Pathologizing Political Dissent By Messay Kebede

November 22nd, 2011 Print Print Email Email

I am surprised that the Woyanne regime does not see how unfailingly the shameful propaganda machine unleashed to discredit Yenesew Gebre’s political message is bound to fall flat. The attempt to describe his self-immolation as the act of a mentally deranged person and the recourse to testimonies of alleged close relatives of him to back up the accusation, while exposing the vicious methods of the regime, do absolutely nothing to tarnish the political message of Yenesew’s heroic self-sacrifice.

Doubtless, both mental sickness and despair can induce suicidal behaviors. But the real issue here is that such behaviors are associated with personal disorder, distress, or misfortune. More importantly, as personal setbacks, they inspire forms of death that are quick and covert, such as hanging, jumping from height, wrist cutting, drug overdosing, or drowning. The motivation behind such acts is to end a life out of control or judged intolerable. What is missing is the social dimension, that is, the sacrifice of life for the purpose of expressing political protests. Indeed, even when despair is caused by political adversities, the person who chooses to commit suicide by hanging or drowning himself/ herself is acting more as a quitter than a protester.

No so with self-immolation for the defining reason that burning oneself to death is a public and dramatic act and a form of death that is most painful. The choice of a public stage is clearly associated with the intention to protest or send a message related to a common concern. Unlike the desperate person, the purpose is not to escape distress by ending one’s life, but to use the sacrifice of life to make a political statement. Death is not here an exit, but an instrument to advance a common cause. That is why, unlike other forms of suicide, self-immolation is very rare: let alone despair, even insanity would not be crazy enough to opt for this particularly excruciating type of death. Self-immolation contains a selflessness that can only take us to the higher realm of human devotion.

A contrast with suicide attack further brings out the specific nature of self-immolation. What they have in common is the sacrifice of life for the common cause; where they differ is in their attitude to the use of violence. Suicidal attackers want to cause harm to their enemies, while death by self-immolation causes extreme pain and demise only to the person committing suicide. This absence of harm to others likens self-immolation to hunger strikes, the huge difference being, of course, that hunger strikes rarely end in death and are motivated by the prospect of obtaining some concessions, whereas self-immolation is inspired by the resolution to die and does not expect concessions.

If self-immolation is not driven by the prospect of extracting concessions, what is, then, its purpose? Since death is not used as an exit, both the fact that it is a public act and an excruciating form of death should deliver the purpose. While the choice of a public place attests to the involvement of a common cause, the selection of a very painful death is obviously designed to arouse an emotional response. The public scene of an individual burning himself/herself to death can only arouse outrage. Equally noticeable is the fact that the outrage soon changes into shame: those who watch it or hear about it feels the guilt of their own resignation and cowardice. All face this simple but terrible question: how do we let this happen? At the same time, however, they feel the galvanizing effect of self-sacrifice for the common cause. In other words, by choosing a terrible death, the hero exhorts his countrymen to overcome their fears, thereby reigniting the symbolic meanings of fire as purification, passion, and renewal.
Given the above characteristics of self-immolation, the Woyanne attempt to discredit Yenesew as mentally unstable can hardly produce the intended effect. For, even if (and this is a huge if) we assume that Yenesew was a mentally deranged person, the fact that he chose self-immolation refutes the attempt to empty his death of its political meaning. That he set himself on fire outside a public meeting hall is by definition a political act and a protest, regardless of his mental state.

To be sure, Yenesew would have preferred hunger strike or any other method of public protest to self-immolation. But the truth is that he had no other choice than suicide, given his certainty that the Woyanne regime would not have allowed him to engage in any form of peaceful protest. His endeavor would have landed him in jail, and so made him unable to protest. That the regime has reached the point of not offering any other form of protest than suicide tells a lot about the uphill battle that the nonviolent opposition faces in Ethiopia.

Perhaps Yenesaw may have contemplated the other option of becoming a suicidal attacker. However, though the option was indeed available to him, it would have required an organization and a planning that he may not afford. Most of all, in light of his self-immolation, he would have missed his main intention, which is to cleanse Ethiopians of their fear by provoking their outrage.

What is one to say of a regime that offers no other form of protests than self-immolation? I read in the attempt to demean Yenesew the overriding goal of the regime, that is, the resolution to stay in power by all means. I also read the fear of a popular insurrection. What is more, the attempt reveals the deep contradiction of the regime: though it stays in power by repressing its people, yet it wants this same people and the world to believe that protests in present-day Ethiopia emanate from insanity or terrorist groups. In short, such protests are so bizarre and uncommon that they must come from insane persons or marginal and sectarian groups.

The strategy of presenting opposition as the position of negligible groups, as opposed to the 99 percent of the people that are happy with the regime, is indeed the abyss of contradiction. So presented, political dissent becomes abnormality, the work of sociopaths or deranged people opposing a popular government. This belief that the regime represents and defends popular interests, in addition to betraying the prevalence of Stalinist thinking, shifts insanity from Yenesew to the regime. As I have reiterated in previous writings, the reasonable road to a lasting and win-win alternative for all is the agreement to a grand coalition, not the path of criminalizing or pathologizing political opposition.

  1. ናሁዳ
    | #1

    Dear Professor: You still insist on “grand coalition” that would include such an insane regime? You reminded me of “coincidentia oppositorum.” I thought, though, that it was God as “einfache Einheit” (the simple unity) in whom all opposites fall together, coincide; that it was God and only Him that really surpasses or transcends contradictions…

  2. yared
    | #2

    the ethno-fascist dedebit junta always comes out with some bizzare propaganda to dismiss any kind of event as non exisitent. the ethno-fascist woyane say there is no famine in Ethiopia, only, hunger; in a country where up to 12 million people are living on international food aid

    -they say the economy is growing by double digit figures when the reality is they are running an economy ridden with hyper-inflation of 40% and one that is dominated by a few members of the TPLF politbureau and their looting machine ‘EFFORT’

    - the Tplf say that there is political freedom in Ethiopia in a country where members of political opposition groups are being imprisoned, harrassed,killed or being forced into exile routinely. a few have been sentenced to death in absentia by the TPLF murder squad.

    -the TPLF claim that there is free speech in Ethiopia when the reality is that each and every free press is now completely dessimated with all of the independent journalists either forced out of the country or jailed in TPLF dungeons.

    No wonder that the ETHNO-FASCIST woyane junta are descrediting and belittling the sacrifice of Ethiopian patriot Yenesew Gebrie as an act of lunacy.

  3. Babu
    | #3

    Excellent commentary on the regimes misguided and devilish behaviour, and thank you, Dr. Messay.

  4. ahmed ali
    | #4

    Ethiopia: Somali Elders are still languishing in jail in Somali Region

    The Somali Region court had sentenced 57 elders of being accused to kill seven people in the Somali self governing region of Ethiopia in the first week of November.
    These elders did not commit the crimes at the locality of Yocale in Ethiopia and have not been found guilty of the charges leveled against them which were the participation of fighting between the Liyu police militia loyal to President of Somali Region, Abdi Muhamed and the local pastoral who were opposing the aggrandizement of land due to the fifteen district masterminded by the local government. This was deliberately done to dislodge one clan and replaces with another one. This scheme rang bell the shallow and hallow tactic of old Somali regime of Said Barre that inherited Somali people mistrust and enmity in the last twenty years.
    These elders who were about 57 in number were arrested when they were misled to take part in peace and reconciliation meeting and then they were rounded up and put in jail. The court in Jigjiga did not give them the chance to have witnesses testified on behalf of them and against the injustice before being convicted of organizing the fighting. They were blamed to carry out the skirmish in the locality of Yocale. The court did not hear any witness that the elders were not in the fighting and planning where they had initially blamed to carry out the organized killings. The local people were organizing themselves to fight back against the Liyu police that are killing left and right and looting the villages.
    Ten of these elders were handed a 25 year prison sentence whereas 32 others were sentenced to 15 years and two given five year sentences within two hours and without any process of rule of law. One of the elder men accused of being the mastermind of the plot in which the seven of Liyu police were killed was handed a life sentence. To add insult to injury, the local government has forced the elders to admit that they crossed the border from Somaliland. Simply, they share clan affiliation of Somalilander as all of other Somali clans have the same affinity with the ones who live in Djibouti, Somalia and North of Kenya. The local government is using an old tactic to export the crisis of its bad governance to other country. The 57 elders were taken back to the Central jail in Jigjiga where they are still languishing. The Federal government of Ethiopia is urged to interfere to stop this injustice.

  5. Belayneh
    | #5

    Thanks, for wonderful analissis. For those who have mind, there is widom. I want to coment that Yenesew is Lijusew, becouse as you explain, he is not harm any body, he was the humble sample to all of us to share our breaks to build the new stragle. Let this spark aweken us to stand together and firm. Please Dr. Write more, more and more wisdom !

  6. Rezene Kaddisaba
    | #6

    Gash Messay
    grand coalition among who? We have an opposition who understmate EPRDF from day 1 and we have a very sensitive rulling party which already is convinced – if opposition is given chance they will eradicate him from Ethiopia. So why don’t you, as you are a great opinion maker, focus on how to develop trust among the parties. EPRDF have proven in 2005 they can handle a democratic election ( Eth standard); its time for the opposition to do thier part. By the way – the people already sacrificed in 2005 for the opposition – don’t expect that to happen agiain.

  7. Dawi
    | #7

    Sooner of later the government has to realize implementing the best economical system in the planet that may provide all the associated benefits to citizens will not solve all of our problems.

    One thing is certain; in the short run, the Meles Government can’t provide folks as much money and higher standard of living than the Chinese rule is giving China.

    As we follow in recent months, many Tibetan monks and nuns have set themselves ablaze to protest China’s rule in Tibet. Obviously it is not for lack of money and development. Chinese economy is second to none.

    Never the less, the Chinese government rules out reconciliation with Dalai Lama.

    They consider the Dalai Lama as a back word element and a non existent influence on the young Tibetans. The fact is no amount of financial gain is stopping the youth from being alienated and many are showing their resentment lately by Self-immolation. Chinese officials claim that the protests are sponsored by the Dalai Lama.

    I have not seen Ethio Government officials response yet but, as Prof. Messay pointed the Government Media is calling Yenesaw’s act the result of mental illness and at the same time attacking the diaspora opposition media for disseminating the self-immolation news.

    As the Chinese are finding out money and development can’t buy loyalty of people but negotiation and reconciliation with the Dalai Lama may win the hearts and minds of the youth to ultimately help them make up their own minds.

    It is probably a lot less costly than all the security measures and of media jamming etc. these governments waste their money on.

  8. Girum
    | #8


    The response given by the TPLF regime to the tragic self-immolation death of Yenesew is even by far very very very …………tragic and amazing in Ethiopian history.
    I was very sorry by the very incident and even had the very thought of why the guy chooses to sacrifice him self? I mean with my mentality in that whether we, as Ethiopians, even really as such deserve such sacrifice. I mean even with the mentality in that do we even have a sane human collection or personalities of incumbent regime that can understand the very implications and messages conveyed in such prominent event. Yes sanity or insanity is such a relative term or essence and hence it does not have as such an absolute yardsticks or references and hence it is some how controversial. However, the very track record of Yenesw is indeed very evident in that his motives are totally political whether he is sane or insane.አቶ መለስና ወያኔ የኔ ሰው የአእምሮ በሽተኛ ነበር ማለታቸው እራሳቸው አቶ መለስና ወያኔ ምን አይነት የአእምሮ ሁኔታ ላይ እንዳሉ ቁልጭ አድርጎ የሚያሳይ ነገር ነው፡፡እድሜ ለአቶ መለስና ወያኔ በእርግጥ በአሁኑ ወቅት ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ እንደ ድሮው ባለ አይነተ ጤነኛ ሰው አለ እንዴ?እሺ የእኔ ሰው የአእምሮ በሽተኛ ነው እንበል ለመሆኑ እረ የአእምሮ በሽተኛ ወይንም እብድ ከሌላው ጤነኛ ነው ከሚባለው ሰው በተሻለ ደፍሮ ያለፍርሃትና ያለመሸማቀቅ በውስጡ ያለውን ያመነበትን እውነት እንደሚናገር አቶ መለስና ወያኔ እስከ ዛሬ አያውቁም ማለት ነው?ነገሩ ሁሉ እንደዚህ ከሆነ አሁን በቃ ሁላችንም እያበድን መሆን አለበት ማለት ነው፡፡አቶ መለስም እኮ እራሳቸው ፓርላማ ውስጥ የድሮ ተቃዋሚ ፓርቲ ሰዎች አንዳንድ ጊዜ ያሳብዷቸው ነበር፡፡ታዲያ ለዚህም አይደል እንዴ አቶ መለስ “እስካሁን በዚህ የውሸት ምርጫና ዲሞክራሲ የሚባል ነገር የተነሳ እነዚህ የተረገሙና ነዝናዛ ተቃዋሚ የሚባሉት ሰዎች ሰላሜንና ጤናዬን ሲነሱኝ ኖረዋል ከዚህ በኋላ ግን ፓርላማ ውስጥ አንድም ድርሽ እንዳይሉ ማድረግ አለብኝ::” ብለው አንድም ተቃዋሚ ፓርላማ እንዳይገባ ያደረጉት፡፡ዛሬ ተመስገን ነው ፓርላማ ውስጥ አቶ መለስ እረፍታቸውን የሚያደርጉበት ሁለተኛው የመደበሪያና የመዝናኛ ቦታቸው ለመሆን በቃ፡፡ዛሬ እንደ ድሮው ፓርላማ ውስጥ ሃሳባቸውን የሚፈታተናቸውና የሚያበሳጫቸው ተቃዋሚ የለም በተቃራኒው እሳቸው እንዳይከፋቸውና ደስ እንዲላቸው የሚጨነቅና እንደ ፋብሪካ እቃ በእሳቸው አስተሳሰብ የተቀረፀ ተመሳሳይ አስተሳሰብ ያለው የራሳቸው ጋሻ ጃግሬ የፓርላማ አባላት ናቸው ያሉትና እና ታዲያ ምን ነክቷቸው ነው አቶ መለስ የኔሰውን የአእምሮ በሽተኛ ነው ያስባሉት?
    ድሮ ድሮ ውንጀላ እየተፈበረከ አንድ ጊዜ ሙስና ሌላ ጊዜ ህገ-መንግስቱንና ህገ-መንግስታዊ ስርዓቱንና ተቋማትን በሀይል ለማፈራረስ የሚል ምክንያት ይሰጥ ነበር፡፡እስካሁን በቅርቡ ባለው ደግሞ አቶ መለስንና የእሳቸውን ስርዓት የሚቃወም ሁሉ አሸባሪ እየተባለ እስር ቤት እየተወረወረ ነው፡፡በቃ አሁን አቶ መለስ አንድ ሌላ ሁለተኛ እፁብ ድንቅ የሆነ ምክንያት በቅርብ አገኙ ወይንም ፈጠሩ ማለት ነው፡፡ይህ በራሱ ለሳይንስና ቴክኖሎጂ ኮሚሽን ቀርቦ የፈጠራ መብት ወይንም ፓተንት የሚያሰጥ መሆን አለበት፡፡ከዚህ በኋላ ደግሞ ሌላ ምክንያት ተገኘ ማለት ነው፡፡የአእምሮ በሽተኛ!!!በቃ አማኑኤል ሆስፒታል በደንብ መደራጀትና መስፋፋት አለበት ማለት ነው፡፡ምክንያቱም በቃ ከዚህ በኋላ ቃሊቲ ሳይሆን አማኑኤል ሆስፒታል ነው ማለት ነው ተቃዋሚ ሃይል ሁሉ የአእምሮ በሽተኛ እየተባለ የሚታጎረው፡፡ትልቁ ችግር አቶ መለስና ወያኔ ሲያብዱ እኛ ላይ የተለያየ ችግር በመፍጠር ማለትም ወይ በማሰር ወይ ከሀገር በማሰደድ ወይ ኑሮን ያለልክ በማስወደድ ወይንም ደግሞ እኛን እብድ እያሉ እየጠሩ እኛን በማሰቃየት ወደ ውጪ Extrovert በመሆን ይገልፁታል፡፡በተቃራኒው እኛ ደግሞ ስናብድ ይህንን የምንገለፅበት አካሄድ ወደ ውስጥ በማተኮር Introvert በመሆን እራሳችንን እንደ አያልሰው ማቃጠል ወይንም በየመንገዱ ለብቻ መለፍለፍ ወይንም በሌላ አይነት እራሳችንን በሚጎዳ አይነት መንገድ መሆኑ ነው፡፡ስለ ሀገራችንና ህዝባችን ስናወራ ይህ አይነት አጠቃላይ ፖለቲካዊ መነስኤዎችና አንድምታዎች እናዳሉ ሆነው በተጨማሪ ግን ለየት ባለ መንገድ ይህ አይነት አሳዛኝ ክስተትና አካሄድ ግን ዘለቄታዊ በሆነ መልኩ ስነ-ልቦናዊ ጥናት ሁሉ የሚፈልግ ይመስለኛል፡፡እዚህ ላይ ውድ ኢትዮጵያውያን ወገኖቼ ልብ ልንል የሚገባን አንድ ነገር አለ፡፡ይኸውም አቶ መለስና ወያኔ ስልጣንና ጥቅም አቅላቸውን አሳጥቶ በጣሙን ያሰከራቸው ስለሆኑ በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መልክ በእኛ በኢትዮጵያውያን ላይ ከሚያደረሱብን እጅግ ጥልቅና ዘርፈ ብዙ ተፅእኖዎችና አሻጥሮች ውስጥ አንዱ ስነ-ልቦናዊ ጫና ወከባና መደናገርን መፍጠር ነው፡፡This is what is called as “Psychological Controlling through Psychological Conditioning”. And with this sort of very insidious scheme and approach they want to induce what is called as “Learned Helplessness” in to the populace. Refer the following regarding “Learned Helplessness””
    Therefore we innocent majority Ethiopians are some how intricately psychologically and morally crippled, disempowered and trapped by the organized oppressive mafia style leadership of Weyane and hence we are some how experiencing this sort of tragic psychological trauma called “Learned Helplessness”. Therefore, in addition to the political aspect we also better address the same psychological, emotional and mental aspect of the over all event and situation in Ethiopia based on our very humanity and its dynamism. Why we failed and can not as such express our anger and resentment in extrovert ways rather than introvert ways? It is better that we understand that Ato Meles and TPLF thug are such sick and insane peoples and like wise due to their sick and insane governance for the last 20 years they have been making us some how sick and insane like wise. Why we are crippled to this extent to become so introvert rather than extrovert? Because Ato Meles and TPLF are some how arrogant and ignorant this INTROVERT act of the populace is even considered as cowardice that arises from their contrary heroism and bravery manifested in such abusive ways.
    የአቶ መለስና የወያኔ አገዛዝ እጅግ በጣም አስከፊነትና መሰሪነት መገለጫውም አንዱ በአርአያ ስላሴ የተፈጠርንና የተከበርን ሰብአዊ ፍጡር እንደመሆናችን መጠን ከአፈናውና ከጭቆናው የተነሳ እራሳችንን እንዴት አድርገን ወደ ውጪ በተገቢው መልክ መግልፅ እንዳለብን ማለመደረጉ በዚህም የተነሳ ግራ እንድንጋባ ሆነና በዚህ አይነት አሳዛኝ መልክ እራሳችንን ቤንዚን አርከፍክፈን እንድናቃጥል ሆነ፡፡ይህ በኢትዮጵያችን ታሪክ እጅግ አሳፋሪውና አሳዛኙ ክስተት ነው፡፡የአቶ መለስ የቅጥረኝነትና የባንዳነት አንዱ ተልእኮ ደግሞ ማንነቷና ክብሯን ጠብቃ ለዘመናት ለውጪ ተስፋፊ ወራሪዎች በፈጣሪ እርዳታ ጭምር አልገዛም አልንበረከክም ያለችን ታሪካዊ ሀገርና ህዝብ በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መንገድ ማደህየት፣ ማሸማቀቅ፣ማዳቀቅ፣ማዋረድና በራስ መተማመን እንዳይኖር አንገት ማስደፋት እንደሆነ እየተረዳነው የመጣ እውነታ ነው፡፡በኢትዮጵያዊነቴ ማፈርና ማዘን ከጀመርኩ ብዙ ጌዜ ሆኖኛል፡፡ይህ ክስተት ደግሞ የበለጠ እንዳፍርና እንዳዝን እያደረገኝ ነው፡፡በእውነቱ የየኔ ሰው አሳዛኝ ክስተት እጅግ የተምታታ ስሜትን የሚፈጥር ነገር ነው፡፡የኔ ሰው ለእኛ ለኢትዮጵያውያን እንደ ሰብዓዊ ፍጡርና እንደ ዜጋ ትልቅ የህሊና እዳና የቤት ስራ እየሰጠን ነው ያለው፡፡የኔ ሰው ለእኛ ለኢትዮጵያውያን ያለንበትን አጠቃላይ ሁኔታ ጥልቀትና ስፋት እየነገረን ነው፡፡
    እራሱን በዚህ መልክ ማቃጠሉንና የተከበረችና መተኪያ የሌላት ውድ ህይወቱን ማጥፋቱን ብዙም የማልደግፍ ወይንም እቃወም የነበረው በውስጤ ከተሰማኝ ጥልቅ የመጠቃት ስሜት በመነጨ ጭምር ነበር፡፡ምክንያቱም በተለመደው አካሄድ ከፍትህና ከሞራል አንፃር በሌላው እብሪተኛ አካል ኢፍትሃዊ በሆነ መልክ በደል የደረሰበትና የተጠቃ አንድ ተበዳይ አካል ይህንን ኢፍትሃዊ ድርጊት መልሶ መቃወምና መታገል የሚገባው በደልና ኢፍትሃዊነት ያደረሰበትን እብሪተኛ አካል መልሶ በመቅጣት ወይንም በመበቀል መሆን ነበረበት፡፡የኔ ሰው ግን ይህንን ሳይሆን ያደረገው በተቃራኒው በራሱ ላይ የሞት ፍርድ ነበር የፈረደው፡፡አሁን በአካል የሞተው የኔ ሰው ቢሆንም በተቃራኒው ግን ይህንን አሳዛኝ ክስተትና ታሪክ ለወደፊት በመተባበርና በመተማመን ለመቀየር እስካልቻልን ድረስ እኛም መላው ኢትዮጵያውያን አሁን የእሱ እዳ ያለብን በመንፈስና በቁም የሞትን ህዝቦችና ዜጎች ነን ማለት ነው፡፡የኔሰው በዚህች ሀገር ውስጥ በጥልቀትና በስፋት ከተንሰራፋው ከዚህ አይነት አሳዛኝና አሳፈሪ ሁኔታ ጋር ለመቀጠል ባለመፈለጉና ባለመቻሉ በራሱ ላይ ይህንን አይነት የመጨረሻ አማራጭ ፍርድ ፈረደ፡፡እኛስ ሰምና ወርቅ ሆነን ከዚህ አይነት አሳዛኝና አሳፈሪ ሁኔታ ጋር መቀጠል አለብን?
    እንግዲህ ከዚህ በኋላ እኛ እራሳችንን በዚህ አይነት መልክ ማጥፋት ልንቀጥል አይገባንም፡፡በተቃራኒው ይህንን አይነት የየኔሰውን አሳዛኝና አሳፋሪ(አሳፋሪነቱ ለየኔሰው ሳይሆን እንደ ሀገርና እንደ ህዝብ ለራሳችን ለእኛ ለኢትዮጵያውያን ማለት ነው) ክስተት ያመጣብንን ስርዓት በተገቢው አካሄድ ሁሉ ተባብረን ለአንዴና ለመጨረሻ ጊዜ ማስወገድ ነው፡፡አቶ መለስና ወያኔ ለዚህ አሳዛኝ ክስተት የሰጡት ምላሽ ደግሞ ከበፊቱ በደል ያሁኑ በደል ይባስ እንደሚባለው አይነት ነው፡፡የዳዊት ልጅ አምሎን ድንግል ከሆነችው ከአባቱ ልጅ ከእህቱ ትእማር ጋር ሰይጣናዊ ፍቅር ያዘውና እንደምንም ብሎ በዘዴ አታሎ እርካሽ የስጋ ፈቃዱን አስገድዶ ከፈፀመ በኋላ ወዲያውኑ በድርጊቱም ሳይፀፀት ሂጅልኝ ብሎ እያገጣበረ ክብሯን አዋርዶ አባረራት፡፡ትእማርም በዚህ እጅግ በጣም አዝና “ከበፊቱ በደልህ ያሁኑ በደልህ እጅግ የከፋ ሆነ::” አለች ይባላል፡፡የአቶ መለስና የወያኔም ድርጊትም ከዚህ ጋር የሚመሳሰል ነገር ነው፡፡እነዚህ ሰዎች በስልጣንና በጥቅም ከልክ በላይ የሰከሩና ያበዱ የኢትጵያዊነት ወግና ለዛ እንጥፍጣፊውም የሌላቸው ምን አይነት ነውረኞችና አረመኔዎች እንደሆኑ የሚያሳይ ነገር ነው፡፡ፕሮፌሰር መሳይም ከዚህ በፊት የድርድር ማኒፌስቶ ገለመሌ እያሉ ነገሮችን በከንቱ እየደከሙና እያወሩ ያሉት ድርድር የሚባለው ነገር ከምን አይነት ሃይል ጋር እንደሆን በቅጡ የተረዱ አይመስለኝም ወይንም ተረድተውና እውነታውን አምነው ነገር ግን ለህሊናቸው መገዛት አልፈለጉም፡፡
    I really can not dare or has the moral courage to judge Yenesew as to how and why he feels deep inside to commit such ‘tragic’ self-immolation act. For God’s sake he happened to do such tragic act. But deep, deep inside I really feel in that we majority Ethiopians are so disgraced and abused by the incumbent racist, corrupt and irresponsible mafia-style and client-regime governance. And in deed such inhuman and unrefined vulgar response by the incumbent regarding Yenesew is even more insulting, abusive, tragic and amazing than the very incident. And I want to assert one thing to Ato Meles. Every human being has some sort of his/her truth or faith inside for which s/he can get insane or mad in belief.በቅዱስ መፅሀፍ ውስጥ ታላቁ ሃዋርያው ቅዱስ ፓውሎስ እንዲህ ብሎ ነበር፡፡ “የፈለገውን ያህል በስጋዬ ብሰደድ፣ብንገላታ፣ብራብ፣ብታረዝ ወዘተ ግድ አይለኝም ነገር ግን እኔን ዘወትር የሚያስጨንቀኝና የሚያሳስበኝ ጉዳይ ግን የአብያተ-ክርስቲያናት ነገር ነው፡፡ስለዚህም የአብያተ- ክርስቲያናትን ነገር ሳስብ እንዳበደ ሰው ያናግረኛል::” ነበር ያለው፡፡ስለዚህም እብደት ሁሉ ሁልጊዜ በመጥፎ የሚተረጎምና ወጥ የሆነ አንድ አይነት መንፈስ ያለው ነገር አይደለም፡፡ስለዚህም ጤናማ መንፈስ ያለው እብደት አለ ጤናማ ያልሆነ መንፈስ ያለው እብደት አለ፡፡
    አቶ መለስ ዜናዊ ሆይ እርስዎንና መሰሎችዎን ለከት ያጣ ስልጣንና ጥቅም አሳብዷችኋል፡፡የኔሰውና እኛን ደግሞ በእርስዎ አስከፊ አገዛዝ የተነሳ በገዛ ሀገራችን ተረግጠን ፍትህና ነፃነት ተነፍገን የበይ ተመልካችና ከሁለተኛ ዜጋ በታች ሆኖ ተዋርዶና ተገፍቶ መኖርና መሰደድ አዎ አሳብዶናል፡፡
    ስለ እብደት ከተወራም ይህንን ያህል የማይታወቅና የሚደበቅ ነገር የለም እውነታው ይህ ነውና፡፡
    ስለዚህም አቶ መለስ ዜናዊ ሆይ እርስዎ ያለ አግባብ በሃይልና በማጭበረበር የተቆናጠጡት ስልጣንና ከዚህም ጋር ተያይዞ ያለው በማጭበርብርና በዝርፊያ የሚገኘው እልፍ አእላፍ የተለያየ ጥቅማ ጥቅም ይህንን ያህል አቅልዎትን አሳጥቶ እያሰከርዎትና እያሳበድዎት ካለ በተቃራኒው ይህ የራስዎና የመሰሎችዎ የስልጣንና የጥቅም ስካርና እብደት ባስከተለው አስከፊ የኑሮ ውድነት ግፍና በደል እየተፈፀመበት በአስከፊ የጭቆና አገዛዝዎት ተረግጦ ያለው ፍትህና ነፃነት ያጣው እንደ የኔሰው አይነት ኢትዮጵያዊ አእምሮው ተነክቶ እንደ እርስዎ አባባል የአእምሮ በሽተኛ ቢሆንና ቢያብድስ ምን ይደንቃል?ነገሩን ለማጣመም ለማናናቅና ለመሸፋፈን ተብሎ እንደ እርስዎ አባባል በተሰጠው ምክንያት እንሂድና እንደ የኔሰው አይነት ኢትዮጵያዊ አእምሮው ተነክቶ የአእምሮ በሽተኛ የሆነውና እራሱንም እንዲያቃጥል እየሆነ ያለው ዋና ምክንያት እኮ የእርሰዎ አስከፊ ዘረኛና ጨቋኝ ስርዓት ምክንያት ነው፡፡በመንግስትዎ(ለነገሩ ባሁኑ ሰዓት ብቸኛው ፈላጭ ቆራጭ አምባገነን መንግስት እራስዎ ብቻ ነዎት) የተሰጠው አሳፋሪና አሳዛኝ ምላሽ በራሱ ከየኔሰው ያለፈ ታሪክ ጋር ሲያያዝ ከበስተጀርባ ያለውን የአገዛዝዎትን አስከፊ ማንነት ፍንትው አድርጎ የሚያሳይ ነው፡፡According to your “give and take” motto, dear Ato Meles let me give you something and give me another thing in return. For the time being give me and let me take the mentality or idea regarding your allegation that Yenesew is insane and for that matter even we majority Ethiopians are also insane. Then like wise take my mentality and belief regarding you Ato Meles and your TPLF thug that you are also insane. And hence then Yes indeed we are insane because we are very very much abused, oppressed, dehumanized, betrayed, plundered…….by you and your racist, corrupt and irresponsible mafia-style and client-regime style governance that has caused such an amazing and tremendous destruction and chaos for this historical nation-state. Where as to the opposite yes indeed you are very very much insane for your undeserved and unbridled lust for power and its associated undeserved benefits, and in fact a power that is utilized mainly to abuse, oppress, dehumanize, betray, plunder and create such destruction and chaos for this historical Nation-State. And hence I assert you Ato Meles and all TPLF thug members the following. No surprise as such that we are all insane. However, YOUR insanity manifested externally is out of sheer underling insanity and guilt inside but OUR insanity manifested externally is out of sheer sanity and innocence inside.That is the difference.
    God Bless Ethiopia!!!

  9. Kitaw
    | #9

    EPRDF is a party of thieves. There is no need for coalition with EPRDF thieves. It is also impractical, EPRDF is looking for pupets like hailemariam dummies like all members of the parliament and surrogates like lidetu.

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