21 Years tyranny facts – Down With Tyranny!!! By Ewnetu Sime
Ethiopia for many of us is historic lively and vibrant country. Despite speaking more than eighty language and dialects we have lived with mutual tolerance more than a thousand years. We have a mosaic culture that to be proud of. Our historical circumstance brought as state was unique without role of colonization repression. Started from the defiant Kings Tewodors, Yohannes, and Menlik each of them on their own way contributed to the creation of Ethiopia. As result of these political figures Ethiopia slowly but surely led to the establishment of an effective nation. We can enumerate several of martyrs and patriots did their contribution for Ethiopia existence. The political tradition and the main players in past last several years were nationalist and always put the country sovereignty and its people interest at forefront. There was a great spirit of resistance as well as great patriotism defending Ethiopian from its enemies. We have achieved a lot together. One should not be misled given the complexity and the overlapping of population of Ethiopia in various categories have created numerous challenges. The process of was never a smooth nor simple.
As we make quick historical contrast ethno-centric TPLF with the past Ethiopia rulers, I may cite one of the TPLF treachery action – is giving away Ethiopia only port out let, Assab. – TPLF leadership deliberately used outdated colonial treaties as part of main justification to surrender Assab. This action defies common sense. They brought a reign of terror and hell with blood. They are continuing using extreme cruelties and tactics against dissent and – engaged in destructive actions against Ethiopia state. As we all know, State formation is highly complex process and take long time in assimilation of various cultures to held together and form social stability and continuity. Given these basic facts why the ethno-centric TPLF escalating ethnic cleansing by defining the population in tribal and linguistic terms is beyond imagination. TPLF are deep rooted on failure of past Stalin’s ideological solution to solve 21st century situation. Their erratic behaviors followed by deception, manipulation, large scale of corruption, to name a few are concrete evidence to weaken Ethiopian solidarity. Ethiopians have demonstrated in a unified patriotic resistance against foreign aggression is living example. What we see under ethno-centric TPLF, in short, is vicious and as poisonous as a snake against Ethiopia sovereignty is an evident of tyrant action. All this guided by sheer self-interest, greed, arrogance to secure power. I would simply say the Leaders of TPLF in general and Prime Minster Meles in particular must have a personality disorder by putting the people of Ethiopia in living hell.
In the past 21 years we have witnessed ethno-centric TPLF dictatorial rule atrocities and horror on our motherland. These atrocities and arrogant behavior are happening on real time in front of our eyes. The regime continues in ethnic cleansing, widespread torture of political prisoners, crime against humanity, ripping the country wealth and large scale corruption etc. as norm. Ethno-centric TPLF is determined to sow the seeds of hatred and prejudice among people by engaging them in all kind of contradictions killing, jailing to extent people to be expelled from birth place as seen recently in southern Ethiopia. Their moral dementia is so bad the only treatment is a complete removal of its decaying regime. Without doubt, the repression ultimately will bring imminent uprising.
We are disgusted by ethnic politics that promote in dismantling our social fabric. The question becomes who benefits from this mess, not the ordinary people only the few TPLF leaders to cling on power. This blind alliance to ethnic cause and hate campaigns eventual will bring unpleasant outcomes to the country. A black day for this type of regime is approaching. The 21 years of autocrat misrule and Meles grip on power eventually will slip. More than a year ago similar dictators like him such as Gadhafi, Mubarak are removed from power and is an event deeply affected Meles’s regime. One of The Essential Rules Of Tyranny is “Make Them Accept The Unacceptable, If they can mold our very morality, they can exist unopposed indefinitely”, as they say. Meles’s is one party rule where he forced the civil servant, students, teachers, business people and even corpse is required to be party member of his evil empire. His armed forces which are 99% came from one ethnic group. He allowed enriching themselves through corruption, and uses its military machine to intimidate, kill, oppositions to consolidate its power. Most of Army Generals and cadres involved in illicit business. They are getting juicy deals. The Powerful Western Government wittingly assisting this regime to protect only their own national interest. In the past or present, they have allied even in supporting South Africa apartheid system or others several world worst dictators. Supporting TPLF dictatorship is fundamentally the same policy. In general we observed that when bad things happen in Africa, the Western considered as self-inflict wound and expected to be healed by itself. Supporting a pliant regime appears to be standard position, although it is not consistent with democrat values.
It appears to be temporarily the pendulum had swung in favor of tyrant as Ethiopian tyrant meet the G8 leaders this month. We know that both have only superficial understanding of what they are saying and doing. It is sobering or worse to watch the enduring tyranny of this century making political drama. Of immediate concern to us as well as to freedom fighters is to steadily increase struggle collectively on all available avenues until it eventually led to democratic regime. Justice would prevail as seen like many other countries, the powerful would be vanquished. The will of the people is bulwark of freedom, as is clearly demonstrated by the long Ethiopia history.