Change has to come to Ethiopia By Elias Mengesha

December 24th, 2011 Print Print Email Email

Ethiopia was known to be an old independent free nation with rich history, culture, tradition, religion and is the cradle of humanity. Despite its magnificent record, Ethiopia today is known for its famine, economic poverty, social crisis and political chaos. Now Ethiopia stands the rank of 171st out of 174 nations according to the UNDP’s Human Development Index (HDI) listings, which arranges countries according to their overall level of human development.

We had suffered from three great famines in the last 33 years and we still are hungry due to mismanagement and maladministration run by our incompetent and autocratic regimes. We endure social crisis that include unemployment, health problems, cultural erosion and asylum seeking. We have become refugees all across the planet because home is not home any more. Think about the hundreds of thousands of orphans, street beggars and the unemployed youth (young pensioners) that have saturated the urban population all across the nation. Think about our daughters, sisters and mothers who have to sell their bodies in exchange for cash. When you think about Ethiopia, can you really imagine anything positive at this point in time? I doubt it. Ethiopia whose people have been mourning a national depression since the May 2005 elections is decelerating and degenerating at a faster rate which makes change inevitable.

It was just in May of 2005 when the Sun shone its rays of freedom and democracy on Ethiopia until darkness overshadowed it because the Woyanes couldn’t take the heat. How can we forget those killed by the Agazis in broad day light, those eaten by wild beasts, those perished in malaria infested concentration camps, those tortured and incapacitated, those who lost their jobs unfairly, and those who fled their country? How can we forget those who still languish in Woyane jails with nonsensical crimes of genocide, treason, terror, conspiracy and other fabricated charges. And we have Martyr Yenesew Gebre who set himself ablaze after making a political statement. He told us that he didn’t want to live in a nation where freedom and human rights are non existent. He stressed the point that by sacrificing himself he wanted to leave a symbol under which we should struggle until freedom and justice are realized. All of these are recent time memories and Gobez, I want you to use your conscience to do the reasonable; otherwise, tomorrow will hold you responsible for the consequence of your wrong doing today. At least history and humanity will curse you. Therefore, taking the following points into account do the right thing. Think about it, discuss and decide. Stand as one force. This is an open memo to you to ponder but not an imposition by any means.

 In a nation where millions of children starve day in and day out
 In a nation where millions of Ethiopians succumb to HIV/AIDS
 In a nation where millions of Ethiopians are unemployed
 In a nation where hungry city dwellers dine from garbage sites
 In a nation where millions of Ethiopians beg for a piece of bread to stay alive
 In a nation where the dream of freedom of millions of Ethiopians has been shattered
 In a nation where the votes of the people have been stolen
 In a nation where citizens who stood for democracy and peace have been executed in cold blood ruthlessly
 In a nation where those who demand a positive change languish in a Nazi style Kaliti Prison
 In a nation where thousands of Ethiopians have been brutally tortured and disappeared
 In a nation where people are subjected to insecurity, trauma, fear, anxiety, despair and helplessness
 In a nation where the leaders are narrow nationalists and promote ethnocentric ideology and are even anti Ethiopia themselves
 In a nation of heroes where the real traitors and renegades who have discredited Ethiopian history and Ethiopian flag have clung to power and reign uncontested
 In a nation where our identity as Ethiopians is becoming questionable . . .
 In a nation where land is sold to foreigners while farmers lack land to cultivate
 In a nation where the cost of living is unbearable
 In a nation where absolute dictatorship is being experimented and implemented
 In a nation where media is controlled and media people silenced and brutalized
 In a nation where nepotism and inequality are flourishing
 In a nation where corruption has devoid the nation of some 11 billion dollars
 In a nation where the majority of Ethiopians are ruled against their will
Change has to come for all of the above reasons!

The count down has started and the downfall of the ethnocentric regime of Meles Zenawi is hanging over the horizon like a thundering cloud following the recent popular movement of North Africa. We Ethiopians in the Diaspora today have to participate in this process of change and we should invest our time, knowledge, experience and money to realize the change by supporting the struggle for democracy. Know this! No force can stop an idea whose time has come and that time is now. This change has the capacity to transform Ethiopia from famine to feast, from backwardness to modernity, from partiality to partnership, from suppression to freedom, from feud to peace, from dictatorship to democracy and from misery to joy. Remember, in this chaotic, unjust and unfair world of ours, and in our lives that are too short, to do our part for a social good is a human wisdom.

Get up stand up; don’t give up the fight. Struggle and support the struggle.

Peace, Freedom, Justice and Democracy for Ethiopia!

  1. Tobia we abba
    | #1

    the day some ethiopians rebelled unintellectually against the throne of ethiopia with its final removal in 1974 is the day the demise of ethiopia started. at the moment, ethiopia is dead but alive.

  2. Gigi
    | #2

    Good lists Alias but what changes?

  3. Gigi
    | #3

    In a nation, where women are pushed to pursue protestation,
    In a nation jobs are secuerd to government supporters, Family’s and friends only.
    In a nation people are denied their national writs,
    In a nation where their is no neutral judicial system that serves the majority and the whole nation.
    In a nation where lands are owned by privet individuals who calm to be the representative of the Ethiopian people and stat Government.
    In a nation who divided the unity of Ethiopia to the point of separating Eriteria
    As a country by it self and land locked the rest of Ethiopia.
    In nation where no Ethiopian people really own their land based on the current rule and system.
    In a nation even the so called government don’t pay a good salary to it’s employes out of it’s greed and mis management, and luck of kindness and fairness.

    In a nation which is out of the hand of the nation.
    That is where we live. That is what is Ethiopia today.
    Not say we are not here
    But to continue
    Thee struggle
    To say we stand Ethiopians
    People with moral and values
    People in faith
    People that work hard
    And live up to god.

    Jesus was born in Betelihem
    And crucifide in Jerusalem
    But king of Zion never dies
    He is joy to us as he is to the heavens.
    The world will prevail
    In gods will.

    Marry x-mass to all of you and your families.

  4. Abba Tobia
    | #4

    ጤና ይስጥልኝ ደቤሳ , እኔ አባ ጦቢያ እባላለው -የምታውቀኝ ይመስላል . ነገር ግን እኔን ያስተዋወቀችህን የዘነጋህ ትመስላለህና በድጋሚ እንዳስታውስህ ፍቀድልኝ .

    የኦሮሞ ታሪክ በኢትዮጵያ ካንዳንድ የወጭ ጸሐፊ ምስክሮች .

    ከተማሪው እንቅስቃሴ ጀምሮ እንደነ ኢሕአፓ , መኢሶን , ወያኔ , ኢሕአድግ , ኦነግ የመሳሰሉት , ዳግማዊ ዐጤ ምኒልክንና ነፍጠኛ ወታደሮቻቸውን , ደቡብ ኢትዮጵያን በሚመለክት , ተስፋፊ ቅኝ ገዢ , የሰው አገር ወራሪ እያሉ ሲጠሩ ከርመው ይኼው አሁን አንቀሥ 39 የመገንጠል መብት ላይ ደርሰናል . ምኒልክ ድሞ ጥንታዊ ግዛቴን ነው ያስመለስኩት ብለው ነግረውናል .

    የኢሕአድጉ አቶ በረከት ስምዐኦን አንዴ ሰናገሩ ምን አሉ …

    “መሬት ሽጡ ትላላችው . መሬቱ ደሞ በብዛት የሚገኘው ኦሮሚያና ደቡብ ኢትዮጵያ ነው . ከሸጥን ገንዘብ ያላቸው ብቻ የመሬት ባለቤት ሊሆኑ ነው . ገንዘቡ ደግሞ ማን ጋር እንዳለ እናውቃለን . ከዚህ በፊት ነፍጠኛው በጠመንጃው መሬት ነጠቀ . አሁን ደግሞ በገንዘቡ ይንጠቅ ነው የምትሉት ?”

    አሁን ደግሞ ቴዎድሮስ የኢትዮጵያ ዘማቻቸውን ሊጀምሩ ሲሉ ለውድ ወዳጃቸው ለፕላውዴን የነገሩትን እናዳምጥ

    “በመጀመሪያ የክርስቲያኑን መሬት የነጠቁትን , ቤተክርስቲያንን ያወደሙትን , ነባር ነዋሪውን በግድ ያሰለሙትን ጋሎች አንክቼ እጥላለሁኝ . ለጥቆ , እስላም ወይ ይጠመቃል , ወይ አገር ለቆ ይወጣል ” (Travels in Abyssinia and the Galla Country. An account of a mission to Ras Ali in 1848, from the Mss of the late Waltee Chichele Plowden, her Britannic consul in Abyssinia, edited by his brother Teevoe Chichele Plowden. London, Longmans, Geen, and Co. 1868).
    የቴዎድሮስ ምልምል የሆኑት ምኒልክ ንጉሠ ሸዋ መክዋንንቶቻቸውን ሰብስበው ሲናገሩ …

    “እስላምና ጋላ የነጠቁኝን ግዛቶቼን ለማስመለስ መዝመቴ አይቀሬ ነው ‘
    እኔ ይህንን ቁም ነገር የማወጋችው አባ ጦቢያ የሁለቱ ወገኖች አተራረክ ተቃራኒ ሆኖ ስላገኘሁት ኢትዮጵያዊነቴ አስገድዶኝ ወደ ታሪክ ማገላበጡ ገብቼ ያገኝኅዋቸውን ለወገናቼ አቀርባለሁኝ . ታሪኩን ያገኘሁባቸውን ምንጮች በቅንፍ ውስጥ ይመልከቱ . ኮፒም እያደረጋችው ሰው እንዲያውቅ ለሁሉም ኢትዮጵያዊ አድርሱ , ትልቁ የጨዋታው ስም ይኄ ነውና .
    1. አንጡራው አምሐራ (አማራ ) በአምሐራ ስም የሚጠራው ተራራውማና ደቡብ ምሥራቅ የሚገኘው ክ /ሀገር ነው .
    እዚህ ግዛት መሐል ጥንታዊው የዘውዱ ዋና ከተማና የአቢሲኒያ የሥልጣኔ ማእከል የነበረችው ተጉለት ትገኛለች . በአሁኑ ስዓት አረመኔ በሆኑትና ድፍን ደቡብ ሐበሻን በወረሩት በአረሜነዎቹ በጋሎች ሥር ትገኛለች ” (Researches into the physical history of mankind, Volume 2, James Cowles Prichard, 1837).
    2. ጋሎች ከጊኒዬ መጥተው የሚቀጥሉትን የአቢሲኒያ ግዛቶች ይወራሉ , ያስገብራሉ .
    ግድማ , አንጎታ , ዳውራ , ፈጣገር , ወይድ , ኢፋር , ጉራጌ , ጋንዝ , ኮንት , ዳሞታ , ዋልቃ , ቢዛማ , ሸዋ እና ባሊ
    (Ancient and Modern History and Geography, Jean B. D Audiffret, 1694).

    እነዚህ ከላይ የተጠቀሱትን ሥፍራዎች ጥንታዊ ካርታ ላይ ፈልገው ያግኙና እስኬል ታዝበው ያሁኑ ካርታ ላይ ያስቀምጡ .

    ኦጋዴን ብዙም ሰው ብዙም ትላልቅ ከተማዎች የሌሉባት ስትሆን በ 16ኛው ክ /ዘመን ነዎሪ የነበሩትን ጋሎች የገፈተሩ ከብት አርቢና ዘላን ሶማሊኛ ተናጋሮዎች ይኖሩባታል .(Encyclopedia Britannica).
    አምሐራና (አማራ ) ትግሬ

    ተከዜና ሰሜን ተራሮች የአማርኛንና ትግርኛ ድንበሮች ብቻ ስይሆኑ ተፈጥሮአዊም ድንበሮች ናቸው (PENNY CYCLOPAEDIA OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE, 1833, Vol 1).

    በመጨረሻም ከላይ ስለተነበበው የእያንዳንዱ ኢትዮጵያዊ ፍርድ , በተለይ የአማርኛ ተናጋሪው , እንደሚከተው ይሆናል .

    1. ቴዎድሮስና ምኒልክ ቱርክና ኦሮሞ (ጋላ ) እየተፈራረቁ በጉልበት የነጠቁትን የኢትዮጵያ ዘውድ መሬት ባለው ሁሉ ተጠቅመው ቢያስመልሱ እነ ወያኔ , እነ ኢሕአድግ , እነ ኦነግ , እነ ኢሕአፓና መኢሶን በውሽት አንዴ ነፍጠኛ አንዴ ውራሪ እያሉ ስማቸውን አጥፍተው አጥፍተው ይኄው አሁን አንቀስ 39 ላይ ደርሰናል . አሁን ግን ይህ አንቀፅ 39ና ክልል ባስቸክዋይ እንዲነሣ እንጠይቃለን . 13ቱ ክ /አገሮች እንዲመለሱ እንጠይቃለን .

    2. ሌላው የሚያሳዝነው የአፋን ኦሮሞ አለቃ ጀግናው ጎባና ዳጬን ሐቅ ውዳድ ሆኖ ከምኒልክ ጋር ቢተባባር “ከዳተኛ ” ተብሎ ስሙ መጥፋቱ ነው . የምኒልክንም ሆነ የጎበናን ስም ላጠፋችው ይቅር ይበላችውና ለተወዳጁ ኦርምኛ ተናጋሪ ሕዝብ ባስቸክዋይ እውነተኛ አባትህ ወደ ሆነው ወደ ጎባና ዳቼ ፊትህን እንድታዞር በትሕትና ትጠየቃለህ .

    3. ተከዜ ወንዝ እግዜር የፈጠረው ልበል ትግርኛና አማርኛ እንዳይደራሱ ችምር የቆመ ተፈጥሮአዊ ድንበር ነው . ገና ለገና ትግሬ ለሥራ ለለቀማ በብዛት ስለተሻገረው የኔ ነው ብሎ ወያኔ መንጠቁ አስገራሚም , ውርደትም , ንቀትም ነው . ኢትዮጵያዊያን ወያኔን ወደ መንገሻ ሥዩም ትግሬ ጠ /ግዛት እንዲመለስ ይጠይቃሉ .

    በሕጋዊ መንገድ ጭምር , ቅዋሚ ቤት እንዳለን ስለምናውቅ , በምንም ዓይነት ምክንያት , ሁኔታአዊ ቤት ውስጥ አንኖራትም . የመገንጠል መብት የሰጠኸው መሬት የኔም ነውና ለሆስ ሳያነሳህ አንቀስ 39ህን አንሳት .

    ለእሳት ውኃ , ለረሀብ እህል እንደሆኑት ሁሉ , ባሁኑ ወቅት ለኢትዮጵያዊነት ደግሞ ከላይ ያነበባችሁዋቸው ሦስት ነጥቦች ብቻ ናቸው . ካለበለዚያ ወያኔና መንግሥቱ ያስተኝዋትን ኢትዮጵያ መቀስቀስ አይቻልም , አራት ነጥብ . ስለዚህ , ኮፒ እያደረጋችው ሰው እንዲያውቅ ለሁሉም ኢትዮጵያዊ አድርሱ , መጭው ትልቁ ጨዋታው ይኄ ነውና .

    ለሐቅ መዋጋትን የመሰለ “እፁብ ድንቅ ” ምን አለ ?
    አባ ጦቢያ

  5. tadeos
    | #5

    such a fool. ignorance, disease , hunger and all afflict in their millions across most countries in the world ? Is this your reason for wanting change ? Moron !

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