Civil uprising in the spirit to uphold one mosaic Ethiopia & Ethiopiawinet By Robele Ababya

October 6th, 2011 Print Print Email Email

Baseless paranoia surrounding “Ethiopia” & “Ethiopiawinet”

Much effort and precious time are spent on the question of Ethiopia and Ethiopiawinet much of which is academic rather than substance for dealing with the current vicious erosion of the freedom and dignity of citizens and unbridled exploitation of life-sustaining national assets being committed by the ruthless minority TPLF tribal regime.

As far as I am concerned, Ethiopia is mentioned more than 40 times in the Holy Bible, the oldest best book ever written and still forming the basis of constitutions, laws, ethical precepts and moral laws of modern society. One may ask whether the Bible refers to the present location of Ethiopia and lose the debate to renowned non-Ethiopian scholars who argue that the present location was indeed part and parcel of Abyssinia, which according to history refers to a large chunk, if not all, of the African continent and beyond. Here below are a few relevant excerpts from the writings of non-Ethiopian scholars especially meant for Zenawi and secessionist OLFites who are hell bent on dismantling Ethiopia:

(1) “In modern geography the name Ethiopia is confined to the country known as Abyssinia, an extensive territory in East Africa. In ancient times Ethiopia extended over vast domains in both Africa and Asia”. “It seems certain,” declares Sir E. A. Wallis Budge, “that classical historians and geographers called the whole region from India to Egypt, both countries inclusive, by the name of Ethiopia, and in consequence they regarded all the dark-skinned and black peoples who inhabited it as Ethiopians.

(2) Mention is made of Eastern and Western Ethiopians and it is probable that the Easterners were Asiatics and the Westerners Africans.” (History of Ethiopia, Vol. I., Preface, by Sir E. A. Wallis Budge.)

(3) In addition Budge notes that, “Homer and Herodotus call all the peoples of the Sudan, Egypt, Arabia, Palestine and Western Asia and India Ethiopians.” (Ibid., p. 2.) The classical home of the ancient Ethiopians was the Eastern Sudan, although Homer and Herodotus mentioned other Ethiopians dwelling in Egypt, Arabia, Palestine, Western Asia and India. To cite Lady Lugard: “The fame of the ancient Ethiopians was widespread in ancient history. History describes them as the tallest, most beautiful and long-lived of the human races, and before Herodotus, Homer, in even more flattering language, described them as the most just of men, the favorites of the gods. The annals of all the great early nations of Asia Minor are full of them. The Mosaic records allude to them frequently; but while they are described as the most powerful, the most just, and the most beautiful of the human race, they are constantly spoken of as Black, and there seems to be no other conclusion to be drawn than that at that remote period of history, the leading race of the Western World was a Black race.”

(4) Then we have the view of Stephanus of Byzantium, that: “Ethiopia was the first established country on earth; and the Ethiopians were the first who introduced the worship of the gods, and who established laws.” The vestiges of this early civilization have been found in Nubia, the Egyptian Sudan, West Africa, Egypt, Mashonaland, India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Arabia, South America, Central America, Mexico, and the United States.

(5) The ancient Kushite or Ethiopian culture may be called the Archaic Civilization. Even before the rise of the culture of Egypt, there was the great Kushite, or Ethiopian civilization, which was widespread in both Africa and Asia.
SOURCE: African Presence in Early Asia, edited by Runoko Rashidi and Ivan Van Sertima; REFERENCES: Analcalypsis, by Godfrey Higgins; A Tropical Dependency, by Lady Lugard

Oromos of Yejju

Iyoas was an Ethiopian Emperor of Oromo extract from Yejju; Oromiffa was the official language during His rule from His Palace in Gondar. The prominent roles of the Oromo nobilities of Yejju in top echelon of rulers in Ethiopia during the “Era of the Princes” are all too clear. They include: Ras Gugsa of Yejju, Ras Ali of Yejju, Ras Yimam of Yejju, Ras Dori of Yejju among others including an endless list of Orormo dignitaries up to the time of Ras Gobena Dache, Haptegiorgis Dinegde, Balcha Abanebso, Empress Menen, Yilma Deresa, Mulugetta Buli, ad infinitum.

TPLF Stalinists have brainwashed credulous OLFites et al with Stalin’s vulgar theory of “nations and nationalities” for years ensnaring them at their Dedebit hideout in Tigray. The way forward now is to accept our unique history of our distant past in order to preserve and defend what is left of Ethiopia considering that tyrant Zenawi has done colossal damages to our vital national interests in the past 20 years and still selling or ceding fertile agricultural lands in contempt of widespread outcry in protest.

Uprising in the spirit of Tenesa Teramed

Tenesa Teramed (stand up and stride) is the name of a patriotic song aired by Radio Voice of Ethiopia in July 1974 or thereabout. This all-inclusive revolutionary song resonated throughout the country and lifted the spirit of all Ethiopians regardless of their gender, age, ethnic background or creed. Albeit for a short time, it set us on a course of enthusiastic desire for change without bloodshed. The text of the song and the music were the work of young members of the amateur Music Club of the then famous Ethiopian Air Force. The clarion call for change brought the public as well as civilians and men in uniform of all ranks together on a band wagon for progress. Interestingly, there is nothing in the text of the song even remotely embracing a specified ideology.

The patriotic authors of the song took “Ethiopia and Ethiopiawinet” for granted unequivocally referring to themselves as children of Ethiopia, their Motherland. It is noteworthy that the young architects of the revolutionary song “Tenesa Teramed” stressed the virtues of unity, putting Ethiopia first, harnessing the rivers to build dams, industriousness, prosperity, deterrence to any threat to motherland, and outright rejection of religious and ethnic bias. Does tyrant Zenawi get the message? No, he does not!

Unfortunately the airing of the famous song on Radio Voice of Ethiopia did not last long. It was stopped by none other than the coward dictator Mengistu Hailemariam on the advice of Marist-Leninists of the day on grounds that the song was too nationalistic; it did not match the slogan: “Workers of the World Unite!”However, in the dying moment of the Derg Tenesa Teramed was reinstated by Mengistu, but only to be played at official functions within the Air Force premises. That was too little too late to appeal to the patriotism of the people.

Conclusion

The information provided in this piece of writing, mainly based on the works of non-Ethiopians scholars, is more than convincing to proudly embrace Ethiopia and Ethiopiawinet. It is long overdue that fellow Ethiopians put their acts together and save what is left of Ethiopia.

Despot Zenawi is in a nightmare for his days are numbered; he has long lost the trust of the Ethiopian people; his mega dam project is bound to fail; the source of his direct budgetary support is bound to dry up to cover the cost of his bloated government; his mentor Gaddafi has fallen; the Al Qaeda scarecrow is no longer a reliable source of income from donors – less so that the American-born Yemeni, Anwar al-Awlaki, has been killed and Al Qaeda is in disarray. How nice that Zenawi’s root in Yemen that he told to Gaddafi to gain favor is shattered.

Signs are that President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton are in the process of putting an end to US relations of the past 30 years with tyrants. The time is therefore right to deal a mortal blow to the Zenawi regime through a series of civil disobedience in the spirit of renaissance of one mosaic Ethiopia in cultural diversity and pride in Ethiopiawinet. I would like to join others who think a federal form of governance similar to that of the USA would be best for our mosaic Ethiopia. No to ethnic federalism!

The Ethiopian people rallied to the call for bloodless change in 1974. They did likewise in the historic election of 15 May 2005. They are ready for an uprising to bring the two previously high-jacked or stolen attempts to a successful end this time around. It is recommended that the Ethiopian Youth Movement should make Ethiopian history as the centerpiece of its strategy in its ongoing struggle for peaceful change. The fruit of success in the struggle must be “one person, one vote” in a strong, compassionate, prosperous and wholly democratic society. The ‘anti-terror law’ enacted by the rubber-stamp parliament of terrorist Zenawi cannot and will not stop the resolve of the Ethiopian people from achieving their natural right to the lofty goal of dignity, prosperity, freedom, and justice.
Finally, all of us democrats must work hard until precious sons and daughters of Ethiopia including (listed in alphabetical order) Andualem Aragie, Asamnew Birhanu, Bekele Gerba, Debebe Eshetu, Eskinder Nega, Nathnael Mekonnen, Olbana Lelisa, Reeyot Alemu, Woubshet Taye, Zemenu Molla and many other political prisoners in Ethiopia are released immediately and unconditionally.

This quotation by Sir Winston Churchill fits tyrant Zenawi: “Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.”

LONG LIVE ETHIOPIA!!!
robele_ababya@yahoo.com

  1. selam
    | #1

    I wonder if you and your kind are really trying to get in touch with the ETHIOPIAN population or just showing your frustration and you so called intellect by preaching your wishful thinking in english,i still do not get it .express your outrage in amharic or any one of ethiopias languages.

  2. tewbel
    | #2

    As to Yeju you should have included my grand mother Bajirond Yetemegnu Wolle, with a man’s title who was governor of Yeju and a friend of Empress Taitu. This is expressed out volatile vanity.(apologies)

  3. Samuel
    | #3

    Robele Ababya (is that Ababiyaa?)

    I regret to inform you that your political position has been taken over by EPRPfites and AEUPites. There is no more space for you.

  4. Hilina Negassa
    | #4

    Thank you Robele,
    It is fitting that I add what I heard about how Ras Ali came to Gondar and took the reign from the Nigus.
    “The then Nigus brought Ras Ali from Wollo as his war general. The relatives of the Nigus in Debretabor rebeled. Ras Ali was sent to address the people of Debretabor. The people there made Ras Ali swear and promise he is with the people. The they told him this: ‘The Nigus is not qualified and is not capable to be the leader. You have the quality to be the leader. If you decide to accept the leadership, we are with you and we will fight on your side. Otherwise, you can go and join him and we will put both of you down.’ Ras Ali sent a message to the Nigus to resign. The Nigus was mad and said: ‘My relatives, you have betrayed me. If you prefere this Galla instead of me, your own relative, you deserve him. So be it.’ And he left the throne. Ras Ali ruled thereafter.”
    This says it all. The people did not care where the ruler came from. What mattered to them was not where in Ethiopia the origin of the ruler was but how fair the system was. It is really very puzzling that we “the educated and sophisticated elites” of the 21st century are way behind those “the uneducated balagers” of the zemene mesafint era.
    You put the right historical facts where they belong – out in day light.
    We are trying to take the rights of the people at home to decide on whatever tomorrow’s Ethiopia should and will be sitting here in our comfortable sofa. All we have to do is support the inevitable uprising of the people at home. No pre-condition will be put. No compromises will be put. The people are sovereign and all together will decide what follows. Now are we ready to help them?

  5. Assrade
    | #5

    I never new Ethiopia has so many nightclub comics, sale outs, BANDAS and foreign agents as well as so many enemies from within.
    there is no if or but’s in my mind that mother land ETHIOPIA is protected by the higher power, that is to say GOD, by the days and nights of prayers of those Ethiopian monk’s. faraway from and hiding from the material world.
    may GOD shall be with all of us and of course with ancient mother land ETHIOPIA

  6. Muhe
    | #6

    Ato Robele, as always, you are on the side of profound common sense. Our enemies want us to remain in perpetual conflict, poverty and dissary. The most effective way to do this they use ethnic division. Without understanding the corrosive effect of this conflict and removing it from our community once and for all there will be no peace or progress. We can accomplish this change with people like you at the helm. May God bless peace makers like you.

  7. Yonas
    | #7

    Robele,
    well the Ethiopian history is a facinated one, amazing but most of us we do not know much, how great Ethiopia was but in rencent years we lost our glory, we start fighting each other like a wild beast.

    let me come to my point, here is the question we need to ask, Ethiopian people knows and if they want to of course they will fight againt the present goverment but we have ask one vital question, they want to see a unwavering solid leadership, but Ethiopian refused to fight back as long as the Ethiopian oppossition leadership is so weak, so why are we going to fight to give power to the Eritrean trained crazy dudes? nope… you should tell for the Ethiopian politician put yourself together or lose forever

  8. Sheger
    | #8

    Thanks Robele. And Yonase, I agree with you both. Do you know why???????
    because their is no Ethiopia with out the people.
    Because their is no Ethiopia with out Ethiopians and the Ethiopian value and interest respected. Or some Ethiopians
    Some where found alive. What is Ethiopia then?????

    A land is a land after all no matter were or what kind of it is. And people are people.

  9. Garo
    | #9

    Where is the beef? We can all talk day and night about democracy, it does not mean a thing until one shows what is in the word, because for all I know Meles also has his own democracy.Am i hearing also Menelik’s democracy. The precondition that is being put forward by these right wing lunatic neftegnas is mind boggling. We say no to any condition that denies the rights of people if they are not from a certain tribe. I lough when I read articles like these that deny the evil in the past and somehow try to convince us that it started with Meles and somehow there was no ethnic discrimination and everybody was oppressed equally. Ha!You guys who write these kinds of articles should know that you may be talking to your base audience but I can assure you you are not convincing some of us who do not subscribe to your religion or to your version of history.There were groups of people who put us in this condition and it was not the Oromos or the Somalis or the Sidamas if you get my drift.

  10. Girum
    | #10

    ጥሩ ልብስ ለብሰን አምሮብን ተውበን የምንታየው፣
    ሰዎች እንረዳ ቢገባን ትረጉሙ ቢገባን ሚስጥሩ ሁሉም ባገር ነው፡፡
    ታላቁ አርቲስት ዶ/ር ጥላሁን ገሰሰ
    For me the above verse is like a prophesy regarding to what is happening in reality in this country for the last 20 years.
    ዝንጀሮስ መጀመሪያ የመቀመጫዬን አይደል ያለቸው፡፡

    Dear Writer
    I said before something as to my knowledge and understanding regarding Ethiopia and Ethiopiwinet.
    I even once tried to represent it with analogies like a cart and a horse asserting that let the live horse becomes the Ethiopiwinet and Ethiopia and let others like others we call democracy and others to be the cart. Because it is Ethiopiwinet and Ethiopia that has historical prominent significance and meaning than like democracy and other ideals and hence Ethiopiwinet and Ethiopia has to be the live horse. As far as I understand many of the intellectual society that has controlled the political scene are selfish for power, slick, undisciplined and confused. While there is no foundation for the building they strive and want to add more floors on the air. Most of them are in fantasy and illusion with the fashionable and bogus word called democracy and mere elections. However, if we have wisdom, honesty and courage then the realities of the current world as we see it from time to time is not only a matter of mere complacency and indulgences in democracy.Things are more complicated than the fashionable word democracy.
    As far as I understand those politicians and intellectuals who mercilessly want to attack, defame, deteriorate and perish Ethiopiwinet and Ethiopia are mainly those who have failed to carry out the required and expected duty and responsibility that Ethiopiwinet and Ethiopia require to flourish and sustain. And hence if we do not carry out our expected and required duty and responsibility as a citizenry then how comes we expect the rights and benefits out of it? Those of our forefathers or ancestors whom we mercilessly blame them for not bringing democracy, beyond leap service, have indeed sacrificed their beloved life for Ethiopia and Ethiopiwinet when foreign aggression was repeatedly targeted against us.
    I tell all Ethiopians in that the very reason why we reiterate and live the illusion of the fashionable word democracy is mainly because we have failed to carry out the required duty and responsibility that is essential for the integrity, unity and flourishing of Ethiopiwinet and Ethiopia. Our ancestors have managed to build the foundation of Ethiopiwinet and Ethiopia, and when we fail to sustain the foundation and also fail to add more other floors on it then we rather desperately happen to eradicate the very exiting foundation and want to build more floors. The very bizarre, ridiculous and surprising thing i happen to understand is that, what we even want to add more floors is on the air, because we do not want to make sacrifice to make a new foundation. This is the paradoxical event of the current Ethiopian politics. While Ato Meles ,Weyane and their evil collaborators work hard day and night insidiously and subtly to defame, deteriorate, destabilize and finally to dismantle Ethiopia and Ethiopiwinet, almost the entire stereotypical, naïve and slick politicians who in monopoly control the entire political scene stage of Ethiopian politics are trapped, disempowered, contained and disabled by the very bogus word called democracy and hence failed to contribute the required and expected task for the very survival of the integrity, identity and unity of Ethiopia. Almost all of us were unable to predict the danger a head of us while we welcome the incumbent 20 years back when the diabolical TPLF thug embarked on power.
    I do not understand why we focus on the silly home work regarding democracy while our own very survival basis is being endangered from time to time under the disguise of democracy.
    I do not understand why we want to fight and challenge this diabolical TPLF thug around the issue of democracy. How comes some one expects democracy from some one that has a grand plan to plunder, impoverish, destabilize and dismantle a certain country? This is the fallacy, illusion, fantasy and paradox of Ethiopian politics for the last 20 years and until now.
    Let’s come out of the underserved indulgence under the fantasy and illusion regarding the fashionable word called democracy and first let’s save Ethiopia and Ethiopiwinet.
    Ethiopia and Ethiopiwinet is not something a choice that we even form a certain political party under the name unity to get support from others. It is rather a mandatory a priori obligation that we better not get merit by calling self as unitary party that stand for unity. Because in stable other developed countries there is no such a sustainable political party that calls itself as unitary, because the issue is not even open for compromise and dialogue in the first place. That is why I call Ethiopian politics is very confused and bizarre that requires paradigm shift. It would have been sensible and rational that if the force that has taken control of power for the past 20 years was different from the diabolical TPLF thug, that has a strong unshakable stand regarding the integrity, identity and unity of Ethiopia and Ethiopiwinet then the indulgence under the concept of the fashionable word called democracy becomes acceptable.
    The very reason why the bogus concept of the fashionable word democracy has been thrown to public discourse, attention and undertakings in Ethiopian politics is a systematic diabolical strategy by TPLF thug and its advisors has been to disarray, contain and confuse the mass and all political forces from giving due attention for the heinous under workings of TPLF thug against Ethiopiwinet and Ethiopia behind the curtain under the disguise of democracy. And this assertion is evident in that for the last 20 years till now the democratic process in this country, if any, happens to deteriorate and lastly almost on the verge of total vanish and also eventually after 20 solid years only one opposition MP happens to take seat at parliament. Therefore the very premise that TPLF thug ever aspiration under the banner of a different name also called EPRDF (that has the word Democracy in it) from its very incentive was about democracy and good governance is a sheer fallacy. How comes some one whose hands and legs tied together happens to fight with a free man who has a weaponry at hand? Therefore the rule of the game regarding democracy really does not work in reality. And all these fallacy, fantasy, and illusion arises mainly from the lack of deep understanding about the inherent and historical nature of TPLF and EPLF thug and their masters. Therefore, democracy and talking power through mere election was just an illusion and fantasy heinously and deliberately designed and maneuvered by TPLF thug and its masters. Rather while we have been living under this fantasy and illusion and have been trapped and confused then it has created such a very conducive environment for TPLF thug to carry out whatever destructive thing it wants and planned to do so that is against Ethiopiwinet and Ethiopia. Every body under this illusion and fantasy just runs here and there selfishly to get its share of business advantage while Ethiopiwinet and Ethiopia is endangered from time to time. Especially most of the business communities do not as such want to care about this from time to time endangerment of Ethiopia and Ethiopiwinet as long as their business continues as usual. But now what is happening to these business communities?
    Is there such a thing as business while there is no Ethiopiwinet and Ethiopia where business can be made as usual? If every body is to make his/her share of business in Ethiopia then he/she has to carry out all the shares of duties and responsibilities as a citizenry as to one own capacity and knowledge.
    First let’s fight and strive for Ethiopia and Ethiopiwinet inherent and historical ideals, then with in it we can also achieve other ideas like democracy, freedom, justice and others!!! All secessionist groups and its supporters, who are ashamed being Ethiopia and Ethiopiwinet, remember the black African and the Rastafarians how they love, respect and fight for it. Ethiopia and Ethiopiwinet is not only our native Ethiopians pride and icon it has been also the pride and icon of all black Africans and Rastafarians.
    I dare to say the failure is you secessionist groups and its supporters who are ashamed being Ethiopia and Ethiopiwinet and are against its ideals, and not Ethiopia and Ethiopiwinet. Rather than naively and blindly you spend your all valuable resources to fight against Ethiopia and Ethiopiwinet why not you use same valuable resource in support of it? Why not you try it? Have you ever tried it before relentlessly?
    To try and to fail is not as such a big failure to feel very sorry about it. What is wrong with us and what is evil is induced in us that tempt us to ignore or deny this value of Ethiopiwinet and Ethiopia. If we ever get out of this ideal of Ethiopia and Ethiopiwinet then believe me our end will be very worst and we will be like “አውራ የሌለው ንብ” “እረኛ የሌለው መንጋ”
    And eventually will end up in worst conditions. It may be challenging and difficult but let’s be patient, courageous, bold and wise and stick with it. ኢትዮጵየዊነት ሲደላንና ጥቅማችን ብቻ ሲጠበቅ የምንወደው የምንከተለውና የምናቀነቅነው ምርጫችን መሆን የለበትም፡፡ኢትዮጵየዊነት ስንቸገርና ሳይመቸንም ሲቀር ጨምሮ ልንከተለው ልንወደውና ልንሞትለት የሚገባን መንፈስና ግዴታችንም ጭምር መሆን ይገባዋል፡፡አቶ መለስና ወያኔ እንኳን ኢትዮጵያዊነትንና ኢትዮጵያን ለማዳከምና ብሎም ለማጥፋት ካላቸው እኩይ እምነትና ፍላጎት አንፃር 24 ሰዓት ሌት ተቀን ደክመውና መስዋእትነት ከፍለው ነው፡፡ታዲያ እኛ ኢትዮጵያዊነትንና ኢትዮጵያን ለመገንባት ለማፅናትና ለማዳን ከፍተኛ የሞራል መሰረትና ግዴታ ያለብን ግን በተቃራኒው 24 ሰዓት እያንቀላፋንና ድርሻችንንና መብታችንን ብቻ የምንጠይቅ ነን፡፡ታዲያ ለዚህ መልካም ተግባር እንዴት ሃይላችንን አስተባብረን በፍቅርና በመግባባት መረባረብ አቃተን?ስለዚህም ለኢትዮጵያዊነትንና ለኢትዮጵያ አስቀድመን የሚገባንንና የድርሻችንን እንዳቅማችን መስዋእትነት ሳንከፍል ቀርተን በተቃራኒው ግን የድርሻችንን መብታችንን ብቻ የምንጠይቅና ለዚህም ብቻ ቤፊናችን የምንሯሯጥ ከሆነና ይህም ሳይሆን ሲቀር ኢትዮጵያዊነትንና ኢትዮጵያን የምናጥላላና የምናፍርበትና የምንክደው ከሆነ ያልዘሩትን ለማጨድ እንደመሞከር አይቆጠርምን?ኢትዮጵያዊነትና ኢትዮጵያ በሂደት እየተሸረሸሩ እየተዳከሙና እየመነመኑ ባሉበት ወሳኝና አሳዛኝ ታሪካዊ ወቅት ላይ ስለዲሞክራሲና ስለነፃነት ማውራትስ ትርጉሙና ፋይዳው ምንድን ነው?ዛሬ ዘርፈ ብዙ ጠላቶቻቻን እያጠቁንና ነፃነታችንን እየገፈፉን ያሉት እኮ መጀመሪያ የሚያግባባንን አንድ የሚያደርገንንና የሚያሰባስበንን የጋራ ቋንቋችን የሆነውን ኢትዮጵያዊነትንና ኢትዮጵያን የማጥፋት የመጀመሪያ ተቀዳሚ አላማ አድርገውና ዲሞክራሲ የሚለውን አዲስ የማናውቀውና የማንግባባበት መጤ አሳተሳሰብ እንደ ሻሞ ወርውረውልን በዚህም አዲስ ነገር ሆ እያልን በከንቱ ስንራኮት ነው፡፡ከመነጋዋ የተለየች እንስሳ ለአውሬ ጥቃት የበለጠ የተጋለጠች ነች፡፡አጥቂና ብልህ አውሬዎችም የሚያደርጉት ይህንን ከመንጋ የመለየት ስልት ነው፡፡ስለዚህም አጠቃቀሙንና አያያዙን ካለወቅንበት ዲሞክራሲ የሚለው አዲስ ፋሽን ቃል ወይንም ቋንቋ ከሚያግባባንና ከሚያስተባብረን ይልቅ ይበልጥ የሚያጣላን የሚለያየንና የሚበታትነን እንዳይሆን እጅጉ ቆም ብለን ልናስብበት ይገባናል እላለሁኝ፡፡በዚህ ጉዳይ ላይ ያለን ብዥታ ግራ መጋባትና በዚህም የተነሳም በተከታይ እንደ ቀልድ የሚመጣውን የከፋ አደጋን ለመረዳት ሩቅ መሄድ አያስፈልግም ነገሮችን በተለየ መልክ ለማየት የምንችል ከሆነ በቅርቡ በሊቢያ እየተካሄደ ያለውን አጠቃላይ ክስተት በጥልቀትና በስፋት መጠየቅና መመርመር ይቻላልና፡፡ሀገርና ህዝብ እንመራለን እናስተዳድራለን የሚሉ በተቃዋሚው ጎራ የተሰለፉ ሃይሎችም ሁሉ ዲሞክራሲ ምርጫ ወዘተ በሚሉ በተለመደው አይነት የጠበበ እይታ ውስጥ ባለ የፖለቲካ ብልጣብልጥነትና አካሄድ ባለ ለተራ ስልጣንና ጥቅም ከመፋለም በዘለለ ለሀገራቸውና ለወገናቸው ዘላቂ ብሄራዊ ህልውና ደህንነትና ጥቅም በፍቅር በአክብሮት በታማኝነት በእውነትና በቀናኢነት ሊቆሙ ግድ ይላል፡፡
    To conclude my comment I want to assert that reiterating and hyping about democracy or freedom while the very survival, integrity, identity and unity of Ethiopia and Ethiopiwinet is at all time at a critical point, then it is like striving to add floors for a certain building on air without any existing foundation. And also I am afraid that the usual Ethiopian proverb “የቆጡን አወርድ ብላ የብብቷን ጣለች” is very suitable one regarding the futile unnecessary strive for concept and implementation of the fashionable word democracy while the inherent and historical ideals of Ethiopiwinet/Ethiopia is sidelined or ignored.

    Long live Ethiopia and Ethiopiwinet!!!
    God bless Ethiopian and Ethiopiwinet!!!

  11. minilik salsawi/facebook
    | #11

    በኢትዮጵያችን እንድንኮራ አድርጉን ስንል በአቶ እከሌ መልካም ፈቃድ የምንጠቀምና ጥበቃ የሚደረግልን፣ በአቶ እከሌ አመለካከትም የምንሸማቀቅና የምንረገጥ ሳንሆን ሕገመንግሥታዊ እና ሕጋዊ ጥበቃና ከለላ ተደርጎልን ተማምነንና ኮርተን የምንኖር ዜጎች አድርጉን ማለታችን ነው፡፡

    በነገራችን ላይ የመብታችን ጉዳይ ስለሆነ ‹‹እንድንኮራ አድርጉን›› የሚል አባባልም መባል አልነበረበትም፡፡ መብትህ ነው፤ መብቴ ነው የሚባልበት አጀንዳ ነውና፡፡ እንድንኮራ አድርጉን የምንለው ሕገመንግሥቱን አክብሩልን፤ በሕገመንግሥቱ ተገዙ ማለታችን ነው፡፡

    በተለይ በአሁኑ ጊዜ ያለው እጅግ አሳሳቢ ጉዳይ ስትበደል አቤት የምትልበት አካል አለመኖሩ ነው፡፡ በስም ማለታችን አይደለም፡፡ በስም በበጀትና በሰው ኃይል አቤቱታ ሰሚ፣ እንባ ተቀባይ የሚባሉና የበላይ አካል የሚባሉ አሉ፡፡ ችግሩ ግን የነሱ በር የሚከፈተው ለፈለጉት ግለሰብ እንጂ ለሁሉም ዜጋ አይደለም፡፡ ለፈለጉት በራቸው ይበረገዳል፤ ለማይፈልጉት ደግሞ ይቸነከራል፡፡ ለሁሉም ዜጋ እኩል የሚከፈት በርና ልብ ጠፍቷል፡፡

    ይህ ሁኔታ በአስቸኳይ መቀየር አለበት፡፡ ተጨማሪ ጩኸት፣ አላስፈላጊ ደም መፍሰስ አያስፈልግም፤ አይጠይቅም፤ ሕገመንግሥትን በተግባር ላይ ማዋል ብቻ ነው፡፡ በቃ!

  12. Saaxila
    | #12

    Aite Robele,
    what you wrote here is not bad except your usual vomiting against and on the OLF! Fact is that OLF is the one who made you think democratically, if you are doing it as you claim, and it persuaded you to seek the TRUE history of the Bibilical/Cushitic Ethiopia. To your information, this Bibilical Ethiopia is not the same to your Fake/Abyssinian/Pseudo-Ethiopia, for which you are crying here. If you are serious about saving your empire, then be sure that Afaan Oromo will be the national language of your dying Abyssinian-Ethiopia, so that it will be changed or transformed to Oromian-Ethiopia.

    “…The current pawns from Abyssinia, who are used by the alien forces against the Cushitic Ethiopians are of course the Woyane elites. Cosequently, the ongoing struggle is the attempt of the Cushites to liberate the Biblical/Cushitic/True Ethiopia from the tyranny of this servants and slaves of the Western regimes. This bibliucal Ethiopia is totally different from the false/Abyssinian/pseudo-Ethiopia, about which the Abyssinized elites sing day and night. The reality we do see is that Abyssinian-Ethiopia is the anti-thesis of the Cushitic Ethiopia. Abyssinian-Ethiopia is in which the Cushites are brutalized by the tormentors using the name of Ethiopia, whereas in Biblical Ethiopia, all the Cushites were respected and revered as the chosen people of Waaqa…” Read more under the title: ‘In the Abyssinization Process of Ethiopia, Agaw-Midir was Victimized Worse than Biyya-Oromo’ on http://www.ayyaantuu.com !

  13. aha!
    | #13

    What a confusing theisis/argumentative position with narratives in the body of the text contending the notion of ethnicfedreralism, secessionism with underlying totaliarinism inscribed in the constitution with TPLF as the master architect ethnic federalists (teletafi and loyalist opposition) parties endorsing it geared to the disintegration of Ethiopia. This divde and rule policy of self-rule and separate development policy is engraved in the constitution is demonstrated in Article 46, 39 (1), 8, etc. that Ethiopians should be rallied to a non-violent uprising to freedom: liberty and freedom of individuals to supercede ethnic rights and secessionist rights, to restore Ethiopian Nationalism, as you described it from the past, Ethiopian National Interests and Sovereignity of Ethiopia to replace ethnocratic rule (minority or majority ethnocratic rule), the way it is positioning now with with a capitalism and democracy for the silent majority of Ethiopians.

    Despite the current political alignment, the constitution Ethiopians are living in harmony with each other now as before to reflect the harmonious nature, thriving in cooperative and competetive manner for the land resources and “upholding one mosaic Ethiopia” from 80 ethnic populations. Therefore the contentious ideologies as an impediment to the humanitarian, economic and and political crises in Ethiopia is not the “baseless paranoia surrounding “Ethiopia” and “Ethiopiawinet” as you indicated but it ethnic federalism, secessionism and totaliarinism that puts into question ” Ethiopian Nationalism, Ethiopian National Interests, the sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians”. Shouldn’t your argumentative position geared towards the master of the master of the constitution and the lack of independent branches of government to draft the anti-terrorist law and imlementing it by the Judiciary at the behest of the executive branch, rather on those who stand up for Ethiopian unity, territorial integrity, sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians, without condoning the illigal arrest of political leaders and journalists.

    The solution to their predicament is for all the elites in the diaspora of different factions and their supporters is to become accountable to the Ethiopian tax payers rather than their party /factions, to think of Ethiopiawinet ahead of ones ethnicity, and to think of the national interest as a way of revival process to rebuff the TPLF/eprdf regime and its mirror images in order to dismantle ethnic federalism secessionism and totaliarinism with one stone. I do not give much credence to your concluding statement,” All of us democrats must work hard” for the release of the political prisoners does not adress to the non-violent uprising to freedom of the silent majority of Ethiopians, whereby the current prisoners and the past prisoners incarcerated in the concentration camps are simultaneously released with dismantling of ethnic federalism, secessionism and totalirianism to give way to capitalism and democracy to all Ethiopians.

  14. beyu
    | #14

    Robelle,

    Dawd Ibssa would make a mockery of you for saying that the oromo played a part in ruling Ethiopia.

    OLF tell us Ethiopia is only 100 years old.

  15. anon
    | #15

    Robele Ababya,as usual you presented before us historical facts even the gain sayer can’t afford deny.Keep up the good work fellow and patriotic Ethiopian.

    Assrade,I like the way you portraiate the low life sell out in the midest of us in your own words

    “I never new Ethiopia has so many nightclub comics, sale outs, BANDAS and foreign agents as well as so many enemies from within”.
    You should visit ECADEF forum this site has officially dedicated to the cause of G-7 and not to Ethiopia. I have been offically bard from posting in this site for no reason.In fact lately no one is allowed to post but those who support G-7.I advise all Ethiopians to tell ECADEF either to play by the book or hung it all together.There is no rational for ECADEF to bear the Name Ethiopia in her web site and to deny Ethiopians from posting in her site because they happen to intertain different view point that G-7. You should visit and see how that site is contrlled by OLF members who pose as G-7 supporters.
    I think it is time that G-7 come clean on its handling of current events by being forth right to the people of Ethiopia.In the mean time ECADEF also need to come clean why it chose to promote G-7′s plan or shose anorganization instead of serving the people of Ethiopia.It seems to me this organization is riding a high tide of violent politics out of contempt to the people of Ethiopia.But the time has come,so long the leadership fails honestly admit wrong doing,for the Ethiopian people to denounce and expose this mercenary organization and deny her politcal space in the country.This is the most logical stance the Ethiopian people can be called to deliver as pay back. The Ethiopian people can not be tricked by I know it all psudo intellectuals to seal their birth right- the unity of Ethiopia and her integrity.G-7 officialls may hold Ethiopian public in contempt,neverthless ,the people of Ethiopia do hold absolute power to dismiss the renged G-7 and her mercenary lackies.

  16. Sheger
    | #16

    Dear aha, democracy is a legsury that you have or one can talk about or one can have or has, first of all some thing like a country. I don’t see a democracy with out some kind of people or a country with some kind of value with it’s interest and believe and value worth democracy with in its reason believe and gods promises. Wether some body call
    It natural or some thing. In my believe god created every thing.

  17. true
    | #17

    Again the claim being asked by Liberation Fronts, their struggle has never been for equal rights but they quickly picked up arms for secession, why is that? Who were those who died fighting for equal rights while respecting Ethiopia’s sovereingty, it was students from all over Ethiopia without saying Amara, ORomo, Gurage, etc.. but it wasn’t those of the OlF, TPLFs separating themselves as one ethnic groups during past leaderships. So this is the reason no matter what they claim of oppression, foreign agents are in the hands of the OLF and TPLF agenda mainly Egypt and Eritrea. They claim for oppression in the past, it is not they demand marching for equal rights but for such extreme belief as secession any country will fight to protect its integrity. Unfortunately, the Derg members got hooked under the advice of the West and gave up the fight to give the way to TPLF, what a big mistake. In the first place, no party member that is only one ethnic with the name Liberation Front should have been put in power in Ethiopia because sooner or later it will be a recipie for disaster. The so called OLF members such as those who comment above cry fowl still about past regimes while their land is being taken away by foreigners under their fellow TPLF who have the same idelogy apparently they are ok with what TPLF is doing in Ethiopia. This is exactly the reason while people were being massacred in 2005 election including Oromos, the OLF said, we don’t care because CUD was “Amara” party trying to take over Ethiopia once agin. Therefore, I would like to say, if OLF today is not satisfied with TPLF because of land give away, it is exactly they got what they deserved. The OLF will not be fighting with Amara anymore but the mighty foreingers whose power is 1000 times that of OLF. By the way, the todays Oromos leading OLF are different, they tend to be muslims, their value is parallel to Egypt, Egypt has promised them development of Oromiya under Sharia law of Oromia as long as OLF help Egypt in dismantling Ethiopia so that it can control the NIle in Gojam. Of course as Meles the narrow said, Axum is nothing for Gambella, the OLF have said, Nile is nothing for Oromia. How narrow can they be because the very geographical location that Gojam (has ORomos by the way) is near Oromia, is very beneficial for Oromia for its Nile resources. The Nile could enrich the entire Ethiopia if we unite. It just makes me sick how the so called OLF and TPLF think the comments above. They are just competing for power and in truth not even for their own people , they are thinking, oh we will be like TPLF, enrich our people and ourselves, but they don’t know the danger TPLF is in. The issue is that, Ethiopians as a whole fight for all, Ogaden, Oromo, Tigray, but rarely you see OLF and TPLF fight for Ethiopians as a whole suffering but in order to win the hearts of the Tigrayans and Oromos and divide people, they protest for their own respective ethnic people. What a shame.

    The so called Liberation Fronts use past oppression to lead the people of Ethiopia in the most dangerous situations. Look around, there have absolutely never been a nation that is utopia. Every nation has its oppressors and opressed and yet, they are still either struggling to change or have changed in the most equal society. Why is it for Ethiopia it is chosen for her to be in constant war? The Liberation Fronts, despite their demands which still they have not shown proof yet except rallying their people, have chosen disaster for Ethiopia. A nation, Nepal, whose kingdom was abolished by Maoist, the Maoist have enriched themselves working with foreigners while empoverishing their people. What is worse, they are discussing to put Ethiopia’s model of ethnic rule in Nepal. When asking people which rule was better than today, they say, they would have been better off under the kingdom. So becareful what you wish for. The maoist want to divide the peaceful of 300 ethnic groups against one another using Ethiopia’s model. I wonder who is advising Nepal? So, Ethiopia has been used as a guinnea pig to practice whether ethnic ruling will work or not.

  18. true
    | #18

    Again the claim being asked by Liberation Fronts, their struggle has never been for equal rights but they quickly picked up arms for secession, why is that? Who were those who died fighting for equal rights while respecting Ethiopia’s sovereingty, it was students from all over Ethiopia without saying Amara, ORomo, Gurage, etc.. but it wasn’t those of the OlF, TPLFs separating themselves as one ethnic groups during past leaderships. So this is the reason no matter what they claim of oppression, foreign agents are in the hands of the OLF and TPLF agenda mainly Egypt and Eritrea. They claim for oppression in the past, it is not they demand marching for equal rights but for such extreme belief as secession any country will fight to protect its integrity. Unfortunately, the Derg members got hooked under the advice of the West and gave up the fight to give the way to TPLF, what a big mistake. In the first place, no party member that is only one ethnic with the name Liberation Front should have been put in power in Ethiopia because sooner or later it will be a recipie for disaster. The so called OLF members such as those who comment above cry fowl still about past regimes while their land is being taken away by foreigners under their fellow TPLF who have the same idelogy apparently they are ok with what TPLF is doing in Ethiopia. This is exactly the reason while people were being massacred in 2005 election including Oromos, the OLF said, we don’t care because CUD was “Amara” party trying to take over Ethiopia once agin. Therefore, I would like to say, if OLF today is not satisfied with TPLF because of land give away, it is exactly they got what they deserved. The OLF will not be fighting with Amara anymore but the mighty foreingers whose power is 1000 times that of OLF. By the way, the todays Oromos leading OLF are different, they tend to be muslims, their value is parallel to Egypt, Egypt has promised them development of Oromiya under Sharia law of Oromia as long as OLF help Egypt in dismantling Ethiopia so that it can control the NIle in Gojam. Of course as Meles the narrow said, Axum is nothing for Gambella, the OLF have said, Nile is nothing for Oromia. How narrow can they be because the very geographical location that Gojam (has ORomos by the way) is near Oromia, is very beneficial for Oromia for its Nile resources. The Nile could enrich the entire Ethiopia if we unite. It just makes me sick how the so called OLF and TPLF think the comments above. They are just competing for power and in truth not even for their own people , they are thinking, oh we will be like TPLF, enrich our people and ourselves, but they don’t know the danger TPLF is in. The issue is that, Ethiopians as a whole fight for all, Ogaden, Oromo, Tigray, but rarely you see OLF and TPLF fight for Ethiopians as a whole suffering but in order to win the hearts of the Tigrayans and Oromos and divide people, they protest for their own respective ethnic people. What a shame.

    The so called Liberation Fronts use past oppression to lead the people of Ethiopia in the most dangerous situations. Look around, there have absolutely never been a nation that is utopia. Every nation has its oppressors and opressed and yet, they are still either struggling to change or have changed in the most equal society. Why is it for Ethiopia it is chosen for her to be in constant war? The Liberation Fronts, despite their demands which still they have not shown proof yet except rallying their people, have chosen disaster for Ethiopia. A nation, Nepal, whose kingdom was abolished by Maoist, the Maoist have enriched themselves working with foreigners while empoverishing their people. What is worse, they are discussing to put Ethiopia’s model of ethnic rule in Nepal. When asking people which rule was better than today, they say, they would have been better off under the kingdom. So becareful what you wish for. The maoist want to divide the peaceful of 300 ethnic groups against one another using Ethiopia’s model. I wonder who is advising Nepal? So, Ethiopia has been used as a guinnea pig to practice whether ethnic ruling will work or not.

    We Ethiopians and the opposition still don’t have good leadership to discuss about Ethiopia eliquently to those of the West, we need to rally on saving Ethiopia not on democracy. Democracy is after we save our country. We need to campaign that TPLF regime is anti Ethiopia and is deconstructing Ethiopia so that we need to rally infront of White house on saving Ethiopia that TPLF needs to be destroyed to save Ethiopia. We have legitimate right to campaign on the followings:
    saving the biblical Ethiopia, not only Ethiopians but the world should rally to save Ethiopia and get rid of anti Ethiopians such as all the Liberation Fronts, protect Ethiopia against Eritrea and Egypt. We have good evidence of our historical rights to campaign “Saving biblical Ethiopia” against anti Ethiopians and listing who they are. Anyhting outside of that needs to be implemented by federalizing Ethiopia so that each region of Ethiopia can lead their own state so that no Liberation Fronts will have any excuse to rally.

  19. anon
    | #19

    Saaxila,

    You have proudly asserted in your comment about the subject above

    …what you wrote ….is not bad except your usual vomiting against and on the OLF!

    “Fact is that OLF is the one who made you think democratically, if you are doing it as you claim, and it persuaded you to seek the TRUE history of the Biblical/Cushitic Ethiopia. To your information, this Biblical Ethiopia is not the same to your Fake/Abyssinian/Pseudo-Ethiopia, for which you are crying here.”

    What is the proof that leads you to claim that OLF is the inspiring source and guiding light to shape Mr.Robele Ababya, s view about democracy and Ethiopian history? When everything else fails for hard OLF what is left for its hard core members is to catechize every political discourse and perpetuate and immortalize OLF. This fixation and unquestionable loyalty by hard core OLF members to their organization is becoming repulsive by some of the community. The reality on the ground is quite different than the diehard OLF members would have us to believe. The large section of the Oromo people is represented by Dr.Merera Gudina’s Oromo People’s Congress party, Bulcha Demeksa’s ODM and Abadula Gemeda’s(OPDO).Even though we can say Abdula Gemeda’s OPDO like the other satellite political organizations that make up EPRDF are much hated by the people.Neverthless,it is a fact that OPDO has some followers among Oromos. The most important thing in all this to pay attention to what the leaders of the democratic organizations of the Oromo people are saying. For instance, during the (UDJ) press conference Dr.Negasso gidada made this pertinent remark concerning current events. When he was asked, by TPLF cadres, to clarify his organizations stand on terrorism he gave the following pertinent remark.
    He said it is true there are some organizations who are struggling to seize power through military means. As for he and his organizations they are convinced and past history has thought them that any organizations who controls state power through armed uprising has a tendency to cling to power permanently. For this reason he and his party, not just because the EPRDF’s passage of anti-terror law, but as part of his party principle members strongly oppose armed groups. In addition, in what appears to be in defiant tone, he went on to cite Shabia and TPLF, as groups who climbed to power through armed struggle that brought to the political scene repression and incompetency, and bad governance.
    Look sir, I am not a son of neftegina as you guys are accustomed of branding Ethiopians nor I consider myself a “Fake/Abyssinian” I see myself as democrat, and I will not shy away from telling you that neither you or your everyday OLF are not source for my democratic ideals. I advise you to have realistic estimation of OLF by adjusting your highly inflated ego about OLF.

  20. aha!
    | #20

    “True” has made a case of those who stood for unity, territorial integrity, sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians now and in the past. As already said before is Ethiopia had been goverened by by coalition of liberation movements with ethnic agenda to the exclusion of those with the national agenda. And it being collaborated by the coalition called (Tigrai-Harena)/Medrek/fdd/fdre, a mirror image of TPLF/eprdf regime and Ginbot-7 creating an alliance, rather than merger with a mixed view of secessionism among Dawed Ibsa, Dima Nego and and Amin Jundee dominating Ethiomedia and ESAT.

    “Zinjero mejemeria yemekemchiyayen” alech indemibalew anegager, and as True” said ‘we need to rally to save Ethiopia” from both of the groups above by raising ones awareness to being accountable to the Ethiopin tapayers, not to ones party or fronts, by thinking of ethioipiawinet before ones ethnicity, and by putting the national interest ahead of ones self interest when having a bissines dealing with TPLF/eprdf regime in order to align oneself for unity, territorial integrity, sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians.

    While I do not fully support the authors narratives, I value it for its historical perspectives and the ability to reflect ones ancestry of amhara and or/Oromo merges at yeju and selle and part of Gojam, who is authorized to demarcate these fuzzy boundries between the Amhara and the Oromo region and the Oromo and the Ogaden region. I find Samuel and Beyu’s criticisms are not well anchored to the secessionist movements, nor present a valid arguement in defense of the ethnic secessionist movements to Ethiopia as a Nation State with one flag, to which all the ethnic populations fought for. According to existing scenario, if minority or majority ethnic rule prevails, would the there be a ratification of the constitution of ethnic politics and/or policies or would it stay the same? Is the current article pointing in that diection?

  21. Nuredin
    | #21

    Those of you who respond to comments by peope like Saaxila are waisting your time. They are either Shabbia, woyane, olf or other foreign appologists. So my suggestion is to you is to make a comment that would contribute to a constructive dialogue.

  22. | #22

    Test

  23. Assrade
    | #23

    Truth has to be told as it is! I do know for fact that the majority of Oromos are patriotic ETHIOPIANS, however there are those of you who are conspiring with foreign enemies and sponsoring terrorist organizations, such as OLF, ONLF Gimoch 7 and so forth, as well as Shabya. Well! GOD willing you will be dealt with

  24. Ferenj Lebaw
    | #24

    Some of you keep on talking about political parties. The article is historical, except in one part that requested the realease of political activist which is obviously irrelevant. The fact intact, is the historical paper is brilliant.

  25. Qilkil
    | #25

    Yes,we are principled center Ethiopians.In retrospect,those elements who abandoned the city and picked up guns against Ethiopia were those who invaded Ethiopia and looted and murdered Ethiopians.We were serious about the enemy and began our unstoppable strugle against our common enemy until we all stand together on the podium and celeberate our victory.Yes,we will celeberate unity;yes,we will celeberate freedom,and most of all,we will bring those enemies of Ethiopia to justice on behave of our sacrificed brothers and sisters and on our behave.

    Why the enemy is bad? The enemy is bad because it is what it is.Our history is eternal,and our goal is practical,our vision is clear and bright for we are Ethiopians,we will bring back our motherland in our caring hands.It is now twenty years since the enemy comforted itself and drinking the blood of Ethiopians,but it will not get away with the crime it committed on Ethiopians;we shall focus on our main goal of liberating our people and country while we are keeping an eye on the enemy to not it let loose and escape.

  26. Oda Tulu
    | #26

    EPRPites and OLFites, Al Shabab and Shabia are shortsited political entities; they are the cause of famine, grave human rrights violation, and political upheaval in the region.

  27. Negash
    | #27

    @Oda Tulu
    እርግጠኛ ነኝ በዚህ ስም የተጠቀምከው በፍጹም ኦሮሞ አይደለህም:: ምክኒያቱም እንዲህ ያለ ቆሻሻ አመለካከት ያለው ኦሮሞ በተለይ በዛሬ ጊዜ የለም:: መናገር ካለብህ ራስህን መስለህ(መሆን መቼም አትችልምና) ተናገር:: አንተ ከላይ የጠቀስካቸውን ችግሮች በኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ላይ የጫኑት ነገስታት ተብዬዎቹ መናኛ መሪዎች ነበሩ:: የካድሬ ቋንቋ ተናጋሪ ሲለሆንክ ማንነትህን መገመት አይከብድም::

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