Bill Gates vows to defeat hunger & diseases in Ethiopia: Could entrenched political interests allow him? — PART II BY KEFFYALEW GEBREMEDHIN

April 17th, 2012 Print Print Email Email

Bill Gates puts his money where his mouth is

For a billionaire who has chosen a life of full time philanthropy, there could be no better indication of Bill Gates’ interests and honorable intensions than voluntarily staking his reputation in Ethiopia — the planet’s poorest country with the vast majority of its population teetering between half existence and death.

From our vantage point, what this means is that, comparatively real change in the lives of the people, i.e., improvements in human conditions, are easier to notice, to measure, whether the measures Mr. Gates, in collaboration with the Meles regime and others, has put in place are effective and successful.

It is with this awareness that Mr. Gates is now devoting his time and money to catalyze interests in and resources to science-based projects to prevail over diseases and hunger in Ethiopia, which he seems to value as investments in transferable experiences to other developing countries, as discussed in the first part of this article.

In other words, the return Gates the billionaire philanthropist seeks, it seems to me, is personal satisfaction, not money, to which, thanks to Microsoft and its businesses, he has an endless stream. For him, it is the laurels of success coming from being a trailblazer in a science-based and result-oriented philanthropy and finally the glory before history that comes with enabling millions of hungry and sick people around the world to feed themselves and lead healthy life.

In 2011 and 2012, the Gates Foundation has committed, according to the information available on its webpage, $110,799,557 to help the quest for better vaccines and simple treatments and better seeds and inputs to ensure that the results would prevent death by hunger and diseases in developing countries, the figure of which has for a long time been morbidly shocking.

As a matter of principle, none of Gates’ monies go directly to governments. At least, that is one relief for Ethiopians. Even then, he has not managed to close all the loopholes, since for a while now it should be pointed out that there have been persistent allegations especially in the health sector. We repeatedly hear of aid money stealthily being deployed for political campaigns to strengthen the ruling party’s political and propaganda machineries, such as Walta Information Centre (WIC) and Fana Broadcasting (FBC), which have even supplanted the state owned national media.

Otherwise,Ethiopia is amongst beneficiaries of Gates contributions through the research works now underway with the above-mentioned financial envelope during 2011-2014/15 outcomes. These monies would focus on activities in six different areas:

• Agricultural development $88,431,116

• Global health $6,499,991

• Mother & child health $512,571

• Emergency response $4,797,425

• Water & sanitation $9,523,142

• Financial services $1,035,312

Of this global allocation, $26,105,415 is strictly directed to Ethiopia related activities, as commitment to the operations of ATA ($25,070,103). The additional $1,035,312 is disbursed through the UNDP as seed money to promote financial inclusion of Ethiopia’s rural population, as beneficiaries of electronic distribution of financial services.

The ATA allocation covers the period to 2015 and is made available through; (a) IFPRI $4,700,698; (b) Synergos Institute $8,599,506 and (c) UNDP $11,769,899.

It is my understanding that the costs of the ATA staff in Addis Abeba, those deployed from the Gates Foundation, are included in these provisions. Additional staffs that ATA would require are included in the above envelope. Government “is expected” to be responsible for “recurring operating expenses”, according to information on ATA’s webpage.

Moreover, it should be borne in mind that the ATA is not any more a purely Gates Foundation operation. He has managed to involve traditional donors. While officially ATA is working for the Ethiopian government, it would be operating in partnership with the following entities, behind which are several powerful governments, which are footing the bills. These entities are:

The purpose behind these allocations would make sense in terms of magnitude, when seen as only one aspect of the work and is also different in the sense they focus on critical activities. If, for instance, take a look at the foundation’s allocations to emergency response, above.

It is not just throwing some food aid and medical assistance and staying away until the next cycle revisits. The contributions are made toward building capacities in the affected communities. In fact, of $4,797,425 under this category breaks down into:

• Allocation of $1,007,235 to WHO for ten months since October 2011 for its work on reduction of morbidity and mortality among the 13 million people affected by the severe drought in the Horn of Africa;

• $1,600,000 for International Medical Corps for use during 2011 to provide emergency health and nutrition services for host populations in Somalia and Ethiopia;

• Allocation of $1,390, 190 to Oxfam during 2011 to provide immediate relief to vulnerable communities affected by drought in Ethiopia while also building their resilience so that they can cope more effectively with the effects of future crisis; and,

• $800,000 is allocated to Save the Children during 2011 to provide emergency response to the influx of Somali refugees in Ethiopia.

Of the overall global allocation for 2011-2015, $26,105,415 is strictly directed to Ethiopia-related activities, as commitment to operations of ATA ($25,070,103). The additional $1,035,312 is disbursed through the UNDP, as seed money to promote financial inclusion of Ethiopia’s rural population to render them beneficiaries of electronic distribution of financial services.

The ATA allocation covers the period to 2015 and is made available through; (a) IFPRI ($4,700,698); (b) Synergos Institute ($8,599,506) and (c) UNDP ($11,769,899).

It is my understanding that the costs of ATA staff in Addis Abeba, those deployed from the Gates Foundation, are included in these provisions. Additional staffs that ATA would require are also included in the above envelope. Government “is expected” to be responsible for “recurring operating expenses”, according to information on ATA’s webpage.

Moreover, it should be borne in mind that the ATA is not any more a purely Gates Foundation undertaking. He has managed to involve traditional donors, not only with political support to the program, but also making financial contributions. While officially ATA is working for the Ethiopian government, it would be operating in partnership with the following entities, behind which are several powerful governments that also would want accountability for the resources they chip in and objectives of the program.

ATA’s partners, domestic and international, are shown below:

• Ministry of Agriculture,
• Agricultural Growth Program (AGP) as government arm for FYGTP,

• Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research,

• Feed the Future (FtF),

• IFPRI,

• Nike Foundation,

• Rockefeller Foundation,

• Synergos Institute — a global nonprofit supporting sustainable and systems-changing collaboration to address poverty, equity and social justice activities,

• USAID,

• The United Nations through the UNDP, and

• World Bank.

It is important to recall in this connection that, after USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah came out from his meeting with the prime minister on 5 April, he announced his discussion “focused on Feed the Future program and other development partnerships.”

In that regard, he pointed out that the FtF program was initiated two years ago and is aimed at enhancing the productivity of the agriculture sector in developing countries. . FtF’s activities focus,according to a USAID report, on three core components: agricultural growth-enabled food security, linking the vulnerable to markets, and fostering a regulatory environment and private sector conducive to economic growth. This says a great deal on what is taking place at the moment with ATA, as both engine and the front guy.

To realize those objectives, the US government has a budget of $878,083 for 2011 to 2015. Their calculation is that this would compliment the Gates’ contributions, supplemented by other governments and donors.

We already know that, with regard to the health sector, Dr. Shah has also announced $60 million in aid to help build and renovate 65 health centres in the coming five years.

ATA’s governance

The Agricultural Transformation Council (ATC), chaired by the Prime Minister, is ATA’s governing body and its members are: (a) ministers of agriculture, finance and economic development, water and energy; (b) heads of the regional bureaus of Amhara, Oromia, SNNP and Tigray; and, (c) director of the Ethiopian Institute of Agriculture. In his capacity as CEO of ATA, Ato Khalid Bomba would act as secretary to the council. Its functions are to:

• Provide leadership in identifying and designing solutions to the basic barriers of agricultural ;

• Give policy directions and leadership to ensure effective coordination among various agricultural development actors; and

• Approve plans and evaluating performance of the Agency, as deemed necessary.

By necessity, these functions of the Council, for which ATA is now facilitator and translator, would dwarf the federal ministry of agriculture established by Emperor Menilik in 1907. I would say not much would be lost, since in these past years it has not concentrated on carrying out its mandated activities.

Since 2008, the ministry has been disgrace to the nation, having been reduced to dealer in agricultural lands. It has been fully engaged in perpetrating land grab, as an activity carried out under the guidance of the prime minister and the minister of agriculture, assisted by a state minister designated for the purpose.

Therefore, while the ministry is supposed to have a number of important activities in the different sub-sectors of agricultural development, its choice in recent years to become executioner of the will of foreign investors in commercial agriculture, especially in displacing and dislocating Ethiopian citizens is horrendously tragic.

(To be continued)

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  1. the Eritrean one
    | #1

    If Bill Gates is interested of saving Ethiopians, first he needs to ask the average Ethiopian as to how can he makes a difference to the suffering of Ethiopia and Ethiopians; and all Ethiopians would unanimously would tell him firstly get rid of Legesse/Melesse/Abebe and his boss Membrahtu G/hiwot.

  2. yebbo
    | #2

    Gebremedhin says, ”As a matter of principle, none of Gates’ monies go directly to governments. At least, that is one relief for Ethiopians.”

    mr Gebremedhin, you are well aware that there is no institution in Ethiopia that the woyane blood suckers have no their hands in. their cadres who are constantly hassling and intimidating the people control the country upto village levels and you can bet your life to it that any money that Bill Gate is throwing is landing at the laps of these cadres and eventually to the pockets of the woyane politbureau.

    the economic structure of the country is also tied to EFFORT, THE WING OF tigre people liberation front that is at the forefront of looting the people. Even the farmers, when they have meager harvest sell their produce to EFFORT which has monopoly over everything, to get some cash to buy a bag of sugar and salt to their families.
    Every dime that comes as aid money starts and ends IN THE HANDS OF TPLF. the people get crumbs and left over after the WOYANE HAVE THEIR FILL.

    To say that Ethiopians will benefit from Bill Gates money is a disservice to the people of Ethiopia. They wont and they can’t. It is another door for the TPLF politbureau to amass millions of aid money as it has been the cae in the last 20 years.

    In the last 20 years, every aid organisation you can name on the planet earth has given money to Ethiopia or should we say TPLF. THE US GOVERNMENT AND THE EU ALONE POUR OUT BILLIONS of dollars each year into Ethiopia. World Bank does the same. Yet Ethiopia is still the poorest country , her people always hungry, disease ridden and illiterate.
    The woyane FASCIST JUNTA SAY the economy is growing in double digit and their financiers believe them. But one can only see on the ground and the reality is different.

    Bill gates might have good intentions but who is he dealing with. To the woyane swindlers he is a welcome bonus.

  3. Anonymous
    | #3

    Once again, Bill Gates should know the real tyrant Meles he is dealing with. Bill Gates, his lovely wife and the rest of their associates should be informed that Meles is the most racist and hateful person he is. Bill Gates Organization should know that they are dealing not only with a dictator that has the blood of countless number of Ethiopians, also a professional thief that has looted the country and became a billionaire and his wife and their close buddies have gotten multimillionaires and billions by looting the Ethiopian people…Bill Gates should know Dictator Meles is the most heartless person that has has given orders countless number of innocent Ethiopians to be locked up in various parts of Ethiopia as we speak and being tortured and many of them been killed…Countless number of Ethiopians have been gunned down by Agazi Army at the orders of Dictator Meles…Ethiopians have been evicted without being given a place to go and some of them have been packed on trucks and no one knows the whereabouts of those people. No one know if they have been dumped or massacred. Bill gates and his Organization need to be informed the amount of hate tyrant Meles has towards non-Tigrean Ethiopians and all the atrocities that have been committed by tyrant Meles on innocent Ethiopians. Bill Gates need to be informed never trust the master manipulator and the bloody hand dictator. Ethiopians don’t be quiet and let this one go, write letters and send pictures of the evicted Ethiopians, the photos of the Ethiopian children who look for food in the dirt dumb, the photos of Ethiopians who have been sold as slaves in Arab countries with false promises from Woyanes….ETHIOPIANS do your best TO INFORM THE BILL GATES ORGANIZATION WHO THEY ARE DEALING WITH, SO THE ORGANIZATION EFFORT TO HELP THE POOR PEOPLE DOESN’T END UP IN WOYANES POCKETS AND ONLY TO HELP THE TIGREA PROVINCE AND FORGET THE REST!

  4. Zerayakob Yared
    | #4

    BOOS የሚለው ቃል በኤርትራውያን ዘንዳ አለቃችን ከሚለው ዘወትራዊ አግባቡ በግልባጩ ሌላ ትርጉም አለው እንዴ!?

  5. በጎ አድራጊ ወይስ ኢንቨስተር
    | #5

    ማንም ኢንቨስተር ጥሩ ነገር ለአገራችን ሕዝብ በመስራቱ የሚቃወም ያለ አይመስለኝም
    ጥያቄዎች ግን ሊኖሩን ይችላሉ

    1. እስቲ አንድ ድሀ ገበሬ መሬቱን በደንብ ስላልተጠቀመ ወይም በቂ ባያመርት
    ክበርቴ ጎረቤቱ መሬቱን በጉልበት ቀምቶ ማረስ እንዲህ ነው ቢለውና ቤተሰብህም ሆነ አንተንም እነ እመግባችሁላሁ አታስቡ በኔ ተውት ቢለውና መሬቱን የተነጠቀው ገበሬ ለናንት አቤቱታ ብያቀርብ ምንድነው ዳኝነታችሁ?

    2. የጊዜያዊ ችግር መፍትሔ ዘላቂውን ሁኔታ የሚያብስ ቢሆን ምርጫ ማፋለግ ተገቢ አይሆንም? ወይስ ምርጫ የለም?

    3. የሚሊኒየም ጎል የሚያልቀው 2015 አንባቢውና ጸሐፊው ለመሆኑ
    የሚሊንየም ጎሎችና ዓላማቸው በድሀ አገሮች በግድ እኒዲተገበሩ ተደርጋል ወይስ ድህ አገሮች እኛ ይህ ዕቀድ ነበረን ለበለጸጉት አገሮች እባካችሁ ገንዘብ ስጡን ብለው ሀብታሞቹን ወዳጆቻችንን ጠየቁ?
    4. ሚሊየነሙ ዓላማዎች በመሰረቱ የድሀ አገሮች ፓለቲካና ኢኮኖሚክ ሶሻል በሮች ለኢንቨስተሮች
    በርዳታ ስም እንዲከፈቱ አስገድደዋል አላስገዱዱም? ካስገደዱ በዚህ የተነሳ አግባብነት በሌለው መልክ ሕጋዊነት ሽፋን በማግኘት የአገር በቀል ኢንቨስተሮችን ገፍትረው ገብተዋል አልገቡም?
    5 ጣሊያን በሙሶሊኒ ጊዜ ሲወረን አንድ የጣሊያን ተወካይ ወረራው ተገቢ መሆኑ ለዩናትድ ኔሽን ሲያስረዳ
    እኛ ጦርነት ፈላጊ አይደለንም
    እኛ መስፋፋት ነው የፈለግነው እንዴት ይህን በማድረጋችን እንደወረራ ይታያል
    እያለ ሲናገር በምሰማው አዝኜ ቭዲዮውን ለብዙ ጋደኞቼ አሳየሁዋቸው ድንገት ግፍና ቀናነትን መለየት አቅቶኝ እንደሆነ ራሴን ተጠራጥሬ

    ወናው ቁም ነገር ወደሽ ነው ገጣቢት ንጉስ ምትመርቂው ነው?

    ምናል ሚሊየንም ጎል በተመለከት አግባነት አለው የለውም የሚያስከትለውን ጥፋት ልማት ችሎታ ያለው በጽሁፍና በኢሳት ፕሮግራም ቢዘጋጅ በፈረንሳይ የታለመው ከበርሊን ስምምነት ልዩነቱ ይገባን ይሆናል
    ካለበለዚያ ግለሰቦችና አንዳንድ ድርጅቶችን ወይም ፕሮግራሞች ከግንዱ ለይተን እንድናይ ያረጉናል

  6. Ghion
    | #6

    I would like to see once and for all abugidainfo to put where it’s mouth is and allow its readers and commentators to write and comment on abugida’s comment feedbacks without being deleted by it’s dearest administrators, simply because the comments are not compatible with the general political believes of abugidainfo hawks.

  7. Belai
    | #7

    Good piece as usual. I hope Bill Gates gets to read your well-informed remarks. If I read it correctly, you say the Dictator-in-Chief is the chairman of the group Gates is funding. If that is so, how will the Gates Foundation make sure that it investment is not used as a political weapon like all the other international aids? Any way thanks for keeping an eye on what is going on and leting us informed.

  8. Anonymous
    | #8

    I personally didn’t like the woyane government but I believe because of their dictatorial leadership the Ethiopian ppl shouldn’t be punished meaning anything that helps the ordinary Ethiopians I would say welcome and also thank you Bill Gate. Mr. Gate when you send the promised money please make sure it go to the right cause that is the 80 millions Ethiopians people question to you!

  9. በጎ አድራጊ ወይስ ኢንቨስተር
    | #9

    Blai
    Investor ሞናቸውን አትርሳ የሚያምኑትን ያስቀምጣሉ

  10. aha!
    | #10

    What we need is not genetically engineered crops for drought and frost resistant varieties from the existing poor of crops with high genetic variation in terms individual pant selection and cross breeding with drought and frost resistant varaties for the highlands and droght resistant varities for the the low lands. Simply dumping GMO varities for high production is to allow for extiction of the indigineous species with high gentic vations/divesity.

  11. aha!
    | #11

    Correction: the term “poor” should read “pool” …

  12. koster
    | #12

    You cannot cure a disease without knowing the cause of it or not wanting to know the cause. The root cause of famine or poverty in Ethiopia is poor governance. Say no to fascist Meles and his ethnic politics. Ato Tadesse Haile Selassie of BERTA construction wrote before 20 years how to overcome famine and attain food self-sufficiency by not relying on rainfed agriculture and using our rivers for irrigation. But to do all this good governance is a prerequisite he told us unfortunately Ethiopia is being ruled by successive tyrants. How can one be productive in a country where there is no property and individual right. I will add to this a free and democratic Ethiopia and the participation of all Ethiopians in our country`s development is necessary to end hunger once for all. But if we want to use hunger as a Business as tyrant Meles just keep beating around the bush rather than talking the truth.

  13. Girum
    | #13

    We all know that Bill Gates is not only a mega-rich person but also a historical veteran in IT. And due to this it is undoubtedly clear that the entire world including me admires and respects this great man. However, when it comes to the issue of the subject matter at hand we have to be so cautious, wise rather than being naïve and gullible as usual. We have to take ample lesson from investors like Alamudin in that for every dollar they throw at us then sooner or later they take 100 or more dollars in return. A business man is inherently a business man and not as such a philanthropist. There is no such a thing as ‘philanthropy’ in the heydays era of global capitalism. And that is why I repeatedly say we do not yet understand the intricacy behind global capitalism. And as I said it before repeatedly there is no such a thing as free-lunch or free-gift and hence let us not as get tempted or lulled by it. So what we have to get lulled or tempted has to be not for free-gifts but rather for achieving mutual partnership that is fair and just for all parties involved as our end goal. As one commentator mentioned as “GMO” in the previous article part-I refereed us to read about Bill Gates and GMO(Genetically Modifies Organisms), then Bill Gates is behind GMO seeds being applied in agriculture, especially in 3rd world nations and in Africa. He works in close collaboration with such a giant Agri-Business transnational corporation like MONSANTO.GMO is incoherent with laws of nature and God. And for any body sane then, then it is not that much obscure to understand the catastrophe that can follow such acts that are incoherent with laws of God and nature. The perverted heinous sentiment among Western nations about 3rd world peoples is that “Let the 3rd world eat whatever junk food through GMO and fill their stomach and then die rather than suffering and dying by starvation or hunger”. The other insidious move is to completely control every move and fate of such 3rd world nations through GMO seeds. The agriculturalist professional in this respect can say a lot better than me. But it is clear for any ordinary lay man that unlike the natural and organic ones GMO seeds have such intricate health problems and insidious business schemes behind it. For example if a seed is used 3 times then it can not further be used and have to buy another seed. Additionally such GMO seeds inevitably require associated pesticides which are very dangerous pollutants of the entire environment. And hence following the implementation of GMO there are so many associated inevitable packages one has to be obliged to follow suit. And hence as a nation if we are under the umbrella of GMO seeds then every thing is over in that we are for ever slave in our survival issues to owners of GMO seeds like MONSANTO. Actually as far as I heard from some peoples in the agricultural sector many of our bio-diversity has been polluted for the last 20 years by organizations like SASAKWA Global 2000 initiatives that have been led by guys like Jimmy Carter.
    The problems with us is that we are so naïve and gullible when it comes to the issues of money and hence we have lost wisdom in that we are worshipping money as an end game of life and hence we are selling off every thing, including our very invaluable survival basis, in return for cheap money. So let’s be wise in that it shall not be like “በሬ ሀይ በሬ ሆይ ሳሩን አየህና ገደሉን ሳታይ” that eventually leads us to our demise. The problem with most of us in Ethiopia is that we are so naïve gullible and sometimes selfish in that we become sheer accomplices in digging and applauding the grave of our own demise by simply getting lulled by superficial things and money. We are so naïve and gullible to open all our doors for every one who is with a bag of money.
    So it is better those professionals in this aspect pose their arguments in this matter before we are heading for catastrophe. Personally I prefer to eat 2 times a day healthy food and elongate my life than eating 3 times or more of GMO junk foods that are so health hazardous and shorten fast my life span. So in our own fate we have the right to make wise choice and decisions not some body else like Bill Gates with big money. The entire humanity and its associated life and all life-support systems are at such unprecedented scale of risk due to Global Capitalism and its associated big money. So let’s be confident to say to honorable Bill gates like thanks for your historical veteran work and help in IT and however we need no money for your dangerous GMO scheme and if you are willing to help us give us the money and then we know where to use it in a way that is good for the entire nation. We have to be confident to say so like this. He is undoubtedly such a knowledgeable and mega-rich monster in front of we poor Ethiopians. But we have to be so confident audacious to say No in this regard. Any way the choice of our fate as a nation has to be in our hands not in the grips of irresponsible stooge-client regimes like Meles and TPLF who are run and maneuvered by their foreign MASTERS with big-money who belong to global capitalism. Ethiopia is not for sell as a cheap laboratory asylum for every sort of experimentation. Meles and TPLF are making this nation like a cheap laboratory asylum for every penny thrown to us. With such donation and loan from the West who is accumulating unprecedented wealth and living such unbelievable luxurious life today by plundering the nation? Is it not Meles TPLFites and their associated business affiliates and followers in their symbiotic food-chain? As long as Meles and TPLFites get money then they never hesitate to do whatever it takes that can devastate the entire nation.
    That is why I said before that for the last 20 years the nation has been agonized sandwiched between two evils. One is SLAVE stooge Client-Regime Meles/TPLF and the other is its MASTER Global Capitalism. And I dare to say that this is what the Opposition camp tragically missed to seriously and wisely DISCERN and FIGURE-OUT what is really happening in 3rd world nations like us. We ‘need’ and want the help of Bill Gates in his skill knowledge experience and money but not this way through GMO and its related seeds!!! Any way the choice is in us to make wise decisions that are of survival critical issues like GMO seeds.

  14. Dawi
    | #14

    [[..Since 2008, the ministry has been disgrace to the nation...]

    Did this government inherited a vibrant agricultural ministry to begin with? If the answer is no we should give it encouragement for trying to revive the sleeping giant.

    “Land Grab” is a loaded word especially when it includes the Saudi Star (Ethiopian) investment, Frankly though, you won’t be wrong if you just say Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture has been “a disgrace to the nation” since its inception. Nothing to show for its long existence.

    Any one who comes to power is going to look first the fastest way of reducing poverty. As increasing labor productivity is the first thing one would look at that is where one ponders. That means to think in terms of far fewer people in agriculture. Meles’s ministry played in that for a while and still does IMO.

    Be that as it may, make no doubt about it, Bill Gates is a good investor. He never likes losing in a game he plays. He saw the Meles Dictatorship to be a good investment and is going for it albeit, this investment is a non-profit venture. Cheers!

  15. Anonymous
    | #15

    aha!,
    You have good point and make sure your very important points get heard loud and clear. Millions of people don’t know what you are talking about. Once the GMO contaminated with the natural crops or seeds, the local farmers will Never be able to use or grow their free GMO seeds, without buying GMO seeds. This unfortunate business tactics have happened to indigenous Mexican Farmers. It is great news to hear that the Bill Gates and his wife Melinda’s Foundation is focusing on Ethiopia, but, I am afraid and don’t believe their Organization are well aware of the horrific crimes that have been committed on Ethiopia and Ethiopians by the brutal dictator Meles and his TPLF mad-dogs.

  16. aha!
    | #16

    It is a relief to learn none of of the money goes to the government perphaps by way of budget support to FYGTP and running separately of the five year plan to fight hunger and disease by increasing production of the existing farmholders without private ownership of land, what the master plan is behind the 88,431,116 for Agricultural Development Program, and of that amount the 11,769,899 allotted to UNDP is the more tangible from the standpoint of Agriculture Transformation Program (ATP) to increase productivity of farm holdings and requires a more tangible, project proposal, where the project proposal for the “Revitalization of arable lands and watershed basins of the alitude temperate highlands’ in the hands of Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Reseach to implenent by seeking a grant, which in this instance functions with the invlovement of UNDP to disburse the funding and oversee the ATP, and hire experties from CSIRO and Soil Consrvation srevice department from USA to initiate Civil Core Conservation program in conjection with the farmers as hired labour to improve of the tillage and terracing practices along with what is designed in the project proposal to increase production in crops and livestock and retention of soil and water of the arable lands and watercatchment basins of the highlands, as well as avoiding floods in the valleys, together with the afforstation of the very steep slopes aroung home steads, minus the organizational set up through a council, but only the Minister of Agriculture in terms of Extension Service program and the Institute of Agriculture carrying the project proposal in terms of Pilot Research project for feasilibility studies and research into species adapted for droght and frost tolerance, rather than GMO varieties and fertilisers, with assistance of Experts from CSIRO, Australia and soil conservation personell from the United States of America through the UNDP program of the united Nations in charge of the disbursement of the funds and hiring personell, and perhaps with the involvement of the Minitry of Works to mobilise the youth population to do community service with minimal pay to engage in Civil Core Conservation Program, with the funds from the Bill Gates foundation. Otherwise with out clear organizational sept up and well defined project to act upon and the mode of the philantrophy serves as NGO, free of Government buerrocracy, and the involvement of too many cooks might spoil the broth or the intended out come. Also include into the 11,769, 899, the 1,035,312 for the finacial services, perhaps in terms of micro finacing of manfufacturing and packaging project of the farm products and vegitale cropping under irrigation from wind mills to provide water, for drinking and irrigation and elctricity for heat and light.

  17. Anonymous
    | #17

    #1,the Eritrean one,
    According to your comment, while Bill Gates try to get rid of one of the worst human beings in the world tyrant Meles, do you thing Bill Gates should also try to get rid of the master of hate and racist Esayas who groomed and trained Meles?

  18. tewbel
    | #18

    I congratulate Ato Kefyalew for his brillant analisys of Bill Gate’s aid to Ethiopia. I doubt if the 100 million Gate’s grant will make any substantial difference compared to the 3.4 billion dollars p/y that Meles already receives in foreign AID. It is another US AID gimmick to impress the public, and to consolidate further the Meles Regime. Or, Is President Obama through his Indian AID Director wants to assure some people that he is really not a Black sympathizer of Africa. As usual the funds will end up in Meles pocket in one form or the other. I hope that Kefyalew will continue to follow up this matter, because the “devil” will show in the details.

  19. aha!
    | #19

    Kefyalew Gebremedhin by condemning the Ministry of Agriculture and attiributing the role of ATA in the hands of Killil Mengistat instead of campaigning for invigorating the Ministry of Agriculture with its Agicultural Extensision Program, the sole components to the ATA program in terms of afforstation, soil and water conservation and tillage and terracing of the arable lands in the highlands of Ethiopia and river basins, and the Ethiopian Agricultural Research Institute as major components; you are playing in the hands of Killil Mengistat Adminsitrators, that should be left to managinging their half-baked Agricltural Development program under FYGTP, but not the ATP by the Bill Gates Foundation, which should be handled by the Ministry of Agriculture and Ethipian Agricultural Research Organization funded and overseen the the UNDP of the United Nations form the Bill Gates Foundation. That is the venu ouside development aids have been handled in the past, I presume
    and the project should be able to make an impact ecological regions, not the divide and rule policy of ethnic zones.

  20. love
    | #20

    I hear a lot of no so good news today about Gates but he used to be my hero. I hear he may be part of the neoliberalism and in the campaign against over population, therefore depopulating nations through GMO foods given as aid and vaccinations. I am sure we will hear whether his efforts are really genuine or not. The other issue, what will help the money for us would be for democracy and human rights first. I don’t understand why such donations are not being made to first allow people to live in peace by getting rid of dictators such as Meles/TPLF. He has taken pictures with Alamoudi, Alamoudi representing Ethiopia. Since Alamoudi, Ethiopia as a nations is now being called Muslim nation. I feel uneasy when people like Gates and Clinton pause for picture with people like Alamoudi and Meles. So I think the agenda is different and not really helping Ethiopian people.

  21. love
    | #21

    As Grum elequently put it, he does understand very well the game behind where the strength of TPLF lies, global capitalism. The door is wide open for gloabl advisers to implement any policy they want. for TPLF it is not important who comes and and who leaves as long as it says in power through the full support of gloabl capitalism. Unfortunately many Ethiopians inside or outside of Ethiopia are unaware of the game and what is going on. It has become decided that the world’s resources, including humans are resources will be controlled all over the world. The only way to control the world is through depopulation so that it is easier to manipualte and control. Many Ethiopians are not aware about GMO foods that is being sent to Ethiopia, after years of consuming this GMO food 2nd generation of the GMO that people have been fed will be childless, therefore making it easy to decrease population.

    We still need to get it our heads that, why we are still looking for hands out. It creates dependency and it is not with any condition. When people like Gates come in and give money, it is with condition. We have to stop this expectation of getting money or any kind of aid from rich countries, no matter how poor we are. If they are really serious, they will first and foremost promote democracy, they won’t and they are happy that TPLF is in power.

  22. aha!
    | #22

    Global Capitalism, if I understood it correctly is a concept that brings the world together as one community through its multi-national corporations and media communication: smart phone, web media, e-mail and fax communications to facilitate transactions faste than ever before. There is also a free market capitalism going on with in each country, that alows the individual to compete in a free maket economy according to ones skill and ability to get a market share of the pie through fair and free competion in the market place. Having said that, the TPLF/eprdf political model of ethnic federalism, secessionism and totaliarinism, dominated by by TPLF and TPLF affiated enterprises, foreign corporations countries like China, Turkey, India and Saudi Arabia are cases in point that does not allow free market capitalism, democracy and individual freedom, liberty and equality to have precedence over ethnic and secessionist rights should also has priorities over global capitalism, which a common denominator with impact to all countries.

  23. Ethiopian from Minnesota, U.S.A
    | #23

    To some of this forum participants:
    The burning issue is that some of our Ethiopian mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, and children are on the verge of DEATH from the never ending starvation. We, Ethiopians in diaspora, haven’t done anything to help these Ethiopians cope with this ongoing problem. But we intellectualize the hunger, and criticize the Aid provided by this generous philanthropist, Bill Gates. Politicization of Aid to feed our starving people should not be a topic for discussion. Since the time of humanity there have been leaders who have stood up for the benevolence of their people, and those other leaders who have been tyrants of their people. Exposing the true color of a leader is not by opposing the goodwill of Aid donors and relating it to the unacceptable action of the regime. If we really object to the goodwill of Mr. Gates thinking that the millions of his dollars will end up in the pocket of Meles and his cohorts, we should be able to provide the necessary food aid to our indigent people. Some of us talk about genetically modified food which may or may not cause some future side effects. Who does guarantee the future to the dying person from starvation? Without living today we cannot see tomorrow. We have become experts in political dissection. But we are losing the mental acumen of differentiation of realism from idealism. Real people are dying from starvation. This is not a political game for our entertainment. Hunger is real, not fictitious or imaginary. The political rhetoric has its place in the other forums. When it comes to hunger in Ethiopia, the last three governments including the current one in Menelik Palace, Meles Zenawi as the Head , have failed miserably. Meles might use hunger as a weapon to weaken the Ethiopian people. But we have to applaud and thank individuals, governments, and organizations who run to feed our starving Ethiopians, instead of politicizing their effort and actual help. If we want not to have these foreigners to help our hungry people thinking that we can do it by ourselves, we have to step to the plate to feed the people. But we have not solved the hunger problem for the last forty years. We have not come forward with a tangible plan how to fight it. However we have proven to ourselves that we are very good in delivering an opinion upon the goodwill of others. We have not collected money or organized ourselves to fight this ongoing problem. Until we become self-reliant and self-sufficient to solve this huge problem and save our people from this hunger tragedy, we have to stop the mouth of criticizing Bill Gates and philanthropists like him if we really care for our starving Ethiopians.

  24. love
    | #24

    Ethiopian from Minnesota,

    TPLF dependes on Foreign interests Arab or West, East are part of the problem in fact are advisors, if you can’t see that, you are naive. You need to criticize all the parties involved and most of all those propping TPLF. Think about this, where would TPLF get its guns and ideas of ethnic aprtheid without any support. TPLF would have left long ago in 2005. The blame goes: we the people and outsiders. We as people have the power to stop this but we became part of the problem as well by bickering about ethnic division which they want us to be and we are exactly manifesting that instead of saying how to bring wellbeing for our people. So open your eyes unless you are in fear not to criticize. Of course, we the diaspora have still power to put pressure on outsiders in every way possible but we won’t do it. This donor mentality, saying let us get help because we are “poor” is already in our mind and expect hand out without any condition then we shout when something goes wrong. We have to searh a way to empower people without aid, it is okay with individual phylanthrepy even today, it is tainted.

  25. Girum
    | #25

    @Ethiopian from Minnesota, U.S.A
    ********************************
    The system(Global Capitalism) first insidiously, systematically and gradually robes or plunders you some 100 dollars and then when you get impoverished, weakened and suffer to death then it comes back again as a philanthropist and then gives you back some 5 dollars. This is such a heinous clandestine sabotage by global capitalism in collaboration with such irresponsible and corrupt stooge client-regimes like TPLF against 3rd world nations like us. What we have to do is devise a system that leads us to the way we are able to come out of this vicious-circle? To do so, in my view, we need to do some of the following things.
    1) By all means first save Ethiopia, Ethiopiawinet and Ethiopians from the looming destruction insidiously and perpetually perpetrated by Meles and TPLF in collaboration with foreign forces who are inherent enemies of Ethiopia, Ethiopiawinet and Ethiopians. To do so we need to discern and focus on our meaningful and vital common values to have solidarity, harmony, trust, rather than our minor differences we try to inculcate and indulge through bogus democracy that is manifested through mere elections.
    2)Based on civilized dialogue at all levels(especially the intellectual elites) to choose, create and establish a stable, sustainable, meaningful and vital social order or system we live and die for (Socialism, Mixed or Capitalism).To achieve this we need to have our own clear, meaningful and vital Political-Philosophy as well as Life-Philosophy based on rational thinking. This is the top most missing ingredient in Ethiopian politics. The sort of party politics the way we have seen it for the last 20 years in such mere game of the usual stereotypical party politics , based on bogus democracy, without such rational and philosophical approaches are not only worthless but also harmful by creating divisive disharmony and havoc for the entire nation. As a stepping stone I personally prefer mixed-economy where Socialism is the basis and is dominant over Capitalism like a share of values and assets where 60 % Socialism to 40 percent Capitalism. The entire pervasive global crisis and chaos is due to the inherent nature of unbridled greedy capitalism. The entire world and knowledgeable intellectuals, including the West, are waking up due to this alert of chronic cancer stage capitalism and it is only the naive and gullible Ethiopian Intellectuals who still stick to worshiping this system while to the contrary still demonizing Socialism. The struggle is not only a matter of bogus democracy the way naive and gullible ones present it to be so and hence confuse the mass. The struggle is also inherently and mainly class-struggle that is between the elitist 1%(actually very less than that) supper rich Capitalist class and the rest 99 % majority mass. So any of you who read this comment please honestly and courageously ask and explore yourself for which class you belong to and fight for before you talk a lot about bogus democracy as usual. Indeed the deepest sense of the fight is between evil and good, the fight is between values, and hence it is not of fleshly nature as such.
    3)Based on No-2 to essentially establish and achieve stable nationalist good-governance rather than bogus democracy that can be the possible potential causes of disharmony and conflict and instability in 3rd world nations. We have to be able to discern end-game values from means of expression of values. Mere election and free-press being hyped and inculcated by most of the oppositions are not just as such end-game vales by themselves and rather they are juts means of expression of values. Therefore its better we have critical thinking so that we are able to discern and apply intrinsic-values rather than encapsulating jargons presented and camouflaged as intrinsic-values. For now the main tragedy and sometimes comedy in Ethiopian politics, especially in OPPOSITION CAMP, is that for them bogus democracy through mere-elections or free-press have been presented and hyped as an-end-game. Therefore LIBERAL-DEMOCRACY and FREE-MARKET is their new version of illusion and fantasy up on which all the solution resides. And hence following the temporary downfall of SOCIALISM, even after this all 20 years of unrivaled global dominance by global capitalism and its consequential global impoverishment of the mass and the ensuing crisis and chaos, then we most of us still are not at all volunteer to again scrutinize this system of capitalism. This is one of the main manifestations of the crisis of Ethiopian politics.
    4)Like the way capitalism is globalized then Socialism has be globalized like wise and hence global alliance with nations and individuals of Socialistic values is very essential. The intrinsic-virtues and values of Socialism has to be inculcated, revived and globalized. This is how socialism can survive the challenges of Global Capitalism. And hence it is not through ‘philanthropy’ like the way we see by Global capitalism that we can help and save poor peoples of the world but rather it is through Socialism. Global-Capitalism with its insidious schemes plunges poor nations in to chaos and then plunders the wealth of such nations to severe massive impoverishment and then comes back again as philanthropy saying “Coming back again to save you”. How can we come out of this vicious-circle? Here I want to assert that it has become my strong conviction that the revival of Socialism and its intrinsic-virtues and values shall save and revive Ethiopia, Ethiopiawinet and Ethiopians from the looming destruction. We have to come out of the cocoons of the paradigm set-ups of global-capitalism as is presented through bogus Liberal-Democracy and bogus Free-Market-Economy and hence we have to set another paradigm to inculcate and revive Socialism. Yes revive the intrinsic virtues and values of Socialism again from the dust-bins we once naively and gullibly thrown it away. For we Ethiopians Socialism shall create harmony and solidarity to unite us and stand in unison rather than bogus democracy (around 70 political parties in Ethiopia) that is unfamiliar to disarrays us. Liberal-Democracy and Liberal-Economy (Free-Market-Economy) has no as such pertinent natural, moral, historical, social, religious, attributes and values related to Ethiopia, Ethiopiawinet and Ethiopians. As to the essence of Liberalism that makes the very individual-self as its sole and main embodiment (in both Liberal-Democracy and Liberal-Economy) in totally incoherent to the natural, moral, historical, social, religious, attributes and values related to Ethiopia, Ethiopiawinet and Ethiopians. Why we aspire to overnight impose the values of the west (especially US) over Ethiopia, Ethiopiawinet and Ethiopians under the disguise of Liberal-Democracy and Liberal-Economy? That is why I say Socialism is our natural, moral, historical, social, religious, attributes and values related to Ethiopia, Ethiopiawinet and Ethiopians. Whenever we demonize Socialism I dare to say that we are some how in some sort of predicament and confusion in this regard.

    5) Give prior attention to education to advance science and technology rather than entirely focusing on mere mafia style business schemes for the sake of money, as is in the case of TPLF, under the disguise of free-market economy of capitalism.
    6) Conservation (The preservation and wise use of natural resources) of natural resources through scientifically and technologically approved efficient methods and mechanisms. Free-market economy of global capitalism that is mainly driven by the main motive and meta-governing rule of “Money-Capital-Accumulation” through “Money-Capital-Sequencing” is such a catastrophe for the entire world that has been despoiling resources and also causing environmental pollutions and imbalances. So what we have to exploit, produce and use has to be mainly based on what we need rather that what we want that is driven by our own mere unbridled desires for the mere sake of the insane business cycles of primarily money driven system. I dare to say that Socialism is one of the greatest remedy for this predicament. One of the causes of starvation and food-insecurity in Ethiopia is due to these insane business cycles of primarily money driven system. First we need bread than CHAT. There is no such a thing like export driven agriculture in a nation that can not feed its own peoples. The entire pre-exiting agricultural system in Ethiopia has been abused for the sake of money profit making and that is why we are doomed to starvation like this. Any way related to this food-security or food-insecurity in Ethiopia and also Bill gates foundation, please read the following very vital and interesting reference that I have recently viewed and read in Abugida that was posted by some one.
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=25605
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=theme&themeId=24
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=30299
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=366
    7)If the honorable mega-rich Bill Gates is to help us honestly, we are happy and appreciate it, but let him give us the money alone ,with out significantly interfering in our internal issues, and then we know where to use the money. In our personal life if some one is to help you by giving aid in kind or cash, then he/she has to give you the required personal freedom as to how to use it. At least we beg Bill Gates not to give it to TPLF that will help to oppress us.

    God Bless Ethiopia
    Viva Socialism!!!

  26. Ethiopian from Minnesota, U.S.A
    | #26

    @love
    You said, “TPLF dependes on Foreign interests Arab or West, East are part of the problem in fact are advisors, if you can’t see that, you are naive. You need to criticize all the parties involved and most of all those propping TPLF.”

    Love,it is my belief that you are a well versed analytical individual, and you well know that we live in an economically connected world. It is because of this global connection that we are enabled to live where we are today far away from our country, Ethiopia. You cannot deny this fact. Whether we agree or not with the current Ethiopian regime, the investments by foreigners in our country, as non-Americans from around the globe invest their money in United States of America, should be welcomed in Ethiopia because we, Ethiopians, do not have the wealth or the MONEY to bring economical growth to our country. So I do not have an objection to foreign investment in Ethiopia. My only question is that these foreign investments bring the desired results to our destitute people with equitable benefits. The ultimate goal of these investments should be ownership of the enterprises by the people of Ethiopia. The country is not self-sufficient, and the people (Ethiopians) in diaspora have not done anything concrete to alleviate the ongoing food crisis except puking their uncontrollable logorrhoea. Supporting the much needed foreign investment in Ethiopia does not make this supporter NAIVE or supporter of EPRDF or afraid of criticizing the misguided or the wrong action of government or foreigners or individuals in this forum or elsewhere. So you are mistaken in your judgement about the character of this brother of yours. Never judge a person’s character from few lines of comments on this forum. You can criticize even ridicule my opinion or points or reasons of arguments, but don’t jump to conclude to what type of person I am or personality I have. You are very welcomed to shred my view or opinion or argument into million of pieces, and I will be very happy.

    You said, “We as people have the power to stop this but we became part of the problem as well by bickering about ethnic division which they want us to be and we are exactly manifesting that instead of saying how to bring wellbeing for our people. So open your eyes unless you are in fear not to criticize.”

    I absolutely agree with you that we as people have the power. Instead of being part of the ongoing divisive ethnic problem, we can lead in bringing Ethiopians together inside and outside the country. But, first each of us has to promise sincerely and truthfully not to engage in tribal slurs and comments even if we are provoked by narrow minded tribalism mongers. When we stand up against our own poignant prejudice, we can say that we are ready to fight the country dividing, tribalism promoting, hatred mongering, corruption advancing, money laundering, Ethiopia bankrupting, cruel, autocratic, undemocratic, inhumane dictator Meles Zenawi and his regime to liberate Ethiopia and Ethiopians from the grip of EPRDF. When our own heart is infested with tribal prejudice, and we are not pure of the tribal sin, it is very difficult to blame the other party and have the label to stick. Just to remind you: I have always my eyes not only open, but they are very widely OPEN, and thank you for mentioning.

    I think that I am in the mood of agreeing with you. Yes, we, Ethiopians in Diaspora, have the power to put pressure and influence the foreigners in implementing their foreign policies in our country. But we have not used, and are not using this powerful tool to our advantage to benefit our country. It is possible to isolate Meles’s regime if we practice it. As you and I know, we theorize it, but not practice it. The FERENJES say, ” TALK IS CHEAP.” And Meles knows it and laughs at us because of our INACTION on this point.

    Shall I disagree with you? Yes, I disagree with you on the tainted philanthropy than no philanthropy at this junction of the hunger situation in our country. My take on this is that we should accept any kind of food aid from anyone, anywhere as long as millions of our people are fed to stay alive. I know that you are thinking of or trying to coin a word to describe me as a person or my personality, but I cannot pull back on my opinion regarding hunger. I stick with my gun.

    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to mumble.

  27. Ethiopian from Minnesota, U.S.A
    | #27

    @Girum
    Girum, Socialism is well and alive more in the Western world than in the third world, like Ethiopia. The welfare system, the social security service, Medicaid, the Refugee Services, all are the indicators of the socialist attitude that USA and other developed European countries have implemented to benefit their citizens and residents. We came to USA (assuming that you reside or live here)as students, refugees, visitors, or DV lottery winners, and are granted the opportunity to live and work and raise family. Taking care of the poor and the sick is socialist attribute. We always witness socialism in action in USA. Our parents come from Ethiopia with green cards and automatically become eligible for Medicaid and social security financial aid. That shows the socialist behavior of this nation. Socialism as political ideology cannot survive because of the human nature. Human nature is geared towards ownership. We want to own. That is why we saw the easy crumbling of socialism and communism in the 90s. Capitalism with its humanitarian socialist flavor is hard to eradicate. I hope you own your house or car or business. Do you leave your car key in the ignition with the sign posted inviting anyone to drive it around or wherever the person or persons want to drive to? As long as we have something in our own names and we paid and keep on paying with our own hard earned money, it will be difficult to realize Socialism in action. Socialism needs Capitalism for its existence. Capitalism has embraced Socialism. Socialism alone by itself is a non-existent myth. This is my non-political scientist’s opinion.

  28. Girum
    | #28

    @Ethiopian from Minnesota, U.S.A
    You are quite right and logical regarding the welfare state traditions in US which I agree.But what you are saying is becoming history and things are heading towards the other directions.
    The once native diligent middle class in US is gradually perishing and do not make Ethiopians, with DV or without it, there in US as the main center of argument for the righteousness of your contention regarding the system. I mean think beyond this perspective some how a bit vastly. The other good thing you mentioned regarding individualism is quite logical but it has as such insignificant point when compared to the cancerous stage of Capitalism. Individualism and Socialism are inseparable two sides of the same coin. If the general integrity and wellbeing of an individual is not maintained and respected then the community or the social domain which he/she belongs will not be maintained and respected as well. Like wise the converse is true in that social wellbeing and integrity is very vital for the individual as well. So what we have to make is wise discernment and balance between Individualism and Socialism. When so many peoples say, indeed facts are also saying it loudly, that Global Capitalism is heading for dooms day failure it is mainly due to imbalance between the two(Individualism Vs Socialism).And indeed also imbalance between nature and human-made interference.And indeed also imbalance between human need and human unbridled desire. In a world where so many are in very scarcity of basic needs and misery then very few are also in very excess of luxurious life at the expense of those many poor. So when I say conservation (preservation and wise use of natural resources) I mean every individual has the right to survive as a human being and hence resources have to be first be allocated according to basic needs which are of very survival nature. For example think of some corrupt TPLF authority bribing donation food and then buying luxurious cars and homes at the misery of those starving to death poor. And like wise think of Neo-Liberalism where the social welfare state is perishing and deprived of all public sector services which give fair and just services to the community. What do you think of the “OCCUPY MOVEMENT” in US, England and EUROPE? What you some how missed is that where is Capitalism heading for? However, I appreciate your unique insight regarding the implementation of SOCIALIM virtues in US and it is such a good lesson for those who blindly demonize SOCIALIM. What I am usually a bit upset is when so many Ethiopians associate Socialism either with Derg or Stalin or USSSR in its flaws of implementation. Well even in that respect so many admit that the living conditions of majority Ethiopians during the times of Derg was by far better than today in TPLF. So I appreciate guys like you who happen to understand the intrinsic-virtues and values of SOCIALISM and who happen to explain it related to US. The point I want to emphasize is that the “the market ,in free-market, can regulate or control itself with out ‘government’ intervention” and also “Trickle-Down to the poor” Philosophy of Capitalism is no more working keeping in mind the difficult greedy nature of we human beings. That is why socialism is lurking in the background for its historical revival. Another point I want to emphasize is that let’s not be only too political and indeed but also let’s be too rational and scientific regarding resources on earth and its exploitation and human needs and desires. Should we live according to our needs or our unbridled desires? I mean is there such a thing as “Liberal” in a way that makes you completely free what ever you want to do? The answer is both YES and NO.YES in a sense for very FEW the term Liberal works but for the majority mass it is NO.
    And in this sense there is Deregulation (Liberal-Economy) in a way that favors the privileged FEW and to the contrary there is strict Regulation for the Majority mass not to get the secluded share of the privilege of the FEW. This is the paradox of Capitalism. And that is why SOCIALISM is inevitable and not a myth. The point now is better to focus as to how can we make such a good hybrid coherent system taking good merits from both and rectifying bad demerits from both based on our past experience. And for Ethiopia that is what I aspire. Finally I am very interested to make civilized dialogue in this regard of “CAPITALISM Vs SOCIALISM” with you as I deem you are a bit sensible and rational to make such civilized and constructive dialogue. And also please read the reference website for the subject matter at hand in the article about Bill Gates.

  29. Girum
    | #29

    It is my hope that you understand that the words alone do not have the complete power to explain the realities in practice. So when you say “Capitalism embraces Socialism” then you have to also know that Socialism also embraces Capitalism in that without social basis then Capitalism can not sustain as a viable system and that is why Marx once said that Capitalism digs its own grave. The term Capitalism is not even such a full-fledged word in its entirety and as such do not encompass all life aspects and that is why I prefer to include the word Individualism to broaden the sphere of influence and sentiments. So the word Capitalism is not fully expressive of its pragmatic actions. So for me self-maximization of Individualism applied mainly through Money-Capital-Accumulation through Money-Capital-Sequencing some how represents Capitalism. So Capitalism mainly centers by making self-maximization of Individualism and Money-Capital-Accumulation as its core values. But when we come to Socialism it gives priority to Social-Maximization not only through Money-Capital but also through other invaluable values and material things very vital for life. The very heinous inherent nature of Capitalism evolving in to the mentality that every thing can be liquidated and commoditized for Money-Capital-Accumulation through Money-Capital-Sequencing is what makes Capitalism very inhuman and a failure by despoiling the common-goods of a certain society. For example if Alamudi wants to exploit the minerals in some rural areas where there are sources of water like rivers and aquifers that are of very survival nature for the native inhabitants or society living there then TPLF does not care about millions living there but rather prefers to maintain the advantage of Alamoudi for the sake of Money. Why is TPLF is doing bad in Waldiba Monastery? Because No respect for common–goods and social values. If we are to get donation from the WEST then we have to be able to host gay meetings and respect their rights as long as they are coming with a bag of dollars. This is what chronic capitalism looks like.
    Liberal values and its associated self-maximization of individualism does not work in poor developing countries where individuals are not yet well empowered materially as well as intellectually. The nature of the social fabric is very important. And for we Ethiopians and Ethiopia then self-maximization of Individualism applied mainly through Money-Capital-Accumulation through Money-Capital-Sequencing as is done in capitalism is not a viable move that is totally incoherent with the social fabric of we Ethiopians. Due to this foreign unfamiliar and incoherent values of Capitalism, forgetting the eminent economic chaos, then that is why today we se such social chaos manifested in moral corruption and degradation in Ethiopia especially in Addis. One can not apply self-maximization of individualism unless you are so greedy and selfish in a way that impoverishes and kills the rest of the society. And that is why capitalism can not work in Ethiopia. If you support Global-Capitalism and its associated FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) then you can not have the required full self confidence and rationale to say NO to sell-off vast strip of arable land to foreigners as is practiced by TPLF. When a certain nation like Ethiopia supports and advances Global-Capitalism and then also becomes member of WTO then all this things we oppose as a taboo when TPLF is implementing them then becomes a normal obligation that is taken for granted. Trying to apply Global Capitalism in Ethiopia is like trying to feed and new infant with a butter and meet. So you safeguard the integrity and wellbeing of Ethiopians and the Nation Ethiopia through Socialism not through global Capitalism. So the social-fabric is very important whether to apply capitalism or Socialism. And historically and currently the social-fabric of Ethiopia and Ethiopiawinet is inherently Socialism not Individualism or Capitalism. So when I say Socialism just maintain the culture and tradition of Ethiopiawinet. So when I say Socialism do not sell-off public and government enterprises, as is done by TPLF, but rather built more. Also establish more public credit associations and public banks who stand for the interest of the mass. Then after let also the private sector compete with the public and governmental ones with real and genuine free-market economy (not with the rigged-free-market Economy) with the government mediating and regulating its proper functioning. However the cancer stage of Global Capitalism called Neo-Liberalism does not allow such a thing to happen. You balance and protect the survival basis and integrity of the mass not through donation and philanthropy but through such acts of Socialism. Finally I want to assert that NGOs are the invisible stretched powerful hands of Global Capitalism who are guardians of this system at the grass-root level in a certain society. If we are to shout and talk about the impoverishment and misery of the mass then it is absurd to demonize Socialism in support of Global-Capitalism. That is why I pose such a critical question in my previous comment #25 that is to honestly and courageously ask self to what class we belong to. If we have a significant stake in the food-chains of Global-Capitalism then we have the right to defend it. But what I am saying is that let’s not become dishonest and hypocrite by camouflaging our selves as guardians of the mass while to the contrary we are practically guardians of Global-Capitalism by demonizing Socialism. I get amazed and a bit upset when so many of us say naively and gullibly assert that SOCIALIM means Derg and STALIN where there is no Democracy. What is after all the very essence of Democracy without bread? If we study the hierarchical needs of human beings then primary evolutionary needs such as food, water, safe shelter and environment, safe-sex and family love get priority to other ensuing secondary needs such as democracy and free-press or party politics. During the heydays ear of global-capitalism being implemented in 3rd world nations in its Neo-Liberal policies, like in Ethiopia for the last 20 years is creating such paradoxical events where hierarchical needs of human beings is so confused. So when we are dislocated, impoverished and starved to death by TPLF then our politicians talk about lack of free-press and democracy and to the contrary they still express scary past by demonizing Socialism. And that is why sometimes the WESTERNERS makes mockery and ridiculing regarding political elections in 3rd world nations like Ethiopia. Why? Covertly they pretty well know that bogus democracy through mere election does not work for us but rather it is dominant Socialism with limited well regulated capitalist system as is applied through Mixed-Economy that is best suited for us in order to fulfill our evolutionary needs. But they do not overtly advise this idea to us because it is against their interest with regard to exploiting and plundering of our natural resources for cheap prices. And hence if Socialism is implemented in 3rd world nations then the mass becomes full owner and beneficiary of its resources and wealth and it is definitely against the interest of Western governments and Global-Capitalism. And that is why Socialism and its nationalist guardians are demonized. And if any of us Ethiopian Intellectuals working in the food-chains of global Capitalism be it in its big financial institutions or in its NGOs with such a fabulous salary then how on earth can we talk against Global-Capitalism in favor of Socialism? Not at all. Because it is our own survival issue. But in that case I understand that and respect such attitudes but why we become hypocrite and talk about mass impoverishment and dislocation due to global-capitalism while to the contrary we are overt or covert guardians of this chronic system? So to talk about the system first we have to be honest with ourselves as to what is the nature of the food-chain we belong to and to which class we want to belong and defend for. And with out such internal clarity and clear political-philosophy then political struggle is worthless and very confusing and hypocritical. This is what is missing in Ethiopian politics.
    And hence what is our political philosophy? “First I” Self-Maximization of Individualism through Libertarianism or “First We” through Socialism? For why I am fighting and complaining in that because my interest is at risk or because the interest of the mass is at risk? And like wise why I am comfortable with a certain system because it is comfortable for me or for the mass?Time to ask and answer such critical questions even before we talk about ethnicity. If we have such a clear answer for this critical question then our ethnic problems will also get solved somehow. We have to know also know that intrinsic-virtues as a human being unite us more than ethnic virtues.In my View Socialism also significantly, if not completely, solve our ethnic divisions and also will unite us and save Ethiopia from the looming destruction and disintegration.
    God Bless Ethiopia !!!

  30. love
    | #30

    Ethiopian from Minn,

    “this global connection that we are enabled to live where we are today far away from our country, Ethiopia.” We have to do our own research that how many of Ethiopians were able live outside of Ethiopia as refugees vs those who left willingly? I am guessing the reason most of us leave is because of the hardship in our own country that creates refugees, more so today than past. Imagine, if we live in fair and just society, then rich countries wouldn’t worry about immigration problems that they are trying to solve today. Again, these refugees are produced still the intervention from outside as well as dictators. If I remember correctly from reading around, Haileselassie will send individuals promising that these individuals come back and serve their country after they get their education. Indeed, because of the stablity of the country back then, most Ethiopian students were eager to come back to make a difference in their own country. By all means, as a refugee or immigrant, indeed most benefited economically from other rich countries no doubt.

    I am for the equal benefits of both rich and our countries. Again foreign investments should be scrutinized because we are obviously seeing what is going on today. Alamoudi, you might say is a foreign investor although he claims to be Ethiopian in order to get full, tariff free advantages and many other as a citizen of Ethiopia. If we carefully study that what benefit brought to Ethiopia so far as supposed to his own benefit, then we can see that I believe his own benefit weighs by 5 fold as supposed to Ethiopian people. This is unfair business practice. Add to that his involvement into politics instead of remaining a mere businessman.

    I am sorry to say that is part of the problem itself looking for a hand out food aid etc, and you seem to support that and we can agree to disagree. I haven’t read her book “dead aid” but have seen her on video speak, Dambisa Moyo. Perhaps you might agree with what she says. When you support food aid, we should ask ourselves why farmers are not growing food? Then the problem lies on leadership policy coupled with foreign pressure to provide food aid rather than making the farmers independent. Don’t you think there is something wrong with that by itself why the reason farmers are not producing food enough? Even with old style of farming in the 80s, while in the middle of civil war, most farmers are able to produce enough food to feed the majority of the populations. In today’s technology, you mean to tell me farmers can’t produce food? The goal is to make Ethiopia dependent on food aid, that is full of GMOs god knows what the effect is? Why are farmers being made dependent on foreign food? We should ask all these questions.

    Girum,

    Excellently put. Socialism actually failed in Soviet Union and Marxist and Leninist turned out to be as in today to benefit the very few thus was proved wrong. We yet have to see a true socialism. What happens if Capitalism really falls? The alternate would have been socialism that. I have yet to define what socialism is and in what scenario will a nation live in this system? If socialism means complete dependence on central government that is not oppressive, that still creates dependency of the people. Again it is yet need to be experimented. However as you mentioned the idea of mixed capitalism and socialism will probably make societies thrive through individual’s hard work, personal repsonsibility and the result being wealth obtained through your hard work. Socialism however is also very important. As it is demonstrated today, the continuance of unchecked capitalism lead to monopoly that allowed corporations to profit uncontrollably at the expense of the people, and now have the ability to control the market. This will also curb, what used to be, the creating and innovation of individuals and independent thinking for advancement of society. It means what you have to innovate or create will be under the control of corporations. Imagine, it was because of democracy
    and regulated capitalism that many great individual scientists, engineers, creators, hi technologists, etc USA was able to develop.

  31. Girum
    | #31

    @Love
    *****
    የምትሰጣቸውን/የምትሰጫቸውን አስተያየቶች እየተከታተልኩኝ ነው፡፡
    እጅግ ጥሩ አስተያየቶች ናቸው፡፡ኢትዮጵያ ሀገራችን ብቻ ሳትሆን መላው አለማችን ከፍተኛ ውጥንቅጥና ውጥረት ውስጥ ነው ያለቸው፡፡ግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም እንደ ህፃን ልጅ ዳዴ ይል የነበረውን ሶሻሊዝምን በብልጠት በሃይልና በገንዘብ ለጊዜው በሾኬ ጥሎት የዓለም ብቸኛ ስርዓተ-ማህበር ከሆነ በኋላ ቀስ በቀስ እራሱን ወደ ፍፁም ሞኖፖሊ ካፒታሊዝም ነው የቀየረው፡፡ካፒታሊዝም የራሱን መቃብር ይቆፍራል ብሎ ማርክስ ሲናገር አንድ የቀረው ነገር ነበር፡፡ይህም ካፒታሊዝም እራሱን ወደ ለየለት ሞኖፖሊ ካፒታሊዝም ለመቀየር በሚያደርው ሂደት ውስጥ መጀመሪያ የሚቆፍረው የብዙሃኑን ድሃ ህዝቦች መቃብር ነው፡፡አሁን በሀገራችን ያለው የኑሮ ውድነትና በመላው አለም እየታየ ያለው የፋይናንስና የኢኮኖሚ ቀውስና ይህንን ተከትሎ ያለው የብዙሃኑ ስራ አጥነት የኑሮ ቀውስ የሚያሳየው ይህንን እውነታ ነው፡፡Austerity Measure(የማህበራዊ አገልግሎቶችና በተያያዥ ያለው የስራ በጀት ቅነሳ) እየተባለ በአሜሪካ በእንግሊዝና በመላው አውሮፓ እየተደረገ ያለው አንጀት አጥብቅ እርምጃ እኮ በቀጥታም ሆነ በተዘዋዋሪ የሚያሳየው ካፒታሊዝም በብዙሃኑ መቃብር ላይ የራሱን ቤተ-መንግስት እየገነባ መሆኑን ነው፡፡አሁን በሀገራችን እየታየ ያለው የኑሮ ውድነት በአጋጣሚ ሳይሆን ሆነኝ ተብሎ በግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም እቅድ መሰረትና በመለስ ተባባሪነት እየተከናወነ ያለ ብዙሃኑን የማዳከም የማደህየት ስራና በዚህ ጥፋትና ስቃይ ደግሞ ጥቂቶችን የማበልፀግና የማጠናከር ስራ ነው በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መንገድ እየተሰራ ያለው፡፡ስለዚህም ስርዓቱ ቀውስ ውስጥ ነው ሲባል አሁን ባለው ነባራዊ እውነተኛ ቀውስ ውስጥ ያለው ብዙሃኑ የአለም ድሃ ህዝብ(99 ፐርሰንት) ነው እንጂ ከፍተኛው የካፒታሊስቱ መደብ(1ፐርሰንት) አይደለም፡፡So Capitalism is consolidating it self in to absolute oligarchic monopolists capitalism while to the contrary it is impoverishing and destabilizing and impairing the rest majority mass. So the primary decisive war and fight behind the curtain in the background is inherently class war between the mega-rich Global-Capitalist class and the rest majority poor mass. This is what our Ethiopian intellectuals and politicians do not want and/or can’t figure out. So the sustainable solution is to again revive not only socialism but also global Socialism which has global alliance not NGO and philanthropy as such. Global Capitalism systematically and gradually plunders and destabilizes you in to the last gasp of starvation to death and then again comes back to tell you that it is your true savior through its NGOs. If we are reduced to a state of nation where our fate clings to a single mega-rich philanthropist individual where he is coming to us to kill us or to save us then what are we after all in our existence as a nation? Why we happen to get trapped in to this quandary or paradox?
    የመለስ አገዛዝ የመውደቂያ ጊዜው ጫፍ ላይ ነው የደረሰው፡፡አሁን የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ዋና ጭንቅ ስለ መለስ መውደቅ አይደለም፡፡ግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም የራሱን ፍላጎትና አላማ የሚያራምድለት እንደ መለስ ወይንም ሌላውን ቅጥረኛ አገዛዝ (Stooge-Client-Regime) እንደ ማስቲካ አላምጦት አገልግሎቱን ሲጨርስ ከቻለ ደህንነቱን ጠብቆ ማረፊያ ያዘጋጅለታል ካልቻለም የገዛ የተረገጠና የከፋው ብሶተኛ ህዝቡ መልሶ ቢቆረጣጥመውና ፍርዱን ቢሰጠው ጭንቁ አይደለም፡፡በዘመነ ግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም(አሁን ባለችው ዘመነኛ ኢትዮጵያ ጭምር) ዘላቂ ጥቅም እንጂ ዘላቂ ወዳጅነት የሚባል ነገር የለም፡፡ስለዚህም ዋናው ጭንቁ ቀጣይ ቅጥረኛ አገዛዝ (Stooge-Client-Regime) ማፈላለግና ስልጣን ላይ በምርጫም ይሁን በጓሮ በር ማውጣት ነው፡፡በተደጋጋሚ ሰምተህ እንደሆነ በአሁኑ ወቅት መለስንና ወያኔን አብዮታዊ-ዲሞክራት እያሉ መወንጀልና በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ የተፈጠረው ቀውስና ምስቅልቅል ሁሉ የአብዮታዊ-ዲሞክራሲ መዘዝና ምክንያት እንጂ የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም መዘዝ ጭምር መሆኑ እንዳይታወቅ ለመሸፋፈን ከፍተኛ የሆነ የፕሮፖጋንዳ ስራ እየተሰራ ነው፡፡እንዲያውም በቅርቡ የእነ ልደቱ ፓርቲ በኢትዮጵያ ብቸኛው ሊበራል-ዲሞክራሲን የሚከተል በመሆኑ የአፍርካና የአለም ሊበራል ዲሞክራቶች አባል ለመሆን ከፍተኛ ትግል እያደረገ እንደሆነ እየተወራ ነው፡፡እናም የእነ ልደቱ ፓርቲ ከመለስ ጋር ዋናው ልዩነቱ እነ መለስ ከሚከተሉት የአብዮታዊ-ዲሞክራሲ ጋር በተያያዘ የአይዲሎጂ ልዩነት እንደሆነ ሁሉ እየተወራ ነው፡፡እንግዲህ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ገበሬዎች እየተፈናቀሉ ታሪካዊና ሃይማኖታዊ ገዳማት እየፈረሱ መሬት ዶላር ይዘው ለመጡ ለባእዳን ሃይሎች እየተሰጠ ያለው በአብዮታዊ-ዲሞክራሲ አይዲኦሎጂ ምክንያት ነው ልንባል ነው ማለት ነው፡፡ውድ Love ከወያኔ ባልተናነሰ ኢትዮጵያን እጅግ የጎዳት አንዱ ነገር ቀላል ቁጥር ናቸው በማይባሉ የምሁራኖቻችንና የፖለቲከኞቻችን አደርባይነትና አለማስተዋል ጭምር ነው፡፡ወያኔ ሶሻሊስት ከሆነ ጥንቱንም ገንጣይ አስገንጣይ ሆኖ እንዴት ሶሻሊዝም ከሚከተለው ከደርግ ጋር ያን አይነት እጅግ ደም አፋሳሽና ሀብት አውዳሚ የሆነ ጦርነት ውስጥ ገባ?ምእራባውያን መንግስታት ለጦርነት ከሚረዱት ይልቅ ለምንስ የጥንቷ ሶቭዬት ህብረት ከደርግ ጋርስ ልታደራድረውና ልታስማማው ያን ያህል አልቻለችም?ለምንስ የወያኔን ስልጣን ላይ መውጣት ተከትሎ በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ይህንን አይነት ቅጥ ያጣና አይን ያወጣ ዝርፊያና ሙስና ይህንንም ተከትሎ ያለ የሰማይና የምድር ልዩነት ያለው የሀብት ክፍፍልና ሙስና ድህነት ተስፋፋ?በሶሻሊስቱ በደርግ ዘመን ፈፅሞ ባልታየ ሁኔታ ወያኔ እራሱ ለምን ይህንን አይነት ሰዎችን(ፖለቲከኞችን ምሁራኖችንን ታዋቂ ግለሰቦችን ወዘተ) የማታለል በገንዘብ በጥቅም በስልጣን የመደለል የረቀቀ የውንብድና ሴራና ስራ ለመስራት እንዴት ቻለ?መለስ እኔ አብዮታዊ-ዲሞክራት ወይንም ኢህአዲግ (ኢትዮጵያ ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ግንባር በድል ስልጣን ላይ ለመውጣት ሲቃረቡ የተሰጠ ስያሜ) ነኝ የሚሉበት ዋና ምክንያትና ይህንንም ተከትሎ የሌላው ሰው መሳሳትና ማሳሳት ዋና ምክንያት የሚከተለው ነው፡፡
    1ኛ)ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ የሚል ጭንብል በማጥለቅ ድሃውንና ምስኪኑን የትግራይንና የኢትዮጵያን ህዝብ ደርግን በመጣል ትግሉ ወቅት ከጎኑ ለማሰለፍ እንዲረዳው በማሰብ የቀየደው ሴራ ነው፡፡ድሃውን የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ሶሻሊስት በመምሰል ነው መቅረብና ለትግል ማነሳሳት ያለብህ፡፡ይህ በአንድ በኩል የመደብ አሰላለፍን ተፈጥሮ(Social fabric and class structure) በቅጡ መረዳት ይጠይቃል፡፡አብዛኛው የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ድሃ ስለሆነ የሚበጀውም በዋናነት ግንባር ቀደም ሶሻሊዝም እንደሆነ መለስም ጭምር ጠንቅቀው ያውቃሉ፡፡ይህንን ጭንብል ያጠለቁትም ለዚሁ ነው፡፡
    2ኛ)ዲሞክራሲ የሚለውን ጭንብል ያጠለቁት ደግሞ ምእራባውያን እየደገፉና እየረዱ ስልጣን ላይ ስላወጧቸውና የቀዝቃዛውን ጦርነት ማክተም የደርግን ከስልጣን መውደቅ ተከትሎ ወደውም ሆነ ተገደው መለስ እንዲከተሉት የሚሆነው ካፒታሊዝም ማለት ዲሞክራሲ ማለት ጭምር ነው የሚለውን አስተሳሰብ በኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ላይ በማስረፅ አጉል ዲሞክራት መስሎ ለመታየት የታሰበ ስልት ነው፡፡ስለዚህም ድቅል ወይንም ድብልቅ የሆነ አሳሳች ነገር ግን ካለው ነባራዊ እውነታ(ከግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም) አንፃር ተግባራዊ ሊሆን የማይችል አብዮታዊ-ዲሞክራሲ የሚል አዲስ ፈጠራ ማቅረብ ግድ ሆነ ማለት ነው፡፡
    3ኛ)እንዲያውም መለስና ኢትዮጵያ አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራሲን በወሬ ሳይሆን በተግባር በትክክል በፅናት ቢከተሉና ተግባራዊ ቢያደርጉ ኖሮ ዛሬ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ እርሃብ በጠፋና ህዝቡም ከችግር ተላቆ ወደ እውነተኛ እድገትና ስልጣኔ ባመራ ነበር፡፡ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ-ዲሞክራሲ ማለት እኮ ከጥቂት ግለሰቦች (ግለሰባዊ ሊበራሊዝም) ይልቅ በተቃራኒው የህዝብን ህልውና ልእልና ነፃነት ፍላጎት ቅድሚያ የሚያስጠበቅ ማለት ነው፡፡ቻይና ባብዛኛው እየተከተለች ያለችው ይህንን ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ-ዲሞክራሲ ስለሆነ ነው ዛሬ እዚህ ደረጃ የደረሰችው፡፡እና ታዲያ እውን አሁን አንዳንዶች ኢትዮጵያውያን ተቃዋሚዎችና ግለሰቦች ወያኔን እንደሚወነጅሉት ባለ አይነት አሁን ምድር ላይ ባለችው ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ እውን ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራሲ ተግባራዊ እየሆነ ነው ማለት ነው?እንዲያውም በወሬ ሰዎችን ለማሳሳት ተብሎ ጭንብል ያጠለቀውን የውሸት ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራሲ ሳይሆን እውነተኛ ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራሲ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ተግባራዊ ቢሆን ቁጥር አንድ የመለስና የወያኔ ደጋፊ በሆንኩኝ ነበር፡፡እውነታው ግን ይህ አይደለም፡፡አንዲያውም ይህንን አይነት የተሳሳተና ህዝብን ለድብቅ መሰሪ አላማ ተብሎ የሚነዛ ወሬ ፈረንጆች Conspiracy Theory ከሚሉት ጋር ነው የማመሳስለው፡፡ስለዚህም መለስና ወያኔ እኛ ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራት ነን ብሎ እራሰን ማቅረብም(Claim) ሆነ በዚህ ተመሳሳይ አካሄድ ሌላውም ተቃዋሚና ኢትዮጵያዊ ይህንን ተቀብሎ በቀጥታ ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራት መጠራት ለእኔ Conspiracy Theory ነው፡፡
    4ኛ)የቀዝቃዛውን ጦርነት ማክተም ተከትሎ ባለው የደርግና የሶሻለዝም መውደቅና በተቃራኒው ያለው የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ብቸኛ የዓለም ስርዓት መሆን ተከትሎ ሶሻሊዝምን የማጥላላትና በተቃራኒው ያለውን ግሎባል ካፒታሊዝምን የማሞገስና የማምለክ ከፍተኛ የሆነ ሰፊ አለም አቀፍ የፕሮፖጋዳ ስራ ነው የተሰራው፡፡በሚዲያው በመዝናኛው ኢንደስትሪ በትምህርት ቤቶች በተለያዩ የመንግስትና መንግስታዊ ያለሆኑ ተቋማት ወዘተ በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መንገድ ከፍተኛ የፕሮፖጋንዳ ስራ ነው የተሰራው፡፡በዚህ ምክንያት ዛሬ በብዙሃኖች ኢትዮጵያውያን ፖለቲከኞችንና ምሁራኖችን ዘንድ ስለ ግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም መጥፎነትና ስለ ሶሻሊዝም ጥሩነት መናገር እንደ ወፈፌነት ወይንም ወንጀል ወይንም ፈረንጆችም እንደሚሉት(Cognitive Dissonance) አይነት ነው የሚሆነው፡፡ስለዚህም ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ የተፈጠረውን ቀውስና ችግር የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም መዘዝ ጭምር ነው ከማለት ይልቅ ሙሉ በሙሉ የመለስ ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራሲ መዘዝ ነው ብሎ መፈረጅ ለስሜትና ለአእምሮ የሚመች ይሆናል ማለት ነው፡፡ሰዎች በተፈጥሯችን እውነት ነው ብለን የያዝነውን እውነታ የሚያፋልስ ነገር ሲገጥመን መሬት የከዳችን ያህል ስለምንቆጥር(Cognitive Dissonance) ይህንን አይነት አዲስ እውነት መስማትም ሆነ መቀበል አንፈልግም፡፡ስለዚህም በብዙ ኢትዮጵያውያን ፖለቲከኞችና ምሁራን ዘንድ እንደ መለኮታዊ ስርዓት የሚቆጠረው የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ነገር በመጥፎ ፈፅሞ መነሳትና ለድርድር መቅረብ ያለበት ጉዳይ አይደለም ማለት ነው፡፡ስለዚህም አህያውን ፈርቶ ዳውላውን እንዲሉ የአቶ መለስ አለቃና የበላይ ጠባቂ የሆነውን ግሎባል ካፒታሊዝምን ጭምር ጥፋተኛና ተጠያቂ ከማድረግ ይልቅ መለስን ብቻ ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራት ብሎ ሶሻሊዝምን መወንጀል ለስሜትና ለአእምሮ የቀለለ ሆኖ ተገኘ ማለት ነው፡፡አንድን ነገር በመጥፎ ስእል መሳልና ይህንንም በአለም ህዝብ ዘንድ ማፅረፅ(Indoctrination) የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም አንዱ ባህሪ ነው፡፡ስለዚህም ባይሆን ሶሻሊዝም የሚለውን ስም ስጠራው እንጂ ለእኔም የሚቀለኝ ኮሙኒዝም የሚለው ሲጠራማ አልዋሽም እኔም ጥሩ ስሜት አይሰማኝም፡፡መለስስ ቢሆን አማራውን ለማስጠላት ነፍጠኛ የሚለውን ቃል አይደል በተደጋጋሚ የሚጠቀመው፡፡ነገር ግን በታሪካችን ውስጥ የትግሬ ነፍጠኛ የኦሮሞ ነፍጠኛ የወላይታ ነፍጠና ወዘተ እንዳለ ይታወቃል፡፡ስለዚህም መጥፎ የሆነውን ነገር እና ውድቀትን ሁሉ ሶሻሊዝም ከሚለው ጋር ማያያዝና ሶሻሊዝም እንዲጠላ ማድረግ ካለማወቅ ብቻ የመነጨ ሳይሆን በተዘዋዋሪም የረቀቀና የተቀነባበረ ሴራ ጭምር ነው፡፡
    5ኛ)የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ቅጠረኛ አገዛዝ(Stooge Client-Regime) በሆነው በዘመነ መለስ/ወያኔ እና የዘመነ ግሎባል ካፒታለዝም አዲስ መጥ ዘመነኛ ስርዓት የሆነው ኒዎ-ሊበራል ፖሊሲ ተግባራዊነት የተፈጠረውን አጠቃላይ ማህበራዊ ኢኮኖሚያዊ ፖለቲካዊ ወዘተ ምስቅልቅልና ቀውስ ሁሉ የሀገራዊ የመለስ/ወያኔ አገዛዝ ውጤት ብቻ እንደሆነ መሳልና ማቅረብ ግድ የሚሆንበት ደረጃ ላይ ነው የተደረሰው፡፡ስለዚህም መለስንና ወያኔን ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራት ብሎ በሀሰት በመወንጀል የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝምን ጥፋትና መዘዝ ለመሸፋፈን ነው የተፈለገው፡፡የእነ ቢል ጌትስ በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ርሃብን እናጠፋለን(ከመቅፅበት በገንዘብ ሃይል ብቻ እለቱን የሚጠፋ ይመስል) አይነት አዲስ መዝሙርም የዚህን ግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም/ኒዎ-ሊበራል ስርዓት መዘዝና ቀውስ በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ለመሸፋፈን የታለመ የረቀቀና የተቀነባበረ ስልት ጭምር አካል ነው፡፡ይህ መለስንና ወያኔን ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራት ብሎ በሀሰት በመወንጀልና ጥፋቱና ውድቀቱ በዋናነት በዚህ ብቻ በዚህ የመጣ በማስመሰል ከበስተጀርባ ያለውን የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝምን ጥፋትና መዘዝ ለመሸፋፈን ነው የተፈለገው ለምንድን ነው?አዎ በቀጣይነት ከመለስ/ወያኔ የማይቀር የስልጣን መውረድ ተከትሎ የሚመጣውን አገዛዝና ስርዓት የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም/ኒዎ-ሊበራል ስርዓት ሌላ አዲስ ተስማሚና አገልጋይ ቅጠረኛ አገዛዝ(Stooge Client-Regime) እንዲሆን ለማድረግ የታለመ የረጅም ጊዜ እስትረቴጂ አካል ነው፡፡

    So dear Love please become enlightened and aware of this insidious conspiracy and also ignorance tragically committed in Ethiopian politics.True sustainable change and emancipation of our society comes mainly through truth and enlightenment not through the usual …….
    So fight the unwarranted demonizing of true socialism being insidiously committed through labeling different bad names. And also enlighten and make aware others by telling the true intrinsic-virtues and values of Socialism. Fight to stop demonizing and labeling Socialism as if it entirely means Derg or Stalin or any bla bla. The true emancipation and prosperity and better life of the majority mass becomes realized primarily through Socialism not as such through Philanthropy and NGOs. The main vital question and emphasis have got to be as to why we happen to such starvation in the first place and not rather whether or not we have to accept donation when we are in the last gasp of starvation to death. If I am poor and impoverished and hungry then why not I even steal let alone accept donation. When even a man is challenged to the maximum possible misery then his/her judgment as a sensible human being gets disorganized and eventually loses his wisdom and locus of control. And when a nation is in such misery it is like a man in his last gasp to death and hence is morally and psychologically disorganized to accept any prescription of medicine as a solution. So what is becoming our final prescription for us? Any way our primary focus has to be in removing the racist and plundering stooge client-regime called Meles/TPLF and then saving Ethiopia, Ethiopiawinet and Ethiopians. Then second to install a NOT stooge client-regime that is loving, respecting and loyal to his nation NOT to Global Capitalism. Third revive and establish dominant Socialism that is compatible and coherent with subordinate and well regulated capitalism that primarily serves Socialism it self not unbridled few greedy and powerful individualism. This is what I aspire for my beloved nation Ethiopia. Indeed this is not something very new idea but any wise and sensible Ethiopian can automatically imagine. If we are as such eager honest and wise to learn from history then we have ample experience and lesson from history, from both SOCIALISM and CAPITALISM. And hence let’s not as such commit such a tragic intellectual betrayal, ignorance and arrogance on our society we belong to and claim we stand for.

    God Bless Ethiopia!!!
    Regards

  32. Girum
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    @Love

    የምትሰጣቸውን/የምትሰጫቸውን አስተያየቶች እየተከታተልኩኝ ነው፡፡
    እጅግ ጥሩ አስተያየቶች ናቸው፡፡ኢትዮጵያ ሀገራችን ብቻ ሳትሆን መላው አለማችን ከፍተኛ ውጥንቅጥና ውጥረት ውስጥ ነው ያለቸው፡፡ግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም እንደ ህፃን ልጅ ዳዴ ይል የነበረውን ሶሻሊዝምን በብልጠት በሃይልና በገንዘብ ለጊዜው በሾኬ ጥሎት የዓለም ብቸኛ ስርዓተ-ማህበር ከሆነ በኋላ ቀስ በቀስ እራሱን ወደ ፍፁም ሞኖፖሊ ካፒታሊዝም ነው የቀየረው፡፡ካፒታሊዝም የራሱን መቃብር ይቆፍራል ብሎ ማርክስ ሲናገር አንድ የቀረው ነገር ነበር፡፡ይህም ካፒታሊዝም እራሱን ወደ ለየለት ሞኖፖሊ ካፒታሊዝም ለመቀየር በሚያደርው ሂደት ውስጥ መጀመሪያ የሚቆፍረው የብዙሃኑን ድሃ ህዝቦች መቃብር ነው፡፡አሁን በሀገራችን ያለው የኑሮ ውድነትና በመላው አለም እየታየ ያለው የፋይናንስና የኢኮኖሚ ቀውስና ይህንን ተከትሎ ያለው የብዙሃኑ ስራ አጥነት የኑሮ ቀውስ የሚያሳየው ይህንን እውነታ ነው፡፡Austerity Measure(የማህበራዊ አገልግሎቶችና በተያያዥ ያለው የስራ በጀት ቅነሳ) እየተባለ በአሜሪካ በእንግሊዝና በመላው አውሮፓ እየተደረገ ያለው አንጀት አጥብቅ እርምጃ እኮ በቀጥታም ሆነ በተዘዋዋሪ የሚያሳየው ካፒታሊዝም በብዙሃኑ መቃብር ላይ የራሱን ቤተ-መንግስት እየገነባ መሆኑን ነው፡፡አሁን በሀገራችን እየታየ ያለው የኑሮ ውድነት በአጋጣሚ ሳይሆን ሆነኝ ተብሎ በግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም እቅድ መሰረትና በመለስ ተባባሪነት እየተከናወነ ያለ ብዙሃኑን የማዳከም የማደህየት ስራና በዚህ ጥፋትና ስቃይ ደግሞ ጥቂቶችን የማበልፀግና የማጠናከር ስራ ነው በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መንገድ እየተሰራ ያለው፡፡ስለዚህም ስርዓቱ ቀውስ ውስጥ ነው ሲባል አሁን ባለው ነባራዊ እውነተኛ ቀውስ ውስጥ ያለው ብዙሃኑ የአለም ድሃ ህዝብ(99 ፐርሰንት) ነው እንጂ ከፍተኛው የካፒታሊስቱ መደብ(1ፐርሰንት) አይደለም፡፡So Capitalism is consolidating it self in to absolute oligarchic monopolists capitalism while to the contrary it is impoverishing and destabilizing and impairing the rest majority mass. So the primary decisive war and fight behind the curtain in the background is inherently class war between the mega-rich Global-Capitalist class and the rest majority poor mass. This is what our Ethiopian intellectuals and politicians do not want and/or can’t figure out. So the sustainable solution is to again revive not only socialism but also global Socialism which has global alliance not NGO and philanthropy as such. Global Capitalism systematically and gradually plunders and destabilizes you in to the last gasp of starvation to death and then again comes back to tell you that it is your true savior through its NGOs. If we are reduced to a state of nation where our fate clings to a single mega-rich philanthropist individual where he is coming to us to kill us or to save us then what are we after all in our existence as a nation? Why we happen to get trapped in to this quandary or paradox?
    የመለስ አገዛዝ የመውደቂያ ጊዜው ጫፍ ላይ ነው የደረሰው፡፡አሁን የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ዋና ጭንቅ ስለ መለስ መውደቅ አይደለም፡፡ግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም የራሱን ፍላጎትና አላማ የሚያራምድለት እንደ መለስ ወይንም ሌላውን ቅጥረኛ አገዛዝ (Stooge-Client-Regime) እንደ ማስቲካ አላምጦት አገልግሎቱን ሲጨርስ ከቻለ ደህንነቱን ጠብቆ ማረፊያ ያዘጋጅለታል ካልቻለም የገዛ የተረገጠና የከፋው ብሶተኛ ህዝቡ መልሶ ቢቆረጣጥመውና ፍርዱን ቢሰጠው ጭንቁ አይደለም፡፡በዘመነ ግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም(አሁን ባለችው ዘመነኛ ኢትዮጵያ ጭምር) ዘላቂ ጥቅም እንጂ ዘላቂ ወዳጅነት የሚባል ነገር የለም፡፡ስለዚህም ዋናው ጭንቁ ቀጣይ ቅጥረኛ አገዛዝ (Stooge-Client-Regime) ማፈላለግና ስልጣን ላይ በምርጫም ይሁን በጓሮ በር ማውጣት ነው፡፡በተደጋጋሚ ሰምተህ እንደሆነ በአሁኑ ወቅት መለስንና ወያኔን አብዮታዊ-ዲሞክራት እያሉ መወንጀልና በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ የተፈጠረው ቀውስና ምስቅልቅል ሁሉ የአብዮታዊ-ዲሞክራሲ መዘዝና ምክንያት እንጂ የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም መዘዝ ጭምር መሆኑ እንዳይታወቅ ለመሸፋፈን ከፍተኛ የሆነ የፕሮፖጋንዳ ስራ እየተሰራ ነው፡፡እንዲያውም በቅርቡ የእነ ልደቱ ፓርቲ በኢትዮጵያ ብቸኛው ሊበራል-ዲሞክራሲን የሚከተል በመሆኑ የአፍርካና የአለም ሊበራል ዲሞክራቶች አባል ለመሆን ከፍተኛ ትግል እያደረገ እንደሆነ እየተወራ ነው፡፡እናም የእነ ልደቱ ፓርቲ ከመለስ ጋር ዋናው ልዩነቱ እነ መለስ ከሚከተሉት የአብዮታዊ-ዲሞክራሲ ጋር በተያያዘ የአይዲሎጂ ልዩነት እንደሆነ ሁሉ እየተወራ ነው፡፡እንግዲህ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ገበሬዎች እየተፈናቀሉ ታሪካዊና ሃይማኖታዊ ገዳማት እየፈረሱ መሬት ዶላር ይዘው ለመጡ ለባእዳን ሃይሎች እየተሰጠ ያለው በአብዮታዊ-ዲሞክራሲ አይዲኦሎጂ ምክንያት ነው ልንባል ነው ማለት ነው፡፡ውድ Love ከወያኔ ባልተናነሰ ኢትዮጵያን እጅግ የጎዳት አንዱ ነገር ቀላል ቁጥር ናቸው በማይባሉ የምሁራኖቻችንና የፖለቲከኞቻችን አደርባይነትና አለማስተዋል ጭምር ነው፡፡ወያኔ ሶሻሊስት ከሆነ ጥንቱንም ገንጣይ አስገንጣይ ሆኖ እንዴት ሶሻሊዝም ከሚከተለው ከደርግ ጋር ያን አይነት እጅግ ደም አፋሳሽና ሀብት አውዳሚ የሆነ ጦርነት ውስጥ ገባ?ምእራባውያን መንግስታት ለጦርነት ከሚረዱት ይልቅ ለምንስ የጥንቷ ሶቭዬት ህብረት ከደርግ ጋርስ ልታደራድረውና ልታስማማው ያን ያህል አልቻለችም?ለምንስ የወያኔን ስልጣን ላይ መውጣት ተከትሎ በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ይህንን አይነት ቅጥ ያጣና አይን ያወጣ ዝርፊያና ሙስና ይህንንም ተከትሎ ያለ የሰማይና የምድር ልዩነት ያለው የሀብት ክፍፍልና ሙስና ድህነት ተስፋፋ?በሶሻሊስቱ በደርግ ዘመን ፈፅሞ ባልታየ ሁኔታ ወያኔ እራሱ ለምን ይህንን አይነት ሰዎችን(ፖለቲከኞችን ምሁራኖችንን ታዋቂ ግለሰቦችን ወዘተ) የማታለል በገንዘብ በጥቅም በስልጣን የመደለል የረቀቀ የውንብድና ሴራና ስራ ለመስራት እንዴት ቻለ?መለስ እኔ አብዮታዊ-ዲሞክራት ወይንም ኢህአዲግ (ኢትዮጵያ ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ግንባር በድል ስልጣን ላይ ለመውጣት ሲቃረቡ የተሰጠ ስያሜ) ነኝ የሚሉበት ዋና ምክንያትና ይህንንም ተከትሎ የሌላው ሰው መሳሳትና ማሳሳት ዋና ምክንያት የሚከተለው ነው፡፡
    1ኛ)ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ የሚል ጭንብል በማጥለቅ ድሃውንና ምስኪኑን የትግራይንና የኢትዮጵያን ህዝብ ደርግን በመጣል ትግሉ ወቅት ከጎኑ ለማሰለፍ እንዲረዳው በማሰብ የቀየደው ሴራ ነው፡፡ድሃውን የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ሶሻሊስት በመምሰል ነው መቅረብና ለትግል ማነሳሳት ያለብህ፡፡ይህ በአንድ በኩል የመደብ አሰላለፍን ተፈጥሮ(Social fabric and class structure) በቅጡ መረዳት ይጠይቃል፡፡አብዛኛው የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ድሃ ስለሆነ የሚበጀውም በዋናነት ግንባር ቀደም ሶሻሊዝም እንደሆነ መለስም ጭምር ጠንቅቀው ያውቃሉ፡፡ይህንን ጭንብል ያጠለቁትም ለዚሁ ነው፡፡
    2ኛ)ዲሞክራሲ የሚለውን ጭንብል ያጠለቁት ደግሞ ምእራባውያን እየደገፉና እየረዱ ስልጣን ላይ ስላወጧቸውና የቀዝቃዛውን ጦርነት ማክተም የደርግን ከስልጣን መውደቅ ተከትሎ ወደውም ሆነ ተገደው መለስ እንዲከተሉት የሚሆነው ካፒታሊዝም ማለት ዲሞክራሲ ማለት ጭምር ነው የሚለውን አስተሳሰብ በኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ላይ በማስረፅ አጉል ዲሞክራት መስሎ ለመታየት የታሰበ ስልት ነው፡፡ስለዚህም ድቅል ወይንም ድብልቅ የሆነ አሳሳች ነገር ግን ካለው ነባራዊ እውነታ(ከግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም) አንፃር ተግባራዊ ሊሆን የማይችል አብዮታዊ-ዲሞክራሲ የሚል አዲስ ፈጠራ ማቅረብ ግድ ሆነ ማለት ነው፡፡
    3ኛ)እንዲያውም መለስና ኢትዮጵያ አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራሲን በወሬ ሳይሆን በተግባር በትክክል በፅናት ቢከተሉና ተግባራዊ ቢያደርጉ ኖሮ ዛሬ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ እርሃብ በጠፋና ህዝቡም ከችግር ተላቆ ወደ እውነተኛ እድገትና ስልጣኔ ባመራ ነበር፡፡ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ-ዲሞክራሲ ማለት እኮ ከጥቂት ግለሰቦች (ግለሰባዊ ሊበራሊዝም) ይልቅ በተቃራኒው የህዝብን ህልውና ልእልና ነፃነት ፍላጎት ቅድሚያ የሚያስጠበቅ ማለት ነው፡፡ቻይና ባብዛኛው እየተከተለች ያለችው ይህንን ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ-ዲሞክራሲ ስለሆነ ነው ዛሬ እዚህ ደረጃ የደረሰችው፡፡እና ታዲያ እውን አሁን አንዳንዶች ኢትዮጵያውያን ተቃዋሚዎችና ግለሰቦች ወያኔን እንደሚወነጅሉት ባለ አይነት አሁን ምድር ላይ ባለችው ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ እውን ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራሲ ተግባራዊ እየሆነ ነው ማለት ነው?እንዲያውም በወሬ ሰዎችን ለማሳሳት ተብሎ ጭንብል ያጠለቀውን የውሸት ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራሲ ሳይሆን እውነተኛ ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራሲ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ተግባራዊ ቢሆን ቁጥር አንድ የመለስና የወያኔ ደጋፊ በሆንኩኝ ነበር፡፡እውነታው ግን ይህ አይደለም፡፡አንዲያውም ይህንን አይነት የተሳሳተና ህዝብን ለድብቅ መሰሪ አላማ ተብሎ የሚነዛ ወሬ ፈረንጆች Conspiracy Theory ከሚሉት ጋር ነው የማመሳስለው፡፡ስለዚህም መለስና ወያኔ እኛ ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራት ነን ብሎ እራሰን ማቅረብም(Claim) ሆነ በዚህ ተመሳሳይ አካሄድ ሌላውም ተቃዋሚና ኢትዮጵያዊ ይህንን ተቀብሎ በቀጥታ ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራት መጠራት ለእኔ Conspiracy Theory ነው፡፡
    4ኛ)የቀዝቃዛውን ጦርነት ማክተም ተከትሎ ባለው የደርግና የሶሻለዝም መውደቅና በተቃራኒው ያለው የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ብቸኛ የዓለም ስርዓት መሆን ተከትሎ ሶሻሊዝምን የማጥላላትና በተቃራኒው ያለውን ግሎባል ካፒታሊዝምን የማሞገስና የማምለክ ከፍተኛ የሆነ ሰፊ አለም አቀፍ የፕሮፖጋዳ ስራ ነው የተሰራው፡፡በሚዲያው በመዝናኛው ኢንደስትሪ በትምህርት ቤቶች በተለያዩ የመንግስትና መንግስታዊ ያለሆኑ ተቋማት ወዘተ በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መንገድ ከፍተኛ የፕሮፖጋንዳ ስራ ነው የተሰራው፡፡በዚህ ምክንያት ዛሬ በብዙሃኖች ኢትዮጵያውያን ፖለቲከኞችንና ምሁራኖችን ዘንድ ስለ ግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም መጥፎነትና ስለ ሶሻሊዝም ጥሩነት መናገር እንደ ወፈፌነት ወይንም ወንጀል ወይንም ፈረንጆችም እንደሚሉት(Cognitive Dissonance) አይነት ነው የሚሆነው፡፡ስለዚህም ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ የተፈጠረውን ቀውስና ችግር የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም መዘዝ ጭምር ነው ከማለት ይልቅ ሙሉ በሙሉ የመለስ ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራሲ መዘዝ ነው ብሎ መፈረጅ ለስሜትና ለአእምሮ የሚመች ይሆናል ማለት ነው፡፡ሰዎች በተፈጥሯችን እውነት ነው ብለን የያዝነውን እውነታ የሚያፋልስ ነገር ሲገጥመን መሬት የከዳችን ያህል ስለምንቆጥር(Cognitive Dissonance) ይህንን አይነት አዲስ እውነት መስማትም ሆነ መቀበል አንፈልግም፡፡ስለዚህም በብዙ ኢትዮጵያውያን ፖለቲከኞችና ምሁራን ዘንድ እንደ መለኮታዊ ስርዓት የሚቆጠረው የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ነገር በመጥፎ ፈፅሞ መነሳትና ለድርድር መቅረብ ያለበት ጉዳይ አይደለም ማለት ነው፡፡ስለዚህም አህያውን ፈርቶ ዳውላውን እንዲሉ የአቶ መለስ አለቃና የበላይ ጠባቂ የሆነውን ግሎባል ካፒታሊዝምን ጭምር ጥፋተኛና ተጠያቂ ከማድረግ ይልቅ መለስን ብቻ ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራት ብሎ ሶሻሊዝምን መወንጀል ለስሜትና ለአእምሮ የቀለለ ሆኖ ተገኘ ማለት ነው፡፡አንድን ነገር በመጥፎ ስእል መሳልና ይህንንም በአለም ህዝብ ዘንድ ማፅረፅ(Indoctrination) የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም አንዱ ባህሪ ነው፡፡ስለዚህም ባይሆን ሶሻሊዝም የሚለውን ስም ስጠራው እንጂ ለእኔም የሚቀለኝ ኮሙኒዝም የሚለው ሲጠራማ አልዋሽም እኔም ጥሩ ስሜት አይሰማኝም፡፡መለስስ ቢሆን አማራውን ለማስጠላት ነፍጠኛ የሚለውን ቃል አይደል በተደጋጋሚ የሚጠቀመው፡፡ነገር ግን በታሪካችን ውስጥ የትግሬ ነፍጠኛ የኦሮሞ ነፍጠኛ የወላይታ ነፍጠና ወዘተ እንዳለ ይታወቃል፡፡ስለዚህም መጥፎ የሆነውን ነገር እና ውድቀትን ሁሉ ሶሻሊዝም ከሚለው ጋር ማያያዝና ሶሻሊዝም እንዲጠላ ማድረግ ካለማወቅ ብቻ የመነጨ ሳይሆን በተዘዋዋሪም የረቀቀና የተቀነባበረ ሴራ ጭምር ነው፡፡
    5ኛ)የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ቅጠረኛ አገዛዝ(Stooge Client-Regime) በሆነው በዘመነ መለስ/ወያኔ እና የዘመነ ግሎባል ካፒታለዝም አዲስ መጥ ዘመነኛ ስርዓት የሆነው ኒዎ-ሊበራል ፖሊሲ ተግባራዊነት የተፈጠረውን አጠቃላይ ማህበራዊ ኢኮኖሚያዊ ፖለቲካዊ ወዘተ ምስቅልቅልና ቀውስ ሁሉ የሀገራዊ የመለስ/ወያኔ አገዛዝ ውጤት ብቻ እንደሆነ መሳልና ማቅረብ ግድ የሚሆንበት ደረጃ ላይ ነው የተደረሰው፡፡ስለዚህም መለስንና ወያኔን ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራት ብሎ በሀሰት በመወንጀል የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝምን ጥፋትና መዘዝ ለመሸፋፈን ነው የተፈለገው፡፡የእነ ቢል ጌትስ በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ርሃብን እናጠፋለን(ከመቅፅበት በገንዘብ ሃይል ብቻ እለቱን የሚጠፋ ይመስል) አይነት አዲስ መዝሙርም የዚህን ግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም/ኒዎ-ሊበራል ስርዓት መዘዝና ቀውስ በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ለመሸፋፈን የታለመ የረቀቀና የተቀነባበረ ስልት ጭምር አካል ነው፡፡ይህ መለስንና ወያኔን ህዝባዊ አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራት ብሎ በሀሰት በመወንጀልና ጥፋቱና ውድቀቱ በዋናነት በዚህ ብቻ በዚህ የመጣ በማስመሰል ከበስተጀርባ ያለውን የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝምን ጥፋትና መዘዝ ለመሸፋፈን ነው የተፈለገው ለምንድን ነው?አዎ በቀጣይነት ከመለስ/ወያኔ የማይቀር የስልጣን መውረድ ተከትሎ የሚመጣውን አገዛዝና ስርዓት የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም/ኒዎ-ሊበራል ስርዓት ሌላ አዲስ ተስማሚና አገልጋይ ቅጠረኛ አገዛዝ(Stooge Client-Regime) እንዲሆን ለማድረግ የታለመ የረጅም ጊዜ እስትረቴጂ አካል ነው፡፡

    So dear Love please become enlightened and aware of this insidious conspiracy and also ignorance tragically committed in Ethiopian politics.True sustainable change and emancipation of our society comes mainly through truth and enlightenment not through the usual …….
    So fight the unwarranted demonizing of true socialism being insidiously committed through labeling different bad names. And also enlighten and make aware others by telling the true intrinsic-virtues and values of Socialism. Fight to stop demonizing and labeling Socialism as if it entirely means Derg or Stalin or any bla bla. The true emancipation and prosperity and better life of the majority mass becomes realized primarily through Socialism not as such through Philanthropy and NGOs. The main vital question and emphasis have got to be as to why we happen to such starvation in the first place and not rather whether or not we have to accept donation when we are in the last gasp of starvation to death. If I am poor and impoverished and hungry then why not I even steal let alone accept donation. When even a man is challenged to the maximum possible misery then his/her judgment as a sensible human being gets disorganized and eventually loses his wisdom and locus of control. And when a nation is in such misery it is like a man in his last gasp to death and hence is morally and psychologically disorganized to accept any prescription of medicine as a solution. So what is becoming our final prescription for us? Any way our primary focus has to be in removing the racist and plundering stooge client-regime called Meles/TPLF and then saving Ethiopia, Ethiopiawinet and Ethiopians. Then second to install a NOT stooge client-regime that is loving, respecting and loyal to his nation NOT to Global Capitalism. Third revive and establish dominant Socialism that is compatible and coherent with subordinate and well regulated capitalism that primarily serves Socialism it self not unbridled few greedy and powerful individualism. This is what I aspire for my beloved nation Ethiopia. Indeed this is not something very new idea but any wise and sensible Ethiopian can automatically imagine. If we are as such eager honest and wise to learn from history then we have ample experience and lesson from history, from both SOCIALISM and CAPITALISM. And hence let’s not as such commit such a tragic intellectual betrayal, ignorance and arrogance on our society we belong to and claim we stand for.

    God Bless Ethiopia!!!
    Regards

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    Girum,

    Chigiru esu new. Why a nation has to adopt slogans, ideology, beliefs, especially that has worked to be not effective and have claimed many lives. Nations have their own traditional system and work on it. Every nation is different in their own way. Democracy is a term used to make the mass hopeful and when you talk in the same rhetoric as the people desire, in fact you win because it makes people hopeful and complacent in hopes you too can become a democratic society. The importing of these beliefs is what is tricking traditional people and that by itself will make us developed. That is why tPLF uses Western method of democracy rhetoric to convince people but in reality does not apply while in the West it is implemented although the West is now moving away from democracy every day. We have existed before in peace prior to these imported ideologies and since this importation, Ethiopians have become the most confused until this day and when you are confused you can think straight what is rational and what is not rational as a result by talking about “hopeful” democracy will make us feel better. By the way, socialism as Ethio from Minn said above is implemented and is working in the West. However, that soon will be rid off as we move away from Western democracy. However the Socialism will be applied for 1%. in fact, the coordinated effort of few groups is that is leading to neoliberalism and neocolonization that will make them thrive by benefiting eachother through socialism system. So socialism in fact still exists and as you said it is demonized because implementing socialism means supporting the mass and this won’t work for the elite of course and it means the distribution of wealth and empowerment. Again I am not against as a hard worker such as Gates not to profit and in fact he deserves recognition. However when it turns into monopoly or interfering in the livelihoods of others for destruction since it is unchecked it is always human nature that man becomes drunk with power does not see rationality and humanity. There is a reason we all even need to be checked for our own safety and if we all have humanity in us. Other wise, I believe we haven’t evolved yet as humans. To be human should not just be mechanically, we are different from other animals for reason that we are also able to have rationality, faith, that makes us think about humanity. This is our difference. We are hoping that we are moving forward to man as rational and humanistic from holistic point of view, rather than just focus on production, mechanical things, material things. After all, when we die we are not going to take all these with us.

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