Ethoipian Americans Urge President Obama to Put Pressure on Ethiopia’s Regime

November 8th, 2011 Print Print Email Email

Ethiopian-Americans, Ethiopians, and friends of Ethiopia living in the Washington area and as far as Atlanta and North Carolina gathered and lit candles at 6 PM on Sunday, November 06, 2011, in front of the White House denouncing politically-targeted arrest of many Ethiopians by tyrant Meles Zenawi under the guise of fighting terrorism. The vigil was also intended to display solidarity to the recently incarcerated Ethiopian political leaders and journalists.

The Ethiopian Americans, holding lit candles and signs, urged President Obama to condemn atrocities such as gross human rights violations in Ethiopia, and to put pressure on Ethiopia’s regime to immediately and unconditionally release all political prisoners.

The vigil participants chanted slogans to remind the US administration that it needs to stand with the people of Ethiopia in their struggle for social justice and democracy and that it stops supporting the dictatorial regime.

Former Judge Birtukan Mideksa, once opposition party leader serving a life sentence in Zenawi’s prison, was among the activists who made inspirational speech to the participants.

To listen to Birtukan’s speech click here!

March4Freedom would like to thank all the people who participated in the vigil and encourage everyone to continue the struggle for freedom, justice, and democracy in Ethiopia.

The next vigil light in the monthly serious is planned in December. Public announcement will be released in the next few days.

For pictures of the event

March 4 Freedom (www.march4freedom.org)

  1. Who needs friends?
    | #1

    I always knew that Judge Birtukan would be back. Thank you for those inspiring statements. Birtukan has a unique universal appeal that she should not run away from. I can tell that she knows how important she is for the liberation of Ethiopia. The fight will continue.

  2. ME
    | #2

    I am really ashamed of Obama
    He is such a hypocrite and slick politician.
    He is a disgrace for Africa.
    And hence it is really silly and ridiculous act to have trust and reliability on him.
    What he can do is only give lip-service.
    Like other presidents before, he mainly serves the establishment elitist powerful groups in America.
    Those all Ethiopian who were dancing around the silly song regarding Obama should be ashamed.
    Those of you who wear his photo n your T-Shirt should be ashamed of him and your self.
    I am even ashamed of those who are still stick to such futile acts of pledging Obama for our freedoms.
    And in fact I am ashamed of being an Ethiopian in this regard.
    This is the paradox of the 21st century politics.
    Meles is a the best stooge client-Regime for US and Western governments and hence there is no reson they become against such servant. May be US and Obama may give us lip-service and like a child we may get appeased and cool down and when they provide us fake condemnation against Ato Meles and its regime.የአሁኑ ትውልድ ኢትዮጵያውያን መቼም ልብ የማንገዛ ህዝቦች መሆናችንን ሳስብ በጣም እየገረመኝ ነው፡፡ሃያ ዓመታት ሙሉ በየኢንባሲውና በሌላም አደባባይ ደጃፍ ምእራባውያን አቶ መለስን እንዲያወግዙልንና እንዲጥሉልን ስንማፀን ያጠፋነውን ጊዜ አንድ ሌላ የተለየ ትርጉም ያለው ነገር ብንሰራበት እንዴት መልካም ነበር፡፡ይህ ምን የሚሉት አባዜና ጅልነት ነው፡፡አሜሪካና ምእራባውያን አቶ መለስንና ወያኔን የተለያየ ድጋፍ እያደረጉ ደርግን በመጣል ስልጣን ላይ እንዲወጡ ከፍተኛ ድጋፍ እንዳደረጉ የሚታወቅ የአደባባይ ሚስጥር ነው፡፡ስለዚህም አቶ መለስንና ወያኔን በመጣል ስልጣን ላይ የሚወጣው ማንኛውም ሃይል የምእራባውያንን መንግስታት ፍላጎት በሚያስጠብቅ መልኩ አቶ መለስና ወያኔ ላለፉት 20 ዓመታት በታዛኝነት ሲሰሩት የነበረውን አይነት ስራ በተመሳሳይ መልክ ለመስራት ዝግጁ ከሆነና ቃል ከገባ አሜሪካና ምእራባውያን ሊረዱትና ስልጣን ላይ ሊያወጡት ይችሉ ይሆናል፡፡ከዚህ ውጪ ግን ይህ አይነት የቁራ ጩኸት የትም የማያደርስ ከንቱ ድካም ይመስለኛል፡፡ኦባማ እንኳንስ የእኛን ሀገር ችግር ሊፈታ ቀርቶ እራሱ በራሱ ሀገር ዘርፈ ብዙ ጣጣ በተለያዩ ችግሮች ተተብትቦ አጣብቂኝ ውስጥ የገባ ሰው ነው፡፡ኦባማ ደግሞ ከአሜሪካ የቆየ የውጪ ፖሊሲ አካሄድ ባፈነገጠ መልክ ምንም ነገር ለማድረግ ደግሞ አይችልም፡፡አንደ ሊቢያ ያሉ ሰላማዊና የተረጋጉ ሀገራትን በኔቶ አማካኝነት በቦንብ ለማረስና መሰረተ ልማቶችን ለማፈራረስ እንዲሁም ጋዳፊንም በአሳዛኝና በአሳፋሪ መልክ ከስልጣን ለማውረድ ሲሆን ግን ይህንን በፍጥነት ለማድረግ ይችላል ከዚህ ውጪ ግን ምንም ማድረግ አይችልም፡፡ኦባማ ኦባማ ስትሉ የነበራችሁ ሁሉ ልታፍሩ ይገባችሁ ነበር፡፡እኔ እንደዚህ አይት የጅል ስራ በመስራት የሀገርን ችግር እንፈታለን የሚሉ ስብስቦች ምን አይነት የፖለቲካም ሆነ የምክንያታዊነት አስተሳሰብ እንዳላቸው አላውቅም፡፡
    የሀገሬን አገዛዝ ከስልጣን ላይ አስወግድልኝ ብሎ ሰላማዊ ሰልፍ በሌላ ሀገር ውስጥ መውጣት ምን የሚሉት አስተሳሰብ እንደሆነ በእውነት አይገባኝም፡፡አንድ ጊዜ ሁለት ጊዜ 3 ጊዜ ሰላማዊ ሰልፍ ማድረግ ያለውን ችግርና ሁኔታውን ለማሳወቅ መጣር በተወሰነ መልክ ጥሩ ሊሆን ይችላል፡፡ነገር ግን ከ10 ዓመታት በላይ እንደዚህ አይነት ተመሳሳይ ስራ መስራት ግን በራሱ አሳፋሪ መሰለኝ፡፡ደግሞም አቶ መለስና ወያኔ ደርግን ሲጥሉ እንደዚህ አይነት ስራ እያደረጉ አይደለም፡፡በቃ ላመኑበት ነገር መክፈል የሚገባቸውን መስዋእትነት ከፍለው ለዚህ ደረጃ ደርሰዋል፡፡አሁን ይህንን አይነት ሰላማዊ ሰልፍ እናደርጋለን እንሚሉት ኢትዮጵያውያን በየፈረንጁ ሀገር ያለውን የድሎት ኑሮን መርጠው በሌላ በኩል ደግሞ ነፃነትንም መርጠው አይደለም፡፡በቃ ነፃነትን በትክክል የሚፈልግ ሰው ካለ መሳሪያ አንግቶ ወይንም በሌላ በተገቢው መልክ መታገል ነው ያለው አማራጭ፡፡እህ በአንድ በኩል የራስን የግል ህይወት መርጦ በውጪ የሰለጠነ ሀገር የራስን ህይወት መምራት ይህንን እያደረጉ በሌላ በኩል ደግሞ የሌላውን ሀገር መንግስታት የሀገሬን አገዛዝ ከስልጣን አስወግዱልኝ እያሉ ሰላማዊ ሰልፍ መውጣት በየትኛው የፖለቲካ የታሪክና የማህበረሰብ መሰረት ባለ የመጣ አስተሳሰብ እንደሆነ ግራ የሚያጋባ ነገር ነው፡፡በነገራችን ላይ ይህንን አይነት ሰላማዊ ሰልፍ የሚደረግባቸው መንግስታት መሪዎች ይህንን አይነት ነገር ሲሰሙ በተወሰነ ቢገረሙም ወይንም ቢያዝኑም ቅሉ ግን ነፃነትን ከፈለጉ ለምን የገዛ ሀገራቸው ገብተው በሚችሉት አግባብ ሁሉ አይታገሉም ብለው እንደሚያስቡ መረዳት ተገቢ ይመስለኛል፡፡እራሳቸው በራሳቸው የውስጥ ችግር ተተብተበው አጣብቂኝ ውስጥ እያሉ በተጨማሪ የእኔን ሀገር ችግር ፍታልኝ ማለት ተገቢም አይመስለኝም፡፡
    በቃ የአሜሪካ መንግስት ስለ አቶ መለስና ወያኔ በደንብ ጠንቅቆ ያውቃል፡፡ከስልጣን ለማስወገድ ቢፈልጉ ኖሮ ደግሞ እንደዚህ አይነት ሰላማዊ ሰልፍ እስኪደረግም አይጠብቁም ነበር፡፡በመርህ ደረጃም ደግሞ የአንድ ሀገር ህዝብ የራሱን የውስጥ ችግር በራሱ መንገድ ነው መፍታት ያለበት እንጂ ሌላ ባእድ ሃይል ጣልቃ ገብቶ መፍትሄ ይስጠኝ ማለት ተገቢም አይደለም፡፡በአንድ በኩል እንደ ጤናማና የተከበረ ህዝብ የምናስብ ከሆነ ሊያሳፍረንም ጭምር የሚገባ ነው፡፡እንደዚህ አይነት ተግባር የሚያካሂዱ ሰዎች ደግሞ በእውነት ሀገራቸውን የሚወዱና ለነፃነትም ቀናኢ ከሆኑ የሰው ሀገር በርገር እየበሉ እይደለም ስለነፃነት መታገልና ማሰብ ያለባቸው፡፡ነፃነትን ማንም በገፀ-በረከትነት ያን ያህል ከቶ ሊያመጣልን አይችልም እራሳችን በራሳችን ትግልና መስዋእትነት እንጂ፡፡እኔ እንደዚህ አይነቱን የተኮላሸና ወኔ ቢስ እንቅስቃሴና ተግባር “ሁሉ አማረሽን ገበያ አታውጧት::” የሚለውን አባባል ነው የሚያስታውሰኝ፡፡በአንድ በኩል ነፃነትን መፈለግ በሌላ በኩል ደግሞ ነፃነት የሚጠይቀውን መስዋእትነት ለመክፈል አለመፈለግና ከዚህም በመነጨ የራስን የግል ህይወት በሰለጠኑ ከተሞች እየኖሩ ስለነፃነት መዘመርና እታገላለሁ ማለት ትንሽ የተምታታ ነገር ነው፡፡አቶ መለስና ወያኔ በእንደዚህ አይነት ሻማ በማብራትና በጫጫታ ብቻ ስልጣን የሚለቁ ቢሆን ኖሮ ይህ አይነት ነገር ላለፉት ብዙ አመታት ተደርጎ ነበር፡፡ይቅርታ ይደረግልኝና ይህ አይነት አካሄድ ዝም ብሎ በልማድ የሚደረግ የከሰረ የፖለቲካ አስተሳሰብና የስነ-ልቦና ውድቀትም ጭምር የሆነ የአጠቃላይ የትውልድ ዝቅጠት ውጤት ነው፡፡በታሪክ ዘንድም ኢትዮጵያና ኢትዮጵያውያንም በዚህ አይነት መልክ ነፃነታቸውን ከቶ ተጎናፅፈው አያውቁም፡፡ግን እኛ አፍሪካውያን እንደ ሊቢያ አይነት ባለ አሳፋሪና አሳዛኝ አይነት ክስተት ላይ በመመስረት የውስጥ ቸግራችን ለመፍታትና በዚህም አይነት አካሄድ ያን ያህል ከቶ ነፃነትንና ዲሞክራሲን ለመጎናፀፍ እንፈልጋለን ማለት ነውን?አሳፋሪና አሳዛኝ የሆነ የዘመናችን የትውልድ ዝቅጠትና ውድቀት መገለጫ !!!

  3. ww
    | #3

    Ethiopia is in God hand!dont even think about it ! We are in the right track * Ethiopia

  4. Kiros Girmay
    | #4

    ብርትካን ነጻ የወጣችው በ 11/06/11 ጀምሮ ነው:: እዛ ነበርኩ ደስ ብሎኛል ወያኔ ባደረሰባት ጨካኝ ድርጊት እጅ አለመስጠትዋ:: እሰይ እሰይ ብርትካን;; ሁሉም ኢትዮጵያዊ የድርሻውን ይወጣ;;

  5. Gizachew
    | #5

    Ethiopian youth generation, what happened? we are slept. We must stand for change, democracy,freedom of speech in our country, for unity of these divided nation,……..
    Obama or western country don’t have care about Ethiopia and her people lack of democracy. Always their intervention is depend on their previllage and advantage. Step down Ato Meles or not they don’t expect any thing from Ethio. So we must fight this regime ourselves!!! I really condemned Ethiopian youth generation. Because this generation is very weak useless don’t care about Ethiopia. People don’t have freedom, equal share of Ethiopian property but people accept it. Why? O don’t understand it, just I can say sorry

  6. Haile Tewdaj
    | #6

    Ethiopians should learn the fact the Americans will come around to their senses when we show them that we are united against the tyrannical regime and its racists (dangerous) policy which it is ruining in the open in Ethiopia. Thanks to WIKI leak, we now know that the Americans know better than most of us about the repressive and destructive nature of TPLF regime. As saying goes, AWKO YETGAN BETERT Ayemame new. Up until we have a critical mass of forces to change the tide, it is better to focus on getting ourselves strong and united than spending time and energy reminding the US about the strange policies successive American presidents perused in Ethiopia – lending more than a helping hand to the most hated regime in the history of Ethiopia. Our primary objective should be on finding ways to overcome our fear. Political parties like G7 should find avenues and means to instill confidence to all of those who fell oppressed. An endowment fund should be established to support on sustainable way those who lost their lives and livelihood fighting the tyrannical regime. The fund should be invested and only the profit from it should be used for this purpose.

  7. alex
    | #7

    To the ethiopian people
    don’t wait for someone to bring freedom to your nation. You need to stand and up for your country just like people in Egypt and Syria , Baharain, Saidi and Yemen are doing. As long as the servant Meles is serving his masters well, why should they care about the 80 million ethiopians.

  8. Birtu/can
    | #8

    How could one go from a highly regarded leadership position to a mere face in the crowd. Birtukan had and still have the leverage to make a difference in the struggle against woyane’s regime, instead of campaigning in hopeless candle light vigils in front of the white house. Call it ignorance or naivete to think woyane’s and the U.S government tight relation can be broken by sheer protest of a candle light vigil. When you hear American drones are flying over Ethiopia, it means a “sweetheart deal” have been reached between the two governments. It means there is something in it for both parties. It means a shot in the arm for woyane to further enslave the Ethiopian people till kingdom come. Birtukan is most effective in a leadership role–motivating, organizing, assembling, fundraising…etc. We should find a way to flex our muscles–the only language both woyane and American government understand.( It doesn’t necessarily mean a violent confrontation). I have advocated recently in Abugida comment section to “occupy woyane embassies” all over the world before “occupy wall street” spread like a wild fire. No one grabbed on that idea. I have also suggested to take our plight to the 99% of Americans as well as Europeans. Instead, we keep running to the white house wasting time and energy caught in a severe case of vicious cycle. Can somebody say CHANGE!!

    FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS IN ETHIOPIA!!!!

  9. ME
    | #9

    America may provide us Berger junk foods and DV-Lottery.
    Are we as such blinded by this to see reality and truth?
    And if you all fellow Ethiopians really want freedom and democracy then leave there all the junk foods and come back home and fight for your liberty as a hero.At this moment of time in history,Ethiopia and Ethiopiawinet indeed requires wisdom,courage and heroism more than candle light.Please do not cheat your self and the rest of innocent Ethiopians or just keep quite than making such nonsense shouting like this.Most of you going there are selfish cowards seeking your own private life than fighting for your beloved country.Ethiopia as such can not get its freedom from the bandages of Weyane by such cowards and selfish citizens.Do you think Obama will liberate you as such?
    God has his own way of liberating Ethiopia from the bandages of such racist and corrupt TPLF regime.
    God bless Ethiopia!!!

  10. addis
    | #10

    me የድሮዉን ትውልድ የምትቺለዉን ሁሉ አድርገህ አቆሸሽክ አዎገዝህ፡፡
    አሁን ያለውን ትውልድ ረገምክ አዎገዝክ። የዎደፊቱንም ትውልድ እንደ ምትጠላ ተፈጥሮህ
    ይመስክራል፡ እና በጽሁፍ በበእር ዘር ማጥፋት ማለትእኮ ይሄው ነው፡፡ ደፋር ከሆንክ ኢትዮጵያ ግባና
    መታገል አይደለም ያሁኑ ትውልድ በሚኖርበት የኑሮ ሁናቴ አንድ አመት ኑር፡ ያሁኑ ትውልድ
    ደፋር ጽኑ ነው ማንም የስው ልጅ አርጎት የማያዉቀውን በሶስት ቀን አንድ ቀን እየተመገበ ይማራል
    ተስፋ ያደርጋል ተስፋዉም ከብርተ የጸና ነው፡ ወጣቱን ጠጋ በል እና አነጋግረው ጥልቅ ቁጣዉን
    ልቡ ዉስጥ እንድ እሳተ ገሞራ የሚፈላዉን አመጽ በደንብ ትረዳልህ:

  11. aha!
    | #11

    For Ethiopians determined to engage the TPLF/eprdf regime for freedom , liberty, and equality of individuals in a non-violent uprising, where does negotiations with the current regime, and pressure to be applied by the President Obama Adminstration come in. Freedom is fought from within and achieved by Ethiopians and Ethiopians alone, only if the the teletafi party leaders, the loyalist opposition parties and the ethnic secessionist factions coesce aroung the goals for unity, territorial integrity, sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians signed on with those those with the national agenda along with strategies to achieve the national agenda. The armed struggle for the national agenda serves only as a stand by to deter massive attrocities by the current regime, but only uniting over the goals for the national agenda, not ethnic agenda. Upon defeating the regime, the signatories of the teletafi and/or the loyalist opposition parties will have toredraft the constitution free of Article 46, 39 (1) and article 8, etc. and establish a democratic government with independent branches of government and independent election board to elect a person to the Office of the president, and the parliament.

    Upon the current scenario, the teletafi and the loyalist opposition parties trying to maintain ethnic federalism, secessionism with underlying secessionism only by engaging the TPLF/eprdf regime to reform over the status quo and the release the unlawfully icarcerated political prisoners as one may dicipher from the press releases, interviews on ESAT, and Addis Dimts over the past few weeks saturating the major media, a media accessible to the Diaspora and the elites in major cities in Ethiopia. Nevertheless commendable the perspective views of the elites in the Diaspora out in the open for most of us to read between the lines of what tthey have in mind the core ideologies of ethnic fedreralism, secessionism with underlying totaliarinism front and center as to the cause for humanitarian, economic and political crises in Ethiopia for the lat 20 years. These ideologies and/or frame work of the constitution has contributed to the disintegration of the country, has been the source for exploitaion, economic, and political and economic strangle hold of the countries resources and its people, and along with its totalirianism has hindered capitalism and democracy to become a reality for silent majority of Ethiopians, but limited to very few of TPLF members and TPLF affiliated enterprises. So the struggle has to be geared to individual liberty, freedom and equality to supecede ethnic and secessionist rights, restore Ethiopian Nationalism, Ethiopian National Interests and the sovereignity of Ethiopia to Ethiopia from disintegration.

  12. Honesty
    | #12

    you guys in the US need to be clear of basics:1. you live in the land of the puppet master.If Meles is your enemy so is its creator,backer, financier,protector and master, USA!2.you want to do opposition work against Meles?Relocate.US is the wrong place!3.what is Birtukan, also Siye,doing in the US?Lining up to become the next puppet?

  13. yes
    | #13

    Haile Tewedaj,

    Very good advice. We need to tackle from both sides. The West will act only based on their interest so they don’t have permanent friendships except U.S and Europe because their interest, peoples and values are the same. It is up to us to keep the ball rolling campaigning for Ethiopia throughout the world as well as doing the struggle ourslelves. The enemy is stronger than ever because it has its strongest allies the West and Arab League and its people so we are tackling from every angle. Remember this regime took power from its allies, Egypt, Iran, Sudan and the West and it is being supported continuously especially more happiness for Egypt to the point of its disintegration because TPLF wants to change the geography of Ethiopia completely so that outsiders and the regime benefit disinfrachising the rest of Ethiopians.

    Birtu/Can,

    We need to keep campaigning as you said. Ethiopians with their comfort and wealth are just waiting … for what god knows. Is this what our past forefathers have set us to do to just feel greedy in capitalistic world and being brainwashed to remain selfish and not act for Ethiopia’s concern? This is what we have become. It is time for good leaders such as Birtucan and Dr. Berhanu, even other peoples in diaspora must become good leaders to mobilize the people of Ethiopa asap. However the Arab spring had taught us there is no leadership in the struggle but a collective of activism. You see when there is leaderhsip, once the head is gone, the rest will crumble. That is the reason why Arab Spring has been successful, to mobilize every one without one specific leadership, however the leadership can be to empower us but not completely rely on leader.

    aha,

    again it is great message. The idea that we Ethiopians (g7) or other opposition groups are supporting secession ideology which is the same ideology as we are living in TPLF. So, either stand for Ethiopia or stand for disintegration. We can’t play both ways. I understand however the g7 apporach, to tell you the truth g7 if it wasn’t fro dr. Berhanu, I don’t even trust any Tigrean at this moment sorry to say because they tend to be more loyal to tplf and even if they want unity with Ethiopia, they are still afraid that if tplf is gone they will be persecuted so they secretly continue to support tplf. So if it wasn’t fro Dr. Berhanu, I wouldn’t have supproted g7.I like G7 because it is diverse and more diversity should be promoted, with one goal, that is Ethiopian unity and bringing truly Ethiopian democracy. The negotiation with other secessionist group is a good idea but only to bring solutions but not include them in any implementation until they denounce their secessionist ideas from their own constitution and throw away their flags which is dividig the peopel of Ethiopia. We also have to becareful giving them a stage that will strengthen their secessionist idea therefore, bringing more members for them of their respective ethnic groups. I know we want to apply Western democracy to Ethiopia by giving everyone a voice even to those who have agenda of distruction of Ethiopia with their advisers Shaebia and Egypt. This is what I mean the Western democracy can’t be applied to Ethiopia as it has many differnt languages, religions and ethnic groups. There will always be few groups who feel they are prejudiced anyways. So we have to apply the Ethiopian democracy way which first and foremost maintain the existance of Ethiopia by getting rid of TPLF then come up with solutions that satisfies every ethnic gorups which would call democracy. However the secessionist will want none of that as they have more of the upperhand and rather want to destroy Ethiopia. So I uruge G7 first to mobilize and diversify people by including every Ethiopians and continue negotiating with the secessionist to bring solution but do not completely get involved which they could hijack gy and use it for their own agenda. We must remember also the secessionist will always ally with tplf if necessary as Shaebia and tPLF are doing today through a very reliable news Indian Ocean intelligence news.

    long live ethiopia!

  14. yes
    | #14

    I forgot to mention, so people, stop criticizing others for being activist just because it doesn’t satisfy you. This is the 21st century so strategies must change. It is a good idea for candle light vigil, it is good to get our voices heard in the White House. We can still do the arm struggle, peace protest, etc, so stop discouraging others from doing what they can, Ethiopa has many people who can mobilize and do what must be done.

  15. Development without freedom
    | #15

    Meles was in France standing with democraticlly elected leaders.
    No shame.

  16. ME
    | #16

    Addis
    የተከበርከው addis ትችትና ሂስ ሁሉ አንድ አይነት አይደለም፡፡በአፍራሽ መልኩ ሰዎችን ሆነኝ ተብሎ ለማጣጣል ለማዋረድና ስብእናቸውን ለመንካት ተብሎ የሚሰጥ ትችትና ሂስ አለ በተቃራኒው ደግሞ በገንቢነት አካሄድ እውነትንና ሀቅን ተከትሎ በቀናኢነት የሚሰጥ ትችት አለ፡፡እኔ የሰጠሁት ትችትና ሂስ በአንተ በኩል የተተረጎመው በአፍራሽ በኩል ይመስለኛል፡፡በዚያ በኩል ከተረዳኸው በተጨማሪ አመለካከቴን አሁን በድጋሚ ከማብራራት ውጪ ሌላ ምንም የተለየ ነገር ማድረግ አልችልም፡፡አንድ በደንብ የተረዳሁት ነገር ብዙዎቻችን ኢትዮጵያውያን የህፃንነት አይነት ባህሪ ያለን ይመስለኛል፡፡ከእውነተኛ ተግሳፅና ትችት ይልቅ አጉል ከንቱ ውዳሴና የመዳለል እሽሩሩ እንፈልጋለን፡፡ሌሎች ስለኛ ሁልጊዜ እንዲነግሩን የምንፈልገው የ3ሺ ዓመት ታሪክ ያላቸው፣አኩሪ ባህል ያላቸው፣ጠላትን አሳፍረው የመለሱ ወዘተ ወዘተ የመሳሰሉ የተለመዱ ከንቱ ውዳሴዎችን እንጂ እውነተኛ ማንነታችንና ገመናችንን ጭምር የሚነግረን አንፈልግም፡፡ሌሎች ሰዎች ስለራሳችን እውነቱን ሲነግሩን ብዙዎቻችን መሬት የከዳችን ያህል የምንቆጥር ነን፡፡ለዚያውም እኔም የምስማማበትና በኢትዮጵያዊነቴ እኔም ጭምር የምኮራበት ያለን አኩሪ ታሪክና ባህል የጥንት አባቶቻችንና እናቶቻችን እንጂ ያን ያህል እኛ የሰራነው ወይንም በስርዓት አክብረነው እየጠበቅነው ያለ ነገር አይደለም፡፡እኛማ እንደ ትውልድ አጉል ጉራማይሌ የሆንን ህዝቦች እየሆንን መጥተናል፡፡ወይንም ስልጥነን እንደሰለጠነው አለም በደንብ አልሰለጠንን ወይንም ደግሞ የራሳችንን የኢትዮጵያዊ ማንነት በስርዓት መረዳት መቀበልና መጠበቅ አልቻልን ብቻ እንደዚሁ ግራ የገባንና የተምታታብን መሀል ሰፋሪዎች ሆነናል፡፡ለዚህም ነው ዛሬ እንደዚህ አይነት እጅግ ፈታኝ የሆነ ግራ መጋባትና ውጥንቅጥ ውስጥ የገባነው፡፡እራስን ዝም ብሎ መኮፈስና እራስን ወደ ውስጥ ማየት አለመቻል ደግሞ የውድቀት ዋዜማ ነው፡፡በኢትዮጵያዊነት ማንነታችንና በኢትዮጵያችን አጠቃላይ ህልውናና ደህንነት ላይ የተጋረጡትን ጥልቅትና ስፋት ያላቸው ዘርፈ ብዙ ችግሮቻችንን በደንብ በስርዓት ጠይቀንና መርምረንና የተረዳን አይመስለኝም፡፡ከዚህ በመነጨም ደግሞ በአጠቃላዩ ህልውናችንና ደህንነታችን ላይ የተጋረጡብን ጥልቅትና ስፋት ያላቸው ዘርፈ ብዙ ችግሮቻችንን ሊፈቱ የሚችሉት እውነትንና ማስተዋልን በተከተለ በምክንያታዊነት አስተሳሰብና አካሄድ እንጂ በጥራዝ ነጠቅ አስተሳሰብ፣ በአጉል በብልጣብልጥነት፣ በተራ ፐሮፖጋንዳ፣በባዶ ግርግርና በፌሽታ፣በተራ-ፖለቲካ አስተሳሰብ እንዳልሆነ ብዙዎቻችን በጥልቀትና በስፋት የተረዳን አልመሰለኝም፡፡ይህ በመሆኑም እስከዛሬ ስንከተከተላቸው የነበሩ ተራ አካሄዶችና አስተሳሰቦች ደግሞ በተቃራኒው ካለው በአጠቃላዩ ህልውናችንና ደህንነታችን ላይ ከተጋረጡብን ጥልቅትና ስፋት ካላቸው ዘርፈ ብዙ ችግሮቻችንና እንዋጋዋለን ከምንለው ጠላታችን ጋር በማንኛውም አካሄድና ሚዛን ፈፅሞ የማይመጣጠን ነበር አሁንም ነው ለማለት እደፍራለሁኝ፡፡Therefore almost all our moves and views are mainly too stereotypical, naive and gullible that are not compatible and equivalent to the threats and challenges posed against us as a result of our deep-rooted and multifaceted problems we are entangled with. Freedom and democracy is not as such a free gift we are just entitled for granted to accept it from others. And due this, those (like TPLF) who vow and promised us to give us freedom and democracy in fact can not inherently provide us what they promised us and what we aspire. The problem is not indeed with them(TPLF) it is more rather with our wrong expectation that arises mainly from our naivety and gullibility. Before 20 years, while the majority of Ethiopian intellectuals blindly demonize and condemn Derge, to the contrary they expected a blessed saint (TPLF) from DEDEBIT BEREHEA that can bring and generously provide bread, freedom and democracy for we majority Ethiopians. And like wise today same naive and gullible intellectuals expect real freedom and real democracy to be provided through the patronage of Western governments ruled by hypocrite and slick politicians like Obama.The Western governments can not, and in fact not responsible, as such to provide us real democracy, freedom, development, prosperity, stability, Peace etc. The West governments in fact can provide us the mere illusions and fantasy of democracy and freedom. And in fact we are accepting, living and enjoying this sort of illusion and fantasy provided to us. For some one who deeply understands the intricate and pervasive inherent nature of organized global capitalism, it is so clear that money-capital and only money-capital governs. Yes money is the only governing principle and other values like freedom, democracy and humanity for the majority mass follows may be less than next. Deeply understanding and then striving to change this tragic and gloomy reality that is entirely against humanity and its inherent values is something; and to the contrary without this vital understanding, with mere naïve and gullible expectation, living unwarranted illusions and fantasy is another thing. This is in fact the quandary of our generation. And in fact that is why our stereotypical, naïve and gullible intellectuals in the opposition political sphere and camp failed us. They mainly and usually failed to deeply and widely question, explore and understand existing realities of this world and like wise they caused us to fail. Why? They have been living illusions and fantasy regarding democracy and freedom and like wise they in turn caused us to do so same ways. Here I am not even as such opposing making the candle light, deep inside what I mean is that i am criticizing and opposing our very undeserved expectations in return from such usual and trivial acts. If our real definition of real and sustainable freedom and democracy is based on entirely focusing on toppling the incumbent TPLF thug, well then for so many reasons sooner or later it is inevitable to happen. And if toppling is through the significant support of the Western governments like Obama, which is unlikely, then those who come next to Ato Meles from US are undoubtedly next stooges and client-regimes who mainly advance the sole interest of US and other Western governments. This is the usual modus-operandi behind the curtain in closed doors. And in fact this is sometimes heinously and insidiously being delivered in so many ways as our definition of freedom and democracy for we naïve and gullible Ethiopians. Therefore there is no as such a free lunch and hence it is rather we honest, wise and brave Ethiopians who have to bring real freedom, democracy, good governance and prosperity for ourselves and no body else as such.
    And hence the sort of freedom and democracy that comes by lobbing behind closed doors through begging and pledging to US is no more real and sustainable one.
    US can provide us the sort of privileges(I also appreciate) in what is the current diaspora is enjoying there, but when it comes to our burning issues we are struggling and addressing, well then that is a different story. And hence we better not confuse things. Let’s clearly and precisely define and know what we really need and want and in fact like wise let’s clearly and precisely define and know what others like US and Obama can provide us also. With the main help and patronage of US or Western governments, can you as such tell me which developing countries are as such migrating in a meaningful and significant manner towards real democracy, real freedom, real prosperity, real stability and peace with mutual benefit and understanding with regard to the general interest and well being of the MAJORITY MASS? I dare to say none. The prominent interest and wellbeing of MAJORITY MASS is entirely incoherent and incompatible to the inherent nature of the current prevailing CAPITALISM. Whenever OUR/MAJORITY MASS demand and expectation is un-matching with existing realities in that OTHERS/MASTERS are not as such able to inherently provide us, then the there is a tendency that OTHERS/MASTERS are tempted or obliged to provide us mere illusions and fantasies in order to minimize or fill the gap of our unmeet demands and expectations. And hence we/majority mass better adjust our demands and expectations based on existing realities and hence also our moves and views accordingly. Otherwise it is really difficult to come out of our multifaceted and deep-rooted problems, confusion and quandary in the foreseeable future.

  17. addis
    | #17

    me…ምን ያህል ህሊናህ ቢታዎር ነው ከአድካሚ ስራ በሁውላ ለ ነጻነት በብርድ በዉርጭ
    ዉስጥ ሆነው ሻማ የሚያበሩትን ሰዎች የምታዎግዘው። እርግጥ ትክክለኝ መንገድ ላይ ስለ ሚገኙ
    አንተን አስደንግጦሃል። እነዚህ ሰዎች እንደ ሚያበሩት ሻማ በጨለማ ዉስጥ ብርሃን የፈነጠቁ ሰዎች
    ጀግኖች ናቸው፡ ክብር እና ዘላለማዊ ምስጋና ይድረሳቸው።ስለ ዎጣቶች የሰነዘርከው የጭፍጨፋ አስተያየት
    ፈጽሞ ከዉነት የራቀ ነው፡ ስንት እና ስንት ሺ ዎጣት ደበዛው ጠፍቶ የቀረው? ስንቱ ዎጣት ነው ባደባባይ
    የተረሸነው፡ ስንትና ስንት ሺ ዎጣቶች ናቸ በባዶ እጃቸው ሲዋጉ ተይዘው ኮንሰንትሬሽን ካንፕ ለዘላለም የተዎርዎሩት?
    እነዚህ ዎጣትነታቸው መስዋእት ያደርጉ ልጆች ከጀግንነትም በላይ ጀግንነት የፈጸሙት፡ማንም አይረሳም ምንም
    አይረሳም። ነጻነት ለዘላም ትኑር።

  18. ME
    | #18

    የተከበርከው Addis ይቅርታ አድርግልኝና በሃሳብ ከሚግባባህና ከሚመሳሰልህ ጋር መከራከር ትችላለህ፡፡እኔ እንደዚህ አይነት የተራ የካድሬ ስራ አይነት ክርክር በዚህ መልክ ማድረግ አልፈልግም፡፡
    ይቅርታ አድርግልኝና የፃፍኩትን ፅንሰ ሃሳብ ምንነት በጥለቀትና በስፋት መርምረህ መረዳትና አለመረዳት ያንተ ችግር ነው፡፡ከዚያ ውጪ እንደዚህ አይነት የተለመደ ተራ እሰጥ አገባ አስፈላጊ አይመስለኝም፡፡የሚመስልህን ፈልግና ተከራከር፡፡ ቻው ቻው፡፡

  19. addis
    | #19

    ስላም አቶ Me እንዳነበብከው እኔ የጻፍኩት ስለ ዎጣቶች መስዋእትነት እና
    ታከተን ሳይሉ ብርትተው በሚችሉት ለነጻነት ሻማ ስለ ሚያበሩ ወገኖች ነው።
    ይህን አይነት አስተያየት ለምን የካድሬ አስተያየት እንዳልከው አልገባኝም?
    በተረፈ ትግሉ ኮሊታቲቭ ለውጥ እንደ ሚያስፈልገው እኔም አምናልሁ።
    ግን ይህ አይነት ለውጥ እንዴት ይመጣል? ምን መደረግ አለበት ? እንዴት
    በዚህ አርስት ላይ እንወያይ? የሚሉት ጥያቄ ገና አልተመለሰም። በ ኢንተርኔት
    ላይ ስለዚህ ጉዳይ መውያየት ከንቱ ይመስለኛል።ድህና ዋል!!

  20. Ewnetu
    | #20

    Expect nothing from Obama and the US administration,your efforts of the last 20 years bear no fruits, so what makes you think that this time things will be different ?
    Perhaps you should pay attention if western countries and the Meles regime are advancing a depopulation agenda in Ethiopia. Have you seen the latest UN population projection for the year 2050 for Ethiopia and other countries like Nigeria ? It is 145 million for Ethiopia, another projection from the US predicts 278 million, you can find it here: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/pdf/cb11-116idb_table1.pdf.
    Why this huge difference ?

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