Why Ethiopians must unite? (Part one of three) By Aklog Birara, PhD

October 18th, 2011 Print Print Email Email

As people, Ethiopians do not lack a history of courage and resiliency or a culture of collaboration and mutual tolerance. This is how generations of Ethiopians fought side by side, sacrificed their lives and properties, and preserved a remarkable country with extraordinary values, traditions and diverse people. This is how Ethiopia became a beacon of independence for all people of African origin and beyond while most of the so called third world suffered under the yoke of colonialism. Just take a look at the flags of numerous African countries and reflect on the meaning of independence and the heritage Ethiopians passed on to their African sisters and brothers. The flag is not a piece of cloth; it had meaning then and now.

This proud heritage does not belong to one or two ethnic or nationality groups. It belongs to all Ethiopians. Our willingness and readiness to set aside differences and accept our individual and collective identity as Ethiopians will determine the extent to which we, as Ethiopians, are determined to support the advancement of freedom, equality of opportunity, unity in diversity, political pluralism and shared prosperity within Ethiopia. It is no longer defensible to intellectualize and rationalize the problem. It is no longer defensible to be cynical. It is no longer defensible to stick to old norms of division and partisanship.

Accordingly, we must reject any and all political orientations that divide us and the country’s diverse people who possess the foundation for a common destiny and shared prosperity. In this connection, I believe that the now and the future are more critical than the gyrations and tribulations of history through which other peoples around the globe have gone through. There is no country in the world that has not gone through ‘bloody’ formations. Those of us who live in the United States ought to know this. America was not formed through a bloodless coup. Nor was Italy, Germany, China, Russia or the rest. Just think of this. A natural resource poor country devastated by wars and Imperial occupation, namely Korea, is today one of the most prosperous countries in the world. It has a per capital income of US$33,000. Korea and other developmental states in East Asia and the Pacific invested heavily into education and training and empowered millions, especially youth. These investments and the unleashing of the national private sector propelled fast growth; boosted individual incomes and transformed the structure of their national economies. More than anything else, these developmental states manifested a high level of nationalism and national purpose. These states capitalized on their youthful population; girls and women were integrated into their national economies.

In contrast, Ethiopia, with enormous natural resources including farmlands, waters and minerals and aid volume that are in excess of US$3 billion per year has a per capita income of US$350, almost a third of the Sub-Saharan African average. Korea transformed itself within a quarter of a century. The TPLF/EPRDF regime has been in power for more than 20 years and intends to cling to power indefinitely. It wastes the potential creativity, energy and productivity of the country’s youth population by forcing it to submit to party loyalty without which finding and holding on to a job is virtually impossible.

As a country, Ethiopia is not poor. It is potentially rich. It is still one of the poorest in the world because of poor, exclusive, greedy, cruel, discriminatory and oppressive political and socioeconomic governance. Just take a look at the statistics concerning gaps in incomes and wealth and you will see that uneven development and inequality are among the worst in the country’s history. Ethiopia possesses all of the prerequisites to make poverty history: ample arable lands and water resources, minerals, human capital and knowledge, strategic location, even financial resources. Yet, the Oxford University Multidimensional Poverty Index identified it and Niger as the two poorest countries in the world. Year after year, millions of Ethiopians depend on some form of emergency international food aid. Despite billions in foreign aid, the country cannot feed itself. Agricultural production has not kept up with population growth. The vast majority of Ethiopian farmers are land poor and increasingly landless. Provisions of land, credits, fertilizers, permits and other inputs are dictated by political loyalty.

Take unemployment and see who is affected. The government’s own statistical data shows that 1.6 million Ethiopians are unemployed: an understatement in a country where data is consistently manipulated and doctored. Most of the unemployed are girls and women. Unemployment in urban areas is either at par or worse than in North Africa and the Middle East. The government reports that unemployment ranges from a low of “20.6 percent overall and 27.7 percent for females.” Unemployment is highest for those between the ages of 15 and 49; and within this, highest for those in the 15 to 24 age bracket. Given job scarcity, the governing party can pick and choose among the best of the best on the basis of ethnicity and political loyalty. Unlike East Asian countries, merit and competence are thrown out of the window.

Ethiopia had a tradition that rewarded education and training. No more. The government’s own documents tell us that “unemployment for literate people is higher than for illiterate” people. Just think of it. Where in the world does a developmental state that that claims to be impartial and fair penalize the educated and pity one group against another for jobs and other opportunities? In East Asia and the Pacific, China and Brazil and others, education pays dividends for the individual as well as for the society.
The TPLF/EPRDF regime contends that the country has been and will grow at double digits. Yet, its own statistical office informs us that unemployment increased from 22 percent in 1994 to 26.4 percent in 1999. Who then benefits from the growth boom? Estimates are that unemployment in towns and urban areas is higher today than before. In Addis Ababa for which government data is available, the unemployment rate is 30.5 percent. Knowledgeable sources tell me that you should multiply this figure by a factor of at least 50 percent. In Glabella, the center of The Great Land Giveaway, unemployment is at least “25.6 percent.”

The social group that suffers the most is girls and women. It is largely this group that is forced to move out of the country in search of jobs. No matter how one looks at the data, the conclusion I reach is that, in Ethiopia and under this regime, it is predictable for someone to be born into poverty and to die poor.

It is heavily dependent on foreign aid and the provisions of humanitarian aid to feed millions. Hyperinflation is among the worst in the world. The educated and uneducated, the middle class and students, the poor and the unemployed are unable to feed themselves. Those who were able to purchase food and feed their families 30 to 40 years ago are no longer able to cope with scarcity and daily price escalation. Ethiopia deserves a smallholder farming revolution. This should have been and should be the government’s lead responsibility. Yet, the regime is more interested in obtaining foreign exchange by leasing and selling lands to foreign investors and domestic supporters than in empowering smallholders and domestic entrepreneurs with interest and potential to enter into commercial farming. Here is the lead economic and political reason. A poor, disempowered and disconnected “peasantry” is easier to control than a rural-based asset owning and prosperous smallholder farming community.
To be continued….
Author can be reached at Biraraa@yahoo.com

  1. Aklogeng
    | #1

    Do you have any solution to help our people right now? Then it is okay with me, other wise don’t tell me just simple word. We have had enough of words. Show me money and food on the table. I havn’t seen any of our country politicans who can stand clean without people’s pocket. First stand clean and get rich to be the future Ethiopia’s leadership, other wise don’t bother.

  2. sharew Gurara
    | #2

    great analysis and understanding of the nation’s problem. Go on Birarra!!!

  3. orda
    | #3

    Let the Tigre people liberation Front, loot, murder and starve people to death for another 20 years, then all you OLF, ONLF, DPLF, KLLF etc etc may wake up. Until then continue fighting in america and europe amongst yourslves.

  4. እሰየው
    | #4

    አመናችሁ አላመናችሁ
    በንጉሱ ዘመን የማውቃቸው ባለስልጣኖች አንዳንዶቹ ኩራትና ንቀት ለበታች ቢያሳዩም ጉቦ የሚበሉ ቢኖሩም
    ከአሁኑ ጅሌ በልቼ ልሙት ባይ ጩልሌ የተሻለ ለአገር ፍቅርና ክብር የሚሰሩ ባለስልጣኖች በዛን ጊዜ ነበሩ

    ተማሪ ሲረብሽ እንደ ልጆች ማጥፋት የሚያዩ እንጂ እንደ ጠላት የሚፈርጁ አልነበሩም

    የዛን ጊዜ ህዝብም እንዳሁን የትም እኖራለሁ የማንንም አገር ዘግነት እስካገኘሁ እኖራለሁ ባይ አይደለም

    ወኔ ያለው ህዝብ የነበረበት አገርም ነበርች
    የመገናኛ ቴክኖሎጂ እንዳሁኑ ባልተሰፋፋበት ዘመን የትኛው ባለስልጣን ለአገር ታማኝ መሁኑን የትኛው ጉቦኛ መሆኑን ለይቶ ያውቃል
    ያገር ጉዳይ በቁም ነገር ይወስዳል

    ያሁኑ ሰው በግልጽ በውጭ ዕርዳታ ድርጅት አቃቃቁሞ ጥሩ አላማ በወረቀት አኑሮ ስራው ግን አጭቤ ነው

    ተማረ አለተማረ ሃብት ያለው ሆነ የለለው እርዳታ እርዳታ እርዳታ እርዳታ …… እንዳለ ይሮራል ይሞታል

    አደራችሁን ታዲያ ይሄ የኛ አገር ችግር ብቻ እንዳይመስላችሁ

    አፍሪካው እስያው ፈረጆችም ይህንን እያስፋፉ ናችው
    ለማንኛው ዓለም ላይ በሚመረተው ምግብ መጠን ማንም መራብ የለበትም

    ስለዚህ ህዝብ በረሃብ አለንጋ መቅጣት ስራ ሆን ተብሎ የሚሰራ ግፍ ነው የእህል ውድነትም ሆነ እጥረት መኖር የለበትም

  5. Girum
    | #5

    Dear writer I am really sorry that we Ethiopians happen to plunge in to this sort of identity crisis and psychological disarrays. In bible what has been written is that the beginning of all knowledge is the fear of God. And in fact in what I do not remember for the time being in which verse in bible there is mentioned in that God has made all mere secular knowledge of this world such a worthless staff.
    Therefore, being educated and having BSc. MSc. or Phd or achieving what ever maximum possible academic success and then having mere knowledge can be worthless unless we have wisdom as to how to lead our life using our knowledge. At this moment of time I want to remind, admit and cleanse my self from my guilt in that the most of the Ethiopian intellectual society has almost failed to live up to the expectation from the rest of the society out side of its domain and failed to be the pride shield of its peoples and its country. Most of the intellectual society has become very conceit, selfish, confused, coward that is only full of mere theoretical knowledge. And if i have to tell you that the rest of the society though can not exactly figure it out in clear and precise terminologies, has some how subconsciously lost trust on the intellectual society and associated politicians. We have to be honest and courageous to face the truth so that we have to admit our failures. Sometimes when peoples are desperate, confused and have to make some sort of internal emotional and mental cleansing by telling what is exactly deep inside their feelings. This is human dynamism and have to admit and encourage it, even if it can be some how annoying and abusive, so that the emotional pollution that I rampant for generation be cleansed. As far as I understand being mentally genius and intellectual is another thing and being emotionally intelligent is another thing. When we most of us talk about being educated and intellectual the very vital ingredient thing that we most of us miss is that whether some is educated or not there is no as such a very substantial significant difference regarding the dynamism of being human.
    Human dynamism is mainly ruled and guided by a firmware of emotions rather than software of intelligence and knowledge. We most of us have spent a lot of time energy money and other resource studying other academics or knowledge but the saddest part of all is that when it comes to our own humanity we don not as such study or recognize our very humanity and its dynamism. I dare to say that almost all our intellectual society though it could be genius or talented, most of the time there is a possibility of being emotionally ignorant. Whenever there exists savage, dictatorial, arrogant, ignorant, racist, abusive and oppressive powers of any sort cling to power in every walk of our day to lives, besides political issues, even most importantly then inevitability there exists rampant emotional trauma and PTSD which results is deep-rooted and wide range of emotional pollution among the society in a certain nation. In a certain occasion like this I wanted to say something in that the over all situations in our society and country has shifted from being an issue of mere politics to the issue of emotional issue which can be very dangers in that it can not be addressed and solved by mere politics alone. Almost all the severe catastrophic conflicts that arise mainly from our misunderstandings usually take the form of a camouflaged religious, political, race, ideology and other external manifestation. But very deep inside they are mainly the result of the dynamisms of our internal humanity in the form of emotions.
    That is why is some occasions I tried to mention in that our deep rooted and multifaceted problems can not only be addressed and solved by mere politics and by slick and stereotypical politicians alone who only talk about stereotypical words like democracy. Therefore, we need a holistic approach to liberate our very humanity from the shackles and bondages of generational crisis and confusions.
    For example when we think of about TPLF lets take in to considerations the emotional traumas the Tigrean peoples suffer in both the Derg regime and TPLF regime. Starting from the advent the Derge, for the sake of the main cause of Esayas of EPLF force, Tigreans were mislead by their own TPLF leaders like Ato Meles in that they need their own freedom agenda different from the rest of the peoples of Ethiopia to fight for liberation as if they are the only ones uniquely oppressed by any regimes.
    Due to this wrong premise and psychological make up mainly maneuvered by TPLF and Ato Meles the Tigreans were in fact mislead and plunged in to unnecessary wars and miseries that has made them uniquely suffer from the previous wars during the Derg regime. Now they are calling it “scarification” and “heroism” as if it was for the legitimate and principled objective that is worthy of being honored and sacrificed. By hook or by crook, fortunately or unfortunately, after the Derg regime failed here TPLF and Ato Meles there in Eritrea Ato Esayas and EPLF has managed to cling to power and those long time aspired freedoms expected by those northern Tigrean speaking peoples some how achieved and prevailed in their own terms and definitions. However, after some time things started to change and realities started to reveal to the extent that: First Ethiopia a very historical country with a population of around 50 million peoples was doomed to be voluntarily landlocked by sheer sabotage, arrogance and ignorance for the firs time in worlds history. To the contrary the seceded country Eritrea with a population of less than 10 millions and which has another port called Mitswa managed to take ways port Assab also. Second the two freedom fighters, who once were very intimate colleagues and partners, TPLF and EPLF, immediately after the aspired freedom due the blatant aggression of the seceded country engaged in to a bloody and catastrophic unnecessary war that took away the lives of so many hundred thousands in both sides. The above two unexpected prominent phenomenon are the saddest of all tragic events in long time Ethiopian history and in fact is also something very odd to happen in the rest of the world. From the above two prominent tragic events and the one that is in continuum through a tensioned bad relationship between the two countries, it is clear now that any sane human being can imagine how the Ato Meles of TPLF and Esayas of EPLF tragically, confused, cheated, misled and abused both of their naïve and gullible innocent peoples under the disguise of freedom whose very cause is a wrongly and uniquely conceptualized oppression against only Tigrans but whose main cause when further traced back is the cause of Esayas and EPLF and this still when traced back further is the cause of colonialism. This wrong pop-psychology systematically induced in to the mentality of Tigreans, based on the wrong premise in that Tigreans uniquely by segregation had been oppressed by Derg and other previous regimes called “ነፍጠኛስ” is such a very intentionally devised diabolical and heinous scheme by Ato Mels/TPLF and Esayas/ EPLf in order to ultimately agitate and mobilize the Tigrean peoples for the ultimate purpose of such insidious destructive agenda that has been implemented for the last 20 years and in continuum as we can live witness it. Who MAINLY benefits from this all tragic event? MAINLY outside forces out side of the peoples of Ethiopia and Eritrea and those in power like TPLF, EPLF and few of its business affiliates. The rest of the peoples of Eritrea and Ethiopia do not get as such any meaningful significant benefit except the oppression and hardship they have been suffering by TPLF and EPLF. Especially I feel that the majority of, gullible, naive and innocent peoples of Tigray have been becoming the very stooge instruments of the heinous underground scheme of Meles/TPLF Esayas/EPLF and Foreign powers under the disguise of liberation. They have been time and again induced and cheated by the hatemongering indoctrination of Ato Meles and TPLF in that the rest of Ethiopian peoples especially the so called Amharas are their inherent enemies. With this bad and evil motive, that is based on the infamous motto of divide and rule, Ato Meles and top TPLF members diabolically managed to build a strong wall of hatred and distrust among many Ethiopian peoples.
    More than any of us the Tigrean peoples are being a scapegoat led and plunged in to a sort of confusion, psychological dilemma and emotional trauma that is filled with hatred, revenge, emotional dishonesty and emotional instability. They have been mislead and made to pay a huge scarification indeed, but the scarification is something that is not based on truth which is doomed to end up ultimately being a worthless purpose as we see it today its end game. Every time they preach and show us on state monopolized TV, in other means and occasions the scarification and heroism of TPLF and Tigrean peoples. What is the ultimate meaning and purpose of that sort of scarification and heroism? A very vital question to be answered and also that needs to be faced honestly to tell the truth. If it is indeed for our real liberation or freedom then why we Ethiopians are always time and again, to this extent of boringness, we are preached and enslaved by this sort of scarification and heroism as if we have been indebted to it that we can never pay? That is why so many intellectual Tigreans who have been serving and served the insidious and diabolical wrong purpose of TPLF and EPLF for the last so many years, whose end game is becoming so tragic, become so confused, sick and emotionally traumatized and may also become PTSD(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).That is why genius intellectual guys like Tekola ends up in becoming so resentful and hateful of others because very deep inside the fight and conflict is introvert and it has to then manifest it self and turn to be extrovert before being introvert for cleansing of own sins. Dear writer believe me not only Tekola , but also all other TPLF top leaders and members, especially Meles, are all PTSD. That is why they mercilessly and arrogantly abuse their own peoples to this extent of disgrace and misery in deep-rooted and multifaceted ways.
    Even the ultimate silence and disregard by the innocent oppressed and abused peoples of Ethiopia angers and disturbs them. While the innocent oppressed and abused peoples of Ethiopia are oppressed to keep quite and doomed to be voiceless to scream their misery and oppression, the emotional trauma and pain of Ato Meles and TPLF outweighs by a higher degree than that of innocent, oppressed and abused mass.
    Now Ethiopia and Ethiopians are not only under a political oppression but are also under the misery of emotional pollution that mainly originates from the evil Ato Meles and his few evil colleagues in TPLF.
    And in fact it is not a surprise that we hear such inside personality sentiments gushing out of Tekola regarding the current general situations in Ethiopia. Ato Meles is such a very crazy guy in that he thinks and believes that he can manipulate and maneuvered every thing to his own advantage.
    He is just evil genius in that he can not deeply understands the inherent dynamisms of human nature.
    He failed to confess his evil deeds honestly and then to cleanse his sins for all his destructive crimes he committed against Ethiopiwinet and Ethiopia. In fact for Gods sake I do not exactly know until which climax and ultimate destiny that he will continue with his evil deeds and thoughts. However, there are many members of TPLF who blindly breathe by his lung and also follow his footsteps towards eventual inevitable destruction, disgrace and failure. Those who managed to actively awake and retreat in advance from the illusion of his inherent destructive agenda and purpose under the disguise of TPLF liberation are also in dilemma in that they still believe that their sacrifice and heroism from the inception was a justifiable righteous cause though it ultimately got hijacked and abused by Ato Meles.
    Those who depart inadvertently on their side, but deliberately by Ato Meles and TPLF, are thrown like dirt or a chewed used gum that lost it taste, after their intended service time expires, are very emotionally traumatized and confused ones. Unless they confess their sins honestly, for the crimes and wrong doings they committed while they were with Ato Meles and TPLF, then they can not coherently side and form intimacy with any forces, to fill the hole of validation they deep inside fell as a human being.
    That is why I once said that Ethiopian politics is full of confusion, dishonesty, arrogance and hatred that entangled in vicious-circles and hence can not be as such easily addressed and solved by the usual ordinary type of political thoughts as has been advanced for the last 40 or more years.
    Wrong or right, let’s honestly scream and shout and express our emotional feelings and thoughts from the deepest part of our humanity in a polite and appropriate manner. Let’s encourage others, if it has to externally manifest it self, as well to do so even if it can be a bit annoying and disturbing o that the emotional pollution and trauma that is prevailing deeply and widely gets soothed gradually.
    We are all sinners and wounded souls and hence nobody is as such entirely 100% responsible for all the damages and wrong doings and wrong thoughts. We are all intricately interwoven human beings as a society of this nation. We all contribute directly or indirectly, though the degree and type varies, to the over all chaos and confusion that is prevailing today or in the past. When I personally externalize and want to blame some one else for the abuses and wrong acts committed against me, sometimes I happen to forget that it is me in the first place who happens to be willing to bow down and pave the way so that that some one gets encouraged to abuse and oppress me. Usually we are all irresponsible and dishonest peoples in that we usually tend to blame others for all the wrong doings that are committed against us. And the Ethiopian politics is full of this sort of irresponsibility and dishonesty in that the populace is psychologically conditioned and controlled to externalize and blaming rather than internalizing and self confession of own sins. And the over all situation has some how become a sort of “the dance of wounded souls” as is described in some psychological books. As a human being, as a citizenry, as a society and as a nation, we have to be honest with self and take appropriate responsibility for all our thoughts and actions under our own guidance and control. When Tekola mercilessly wants to blame all the Derg officials for all the crimes committed under which absolute rational basis he is claiming this?
    When I say this I am not even claiming to defend that they are not to be blamed and are they not to become accountable. What, I mean is why we all Ethiopians ask seriously and honestly as to why that all tragic even happened to this nation? Why? Why? Why? No body as such wants to seriously and honestly face truth and answer this question. Therefore, every thing is becoming a mere folk lore legend and mythical pop-psychology whose ultimate rationality is neither questioned nor answered properly. Then for how long will we continue in this sort of vicious-circle and confusion? And the main purpose that this sort of cover-up and mythical vicious-circle and confusion induced as a pop-psychology in to the populace only serves those selfish minority elites and slick politicians who want to gain advantage from this stalemate in order to cling to power. Therefore, who mainly benefits from the blind drum beat of hatred and condemnation voiced against the release of Derg officials by ‘mercy’? Not even those hurt and agonized by the Derg officials. But mainly those who do not want to carry out the very challenging task of elf internalization and who do not want to admit and confess their own part of sin they contributed to the tragedy directly or indirectly. Usually when some is innocent and is some how clean of sin or is responsible and honest with self then he/she can bear, tolerate and forgive the sin of others to the maximum possible strive. That is why in bible said that all are sinners, not even one including Abraham, and all has been deprived of the grace of God. And it is the forgiveness and grace of God that can enable and make us a viable, meaningful and purposeful human creature. Every body wants to point his/her finger at others for blaming and condemnation, and no one as such wants to admit that he/she is also part of the whole game. Blaming in the very strictest and serious sense out of self absolute self conceit and righteousness does as such serves us no more any a longer. If we are honest sane peoples, both as a human being and as a citizenry, let’s mainly internalize rather than externalize issues and come to our sense and heart to be honest with us and to admit and confess our own individual sins so that we will be at peace and love with self. The prevalent dirty game of ordinary and stereotypical politics can not as such solve our deep-rooted and multifaceted problems and confusions we are entangled with.
    May be wrong or right, however let’s encourage and allow others, like Tekola to express his deep feelings of emotions and thoughts and try to understand the very causes behind it. Oppression of feelings and emotions will lead us to a very devastating destiny. Whether some one is educated or not, does not as such significantly matter with regard to feelings and emotions. There are so many occasions where some one highly educated like Tekola or Ato Meles or for that matter including me to become emotionally dishonest, emotionally immature, and emotionally unstable while to the contrary any ordinary uneducated lay man can be the opposite with regard to emotions. This is one of the many paradoxes of life and our times. Therefore is Tekola or others similar have resentment or grievance over others then let’s be some how reasonably be fair and honest to tolerate to listen and understand.
    If others really feel a sense of hatred and resentment against us then rather than influencing or compelling them to oppress and hide their true inside feelings then let’s encourage them to say what they really feel and face it wisely and boldly. Otherwise being dishonest with what we feel will eventually create emotional trauma and emotional pollution and disturbance. Regardless of whether some one is educated or not feelings and emotions are the real inherent attributes of human nature and human dynamism. The main point is that rather than denying, how we recognize and honor our true feelings and emotions and then to constructively and wisely express it with out damaging self or others.
    When dear writer says with the head line “Enlighten us without insulting, professor!!” i appreciate the article and support its essence. However, what I mean or what I am saying so far is let’s also understand the other side of the whole event regarding the intricate dynamism of human nature.

    God Bless Ethiopia and its peoples!!!

  6. Anonymous
    | #6

    Starting from Mengestu, Meles and every Ethiopian who has worked in Ethiopia and became rotten rich, need to be asked:
    Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about how you became millionaire?

  7. aha!
    | #7

    Girum, you are absolutely right democracy originates from from associations of individuals that are free of ethnic and/or secessionist politics and/or policies that created ethnic federalism and secessionism with the underlying totalirianism carried over from the Derg regime and its own marxist inclination.

  8. Girum
    | #8

    Dear writer my #5 comment is inadvertently posted to your article by mistake.It was meant for other article.

  9. Girum
    | #9

    Ato Meles is such an evil genius person who has such a strong and deep sense of hatred and disregard for Ethiopia and Ethiopiwinet. And hence in order to impoverish, destabilize and disintegrate Ethiopia and Ethiopiwinet he has been working hard for the last 40 years. All destructive things what has been done for the last 20 years is mainly deliberately not out of lack of knowledge as such. And his destructive devilish act and move is an organized and versatile one which is backed by the help of foreign forces who have aspired for generations the failure and disgrace of this historical country.
    Ato Meles and TPLF is a stooge and mercenary that mainly advances the interest of foreign powers rather than the interest of Tigray peoples. And that is why he does not trust any body including his own shadow and that is why he has been guarded with such an odd and complex security profile for the last 20 years. Such rampant inflation and the unbelievable price hike for food items, even for those produced locally, though a global phenomenon is a deliberate act uniquely devised by Ato Meles in order to impoverish and create an economic and social crisis in this country so that chaos and disintegration like Yugoslavia takes place like wise in this country. For the previous 15 years Meles tried so hard to destabilize and disintegrate Ethiopia using religious and ethnic segregation and as such does not help him to succeed the way he wanted and expected it. Therefore the next last viable step he has to try is to economically cripple and impoverish the mass so that there will exist rampant social crisis that will lead to destabilization and eventual disintegration. The last 5 years and now in continuum has been an epoch of a well organized grand plan to plunder the wealth of this nation.ያለፉት 5 ዓመታትና አሁንም በቀጣይነት ያለው የአቶ መለስ አገዛዝ አጠቃላይ አካሄድና እንቅስቃሴ በኢትዮጵያ ታሪክ ውስጥ ታይቶ የማይታወቅ አይን ያወጣ የሀብትና የገንዘብ ዝርፊያና መቀራመት የታየበት ዘመን ነው፡፡አቶ መለስና ወያኔ ስልጣናችንን በማንኛውም ሰዓት ልንለቅ ስለምንችል በሚል ስሌት አሁን የተያያዙት አጠቃላይ አካሄድና እንቅስቃሴ እኔ ከሞትኩ ሰርዶ አይብቀል እንዳለችው አይነት አህያ ነው፡፡ስለዚህም አቶ መለስና ወያኔ አሁን በዋናነት የተያያዙት አጠቃላይ አካሄድና እንቅስቃሴ ስልጣናችንን ሳንለቅ ካሁኑ የምንዘርፈውን እንዝረፍ፣ የምናጠፋውን እናጥፋ፣የምንበቀለውን እንበቀል፣መቀራመት የሚገባንን ወሳኝ የኢኮኖሚ ሴክተር አሁኑኑ በሞኖፖል እንያዝና እንዝረፍበት አይነት እጅግ በታሪክ አሳፋሪና አሳዛኝ የሆነ ነገር ነው እያደረጉ ያሉት፡፡ይህንን አደገኛ እንቅስቃሴ ብዙዎቹ የተቃዋሚ ሃይሎች በትክክል የገባቸው አይመስለኝም፡፡ይህንንም ካለመረዳት እያተኮሩ ያሉት አቶ መለስና ወያኔ እየሰሩ ያሉት ጥቃቅን ጥፋቶች ላይ ነው፡፡ለፕሬስ ነፃነትና ለዲሞክራሲ የሚታገሉትን አሸባሪ ወዘተ እያለ ያስራል
    ሰብዓዊ መብት ይጥሳል ወዘተ እያሉ አንዳንዶች አቶ መለስንና ወያኔን ሲያወግዙና ሲረግሙ ስስማ እጅግ ይገርመኛል፡፡ይህንን የሚያደርጉበት መሰረታዊ ምክንያት ምንድን ነው ብሎ ለመጠየቅም ሆነ ለመመለስ ያን ያህል ብዙም የሚደፍር የለም፡፡የባህር በር አሳጥቶ ሀገር አስገንጥሎ ህዝብን ትውልድንና ሀገርን ለዘለቄታው ለመዝረፍ ለማደህየት ለመበታተን ለመበቀል የመጣን ቅጥረኛ የበረሃ ወንበዴና ሽፍታ ተኩላ የበግ ለምድ ለብሶ በግ መስሎ ሲመጣ ስልጣን ላይ እንዲወጣ ከፈቀድን በኋላ ደርሶ ዛሬ ምርጫ ዲሞክራሲ የፕሬስ ነፃነት ሰብዓዊ መብት ገለመሌ ማለት ምን የሚሉት የሞኝ ፈሊጥና ጅልነት ነው?ብዙዎቻችን ማስተዋል የጎደለን ውሸታሞች ራስ ወዳዶችና ፈሪዎች ነን፡፡
    አቶ መለስና ወያኔ ስልጣን ላይ ከመውጣታቸው በፊት እንደ አቶ አብርሃም ያየህ አይነት እውነተኛና ቀናኢ የትግራይ ተወላጆች ሳይቀሩ እነዚህ ሰዎች እጅግ አደገኞች መሆናቸውንና ሀገርና ትውልድን ለመበታተንና ለማጥፋት ቆርጠው የመጡ ናቸው ተብሎ አስቀድሞ አልተነገረንም ነበርን?
    ስለዚህም ዛሬ ደርሶ ከአቶ መለስና ወያኔ ጋር ምርጫ ዲሞክራሲ የፕሬስ ነፃነት ሰብዓዊ መብት ገለመሌ እያሉ መደናቆር ላም አለኝ በሰማይ አይነት ወይንም ከዝንብ ማርን እንደ መጠበቅ ማለት ነው፡፡ዛሬ ደርሶ ይህ ሁሉ ምሁር የአቶ መለስንና ወያኔን እውነተኛ ታሪካዊ ተፈጥሮና አመጣጣቸውን በቅጡ ሳያጠናና ሳያውቅ ምርጫ ዲሞክራሲ የፕሬስ ነፃነት ሰብዓዊ መብት ገለመሌ እያሉ አጉል ምሁራዊ ትንተና መስጠትና መደናቆር እራስን በመዋሸት ከህሊና ወቀሳ ለመዳን የሚደረግ ከንቱ ሩጫ ይመስለኛል፡፡እኔ እስከማውቀው ድረስ እስካሁን ከማውቃቸው ምሁራን ውስጥ የአቶ መለስንና ወያኔን እውነተኛ ማንነትና ተፈጥሮ ቁልጭ ፍርጥርጥ አድርገው ያስቀመጡት እውቁ የናሳው ሳይንቲስት ኢንጂነር ቅጣው እጅጉ ብቻ ናቸው፡፡ኢትዮጵያ ዛሬ የምትፈልገው እንደዚህ አይነት ቀናኢ ቆፍጣና ምሁር ወታደርና የፖለቲካ ሰው ነው፡፡
    ከዚያ ውጪ አሁን አቶ መለስና ወያኔ በሚያደርጉት ነገር ምርጫ ዲሞክራሲ የፕሬስ ነፃነት ሰብዓዊ መብት ገለመሌ ለምን ይህ ሆነ ብለን አቤቱታ ለማሰማት የምንፈልግና የምናማርር ሰዎች ካለን ድርጊቱን የማመሳስለው ንብረታችንን ቤተሰባችንን እና እረሳችንንም ጭምር ሊዘርፍና ሊገድል አቅዶና አስቦና ቆርጦ የመጣን የምናውቀውን ቀንደኛ ሽፍታ ጠላታችንን እቤታችን ድንገት ሳናስበው ዘው ብሎ እጃችንን እየጠመዘዘና እያሰረ በጥፊና በእርግጫ እየመታ ሲያንገላታን “እረ ተው እባክህ በጥፊ አትምታኝ እረ … እረ ተው …. አሳመምከኝ እረ …. ተው እረ እጄን አትጠምዝዘኝ” እያሉ የማይጠቅም ለቅሶ እያለቀሱ በከንቱ እንደማማረርና እንደ መማፀን ነው የምቆጥረው፡፡
    አስቀድሞ ነበር አልሞ መደቆስ ፣
    አሁን ምን ያደርጋል ድስት ጥዶ ማልቀስ፡፡
    እረ ለመሆኑ ኢትዮጵያውያን የደርግን ሃጢያትና ጥፋት ከልክ በላይ ስናጎላና እንዲያም ሲል በሰይጣን ስንመስለው ታዲያ ጥንቱንም ከደደቢት በረሃ ነፃ የሚያወጣን ቅዱስ የሆነ መልአክ ዲሞክራሲና ዳቦ ጭኖ ይመጣልናል ብለን አስቀድመን አስበንና ገምተን ነበርን?
    ህዝቤ እውቀት ከማጣት የተነሳ ጠፋ እንዲሁም የማያስተውል ትውልድ ይገለበጣል የተባለው የቅዱስ መፅሀፍ አባባል በእኛ በኢትዮጵያውያን ላይ እየተፈፀመ ያለ ነገር መሰለኝ፡፡
    ፊደል የቆጠረው የተማረው የተመራመረው የኢትዮጵያ ምሁርና ፖለቲከኛ እረ መቼ ይሆን ቀልቡን ሰብስቦ ልብ የሚገዛውና ማስተዋል የሚጀምረው?እንደ ሰው፣እንደ ዜጋ፣እንደ ቤተሰብ፣እንደ ህብረተሰብ፣እንደ ህዝብና እንደ ሀገር በራሳችን ስልጣንና ፈቃደኝነት አውቀንም ሆነ ሳናውቅ ለምንሰራው ማንኛውም ጥፋትና ስህተት አምነንበት ከእውነት ባለ የመፀፀት ስሜት ሃላፊነት ለመውሰድ የማንፈልግ ከሆነና ዝም ብለን ስልጣን ላይ የሚወጡትን መንግስታት ብቻ በጭፍን የምንወቅስ ከሆንን ከገባንበት ግራ መጋባት ድህነትና የጥፋት አዙሪትና ትብታብ መቼም ለመውጣት አንችልም፡፡ጥቂቶች ከራሳቸው ጠባብና ስግብግብ ፍላጎት በመነጨ ብዙሀኑን ተጭነው አስጨንቀውና አደህይተው ሀገር ለመዝረፍ ለመበታተንና ለማጥፋት 24 ሰዓት እንቅልፍ አጥተው ላይ ታች ሲሉና ሲባዝኑ የራሱን በህይወት የመኖር ህልውናና ደህንነት የመጠበቅና የመከላከል የሞራል ግዴታና መብት ያለው ብዙሀኑ ደግሞ በተቃራኒው 24 ሰዓት በሃይለኛው እያንቀላፋ መሆኑ እጅግ ግራ የሚያጋባ የዚህች ሀገር አሳዛኝ አሰገራሚና አሳፋሪ ክስተት ነው፡፡ብዙሀኑ ከእንቅልፉ ሲባንንና ያለበትንም ነባራዊ ሁኔታ ሲረዳና ሲያውቅ ግን የገዛ እኩይና ጨካኝ መሪዎቹ ሳይቀሩ መደናበር እያሉ እንደቀለዱበት አይነት ያዙኝ ልቀቁኝ እያለ በደመ-ነፍስ ይወራጫል ይደናበራል፡፡እጅግ የሚገርመው ነገር ደግሞ ከጥቂቶቹ እውነተኛ ቀናኢ ኢትዮጵያውያን በስተቀር ብዙሀኖቹ ብልጣብልጥ ፖለቲከኞች ህዝብን ለስልጣን መረማመጃነት ለመጠቀም ሲሉ በከንቱ ያልሆነውን ነህ እያሉ በመደለል እንደ መሸጋገሪያ ድልድይ ከመጠቀም በዘለለ ለራሱ የራሱን ገመናና ማንነት በእውነትና በድፍረት አይነግሩትም፡፡እኔ ይህንን ያንን አደርግልሃለሁና ምረጠኝ አንተም እንደዚህ እንደዚያ አይነት ምርጥ ህዝብና ዜጋ ነህ እያሉ እርስ በርስ በከንቱ በመንቆለጳጰስና በመሸነጋገል ላይ የተመሰረተ የምርጫ ዲሞክራሲ እንደ ትልቅ ስጦታ ለህዝባቸንና ለሀገራችን ይኸው ይዘን ከተፍ አልንላችሁ ብለው ዜጋን ትውልድን ህዝብንና ሀገርን የማይሆን የህልም እንጀራ ውስጥ ለመክተት ያቀዱና ያሰቡ በጥራዝ-ነጠቅ አስተሳሰብ የሚመሩ ብዙ ፖለቲከኞችና የፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች እንደ አሸን እየፈሉ ነው፡፡የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብና የኢትዮጵያ ፖለቲካ ግን ከዚህ አይነቱ አዙሪትና ጅኒ ተላቆ መቼ ይሆን እውነተኛውን አርነት የሚወጣው?

    God Bless Ethiopia and its people!!!

  10. sawkala
    | #10

    Yes we do have quite a lot of problems to solve,including the current one.We can actually multitask and go from there and solve the problems gradually.The other way of solving the problems is by solving the problems one by one, according to the priority.for instance,to solve the land problem,first and foremost we must get rid of meles and the system he built since 1991.TO Solve the problem of our sisters being killed or working for little for the rest of their life for Arab masters,we must first get rid of the system that deliberately subjected them to this situation;in the first place;therefore,we have plan,do,act,and redo what we want to achieve.But first,without getting rid of Meles and the system he built to keep us in unending suppression,we can not do anything meaningful.

  11. Tesfa
    | #11


    You must be a TLF agent or ardent supporter who is terrified by the prospect of the gathering cloud over Ethiopian sky.You posted first perhps hoping to direct the disscussion to your choise.
    You accused the doctor with the folowing.

    “I havn’t seen any of our country politicans who can stand clean without people’s pocket. First stand clean and get rich to be the future Ethiopia’s leadership, other wise don’t bother”
    Loose mouth How dare do you charge the doctor with this “fiirst stand clean”.You know noat what you are speeking about.The doctor is not a leader or official of politcal any polical party.just like millions of Ethiopians including my self he is bewilldered with the way Ethiopia is run by enemy force.

    Yes he is conserned that Melese sold over 1200 k.m of our fertil land to the Sudan.

    He is conserned that Melese is sailing vast areas of Ethiopian farm land to foreigners.

    He is upset that melese is about to built the Nile dam with out active participation of the Ethiopia people,specially those regions that will be affected by such undertaking.Including his decisssion to built the dam at the border opf Sudan instead of somewhere in Gojam.

    He is conserned about the frequent arreast of jornalists and civiians with out any ividence odf wrong doing.It is for thae above reasons that he took intatve to speek for the foor and neglected by exposing the crime of the regime.He is a higly respected happily retired concerned citize.The type of charge you raised does not stick with the Dr.You must be talking some who might oppted to have an organization where they can be chair.So please before you accuse any one make sure get the facts together.

  12. Anonymous
    | #12

    The unity of Ethiopians is very crucial to develop Democracy in Ethiopia. The unity of Ethiopians is the nightmare to Meles, his gangs and the foreign land owners. Meles and his TPLF thugs will do everything under the sun to keep Ethiopians divided with the help of the foreign billionaire land owners. OLF and ONLF, please don’t be fooled by Meles, Isayas and foreigners. Let us unite and defeat the common enemy #1 of Ethiopia-Meles and his thugs.

  13. true
    | #13

    I wish this happens in reality that those still today disatisfied by former rulers of Ethiopia including Derg, if Ethiopians of all ethnic loving peoples are protected, the OLFs, TPLFs, Shaebias etc are so engulfed with hate that if these people are collected in a room, they will become so insane that they might even destroy eachother wihtout realizing that they were/are colleagues of eachother. That is how delusiohnal these people are. By the way, these liberation fronts do not even have the guts to lead themselves. Who is day and night they are getting advice on what to do is from foreign people secretly. They are so disconnected with their people, that they even are told what to eat, drink day and night and have no idea about Ethiopia. The only way they can survive is by looking for enemies to continue their agenda. Of course, if they hated Derg so much, why aren’t they killing them? If they hated Mengistu so much why didn’t they ask the ICC to bring him justice? In honesty they don’t care what Derg did because even Derg era, they themselves have committed more crimes as they were consolidating their powers. Without propaganda of Derg and Amara, they know they can’t survive. Girum well said. Even under past regimes which they claimed were at fault, what prevented them to bring everything correct then? No, they wanted the luxury the money, etc.they know that it is too late for them to bring peace in Ethiopia and the ultimate agenda is to create genocide style action. As usual the foreing interventionist after facilitating the hate, etc will turn their face away like Rwanda. Then, Ethiopia will become just the way they want her, either disintegrated or continue under another dictatorship, or final peace. But what is the whole goal of all this creation? Only they know. They like to change the reality on the ground only so that they are satisfied that they have created chaos on innocent people. I am also surprised by many of Meles followers, how they believe is a leader when he is addicted on substance such as Chat/qat. Can anyone thing any leader can be rational whose mind is on qat. Take a look at what qat does to people on the streets of Addis, and yet we have a leader who is qat addicted which is an indication that he is not the leader of Ethiopia but foreigners are behind his leadership who are implementing the way they want. Or some Ethiopians who are working for foreigners.

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