦች አነሳሽነትና አመራር አማካኝነት እንደ ሀገር ተከብሮና ተከልሎ የኖረውን መሬት ነው፡፡
    የህብረተሰብንና የሀገራትን አጠቃላይ አወቃቀርና አመሰራረት ጥንተ ታሪክ ጠለቅ ብሎ ላላጠናና በጥራዝ ነጠቅ ትምህርት እንደ በቀቀን ምርጫ ዲሞክራሲ ነፃነት እያለ ከነባራዊው አለም እይታ ውጪ በራሱ የህልምና የቅዠት አለም ውስጥ ለሚደናበር አጉል አንዳንድ ምሁር ነኝ ባይ ዛሬም ነፍጠኛ እያለ በጥላቻ ስሜት ቢያወራ ብዙም አይገርመኝም፡፡ተራው ህዝብና ተራው ግለሰብ በራሳቸው ነተሳስተው ሆ ብለው በዲሞክራሲ ምርጫ የመሰረቱት ሀገርና መንግስት የቱ ነው?ወደድንም ጠላንም አመንበትም አላመንበትም ዛሬ እዚህ ደረጃ ደርሰው የምናያቸው ሀገራት ሁሉ(የሰለጠኑትና ያደጉትም ጭምር) የነፍጠኞችና የአምባገነኖች አሻራ በትልቁ ያረፈባቸው ናቸው፡፡በአለም ላይ ብዙዎቹ የሳይንስና የቴክኖሎጂ ውጤቶች ሁሉ የጥቂት ግለሰቦችና ሰዎች የፈጠራ ውጤቶች ናቸው፡፡
    As I understand there are many intellectuals who are living in the perpetual illusion of this contemporary very word called Democracy. And due to this they have even lost their commonsense judgment as sensible and rationally thinking human being.
    ነፍጠኛ ማለት ነፍጥ መሳሪያ ያለው ማለት ነው፡፡ታዲያ ዛሬስ መላው አለም በነፍጠኞች እየተገዛ አይደለም እንዴ?ወደድንም ጠላንም የተሻለ ማሰብ የተሻለ መስራት የተሻለ መምራት የሚችል ዛሬም ወደፊትም ብዙሀኑን ይመራል፡፡ትልቁ ቁምነገር ያለው ሁል ጊዜ ሁሉ ነገር በፍቅር በመከባበርና በመተሳሰብ ላይ ለጋራ ብልፅግናና ህልውና ከመሆኑና ካለመሆኑ ላይ ነው እንጂ፡፡
    አንድ የተረዳሁት ነገር የብሄርንና የዘርን ጉዳይ ነፍጠኛ ወዘተ እያሉ ከተገቢው በላይ እያራገቡ የሚንቀሳቀሱት ሀይሎች ሁሉ በጥራዝ ነጠቅ ትምህርት የተተበተቡና ከራሳቸው ጥቅም ባሻገር አርቀውና አስፍተው ማሰብ የማይችሉ መሆናቸውን ነው፡፡ምናልባትም ስልጣን ቢይዙም ቆመንልሀል ለሚሉት ለገዛ ራሳቸው ብሄር ወይንም ዘር በስተመጨረሻ የማይበጁም ሊሆኑ ይችላሉ፡፡ለአጠቃላዩ የሰው ልጅ ፍቅርና ክብር የሌለው ማንኛውም ግለሰብ ቆሜለታለሁ ለሚለው ብሄር ወይንም ዘር እንደዚሁ ተገቢው ፍቅርና ክብር አይኖረውም፡፡ብዙዎቹ እንደዚህ አይነቶቹ አክራሪ ብሄርተኞችን ጠለቅ ብለን ውስጣቸውን ስንመረምራቸው ምናልባትም የሚያፈቅሩትና የሚቆረቆሩት የራሳቸውን በጥላቻና በቂም በቀል የተሞላ አስተሳሰባቸውን እራሱኑ ነው፡፡Yes we human beings sometimes love and die for our own selfish illusionary and fanatical ideas that may be meaningless and worthless for the betterment of humanity in general. That is why sometimes there is a saying that his views consumed himself.እንደነዚህ አይነቶች ዛሬም ነፈጥኛ የሚል ጭፍንና እጅግ ጠባብ የሆነ ቃልን የሚጠቀሙት ሀይሎችና ግለሰቦች አጠቃላዩ የሰው ልጅ በዘር በሀይማኖት በቋንቋ የማይከፋፈል አንድ ወጥ የሆነ እጅግ በጣም የሚያስተሳስረው የጋራ ማንነት ጭምር እናደለው አይረዱም፡፡እንደነዚህ አይነት ጠባብ ሀይሎች የብሄር ማንነት እውነተኛ መጥፎ ባህሪያቸውንና ማንነታቸውን የሚሸፍኑበት ጭንብል ነው፡፡ሌላውን ብሄር ነፍጠኛ ወዘተ እያሉ የሚያጣጥሉና የሚነቅፉ ውስጣቸው በጥላቻ ብቻ የተመረዘና ጠለቅ ተብሎ ከተመረመረም ለራሳቸውም በሄር እራሱ ተገቢው ፍቅርና አክብሮት የሌላቸው ሊሆኑ ይቸላሉ፡፡ምክንያቱም በራሳቸው ብሄር ላይ ተቀባይነትና የበላይነት ሊኖራቸው የሚችለው የራሳቸውን ብሄር ግለሰብና ህብረተሰብ እናውቅልሀለን በሚል አካሄድ ከሌላው በመነጠልና በማግለል ጭምር ስለሆነ ማለት ነው፡፡በስነ-ልቦና ሊቃውንት አንድ አስተሳሰብ አለ፡፡ለምሳሌ አንድ መጥፎ ሰው አንድ በጣም በማህበራዊ ህይወት አብልጦ የሚቀርበውን ሌላ ሰው(አባት ልጅ ሚስት ባል ወንድም አጎት ወዘተ) ሁል ጊዜ የራሱ መጥፎ አስተሳሰብና ፍላጎት ተገዢ እንዲሆን ለማድረግ አንዱ ዋነኛው ስልትና ዘዴ ያ ሰው ከሌሎች ጥሩ ናቸው ከሚባሉ ሰዎች ጋር ሁሉ ምንም አይነት ትርጉም ያለው ግንኙነት እንዳያደርግ ማድረግ ነው፡፡ምክንያቱም ይህ በመጥፎ ግንኙነት ታስሮ የተያዘ ሰው ከሌሎች ጥሩ ሰዎች ጋር ግንኑኙት ካደረገ ሌሎች መልካም ነገሮችን ከሌሎች አዳዲስ ሰዎች ስለሚያይና ስለሚያመዛዝን ለካ ይህም አለ ብሎ የራሱ መጥፎ ፍላጎትና አስተሳሰብን አንድ ቀን ዘወር በል ብሎ ሊከዳው ሊርቀውና ከዚህም መጥፎ ግንኙነት(Abusive Relationship) ሊሸሽ ይችላል፡፡ስለዚህም መጥፎ ሰዎች ሁል ጊዜ የሚቀርቡትን ሌላውን ሰው በራሳቸው ቁጥጥር ስር የሚያደርጉበት አንዱ መሰሪ ዘዴ ሌሎችን ሰዎች በመጥፎ በመሳልና በማቅረብ ነው፡፡ይህ አንዱ የተሳሳተና መጥፎ የሆነ የመጥፎ ሰዎች ስነ-ልቦና ነው፡፡
    ስለዚህም በጭፍን ጥላቻ ዛሬም ድረስ ነፍጠኛ እያሉ የሚያወሩ ግለሰቦችም ዋነኛ ግባቸውና ፍላጎታቸው ቆመንለታል የሚሉትን ብሄር ወይንም ህብረተሰብ በዚህ ጠባብ አስተሳሰብ ዘላለም ተብትበው በማሰር የራሳቸውን ጠባብ ፍላጎት ማስፈፀም ነው፡፡እንደዚህ እያሉ ካላወሩና ላይ ታች እያሉ ካልተራወጡ ቆመንለታል በሚሉት ብሄር ዘንድ ህልውና የላቸውምና፡፡ስለዚህም ተምረናል የሚሉ የአንዳንድ ብሄር ተወላጆች የአማርኛ ያፍ መፍቻ ቋንቋቸውን የሚጀምሩት ነፍጠኛ በሚለው ቃል እስከሚመስል ድረስ ይህንን ቃል ዛሬም በጥላቻ ይዘምሩታል፡፡እያልኩ ያለሁት የብሄር ችግር የለም አይደለም፡፡ነገር ግን ችግሩን ለመፍታት የምንከተለው አካሄድ የባሰ ሌላ ችግር የሚፈጥር መሆኑ ነው፡፡
    ነፍጠኛ እያሉ በጥላቻ የሚጠሩት አንዳንድ ጥራዝ ነጠቅ ምሁራን ግለሰቦች አሁን ያለችው ኢትዮጵያ ከሰማይ እንደ ዱብ እዳ ድንገት የወረደች አድርገው የሚያዩ አሉ፡፡ነፍጠኛ የተባሉት ግለሰቦች ሰዎች ናቸውና እንደማንኛውም ሰው በወቅቱ እንዳለው እንደ ንቃተ-ህሊናቸው ደረጃ ይሳሳታሉ፡፡ነገር ግን አሁን ላለችው ኢትዮጵያ የራሳቸውን በጎ አስተዋፅኦ አድርገው አልፈዋል፡፡ታሪክን እንዲህ ቢሆን ኖሮ እንዲያ ቢሆን ኖሮ ብሎ ማሰብ እጅግ ሞኝነት ነው፡፡አሁን ብእጃችን ያለውን ግን እንደፈለግን ማድረግ እንችላለን፡፡ማለት ኳሷን ወደ ፈለግነው አቅጣጫ ልንለጋት እንችላለን፡፡የእያንዳንዱ ትውልድ ወቅታዊ ፈተናና የቤት ስራም ይህ ነው፡፡የሰለጠነው አለም ያደረገውም ይህንን ነው፡፡ለዚህም ነው የሀገራችን የተማረው የህብረተሰብ ክፍል የፖለቲካ ልሂቃን ችግር አለበትም ያልኩት፡፡የተማረው አንዳንድ የኦሮሞ የህብረተሰብ ክፍል ወይንም ሌላ በመማሩ ነገሮችን ሰፋ እድርጎ ከማየት ይልቅ ዛሬም ነፍጠኛ እያለ የሞኝ ለቅሶ መልሶ መላልሶ እንዲሉ ተመሳሳይ የጥላቻ መዝሙር የሚዘመር ከሆነ መማሩ ምኑ ላይ ነው፡፡ወይንም ደግሞ በሌላው ጫፍ የተማረው አማራ ወይንም ሌላ ዛሬም እኔ ብቻ ነኝ አዋቂ ብሎ የሚመፃደቅ ከሆነና ሌላውንም በእኔ ጭፍን አስተሳሰብና አካሄድ በበላይነት እኔ ብቻ ልምራ ላስተዳድር ካለ ይህም ከንቱ ጊዜ ያለፈበት ነገር ነው፡፡ሁላችንም እጅግ ፈሪዎች ነን በየራሳችን ዋሻ ተደብቀን ነው መፍትሄ ለማምጣት የምንፈልገው፡፡አንድ አባባል አለ ፡፡”The devil is scary until you see it, by the time you see it you laugh at it.”ስለዚህም አጉል ነፍጠኛ ወዘተ የሚሉ የፈሪና የአጭበርባሪ ሰው ቃላትን ዝምብለን ከምንጠቀም እሰኪ በቀናነት በእውነትና በግልፅነት እስኪ እንነጋገር፡፡
    ከሚያለያዩን ነገሮች ይልቅ እንደ አንድ ሰብዓዊ ፍጡር አንድ የሚያደርጉን ነገሮች የበለጠ ሚዛን የሚደፉ ናቸው፡፡እንዴ ለምሳሌ ሁለት ከተለያየ ብሄር የመጡ ሰዎችን ብንወስድ አንድ አማራ ወይንም አንድ ትግሬ ወይንም አንድ ኦሮሞ በባህሪ በመልክና በአስተሳሰብ መቀራረብ አንድ ብሄር ነን ከሚሉት በላቀ ከተለያየ ብሄር የሆኑት የተሻለ ሊሆኑ ይችላሉ፡፡ነገር ግን መጥፎ አስተሳሰብና ስሜት አስቀድመን በተሳሳተ መልክ ስለሳልን እየተመራን ያለነው በጭፍን አካሄድ ነው፡፡ነፍጠኛ ስንል ሁሉንም አማራ አይደለም የተወሰነውን ነው ለምን እንላለን፡፡የኦሮሞ ባላባት የትግሬ ባላባት የወላይታ ባላባት ወዘተ አልነበረም እንዴ?ጥቂቶች ሁል ጊዜ የራሳቸውን ፍላጎትና አላማ በሌሎች ላይ ለመጫን ይህንን የመከፋፈል ስራ ይሰራሉ፡፡ምክንያቱም ይህንን ካላደረጉ የራሳቸው ጠባብ ፍላጎት ህልውና አይኖረውምና፡፡አንዳንድ ጊዜ የራሳችንን አገዛዞችንና መንግስታትን ስንተች እራሳችንም የአጠቃላዩ የሀገርና የህብረተሰብ አካል መሆናችንን እንዘነጋለን፡፡እኛስ ብንሆን ምን እናደረግ ነበር ብለን አንጠይቅም፡፡በራሳችን የቅዠት አለም ውስጥ ገብተን እንዲያው ህይወትና ይህች አለም ፍፁም የዲሞክራሲና የነፃነት መድረክ ብቻ እንደሆነች አድርገን ለመሳል እንፈልጋለን፡፡እሩቅ ሳንሄድ ሁላችንም በየቤታችን በቤተሰባችን ውስጥ ምን ያህል ጥሩ ሰዎች እንደሆንን እስኪ እራሳችንን እንታዘበው፡፡
    ሌሎችን ነፍጠኛ እያልን የምንሳደብና ሌላም ሌላም የምንናገርና ሁላችንም ዲሞከራሲንና ነፃነትን ለብሄራችን ለህዝባችን ወዘተ እናመጣለን የምንል እስኪ እያንዳንዳችን ከቤታችን ጀምረን እራሳችንን አንመርምረው፡፡
    በዚህ የቅዠት አለም ውስጥም የሚነሩት አንዳንድ የፖለቲካ ምሁራንም እንመራሀለን እንታገልልሀለን የሚሉትን ብሄርና ህዝብም ጥንትም ሆነ ዛሬም በጥራዝ ነጠቅ አካሄድ ውዥንብር ውስጥ እየከተቱት የራሳቸው ጠባብ ፍላጎትና አላማ መጠቀሚያ እያደረጉት ነው፡፡ይመስለኛል በዚህ ምክንያት አንድ አርምጃ ወደፊት እየሄድን ተመልሰን ሁለት እርምጃ ወደኋላ እንመለሳለን፡፡ህዘብ እንደ ህዝብ ዜጋ እንደ ዜጋ ከጠባብ ብሄርተኝነትና ከሌላም ኋላቀር አስተሳሰብ ተላቆ ንቃተ-ህሊናው ካልዳበረ ሁልጊዜ ጥቂቶች እናውቅልሀለን በሚል ቀቢፀ-ተስፋ የሚቀልዱበትና የራሳቸው ጥቅም ማስጠበቂያ እያደረጉት ዘላለም በስቃይና በድህነት ይኖራል፡፡ዛሬም ድረስ ነፍጠኛ እያሉ ሌሎችን በጭፍን የሚሳደቡና የሚያንጓጥጡ እንደ ሰለሞን አይነት ከስድቡ ጎን ለጎን በተጨማሪ እራሳቸውን ቆም ብለው ሊመረምሩ ይገባል እላለሁኝ፡፡

  29. Zelelew
    | #29

    I supported G7 from the start and have high expectation and respect for the organization and the leadership. What I heared from Dr Getachew, Ephrem and Andargachew which is mentioned in this article is a concern. I was very disappointed with Ephrem and Andargachew when they try to paint a dffrent face to OLF. One thing I noticed during the debate with Meto aleka Ayal sew, Andargachew said that, inorder to work with any group, their demand is the group has to accept the exsistance of a county called Ethiopia at present time. It appears to me it doesn’t matter if they want to see a divided ethiopia in the futuer as far as they accepted the exsistance of ethiopian at presen time. This appears to me G7 abondened its promise about united Ethiopia. This article articulated well the concern and frustration about G7 leadership stand on the ethipian unity. It is not too late to explain and make it clear all these confusion to their supporter and ethiopian peopel

  30. aha!
    | #30

    Addendum: If Bulcha Demeksa’s aspiration, endorsing ethnicfederalism of ethnic boundries demarcated as Oromia wants to remain under ethnicfedralism, and Dawed Ibssa’s aspiration is to secede the already demarcated Oromia from Ethiopia, a colonial Empire, with the support of Eritrea, appears a conflict between ethnic federalists/teletafi parties and ethnic secessionists, whose basic struggle is fullfil the aspirations of ethnic secessionist rights stipulated in the constitution. From that perspective alone would it not be wise for His Excellency Bulcha Demeksa and others, denouncing Article 39 (1), to do the same for Article 46 and 8 to completely revert the situation in favor of Ethiopian Nationalism, Ethiopian National Interests, the Sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians and the disintegration of Ethiopia into nine Ethnic regions.

  31. Read Me
    | #31

    Let me ask: Did Blabk South Africans fought to separate from the rest of the country or population. Did Mandela ask suceesion? What did they do and what is the result now? I leave the answere to the reader and an honst person will understand my point. I hate a person who hates his/her own country unless there is a cmpelling reason to do so. In Ethiopia’s care there is no such a reason even remotely. Even South Africans did not do it. Every argument put forward by tribalists and their mouth pieces just pure lie and fabrication, and very childish and irresponsible. They are motivated by sefishness who promote them. This kind of irresponsible persons are like wild animals who are only there to kill and eat. These animals do not have clear sense of belongingness and responsibility except for themselves. Those of you who argue for suceesion, please stop lying and work hard to earn something on you own rather than at the expese of somebody else. Respect the place where you are born and identified. This is what human beings should do. If you do not, you are inviting blood shade in Ethiopia by creating hatrade among the poluation like what the present regime is doing, and you will be held responsible. This will not be take lightly. There are many us who are watching what you are doing.

    You don’t have to destroy your own country and cause problem on the population because of bad government. If the govenment is bad, you have to change it and work with felow cotizens to do that (like South Africa). Grow up. We are not in pre-1991 and act like civilized people Times have chaged.

  32. Anonymous
    | #32

    Aha
    The Honorable Ato Bulcha has repeatedly said he is for Ethiopian unity period and he is also for the replacement of TPLF by democratic system. That is it.
    Now, that being said, he has also told the entire world no separatist idea will be acceptable to him.

    Now the focus should be on those who are scaring Ethiopians with their agenda of separatism and their AGAFARIS like G7.

    G7, OLF and ONLF by their stated desire to hold a referendum for OLF and ONLF and by their continued support for Eritrea are scarring Ethiopians about change

    The G7 supporters started few months ago playing smoothly and re introducing OLF and ONLF as “democratic ” forces, then they continue and say we should accept referendum, Article 39, now they are bold to tell us we Ethiopians were colonizers, ( did you listen the Pal talk transmission from Toronto last Friday ; Ttekel)
    This is scary, if we don’t stand and say no to this conspiracy, they are pulling us to a point of no return.

  33. aha!
    | #33

    Anonymous, that is why I suggested for the loyalist opposition parties, which now I designate ethnicfederalists now forming a coalition with UDJP to coalesce aroung the national goals for unity, territorial integrity, sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians with strategies to achieve those goals by calling a national convention for drafting and signining onto a bilaw in preparation for non-violent uprising for freedom and/or democracy, similar to AFD for the armed struggle, which now continued as alliance of Ginbot 7 with OLF, ONLF, etc. on the part for armed struggle. I follow the Ethiopian sayings “alebabsew biyarsu baremem yimelesu”, Both ethnicfederalism and secessionism are the mainframeworks of the constitution, whether one condemns it verbally, does not change the platform for ethnic agenda of respecting/maintaining ethnic rights and secessionist rights. Infact, his execellency Bulcha Demeksa replied to an interview, saying that “we have no problem with ethnicfederalism, but we do not want them to dictate over us”, meaning I suppose ethnic minority rule and/or dominance. He also has supported Ethiopian unity, in his appearance at KAUP meeting as I listened to his interview. I have also listened to his interview between Ato Getachew Sekuture on side of TPLF/eprdf and Ato Bulcha Demeksa, in which he expressed his disappointment of TPLF/eprdf not meeting his expectations, but no mention of concerns with respect to national agenda by way of the constitution.

  34. aha!
    | #34

    Correction: when I described the current alliance of G7 with OLF, ONLF liberation fronts, it should not be construed to imply that I am endorsing the the idea, which may appear to contradict my previous suggestions of merging rather than alliance.

  35. Anonymous
    | #35

    Aha
    the suggestion that the home based opposition should come together in the form of alliance or some type of collaboration to plan and counter the possible destructive action by ONLF, OLF and (may be G7 too) with the help of Eritrea in an event of a popular uprising is very good.
    Now instead of giving advice to others we should also take responsibility to assist them in every way we could. One such help will be financial support to MEDREK and or MEEAD .we need to do it by buying their news paper, by conducting fund raising etc. Those in Diaspora who have started unity formation ( who are fully committed to Ethiopian unity ) should be assisted to.

    We need to be practical. Talk alone will not save Ethiopia. Action by all of us is needed.
    As a starter, each of us could go to UDJ web site and order their news paper FIkari and send as much $$ as possible
    Would you do it? I will immediately

  36. aha!
    | #36

    Anonymous! You misunderstood the logistics approach to my suggestions with respect to opposition parties engaged in a peaceful struggle to coalesce around the national agenda for unity, territorial integrity, sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians is to counter TPLF/eprdf regime, but not EPLF/Ginbot 7/OLF/ONLF, etc. in the form of merger, not coalition/alliance. I raised a looming conflict between ethnicfederalists/teletafi parties and ethnicsecessionist, ethnic secessionist are bent of secession upto self determination, while the ethnic ferelalist uphold ethnicfedralism, a division of landmass of Ethiopia by nine major ethnic groups, rather than the original provinces, sets precedence of ill defined boundry (Article 46 and 8 the sovereignity of Ethiopia) of what the secessionists are fighting for to secede from Ethiopia, a coloniser Empire. It is not just a took an ideology anchored on Ethiopian Nationalism, Ethiopian National Interests and the soveregnity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians, that the oppostion parties engaged in a non-violent struggle have to align themselves with those parties with national agenda in a merger, not alliance or coalition inorder to dismantle ethnic and/or secessionist politics and/or policies with underlying totoaliarinsm of the Derg regime and their own inclination of Marxisism from the student movements of the the oppression of nations and nationalities, by focusing on individual rights to superced ethnic and secessionist rights.

  37. aha!
    | #37

    Correction” .. it is not just talk not “took” but and ideology anchored on Ethiopian nationalism …..

  38. Tedy
    | #38

    Fellow Ethiopians out there and in here,would you please consdier using Amharic in this forum? Personally I enjyed the message by Unity.Please let us switch to Amharic as a medium in this forume.I agree with the views of some one who said the other day,

    “Be Amhrigna Mesafe Meselten Aydelem”.

  39. Tedy
    | #39

    Please correction let the last sentence be read as

    “Benglizegna Mesafe Meselten Aydelem”.

  40. Anonymous
    | #40

    well well weel, testerday, the debate between Dr Busha and Dr getchew made it very clear what this alliance building betwee ONLf, G7 and OLF is. According to DR Getachew they have agreed to hold referendoum during the transition period whether Oromiya and Ogaden should remain in Ethiopia or have their independent state. Dr getachew said he supports this referendum . well how sad, how depressing that another 1991 is in the works to destroy Ethiopia and agin with the EPLF as the master coordinator of all of this. Ethiopians, the time is now to stop this madness of both TPLF and the new conspirecy by this new group too.

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