A “Neo-Retro Game” to Leave Us with a “Lost Millennium” Part I By Fisseha Tadesse Feleke

November 2nd, 2011 Print Print Email Email

“Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts.” (ቀላይ ለቀላይ ትጼውዖ በቃለ አስራቢከ = ቀላየ-ኤርትራ እና ቀላየ-ዮርዳኖስ በሻሻቴ (በፏፏቴ) ቃል ሲጣሩ (ሲጠራሩ) ተሰሙ።) እስራኤልን ኤርትራ ከኹለት ተከፍላ እንዳሳለፈቻቸው ከተወሰነ ጊዜ በዃላ ዮርዳኖስም እንዲሁ ቀጥ ብላ አሳልፋቸዋለችና፤ መዝሙረኛው ዳዊት ኹለቱም ቀላዮች በተለያየ ጊዜ አንድ ዐይነት ተግባር እንደፈጸሙ እጅግ በሚጥም ቅኔው እንዲህ ገልጾታል። ስለዚህ በኹለት የተለያዩ ጊዜያት ተመሳሳይ ነገር ተፈጽሞ ሳገኝ ይኸ ጥቅስ ትዝ ይለኛል። ዛሬም ይኽንን ያስታወስኹበት ምክንያት፦ አቶ መለስ በቅርቡ ለኢቲቪ ሰጡት የተባለው “ጥልቅ” ቃለምልልስ እና ከዚህ ቀደም ለታይም መጋዘን የሰጡት “ጥልቅ” ቃለምልልስ (እወንዝ “እየጠለቀ” በመንደፋደፉ “ወንዘረጭ” እንደሚባለው ወፍ) “የወንዜ” አስተሳሰብ ውስጥ “ጠልቀው” የሚንደፋደፉት ርሳቸው፤ “የባከኑት ሺሕ ዓመታት” እያሉ በሚለፍፉት ሻሻቴ፤ ሲጠራሩ በመስማቴ ነው። Deep ETV interview calls unto deep Time Magazine interview at the noise of Meles’ fuss about “the lost millennium.” How so? I hope the following lines will explain this.

An Interview turned to Monologue turned to Documentary

Back in 2005 or a bit earlier, I remember seeing a cartoon in one of the popular newspapers that portrays someone carrying on his shoulder a 10 thousand Birr worth TV and bidding anyone to take it for a less than 10 Birr worth copy of a private magazine (“ቴሌቪዥን በጋዜጣ የሚለውጥ?” እያለ የሚዞር ሰው). Because, what ETV had then been producing (as it is now) was nothing but lie and the only source of truth in Ethiopia has been the Free Press.

One of the tools with which ETV fabricates its lies has been interview and the smartest interviewee ever appeared on it is none other than the PM (or rather: PL). Again, I remember once upon watching an interview on Ethiopian Television in a small cafe in Addis Ababa, one of those usual interviews, that is, where the prime liar outsmarted his rivals, someone appreciatively exclaiming: “See! How smart he is? He cuts them down to their size (ልክ ልካቸውን ነገራቸው።). Proud be his mom (እናት ወልዳለች)” In truth, what Meles actually did on that particular interview was, as he usually does, just subtly evade the matter at hand (because he obviously had no proper answer) and unjustly blame the Opposition for all the problems he himself has created; but no one would dare to ask him for clarification. So I was really upset about the appreciation but in fact said nothing other than facially express my feeling.

Later on, when I shared the incident to a very knowledgeable person who I believe cares very much about Ethiopia as he does about me, he rather curiously looked at me and astonished me by saying “Yes, Meles indeed is smart!” But he was quick enough to add, before any doubt about my confidence with him crossed my mind, the remark: “You know what though? ባገራችን ‘ብልጥ የለቱን፣ ብልኅ ያመቱን፣ ጋብና(?) የዘላለሙን ያስባል’ ይላሉ። in that sense and only in that sense, Meles sure is ብልጥ! But if you get upset like that, you better not watch ETV, especially in a place where you think his dogs could possibly be sniffing around.” What an apt proverb and a sensible advice! So did I stop paying any close attention to any interview Meles gives on ETV; all the more as I have been trying to avoid direct involvement in politics, for I believe it would be better for me as for the cause I stand for to occupy myself with civic matters.

However, neither as a politician nor as an activist of any sort, but precisely as a mere “civic-thinking” Ethiopian, and above all, simply as a sentient creature (a human being) who essentially is concerned with sense-bestowal/meaning-giving, I was outraged when I came across a particularly significant interview Meles gave to Time Magazine on the Eve of the New Millennium, in which he once again disclosed the completely arbitrary sense/meaning he has all along trying to give to our past and future, as Ethiopians, that is, while he him-SELF is obviously NOT an Ethiopian SELF at all! At the time, for some reason I could not react the way I wanted and at the level I was indeed able to react. But I had at least the following to say, though under nom de plume and just in passing:

ነቢዩ “አንሣእከኒ ወነጻሕከኒ” [አነሣኸኝ፤ ጣልኸኝም] እንዳለው፤ አገራችንም ኾነች ቤተክሲያናችን በረጅም ጊዜ ጉዟቸው የተነሡባቸውና የወደቁባቸው ዘመናት እንደነበሩ ኹሉም እንደዐቅሙ የሚያውቀው ቢኾንም፤ ይህንኑ በሺኛ ቤት ከፋፍሎ ለማነጻጸር የሚሻ ሰው ግን ጥልቅ የታሪክ ዕውቀት እንደሚያስፈልገው ግልጥ ነው። ስለወደፊቱም ለመናገር አኹን የሚገኙበትን ኹኔታ ከገናኛ ዕድላቸው ጋር አጣጥሞ የማስተዋል ጥበብ አለዚያም መንፈሰ-ትንቢት ያስፈልጋል። በበኩሌ ይህንን ለማድረግ የሚያስችል ዕውቀትም መንፈሳዊ ሀብትም የለኝም። መያዣ መጨበጫ ጸጉር በሌለው የውሸት ቁርበት ተጠቅልለው፤ ከገዛ ራሳቸው መሸሽ ይችሉ ይመስል ከአንዱ ሽንገላ ወደሌላው ሲንከባለሉ የምናያቸው “ስዱድ ዘበሕሊና” ጠቅላይ ሚንስትራችንም ቢኾኑ እንዲህ ያለው ጥልቅ ዕውቀትም ኾነ ሀብተ-ትንቢት ሲያልፍ የነካቸው አይመስለኝም። እሳቸው ግን በተለመደው ድፍረታቸው የመጀመሪያውን ሺ ዘመነ-ክርስትና በጎነትና የኹለተኛውን መጥፎነት ነግረውን ሦስተኛው እንደኹለተኛው ሳይኾን እንደመጀመሪያው ሺ እንዲኾን ምኞታቸውን ገልጸዋል። (see note 1 below)

And now after good four years, we see the Time Magazine interview being repeated as a little more contextualized Amharic interview, or rather, turned into a “monologue” ( as Yilma Bekele has aptly dubbed it) to be used in turn as the animating precept for a documentary that was aired on ETV. What Meles wants to do in this interview/monologue is instruct us in Ethiopian history. In fact ETV wishes that we take the monologic lecture as a dialogical interview with questions supposedly asked by one of its staff and answers by “ቆራጩ መሪ፣ ተጋዳላይ የነበረው፣ አኹን ደግሞ የሕዳሴ አስተማሪ!” In this interview/monologue we see Meles trying to achieve certain overambitious goals, none of which, though, can ever be accomplished. Because, fact is that, despite the length of time he stayed in town, he is only a guest speaker—an uninvited enemy-guest at that—and has no legitimate mandate to command Ethiopian history.

A Note on the Unsaid: Atse Yohannes and Tigray

I do not remember exactly since when but I have developed the habit of looking for the unsaid in the said. Indeed I am not alone in this. Lately, I heard one historian, who aptly described the whole interview/monologue in question as “የተንሸዋረረ ወይም የተዛባ የታሪክ ትንታኔ,” wondering as to why Meles exempted Atse Yohannes from his harsh criticism of the great leaders of “modern” Ethiopia. In fact, this probably young but brilliant historian has not left us without answer, he has already alluded to one possible reason: “ታሪክን የማጣመም ዝንባሌ… ታሪክን አጣሞ የራስ ጥቅም፤ ወይም ደግሞ ታሪክን ከመጣኽበት ጎሣ አንጻር መተርጎም።” This assessment may in itself be correct. But the question is: which one is Meles’ gossa from whose perspective he would interpret history so as to make Atse Yohannes immune to criticism? Does he really, really care about Atse Yohannes and his gossa? I don’t think so.
Standing to be corrected, I would say Meles was not exempting Atse Yohannes from criticism. Nor was he advantaging in any way the Atse’s imperial or ethnic gossa. Quite to the contrary. The way I see it, Meles did worse to Atse Yohannes than to the other two Atses he tried to openly criticize. What do you think he was doing when, while discussing the period in which Atse Yohannes too reigned, he even never mentioned his name? I think he is rather systematically erasing Atse Yohannes—and his gossa (Tenben), if you like—from history! Why? Why? How could it be the case that he doesn’t care about Abba Bezbiz Kassa of Tenben? The answer, pure and simple, is this: Atse Yohannes and Meles are not of the same gossa (unless, that is, we fall prey to taking gossa and language as synonyms) and hence the two cannot belong together except on the basis of Ethiopianity. Don’t be deceived by nearness or farness of physical distance: Adwa could be as close or as far to Mekelle as could Akusm be to Ankober (I would even dare say: there may be a sense in which Akusm can be considered way closer to Ankober than Adwa is to Mekelle)!

One may insist and ask: what about on the basis of Tigrawayenet? My rejoinder would be: neither of them is a Tigraway—neither Atse Yohannes nor Ato Meles, neither! Although he was born in Tenben and even if he moved his palace from Gondar to Mekelle, there was no time when Atse Yohannes thought or spoke of himself as Tigraway so as to feel far from Gondar but close to Adwa; he has always already been an Ethiopiyawi who gave his life not for a particular gossa but for his beloved country, Ethiopia! On the other hand, although he is from Adwa, that very historical town of ETHIOPIA where Ethiopia’s flag run high up and displayed the sovereignty of the country to the whole wide world, we have learnt enough that there was no time when Meles Zenawi has really shown to have thought and felt being Ethiopian, let alone sacrifice his life for her! Ever since, that is, he had started his alleged liberation struggle. Not only that. Even with respect to Tigray, once the Tigray-Tigrign dream has come to naught, it has never been clear as to where Meles stands: does he stand beyond Mereb or this side of it?!

Indeed we all know the old adage: “ዘር ከልጓም ይስባል።” But if, my mistrust of such a saying notwithstanding, I allow myself to think for a moment along this line; rather than settling in the old adage, I may even have to coin a new byword that would fit to Meles’ situation: “ደም ከዘር ይጎትታል።” Because, had it been seed (ዘር) that pulls him back, once he realized that the Tigray-Tigrign dream has become impossibility, Meles should have either given it up altogether and stand for Ethiopia or at least should not have stood up for Eritrea at the expense of Tigray to the extent of killing, incarcerating and disfunctionalizing such heroes from this side of Mereb, from Tigray, as Hayelom, Seye, Gebru, etc.. Yet, as he was pulled more by blood (of his mom who came from beyond Mereb) than by seed (of his dad who stems this side of the Mereb), so I think, he has ended up becoming a mercenary! (This I said, though, compelled by the harsh reality of the day which I hope and do pray will change soon. Otherwise my abiding view on Eritrea is different: I can’t help but continue thinking of and loving her as part of us! I do long and pray for the time when I can feel entirely at home in Debre-Bizen as in Debre-Hayq or Debre-Libanos, in Zeqwala or Debre-Asbo, cherishing with no limit the blessings of our Qeddussan. Because, ultimately, ከዘርም ከደምም ይልቅ የመንፈስ አንድነት ይጸናልና። ወዳጆቼ፦ የእውነተኛ ፍቅር መንፈስ ከወላጅ ስንኳ ለይቶ አንዱን ከሌላው ያስተሳስራል’ኮ፤ እንደዮናታን እና እንደዳዊት!)

I dwelled so much on the unsaid when there is a lot to consider from the said. I guess I better quickly show how the “monologue” is only a little more contextualized version of the interview and hasten to consider some of the sensitive issues it raises.
We had already learned from the Time Magazine interview (see note 2 below):

1) Ethiopia is in the midst of a profound transformation… On the eve of the millennium, we are beginning to see the impact of the start of the transformation of the country.
2) this great nation… may be on the verge of total collapse.
3) this great nation… was great 1,000 years ago but then embarked on a downward spiral for 1,000 years… [as we learn now from the monologue: emperors Tewodros and Menilik are responsible for that!] this new millennium will be as good as the first one and not as bad as the second one.
We hear now in the monologue (see note 3 below):
1) [አንድ ትውልድ ታሪካዊ መመዘኛዎቹ…] ካለፈው ትውልድ የወረሰውን ኹኔታ ቀይሮ… ይኸው የለውጥ እንቅስቃሴ… [ሚሊኒየም… የሕዳሴ ጅማሪ…] ሕዳሴው ተጀምሯል፣ በሕዳሴ ጎዞ ላይ…
2) [ያለፈውን ትውልድ ስናነሣ…] ለረዥም ጊዜ የዃሊት ጉዞ ነው ወዳንድ ሺሕ ዓመታት የሚጠጋ… ያፄ ቴዎድሮስ… ማስገበር… የዐፄ ምኒልክን በምናይበት ወቅት… ድኽነቱ እየተባባሰ እየከፋ ኼዶ…
3) …የመበታተን አደጋ… ወደጥፋት ጫፍ ላይ አድርሷት…

What is in here? What are we to make of such an appraisal that seems to want to learn from the past two millennia and to set about the possible problems of the new millennium? What is being at once unconcealed and concealed in there? One possible key word that would lead to the answer may be “transformation.” I would rather opt for the word “renaissance” which Meles explicitly highlighted when playing his “neo-retro game” in the Time Magazine interview together with the phrase “lost millennium” that he implied in both the interview and the monologue; with only these as my keys, I shall attempt to unveil that which Meles desperately tries to veil. However, since I believe this to be the crux of the matter, for me at any rate, I would like to discuss it in a separate article (because this one is already too long). For now, let me close this part with my reaction to one of Meles’ song that, instead of Tedi Afro’s Yastesereyal, he wants us, the new generation (whose minds he erroneously thinks to be mere tabulae rasae on which he may inscribe all his lies) would listen to over and over again.

“On the Verge of Total Collapse”: A Bogeyman’s Song (የአያ ድብልብሌ ማስፈራሪያ)
“On the verge of total collapse = የመበታተን አደጋ!” Can any Ethiopian in his/her right mind ever think “ጦርጦራው ንጉሥ” Tewodros and “እምየ” Menilik being responsible for landing us “on the verge of total collapse”? “ግዛኝ ብለው ለመሸጥ ዐሰበኝ” አሉ። I don’t really have the right word ready to describe such insolence beyond any imaginable measure! But anyways, let me address this paragraph to Ato Meles himself.

Ato Meles: you know we know and we know you know that you came in the palace of Menilik uninvited! As a punishment to our own sins, you have been there for more than two decades now, unbeloved (not for your ነገድ though, but for your thoughts and deeds)! Although you seem to have realized that your age-old dream to destroy our country could never be fulfilled, you still seem to think you can stay there playing a bogeyman song that goes like “on the verge of total collapse,” so as to scare the young generation away from receiving their tradition out of which only they can make their own history in unity; that is, in unity that was established for them by the relentless efforts of their forefathers, among whom we may proudly mention Emperors Tewodros, Yohannes and Menilik. I tell you, you the nasty child and the bogeyman in the same person: your plan won’t work anymore. If the “Sack Man” really comes, it is not us the good children of Ethiopia that are “on the verge of total collapse” so as to be kidnapped and thrown in his sack. It is you that is in danger, Mister Prime Sleepless, who refused to stop playing the worst of games against our country even after 7:00 o’clock in the evening; it is you that the bogeyman would come from under your own bed to lock you in a basement! (ውድ አገራችንን ሳላጠፋት አልተኛም ብለው በውድቅት ሌሊት ሳይቀር ነገር የሚሾርቡ ርስዎ እንጂ፤ እኛስ አያ ድብልብሌ ቀልቀሎው ውስጥ ይጥለናል፣ ጉድጓድም ውስጥ ይቆልፍብናል ብለን አንፈራም።)

Mr. Prime Bogeyman: I can tell you this in the name of the young generation: we have grown too old to be scared by a bogeyman. You better beware this: ነቅተንብዎታል አያ ድብልብሌ፦ ጠሏትም ጠሏትም፤ እነሆ ኢትዮጵያ ጸንታ ትኖራለች (አነዋወሯ እንደጊዜ-ግብሩ/ዱብ-ዕጣዊ ቢኾንም ቅሉ)! Despite your bottomless hatred, Ethiopianity ‘essences,’ i.e., it holds sway (if only as venture)! Trotz Ihrem bodenlosen Hass, Herr Premier Butzeman, da ‘west’ das Aethiopische (wenn doch nur als Wagnis)! እመ ኢትሠምር አንተ ሊቀ-መደንግፅ፤ ነያ ትሄሉ ኢትዮጵያ (እመሂጓ ፍና-አረቦን ህላዌሃ)!
ነያ ትሄሉ ኢትዮጵያ!!!

To be continued…

Notes
(1)http://www.abugidainfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/dawn_of_ethiopian_millenium.pdf
(2) http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1659420,00.html
(3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvdXpM3bejs&feature=feedwll&list=WL

  1. Fisseha
    | #1

    please read “Enderta” for “Tenben”

  2. ወይዘሪት እንትና
    | #2

    ውድ ፍስሐን እግዜር ይስጥልን:: ለካ አንጀቴ ቅቤ ጠጣ የሚባለው እንደዚህ ነው::

    የሚያጠግብ ጽሁፍ ነው:: ክፍል ሁለትን በጉጉት እንጠብቃለን:: ደም የጎተተው ሳይጋበዝ የመጣው እንግዳ እኛ እንግድነቱን በንረሳለትም እሱ ግን ቤቱን በላዩ ቆልፎ እንግድነቱ ክፉኛ ተቆራኝቶት ይኖራል:: የእኛስ ሳይጋበዝ የመጣውን እንግዻ በጊዜ አለማሰናበታችን ጥፋት አይመስሎትም? አሁንስ? ከጽሁፉ ለመኮረጅ ከተፈቀደልኝ

    ይህ መያዣ መጨበጫ የሌለው የውሸት ቁርበት ተጠቅልለው ከአንዱ ሽንገላ ወደሌላው ሲንከባለሉ የምናያቸው ሳይጋበዙ የመጡትን እንግዶቻችንን መቼ ነው የምንሽኛቸው?

    የቓንቕ አጠቃቀሙን የማድነቂያ ቃላት ያጥራል ለካ ኢትዮጵያችን የቃላትም ሆነ የፊደላት ሃብታም ነች የሚባለው ለዚህ ነው

    ከታላቅ አክብሮትና አድናቆት ጋር እግዚአብሔር ይስጥልን::

  3. true
    | #3

    I don’t understand so what if Meles is able to answer questions in smart way or not is that going to do anything for Ethiopia? Is being a con artist makes you smart that is useful for Ethiopia? What an ignorant remark. When people should be worried about the direction where Ethiopia is going they talk about how smart he is as if it does anyting good for Ethiopia so if they are boosting his self image? Why don’t they evaluate him by the way people are now? Are people hungry, is there human right abuse, etc.

    If he criticizes Yohannes the whole Tigray will be on him that is why and of course it is because of being Tigrayan that he didn’t mention Yohannes. That being said. Meles is typically following how the colonists used to do to African countries such as Burunid, Rwanda, they gave more power to tiny minority like Tigray so that the colonialists won’t be threatened by the majority as well as the majroity will demand for their resources. So it s not accident why the Tigray domination of Ethiopia is exactly for this purpose, look at the Alamoudi sharing the gold with Tigray and perhaps with some foreign natons, I am sure behind Meles are foreigners taking the benefit otherwise Tigray would not be in power. They have seen the Amara rule it is almost fair and balanced and they don’t like that. People be ware who is behind such leaders

  4. መላኩ
    | #4

    በጣም ጥሩ ጽሁፍ ነዉ ….. ክፍል ሁለትን ጀባ በለን ……አመሰግናለሁ

  5. Matewal
    | #5

    WOW;well educated and articulate people want to dissect MELESES behavior one way or another,but the question i have is, so why can’t you and your likes try to outsmart him and win the heart and minds of ethiopians.THE answer is simple ,your hate turns everybody off ,everything has hate and no fact behind it so there is just hot air to all this writhing and acting so concerned.

  6. GREAT
    | #6

    ይህ ፀሃፊ በጣም የሚመቸኝና የማደንቀው አስተዋይ ሰው ነው፡፡ነገሮችን በተለየ መንገድ የማየትና የመመርመር ችሎታውን በጣም አደንቃለው፡፡በአብዛኛው እንዳለውና እንደሚታየው አይነት በጥራዝ- ነጠቅ አስተሳሰብና በጥራዝ-ነጠቅ ፖለቲካም የማይመራ ሰው እንደሆነ ይሰማኛል፡፡እንደዚህ አይነተ ሰዎችን ደግሞ አቦጊዳ ከዚህ በተሻለ በተጠናከረ መንገድ በጣም ሊያበረታታና ሊጋብዝ ይገባዋል፡፡
    ሀገር ጥራዝ ነጠቅ አስተሳሰብ ባላቸው በተራ በፖለቲከኞች አስተሳሰብ ብቻ ልትመራ አይገባትም፡፡
    የድሮው ታዋቂው የታላቋ የሮም ንጉስ ጁሊዬስ ቄሳር አንደ ወቅት ላይ ለአንድ ለሚተማመንበት ለሚወደውና ለሚያከብረው አንድ ታላቅ የጦር ባለሟሉ ጄኔራል እንዲህ ብሎት ነበር፡፡ጥራዝ-ነጠቅ አስተሳሰብ ያላቸው ተራ ፖለቲከኞች ይህችን ሀገር ይበታትኗታል በስተመጨረሻ ለውድቀትም ይዳርጓታል ስለዚህም ከዚህ ጥፋትናነ ውድቀት ለመዳንና ለመታደግ የሚቻለው በእንደ አንተ አይነት ጠንካራና ታማኝ ሰዎች ላይ በመተማመን ነው ብሎ ነበር፡፡የጥንት ቀደምት ኢትዮጵያውያን አባቶቻችንና እናቶቻችን በባእድ ሃይል እንቢ አልገዛም ድንበሬንና ሀገሬን አላስደፍርም በሚል ጀግንነትና ቀናኢነት አሻፈረኝ በማለት ለዘመናት የውጭ ወራሪዎችን አሳፍረው መመለሳቸው ይታወሳል፡፡በተለይም በዳግማዊ አፄ ምኒልክ በሳል አመራር የጣሊያንን ፈሺስት ወራሪ ሃይል አድዋ ላይ ድባቅ በመምታት ለዘላለም ሲታወስ የሚኖር አኩሪ ታሪክ ለመስራት ችለዋል፡፡የዚህም የአድዋ ድል ለመላው ተስፋፊ አውሮፓውያን መንግስታት ታላቅ ሃፍረት ሲሆን በተቃራኒው ደግሞ በዘመነ ባርነትና ቅኝ ግዛት ስር ለሚማቅቁ በመላው አለም ስር ላሉ ጥቁር ህዝቦች ሁሉ እጅግ የመንፈስ ብርታትን የሚሰጥ ፋና ወጊ የሆነ ታላቅ አርአያ ነበር፡፡በዚህም የተነሳ መላው ተስፋፊ አውሮፓውያን መንግስታት በዚህች ጥንታዊና ታሪካዊ ገድል ያላት ሀገር ላይ ለዘመናት ጥርስ እንደነከሱባትና ይህንንም ለመበቀልም የታሪክ አጋጣሚዎችን ሁሉ እየጠበቁ ነበር፡፡የጣሊያን መንግስትም በዘመነ አፄ ኃይለስላሴ እንደገና ሃይሉንና አቅሙን አጠናክሮና አቀናጅቶ ዳግም ከ40 ዓመታት ከፍተኛ ዝግጅት በኋላ እንደገና የእብሪት ወረራ አደረገ፡፡በዚህም ወቅት ሁኔታው ፍፁም ከአቅማቸው በላይ የሆነባቸው አፄ ኃይለስላሴ ኢትዮጵያም አባል ሀገር ስለሆነችና በመርህ ደረጃም የድርጅቱም አንዱ አላማ ወረራን በጋራ መከላከል ስለነበር ለድሮው ሊግ ኦፍ ኔሽንስ ላሁኑ የተባበሩት መንገስታት አቤቱታ አቀረቡ፡፡ነገር ግን ከዚህ ቀደም በበርሊን ኮንፈረንስ ላይ የአፍሪካን ወረራን በጋራ ነድፈው የነበሩት የአውሮፓ መንግስታትም ብዙዎቻችንም እንደምናታውሰው ለአፄ ኃይለስላሴ እንኳንስ ድጋፍ ሊያደርጉ አይደለም ጭራሽ የአቤቱታ ንግግራቸው ወቅት ላይ በጩኸትና በፉጨት መቀለጃና መዘባበቻ አደረጓቸው፡፡እሳቸውም እጅግ በራስ መተማመንና ስርዓት ያላቸው ሰው ስለነበሩ ፉጨታቸውንና ጩኸታቸውን እስኪጨርሱ ዝም ብለው ከታገሱ በኋላ ለዚህ አሳፋሪ ተግባራችሁ ታሪክና እግዚአብሄር ወደፊት ፍርዳችሁን ይሰጣችኋል በማለት ከተናገሩ በኋላ ንግግራቸውን ጨረሱ፡፡ይህ አነጋገርም እንደትንቢት ሆነና ወዲያውኑ በሁለተኛው የዓለም ጦርነት መላው አውሮፓ በዘመነ ፋሺስትና በዘመነ ናዚ ወረራ እርስ በርሱ በጦርነት ተባላና ያ ሁሉ እጅግ አሰቃቂ ጥፋትና ውድመት ተከተለ፡፡ታዲያ በኋላ ላይ በዚህ በሁለተኛው የዓለም ጦርነት ወቅት በነበረው የሀይል አሰላለፍ የተነሳ እነ እንግሊዝም ለራሳቸውም ህልውናም ጭምር ሲሉ ከኢትዮጵያ ጎን በመሰለፍ ኢትዮጵያን ከጣሊያን ወረራ ለመታደግ ቻሉ፡፡ዛሬም በአፍሪካና በመላው ታዳጊ ሀገራት ዘመናዊ ባርነትና ኒዎ-ኮሎኒያሊዝም አቀራረቡንና መልኩን በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መንገድ በመቀየር የዲሞክራሲና የሰብዓዊ መብት የጭንብል ሽፋን በማጥለቅ ዳግም ከብዙ ዓመታት በኋላ እየተከሰተ ነው፡፡አምባገነንና ዲሞክራሲ በሚባሉ በጥራዝ-ነጥቅ ጠባብ አስተሳሰብና እይታዎች ዙሪያ ከሚሽከረከር በዘለለ ጠለቅና ሰፋ አድርጎ የሚያስተውል አስተሳሰብና እይታ ካለን ዛሬ በሊቢያና በሌሎችም ሀገራት እየተደረገ ያለው አጠቃላይ አሳዛኝና አሳፋሪ የወረራ ክስተትና በተከታይም ያለው ምስቅልቅልና አስከፊ ችግር የዚህ የረቀቀና የተቀነባበረ አንድ ትልቅ ፕሮግራም አንድ አካል ነው፡፡የቀዝቃዛውን ጦርነት ማክተም ተከትሎ ያለው አጠቃላይ አለም አቀፍ የአስተሳሰብና ጂኦ-ፖለቲካል የሀይል ሚዛን አሰላለፍ ለውጥ ብዙ ነገሮችን በጥልቀትና በስፋት እንዲቀየሩ ለማድረግ ችሏል፡፡ከዚህ ጋር በተያያዘና ይህንን ተከትሎም ከዚያ በኋላም አቶ መለስና አቶ ኢሳያስም ደርግን ለመጣል በነበረ ህብረትና ትብብራቸው ውስጥ ያለው የፍቅራቸው ወላፈን ገና ሳይበርድ ወዲያውኑ ነፃነት የተባለውም ነገር ከተገኘ በኋላ ብዙም የነፃነቱ ውላፈን ገና ሳይበርድ ሁለቱን ጎረቤት ሀገራት አላስፈላጊ ጦርነት ውስጥ ከተቱና ያ ሁሉ በመቶ ሺዎች የሚቆጥር ህዝብ የሳት እራት ሆነ ብዙ ሀብትና ገንዘብም ወደመ፡፡ታዲያ በዚህ የጦርነት ወቅትም ኤርትራ ከዚህ በፊት ከየመን ጋር ተመሳሳይ ችግር ውስጥ መግባቷ እየታወቀ በግልፅ ወረራ የተገደረገባት ሀገርም ኢትዮጵያ ሆና ሳለችና የአሰብ ወደብም ኢፍትሃዊ በሆነ ሻጥር እንደተወሰደባት እየታወቀ ምእራባውያን መንግስታት ሁለቱም ሀገራት ላይ ኢፍትሃዊ በሆነ መልክ የመሳሪያ ማእቀብ ጣሉ፡፡እንዲያውም መጀመሪያ ላይ ያሽቃብጡ የነበረው በኤርትራ ወገን ሆነው ነበር፡፡ታዲያ በኋላ ላይ ኢትዮጵያ በጦርነቱ የበላይነት መያዝ ስትጀምር ረገብ በማለት መሃል ሰፋሪ መሆን ጀመሩ፡፡ዲሞክራሲ ሰብዓዊ መብት ገለመሌ እያሉ ለ3ኛው ታዳጊ አለም ከውጪ የሚታይ የአዞ እንባ እንደሚያነቡት ሳይሆን በተቃራኒው ምእራባውያን መንግስታት ባህሪያቸው እጅግ ውስብስብ ኢፍትሃዊና ኢሞራላዊ የሆነና እኛ እንደምንገምታቸውና እንደምንጠብቃቸው አይደለም፡፡ሁል ጊዜ እንደኛ አይነት ሀገራት ውስጥ የእርስ በርስ ግጭት ሲፈጠር እውነትንና ፍትህ ተከትለው አይደለም ፍርድና ድጋፍ የሚያደርጉት፡ይልቁንም ከራሳቸው ጠባብና ጭፍን ጥቅምና ፍላጎት አንፃር ቁማር መጫወት ነው የሚፈልጉት፡፡ስለዚህም በእንደዚህ አይነት ሁኔታ ውስጥ መጀመሪያ ላይ የራሳቸውን ጥቅምና አላማ በተሻለ ያስጠብቅልናል ወደሚሉት ነው የሚያደሉት፡፡ይህ የወገኑለት አካል ደግሞ ሃያልና አሸናፊ ሆኖ ለመውጣት ካልቻለና በሌላው ሃይል ከተበለጠ የአሰላለፍ እስትራቴጂያቸውን በማስተካከል መጀመሪያ ገለልተኛ ይሆናሉ ከዚያ ደግሞ ቀስ ብለው በሂደት ወደ አሸናፊው ሃይል መወገን ይጀምራሉ፡፡ስለዚህም ምእራባውያን በኢትዮጵያና በኤርትራ ጉዳይም ላይ ያደረጉት ይህንን መሰረታዊ ስልት በመከተል ነው፡፡
    ስለዚህም ኢትዮጵያ አጠቃላይ ደህንነቷን ጥንካሬዋንና ህልውናዋን የሚፈልግና የሚያከብር ይህ ነው የሚባልና ለእውነተኛና ፍትሃዊ የጋራ ጥቅምና ህልውና በጋራ የሚሰራ ምእራባውያን ወዳጅ የላትም ለማለት ያስደፍራል፡፡እንዲያውም በትክክል ሰፋ አድርገንና ጠለቅ ብለን ከመረመርን ታሪካዊ በሆነው በፀረ-ኮሎኒያል የአልበገረም ባይነት የጠነከረ አቋሟ የተነሳ በቂም በቀል ጥርስ ስለተነከሰባት በረቀቀና በተዘዋዋሪ መንገድ መዳከሟን መበታተኗንና ውድቀቷን የሚፈልጉ ናቸው፡፡ይህንንም ከላይ ያለውን ታሪክ ሁሉ ያነሳሁበት ዋና ምክንያት ላለፉት ሃያ ዓመታት ያህል በዚህች ሀገርና ህዝቦቿ ላይ እየደረሰ ያለውን አጣቃላይ ሆን ተብሎ የተቀነባበረና የረቀቀ የማደህየት፣አቅምን የማዳቀቅ፣የመለያየትና በሂደትም ለመበታተን እየተደረገ ያለው አጠቃላይ እኩይ ተግባር በጥሞና ስንመረምረው የዛሬዎቹ የነፃነት ተጋዳላዮች አቶ መለስና ወያኔ እዲሁም አቶ ኢሳያስና ሻእብያም አውቀውት ይሁን ሳያውቁት በቅጥረኝነትና በባንዳነት በማገልገል የዚህ በውጪ ሃይሎች የረቀቀና የተቀነባበረ ትልቅ ፕሮግራም ዋነኛ አካልና መሳሪያ ናቸው ለማለት እደፍራለሁኝ፡፡
    ዛሬ ኢትዮጵያውያን በገዛ ሀገራቸው በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መንገድ የበይ ተመልካች እንዲሆኑ በኢትዮጵያዊነታቸው እንዲያፍሩ እንዲሸማቀቁ እየተደረጉ ከተራ ዜግነት በታች እየወረዱ ነው፡፡
    ጭራሽ በገዛ ሀገራችን ይህ ለምን ይሆናል ብለው ስለተቃወሙና ሃሳብ ስለጡ ብቻ አሸባሪ እየተባሉ እስርቤት እየታጎሩ ነው፡፡አቶ መለስ ዛሬ ኢትዮጵያውያንን አሸባሪ ብለው ሲጠሩና ስም ሲያጠፉ አለማፈራቸው ቢያንስ እሳቸው በግል ይህችን ሀገርና ህዝቦቿን ለማሸማቀቅ፣ ለማሳፈር፣ ለማዳከም ፣ ለማጥፋትና ለመበታተን ለላፉት 40 ዓመታት ያህል በባንዳነትና በቅጥረኝነት በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መንገድ ከሰሩት አሳፋሪና አሳዛኝ ታሪካዊ ስራ ጋር ፈፅሞ ሊወዳደር እንደማይችል ጠንቅቀው ያውቁታል፡፡ስለዚህም አሸባሪ ተብለው የታሰሩት ሰዎች በእርግጥም አሸባሪ እንዳልሆኑ አቶ መለስ በደንብ ጠንቅቀው ያውቁታል፡፡ ከታሪካችንና ከማንነታችን ጋር ፈፅሞ የማይገናኝ እጅግ አሳፋሪና አሸማቃቂ የሆነው እየተሰጠን ያለው የአሸባሪነት ስያሜም በእርግጥ ከላይ እንደገለፅኩት አንዱ እኛን ኢትዮጵያውያንን ታሪካችንን ክብራችንና ማንነታችንን በመፈታተንና በመካድ ማሸማቀቅና ማሳፈር(To deliberately Dehumanize and disgrace) በቅጥረኝነትና በባንዳነት እንዲያስፈፅሙ በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መንገድ ከአለቆቻቸው የምእራባውያን መንግስታት የተሰጣቸው አንዱ የቤት ስራ ነው፡፡ለዚህ አሳፋሪና አሳዛኝ ተግባራቸውም እንደ ተዘዋዋሪ ዳረጎትና ደመዎዝ አቶ መለስና ወያኔ በየአመቱ በእርዳታ ስም በቢሊዮኖች ዶላር እርዳታ ይሰጣቸዋል፡፡ነገር ግን ባለፈው በUNDP ሪፖርት እንደሰማነው ይህንን በቢሊዮን የሚቆጠር እርዳታና ብድር አቶ መለስ ወያኔና የቢዝነስ ሸሪኮቻቸው መልሰው በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መንገድ ሀገር ውስጥና በውጪ ሀገር ባሉት የግል ካዝናዎቻቸው በሙስናና በዝርፊያ ተመልሶ እንዲገባ ይደረጋል ማለት ነው፡፡አምባገነን አገዛዝ አለባቸው በሚባሉት በቱኒሲያና በግብፅ የተደረገውም ይህንን አይነት ባህሪ ያለው ነው፡፡ስልጣንን በህዝብ አመፅ እንዲለቁ የተደረጉት አምባገነን የተባሉት አጋዛዞች ዝምብለው ተራ አምባገንን ብቻ አልነበሩም፡፡እነዚህ አምባገነን የተባሉት አገዛዞች እጅግ በረቀቃነ በተቀነባበረ መንገድ ባለ የአለም አቀፍ ግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም መሰረታዊ ባህሪ የተነሳ ስልጣን ላይ በነበሩበት ላለፉት ለብዙ ዓመታት በእርዳታና በብድር መልክ ከውጪ የሚመጣን የተለያየ ገንዘብና እንዲሁም ሌላም የሀገራቸውንና የህዝባቸውን ገንዘብና ሀብት ሲዘርፉት ነበር፡፡ነገር ግን የውጪ ምእራባውያን መንግስታት አምባገነን የተባሉት አገዛዞች ላለፉት ብዙ ዓመታት ስልጣን ላይ እያሉ ይህንን ሁሉ ዝርፊያና ሙስና ሲያካሂዱ ግን አንድም ትንፍሽ አላሉም ነበር፡፡ለዚህም ነው ከላይ እንደገለፅኩት ከራሳቸው ጥቅምና አላማ ጋር በተያያዘ ካልሆነ በስተቀር ችግር ከተፈጠ በኋላ ብዙውን ጊዙ የአዞ እንባ ከማንባት ውጪ ሌላ የተለየ የሚጠቅም ፋይዳ ያለው ነገር ለማድረግ የማይፈልጉት፡፡
    እንግዲህ ከታዳጊ ሀገራት ጋር ባለ ያለው አጠቃላይ የሰብዓዊ መብት፣የዲሞክራሲ፣የአምባገነንነት፣የእርዳታና የብድር እንቅስቃሴና ሂደት ጋር በተያያዘ የአለም አቀፉ ግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም አንዱ መገለጫ ባህሪው ይህ ነው፡፡ካፒታሊዝምን እንደ አንድ ስርዓተ ማህበርና ከዚህም ጋር በተያያዘ ያለውን ታሪካዊውንና ተጨባጩን የአለም አቀፉን ግሎባል ፖለቲካል ኢኮኖሚ አመሰራረትና አወቃቀር በጥልቀትና በስፋት ለመመርመርና ለመረዳት ካልቻልን በስተቀር በተለምዶ በምንሰማቸው አምባገነን፣ ዲሞክራሲ፣ሰብአዊ መብት፣ነፃ-ገበያ ወዘተ በሚሉ ጠባብ እይታዎች ዙሪያ ላይ በሚሽከረከር እይታ ብቻ እያነጣጠርን ስለራሳችን እንዲሁም ከዚህ ጋር በተያያዘ የምእራቡን አለም መንግስታት እውነተኛ ድብቅና ውስብስብ ባህሪ ለመተንተንና ለመረዳት አንችልም፡፡የገራችንም አጠቃላይ ሁኔታ በዚህ ምክንያትና ከእነ አቶ መለስና ወያኔ ታሪካዊ ማንነትና ባህሪ ጋርም በተያያዘ እጅግ ውስብስብ የሆነበት ምክንያት አንዱ ለዚህ ነው፡፡ፀሃፊው እጅግ በሚገርም ሁኔታ ነው ሁኔታውን ያብራራው፡፡እኔ ደግሞ የማጠቃልለው እንደሚከተለው ነው፡፡
    ዘላለም ሲታወስና ሲዘከር የሚኖረውን የአድዋውን አኩሪና አንፀባራቂ ታሪካዊ ገድልና ድል በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መንገድ በዋናነት ከእዚያው ከአድዋው በወጡ በእንደ አቶ መለስ አይነት ባሉ ቅጥረኞችና ባንዳዎች አማካኝነት ወደ ሌላ አጠቃላይና ታሪካዊ የሆነ የኢትዮጵያዊነትና የኢትዮጵያ ሃፍረት ውርደትና ውድቀት መቀየር ነው፡፡የአገሩን ሰርዶ ባገሩ በሬ ማለት ይህ ነው፡፡ስለዚህም አጠቃላይ ከሆነ ከጥፋትና ከውድቀት በስተቀርና በዚህም የተነሳ ለውጪ ለታይታ ለማደናገርና ለማምታታት ለይመሰል አርተፊሻል የሆነውን ነገር ካልሆነ በስተቀር አጠቃላይ ለብዙሀኑ ኢትዮጵያውያን የሚጠቅም ፋይዳ ያለው መሰረተ ሰፊና ጥልቀት ያለው አጠቃላይ ማህበረሰባዊ የሆነ እውነተኛ ስልጣኔ፣ እድገት፣ዳቦ፣ዲሞክራሲ፣መልካም አስተዳደር፣ሰብዓዊ መብት፣ ፍቅር፣ብሩህ ተስፋ፣ክብርና አንድነት ከደደቢት በረሃ ከመጡ ቅጥረኞች፣ባንዳዎች፣ዘረኞችና አረመኔዎች እንዲያው መጠበቅ ላም አለኝ በሰማይ አይነት እጅግ ሞኝነት ነው፡፡

  7. GREAET
    | #7

    True you are such a far sighted wonderful guy and you have got the target exactly at the spot.
    I appreciate you and usually you strive to tell truth. Most of the internal conflicts and problems in Africa and others developing countries, directly or indirectly, are the results of previous colonialism residuals and also the current neo-colonialism instigations based on those residuals. Western colonial governments deeply and vastly study the historical and current structural background of any nation and its social fabric. And hence the emergence and advent of TPLF and EPLF under the banner of Liberation is mainly the result of such insidious grand plan and scheme. They deeply study and understand the psychological make up and social background of guys like Ato Mles and Esayas and then appoint them to be a mercenary stooge for such destructive motive against their own country and peoples.
    Not only in Rwanda and Burundi but also look at what has been happening in Libya. The rebels originated from Benghazi where there is main opposition against Ghadafi. There was a historical conflict between Benghazi and that of Ghadafi and then the foreign forces get a good advantage of this minor conflict and misunderstanding, under the disguise of the banner of democracy and humanitarian mission, to escalate it to such a higher degree of historically shameful and disgraceful chaos and destruction.
    By the way the case of Libya is a direct foreign aggression and occupation tantamount to colonialism.
    And at this moment of time in history I want to mention the shameful and disgraceful stand of Ethiopian opposition forces, like Ginbot 7 full of intellectuals like Dr. Berhanu Nega, Andaragachew Tsige and others, who happen to give it this blatant foreign aggression the face of mere dictatorship related to one single person called Ghadafi. In their website they give repetitive coverage regarding Ghadafi and Libya by attaching it to the fall of that of our local rulers Ato Melese and TPLF in a very perverted, very immoral and short sighted view of coverage. I am really ashamed of them in that they usually associate things from a perspective of very silly and short-sighted political motives, gains and advantages which is very shameful and disgraceful as an Ethiopian and as an African. And if things allow them I am afraid that they may aspire and apply the same template against this poor country. However it will lot happen in that there is no as such any historical, economical, political, strategic or any other reasons or grounds for the same thing to be applicable against this country like that is tantamount to Libya.
    And hence the same sectarian and ethnic diversities and rivalry is being taken advantage of in instigating internal conflicts in the Arab world and the Middle East. And hence it is better that we become wise and see things vastly and deeply from different perspectives rather than imply reiterating and hyping stereotypical words like dictatorship and democracy. Any mass revolution and movement without proper intellectual enlightenment and awakening based on rational thinking , is futile and destructive eventually .However, it may serve as an emotional and psychological relief mechanism by serving as an outlet like that of the valves of a pressure cooker. And in fact in this regard the smart and crafty intelligent elites usually exploit this opportunity by regulating and guiding it making it under the control of their own radar. Manageable and controlled movement and opposition, whose impetus or driving force is mainly more emotional than rational, is not as such a big threat in the long run and can be cooled down in its own natural way.

  8. T square
    | #8

    Matewal
    U said
    Why the moderator or likes could not out smart Meles and convince Ethiopian people? If we could look back the previous Government media was controlled the only difference between Meles regime and Mengistu regime is you can’t even joke around with Mengistu and his office… Now you could joke around about Meles.. his nose or silliness, but the minute you say something about reality then the media is shut, and labeled.. So if people do not have a way to communicate and could not say anything that is good for Ethiopian people then where is the fairness to those who are smart and are good candidate to lead Ethiopia? If you want to praise the government then the media is wide open if you say or sing or participate in criticizing the government way of munipilating the citizens then you are labeled, arrested. That is why many people like the moderator could not have a chance to convince Ethiopian people. If Meles is not fearful of good leaders emerging to lead Ethiopia to prosperity and better future then allow peaceful demonstration, protect the opposing leaders in stead of disrupting them, allow free election rather than intimidation and hijacking the election. Meles is fake! It is better for Ethiopia and her people Meles saying no election rather than play election! I would rather him say no opposition party than create opposition party who serve him to disguise and destroy the genuine opposition leaders… The Bible says either be hot or cold don’t be look worm or else I will spew you… Meles is look worm for free election. He is “ASMESAY”
    My friend that is the problem why others don’t have a chance! When some one out smarts to abuse he is still smart for short term, but in long run he is ruining the country!

    Meles have to be removed by force since he never was and will be allowing free election!

    Brother keep on writing, encouraging those who care for future of Ethiopia! Yea, many are happy only because they have house that they built and renting having income and that is all it matters to them.

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    ግሩም ጽሑፍ ነው በሃጢአታችን ምክንያት የመጣብን ክፉ ንጉሥ መሆናቸውን እስማማለሁ

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