Birtukan backs new EU democracy initiative By Abebe Gellaw

December 3rd, 2011 Print Print Email Email

Ethiopian pro-democracy icon Birtukan Mideksa has joined forces with prominent leaders around the world to endorse the European Endowment for Democracy (EED).

In an endorsement petition sent to the European Union and member states, Birtukan enthusiastically supported EED, which is under formation with a view to promoting the struggle for democracy and freedom around the world. With her endorsement to the initiative, Birtukan joined hands with eminent individuals including former Czech president Vaclav Havel, Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, former Polish president Lech Walesa, former Polish Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki and Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment for Democracy.

“We, who have struggled for freedom and democracy, wish to express our unequivocal support for the initiative to establish a European Endowment for democracy. The winds of change in North Africa demonstrated that the need for democratization, freedom and full-fledged civil society is universal,” the signatories stated.

They further noted that the prospect for a democratic transition across the world, from Belarus to Zimbabwe, remains fragile and need to be supported. “Under no circumstances can we let down all those who have risked their lives struggling for democracy.

Shortcomings of existing EU’s democracy and governance funding mechanisms cannot be an excuse for not supporting strongly enough courageous activists,” they noted.
Birtukan told Addis Voice that she supports the EED initiative as it would add impetus to the struggle for freedom, democracy and justice around the world. “One of the reasons why there is a democratic deficit in many countries around the world including my own country Ethiopia is because there is no sufficiently robust support mechanism for freedom movements around the world. There is widespread indifference, double-standard and lack of empathy among democratic governments in the West that can make huge differences if they seriously commit resources and take practical actions to boost the struggle of people suffering under tyrannical regimes,” she said.

Birtukan expressed hope that EED, would significantly buttress independent media initiatives, democratic elections, civil society organizations and most importantly efforts to free nations from the scourges of dictatorship, which is a backward system of governance that must have no place in the 21st century.

A 2011 Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy, Birtukan, has been re-committing herself, after suffering greatly in jails and solitary confinement, to her struggle for freedom and dignity. Last month, she took part in Amnesty International’s Write for Rights initiative.

In a letter Amnesty sent out to millions people around the world, Birtukan wrote: “I was arrested in 2005 after my political party participated in protests disputing the results of the elections. Security forces responded to the public outcry with deadly force, shooting dead 193 people and wounding 765 others. I committed no crime. I was targeted solely for peacefully expressing my political views.”

She reminded activists around the world that words are very powerful and urged them to keep the good work alive. She appealed people across the world to take part in AI’s letter writing campaign, Write for Rights initiative.

At a candlelight vigil held recently in front of the White House, Birtukan made a rousing speech. She emphasized on the need to speak out against repressions and human rights abuses in Ethiopia. “Those who oppress us may think that we will not be heard. But we will be heard and should keep on raising our voices.” She demanded the unconditional release of journalists and activists who have been charged with fabricated “terrorism” offences in the latest round of show trial in Ethiopia.

  1. aha!
    | #1

    For Ethiopia dismantling ethnic federalism, secessionism and to totaliarinism comes first to pave the way for individual freedom, liberty and equality and to allow for capitatalism and democracy to take a foot hold in Ethiopia. This notion of the pro-democracy movement initiated in a press release five years ago in a country which has the policy of economic development before democracy lacks depth of perception that the struggle in Ethiopia is a struggle for freedom of the individual from the the three ideologies and the prevalent autocratic, ethnicratic rule be it majority and Democracy is initiated by the free individuals associations to form a party and/or parties where the free individuals put a party to govern by the consent of the governed but not from the current set of political parties on ethnic based agenda directly and indirectely supporting ethnic federalism , secessionism and totaliarinism. These ideologies have served as anti-thesis to capitalism and democracy as well as to individual freedom, liberty and equality from superceding ethnic and secessionist rights, I reiterate. Democracy is not a commodity to be imported from the west, but is created fromwithin, and yet may simulate the Noth America and Western Europe for its authenticity in terms of the individual freedom, lberty and equality being the norm, devoid of ethnic based politics and or policies.

  2. Mengistu Teshale
    | #2

    It is a blessing to have Burtukan back in active political life after the sadistic and narcissistic tyrant tried to break her sprit. In my eyes this is a huge victory in itelsf.
    May God bless you Birtu.
    Your eternal admirer,
    MT

  3. aha!
    | #3

    Correction majority or minority ethnic rule ……
    Please add the phrase in the second to the last sentence “as well as restore Ethiopian Nationalism and the sovereignity of Ethiopia”.

  4. Anonymous
    | #4

    GO Birtukan,you have done it before you can do it again.I believe that The people of Ethiopia are 100%with you.Keep up the good work.

  5. tewbel
    | #5

    Congratulations to W/ro Birtukan.

  6. Gigi
    | #6

    Aha, it is funny when you speak of individual rights speaking of who ever is found in Ethiopia to day is an Ethiopian.
    But how could it be so if they are against Ethiopia and Enemy of Ethiopia until today and how could it be so if they are not Ethiopians and they are on power over the country? And hurting every body els other than them selves? You can’t admit that we are in a sag? Or colony??? Come on Aha we know better. This whole thing about ethnic politics is not
    About Ethiopia and the Ethiopian people bur out siders and colonizers of the nation. So don’t make it sound like it is an Ethiopian angina. Our agenda is our country and people nothing els. When there was slavery in Ethiopia there was Arabs and so on who took territory’s of Ethiopia. Not to say slavery didn’t exist in Africa before colonizers and so on but
    Maybe not in our land Ethiopia.

    So your successionizem talk and all that staff does not belong to the real Ethiopia. Ethiopia is calm and still for ages, no
    Matter our difficulty’s. And we will over come the obstacles. Be a human being and march with us to a peaceful world.

    Gigi to Aha.

  7. Ferenj Lebaw
    | #7

    Now, Birtukan is working with ferenjis. Just like Meles worked with Carter. Is this a step up to future Gerdena? What are we going to hear tommorow? Hillary Clinton will bring down the servant ethiopian leader and put Birtukan in power? Are you all Ethiopians now days Gerdames? Meles is a Gerdame. Mubarek is a Gerdame. All those filthy arab kings are Gerdames. 99% of all African leaders are Gerdames. Just like it used to be in Colonization time! I thought Ethiopians were a little different than all these Gerdame lead countries. Maybe I am wrong. The Ferenj is a leba. When are you Ethiopians going to wake up?

  8. aha!
    | #8

    Gigi, thank you for rehashing the isue of ethnic federalism, secessionism and totaliarinism ideologies that do not lend themselves to capitalism and democracy as well as individual freedom, equality to surecede ethnic rights and secessionist rights. But I disagree with your misconception of my modular approach to resolving the humanitarian, economic and political crises in Ethiopia for the last 20 years.

    What I still reiterate for individuals like you and me need to be loyal to the Ethiopian tax payers rather to a party that is based on ethnic agenda, rather than national agenda, for us to think of ourselves as an Ethiopian first and our ethnicity second, with due respect to ones citizenship to Ethiopia no matter what in order to save Ethiopia from disintegration by way ethnic fereralism and secessionism and indulge in private ownership of land and properties by the silent, silenced but not silent majority of Ethiopians and engage the silent majority of Ethiopians in a non-violent uprising to freedom, liberty and equality as a precedent to a truly democratic country like in North America and Western Europe.

    I do not think you would disagree with that sort of comprehensive/ modular approach to resolving the humanitarian, economic and political crises in Ethiopia for the lat 20 years, because of the frame work of the constituion and its supporters, and the resultant unballanced power in the three branches of the government that allows the executive branch has on the parliament and the judiciary branches of the government.

  9. Fighter-Jet
    | #9

    No question that Birtukan Midhagsaa is doing her given job of the Oromo liberation movement. Not only she, even all the currently ongoing Oromian Students’ movement is part and parcel of the Oromo liberation movement (our Fighter-Jet). I think we can present our Fighter-Jet as an airkraft with the differentiated three parts of its left-wing, with its centeral body and with differentiated three parts of its right-wing. The skilled pilot of the fighter-Jet is, of course, our famous mindset of bilisummaa (of freedom), the OLF. I would like to personify all the parts of the aircraft with the following prominent Oromo nationalists:

    - Nagaaso Gidaada of the far-left, who tries to achieve through his UDJ party an integrative Oromia = the whole Ethiopia, without necessarily having an autonomous core Oromia within Ethiopia. All individuals and institutions with such goal can be classified here.

    - Marara Guddina of the middle-left, who once said “Oromian national autonomy within Ethiopian federation is not bad, but we don’t need to dye for it”; he was considering that even Gondar and other northern parts of the empire are part of Oromia; accordingly, he wants to realize either Nagaasso’s or Bulcha’s position per Oromo public referendum.

    - Bulcha Dammaqsa of the near-left, who wants to have an integrative Oromia in a form of an autonomous Oromian state within Ethiopian federation.

    - Fayyis Oromia of the centeral body, who is open for all the positions of the left (integrative Oromia) and the right (independent Oromia), as far as the determiners are the Oromo public at large per referendum.

    - Leenco Lata of the near-right, who advocates a nationally independent Oromia within a regional union of free nations in and around Ethiopia.

    - Daud Ibsa of the middle right, who is open for both Leenco’s and Galaasa’s position as long as the Oromo people will decide per referendum.

    - Galaasa Dilbo of the far-right, who strives to achieve an independent Oromia disregarding the possible regional union with the neighbouring nations, who are now living within Ethiopia.

    But, in order to accomodate the move of these different Oromo positions regarding our future type of sovereignty (walabummaa) of Oromia, we, Oromo nationalists, have to be able to concentrate on the common denominator of all the positions, i.e on bilisummaa (freedom) of the Oromo people. To comprehend what I do mean, we just need to compare the following interesting three concepts: secession, independence and sovereignty. Let me try to put the difference in short as follows:

    - secession needs the precondition of being legally part of one sovereign nation and being a minority nation at the periphery. Oromia has never been legally part of Ethiopia and it is neither a minority nation nor at periphery unlike Tigrai. So Oromia’s question is not per se a question of secession in this sense. This is the point, which Ob. Amin Jundi recently tried to explain to the Habesha elites.

    - independence is the liberation of an oppressed nation from the other oppressive one, as we do see in the attempt of some Oromo nationals like Ob Galaasaa trying to emancipate the occupied Oromia from the oppressive Abyssinia.

    - sovereignity is the right of the liberated and free nation to decide on the type of arrangement it wants, like the sovereignty of the Oromo nation to decide on its future, be it an independence within or without Ethiopia, per referendum; this seems to be what Oromo nationalists like Ob. Daud try to achieve.

    According to the right of the Oromo nation to its own bilisummaa and walabummaa, it is not wrong even if Ob. Amin or Gen. Kamal strives for the right of Oromo and Oromia WITHIN Ethiopia, as long as the determining factor is the result of the referendum. Thus, it is nice to see that our nationalists are bombarding tyranic Abyssinists from the three parts of our Fighter-Jet: Dr. Nagaaso, Dr. Marara and Ob Bulcha from the left part, Ob Fayyis Oromia and the likes from the central body, as well as Gen. Kamal, Ob. Daud and Ob Galaasaa from the right part.

    This is, of course very scary for the enemy of the Oromo nation. Important is that all the three parts do fight the enmey, but do not attack each other. In the currently ongoing rhetoric, I didn’t hear Ob Amin attacking the other factions of the OLF, but Ob Galaasaa seems not to recognize the move of others except his own faction. I would like to advise Ob Galaasa and his group to refrain from attacking other Oromo nationalists and try to target only the Woyane. Otherwise, it is clear that we do read a lot of Woyane criminal cadres camouflaging as Oromo in order to sow a discord among Oromo nationals by trying to support Ob Galaasaa and attack Ob Amin, as well a vice versa!

  10. Sam
    | #10

    EEd declared “we, who have struggled for freedom and democracy, wish to express our unequivocal support for the initiative to establish a European Endowment for democracy. The winds of change in North Africa demonstrated that the need for democratization, freedom and full-fledged civil society is universal.” Yes, the North Africa struggle demonstrated the need, in a sense, but not the possibility. The reason, as the media seemed to have portrayed it, was the impetus for struggle in North Africa was not technically driven by the need to implement democracy. The North Africa uprisings emanated because of the finacial stress millions of North Africans had felt. But they had no vision that democracy was the answer. It became fashionable now whenever we witnessed uprising to conclude that the people sought democrascy. Not neccessairly. Egypt now had elections, and the Muslim Brotherhood seemed to have won the majority. Not necessairly a democracy loving political entity. True, Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood is not as religious fanatics as other Muslim Brotherhoods in the region are. They know it is insane politically to teach about women wearing veils in this era. They are much more in tune with the time than Al Shab of Somalia, who are four hundred years behind the current time in their thinking. But I still refuse to believe the North Africa struggle serves as a model for the struggle for democracy. It is way far from it. A need to evict dictators from long-held power does not neccessairly equate with the need for democracy. The European Endowment for democracy should start their initiative with clarity. Reading the above article convinced me they really do not have the grasp about what is happening in the world today.

  11. Gigi
    | #11

    When the nights templars found America they wore saying that they found new Jerusalem. What was that new Jerusalem????? All the YAYAS???.. like JUDIA Russia, Britania, Ethiopia, Mongolia Asia, and so on? I believe so.
    May be so or was so at some point some time may be. But I have a question to Birtucan, what is your vision for Ethiopia? And are you really an Ethiopian? And how do you think things will go on and work with today’s Ethiopia?
    And if we don’t have an alternative to our freedom and security, what should we be doing? And what kind of Ethiopian or ethnic bas are you? Not to ask you a question you can’t answer because we are all mixed up but just in case that
    If you refer your self to one kind of Ethic Ethiopian or some sort. are you an Indian, just like may be
    Like Negasso Gidada and
    So on? And like many other Ethiopians who we think are Ethiopians but are not. Not to say an Indian or Asian can’t be
    And Ethiopian if he chooses too but….it takes ones with and love. Well you are an Ethiopian but I dont know if you really are, not to say you are not, I mean to say I don’t know. For all we know Meles looks like an Ethiopian but He is may be or indefinitely not an Ethiopian. So don’t be surprised if I say some thing wrong, even though it might not be wrong giving
    The possibilitys.

    If your heart is with us dear Birtucan we are with you no matter who you are. We know that the world is a mine field of brave people, great friend ship and leadership of responsible individuals. Who takes responsibility of the world up on their shoulders. This are the people who makes a difference in the world in a bad and good way because of their believe and interest to change the world to have what ever it matters to them and their are bad people like the Nazi and
    So on use their power to kill people if some body is in their ways, to avoid them so they won’t come to destruct their comfort, and blaming some body for distraction put up on them by some body els. They are
    some time they say that hurt them, how could that be so? People do crazy things some time let us not blame people
    In general of some doings.

    If we are smart enough not to understand the past, we should be smart enough to live our lives and do what we think is wright. No infant eats meet but some adults drink milk.

  12. Gigi
    | #12

    And not blame innocent people in general about any doings. Or what ever it is. If you didn’t do it you didn’t do it period.

  13. Gigi
    | #13

    But any how who are you dear Birtucan? Let’s say you took power tomorrow, are going to be disappointed again?.

  14. Gigi
    | #14

    Correction

    Birtucan, let’s say you took power tomorrow are you going to be disappointing to us again like the TPLF and EPRDF????

    I hope not. You know what we don’t ask for so many but about Ethiopia and Ethiopiawenet and our land and poeplles
    Security and freedom and prosperity and well-being and democracy respectively.

    Long live Ethiopia. Freedom and democracy to Ethiopia!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Gigi
    | #15

    Correction

    If we are not smart enough not to understand the past, we should be smart enough to live our lives and do what we think is wright” is what I meant to say on last paragraph of my second comment.

  16. Gigi
    | #16

    But any how dear people their are Nazis on the rise, may god crash them to the death. Who ever they are.

  17. ziydgorf
    | #17

    This brave woman is unstoppable;she clearly and laudly spoke to tthe world community and to the people of hers that until the struggle that she has joined right from the beginning agaisnt the enemy ends in victory,she will not step back an inch or less from the ongoing fight and stuggle against our common enemy,Zinawi and his regime.Period and that is it.

  18. Oda Tulu
    | #18

    Bravo Birtukan! God bless you for eternity.

  19. MELKAMU
    | #19

    Ferenj Lebaw you are so enlightened and awakened!!!
    I appreciate and agree with you 100%!!!

    WHY NOT OPPOSITIONS IN DIASPORA BETTER CONSULT ATO MELES HOW TO BETTER WORK AND DEAL WITH THE SO CALLED ፈረንጆች? BECAUSE HE HAS AMPLE AND BETTER EXPERIENCE THAN THEY DO HAVE. Oh God is it really your good will to give us such angels who will liberate us this way? If and only if it is your own good will for it to be so, then let it be.ምእራባውያን መንግስታት ፈረንጆች ለራሳቸው የሚመቻቸውን የእኛን አይነት የ3ኛውን አለም ሰው ለራሳቸው መሰሪ አላማና ፍላጎት እንዴት አድርገው መካብና ማስተካከል እንደሚችሉበት በጣም ተክነውበታል፡፡የዛሬን አያድርገውና አቶ መለስን አቶ ኢሳያስንና የዩጋዳውን ሙሰቬኒን ስልጣን ላይ እንደወጡ ሰሞን የቀድሞው የአሜሪካ ፕሬዚዳንት ቢል ክሊንተን ነሸጥ አድርጓቸው የአፍሪካ ተስፋ የሚጣልባቸው ወጣት ዲሞክራቶችና የመልካም አስተዳደር ባለተስፋዎች ብለው ሊሸልሙ እንደነበር ትዝ ይለኛል፡፡ምእራባውያን መንግስታት ዛሬ ደግሞ ከአቶ መለስ ጋር የሚኖራቸው የእከክልኝ ልከክልህ የኮንትራት ዘመን ሲያበቃ ወይንም ሊያበቃ ስለሆነ ሌላ ተተኪ አገልጋይ ማፈላለግና በምትኩ ስልጣን ላይ ማውጣት ግድ ይላቸዋል፡፡ምእራባውያን መንግስታት በተለይም አሜሪካኖች ዘላቂ ጥቅም እንጂ ዘላቂ ወዳጅ የሚባል ነገር አያውቁም፡፡ስለዚህም እንደፈለጉት ያህል ለራሳቸው አላማና ፍላጎት የ3ኛውን አለማት ፖለቲከኞች ተጠቅመው ጣእማቸው ሲያልቅ እንደ ማስቲካ መወርወርና በሌላ ትኩስ ማስቲካ መተካት የተለመደ ባህሪያቸው ነው፡፡ለዚህም ነው ከላይ በመግቢያዬ እነዚህን የውጪ ኢትዮጵያውያን ተቃዋሚ ነን የሚሉ ዲያስፖራ ፖለቲከኞች ከእናነተ በተሻለ ስለ ፈረንጆቹ የምእራባውያን መንግስታት ባህሪ አቶ መለስ ከልምድ ብዙ የበለጠ ነገር ያውቃሉና አቶ መለስን በተወሰነ ብታማክሩ ጥሩ ነው ያልኩት፡፡ቢያንስ እሳቸው ሳያውቁት የሰሩትን ስህተት እናንተ ላለመስራት ይጠቅማችኋልና ማለት ነው፡፡ምእራባውያን መንግስታት መቼም ጋዳፊን ከስልጣን ከገለበጡ በኋላ ለሊቢያና ህዝቦቿ መሪዎች የመረጡላት እዚያው ምእራቡ አለም እየከዱ ኑሯቸውን እዚያ ካደረጉ ባንዳና ከሀዲዎች ሊቢያውያን ፖለቲከኞች መልምለው ነው፡፡ይህ አይነት አካሄድ መቼም የተለመደ ዘይቤ ነው፡፡ከዲያስፖራው ፖለቲከኞቻችን አጠቃላይ ጥራዝ-ነጠቅ የፖለቲካ አስተሳሰብና እንቅስቃሴ እንደተረዳሁት ከሆነ ለኢትዮጵያም ተመሳሳይ ነገር ላለመሆኑ ምንም ማረጋገጫ የለም፡፡አጠቃላይ ያለው እንቅሰቃሴም ሰልጣን ላይ ያለውን ሀገራዊ አመራር ከስልጣን አስወግዶ በምትኩ ለአለም አቀፉ ግሎባል ካፒታሊስት ስርዓት(ኒዎ-ሊበራሊዝም) የሚመች እስከሆነ ድረስ ይህንን ዋና ተልእኮና አለማ የሚያስቀጥል ሌላ አመራር መተካት እንደሆነ ፀሀይ የሞቀው ያደባባይ ሚስጥር ነው፡፡ብዙዎቹ የዘመናችን ጥራዝ-ነጥቅ ፖለቲከኞቻችን ደግሞ ዲሞክራሲ የሚባለውን መከረኛ የፈሽን ቃል ከፈረንጆቹ ተቀብለው እንደወረደ እንደበቀቀን ከመለፍለፍ ውጪ የአለም አቀፉን ግሎባል ካፒታሊስት ስርዓት ታሪካዊና ተጨባጭ ሁኔታና በተያያዥነት ያለውን በየሀገራት የውስጥ ያለውን የኢኮኖሚ አወቃቀርና ተፈጥሯዊ ባህሪና ስርዓት አንስተው ለመነጋገርና ለማብራራት ፍላጎትም ሆነ አላማ ያላቸው አይመስልም፡፡ከዚህ በመነጨም ፈረንጆቹም ይህንን የእኛን የተለመዱ ፖለቲከኞችና ምሁራን ጥራዝ ነጠቅነትና የብስለት ደረጃ በደንብ ስለተረዱ ዲሞክራሲ የምትለውን አማላይ ቃል በየድርጅቶቻቸው ስም ውስጥ እየተጠቀሙ በደንብ ያልበሰሉትን ፖለቲከኞቻችንንና ምሁራኖቻችንን ለራሳቸው ድብቅ አላማና ፍላጎት ሲሉ መጠቀሚያ እያደረጓቸው ነው፡፡ፈረንጆቹ እንደሆኑ ምንጊዜም ቢሆን ለራሳቸው ዘላቂ ጥቅምና አላማ ሊያመቻቹና ሊጠቀሙበት የሚፈልጉትን የእንደኛ አይነት ታዳጊ ሀገር ፖለቲከኛና ምሁር መካብና ማዳነቅ ልማዳቸው ነው፡፡
    የብርቱካንም ጉዳይ ከዚህ ውጪ እንደማይሆን እጅጉን በጣሙን እጠራለሁኝ፡፡NED (National Endowment For Democracy) የሚባለው NGO የሆነ የአሜሪካ ድርጅት በዲሞክራሲ ሽፋን በአለም ላይ በተለይም በታዳጊ ሀገራት የውስጥ ችግር ውስጥ በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መልክ በመግባት ለራሱ ፖለቲካዊና ኢኮኖሚያው ፍላጎትና አላማ ሲል የሚፈተፍት NGO ነው፡፡European Endowment for Democracy (EED) የአውሮፓው በመሆን የሚያገለግልና ምናልባትም ደግሞ ከዚሁ NED ጋር ትስስር ያለውና የዚሁ NED ግልባጭ ነው የሚሆነው፡፡እንግዲህ እኛ 3ኛው ዓለም ታዳጊ ሀገራትና እንዲሁም እኛን ኢትዮጵያውያንን ከተተበተብንበት ስር የሰደደና ዘርፈ ብዙ ችግር የምንላቀቀው ፖለቲከኞቻችንና ምሁራኖቻችን ከእንደዚህ አይነት NGO ድርጅቶች ጋር እየሰሩ ነው ማለት ነው፡፡እጅግ በጣም የሚገርመውና የሚያሳዝነው ደግሞ አንዳንድ ፖለቲከኞቻችንና ምሁራኖቻችን የራሳቸውን የግል ስኬት ልክ ሀገራዊ ስኬት እንደሆነ በተሳሳተ መልክ መረዳታቸውና ማቅረባቸው ነው፡፡ብርቱካን ከእንደዚህ አይነት ድርጅቶች ጋር በመስራት ድሮ ከነበራት የግል ህይወት ብዙ የተሻለ ነገር ልታገኝ ትችል ይሆናል፡፡እሰየው ይህ ጥሩ ነው፡፡ነገር ግን ይህንን የግል ጉዳይ ግን ከሀገርና ከትውልድ አጠቃላይ መፃኢ እድል አላማና ፍላጎት ጋር ማምታታት ግን በሀገርና በትውልድ እንደመቀለድ ይቆጠራል፡፡
    የ3ኛው አለም ሀገራትና ድሃ ህዝቦች ከእንደዚህ አይነት ድርጅቶች ጋር በሚሰሩ ተለጣፊና ቅጥረኛ ፖለቲከኞች አማካኝነት እውነተኛ ነፃነታቸውን ከቶውንም ቢሆን ሊያገኙ አይችሉም፡፡ስልጣን ጥቅምና ገንዘብ የብዙዎቻችንን የ3ኛ አለም ሀገራት ምሁራንና ፖለቲከኞች የሀገራችንንና የህዝባችንን ዘላቂ የሆነ የህልውናና የደህንነት መሰረትና ጥቅም አሳልፈን በይልኝታና በአደርባይነት እንድንሰጥ እያደረገን ያለ ነገር እንደሆነ ይታወቃል፡፡አንዱ በተቃዋሚው ጎራ ያለውን ሃይል እያኮለሸና የማይረባ እንዲሆን እያደረገ ያለው የአቶ መለስና የወያኔ ጉዳይ ብቻ ሳይሆን ከዚህ የግል ህይወት ጋር በተያያዘ ያለው ስልጣን ጥቅምና ገንዘብ ጭምር ነው፡፡ሀገርንና ህዝብን ነፃ የማውጣት ትግል ከተራ የፖለቲካ እውቀትና አስተሳሰብ በዘለለ እጅግ ቀናኢነትን የመንፈስ ጥንካሬንና የእምነት ፅናትን ጭምር የሚጠይቅ ፈታኝ ነገር ነው፡፡እንደ NED ያሉ የምእራባውያን መንግስታት NGO ድርጅቶች በ3ኛው አለም የፖለቲካ ጣጣ ውስጥ በመግባት ስልጣን ላይ ያለውን አገዛዝ የማይፈልጉት ከሆነ ተቃዋሚ ናቸው ከሚባሉ ሃይሎች ጋር ሁሉ በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መንገድ በቅርበት በመስራት የሀገራት የውስጥ ጣጣ ውስጥ እየገቡ እንደሚፈተፍቱ የታወቀ ነገር ነው፡፡እንደነዚህ አይነት የምእራባውያን መንግስታት NGO ድርጅቶች ሀብታም በሆነው በካፒታሊስቱ መደብ የገንዘብ የእውቀትና የሌላም ከፍተኛ ድጋፍ እየተደረገላቸው ዋና አላማቸውም ዲሞክራሲ በሚል ሽፋን የአለም አቀፉን ግሎባል ካፒታሊስት ሲስተም ወይንም ስርዓት አላማ ፍላጎት ህልውናና ደህንነት በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መንገድ ማስጠበቅ ነው፡፡እንደተረዳሁት ከሆነ የብዙዎቹ የሀገራችን ፖለቲከኞችና ምሁራን ትልቁ ችግር ዲሞክራሲና ነፃነት በሚለው ነገር ላይ ያላቸው የተዛባና የተምታታ አመለካከት ነው፡፡ነፃነት በዋናነት ሁለት አይነት ነው፡፡ፖለቲካዊ ነፃነትና ኢኮኖሚያዊ ነፃነት ናቸው፡፡ሁለቱም የማይነጣጠሉ የአንድ ሳንቲም ሁለት ገፅታዎች ናቸው፡፡የሰው ልጅ በአርዓያ ስላሴ የተፈጠረ ክቡር ፍጡር እንደመሆኑ መጠን ስጋዊና መንፈሳዊ ፍላጎት አለው፡፡የፖለቲካ ነፃነት በዋናነት መንፈሳዊ ፍላጎትን የሚመለከት ሲሆን ኢኮኖሚያዊ ነፃነት ደግሞ በዋናነት ስጋዊ ፍላጎትን የሚመለከት ቁሳዊ ነገር ነው፡፡ስለዚህም ሰው የሃሳብና የመንፈስ ነፃነት እንደሚያስፈልገው ሁሉ በህይወት ለመኖርና ደስተኛ ህይወትን ለመኖር በቂ ምግብ መጠለያ ልብስ ህክምና መዝናኛ ወዘተ አይነት ቁሳዊ ነገሮች ያስፈለጉታል፡፡ስለዚህም አስተማማኝ የፖለቲካ ነፃነት ከሌለ አስተማማኝ የኢኮኖሚ ነፃነት አይኖርም፡፡እንደዚሁም አስተማማኝ የኢኮኖሚ ነፃነት ከሌለ አስተማማኝ የፖለቲካ ነፃነት አይኖርም፡፡መላው አፍሪካና ታዳጊው አለም በዘመነ ኮሎኒያሊዝም በባርነት ከሚጨቆንበት አስከፊ ሁኔታ ተላቆ ያን ያህልም የኢኮኖሚ ነፃነት ዛሬም ባይኖረው የተወሰነ የፖለቲካ ነፃነት በማግኘት ግን የተወሰነ እፍይ ለማለት ችሎ ነበር፡፡ታዲያ ዛሬ ደግሞ ዲሞክራሲ የሚባል በቅጡ ያልገባን ዘመነኛ የምእራቡ አለም ዘይቤ ብዙ ታዳጊ ሀገራትን በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መንገድ ተመልሰው ዘመናዊ ቅኝ ግዛት ውስጥ እንዲገቡ ምክንያት በመሆን በፈረንጆቹ እየተደገሰልን ያለ ዋና ማታለያ እየሆነ ይገኛል፡፡ለዚህ ደግሞ ዋና መሳሪያ እየሆኑና እያገለገሉ ያሉት በዋናነት በምእራቡ አለም ትምህርታቸውን እየተከታተሉና እኖሩ ያሉትና የምእራቡን አለም ፖለቲካል-ኦኮኖሚ እንደወረደ በቅጡ ሳያገናዝቡ በትምህርት ቤት በቲዎሪ ደረጃ የተማሩት ናቸው፡፡አንዳንዶቹ እንዲያውም የግሎባል ካፒታሊስቱን ስርዓት በዋናነት ለማገልገል ሲባል በዚሁ የትምህርት ፍልስፍና እንደወረደ የተጠመቁና የስርዓቱ ዋና ቴክኖክራት በመሆን የሚያገለግሉ ናቸው፡፡ከዚህ በመነጨ ብዙዎቹ ምሁራንና ፖለቲከኞች ለወጡበት ታዳጊው አለም ማህበረሰብ እየሰጡት ያሉት ይህንን መከረኛ ዲሞክራሲ የሚባል ነገር ከፈረንጆቹ እንደወረደ እንደተማሩት መልሰው እንደበቀቀን እንደወረደ ማስተጋባት ነው ስራቸው፡፡
    ከዚህ በመነጨም ብዙዎቹ የሀገራችን ምሁራንና ፖለቲከኞች ከቀዝቃዛው ጦርነት ማክተም በኋላ በአሁኑ ዘመን የምእራቡን ዓለም በተለይም እንግሊዝንና አሜሪካን በዋናነት ማእከልና መሰረት ያደረገው የአለም ብቸኛ ልእለ ሃያል ስርዓት የሆነው የአለም አቀፉ ግሎባል ካፒታሊስት ስርዓት በታችኛው የህብረተሰብ ክፍል ባሉ የአለም ህዝቦች ላይ እያደረሰ ያለውን አጠቃላይ ስነ-ልቦናዊ ፣ማህበራዊ፣ኢኮኖሚያዊ፣ፖለቲካዊና ወዘተ አጠቃላይ ተፅእኖና ጫና ምንነት በጥልቀትና በስፋት ለመጠየቅና ለመመርመር ፍላጎትና አቅሙ የላቸውም፡፡በአጠቃላይ እያደረጉ ያሉትም ነፃነት ዲሞክራሲ በሚባሉ የተለመዱ ፖለቲካዊ ነፃነትን ብቻ በሚያቀነቅንና የኢኮኖሚ ነፃነትን ፈፅሞ ችላ ባለ ጥቅል ቃላቶች ላይ ብቻ መረባረብ ነው የተያያዙት፡፡ታዲያ ከዚህ በመነጨም እንደ NED EED ያሉ የምእራባውያን መንግስታት NGO ድርጅቶች በ3ኛው አለም ያሉትን እንደነዚህ አይነት ጥራዝ-ነጠቅ ምሁራንንና ፖለቲከኞችን ለዚሁ የአለም አቀፉ ግሎባል ካፒታሊስት ስርዓት ዋና አቀንቃኝና አገልጋይ እንዲሆኑ በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መንገድ በመመልመል መጠቀሚያ ያደርጓቸዋል፡፡አስተማማኝ የኢኮኖሚ ነፃነት የሌለው ህዝብና ሀገር አስተማማኝ የፖለቲካ ነፃነት ከቶ ሊኖረው አይችልም፡፡ዛሬ ሀገራችን በወያኔና ከበስተጀርባ ባሉት አማካሪዎቹ መሰሪ ሴራ የተነሳ በታሪክ በሚያሳዝንና በሚያሳፍር መልክ ወደብ አልባ ሆና በየዓመቱ በብዙ መቶ ሚሊዮኖች ዶላር ለወደብ ኪራይ እየገፈገፈች ነው ያለችው፡፡
    በተቃዋሚው ጎራ የተሰለፉት ብዙዎቹ ታቃዋሚዎች ስልጣን ላይ ያለው የወያኔ መሰሪ አገዛዝ ስልጣን ላይ እንደወጣ ጀምሮ ዲሞክራሲ የሚለውን አማላይ የላም አለኝ በሰማይ አይነት የማዘናጊያ ዘይቤ ስለዘመረና ይህንንም መሰረት አድርጎ የውሸት ምርጫ ማድረግ ስለጀመረ ብቻ ስልጣን በምርጫ በአቋራጭ የሚያዝ መስሏቸው በመቋመጥ ዲሞክራሲ በሚለው የውሸት ቃል ዙሪያ ሆያ ሆዬ ከማለት ውጪ የሀገርና የህዝብ ብሄራዊ ዘላቂ ጥቅሞች በሂደት በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መልክ ሲዳከሙና ሲጠፉ ዝምታን ነው የመረጡት፡፡ዛሬም አብዛኛው የተቃዋሚው ጎራ ይህ ዲሞክራሲ በሚባል የፋሽን ቃል በሆነ የማዘናጊያ የአስተሳሰብ ቅዠትና አዙሪት ውስጥ ነው ያለው፡፡ብዙዎቹም ስልጣን ላይ ያለውን አገዛዝ እንቃወማለን እንታገላለን ቢሉም ቅሉ ግን ልክ ስልጣን ላይ እንዳለው አገዛዝ ሁሉ እነሱም አሁንም የአለም አቀፉ የካፒታሊስት ስርዓት ዋና አገልጋይ ለመሆን ያቆበቆቡ ናቸው፡፡እንደነዚህ አይነቶቹ የብዙዎቹ ጥራዝ-ነጠቅ የሀገራችን ፖለቲከኞችና ምሁራኖች አስተሳሰብ ደግሞ አሁን በተግባር እየታየ ያለው የየታዳጊ ሀገራቱ ማህበራዊ ኢኮኖሚያዊና ፖለቲካዊ ችግር ሁሉ ዋና መንስኤ ስልጣን ላይ ያሉት አምባገነን አገዛዞች ኢ-ዲሞክራሲያዊነት ብቻ እንደሆነ አድርገው ነው እያቀረቡት ያለው፡፡
    ታዲያ አሁን ያለው አለም አቀፉ የካፒታሊስት ስርዓት የገባበት አጠቃላይ አለም አቀፍ ቀውስ በፈጠረው ችግር ምክንያት በለጠነው አለም ያሉት ህዝቦች ሳይቀሩ በደረሰባቸው የኑሮ ቀውስ የተነሳ ስላማዊ ሰልፍ እየወጡና ስርዓቱንም እየተቃወሙ ነው ያሉት፡፡በጣሊያንና በግሪክ ለተፈጠረው ቀውስም ቴክኖክራት መሪዎች በህዝብ የተለመደው ዲሞክራሲያዊ ምርጫ ሳይሆን በጓሮ በር በሎቢስቶች እየተመለመሉና እየተመረጡ ስልጣን ላይ እየወጡ ነው፡፡እንግዲህ የአለም ህዝቦች አጠቃላይ ስር የሰደደና የተወሳሰበ ችግር በተቃዋሚው ጎራ የተሰለፉት የተለመዱት ጥራዝ-ነጠቅ ምሁራኖቻችንና ፖለቲከኞቻችን በተለመደው መልክ ከሚያቀርቡትና ከሚያወሩት የተለመደው የምርጫ ዲሞክራሲ አጀንዳ በዘለለ እጅግ የተወሳሳበ እንደሆነና በዚህም ብቻ የሚፈታ እንዳልሆነ ነው እየተረዳነው ያለነው፡፡
    አበበም ይሁን ከበደ ስልጣን ላይ ከወጣ በኋላ በዋናነት የሚያገለግለው ከበስተጀርባ ያለውን የጥቂት ካፒታሊስት ክላስ ኦሊጋርኪዎችንና ኤሊቶችን ከሆነና ስልጣን ላይ እንዲወጣ ድምፅ የሰጠውን የብዙሀኑን ህዝብና ዜጋ ካልሆነ የምርጫ ዲሞክራሲ ፋይዳውና ትርጉሙ ምን ላይ ነው፡፡
    ከዚህ አነፃርም በውጪው አለም በዲያስፖራው በተቃዋሚው ጎራ ያሉት ብዙዎቹ የእኛ ሀገር ፖለቲከኞች ለህዝብና ለሀገር እውነተኛና ዘላቂ ነፃነትን ለማጎናፀፍ እንደሚችሉ እጅጉን በጣም እምነት እያጣሁባቸው ነው፡፡ምክንያቱም ነገሮችን ሰፋና ጠለቅ አድርገው ከማየት ይልቅ ብዙዎቹ ዲሞክራሲ በሚለው ቃል ዙሪያ ብቻ በሚሽከረከር መጤ አስተሳሰብ የተጠመዱና የተለከፉ ናቸው፡፡ስለዚህም እንደ EED(European Endowment for Democracy) NED (National Endowment For Democracy) አይነት በዋናነት የአለም አቀፉን የካፒታሊስት ስርዓት ፍላጎትና አላማ ማስፈፀሚያ እንደ መሳሪያነት የሚያገለግሉ ድርጅቶች(NGO) ዲሞክራሲ በሚለው አማላይ የዘመናችን ቃል ሳቢያ እንደነ ብርቱካን አይነቶቹን ጥራዝ-ነጠቅ ፖለቲከኞች አወድሰውና ክበው ሲያበቁ በስተመጨረሻ ለራሳቸው ስውር አላማ ማስፈፀሚያነት መጠቀሚያ ማድረጋቸው ሳይታለም የተፈታ ነገር ነው፡፡ስልጣን ላይ ያለው አገዛዝም በቅርቡ ስለ NGO መተዳደሪያ ህግ ሲያወጣ ይህንን የተለመደ እውነታ ከራሱ ያለፈ ተሞክሮ በደንብ ጠንቅቆ ስለሚያውቅ ጭምር ነው፡፡እውን ታዲያ ይህች ምስኪን ሀገራችንና ምስኪን ህዝቦቿ እውነተኛ ነፃነት ብልፅግናና አንድነትን በዚህ መልክ በእንደነ ብርቱካን አይነት ፖለቲከኞች ከእንደ EED(European Endowment for Democracy) NED (National Endowment For Democracy) ካሉት ድርጅቶች ጋር በሚያደርጉት አጋርነት ያገኙ ይሆንን?ወደፊት የምናየው ይሆናል፡፡
    Can we solve a certain problem by the same methodology that has caused the very problem in the first place? This is the quandary of the politicians in the opposition camp. I am afraid that we are some how in some sort of confusion and vicious-circle.
    God Bless Ethiopia!!! But when will we achieve the required honesty, wisdom and courage to be free of the influence of being guided and mislead by our MASTERS?
    God Bless Ethiopia !!!

  20. ጉረኞች
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    MELKAMU:
    ችግሩን ነው አንጅ ያብራራህው መፍትሄው ምን አንደሆነ አልገለጽክም:: የማይጨበጥ ግሎባሊዝምን ከመታገል በአይን የሚታየውን የወያኔ በዘር ላይ ያተኮረ መንግስት መታገል አይቀልም ብልህ ነው? ወይስ ግሎባሊዝምን በመፍራት ወያኔ የዘር ማጥፋቱን ዘምቻ አንዲቀጥልበት አያሳሰብክን ነው::

  21. Anonymous
    | #21

    Ferenj Lebaw :
    Now, Birtukan is working with ferenjis. Just like Meles worked with Carter. Is this a step up to future Gerdena? What are we going to hear tommorow? Hillary Clinton will bring down the servant ethiopian leader and put Birtukan in power? Are you all Ethiopians now days Gerdames? Meles is a Gerdame. Mubarek is a Gerdame. All those filthy arab kings are Gerdames. 99% of all African leaders are Gerdames. Just like it used to be in Colonization time! I thought Ethiopians were a little different than all these Gerdame lead countries. Maybe I am wrong. The Ferenj is a leba. When are you Ethiopians going to wake up?

  22. Gigi
    | #22

    Aha, as much as I don’t get your conclusion of my comment in part, like, total denial of my question about who are the TPLFS and the total some of Ethiopians interms of securing the nation and you also kept talking about minority and majority power holders. Who are we talking about? The majority that is non Ethiopian and that kills the previous majority so it can become the majority or the who?

    I don’t totally dismiss your talk but interm’s of power it is always on the hand of the individuals on power even though the true power is in the hand of the people in countries and politices where the people matters most or equally.

  23. Gigi
    | #23

    And speaking of the previous majority, I am talking about the people of Ethiopia in general.

  24. abbabu
    | #24

    Melkamu,

    This is a really looong piece.

    What are you suggesting? What type of democracy are you thinking of?

  25. ጉረኞች
    | #25

    Abugida: what is your problem with my comments on #20? why did you sensor it? እንደው ትንሽ እፈሩ እንጂ!!! ከወያኔ መሻላችሁን ማሳየት እንዴት ይሳናቹሃል?

  26. nbere
    | #26

    Melkamu,
    You remind me of the leaders of the Ethiopian student movement of 1960s and 1970s that adhered to the principles of self-reliance and independence from the influence of global powers to free Ethiopia from the fetters of feudalism,imperialism and beaurocratic capitalism.To that effect, they joined the spontaneous Revolution of the Ethiopian people of 1974.We all know the resoult.The smart and practical Derg allied itself with USSR and atleast saved Ethiopia from disintegration prompted by Said Bare’s agression.The idealist intellectuals perished with the full assistance given to the Derg by USSR. But when Gorvachov forwarded perstroika and Glasnost Mengestu declared foolishly his independence and ultimatly surrenderd power to TPLF. TPLF was also smart enough to adjust to the new condition of global power and received the blessing of USA.
    Now, to Birtukan.This young women desrves to be the personification and symbol of the Ethiopian youth of the present time. The courage,the sprit and the aspiration of the Ethiopian youth is embodied in the persona of Bertukan.She did not steal the honour but acheived it by defiying TPLF that threw her into the dungeon and inhuman isolation. She has demonstrated the courage and the determination to free Ethiopians from the firm grips Of Melese Zenawi and she deserves to be pals with well known freedom fighters of the globe.
    Melkamu,I am sure you will not dare to promote an isolationist policy for the Ethiopian democratic struggle in the name of self-reliance. By the way are you a democratic revolutionary like Melese as you have indicted your disdain to neo-libralism?

  27. MELKAMU
    | #27

    Dear nbere
    Let alone we poor and weak nation even strong and developed nations form alliance to fight thir alleged common enemy and also to march for a certain purpose that requires alliance.
    I am not even saying seriously anything about isolationist tendencies. We need mutually beneficial alliances indeed and we are part and parcel of the global world. But dear nbere you have to know that not only we peoples of 3rd world developing nations are suffering from the pervasive hegemonic and imperialistic nature of the global capitalism but also including those peoples and citizens even living in those developed nations like USA and UK, where it is known to be the epicenter and crux of global capitalism, are becoming resentful of and opposing this catastrophic global system. Dear nbere please read those books of Marx , may be once you threw it away to recycle bin, and then reclaim rationality so that you will be well aware of the system and its catastrophic demerits. Let’s come out of the silly restraints of our egg shell that is limited to stereotypical party politics based on blind support and blind opposition. The most surprising thing that I happen to understand in the current Ethiopian politics is that we mostly focus and think only locally related to the incumbent racist regime alone. We have to think globally also so that we are able to figure out the intricate dynamic relationships between our local politics and the prevailing global political economy. Unless we deeply and widely understand the inherent natures of the possible potential rivals and actors in the scenes stages of global political economy, then focusing entirely locally does not take us any where. From my understanding what i figure out is that most of the political forces playing and participating in Ethiopian politics are forces who knowingly or unknowingly want to maintain the status quo of the current prevailing system of Neo-Liberal global capitalism, despite the fact that not only it is the pervasive prevailing global system but also in fact it is a malfunctioning and failing system with regard to the wellbeing and interest of the majority population of the world. This reality is beyond our short-sighted stereotypical party politics we used to play now days. How many of us understand that such rampant social and economic crisis in our country is also intricately related to this prevailing global capitalist system? Ato Meles and TPLF are stooges and client-regimes for this prevailing global system.
    That is why they had managed to obtain the full support of the West to overthrow Derg and come to power. What I am even saying deep inside is that those most of political forces in Diaspora, like Birtukan who make alliances and relations with EED or NED are mainly there, by hook or by crook to maintain the status quo of this global system prevalence, and hence such alliance is not mainly with regard to the sole interest of Ethiopia and its peoples. Even it does not matter as such whether or not Birtukan and others suffer by the incumbent TPLF regime. It does not even matter as such who makes sacrifice in fighting the incumbent. I appreciate the endeavors and sacrifice paid by our innocent and loving Ethiopians, but the prominent reality is that what matters most is the end-game achieved eventually. Is it not true that so many innocent TPLF fighters paid a lot of sacrifice for this end-game.
    What I mean is that how the game eventually ends up? It does not matter who pays what or who sacrifices what but eventually as long as we end up in being stooge servants of our foreign MASTERS then what is the ultimate meaning and significance of the whole fight and misery?
    And hence we need proper enlightenment and awakening so that we make paradigm shift that is able to get out of the vicious-circles and quandary we are entangled with.
    Dear nbere I really tell you that we need to think differently than we used to .Think of a 3-dimentional chess-board. What we are focusing and playing only on the two dimensional, and let alone to focus and play on it actively we do not even happen to see the 3rd dimension at all. All forms of and manifestations of such global conflicts, wars, terrorism, drug, social & economical crisis, in one way or another are intricately related to the prevailing global system. Therefore do our politicians like Birtukan clearly know this sort of intricacy when they form naïve and gullible alliances with such foreign forces like NED or EED who are clandestinely stretched hands of such global system? The over all issues and problems locally and globally are too intricate and complicated to be addressed and solve by our mere naïve and gullible inculcation and hype about stereotypical party politics and its associated democracy through mere elections. Therefore we have to think beyond the games of stereotypical party politics and whose end- game is democracy through mere elections, which should not actually has to be our end-game that does not hold water to solve our intricate and deep-rooted problems. Therefore if we are really to make change let’s not be naive and gullible, let’s not be in fantasy and illusion as well, and let’s not as such get trapped and stuck with the bogus word DEMOCRACY. Let’s broaden our mind and think beyond it!!!! Even DEMOCRCAY shall never entitle and take us to HEAVEN, and it is rather abiding by the laws of God and our relentless commitment and faith to God associated with its mercy that shall entitle and take us to HEAVEN.

  28. Gigi
    | #28

    I believe USSR is Stalin ( the murderer ). This whole Nazi thing happened recently. But they wore around way beyond

    recent history. But Nazis wore native Americans and some kind of Indians and Asians who had a lot of support from some where in Europe and god knows who els, and they where reacting because of what happened to them by some people In the last few hundred years. Other than that some kind of Asiatic or the satanic or stanic people like pakistan, Rojestan, palistaine, kurdiatan and so on……has been on creating problems for the world and the middle east Some time to a point of the time of king David of Israel. When Israel was invaded by so many nations and people. And because of that a lot of Israel left their lands and lived in exile. Not just Israel but a lot of the surrounding countries and people.

    So I say

    Ethiopia to Ethiopians!!!!!!!!
    Israel to Israelis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Long live man kind and the world and God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. aha!
    | #29

    Gigi!, I never said minority or majority of power holders. What I may have said that you misread is the current political set up leads to majority ethnic rule by diminishing the minority ethnic rule of TPLF/eprdf and yet leaving intact ethnic fereralism secessionism and totalirinism in tact with some reform on perhaps on equality of seven of the nine ethnic groups out of 80 ethnic groups. That I think is a change in form but not in substance of removing ethnic feralism, secessionism and totaliarinism as carry over from the Derg regime to retore individual freedom, liberty, and equality ahead of ethnic and secessionist righs and restore Ethiopian Nationalism, Ethiopian National Intersts and the Sovereignity of Ethiopia and resorting tothe original political boundries of the provinces and let the people live harmoniously together much like species populations of animal finding a niche in the Ethiopiapian land mass in a coopetive and competetive manner in one great nation called Ethiopia. The silent majority of Ethiopians after a brief and repeated turmoils are just doing that but the costitution of ethnic federalism, secessionism is in the way for capitalism, and democracy to take a foot hold in Ethiopia for the silent majority of Ethiopians to say the least the lack of individual freedom to supercede ethnic and secessionist rights and the lack of implementation of Article 29 in terms of press freedom.

  30. aha!
    | #30

    Fighter Jet is only ridiculing OLF in a sattire of splintered OLF movement, nevertheless looking inward to to ethnic agenda rather than national agenda of unity, territorial integrity, sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians as a descrepancy between “Andinet Hayloch” and the parties in the coalition now renamed as “front”, however each maintainig its party platform and identity. This is neither a merger or caolition in the same way Ginbot 7 is forming an alliance with the OLF, not knowing which faction of OLF, ONLF etc., each maintaining its secessionist agenda, does not amount to a merger for unity, freedom and democracy in terms of armed struggle as complementary to non-violent uprising for freedom, liberty and equality of the individual to supercede ethnic and secessionist rights, restore Ethiopian Nationalism and the sovereignity of Ethiopia.

  31. Gigi
    | #31

    Speaking of the Nazis, their last most resort was south America, like brazil and so on.

  32. Reppi
    | #32

    @nbere
    The true face of the ferenjis has been exposed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Libya. The west needs oil to maintain its democracy. Unfortunately the west does not have the resources needed to maintain its way of life on its own lands. It has always been dependent on other countries for these resources. It will do whatever it takes to have these resources. So how can it claim to bring freedom to others when the west itself is not free?

  33. nbere
    | #33

    Dear Mekkamu,
    I appreciate that you do not have isolationst tendencies,reminiscence
    of politicking of the 1960s and 1970s.But your global analysis tends to reflect a replica of the second -half of the last centuary.Is the so called Third World exist to day.Where are China,India and Brazil.Are they not part and parcel of the global economy and two of them participating in neo-colonialist adventure of land grabing.I think failed states and failing states are appropriate nomenclature for most African State including Ethiopia.Somalia is a vived example of a failed state.
    Dear Melkamu, I have no intention of the recycling of Marxism to solve the present problems of Ethiopia. Marxism is a pollutant;only envirnmentaly friendly ideas are recycled.You shoud not recycle a pollutant product even you you could.Marxism polluted the Ethiopian youth and TPLF is the product that polluted the entire society that is plagued with corruption,hunger and despression.
    Dear Melkamu, to be aware of the intricacy of global politics is one side of the coin,playing the game smartly to the national interst is the other.TPLF is playing the game to stick to power and pillage Ethiopia.We are at the moment obsreving how Melese is “recycling” (If I may borrow your word) the cold war game between USA and China.The durability and longvity of the end result is for all of us to see in the immediate future.
    The present neo-libral economic system is not perfect,but do you have any other proven alternative economic system.We can not afford another expermint even if we have the capability to do it, but we do not have.the nation is on the verge of a failled state status.The only hope of saving Ethiopia to contiue as a viable nation depends on the heroic struggle of the Ethiopian youth.The Birtukans,the Andualems,The Skenders are at the moment the torch bearers of the struggle of the Ethiopian youth.Let us support them to play their games cleverly. We can not afford to critisize them for the sake of unknown variables of an Utopian political and economic system.Utopian politics a dream.
    Reppi, I am not an advocate of the west, but do not forget that the west has developed the best god- given resource–the brain.They even buy our best scanty resource ie. traind manpower.( the so called brain drain)
    Somalia is not much the making of the West but an example of a failled state .God forbid,we are heading towards that if we do not act in time.Afghanistan has no oil but cultivate notorious terrorists. You have a case in Iraq altough Sadam was a buture of his own people. Gadafi was a former terrorist who squandered the national wealth to corrupt African leaders and ruled Libya with an iron fist for more than forty years.I salute the West for removing him.Are there other dictotors on the line? I bate there are.We wait and see when the peoples movement of the Arb countries get momentum in Ethiopia and beyond.

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