Political and Economic Forces: Living with Disagreement [In the Event of the Death or Disability of Meles Zenawi] By Tecola W. Hagos

August 3rd, 2012 Print Print Email Email

“There were some bandas who spread rumors that the Emperor had fled the country. A Patriot would never say that.”

Grazmach Hagos Hailu

I. Introduction

Now that we are hearing from BBC News that Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is alive and recovering from undisclosed illness, I am particularly incensed that I have to learn about the health condition of an Ethiopian leader from foreign sources. I find the silence of the officials of the Ethiopian Government, under the present situation of the public absence of Meles Zenawi from view, irresponsible and utterly callous and disrespectful of the Ethiopian People. As Ethiopians we have every right to know where Meles Zenawi is being taken care of, if such is the case. What is his current situation? Is he dead or alive? What preparation of transfer of power is being arranged? Is there some kind of accommodation being implemented to invite the opposition groups/parties that are located in Ethiopia to participate in the transition? No matter how this crisis of the condition of Meles Zenawi is resolved, we are in a different phase from now on ward.

One important game-changer for a new beginning is to release right away the courageous journalist Eskinder Nega, politician Andualem Arage, the very young commentator Reeyot Alemu, and the many individuals who are convicted under the draconian terrorism legislations. However, I do not want anyone to misunderstand my statement as if I am gunning for forgiveness and reconciliation. I am fully opposed with such approach whether it is in connection with individual crime or collective responsibility. Our Penal Code system must play out its course. I do not support the idea that politicians, including those leaders from opposition liberation fronts and parties, who have murdered/killed, imprisoned, tortured, and/or abused Ethiopians at any time since the time of Emperor Haile Selassie go free without any formal accountability processes. Especially those who committed all kinds of crimes against the people of Ethiopia during the seventeen years of terror of Mengistu Hailemariam and his officials must not be allowed to escape proper punishment. As to the crimes of Meles Zenawi and his officials, let us have first control of the Government, and their prosecution could be pursued in an orderly and legal manner. Right now, it is not the time. “የጅብ፡ ችኩል፡ ቀንድ፡ ይነክሳል።”

The confusion between what is offered as an explanation with what is presumed to be a justification is one serious source of misunderstanding leading to violent verbal attacks, especially in cases of individuals whose temperament leans towards psychopathic behavior. Some even see unwarranted insults in my identifying individuals with their ethnic group especially when I see such individuals pretending to be something they are not in order to promote some perverted political goals. Giving proper identification of ones ancestors is not an insult. There is nothing wrong being an Amhara, or a Bantu, or a Beja, or Nilotic, or Nordic or Tygré et cetera. What would be wrong for anyone to do is to try to marginalize anyone on the basis of ethnicity, religion, or gender. For example, one reason I respect Oromos is due to the fact that every Oromo knows his or her family tree in great depth. Such awareness of ones identity ties one in a meaningful manner to ones community. Aleqa Taye in his monumental work on the history of the people of Ethiopia pointed out that fact with great admiration of the Oromos (Gallas in the lexicon of the time). Only those free-radicals (as in chemical process) discount the value of knowing ones ancestral identity.

II. What “Struggle”?

What is tragic in our current political atmosphere in the Diaspora is the fact of lack of civil commitment to a cause. The political and social distortions and harm that the Ethiopian student movement caused to our perception of the rights and duties of the Ethiopian individual and his/her relationships to society in general is incalculable. Prof Messay Kebede, one of the most astute and cerebral thinkers of our time, wrote numerous articles and an entire book demonstrating the connection between the Ethiopian students movement and the deterioration and distortions of our value system that had weathered centuries standing firm against hostile neighbors. Politically active educated Ethiopians have caused more harm than helping us in building our own civil society and our own political and economic developmental structures. In general, starting from the most mundane practice of hiding behind fake names while blogging some of the lamest inconsequential political statements to some of the most reckless mob demonstrations against well armed unscrupulous security forces, the record of Diaspora Ethiopians clearly demonstrate both political and social immaturity, acerbic dogmatism, and lack of political unity.

I hear and also read often statements and occasional essays by Diaspora “activists” identifying their activities as a political “struggle.” The meaning of “political struggle” has become exceedingly murky for me. Something must be missing in translation, for I do not see any “struggle” whatsoever in the Diaspora community, unless we consider the occasional meetings in luxury hotels, such as the Sheraton and the Hyatt et cetera as a form of struggle. In fact, that form of “struggle” is to the benefit of the participants. The audience in that form of “struggle” in luxury hotel auditoriums keeps itself sane and validated, whereas the speakers and organizers are elevated in the eyes o the Community thereby satisfying their egos. In a situation where the suicide rate of the members of the Ethiopian Diaspora Community being the highest compared to other Diaspora groups from other nations, such activities would help us control those demons of self-destruction inside of us. This observation which is quite accurate was voiced to me by my compatriot Dr.Mekonnen Meshesha, a psychologist of considerable experience and community service. I have not observed any other form of “struggle” that is political requiring great personal sacrifices by the members of the Ethiopian Diaspora except the few engaged in non-profit charitable organizations. What I see in the main in the Ethiopian Diaspora is the common-place struggle to survive in the United States or elsewhere.

What I would consider a worthy involvement in the lives of Ethiopians in the Diaspora is of the kind that considers the individual Ethiopian and his or her circumstance in life here in the United States first and foremost, real helpfulness whether individually or collectively discharged. To very many Ethiopians that truly need help the question is not about who is going to be king, but legitimate and existential questions: where are the scholarship funds? The health assistance foundations? The self-help trusts that cater to the Ethiopian community? All I see is a bunch of loud-mouths endlessly lamenting human rights abuses in Ethiopia and spitting out ethnic slurs year in year out. Grow-up people and take your responsibilities from the ground up, not the silly dream of boarding an Ethiopian Airlines and landing at Bole with a welcoming crowed of Millions of Ethiopians awaiting the arrival of enlightened “Diaspora” descending from the heavens to remedy the ills of Ethiopia. This may come as a surprise to most Diaspora aspirants that most Ethiopians I polled at home have no less contempt for Diaspora Ethiopians than the one they have for Meles Zenawi or Mengistu Hailemariam. However, there are members of the Ethiopian Diaspora worthy of our respect our undivided attention too, but they are far too far in between.

III. Response to my Essay and the Diaspora Community

Although there were some bloggers who were supportive, mostly the reactions to the first part of this essay show some of the worst form of hooliganism and irresponsible chatting/postings by individuals who seem to be throwing endless tantrums hiding behind silly made-up names and writing statements only psychopaths would write. The distortion by such individuals/bloggers of what I wrote is monumental. I never supported in any of my writings the 1995 Constitution. In Part One of this article, I was just simply pointing out the fact that even if we desire peaceful transition or transfer of power, it is not workable under the 1995 Constitution unless some steps are undertaken with the House of Representatives to fix the problem. Moreover, it is appropriate to point out here that some of such bloggers/writers have some very bizarre ideas about the concept and operations of “law,” for one “law” is not absolutely dependant on the whims and caprices of any one individual even under a government structure of tyranny. The “Law” does not die with the demise of any particular government. The “law” also includes customs and practices of a society that drives its authority to great extent from natural law and universal moral (divine) law. If we listen to the narrow and rustic views of some of the bloggers/writers on law and civil society, the Nuremberg trails against Nazi officials and collaborators would not have been possible, for example.

Some of the comments by my detractors brought back dead-end criticism on my earlier writings dealing with some of Ethiopia’s 19th Century Emperors. I stand by every word I wrote then for what I wrote was absolutely true supported by overwhelming evidence, except that I should have added some of their great virtues not just focused on their shortcomings. At any rate, whether it is Emperor Tewodros II or Emperor Menilik II, their places in our history is unshakable and one person’s criticism of some of their activities will not make a ripple of difference. Even if I take back every single word I wrote about those two emperors, the facts of their biographies and activities would still be there. Facts are facts and are hard to change, all one can do is offer various interpretations. I have much softer perception of Menilik II now after my good friend Dr. Moges Gebremariam, by way of chastising me as only good friends do, showed me a copy of a letter Emperor Menilik II wrote to my Grandfather wherein the good Emperor was expressing his concern about the health of an old man, with such humility. It is mind blowing to think of an Emperor of great power could heed the welfare of some Memhir/teacher in Boru, Wollo.

Some bloggers had questioned my commitment to Ethiopia, forgetting the fact that I have far more deeply rooted stake in Ethiopia than any squatter or some Johnny-come-lately blogger whose concept of Ethiopiawinet is quite shallow and cursory. It is laughable to promote the idea that a Mengistu-Hailemariam is more connected to Ethiopia and more patriotic than I am. After all Mengistu Hailemariam and his supporters have committed the worst brutality and criminal murders in Ethiopian history, including the murder of Emperor Haile Selassie, Abuna Theophilos, the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, senior officials, and tens of thousands of innocent Ethiopians. Some of those Ethiopians whom Mengistu and his thugs murdered were genuine Patriots who bled for Ethiopia fighting the Italian Fascist military during the occupation of Ethiopia for five long harrowing years. What amazes me most is the fact that former officials and supporters of Mengistu, who are eking out a living in the West as immigrants/refugees, are still supportive and loyal to a leader who abandoned them like some garbage and fled the country with his family looting furnishings and vehicles from the Palace like a common thief that he is.

A few of the bloggers even stooped so low using my father’s name in addressing me trying to belittle my Tygrian ancestry. Let me tell you a thing or two about the patriotism and valor of Grazmatch Hagos Hailu, my Patriotic warrior father who bled for Ethiopia to the day he died some five years ago having lived a moral and rich Ethiopian life full of heroic deeds. I do not know what your fathers or grandfathers did during the Italian war; I cannot identify you because you are a bunch of cowards writing filth hiding behind fake names. And even if I know your identities, I will never belittle your parents (or ethnic background) for what they had to do in order to survive under terrible circumstances because I understand whether they were vending eggs to the Italians or working as domestics for the occupiers that was the humane thing to do to survive.

A piece of real history was hidden and buried in order to promote Haile Selassie and his returnee entourage; a great many patriots from North and South Ethiopia were systematically disfranchised and their patriotic history deliberately buried under heaps of mumbo–jumbo and exaggerated and fabricated accounts of selected individuals by court historians. Even Bahru Zewde, the great historian of my generation, was wanting for he devoted only a couple of highly generalized statements summing the heroic deeds of such great heroes in his very popular book on the history of Ethiopia from Emperor Tewodros II to the end of Emperor Haile Selassie’s reign. To wit, my father, Grazmatch Hagos Hailu, my great uncles, and motley of young warriors initiated the “first” Patriotic Movement after their Commanders (including Haile Selassie) abandoned them on Mereb to Michew battlefields [1936]. They fought a great patriotic battle for five long years the length and width of Ethiopia literally after picking the Ethiopian Flag where it had fallen with the patriotic standard bearer. They fought for Ethiopia, not for Begemder, or Gojjam, or Tygrai, or Wollo, even though they hailed from those areas, and later in 1937 electing as their leader Yohannes Iyasu, the son of Lij Eyasu of Wollo.
“Patriotism began just afterwards. I became a Patriot when I refused to be ruled the Italians who occupied the area after winning their temporary victory at Maychew… And so I became part of the resistance in Begemder[Gayan, Debre Tabor, and Beleso], the land of folk heroes, and spent the next four years as a patriot under my leader Lij Yohannes Iyasu, who came from Wello.”
Grazmach Hagos Hailu
[See Andrew Hilton, The Ethiopian Patriots: Forgotten Voices of the Italo-Abyssinian War 1935-41, Spellmount, (2007) p 75. Trans. Yonatan Sahle]

All other Patriotic groups, including that of Abebe Aregai, who championed Melaketsehai Iyasu, the second son of Lij Iyasu also, were formed from six to a year later copied after that patriotic front first established near Michew, in Tygrai by my father and his warrior compatriots from Begemder, Gojjam, Tygrai, and Wollo in 1936. The tragic mistreatment and destruction later in the hands of Haile Selassie and his returnee/banda collaborators of the patriotic group of my father and his compatriots after all they have sacrificed for Ethiopia is a great reminder of the dubiousness and the ruthlessness of those who pursue power. Most members of the Diaspora may not know that Haile Selassie exiled Yohannes Iyasu to Jimma, and it was the Derg in 1975 that freed him from exile of over thirty years. My father was banned from traveling to Keffa to visit his leader, all he could do was to name his third most loved son after his Patriotic leader. Just a foot note to the popular claim of the British in liberating Ethiopia, the fact is that Dessie was liberated by Yohannes Iyasu and his Patriot followers, and Gondar was liberated on Nov 27, 1941 by the resistance movement that included my Father sent back from Addis Ababa by the order of the Emperor under the leadership of Crown Prince Asfawosen. I suppose in a scheme where their leader Yohannes Iyasu was asked to remain in Addis Ababa and later exiled.

It is only fair for individuals to be suspicious and circumspect, when it comes to Ethiopian politics and politicians, having lived through almost half a century of atrocities, devious leaders, and their sycophantic followers. Fighting Mengistu Hailemariam was not only a political necessity, but also a moral imperative. I fully supported anyone in what I perceived at the time as a courageous struggle against a brutal dictator. Thus, I supported both TPLF and EPRP in their courageous effort, what happened within the structure of each group was not transparent to me from such a distance. My whole family, especially my brothers and I, supported such resistance fronts, and a couple of them were actually on the ground where engagements took place. I read now all forms of revisionist effort to rehabilitate the murderous Mengistu and his brutal supporters and collaborators which is clearly the consequence of our social laxity and due to the irresponsible recent decisions of EPRDF leaders especially Meles Zenawi not to pursue vigorously such criminals. Now, they are raising their vicious heads even threatening me in a recent blog in response to my essay.

True, Ethiopia as we speak resembles a salad bowel with distinct communities, but tossed around in a mixture of great beauty and vitality. [However, as attractive as it is, there is a real risk of disintegration due to the malicious and destructive implementation of the Kilil system of ethnic federalism that exasperated an already frail balancing act practiced for millenniums.] Whether Ethiopia resembles a salad bowel or something else, it does not lose its primordial origin and later political and social history and its ever growing complexity. The role played by my ancestors in the creation of this great nation and also the maintenance of its continued existence through thousands of years of history cannot be simply be denied by calling me names, especially by individuals that do not have neither courage nor knowledge. I am not just an Ethiopian, but a passionate Ethiopian, period. Due to my blunt statements, some over sensitive individuals may think that I am arrogant and chauvinistic. I would rather be seen excessive in my sentiments and passion for my Motherland than be considered as some “fair-weather” Ethiopian.

IV. Muslim Religious Leaders on Ethiopian TV

I watched ETV’s last week presentation of the incident that took place In Addis Ababa of demonstrations by some Muslims protesting the “interference” of the Government in their religious affairs (July 16, 2012, July 22-4, 2012). I was moved by the great wisdom and eloquent statements made by several Muslim leaders and religious teachers being interviewed on the recent destructive demonstrations by Muslim fanatics. I was absolutely overwhelmed by the profundity of their thoughts and grateful for their genuine love of our common Motherland. All along over the years, I have stated that Ethiopia is our common Motherland that each one of us no matter our diverse background have equal stake in its welfare and no less responsibility fighting to preserve our national integrity and sovereignty for our Motherland. I have said that our call of duty and commitment cannot be carried out by a surrogate when it comes to protecting and fighting for Ethiopia, it is everyone’s privilege and duty. And in no uncertain terms these great Muslim leaders and great philosophers laid out their inclusive and patriotic vision for all of us. I wish our Diaspora politicians would have the humility to learn from such great Ethiopians. In order to incorporate in our lexicon in our discourses, here under I have encapsulated the views of those Muslim scholars and leaders I remember by name:

1. Sheik Ahmed Ibrahim, a great sage of over 85 years from Addis Ababa, talked of tolerance and the depth and wisdom of the Holy Koran and the Hadith that counters fanaticism and promotes peaceful coexistence. He literally cried recalling how the fanatics had defiled the graves of many great Ethiopian Muslim scholars and venerable teachers, one of whom was his own teacher. This was one truly moving moment for me.

2. Shiek Ahmed Zeyin – From Amhara/Wollo area – spoke of the verification and ontology of truth. He stressed how fanatics distort the truth through partial-truth and fallacious statements, and cover their hidden agenda with claims of Koranic mandate.

3. Sheik Abdi Ibrahim – From Oromo region expressed the concern of Muslim Ethiopians in the role played out by foreign influence of fanaticism from Libya, Syria and other Arab countries and foreign organization such as Al-Ahbash aimed to create conflict within the Ethiopian community. He laid out the long history of communal life in Ethiopia.

5. Sheik Mufti – From Bale/Oromo area, an elderly leader who stressed the importance of law and order. He expounded the relationship between constitutional freedoms of religion and the limit set by the interest of the Government to keep peace and security among all Ethiopians not just for one religious or political group.

6. Sheik Abubeker from Addis Ababa was the youngest among those patriotic Muslim leaders and teachers/scholars, but his youthful appearance did not diminish the depth and profundity of his thoughts on the role that ought to have been played by the Government in curbing the destructiveness of the fanatic fundamentalist group much earlier. He pointed out that every one must be vigilant to stand against those who are aiming to turn Ethiopia into a failed State like Somalia.

I was reflecting on that TV discussion far into the night after watching the interview program with wide open eyes. No interview in my life had ever profoundly affected my thinking about the future of Ethiopia as did the interview of those truly great leaders. I am more than ever convinced that the Diaspora as a community is more of a burden and more of a destructive force for Ethiopians at home. For example, a group that calls itself Ethiopian Christian and Muslim Council had issued a statement condemning the arrest of members of the group that organized and carried out an insurgent movement in the guise of Muslim revival/sediqua in Addis Ababa a couple of weeks ago.

I do believe that the problem of Muslim fanaticism was brought about by the Ethiopian Government’s ill advised and divisive policy to allow Wahabist involvement in the Ethiopian Muslim community through Mohammad Al’Amoudi who seems to have worked for years in collaboration with the Saudi Security officials’ setup in undermining the long term interest of Ethiopia. Al’Amoudi is a disruptive variable whether his involvement has to do with Ethiopia’s economy and/or its national security. It is truly tragic that some members of the Diaspora joined hands in supporting fanatics without knowing the destructive agenda of such foreign sponsored group (Al-Ahbash, Wahabists) that was clearly using religion to disrupt and create chaos in our Ethiopian society. One must be careful not to be blinded by ones hate for Meles or for Tygreans from acting out in a way that will hurt Ethiopia and its security interest. I hear and read the writings also of infantile aspirations of some members of the Diaspora to have unlimited individual freedom to say anything they want, do anything they want, create and join any type of organization, and ultimately become every single one of them Prime Ministers and high officials of the Ethiopian Government. The Ethiopian Diaspora community must really look at itself very carefully not in a self indulgent mirror but in the mirror provided by Ethiopians back home.

I wish also the great religious Fathers and leaders of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church take the initiative to form a truly patriotic and nationalist connective organization that will have as its members such patriotic and wise Muslim leaders as partners and work for better understanding and close cooperation as one people living in a single Motherland that is equally dear to all its children. At my age, I cannot be swayed easily by high sounding words and phrases. I know that the vision of a truly one Ethiopian people is not a figment of my imagination, but the reality that is deep within each of us. I ask all here, what person would truly want to see such a wonderful country with the richness of diversity, the cradle of mankind and civilization perish? God Bless Ethiopia.

Tecola W. Hagos
Washington DC
Copyright © Phineaus St. Claire, 2012

Part Three
Political and Economic Forces: Diaspora Politics and the Local Power Structure and the Legacy of Meles Zenawi

  1. sozery
    | #1

    Tecola Hagos says
    “There were some bandas who spread rumors that the Emperor had fled the country. A Patriot would never say that.”

    what are you trying to imply, mr Hagos. are you saying that the death of meles is untrue? Rest assured Meles is dead!

  2. Tagadlit Adahnoum
    | #2

    Tekula is a person I have always a serious doubt.Nobody disputes that his dear father,may Allah bless his soul,Gerazmatch Hagos Hailu is not a great patriot. Far from it, he is really a true and brave Ethiopian free from a terminal disease of narrow nationaliesm/Woyaniesm. Unlike his father, for Tekula Ethiopia is only comprised of Amhara/Tigray. He did not even exceed to include Mengestou Haile Mariam, to whom he was willing at one time to carry his bags in the late 1970′s.Why complaine about the diaspora. Diaspora does not need people like Tekula nobody else wants.

  3. Observer
    | #3

    Many things could be said in criticizing this article. But at the very basic level, the author did not distinguish between the Wahhabi – whom the author thinks that they are at the core of fanaticism and destruciton of Ethiopian Muslims interests – and Al Ahbash whom they are the fiercest opponents of the Wahhabi and whom the Wahhabi wish them nothing except death.

  4. Obsa
    | #4

    Please, restrain youself from using offensive words wich shows disrespect and undermine some nations

  5. Tekle
    | #5

    Sir you miscote BBC – it never said Meles is alove, it rather cote the woyane spokesman heir Eritrean Bereket saying that Meles is alive. So your intro is biased and false.

  6. Glad
    | #6

    Mr. Tecola, I don’t have a problem with you complaining about the toxic environment in the Diaspora world especially in North America. It’s a fact I wholeheartedly agree with your assessment. Defending yourself is the also right thing to do – though – this forum and your writings are not necessarily compatible with thin skinned people. Engaging with people, mostly anonymous types, is not a fight worth having. Having said all that, I’ve a problem with your consistency on your writings. On this particular article you praised the Muslim leaders for standing up against “destructive demonstrations by Muslim fanatics” just to contradict yourself of your prior suggestion, “One important game-changer for a new beginning is to release right away the courageous journalist Eskinder Nega, politician Andualem Arage, the very young commentator Reeyot Alemu, and the many individuals who are convicted under the draconian terrorism legislation”. Mr. Tecola, do you really believe for a minute what the likes of Eskinder and Andualem doing was any different than the “Muslim fanatics” or “the Diaspora community” you seem to despise? Let’s call a spade a spade, those are the same fanatics who hate the fact the country is lead by people who they perceived are inferior to them. Those are people who wish the country rather ill than any progress made by their “inferiors”. If you were trying to appease the “Diaspora community” by playing it nice, I’ll say you failed badly. But if you truly believe that Mengistu was the worst thing to happen to Ethiopia, then you can’t be serious advocating for Eskinder and co. – who believe Mengistu was a better fit for Ethiopia than the EPRDF. Even with all their fault lines, EPRDF, and YES, Meles are the best thing that happened to Ethiopia in generations. So, I hope you stay true to your principles and argue about the things you think EPRDF isn’t doing right. That is a healthy discussion to have – because I know they never claimed to be a collection of Saints. Oh by the way, your intro about “BBC News that Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is alive and recovering from undisclosed illness, I am particularly incensed that I have to learn about the health condition of an Ethiopian leader from foreign sources” is factually wrong. BBC’s report was based on a report given by the government of Ethiopia. The GoE has issued statements to that effect in so many occasions way before the BBC report. You may not trust/accept what they say, but that doesn’t give you a license to your own set of facts. I am just saying.

  7. Anonymous
    | #7

    When did BBC said Meles is Alive? BBC only cited/quoted Bereket. Because you started your essay with a lie, I neverr care to read this fiction further. The whole thing infers again that Meles is dead.

  8. Sandu
    | #8

    When did BBC report that Meles is alive? BBC quoted only Bereket Simon!
    Whom are you trying to fool Hagos?
    I thought you were somebody who knows how to identify reliable and
    original sources.
    Because you started your essay with an outright Lie and a biased
    mistake, I do not care to read further. Everything again points to
    the same conclusion. This is another useless attempt to resurrect
    Meles from Death. Rest assured now everybody knows that Meles
    is dead!! Dead! Dead!

  9. Alem
    | #9

    I wish “Glad” had the courage to identify himself. I also wish he would stop comparing Eskinder and others with “religious fanatics”. The most Eskinder did was to demand [in one of his articles] the resignation of Meles Zenawi. Why would such a demand be a terrorist act? Is having an unelected fellow in power for over two decades just and fair? If you really believe “EPRDF, [you need to be honest and say TPLF] and Meles are the best thing that happened to Ethiopia in generations” then I doubt you are the type that cares to look at historical facts. In regard to BBC, are you not surprised that it did not care to investigate the story for itself instead of just quoting someone like Bereket who only could tell lies? BBC and VOA are generally known for finding out stories. But this time they seem to have preferred to remain appendages of the British and American foreign office! @Glad

  10. ላም በሌለበት ኩበት ለቀማ
    | #10

    መነሻዎ መሪው ሲሰወር መልክቶዎ ትኩረት በተመለከተ ሕገመንግስቱን ጉድለት አንዳለውና መጪውን ተስማምተን እንስራ ነው
    ሁኖም ተቺዎችዎን በተመለክተ ደርጊስትና ጫቅላ ናቸው ብለው በአባትዎ ጀግንነት አንስተው እናንተ እነማናችሁ ማለትዎ

    1. ይኑሩ ይሙቱ የምናውቀው እንዳይኖር ወሪ ነጋሪው ሲታሰር ነው የምንሰማው

    እውነት ሞተው ከሆነ መርዶ አርጂ በሌለበት ክልል ጥሩንባ ነፊም ሳያሳውቁ
    ቀባሪ አሳጥተው ሐዘኑ እንካን በቅጡ እንዳይሆን አርገዋልና ተቆርቃሪ የላቸውምን አያሰኝም ይላሉ?

    በሕይወት ካሉም ወሪ ነጋሪውን በሚሳይል እንዳልመቱት ብናውቅም ከማሰር ምን ይጠቀማሉ?

    2. ሕገ መንግስት ጉድለት አለው ባይ ነዎት
    ሕግ ገልባጭ እንጂ ሕግ አክባሪ በሌለብት ሕግ አርቃቂ ጠፍቶአል ብሎ ማመንዎ ከፍተኛ ትችት አስከትላል እንደሚመስለኝ

    3. ተቺዎን ሲተቹ ደርጊስት ናቸው ሲሉ ከእውነት አልራቀም?

    እሰየ አብርሃ ቢሉት ዶ/ር ብርሃኑ ነጋ አንዳርጋቸው ጽጌ ቢሆኑ ጸረ ደርግ ነበሩ
    በምንሊክ ቤተመንግስት ተስተናገደው ወያኔ ጋር ውስኪ ተራጭተው በቃሊቲ በኩል አልፈው ተቃዋሚ መሆናቸውን ዘነጉት?
    ዶ/ር ፍስሀም ቢሆኑ በወያኔው መንግስት ሚልየነር ሁነው ገንዘባቸው ለመጪው ብሩህ ተስፍ አንድ ሳንቲም ሳይቀር እንቨስት እያረጉ ነው
    ከፕሮፌሰሮችም ብዙ መጥቀስ ብዙ ይቻላል የዲሞክራሲ ጭላንጭል የታየው በወያኔ መንግስት ነው ብለው በአደባባይ ተናግረው ሳይጨርሱ ቃሊቲ ተመርቀው ነው ተቃዋሚ የሆኑትን ረሳቸው?

    4. ስድብ ከፈሩ ለምን የብዕር ስም አልተጠቀሙም?
    ስደተኛ መድረክ መሆኑን ተገንዝበው ሁሉም ወያኔን ደጋፊ አለመሆኑን ተገንዝበው ለምን በብዕር ስም አልጻፉም
    ሳይኮሎጂውን ተገንዘበው ለራስዎ መልስ አልሰጡም

    ቀሪውን እመጣበታለሁ

  11. nuru
    | #11

    mr .tekola i feel soory about ur coment ‘do not juge the book by it’s cover’ u are live in us how do u know about the curent ethio.u onley know the propaganda of woyane. the coment that u write about wahabism is wrong ethiopian muslims is the onley decision makers what they should folow.dr.alamudien is a patriot he contribute somthing for ethio.u are note fit moraly to critisize him. totaly u ar losssser…

  12. ላም በሌለበት ኩበት ለቀማ
    | #12

    5. ነገር ነገር ክተፈለገ የአርበኛ ልጅና የባንዳ ልጅ ይለይ ነው የሚሉት?
    ማንን ለማሳፈር ነው? በግልጽ ያውሩት?
    የአፍንጫ እድፍ ለእጅ የአባት ስራ ለልጅ ይጠየቃል ከሆነማ ነገር አልቃል.
    እርቁ ይርቅና በቅጡ ይኮንኑኝ!!!

    የተሞተለት ድንበር በኢንቨስትመንት ስም በችርቻሮ ሳይሆን በጅምላ አይን እስኪይዝ ድረስ ሲሰጥ እየሰማን
    አሁን እኛ ለምን የሞቱትን ሬሳ ወቃሽ ወይም ድሮ ያላከብርናቸውን እንደየስራቸው ኒሻን ሸላሚ ለምን እንሁን ይላሉ?

    6. ስንሰደብ ገደብ የለን ዘለን ስንገባ ግምት አንወሰድ

    ወያኔንና ሻቢያን ደግፈው አንግሰው ራስዎ ተሰደው ታዲያ ስደተኛውን መስደብ ለምን ያስፈለጋል?
    ለመሆኑ የሰው በላው ስርዓት ቀንደኞች እያልን የሰደብናቸውን ስርአቶች እጉያቸው ዘለን እየገባን ለምን እናሞካሻለን?
    ልጆቻችን ብቻ ሳይሆን እኛም የደብረብርሃንን ካባ ከሃርቫርድ ሆነን ስንለብስ የምንከባበረው ለምን ይመስሎታል?

    ለምሳሌ ቢሆንልኝ
    ፓስታ መጠቅለልና ሳንዲውች መግመጥ እንደስልጣኔ እንዳልተቆጤረ
    ከአገር ሲወጣ ደግሞ እንጀራ መብላትና እስክስታ መውረዱን ይዘናልና ማን ይወቀስ ነው የሚሉት?

    ዝርዝር ኪስ ይቀዳል ቢባልም ትልቁ ሲጠፋ ዘርዘር ማለቱ አይቀርም
    ድሮም አሁንም ፈረንጁ እንደ ሪሶርስ ነው የሚያየን መሬቱን ተውቱና
    ጀነቲካሊ ሞዲፋይድ ምግብ ብቻ ሳይሆን የታዘዘልን በተደፈረ በተዳቀለ ህግ መንግስት ጭምር ነው የምንገዛው
    የትም ይሁኑ የት ጥቁር መሆናችን ብቻ ሳይሆን በንቀትና እንደሽብርተኛ መታየታችንን አትርሱ

    አብሮ መስራት አብሮ ለመስራትም መከባበር በተግባር በምንናገረው በምንጽፈው ጭምር
    የትግራይ ልጅ ታሪክ 1 የወላይታው 0 እኛ ወርቅ እናንተ ፍርፋሪ እየተባለ መታረቅ አይቻልም
    ኢትዮጵያዊ ብቻ ሳንሆን አፍሪካዊና ጥቁር መሆናችን አይርሱ አፍሪካዊያን ጋር አብረን እንስራ
    ሃይማኖት የግል ነውና ገብተን አንዘባርቅ መስመር ያስታል

  13. kebebew
    | #13

    I do stronlgy agree with your point on the importance of Knowing what was happening in the Past and taking important lessons out of that. We should however be very aware of the fact that we see the past as if we are mentally and psychologically being there. At any cost I cannot weight Mengsitu or Meles’s rule at the expence of 18 th c or 19 th c lords or emperors. it is quite clear that we live in a modern world where everything is interconnected , where we have every lesson or experience from the other world. so the so called modern rulres of Ethiopia have much more chances and possibilties not to repeate that old political or what so ever tradition. We must have a seperate lense to evaluate , compare, criticize , support etc.

  14. Konjit Kassa
    | #14

    The intention behind the article is questionable. At one time when TPLF
    made serious damage to Ethiopian unity and replaced every Ethiopian structure by Tigryan dominated (anti Ethiopian) ones,let us not forget what Dr. Tecola did. ” YEWEGA BIRESA, YETEWEGA AYRESA. ” LONG LIVE ETHIOPIA!

  15. aha!
    | #15

    From this article, you put yourself and Professor Messay Kebede, whom I consider nevertheless as supporters of the lesser than two scenarios/political models: TPLF/eordf and OPDF/EFDF/fdre, where the latter mirror images the former on the basis of ethnic agenda at the core of their platform as opposed to those which follow the national agenda for unity, territorial integrity, sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians, where the last item point to individual freedom, liberty and equality to have precedence over ethnic and secessionist rights that has resulted in two dimetrically opposed political and economic forces, where the former two may be depicted as the negative forces of disintegration (politically and economically) and the latter may be depicted as the positive forces of integration but not as the intangible ppolitical and economic forces you stipulated, which could not be verified by a survey research data, let alone yourself and Professor Messay Kebede as impartial and extraterrestrial observer, when you are part of the Diaspora and big players at best.

    When you cited for the first time the flaw of the constitution with respect the tranfer of power from the Prime Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, you failed to include as the objective observer the flaw built into the constituion that of ethnic federalism, secessionism and totaliarinism as being a acrises far more the transfer of power to the Deputy Prime Minister, which does not bring about in the type of government the silent majority of Ethiopians, outside the TPLF and TPLF affiliated enterprises and foreign corporations should have.

    You also know these three main ideolgies are the mainstay and operating system of the TPLF/eprdf regime directley supported by the teletafi (ethnic federalist) and loyalist (ethnic federalist) parties now forming a front as OPDF/EFDF/fdre as implicit supporters of the constitution of ethnic federalism, secessionism and totalirianism, where the last item is a carry over from the Derg regime and its own marxicist inclination of exliberation fronts spearheaded by TPLF, which have now ruled the country for the last 21 years with the ideology of totalirianism with a modern twist of State Capitalism in the East Asian style, where economic development takes precedence over democracy and most impotantly economic and ppolitical freedom of the individual, which has prcedence over ethnic and secesionist rights, where ethnic federalism is a divide and rule policy much like it was in the Apartheid system of South Africa, a division of of Ethiopian land mass into seven of nine and/or 80 ethnic groups with ill defined boundries as a prelude to secession and fututre boundries of self-rule rule and separate developments, denying the the individual to have a shared ownership of the country, let alone of the eviction and massacre then of the Amhara ethnic group for their ethnicity and the eviction of the native inhabitants from their farmlands to give way to foreign corporations and genocide of the Anuaks and in general perpetrating humanitarian, economic, political, environmental and now constituional crises over the silent majority of Ethiopians is a subject for reform but for radical change through non-violent uprising for economic and political freedom for the silent majority of Ethiopians.

    Another flaws in the constitution is the sovereignity of Ethiopia and the non-existent of three branches of government to adjucate free and fair elections and fair trials. Both the Derg and the TPLF/eprdf regime perptrated human right violations, but Derg did without the judicial process, however fake and the TPLF/eprdf in addition to using the extrajudicial process of tens of thousands demostrators in concentration camps and fake judicial process over disidents for the period of 21 years as a slow grinder debilitating effect of elite politicians, in addition to marginalising, massacaring the Amahara, and debilitaing the Amhara ethnic group as the major contentender of Ethiopian unity, territorial integrity, soveregnity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians along with all other ethnic groups. Do not forget Derg, as a military dictatorship, embracing Marxist ideology for class struggle of the of EPRP, was engaged with EPRP on differences of transfer of power to the civilian adminstration, perhaps civilian democratic government, but does not fall short of fighting the liberation fronts and the Somali Government over the unity, territorial integrity and sovereignity of Ethiopians, despite its human right violations. We all have been been affected bythe Derg regime, do not get personal about it. All one may aspire is all individuals from the these factions from the Derg era to reconcile over the gruges ove each other, now currentely to dismantle ethnic federalism, secessionism and totaliarinism and alignment of parties along ethnic lines is coalsce over the national agenda for unity, territorial integrity, sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians along with strategies to achieve those goals, whose outcome is individual freedom, liberty and equality to have precedence over ethnic and secessionist rights and becomes the centre piece of the constituion of a democratic government of the people by the people and for the people and of the people based onparties aligned with national agenda.

  16. Finito!
    | #16

    Sorry Charlie, the coldblooded killer molach leba Meles is dead and burning in hell already with Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Gaddafi and all the former cruel dictators around the world. Halleluiah, thank you God! One less evil banda in our home land.

  17. mektachew
    | #17

    You ppl living abroad never care about citezins at home. simply,u need instability and chaos.

  18. Mekuria
    | #18

    With all due respect to the good professor, why does he only quote the TPLF handpicked leaders as the true voice (representatives) of the ongoing Muslim religious movement? Is the Professor telling us the regime is undertaking the right measure?

  19. Gecho
    | #19

    You demonstrated courage in this piece by stating what you believe firmly and unequivocally. I rarely come across such clarity beyond the article all the way to the motive of the piece.

    Humility being one of the prerequisites to learn is lacking so much these days.

    Some where in the article there is a warning to beware of “hate” for the current rulers/system from blinding us to what is good for Ethiopia. Reminded me of an astute observation I heard from an elderly Eritrean in 1984. He said to a bunch of youth in Asmara “the extreme hate you have
    for Mengistu blind you to the true nature of whom you so much adore, EPLF. I say they are no different!” How true in hind sight. That same advice applies to some Ethiopians these days.

  20. astra
    | #20

    why is my comment censored? I based it on the public writings of Tecola himself

  21. Zerayakob Yared
    | #21

    Hic Rhodus, hic salta ! ማለትም: Here is Rhodes, jump here !

    አለበለዚያ ግን, በድሮው ብቻ ከተነታረክን እንደ አፄ ምኒልክ ዘመነ መንግስት ጊዝያቶች “9 ዓመታት” ሙሉ በክንብንብነት ልንታወር ነው!

    ከተቻለ, with out MLLT, አለበለዚያም ለጊዜውም ቢሆን እስከነ ማሌሊቱ, the state must function!

    በባህለ ደደቢት መሰረት የዝግ ስብሰባ ውጤትን ስንጠብቅ ሌላ 17 ዓመታት መጠበቅ እንዳይሆንብን!

    በነገራችን, ኮሚቴ ወረርሽኝ reactivated እየሆነ ይመስላል; ዝግ ስብሰባው ምን ሊወልድ ቢያስብ ይሆን ?

    ቸር-ቸሩን ያሰማን!

  22. Glad
    | #22

    Alem, how do you want me “identify” myself? Perhaps you want to give me your home address or your phone number so I can meet you up. Show me your “courage”, please? Otherwise, I’ll be at Starbucks two blocks down your house – the drink is on me! Alem, you should at least try to be somewhat consistence in what you say – either you saying it out of conviction or not. In a very basic level, your problem arises from acting by being the accuser, the prosecutor, the witness, the jury, the judge and the commentator of its outcome all at the same time. If you don’t believe there is no a constitution in Ethiopia, that will be your prerogative. If you also believe there were no elections held in Ethiopia, you still will be within your boundary of imagination. You are also entitled to believe in Santa as I used to do until I was 8! What you are not entitled to do is, take all those fantasies as a set of facts and leap to a conclusion of your liking based on those flawed facts. So, why do I say all this? Eskinder, your hero, uses his right to write freely afforded to him by the Ethiopian Constitution only to stampede on the same Constitution who cites as a protection. What he fail to see is, that Constitution also states among other things; that the PM is chosen by his party – in this case EPRDF – as head of that organization and approved by the elected parliament to become the PM. So, in my dictionary, interfering in intra party affairs is being a “fanatic” at best and outright right nuts at worst. You can’t claim protection under the same constitutional you seem to enjoy at day time only to come back and disregard it as nothing at night. That is the definition of wholesome “fanatics”. My dear friend, this has nothing to do with freedom of speech or being a “journalist” unless you act like an accuser, prosecutor … you know where I’m going. I want you also to note that the laws of the country clearly state that associating yourself with organizations that deemed terrorists by the government can label you as “terrorist”. Do you I like that law? You bet not. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have to abide by that law. I wish also I don’t have to be speed limited here in the USA. Now, unless you are in the position of no return, this law also exists as a carbon copy in many “western” countries. As to BBC’s reportage and lack of investigation – are you talking about the kind of investigation done by ESAT and Mr. Gelaw? Don’t make me laugh, Alem the great. By the way BBC is only good for you when you cite that institution to claim the perceived “human rights violations”. This selective memory makes you look even sillier than you already are. I rest my case, council!

  23. Alem
    | #23

    Glad: I did not know Eskinder was my hero! I am glad you wrote back because now viewers get to know who you really are. Take care. @Glad

  24. Anonymous
    | #24

    ላም በሌለበት ኩበት ለቀማ :
    5. ነገር ነገር ክተፈለገ የአርበኛ ልጅና የባንዳ ልጅ ይለይ ነው የሚሉት?
    ማንን ለማሳፈር ነው? በግልጽ ያውሩት?
    የአፍንጫ እድፍ ለእጅ የአባት ስራ ለልጅ ይጠየቃል ከሆነማ ነገር አልቃል.
    እርቁ ይርቅና በቅጡ ይኮንኑኝ!!!
    የተሞተለት ድንበር በኢንቨስትመንት ስም በችርቻሮ ሳይሆን በጅምላ አይን እስኪይዝ ድረስ ሲሰጥ እየሰማን
    አሁን እኛ ለምን የሞቱትን ሬሳ ወቃሽ ወይም ድሮ ያላከብርናቸውን እንደየስራቸው ኒሻን ሸላሚ ለምን እንሁን ይላሉ?
    6. ስንሰደብ ገደብ የለን ዘለን ስንገባ ግምት አንወሰድ
    ወያኔንና ሻቢያን ደግፈው አንግሰው ራስዎ ተሰደው ታዲያ ስደተኛውን መስደብ ለምን ያስፈለጋል?
    ለመሆኑ የሰው በላው ስርዓት ቀንደኞች እያልን የሰደብናቸውን ስርአቶች እጉያቸው ዘለን እየገባን ለምን እናሞካሻለን?
    ልጆቻችን ብቻ ሳይሆን እኛም የደብረብርሃንን ካባ ከሃርቫርድ ሆነን ስንለብስ የምንከባበረው ለምን ይመስሎታል?
    ለምሳሌ ቢሆንልኝ
    ፓስታ መጠቅለልና ሳንዲውች መግመጥ እንደስልጣኔ እንዳልተቆጤረ
    ከአገር ሲወጣ ደግሞ እንጀራ መብላትና እስክስታ መውረዱን ይዘናልና ማን ይወቀስ ነው የሚሉት?
    ዝርዝር ኪስ ይቀዳል ቢባልም ትልቁ ሲጠፋ ዘርዘር ማለቱ አይቀርም
    ድሮም አሁንም ፈረንጁ እንደ ሪሶርስ ነው የሚያየን መሬቱን ተውቱና
    ጀነቲካሊ ሞዲፋይድ ምግብ ብቻ ሳይሆን የታዘዘልን በተደፈረ በተዳቀለ ህግ መንግስት ጭምር ነው የምንገዛው
    የትም ይሁኑ የት ጥቁር መሆናችን ብቻ ሳይሆን በንቀትና እንደሽብርተኛ መታየታችንን አትርሱ
    አብሮ መስራት አብሮ ለመስራትም መከባበር በተግባር በምንናገረው በምንጽፈው ጭምር
    የትግራይ ልጅ ታሪክ 1 የወላይታው 0 እኛ ወርቅ እናንተ ፍርፋሪ እየተባለ መታረቅ አይቻልም
    ኢትዮጵያዊ ብቻ ሳንሆን አፍሪካዊና ጥቁር መሆናችን አይርሱ አፍሪካዊያን ጋር አብረን እንስራ
    ሃይማኖት የግል ነውና ገብተን አንዘባርቅ መስመር ያስታል

    ስሙ እባክዎትን አትደባልቁን በ ጥቁር ቀለም አመካኝተው!!! እኔ በበኩሌ አፍሪካ አንድ ህዝብ አይደለም! በ ቁዋንቁዋ በነገድ ብስነልቦና, በ ታሪክ የተሰበጣተር ምድር ነው እና ይህን አልፈው እንደባቢሎን ግንብ ህዝቡ ሆ ብሎ አይነሳም-ከተመኦከረም እግዜር ራሱ ቁዋንቅውችንን ይደበላልቃል:: እምንፈልገው ህብረት ይህን ልዩነት ማስተናገድ አለበት!!! በ ስም ኢትዮጵያዊ እና በ ስመ አፍሪካዊ ይህን ልዩነት መደፍጠጥ አደጋው የከፋ ነው:: እና ልብ ይግዙ, ስራ በ እውቀት ይሁን-ስሜት አይንዳን!

  25. ማራ
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    ላም በሌለበት ኩበት ለቀማ :
    5. ነገር ነገር ክተፈለገ የአርበኛ ልጅና የባንዳ ልጅ ይለይ ነው የሚሉት?
    ማንን ለማሳፈር ነው? በግልጽ ያውሩት?
    የአፍንጫ እድፍ ለእጅ የአባት ስራ ለልጅ ይጠየቃል ከሆነማ ነገር አልቃል.
    እርቁ ይርቅና በቅጡ ይኮንኑኝ!!!
    የተሞተለት ድንበር በኢንቨስትመንት ስም በችርቻሮ ሳይሆን በጅምላ አይን እስኪይዝ ድረስ ሲሰጥ እየሰማን
    አሁን እኛ ለምን የሞቱትን ሬሳ ወቃሽ ወይም ድሮ ያላከብርናቸውን እንደየስራቸው ኒሻን ሸላሚ ለምን እንሁን ይላሉ?
    6. ስንሰደብ ገደብ የለን ዘለን ስንገባ ግምት አንወሰድ
    ወያኔንና ሻቢያን ደግፈው አንግሰው ራስዎ ተሰደው ታዲያ ስደተኛውን መስደብ ለምን ያስፈለጋል?
    ለመሆኑ የሰው በላው ስርዓት ቀንደኞች እያልን የሰደብናቸውን ስርአቶች እጉያቸው ዘለን እየገባን ለምን እናሞካሻለን?
    ልጆቻችን ብቻ ሳይሆን እኛም የደብረብርሃንን ካባ ከሃርቫርድ ሆነን ስንለብስ የምንከባበረው ለምን ይመስሎታል?
    ለምሳሌ ቢሆንልኝ
    ፓስታ መጠቅለልና ሳንዲውች መግመጥ እንደስልጣኔ እንዳልተቆጤረ
    ከአገር ሲወጣ ደግሞ እንጀራ መብላትና እስክስታ መውረዱን ይዘናልና ማን ይወቀስ ነው የሚሉት?
    ዝርዝር ኪስ ይቀዳል ቢባልም ትልቁ ሲጠፋ ዘርዘር ማለቱ አይቀርም
    ድሮም አሁንም ፈረንጁ እንደ ሪሶርስ ነው የሚያየን መሬቱን ተውቱና
    ጀነቲካሊ ሞዲፋይድ ምግብ ብቻ ሳይሆን የታዘዘልን በተደፈረ በተዳቀለ ህግ መንግስት ጭምር ነው የምንገዛው
    የትም ይሁኑ የት ጥቁር መሆናችን ብቻ ሳይሆን በንቀትና እንደሽብርተኛ መታየታችንን አትርሱ
    አብሮ መስራት አብሮ ለመስራትም መከባበር በተግባር በምንናገረው በምንጽፈው ጭምር
    የትግራይ ልጅ ታሪክ 1 የወላይታው 0 እኛ ወርቅ እናንተ ፍርፋሪ እየተባለ መታረቅ አይቻልም
    ኢትዮጵያዊ ብቻ ሳንሆን አፍሪካዊና ጥቁር መሆናችን አይርሱ አፍሪካዊያን ጋር አብረን እንስራ
    ሃይማኖት የግል ነውና ገብተን አንዘባርቅ መስመር ያስታል

    ስሙ እባክዎትን አትደባልቁን በ ጥቁር ቀለም አመካኝተው!!! እኔ በበኩሌ አፍሪካ አንድ ህዝብ አይደለም! በ ቁዋንቁዋ በነገድ ብስነልቦና, በ ታሪክ የተሰበጣተር ምድር ነው እና ይህን አልፈው እንደባቢሎን ግንብ ህዝቡ ሆ ብሎ አይነሳም-ከተመኦከረም እግዜር ራሱ ቁዋንቅውችንን ይደበላልቃል:: እምንፈልገው ህብረት ይህን ልዩነት ማስተናገድ አለበት!!! በ ስም ኢትዮጵያዊ እና በ ስመ አፍሪካዊ ይህን ልዩነት መደፍጠጥ አደጋው የከፋ ነው:: እና ልብ ይግዙ, ስራ በ እውቀት ይሁን-ስሜት አይንዳን!

  26. Girum
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    @ Tecola W. Hagos

    If Ethiopia and Ethiopiawinet is our bliss and blessing we enjoy and celebrate then we also have to expect that it can also be our potential challenge and our curse. And indeed it is while we also expect and accept Ethiopia and Ethiopiawinet as our potential challenge and our curse then we also enjoy and celebrate it as our blessing and bliss also.

    የፃፍከው ፅሁፍ በእውነቱ ለመናገር በተወሰነ ስሜቴን ነክቶታል፡፡ሁላችንም የኢትዮጵያ የኢትዮጵያዊነትና የኢትዮጵያውያን ታሪካዊና ወቅታዊ ጉዳይ ስላሳሰበን ስላስጨቀን ነው የሚሰማንን የምናውቀውንና የምንረዳውን ያህል ያቅማችንን እየሞጫጨርን ያለነው ብዬ አስባለሁኝ፡፡በአንተም በኩል ይህ ተመሳሳይ ሁኔታ እንዳለ ከፅሁፍህ ይዘት በተወሰነ ለመረዳት ችያለሁኝ፡፡በእርግጥ ኢትዮጵዊነትን ያን ያህል የሚሰጥም ሆነ የሚከለክል ብቸኛ ባለቤት የለም፡፡ለነፃነታችንም ቢሆን ባብዛኛው እንደዚሁ ነው፡፡አንድ የሆነ ወቅት ላይ “No one as such gives or denies you your freedom but you just take it.”የሚል ጥቅስ ከሆነ ቦታ ማንበቤ ትዝ እያለኝ ነው ይህንንም የምለው፡፡ስለዚህም እዳውና እዳችን እስከሆነ ድረስ ኢትዮጵዊነታችንን ወጊድ አንፈልግህም ብለን እናጣጥለው እንክደው ካለሆነ በስተቀር እሱማ እንዴት ያን ያህል ጨክኖ አላውቃችሁም ሊለን ይችላል፡፡በእርግጥ ህፃንን ልጅ ሲወዱ ከነንፍጡ ከነለሃጩ(ቅንጦተኛ ልጆችን አይመለከትም) ነው እንደሚባለው አይነት ኢትዮጵያንና ኢትዮጵያዊነትንም ከነፈተናው ከነችግሩ ጭምር እንናፈቅረው እናከብረውና እንታመንለት ዘንዳ ግድ If Ethiopia and Ethiopiawinet is our bliss and blessing we enjoy and celebrate then we also have to expect that it can also be our potential challenge and our curse. And indeed it is while we also expect and accept Ethiopia and Ethiopiawinet as our potential challenge and our curse then we also enjoy and celebrate it as our blessing and bliss also.

    እኔ እንደምረዳው ከሆነ የኢትዮጵያንና የኢትዮጵያዊነታችንን የብዙ ዘመናት የታሪክ ውጣውረድና ጉዞ ቆም ብለንና አደብ ገዝተን በሰከነ መንገድ በጥሞና የምንጠይቅበት የምንመረምር,በት የምንረዳበትና ከዚህም ተነስተን አካሄዳችንን የምናስተካክልበት ወሳኝ ታሪካዊ ወቅት ላይ ንን፡፡ያለፈ ታሪካችን ወደድነውም ጠላነውም የሚያኮራንም ሆነ የሚያሳፍረን በቃ በራሱ የተከሰተ የማንነታችን የታሪክ ሁነት እስከሆነ ድረስ አምነን መቀበልና የምናስተካክለውን የማስተካከል የምንከባከበውን የመንከባከብ የታሪክ ግዴታ አለብን፡፡ከዚያ ውጪ ማናችንም ብንሆን ከዚህ ወገን/ዘር ከዚያ ወገን/ዘር እንፈጠር ብለን በራሳችን ፈቃድ ወደዚህ ምድር አልመጣንምና ማናችንም ብንሆን ከኦሮሞ ወይንም ከትግሬ ወይንም ከአማራ ወይንም ከጉራጌ ወይንም ከአደሬ ወይንም ከጋንቤላ ወይንም ከሲዳማ ወይንም ከቤንሻንጉል ወይንም ከወላይታ ወዘተ የዘር ሀረግ መርጠን አልተፈጠርንም፡፡የእኛም አባት/እናት አያት ቅድም አያት እንደዚሁም የወደፊት ልጆችና የልጅ ልጆች እንደዚሁ ናቸው፡፡ስለዚም ያለማቋረጥ እንደሚፈስ ወራጅ ወንዝ የእኛን የተወሰነ እጣ ፈንታና የዘር ሀረግ ሌሎች ቀደምት ይወስናሉ እኛም የሌሎችን የሚመጡትን በተመሳሳይ መንገድ እንወስናል ይህ ደግሞ የተፈጥሮና የህይወት የተለመደ ኡደት ነው፡፡በእርግጥ ይህንን ስል ሙሉ በሙሉ ያለፈ ክስተትና ታሪክ እስረኛ አይደለንም፡፡
    ስለዚህም አሁን ነገሮችን በሚመስለን መንገድ የመወሰን እድል በእጃችን ስለሆነ የኢትዮጵያንና የኢትዮጵያዊነትን እጣ ፈንታ ኳስ ወደ ፈለግነው አቅጣጫ የመለጋት መብቱ ምርጫውና ሃላፊነቱ በእኛ ቁጥጥር ስር ነው፡፡አሁን ባለው የሀገራችን ተጨባጭ ሁኔታም በቅጡ ያልገባን ነገር ይህ ነው፡፡በእርግጥ ከላይ በመግቢያዬ እንዳልኩት ኢትዮጵዊነትን ያን ያህል የሚሰጥም ሆነ የሚከለክል ብቸኛ ባለቤት የለምና አንደኛው ወገን የለም እኔ ነኝ/እኛ ነን እውነተኛ ኢትዮጵያዊ ሌሎቻችሁ ዘወር በሉ ወጊዱ ቢል ሌላው ወገን ደግሞ በዚህ የግብዝና አባባል አኩርፎ ዳር ይዞ የሚቆም ሳይሆን መሆን ያለበት እኔም እንዳንተ እኛም እንደናንተ ሙሉና ኩሩ ኢትዮጵያዊ ነኝ/ነን እና እጣ የኢትዮጵያንና የኢትዮጵያዊነትን እጣ ፈንታችንን የመወሰን እኩል መብት ሃላፊነትና ምርጫ አለን የማለት ቆራጥነትና በራስ መተማማን ሊኖረው ይገባል፡፡እርግጥ ነው በተደጋጋሚ የአብራሃም ዘር ነን የአብርሃም ዘር ነን ትላላችሁ ነገር ግን የአብርሃምን ስራ በተግባር አትሰሩም እነዳለው ክርስቶስ ኢትዮጵያዊነት ዘር ሀረግ በመቁጠር ወይንም የአባት/እናትን አያት ቅድመ አያትን መልካም ገድል በመተረክ ብቻ ሊገለፅ አይገባውምና በተግባር በተጨባጭ የራስንም የኢትዮጵያዊነትን ታሪካዊና ወቅታዊ ግዴታና ሃላፊነት ልንወጣ ግድ ይለናል፡፡በእርግጥ ይህ ብቻም አይደለም በተቃራኒው እንደዚሁም አባት/እናት አያት ቅድመ-አያት በማወቅም ሆነ ባለማወቅ የሰሩትን ጥፋትና ስህተት እኛ ልጆቻቸውና የልጅ ልጆቻቸው ከታሪክ ትምህርት ወስደን ስህተቱን አስተካክለን በመልካም የመተካትም መብት ሃላፊነት ግዴታና ምርጫም አለን፡፡ብቻ በጥሩውም ሆነ በመጥፎው ያለአግባቡና ያለአካሄዱ ለምን ሙሉ በሙሉ ዘላለም የታሪክ እስረኛ እንሆናለን?ደግሞስ ጥንት የተሰራው አገልግሎት ይሰጥ የነበረው የሳይንስና የቴክኖሎጂ ውጤት የሆነው መኪናው ባቡሩ አውሮፕላኑ ኮምፕዩተሩ የስልክ አገልግሎቱ እንደምናየው ቀስ በቀስ አንዱ በሌላው ላይ እያሻሻለውና እያሳደገው እነሆ ዛሬ ደረጃ ላይ እንደደረሰውና በዚህም እይታ እንደሚቀጥለው ሁሉ የዛሬውን እጅግ በዘመናዊ መንገድ አሻሽሎ የሰራው ቢሆንም ቅሉ ግን የጥንቱን የመሰረቱን የመነሻ ስራና ፈጠራ ከማድነቅና ከማክበር ውጪ ግን ያን ያህል ያለ አካሄዱ አያንቋሽሽም አያጣጥልም፡፡ሀገርን(Nation-State) የመመስረት የማቅናትና የመምራት ተግባር ከዚህ ብዙ የተለየ አይደለም፡፡ስለዚህም የቀደምት ስርዓቶች አገዛዞች እንደ አፄ ቴዎድሮስ አፄ ዮሀንስ አፄ ምኒልክ አፄ ኃይለስላሴ ደርግ መለስ/ወያኔ እናም ወደፊት የሚመጣው ስርዓት አገዛዝም በተወሰነ መንገድ ከዚህ የታሪክ ጉዞ ኡደት ውጪ ያን ያህል ሊሆኑ አይችሉም፡፡
    ነገር ግን ዛሬ ሳይንስና ቴክኖሎጂ በረቀቀበት ዘመን ውስጥ የበለጠ ፊደል ስንቆጥር ስንማር ስንመራመር እውቀትን ስናከማች በተቃራኒው ግን ማስተዋል (Wisdom) ጎድሎን እንደገና ታጥቦ ጭቃ እየሆንን መምጣታችን እጅግ አሳፋሪም አሳዛኝም ነው፡፡እኔ እንደሚሰማኝ ከሆነ የራሳችንን ወቅታዊ የቤት ስራ ለመስራት ማስተዋል አቅምና ብቃት አጥተን ሃላፊነት መሸከም አቅቶን መንገዳገድ ስንጀምር የታሪክ እስረኛ መሆንን መርጠን የእናቴ ቀሚስ አወላከፈኝ አይነት ያለፉትን ስርዓቶች በመውቀስ ላይ ክልክ በላይ የተጠመድን ይመስለኛል፡፡እንደ መለስ/ወያኔ እምነትና አካሄድም ደግሞ ጭራሽ ኢትዮጵያንና ኢትዮጵያዊነትን በተአምር እለቱን በብሄር ብሄረሰቦች ዘመነኛ በሂል ብቻ እንደተፈጠረ አድርጎ የማቅረብና የማየት ብዥታና እልፍም ሲል ከንቱ የግብዝነት አባዜና እብደት(Delusion and Grandiose) እየተመለከትን ነው፡፡ይህ ከንቱ የግብዝነት አባዜና እብደት(Delusion and Grandiose) የፈጠረው ድባብም እነሆ በአዲስ አበባችን መዲና በሚገኘው በአፍሪካ ህብረት አዲስ ቻይና ሰራሽ ፅ/ቤት ውስጥ የእነ ንክሩማን ሀውልት ሲቀመጥ የአፍሪካ ህብረት ዋና አንጋፋ መስራች የሆኑት አፄ ሃይለስላሴ ሃውልት ግን በእነ መለስ/ወያኔ እንዳይገነባ ተከለከለ፡፡
    እውነቴን ነው ይህ ሁኔታ ለኢትዮጵያና ለኢትዮጵያዊነት ትልቅ አሳፋሪና አሳዛኝ ክስተት ነው፡፡ይህ በእጅግ ጠባብ ብሄርተኝነት ስሜት መመራት የፈጠረው ቂመኝነት መዘረጣጠጥ አልህ የውስጥ እርስ በርስ መናከስ እነሆ እስከ ቡድን ስምንት አለም አቀፍ ስብሰባ ድረስ ተከትሎን እነሆ መለስም በአለም አቀፍ አደባባይ በገዛ ሀገራቸው ዜጋ አበበ ገላው መዋረድን አተረፉ፡፡ከዚህ በፊትም ይህንን ክስተት በሚመለከት በአስተያየት እንዳልኩት በመለስ የቡድን ስምንት ስብሰባ ላይ መዋረድ ያን ያህል ያልተደሰኩትን ያህል በመለስ ይህ አይነት ወቅታዊ ግለሰባዊ የጤንነት ቀውስና ሌላም ጉዳይና ይህንንም ተከትሎ በተፈጠረው አጠቃላይ ሀገራዊ ግራ መጋባት ያን ያህል የምደሰት ሰው አይደለሁኝም፡፡እንደ አንድ የተወሰነ ፍላጎትና አላማ ያለው ቡድን ሁላችንም በየዋሻችን ውስጥ መሽገን የየራሳችንን የደስታም ሆነ የሀዘን የስኬትም ሆነ የውድቀት ስሜት እያስተናገድን ሊሆን ይችላል ነገር ግን እንደ አንድ ሀገርና ህዝብ ሲታሰብ ግን ያለንበት አጠቃላይ ሁኔታ የዜሮ ድምር ውጤት(Zero-Sum Game) ነው፡፡በእርግጥም ወያኔዎች እንሚያወሩት መለስ የተሰወሩት በህይወት ኖረው በጤንነታቸው እያገገሙ ከሆነ እሰየው ነው፡፡ነገር ግን በተቃራኒው ከሆነ እንደ ሀገርና ህዝብ ሀዘኑ የሁላችንም ጭምር ነው፡፡ማለትም በአንድ በኩል የአንድ ሀገር መሪ ይህ አይነት ፍፃሜ እንደ ሀገርና ህዝብ ሲታይ በተወሰነ መንገድ አሳፋሪም አሳዛኝም ነውና፡፡እንደ ሰብዓዊ ፍጡርነትም ሲታይ እኔ በግሌ በመለስ አገዛዝ ላይ እጅግ ስር የሰደደ ጥላቻና ተቃውሞ ቢኖረኝም ቅሉ ግን ያን ያህል ግለሳበዊ ስር የሰደደ ጥላቻና ቂም ግን የለብኝምና እንደ አንድ ሰብዓዊ ፍጡር ለግለሰቡ በደረሰባቸው ሁኔታ ግን አዝንላቸዋለሁኝ፡፡ክርስቲያኖችን ያሳድድና ያሰቃይ እንደነበረውና በኋላ ላይ ግን ሳኦል ሳኦል ለምን ታሳድደኛለህ የሚል የክርስቶስን የተግሳፅ መለኮታዊ ሃይለ ቃል ከሰማ በኋላ ከጥፋት መስመሩ ተመልሶ የክርስቶስ ዋና ተቀዳሚና ቀናኢ ሃዋርያ እንደሆነው የቀድሞው ሳኦል የኋላው ላይ ሃዋርያው ቅዱስ ጳውሎስ ኢትዮጵያን ኢትዮጵያዊነትንና ኢትዮጵያውያንን ለባእዳን ቅጠረኝነት አድረው ላፉት 30 እና ከዚያም በላይ ዓመታት ሲያሳድዱና ሲያሰቃዩ የኖሩት አቶ መለስም አንደ ቀን አደብ ገዝተውና ወደ ቀልባቸው ተመልሰው ተፀፅተውና ንስሃ ገብተው ስርየትን ያገኛሉ የሚል ጥቂት ጥቂት ምኞትና ተስፋ ነበረኝ፡፡እንደ እውነቱ ከሆነ ቀድምት የኢትዮጵያ ነገስታት ፈሪሃ እግዚአብሄር ያደረባቸው ነበሩና እንደ ደርግና መለስ ያን ያህል ተገቢው ሰብዊነት የጎደላቸው እብሪተኛና ግትር አልነበሩምና አውቀውም ሆነ ባለማወቅ ለሰሩትም ጥፋት የመፀፀት ገራ ገር ጤናማ ሰብዓዊ ባህሪ ነበራቸው፡፡መሪዎቻችን የቱንም ያህል የረቀቀ አለማዊ እውቀት ቢኖራቸው ቅሉ ግን ለኢትዮያዊነትና ለሰብዓዊነት ተገቢው ፍቅር አክብሮት ታማኝነት ትህትና ከሌላቸው ከንቱ ነውና እንደ መሪ ስልጣን ላይ ሊወጡ አይገባም ከወጡም ደግሞ ውጤቱ ይህ አይነት ጥፋት ነው፡፡አንድ መሪ የሚመራውን ህዝብና ዜጋ የቤተሰብ ያህል በመቅረብ ሰብዓዊ ፍቅር አክብሮት ታማኝነት ትህትና ሊያሳይ ግድ ይላል፡፡እንዴ ጎበዝ እኛ እኮ ሰዎች ነን እንጂ ግኡዝ ቁሳቁስ ወይንም ሮቦት አይደለንም፡፡ክርስቶስንስ ከሰማየ ሰማያት ከአርያም ወርዶ ክብሩን ዝቅ አድርጎ በበረት ውስጥ ተወለዶ በዚህ ምድር ለሰው ልጆች ሲል እራሱን ቤዛ ያደረገው እኮ ስለ ፍቅር ሲባል ከፍቅር ጥልቅ ትርጉምና ምስጢር የመነጨ ነው፡፡መሪዎቻችን የታሰሩትን የታመሙትን የተጎዱትን ያዘኑትን ተራ ዜጎች ጭምር የቤተሰብ ያህል ቀርበው ስራዬ ብለው እየጎበኙና እየጠየቁ ሰብዓዊ ፍቅር አክብሮት ታማኝነት ትህትና ሊያሳዩ ካልቻሉ የእነሱ ቤተ-መንግስት መቀመጥ ትርጉሙና ፋይዳው ምንድን ነው፡፡ሀገርና ህዝብ ፀንቶ የሚቆመውም በዚህ አይነት ጥልቅ የሰብዓዊነት ስሜትነባ አመራር ጭምር እንጂ በምርጫ ዲሞክራሲ ተረት-ተረት እና በምሁራዊ ዲስኩር ብቻ አይደለም፡፡ለዚህ ነው ከዚህ በፊት በተደጋጋሚ የምእራቡን አለም የምርጫ ዲሞክራሲ እንደወረደ ከምናቀነቅን ይልቅ ቤተሰባዊ ስሜት ያለው የመልካም-አስተዳደር ስርዓት ኢትዮጵያዊ kንk ወግና ላዛ ባለው የሚያግባባን አካሄድ ቅድሚያ ይህንን አይነት ስርዓት እንመስርት የምለውም፡፡ብዙውን ጊዜ ገና በቅጡ ባልገባን ባእዳዊ kንk ወግና ላዛ እየተመራን እርስ በርስ በቅጡ ለመግባባት ባለመቻላችን ነው የ1966 ግብታዊ ዓብዮትና ከዚያም በኋላ ያለው ያ አይነት ትቅልድ ገዳይ አሳዛኝና አሳፋሪ እልቂትና ቀውስ የተፈጠረው፡፡አሁንም የኢትዮጵያዊነትን ዋና ወሳኝ kንk ወግና ላዛ ትተን በዋናነት በባእድ kንk ወግና ላዛ ለመግባባት የምንፍገመገም ከሆነ ተመሳሳይ ቀውስ ውስጥ እንዳንገባ እፈራለሁኝ፡፡ለዚህም ነው የምእራቡን አለም ዲሞክራሲ በየትኛው የኢትዮጵያዊነት ማንነታችን ላይ ነው የምንመሰርተው የሚል ተደጋጋሚ ጥያቄ በየአጋጣሚው የማነሳው፡፡ዘመናዊ የአገዛዝ እና የአስተዳደር ስልቶችንና ዘዴዎችን ከሰለጠነው አለም መኮረጅ እንችላለን ነገር ግን ይህንን በቀጥታ በኮፒ ፔስት ገልብጠን እንደ ሀገርና ህዝብ በቀጥታ ሌላ ገፀ-ባህሪ ተላብሰን ፊልም መስራት ግን ተገቢ አይደለም፡፡ብንለማም ብንጠፋም ብንወድቅም ብንነሳም በዋናነት ግን እኛኑ እራሳችንን ሆነን ነው መራመድ ያለብን፡፡የመለስ/ወያኔ ስርዓት የባእዳን ሃይሎችንና የራሱን ጠባብ ቡድናዊ አለማ ፍላጎትና ጥቅም ለማስጠበቅ ሲል አዲሰቱን ኢትዮጵያ በራሱ ጠባብ ግብርና ምስል ለመፍጠር ያደረገውና እያደረገ ያለው አደገኛና አጥፊ እንቅስቃሴ የኢትዮያዊነትን መሰረታዊ ትርጉምና ማንነት መሰረት እጅጉን የጎዳ ነው፡፡የመለስ/ወያኔ ስርዓት የባእዳን ሃይሎችንና የራሱን ጠባብ ቡድናዊ አለማ ፍላጎትና ጥቅም ለማስጠበቅ ሲል በሌሎች ብዙሃን ህዝቦች መቃብር ላይ የራሱን ጠባብ ስብስብ ቤተ-መንግስት ለመገንባት ሲል ያደረገውና እያደረገ ያለው አደገኛና አጥፊ እንቅስቃሴ የኢትዮያዊነትን መሰረታዊ ትርጉምና ማንነት መሰረት እጅጉን የጎዳ ነው፡፡በተለይም በማናቸውም ስርዓቶች ቢሆን ከተቀረው ኢትዮጵያዊ ወገኑ በተለየ ያን ያህል አድሏዊ ጥቅም ባላገኘው በአማራው ጭቁን ድሃ ህዝብ ላይ ገና ከደደቢት በረሃ ጀምሮ መለስ/ወያኔ የአማራውን ህዝብ ማጥቃትና ማዳከም እንደ ዋና ተቀዳሚ እስትራቴጂ ግብ አድርጎ በመንደፍ ያደረሰውና እያደረሰ ያለው በደል እጅግ አደገኛና አጥፊ ነው፡፡መለስ/ወያኔ የአማራውን ጭቁን ድሃ ህዝብ የማጥቃት ይህ አይነት ድብቅ እስተራቴጂ ይዞ ሲንቀሳቀስም ይህንን ይፋ ሳያደርግ የሆዱን በሆዱ ይዞ ደርግን ለመጣልና ኤርትራን ለማስገንጠል የሚል ሽፋን ቢጠቀምም ነገር ግን ይዞት የተነሳው ሌላው ድብቅ ግብና እስትራቴጂ ግን በአንድ በኩል ከቀዝቃዛው ጦርነት ጋር በተያያዘ የደርግን የሶሻሊስት ስርዓት መገርሰስ ሲሆን በሌላ በኩል ደግሞ ያለፈውን የጣሊያንን አይነት ወረራና የአድዋ ድል አይነት የኮሎኒያሊዝምን አሻራ መሰረት በማድረግ ይህንን ለራሱ ቅጥረኛነት አለማ በሚመች መንገድ እያጣመመ የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝምን ኒዎ-ሊበራልና ኒዎ-ኮሎኒያሊዝም ኢምፔሪያሊስታዊ ፕሮጀክት ለማስፈፀም ነው፡፡በአማራው ህዝብ ጭቁን ህዝብ ላይ የከፈተው ጥቃትና ማሳደድም ከዚህ ፕሮጀክት ጋር በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መንገድ የሚያያዝ ነው፡፡እንደሚታወቀው አንድ ተስፋ ኪዳን ደስታ በተባለ ወያኔ አማካኝነት “የትግራይ ህዝብ ታሪክና የትምክህተኖች ሴራ” በሚል የተፃፈውን መፅሀፍ አንብበህ ከሆነ እዚህ መፅሀፍ ውስጥ የመለስ/ወያኔን ድብቅና መሰሪ ፍላጎትና አላማ በቀጥታም ሆነ በተዘዋዋሪ ይገኛል፡፡በዚህ መፅሀፍ ውስጥ የእነ አፄ ምኒሊክንና ተከታይ አገዛዞችን ስብስብ አውቀውም ሆነ ባለማወቅ የሰሩትን ጥፋትና ስህተት ከሀገራችንና ከነባራዊ አለም ታሪካዊና ተጨባጭ እውነታ ጋር ፈፅሞ በማይስማማ መንገድ ከልክ በላይ እየለጠጠና እያጋነነ እነዚህን አገዛዞች ለትግራይ ህዝብ ድህነትና ኋላቀርነት እንደ ዋና ምክንያት ይህንን በማቀረብ አንድ የተወሰነ Conspiracy Theory አይነት የተሳሳተ እውነታ በመፍጠር ዛሬ መለስ/ወያኔ በኢትዮጵያ በኢትዮጵያዊነትና ኢትዮጵያውያን ላይ በተለይም በአማራው ጭቁን ህዝብ ላይ ለሚያደርሱት ዘረኛነት ቅጥረኛነት ጭቆና ግፍ ማፈናቀል እንደዚሁም በለየለት አይን ያወጣ በሙስናና በዝርፊያና ሀብት ማከማቻነት እንደ ሞራላዊ ቅቡልነት ማግኛ(Moral Legitimacy and righteousness) ይህንን ስልታዊና መሰሪ የሆነ Conspiracy Theory እንደ ሽፋንና ሰበብ(casus belli) እየተጠቀሙበት እንደሆነ ለመረዳት ይቻላል፡፡ስለዚህም በአማራው ላይ እየተካሄደ የነበረውና አሁንም ያለው ጭቆና ማሸማቀቅ ስደት ማፈናቀል ወዘተ ሁሉ በአንድ በኩል የባእድ ተፅእኖ የከፋፍለህ ግዛው ስልት ጭምር ያለበት ይመስላል፡፡በእርግጥ ባእዳን ሃይሎች ዘላቂ ጥቅም እንጂ ዘላቂ ወዳጅነትን ስለማያውቁ አክሮባት እየሠሩና እየተገለባበጡ አንዳችንን እንደ ማስቲካ አላምጠው ጣእማችን ሲያልቅ ደግሞ ወደ ሌላው ተረኛ መዞራቸው የተለመደ ነውና ከዚህ የባእዳን ጣልቃ ገብነት በአድርባይነትና በባንዳነት እየተሞዳሞድኩኝ በዘላቂነት የተለየ ዘላቂ ጥቅም አገኛለሁኝ የሚል የትኛውም ብሄር ኤሊት በከንቱ እንዳይሞኝ ይህንን ሊረዳ ይገባል፡፡Usually the very suitable first primary stepping stone for foreign meddling is the ethnically driven minority elites.
    በእርግጥ ዛሬ እንደሚታየው ነግ በኔ ለማለትና በወቅቱ ለመንቃት ላልቻለው ለሌላውም ብሄረሰብ በየተራው የግፍ ፅዋው ማነህ ባለሳምንት እያለ የእያንዳንዱን ቤት እያንኳንኳ እየደረሰው ነው፡፡ለዚህም ነው አንድ ወቅት ላይ ታላቁ ማርቲን ሉተር ኪንግ “Injustice any where is injustice every where” ያለው፡፡
    As far as I understand eventually the final battle is not as such either ethnic or religious origin and nature but rather that is mainly an origin and nature of fight that evolves and escalates to be that of between evil and good.

    እንዳለፉት 21 ዓመታት የመለስ/ወያኔ አገዛዝ ዘመን ከሆነ ግን ይህ የኢትዮጵያና የኢትዮጵዊነት ብሄራዊ ሰሜት ከምን ጊዜውም በላይ እጅግ የተዳከመበት አሳዛኝና አሳፋሪ ወቅት ነው፡፡የ17 ዓመታቱን አስከፊ የእርስ በርስ ጦርነት ማክተም ተከትሎ የኤርትራ መገንጠልና የባህር በር አልባ መሆናችንም የፈጠርብን ቁስልና ጥቁር ጠባሳ ጭምር በራሱ ከፍተኛ ተፅእኖ ያሳደረ ነው፡፡ነገር ግን ይህም ብቻ በራሱ አሁን በአሳዛኝና በአሳፋሪ ሁኔታ እየታየ ላለው የኢትዮጵያና የኢትዮጵዊነት ብሄራዊ ሰሜት መዳከም አሳማኝ በቂ ምክንያት መሆን አልነበረበትም፡፡አሁን በእዚህ ፅሁፍ በእኔ አነስተኛ እውቀት ብቻ ምክንያቱን በትክክል ለማስረዳት እጅግ ቢከብደኝም ከዚህ በፊትም በተደጋጋሚ በምሰጣቸው አስተያየቶች ውስጥ አንድ የሆነ አጠቃላይ የትውልድ ዝቅጠት(Generational Systemic Crisis) ውስጥ እንደሆንን ግን እጅጉን ይሰማኛል፡፡ብዙሃኑ ህዝብና ዜጋ መንፈሱና ቅስሙ ተዳክሞና ተሰብሮ የሆነ ደመ-ነፍሳዊ ህይወት ውስጥ እየኖረ ያለ ነው የሚመስለው፡፡በእርግጥ የአሁኑ የዘመነ ግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ኒዎ-ሊበራልና ኒዎ-ኮሎኒያዝም ኢምፔሪያሊስታዊ ዘመን የዜሮ ድምር ውጤት(Zero-Sum Game) ያለበት ስለሆነ ህዝብና ዜጋ በተለያየ ምክንያት መንፈሱና ቅስሙ ተዳክሞና ተሰብሮ ቢኖርም በዚህ ውድቀትና ጥፋት ውጤት ደግሞ ዘለቄታቸው ምን እንደሆነ ባይታወቅም ቅሉ ግን አቅማቸውን በከፍተኛ ሁኔታ የገነቡና የናጠጡ ጥቂቶች እንዳሉ የሚዘነጋ አይደለም፡፡ስዘለዚህም ይህች ምድር በተለይም በአሁኑ የዘመነ ግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ኒዎ-ሊበራልና ኒዎ-ኮሎኒያዝም ኢምፔሪያሊስታዊ ዘመን ለጥቂቶች ገነት ለብዙሃኖች ገሃነም እየሆነች እንደመጣች የሚታወቅ ነው፡፡በዚህም የተነሳም ሰዎች አጠቃላይ የመኖር ህልውናቸው(Evolutionary Survival Basis) አደጋ ላይ መውደቅ ሲጀምር ደመ-ነፍሳዊ ህይወት (primordial Instinctive subconscious driving force) ቦታውን በዋናነት አመራሩን ለመስጠት መረከብ ይጀምራል፡፡ከዚህ የተነሳም ዛሬ ኢትዮጵያውያን በጋራ ማህበረሰባዊና ብሄራዊ ጉዳዮቻቸው ላይ በጋራ እየመከሩና እየዘከሩ ንቁ ተሳትፎ ከማድረግ ይልቅ በየግል የመኖር ህልውና ደመ-ነፍሳዊ ህይወት ላይ እንደተጠመዱ በግልፅ የሚታይ ነገር ነው፡፡በተቃራኒው ብዙሃኑን ለእንደዚህ አይነት አሳዛኝና አሳፋሪ ህይወት የዳረጉት ጥቂት የኢኮኖሚና የፖለቲካ ሞኖፖሊ ሃይል ያላቸው ብሄራዊና አለም አቀፍ ልሂቃን ግን የራሳቸውን ሶሻሊስታዊ ስብስብ በመፍጠር የራሳቸውን ምድራዊ ገነት ህይወት እየመሩ ነው፡፡ከዚህ በመነጨም ዳቦ በቅጡ ያልበላ ብዙሃኑ ዜጋና ህዝብ ዳቦን ለማግኘት ከሚባዝንበት ከደመ-ነፍሳዊ በህይወት የመኖር ህልውናው ግብግብ በዘለለ ስለ ብሄራዊ ስሜት ለማሰብና ለመጨነቅ አቅምና ጊዜና እውቀቱ ያን ያህል ሊኖረው አይችልም፡፡በዚህ የተነሳም ዛሬ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ አጠቃላይ የጋራ እሴቶች እየተዳከሙና እየጠፉ ነው፡፡በዚህ የተነሳም ዛሬ አንድ ማንም ተራ ሰው ህሊናውንና ፈጣሪን የተወሰነ ያለውን ህግን ካልፈራ በስተቀር በመንግስትና የህዝብ የጋራ እሴቶችና ንብረቶች(Common Goods) ላይ በጠራራ ፀሃይ ጭምር ጥፋት ቢፈፅም ይህ ለምን ይደረጋል የሚል የእኔነት ስሜትና ሃላፊነት የሚሰማው ሃይ ባይ ዜጋና ማህበረሰብ ማገኘት እጅግ እከበደ ነው፡፡የመለስ/ወያኔ አገዛዝ ሀብትን ያለአግባብ ለመዝረፍና ለማከማቸት ካለው ስር የሰደደ ፅኑ ፍላጎት በመነጨ የራሱን የዘመናችን የማፍያ ስራ ቢዝነስ በመስራት ላይ ስለተጠመደ ብሄራዊ ስሜት የሚፈጥሩትን ማናቸውም አይነት የጋራ እሴቶችና ንብረቶች(Common Goods) ቀስ በቀስ እንዲመናመኑና እንዲጠፉ ነው የሆነው፡፡የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ኒዎ-ሊበራሊዝም አንዱ መገለጫ ደግሞ ማናቸውም አይነት የጋራ እሴቶችና ንብረቶች(common goods) ለ Money-Capital-Accumulation through Money-Capital-Sequencing ተግባር ስለሚውል የጋራ እሴቶችና ንብረቶች(Common Goods) ማለትም Social-Capital እና Natural-Capital ሁሉ ለጥቂቶች ልሂቃን ስግብግብ የማይረካ ህልውና አለማና ፍልጎት ሲባል ወደ Money-Capital እንዲቀየር ግድ የሚል አደረገው፡፡የኢትዮጵያዊነታችን መገለጫ የሆነው የቡና ባህላችን የዓመት በአላችን ሌላው ሁሉ ቀስ በቀስ በኑሮው ውድነት የተነሳ የዚህ ዘመነኛ የገንዘብ አምልኮ ስርዓት ሰለባ እየሆነ ነው የመጣው፡፡የመለስ/ወያኔን ስልጣን ላይ መውጣት ተከትሎ የተፈጠረው የፖለቲካው ቀውስ የኢኮኖሚ ቀውስ አስከተለ የኢኮኖሚው ቀውስ ድግሞ በተራው የማህበራዊና የስነ-ልቦናዊ ቀውስ አስከተለ ይህ ደግሞ በተራው የኢትዮጵያዊነትን ብሄራዊ ስሜት የሚያዳክምና የሚያመነምን ሆነና ይህ እራሱ ደግሞ መልሶ ክብ ሰርቶ ሌላ ፖለቲካዊ ቀውስ እያስከተለ ነው፡፡ዜጎች በሀገራቸው ውስጥ እንደዜጋ እኩል የመስራት እኩል ሀብት የማፍራት እኩል በህግና በፍትህ ፊት የመዳኘት አኩል የሚሰማቸውንና የሚያስቡትን የመናገርን የመግለፅ ነፃነትን ሲነፈጉና አድሎአዊ አሰራር መከፍተኛ ሁኔታ ሲሰፍን አጠቃላይ ፖለቲካዊ ኢኮኖሚያዊ ማህበራዊ ስነ-ልቦናዊ ቀውስ ስለሚፈጠር በዚህ የተነሳም አጠቃላይ የብሄራዊ ስሜት መዳከምና መመናመን ጨራሽምመጥፋት ሊከሰት ይችላል፡፡ከላይ እንዳልኩት አጠቃላይ የትውልድ ዝቅጠት ውስጥ (Generational Systemic Crisis)ስላለን የአቡጊዳ አምደኛ የሆነው የታወቀው ምሁር ዶ/ር ፈቃዱ በቀለ እንዳለው አጠቃላይ የተዝረከረከ (Disordered)ኢትዮጵያዊ ማህበረሰብ ሀገር እየተፈጠረ ነው፡፡የኢኮኖሚ ሀብትንና የፖለቲካ ሃይልንም በማጭበርበርም ሆነ በሌላ መንገድ በአቋራጭ በሞኖፖል የተቆጣጠረው አዲስ መጥ ማህበረሰብም ኤሊት ሀገራዊ ብሄራዊ ስሜትና ሃላፊነት የማይሰማው የሀገርንና የህዝብን አጠቀላይ በሄራዊ ደህንነት ህልውና ፍላጎት ጥቅም ከማስቀደም ይልቅ የራሱን ስግብግብ ደህንነት ህልውናና ፍላጎት ጥቅም የሚያስቀድም እንደ ኖህ ዘመን በቀረኝ ጊዜ እንደፈለገኝ አሸሼ ገዳሜ እያልኩኝ በቀረኝ ጥቂት ጊዜ ውስጥ ንስሃ እገባለሁኝ የሚል ግብዝ የህብረተሰብ ክፍል ነው፡፡ይህ አይነት አዲስ መጥ ራስ ወዳድና ስግብብግብ የኢኮኖሚና የፖለቲካ ልሂቃን ዘመነኛ ማህበረሰብ የሀገሩን የተፈጥሮ ሀብት ብሄራዊ ህልውና ደህንነት ጥቅም ያለምንም የህሊና ወቀሳና ይሉኝታ ዶላር በሳምሶናይት ይዞ ለመጣ ለግሎባል ካፒታሊስት ባእድ በሀራጅ በመሸጥና/ለመሸጥ ከዚያም በዚህ ሽያጭ ምርጥ አውቶሞቢል በከተሞች መሀል እያሽከረከረ በምርጥ ቪላዎች እየኖረ በምርጥ የሀገር ውስጥና የውጪ ሀገራት መዝናኛዎች እየተዝናና ልጆቹን ውጪ ሀገር እያስተማረ ሚስቱን ውጪ ሀገር እንድትወልድ እያደረገ ወዘተ የሀገርንና የብዙሃኑን ህዝብ የጥፋት መቃብር እየቆፈረ በዚህ ጥፋት የምድር ገነት የቅንጦት ህይወት እየኖረ ያለ እንደዚሁም በተጠናከረ መንገድ በዚህ ስሌት ወደፊት ለመኖር የሚፈልግ አዲስ መጥ የኢትዮጵያዊነት ቀናኢነት ወግና ለዛ ያጣ ማህበረሰብ መሆኑ ነው፡፡በእነ መለስ/ወያኔ እየተወራ ያለው የኢትዮጵያ እድገት የሀገርንና የህዝብን የጋራ ደህንነት ህልውና ፍላጎት እና ከዚህም ጋር የተያያዙትን የጋራ እሴቶችና ንብረቶች(Common Goods) ማለትም Social-Capital እና Natural-Capital ጭምር በእጅጉ በማባከንና በመዳከም(Devouring and Despoiling) በዚህ አሳፋሪና አሳዛኝ ጥፋት በተቃራኒው ለጥቂቶች ደህንነት ህልውና ፍላጎት ሲባል የተገነባ የዜሮ ድምር ውጤት ነው፡፡በእርግጥ የግሎባል ካፒታሎዝም ኒዎ-ሊበራል ስርዓት ማለት አሰራሩና ውጤቱ ይህ ነው፡፡በእርግጥ እነ መለስ/ወያኔም ላለፉት 21 ዓመታትና አሁንም ጭምር ተግባራዊ እያደረጉት ያሉት የዚህኑ የግሎባል ካፒታሎዝም ኒዎ-ሊበራል ስርዓት ፖሊሲ ነው፡፡
    የሀብታም ለጅ ወደ ቦሌ የድሃ ልጅ ወደ ባሌ የተባለበትም ይህ አይነት ስርዓት የሚፈጥረው አጠቃላይ ስነ-ልቦናዊ ማህበራዊ ኢኮኖሚያዊ ፖለቲካዊ ቀውስጥ አጠቃላይ ውጤቱም ይህ አይነት የተዝረከረከ የተቃወሰ የማንነቱ ትርጉም የጠፋበት ማህበረሰብና ሀገር መፍጠር ነው፡፡የዚህ ውጤት ደግሞ ብሄራዊ ስሜት በብዙሃኑ ዜጋና ህዝብ ዘንድ ቀስ በቀስ መዳከምንና መጥፋትን ነው፡፡የዚህ ውጤት ደግሞ አጠቃላይ የትውልድ ዝቅጠት ውስጥ (Generational Systemic Crisis) መግባት ነው፡፡በቅርቡ በአሜሪካ የተፈጠረውን የኢኮኖሚ ቀውስና በተከታይ ያለ የማህበራዊ ቀውስ ተከትሎ የተፈጠረው Occupy Movement ሰልፍ ላይ የአሜሪካ ባንድራ የተቃጠለበት አጋጣሚ ጭምር ነበር፡፡አሜሪካውያን ይህ አይነቱ የካፒታሊስቱ ስርዓት የፈጠረው ኢኮኖሚያዊና ማህበራዊ ቀውስ ሳይመጣ በፊት በቀደምት ዘመናት እንኳንስ የሀገራቸውን ባንድራ ሊያቃጥሉ አይደለም እኔ አሜሪካዊ ነኝ ማለት ተቀዳሚ ብሄራዊ ኩራታቸው ጭምር ነበር፡፡ስለዚህም አንድ ስርዓት እንደ ስርዓት ለብዙሃኑ ህዝብ ደህንነት ህልውና ፍላጎት እና ጥቅም የሚበጅ ጤናማ አሰራር ከሌለው ውጤቱ ደግሞ ይህ እንደሚሆን ሳይታለም የተፈታ ነው፡፡ከዚህ በመነጨም ነው ዛሬ ኢትዮጵያዊነት ኩራታችንና ፀጋችን ብቻም ሳይሆን ፈተናችን እርግማናችንና ሃፍረታችን እየሆነብን ያለው ለዚህ ነው፡፡ለዚህም ነው ከዚህ በፊት በተደጋጋሚ ለኢትዮጵያ ችግር አንዱ ዋና መፍትሄ ሶሻሊዝምና የሶሻሊዝም መልካም እሴቶች ዋና መገለጫ የሆነው Wall-Fare State ዳግም ማንሰራራት እጅግ አስፈላጊ ነው ያልኩት፡፡በተለይም ለእንደኛ አይነቱ ኢትዮጵያዊ ማህበረሰብ እና እንደዚሁም ለአፍሪካና ለተቀረውም የታዳጊው አለም ሶሻሊዝም እንደ ህዝብ እንደ ሀገር የጋራ ሉአላዊነታችንን ደህንነታችንን ህልውናችንን ፍላጎታችንን ጥቅማችንን በአስተማማኝ ለማስቀጠል እጅግ ጠቃሚያችን ብቻ ሳይሆን አስፈላጊያችንም ጭምር ነው፡፡
    የምእራቡን አለም የካፒታሊስት ስርዓት ሊበራል-ዲሞክራሲንና ሊበራል-ኢኮኖሚን እንደወረደ ዝም ብለን ተቀብለን የምናቀነቅንና በኢትዮጵያችንም ላይ በቀጥታ ተግራዊ ለማድረግ የምንፈልግ ብዙዎቻችን ኢትዮጵያውያን ፖለቲከኞችና ምሁራን ልሂቃን በቅጡ ምምረን ያልገባን ነገር አንበሳው ከመንጋው ለብቻዋ የተነጠለችውን የዱር እንስሳ ቅድሚያ ለይቶ እንደሚያጠቃ ሁሉ ግለሰባዊ ነፃነት ወይንም ሊበራል(Liberal) በሚለው ስም ውስጥ ያለው ቅኔም የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ኒዎ-ሊበራል ስርዓት እንደ ህፃን ልጅ ገና ዳዴ የሚለውን የ3ኛውን አለም ታዳጊ ሀገር ህዝብ በግለሰባዊ ነፃነት ሽፋን እያንዳንዳችንን እየነጣጣለ ለማዳከምና ለማጥፋት የታቀደ ስልት እንደሆነ አልገባንም፡፡ስለዚህም ይህንን ከውጪ ያለ የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ኒዎ-ሊበራል ስርዓት እንደ ህዝብና ሀገር ለመቋቋምና ከዚያም ህልውናችን ደህንነታችንን ፍላጎታችንን ጥቅማችንን ለማስጠበቅ የምንችለው የሶሻሊዝምን መልካም እሴቶች አክብረን በመያዝና በመጠቀም የጋራ እሴቶችና ንብረቶች(Common Goods) ማለትም Social-Capital እና Natural-Capital ከካፒታሊዝም መልካም እሴት ከሆነው ከMoney-Capital ጋር አስተባብረንና አዋህደን ለመቀጠል ስንችል ብቻ ነው፡፡ስለዚህም እንደ ሀገርና ህዝብ ከራሳችንን ኢትዮጵያ ኢትዮጵያዊነትና ኢትዮጵያዊ ማህበረሰብ ጋር በሚስማማ መንገድ የሚጠቅመንንና የሚበጀንን ስርዓተ ማህበር(Social-Order) መቅረፅ መመስረትና ማራመድ የሚገባን በዋናነት እኛው እራሳችን እንጂ እንደ IMF እና World Bank እየመለመሉ በሚልኩልን የግሎባል ካፒታሊሊም ኒዎ-ሊበራል ፖሊሲ አራማጅ ቴክኖክራቶች እና Chicago-Boys አማካኝነት መሆን የለበትም፡፡ዛሬ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ጥቂቶች ሀብት በሞኖፖል እያከማቹ ያሉት ፈፅሞ ኢ-ፍትሃዊና ኢ-ሞራላዊ በሆነ መንገድ ነው፡፡ዛሬ ጥቂቶች ሀብት በሞኖፖል እያከማቹ ያሉበትን የፎቅና ሌላም ተያያዥ የግንባታ ስራ ላይ ተቀጥረው ባሬላ እየተሸከሙ የሚሰሩ ወዛደሮች ወይንም ላብ አደሮች ስርዓቱ በፈጠረው የኑሮ ውድነት የተነሳ በቂ ተመጣጣኝ ምግብ ተነፍገው አንጀታቸው ተጣብቆ የሸንኮራ አገዳ እንደ ዋነኛ ምግብ እየመጠጡ ጭምር በእንደዚህ አይነት አሳፋሪና አሳዛኝ ሁኔታ ጭምር እየሰሩ በግፍ የሚገነባ ግንባታ ነው፡፡ዛሬ በአዲስ አበባችን የተገነቡ ፎቆች ብዙዎቹ በመንግስት ባንኮች ብድር የተሰሩ ናቸው፡፡
    የመንግስት በጀት ሁሉ እየዋለ ያለው የህዝብና የሀገር ዘላቂ የጋራ እሴቶችና ንብረቶች(Common Goods) ማለትም Social-Capital እና Natural-Capital ጭምር በሚያጠናክር መንገድ ያለ የWell-Fare State አሰራር ጭምር ላጥ የዋለ ሳይሆን ባባዛኛው የጥቂቶች ግለሰባዊ ኪራይ ሰብሳቢነት ያለበት ለዘመኑ የማፍያ ስራ ቢዝነስ ነው ባብዛኛው እየዋለ ያለው፡፡ስለዚህም የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ኒዎ-ሊበራል ስርዓት እንደ ስርዓት የእንደኛ አይነት ታዳጊው አለም ማህበረሰብ የጋራ ማህበራዊ እሴትና ንብረት (Common Goods) እና Viable Social-Fabric and Class Structure ቀስ በቀስ በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መንገድ እያዳከመውና እያፈራረሰው ነው፡፡ይህ የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ኒዎ-ሊበራል ስርዓት በዚህ አይነት ሁኔታ በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መንገድ ሲቀጥል ደግሞ በሂደት ሉአላዊ ሀገርና ህዝብ(Sovereign Nation-State) እየተዳከመና እየፈራረስ በምትኩ ወንበዴና የሀገር ብሄራዊ ስሜት የሌለው ሃላፊነት የማይሰማው የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ኒዎ-ሊበራል ስርዓት የሆነ ቅጥረኛ የሆነ ሀገር በቀል ኢሊት(Surrogate Comprador Elite And associated Stooge Client-Regime) ነው በሂደት የሚፈጠረው፡፡ይህ አይነት አገዛዝ ሲንሰራፋ ደግሞ የሚፈጠረው ነገር ሀገራዊ ብሄራዊ ስሜትና ሃላፊነት የማይሰማው የተዝረከረከና ሞራሉና መንፈሱ የተኮላሸ የተረበሸ የተሰበረና የሞተ ዜጋና ማህበረሰብ ነው፡፡ይህ አይነት ለገዛ ሀገሩ ብሄራዊ ጥቅምና ህልውና ደህንነት ደንታ የሌለው ህብረት ያጣ እረስ በርሱ የሚናከስና የማይግባባ የተበታተነና የተዝረከረከ ማህበረሰብና ሀገር ሲፈጠር ደግሞ የአንድን ታዳጊ ሀገር ማንኛውንም አይነት የተፈጥሮ ሀብት እንደፈለጉ ለመመዝበር አመቺ ይሆናል ማለት ነው፡፡ዛሬ አዲሱን ትውልድ የማንነት ቀውስ ውስጥ የመክተት የረቀቀና የተቀነባበረ ስውር ሴራም የዚህ አካል ነው፡፡ወጣቱ ወንድ ትውልድ በአውሮፓ እግር ኳስ ወጣቱ ሴት ደግሞ በዘመኑ ኮስሞቲክና ፈሽን ከተገቢው በላይ አቅሉን እንዲስትና እንዲደነዝዝ እንደዚሁም አጠቃላይ ትውልዱ በጫትና በሌላም አደንዛዥ ዕፅ ሱስ ተገዥ እንዲሆን በማድረግ ከዚያም ወሳኝ ከሆነው የሀገር የጋራ ብሄራዊ ጉዳይ እንዲርቅ ነው እየተደረገ ነው፡፡ትውልዱ በአብዛኛው የሀገሩ በሄራዊ ስሜት የተኮላሸና የሀገሩንና የራሱን መፃኢ ዘላቂ ብሄራዊ ህልውና ደህንነት ጥቅም ለጊዚያዊ ብልጭልጭ ነገር አሳልፎ የሚሰጥም ጭምር እንዳይሆን በእጅጉ የሚያስፈራ ነው፡፡ከብትን አሞሌ ጨው እያላሱ ወደ በረቱና እርዱ ቦታ እያዋዙ እንደሚያመሩት ሁሉ ለዘመነ ቅጅ ግዛት አሻፈረኝ ያለውንም ኢትዮጵያዊ ዘመነኛ ማህበረሰብ የሆነውን አዲሱንም ትውልድ ብሄራዊ ስሜትና ሃላፊነት የማይሰማው የተኮላሸ የተዝርከረከና የማይረባ እንደዚሁም ከ3 ሜትር እርቀት በላይ እንደማያይ አህያ በደመ-ነፍስ የፊት የፊቱን ብቻ እያየ የጋራ ዘላቂነት ያለው ማህበረሰባዊ ራእይ እንዳይኖረውና እርስ በርሱ የሚናከስ የማይግባባ እራስ ወዳድ ሃኬተኛ ትውልድ እንዲሆንና ከዚያም ለባእዳን ሃይሎች የእጅ አዙር ቅኝ አገዛዝ ለጥ ሰጥ ብሎ እንዲገዛ እየተደረገ የሆነው በዚህ አይነት የረቀቀና የተቀነባበረ ስልት ነው፡፡መለስ የሚተካቸው ትውልድ እዲጠፋ ያደረጉትም በዚህ ምክንያት ነው፡፡የመለስ/ወያኔ ዘመን የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ኒዎ-ሊበራል እና ኒዎ-ኮሎኒያሊዝም ኢምፔሪያሊስታዊ ፕሮጀክት ተግባራዊ የሆነበት ነው ስልም ከዚህ እጅግ አሳዛኝና አሳፋሪ በሆነ መንገድ እየተፈጠረ ካለ የኢትዮጵያዊነት ማንነት የብሄራዊ ስሜት በከፍተኛ ሁኔታ መዳከምና መመንመን በመነጨ ጭምር ነው፡፡መለስ/ወያኔ ላለፉት 40 ዓመታት ያህል ላይ ታች እያሉ ሲባዝኑበት የነበረው እንቅስቃሴ የፈጠረው ይህ አይነት ትውልድና ሀገር ነው፡፡በእርግጥ ለመለስ/ወያኔ እና ጥቂት የጥቅምና የአለማ ተከታይ ስብስቦቻቸው ይህ እኔን እና ሌሎችንም ተመሳሳይ ኢትዮያውያንን ያሳሳበ ያሳዘነ ያበሳጨ ጉዳይ ለእነሱ እንደ መልካም ስኬትና ግብ እንደሚቆጠር ጠፍቶኝ አይደለም፡፡The very insidious motive and sentiment to portray Meles as if he is such an indispensable person is just because he is pretty well dispensable and Ethiopia is very well without him. Yes when this foreign stooge person and his some colleagues in the same league are toppled from power Ethiopia shall come again back to its relatively better state of glory and grace. Yes as long as Meles/TPLF is such a sheer stooge messenger and client-regime of Global Capitalism and its Neo-Liberal and its Neo-Colonialism Imperialistic projects then Ethiopia Ethiopiawinet and Ethiopians have been in such agonizing misery and bondage for the last 21 years and in continuum. And yes due to this reality Meles’s indispensability is for his foreign MASTERS not as such for We Ethiopians Ethiopiawinet and Ethiopia. For We Ethiopians Ethiopiawinet and Ethiopia Meles is not as such an indispensable guy but rather so somebody so unique and odd in that he such a personality so anti-Ethiopia anti-Ethiopiawinet anti-Ethiopians in such unprecedented scale in Ethiopian history. And that is why Meles/TPLF as a sheer stooge messenger and client-regime of Global Capitalism and its Neo-Liberal and its Neo-Colonialism Imperialistic projects, then they have got such foreign aid and loan in such unprecedented scale. And well indeed the so called Development that has been hyped has been mainly due to this foreign aid and loan and the lion-share of development has been systematically siphoned and funneled to such unprecedented scale of accumulation of Wealth for Meles/TPLF domain through the economic monopoly of the plundering machine of EFFORT. So due to this intricacy in the heydays era of global capitalism and its Neo-Liberal and its Neo-Colonialism Imperialistic projects, then Ethiopians Ethiopiawinet and Ethiopia has been thrown away to dust bins and then replaced by order of the day legacies like EFFORT, Alamudin and the likes modern bizarre things and events we see it live.እየተወራ ስላለው ወደ የእስልምና አክራሪነት ጉዳይ ስንመጣ በእርግጥ በአንድ በኩል የተወሰነ እውነትነትም አለው አንደዚሁም በጥልቀት ሲፈተሽና ሲመረመርም በሌላ በኩል ደግሞ የረቀቀና የተቀነባበረ ሸፍጥ ያለበትና ለጥቂቶች የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ልሂቃን እስትራቴጂካዊ ስውር አላማና ፍላጎት ሲባል የራሱ የረቀቀና የተቀነባበረ ቁማር ያለበት እንደሆነ በተወሰነ ይታወቃል፡፡የብሄርን ጉዳይ ከተገቢው ጤናማ መስመር ባፈነገጠ መንገድ የማራገቡ ጉዳይ ለጥቂት የየብሄሩ ልሂቃን ስውር አላማና ፍላጎት እየዋለ እንዳለው ሁሉ የሃይማኖትም ጉዳይ ከዚህ የተለየ አይደለም፡፡ከዚህ በፊትም እንዳልኩት ግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም የጥቂቶችን ህልውና አላማ ፍላጎት ጥቅም የሚያስጠብቅ ስርዓት እንደመሆኑ መጠን ይህንን በሚገባ ሁኔታ ለማሳካትም ዘርን ብሄርን ሃይማኖትን ፆታን ወዘተ እንደአስፈላጊነቱ መሰረት ያደረገ በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መንገድ የራሱን ጠባብ ውስን ስብስብ ያለበት Secluded Class Structure በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መፍጠር የስርዓቱ ዋና ውስጣዊ አሰራርና መገለጫ ባህሪ ነው፡፡ይህ አሰራር በተለይም በ3ኛው ታዳጊው ዓለም ህዝብ ላይ ተግባራዊ የሚደረግ መሰሪ አሰራር ነው፡፡የአክራሪነትም አንዱ ውስጣዊ መገለጫ ከዚህ የመጨረሻ እስትራቴጂካዊ ግብ የመነጨ ታክቲካዊ አካሄድ ነው፡፡በ3ኛው ታዳጊው ዓለም ህዝብና ሀገራት ውስጥ ለግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ስርዓት ተስማሚ የሆነ ቅጥረኛ የመደብ ክፍልና አገዛዝ Stooge Comprador Elite እና Stooge-Client-Regime ለመፍጠርና ለማስኬድ የሚቻለውም በዚህ አይነት አካሄድ ጭምር ነው፡፡This so called hyped Islamic fundamentalism is such an intricate global geo-political, socio-economic and socio-political undertaking and gambling by few elites where diabolical hypocrisy and double-standards are so pervasive. So who eventually mainly benefits from this so called hyped Islamic fundamentalism are those of very few capitalist elites both with in the Islamic religion and outside of it. Islamic fundamentalism has been systematically and diabolically used as a very instrument by serving as a casus belli and disguise to attack the in advance alleged and demonized nation under the label of Islamic fundamentalism. So there is such a systematically and diabolically devised scheme of symbiotic relationship between those elite regimes (also capitalist elites as well) who advance Islamic fundamentalism and the MASTER global Capitalism social order. How comes then the GCC nations like Qatar and Saudi-Arabia even ruled by monarchs (also highest class capitalist elites and the Wahabists as well) have such a moral legitimacy and political will to intervene and advance and lecture Democracy in other nations and regimes like Syria where there are even better secular regimes able in providing relatively better freedom and democracy for their peoples? And hence Islamic fundamentalism when scrutinized seriously then down to the earth it is such a diabolical manifestation of Global Capitalist class structure and class struggle that is advanced under the disguise of religion. Meles/TPLF are striving to portray the socio-economic and socio-political systemic crisis caused by being the stooge servant of the system of global Capitalism’s neo-liberal and neo-colonialism imperialistic system as if it is caused by Islamic fundamentalism. As usual we used to hype and inculcate symptoms of disease rather than figuring out the very disease and its very cause.መርካቶ ውስጥ እንደሚወራው ከሆነ አንድ ሌባ አንድን ገበያተኛ ከሰረቀው በኋላ ሌባው በውል ካልተለየ እራሱ ሌባው ጭምር አብሮ ሌባ ሌባ እያለ ግርግር ይፈጥራል ይባላል፡፡አሁንም መለስ/ወያኔ የእስልምና አክራሪነትን መዋጋት በሚል ሽፋን እራሱ የመለስ/ወያኔ ስርዓት ሌላ አይነት ስር-ነቀል ሁሉን ማህበረሰብ አቀፍ አብዮት እንዳይነሳበት ይህንን ሽፋን እያደረገና የእስልምና አክራሪነትን ጭምር በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መንገድ እያስተባበረና እያንቀሳቀሰ በዚህ ሰበብ ዜጎችንና ህዝቦችን ያፍናል ይመታል ያስራል ይገድላል፡፡እራሱ የመለስ/ወያኔ አገዛዝ አሸባሪነትን መዋጋት በሚል ሽፋን ከአሜሪካና እንግሊዝ እንደዚሁም ሌሎች ምእራብ ሀገራት መንግስታት በሚያገኘው የተለያየ እርዳታ የስልጣን ዘመኑንና ህልውናውን እያጠናከረበት እንደሆነ የሚታወቅ አይደለም እንዴ፡፡እስልምና እንደ ሃይማኖት እንደ ኦርቶዶክሱ ክርስትና ሁሉ ለግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ስርዓት ብዙም የሚመች ሆኖ አልተገኘምና በእነዚህ እንደ ኋላ ቀር በሚታዩ ጥንተ ታሪክ ያላቸው ሃይማኖቶች ላይ ከፍተኛ የሆነ የማጥላላትና ከዚያም ሪፎርም የማስኬድ የረቀቀና የተቀነባበረ ስራ እየተሰራ ነው፡፡ለምሳሌ በእስልምና ሃይማኖት እንደሚወራው ከሆነ ወለድ(Interest) ሃራም(taboo) ነው፡፡ግሎባል ካፒታሊዘም ግን እንደሚታወቀው አንዱ ዋናው አንቀሳቃሽ ሞተሩና ጭንቅላቱ ገንዘብና ከዚህ ጋር የተያያዘው ወለድ ነው፡፡ስለዚህም ጥንተ ታሪክ ያላቸው እስልምናውና ኦርቶዶክሱ ክርስትና ሃይማኖቶች በመካከላቸው ያለው የተወሰነ አለመግባባትና ግጭት እንዳለ ሆኖ ነገር ግን በጋራ እንደ አንድ ጥንተ-ሃይማኖት ለግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ስርዓት በሚመች መንገድ ሪፎርም እንዲሰራባቸው ይፈለጋል፡፡እዚህ ላይ ነው የእኔ ብጤ የዋሆች አውቀውም ይሁን ባለማወቅ በአክራሪነት ስም ለእምነታቸው ጠበቃ የቆመላቸው አዲስ መጥ ሃይል ያለ እየመሰላቸው በየዋህነት የሌሎች ልሂቃን የረቀቀና የተቀነባበረ ስውር መጠቀሚያና የጥፋት ተባባሪ የሚሆኑት፡፡እግዚአብሄር እራሱ ፈጣሪያችን እጫን ካለመኖር ወደ መኖር ፈጥሮ ወደዚህ ምድር ሲያመጣን ለእያንዳንዳችን ሰብዓዊ ፍጡራኑ ያለ ልዩነትና ያለ አድሎ አርሱን ጭምር በራሳችን ፈቃድ እንድናምንም ሆነ እንዳናምን አድርጎ ነፃነትንና ነፃ-ፈቃድን(Free-Will) ሃላፊነት ከመውሰድ ጋር ጭምር እንደቸረን የሚታወቅ ነገር ነው፡፡ይህንን ነፃ-ፈቃድን(Free-Will) ብቻም አይደለም በህይወት ለመኖር የሚያስፈልገንንም አየር ፀሃይ ውሃ ወዘተ ነገር ሁሉ ጭምር ነው ያለ ልዩነትና ያለ አድሎ የሰጠን፡፡ያለው እውነታ ይህ ሆኖ እያለ ታዲያ አንዳችን ሌላችንን እኔ የማመልከውን ፈጣሪ አንተም በእኔ እይታና አስተሳሰብ እየተመራህ የግድ ማምለክና መቀበል አለብህ ብሎ በሌሎች ላይ ጎራዴ መምዘዝና አካኪ ዘራፍ ማለት እጅግ ሲበዛ ሞኝነትና ሲዘልም ደደብነት ነው፡፡እራሱ ፈጣሪ ብለን የምንጠራው አምላካችን ሰዎችን አስገድዶ በግድ እንዲያምኑት ያላደረገውን ነገር እኛ የእርሱ አማኝ ነን የምንል ሰዎች ይህንን የማድረግ መብት አለን ብዬ ያን ያህል አላምንም፡፡እኛ ስለ ዲሞክራሲ ብንለፈልፍም ቅሉ ግን እውነተኛው የባህሪ ዲሞክራት ግን እራሱ ፈጣሪ ነው፡፡So this so called religious fundamentalism is so irrational, illogical, arrogant, ignorant and dysfunctional which can not work. Because a true believer is so comfortable with himself/herself mentally and emotionally regarding his/her own way of religion and God and hence does not as such dare to seriously compel others to be in line with his way of thinking and believing regarding his/her religion and God.ነገር ግን ማንም ሰው እምነቱን በፍቅር በአክብሮት በሰላማዊ መንገድ ለሌሎች ማስተማርና ማራመድ መብቱና ተግባሩ ሊሆን ይችላል፡፡But the irony behind religious fundamentalism is that whenever there exists a secular government, which is usually preferable, then the peoples of that nation get united in harmony despite all their ethical and religious differences which is usually an obstacle for foreign Global Capitalism Neo-Liberal and Neo-colonialism Imperialistic meddling in that nation. However, we have to be cautious to remind that fundamentalism is such a double-standard diabolical game played where MASTERS pretty well know and discern when and where to be against and in favor of it.
    I personally do not support any nature of unwarranted fundamentalism be it religious or ethnic. It does not matter whether an Islam or Christian origin manages to be in power as long as it is democratically elected and/or it is as far as possible so secular and neutral in religious affairs with out damaging and blatant discrimination injustice among religious affairs. So be it Islamic fundamentalism or any other sort of fundamentalism is mainly related to that of Global Capitalisms Neo-Liberal and Neo-colonialism Imperialistic nature and meddling in other sovereign 3rd world nations.
    It is very important to remind that every time and every where there exits conflict due to any sort of any nature of ethnic, religious, sexual or any other sort of sectarian disharmony then who mainly eventually benefit are few elites while to the contrary the main players of the conflict, the majority ordinary mass suffers. Usually it is not that who is who in power that matters most it is rather what is being practically carried out by those in power that matters most. If we primarily focus on intrinsic-virtues and values rather than who is who sort of secondary power-mongering issues then we would have been able to leap-frog one step ahead in bringing about a solution for our multifaceted and deep-rooted problems. Any way it is mainly up to the historical responsibility and free-will of the Ethiopian elites of any sort, including the incumbent TPLF, to either kill or save Ethiopia. And if all sorts of forgiveness, tolerance, humility, give-and-take and others are required in each party is deemed to be eventually with the ultimate genuine motive and end-game for sacred mission and cause of saving Ethiopia Ethiopiwainet and Ethiopians (provided that it is deemed that it deserves to save so) from the looming destruction, then who are we after all to be filled with such crippling self-defeating destructive vanity in order not to bow down with humility for this sacred mission? Yes indeed saving Ethiopia and Ethiopiawinet and Ethiopians is not as such a simple enjoyable task but rather a very challenging task where there is a big bitter price to pay in different kinds among each of us and among each parties involved in this challenging task and dynamism. And it is my hope that, despite all tempting challenges, that you, me and similar others will have the required audacity and wisdom to be on the side of the good part of history to save this nation from the looming destruction, and then in doing so we are all winners and not losers, not in black and white terms but in the sense of intrinsic-virtues. And it is then we can confidently and proudly claim and achieve full-fledged essence of Ethiopiawinet and Ethiopian where in no one can give us or deny us.

    God Bless Ethiopia!!!


  27. aha!
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    What does “Ethiopia and Ethiopiawinet” stand for as concepts to think about unless those concepts refer as a matter of reflective thininking to the current ideologies of ethnic federalism, secessionism and totaliarinism, totaliarinism appearing as state capitalism, denying the silent majority of Ethiopians free market capitalism and democracy and reversing the current trend of thinking of Ethiopiawinet before ones ethnicity and along with maintaining the sovereignity of Ethiopia. If that is the trend for the non-violent uprising to freedom and democracy, why it should be a curse and a blessing at the same time.

    What are at stake for the silent majority of Ethiopians,and the parties aligned with the national agenda are the flaws in the ideologies of ethnic federalism, secessionism, and totaliarinism, built into the constitution along with flaws in the constitution about the transfer of power from the Prime Minister to Deputy Prime Minster, stipulated in this artticle, vis avis it has little to do with ratifying the former ideologies, reinstate individual rights to have precedence over ethnic and secessionist rights and reinstate a balanced branches of governments and abolish alignment of parties along ethnic lines and resort to original political boundries, based on the indivividuals reflective thinking ability of Ethiopiawinet first and ones ethnicity second to restore Ethiopian nationalism, the sovereignity of Ethiopia and individual freedom, liberty, equality to supercede ethnic and secessionist rights to fall in line with perhaps Girum’s line of thinking that “Ethnic freedom does not translate into individual freedom. Individual freedom translates into ethnic freedom”. That line of thought is not not a mixed blessing against the concepts of thinking of Ethiopiawinet first and ones ethnicity second and the restoration of Ethiopian nationalism, the sovereignity of Ethiopa and freedom, liberty and equality of the individuals irrespective of ones ethnic and/or religoious affiliations.

  28. astra
    | #28

    In another context Shakespeare had said ‘MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING’

  29. zemzem
    | #29


    Currently Ethiopian Airlines is more expensive than flying other airlines (check Expedia.com). For a randomly picked roundtrip flight from Washington DC , USA to Addis Ababa , Ethiopia and back, Lufthansa is the cheapest flight with $1,194, while Ethiopian Airlines costs $1,382.

    Difference = $188.00


    Woyanes = 0
    Ethiopians = 188

  30. Girum
    | #30

    Dear aha how are you?
    Dear aha just go East or West and North or South and up the sky or down to the earth and then be it Ethnic or Religious and Liberal-Democracy or Social Democracy and all other blab bla …… what so ever secondary issues might be raised, but what is the real decisive and pervasive primary meta-Governing social order of the day is undoubtedly Global Capitalism whose epicenter and crux is that of Anglo-American.
    As long as this pervasive system of the order of the day global system is so intact without proper and critical scrutiny then the status-quo shall persist pervasively as usual no matter how we strive to deal with the secondary issues. Our new coming problems during the times of Meles/ TPLF is just extension and by-product of this system. I see so many Ethiopian intellectuals reiterating symptoms of so many problems but I dare to say that they have some how lost the required audacity and wisdom to address this critical issue of system of order of the day. What we call democracy, ethnicity, religion and other issues are subordinate and secondary to this global social order and their dynamism just have been gradually contained to be under this paradigm setup and framing. We guys and the rest mass so naïve and gullible may indulge in such fantasy of democracy , ethnicity and religious fundamentalism and sectarian issues but who maneuvers these all things behind closed doors are the MASETR elites. I hear you usually asserting the ethnically driven secessionist constitution as the very cause of our mayhem but why is such dangerous problem causing nuisance deliberately induced in to the constitution? Divide and rule is the legacy of old colonialism and still working scheme of neo-colonialism. Meles/TPLF is such a perfect unprecedented stooge client-regimes of West’s Global Capitalism Neo-Liberal and Neo-Colonialism Imperialistic projects. This is the very primary reason of our new coming chaos and crisis during take last 21 years and in continuum under the rule of Meles/TPLF. So under this miserable condition of Meles/TPLF governance then it is so silly and being so naïve and gullible to hype about the lack of Democracy.
    I do not understand why our opposition forces time and again want to make unwarranted indulgence under the fantasy and illusion of Democracy wherein the situation and exiting realities does not at all allow us to make this unwarranted indulgence.በቅርቡ የተከበሩ ዶ/ር ነጋሶ ጊዳዳ የኢትዮጵያ ችግር የዲሞክራሲ እጦት ችግር ነው ብለው ተናገሩ የሚለውን ስሰማ በእውነት በጣሙን ነው የተገረምኩት፡፡This sort of mere unwarranted demanding mentality regarding the issues of Democracy is so dysfunctional that shall never work if things continue like this.እንደዚህ አይት የነጋሶ ንግግር አንድ የእኔ ብጤ ድሃ ሰው ምንም ገንዘብ ሳይዝ ሸራተን ወይንም ሌላ ተመሳሳይ ሆቴል ውስጥ ምሳውን ወይንም እራቱን በጥሩ መስተንግዶ ለመብላት እንደ መፈለግ አይነት ነው፡፡ነው ወይነስ የተሰበሰቡት ሰዎች ተርበው ነው ስትባል ለምን ኬክ አይበሉም እንዳለችው ቅምጥል የገዥ መደብ አባል ሴት ሆነ ነገሩ?በሽታችንና ለበሽታችን የሚታዘዘው መድሃኒት ማሞ ሌላ መታወቂያው ሌላ ፍየል ወዲህ ቅዝምዝም ወዲያ እየሆንን የተቸገርን መሰለኝ፡፡በካንሰር ወይንም በኤድስ ለሚማቅቅ በሽተኛ ጉንፋን ወይንም ጨጓራ ወይንም ራስ ምታት እንዳመመው ተደርጎ ነው እንዲታከም እየተደረገ ያለው፡፡የተቃዋሚው ጎራ ፖለቲከኞቻችንን ምሁራኖቻችንም ለበሽታው የሚስማማ መድሃኒት ማወቅና ማዘዝ ይጠበቅባቸዋል፡፡
    እንዴት ነው ጎበዝ ዲሞክራሲ እንደ ሱቅ እቃ ወይንም ሆቴል ሜኑ እየቀረበ ምን ልታዘዝዎት ተብሎ እለቱን የሚቀርብ ነገር አያስመሰልነው መምጣታችን እጅግ የሚገርም ነው፡፡እርግጥ ነው የዘመነ ግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም አንዱ የረቀቀና የተቀነባበረ ስልት ይህንን አይነት የህልም እንጀራ ማግመጥ(Dream of Democracy in its illusion and Fantasy )እና በተለይም ወጣቱን ትውልድ Unwarranted Juvenile Fantasy ውስጥ መክተት ነው፡፡በፊልሞችና በኢነተርቴይንመነት ኢንደስትሪውና አካዳሚው ውስጥ የሚታየውም ትውልዱን ይህ አይነት Unwarranted Juvenile Emotional Fantasy ውስጥ መክተትና በዚህም ማደንዘዝ የተለመደ ስልጥ ነው፡፡ከደርግ አምባገነን(አምባገነንነት ሁሉ በመጥፎ ሊተረጎም አይገባም) ስርዓት በኋላ በመጣው የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ኒዎ-ሊበራልና ኒዎ-ኮሎኒያሊዝም ኢምፔሪያሊስታዊ ፕሮጀክት አስፈፃሚ ቅጥረኛ በሆነው የመለስ/ወያኔ አገዛዝ ስርዓት ውስጥ ዲሞክራሲንና መልካም አስተዳደርን(በእርግጥ ዳቦንም ጭምር) መጠበቅ ከዝንብ የንብ ማር ከእባብ እንቁላል እርግብ እንደ መጠበቅ ነው፡፡እንደ ዶ/ር ነጋሶ ጊዳዳ አይነት በእድሜ የገፋና በፖለቲካውም ውስጥ የቆየ ልምድ ካለው ሰው ዛሬም ድረስ በዚህ አይነት ሁኔታ ውስጥ ላለች ኢትዮጵያ ችግራችን የዲሞክራሲ ችግር ነው የሚል ቁንፅል ጥራዝ-ነጠቅ ድምዳሜ መስጠት በእውነቱ አስገራሚም አሳዛኝም ነው፡፡በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ላለፉት 21 ዓመታት መለስ/ወያኔ በዚህ አይነት አሳፋሪና አሳዛኝ ሁኔታ ሰልጥነውብን እየረገጡ እየዘረፉ እያዋረዱን እንደ ህፃን ልጅ ዲሞክራሲ ሻሞ እያሉ እያሞኙን ሊገዙን የቻሉበትም አንዱ ዋና ምክንያት በእውነቱ ከሆነ ተቃዋሚዎቻችን በዚህ አይነት መንገድ በሚቀነቀነው የዘመናችን ፋሽነኛ ዲሞክራሲ ነባራዊው ሁኔታ በማይፈቅድ አካሄድ ከልክ በላይ በመጠመዳቸውና በመደንዘዛዘቸው ይመስለኛል፡፡ቁጥር ሲቆጠር 10 ላይ ለመድረስ መቼም አንድ ተብሎ መጀመር ግድ ነው እንደዚሁም አንድ እረጅም ጉዞ በአንድ እርምጃ ይጀመራል እንዲሉ አንድ የሆነ ኪሊሜትር እርቀት ያለው ቦታ ለመድረስም የግድ አንድ እርምጃ መራመድ እንደዚሁም ህፃን ልጅ የጠነከረ ምግብ ለመብላት ቅድሚያ የእናት ጡት ወይንም በእግሩ ለመሄድ የተወሰነ ዳዴ ብሎ እንደሆነ እንደዚሁም ፎቅ ለመገንባት ቅድሚያ መሰረት መጣል እና ከጋሪው ፈረሱ እንደሚቀድም ከእለት ተእለት ህይወታችን እንማራለን፡፡እንደ ዶ/ር ነጋሶ አስተያየት ከሆነ ይህ ሁሉ ወሳኝ የህይወትና የተፈጥሮ ህግ እንደ ቀልድ ሊታለፍ ይችላል ማለት ነው፡፡እውነቴን ነው የምናገረው የእኛ ችግር የምእራቡ አለም አይነት የምርጫ ዲሞክራሲ አይደለም፡፡ይህ አይነት ጠባብ እይታ በእውነቱ ባብዛኛው በዚህ አይነት የምርጫ ዲሞክራሲ ሆያ ሆዬ ፌሽታ ለማድረግ የሚፈልጉት ለስልጣን የሚስገበገቡ የጥቂት የጥራዝ-ነጠቅ ፖለቲከኞቻችን ኢሊቶች አላማና ፍላጎት ነው፡፡ለእኔ የምርጫ ዲሞክራሲ እውነተኛ ትርጉምና ፋይዳ ቅድሚያ ለመመረጥ የሚችል ዋጋና ትርጉም ያለው እሴት(Intrinsic-Virtues) ሲኖረን ነው፡፡የተቃዋሚው ጎራ ላፉት 21 ዓመታት ለመለስ/ወያኔ እና ለግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም የማታለያ የምርጫ ዲሞክራሲ በከንቱ ያባከነውን እውቀት ገንዘብ ጊዜ ስሜት ሃይል ወዘተ ሁሉ የዚህችን ሀገር ብሄራዊ ህልውና ደህንነት ጥቅም ፍላጎት ለመከላከልና ለመጠበቅ ቢያውለው ኖሮ ይህ ሁሉ ጥፋትና አደጋ ባልተከሰተ ነበር፡፡ግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም የእኛን አይነት ታዳጊ ሀገራት በቅጡ ያልበሰሉ ምሁራንንና የፖለቲካ ልሂቃንን ባብዛኛው እያታለለበት ያለው ስልት አንዱ የምርጫ ዲሞክራሲን እንደ ዋና ስኬት በማቅረብ ሊበራል-ዲሞክራሲ በሚል አንድ የተለየ ዲፓርትመንት ውስጥ በማሰር እና የኢኮኖሚውን ጉዳይ ደግሞ በሌላው ጎን ሊበራል-ኢኮኖሚ በሚል ሌላ ዲፓርትመንት ውስጥ በማሰር ሁለቱን እንዳይገናኙ በማድረግ ነው፡፡ከበላይ ሆኖ ሁለቱንም ዲፖርትመንቶች በአንድነት የሚዘውረው ግን የግሎባል ካፒታሊስቱ ልሂቃን ናቸው፡፡መለስ/ወያኔም የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ኒዎ-ሊበራልና ኒዎ-ኮሎኒያሊዝም ኢምፔሪያሊስታዊ ፕሮጀክት አስፈፃሚ ቅጥረኛ በተቃዋሚው ላይ የሰሩት ይህንን አይነት ተመሳሳይ ስልት ነው፡፡መለስ/ወያኔ ከግሎባል ካፒታሊስት ልሂቃን በሚያገኙት የረቀቀና የተቀነባበረ እርዳታና ምክር እየተጋዙ የተቃዋሚውን ጎራ ዲሞክራሲ እያሉ በዚህ(Juvenile Emotional Fantasy)አደንዝዘውት ሲያበቁ እነሱ ግን ከበስተጀርባ እንደ ኢፈርት ያለውን ትልቅ የቢሊዮኖች ዶላር የኢኮኖሚ ኢምፓየር በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መንገድ በሙስናና በዝርፊያ የማፍያ ስራ ንግድ መሰረቱ፡፡መለስ ወያኔ ልክ ለአንድ የተወሰነ የሌላ ብሄር ዋና ምኒስትር ቦታ ከስር ሌላ ታኮ የራሳቸውን ሰው እንደሚያደርጉት ሁሉ ህግና ህገ-መንግስትን ከፊት ለፊት እኛን ለማሞኘት ለሽፋን እየተቀሙበት ሀገሪቱን ግን በደንብና በአዋጅ እንደዚሁም የራሳቸውን የቢሮክራሲ ቴክኖክራት ኔትወርክ ዘርግተው ነው እስተዳድሩን የኖሩት፡፡መቼም ከደደቢት በረሃ ዘመኑን በትግል ውስጥ ብቻ ያሳለፈ ስብስብ ይህንን አይነት የረቀቀና የተቀነባበረ መሰሪ ስራ ብቻውን ይሰራል ማለት ይከብዳል፡፡ስለዚህም ከመለስ/ወያኔ ጀርባ በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መንገድ እንደ አለም ባንክ አይ.ኤም.ኤፍ አይነት የምእራቡ አለም የግሎባል ካፒታሊስት ልሂቃን አለም አቀፍ ቴክኖክራቶች አሉበት ማለት ነው፡፡እጅግ የሚገርመው የተቃዋሚው ጎራ የተሳሳተበት ነገር ግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ማለት ለብዙሃኑ እድገት ልማት ዲሞክራሲ ነፃነት የሚያመጣ ስርዓት ነው ብሎ መሞኘቱ ነው፡፡እጅግ የሚገርመው አብዛኛው የተቃዋሚው ጎራ ይህ አይነት የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ኒዎ-ሊበራልና ኒዎ-ኮሎኒያሊዝም ኢምፔሪያሊስታዊ ፕሮጀክት የፈጠረውን ሀገራዊና አለም አቀፍ ፖለቲካዊ ኢኮኖሚያዊና ማህበራዊ ምስቅልቅልም እየታዬ በተቃራኒው ግን አሁንም በዚህ ቅዠት ውስጥ ነው ያለው፡፡The order of the day global capitalist system has managed to contain the Opposition forces under the auspicious paradigm setup of this sort unwarranted indulgence and “Juvenile Emotional Fantasy” of democracy(=Fantasy of the Day).Any way I do not want to as such disturb others the comfort obtained and enjoyed through such fantasy of the day. All that has been delivered by the order of the day global system for us is just mere “Juvenile Emotional Fantasy”(as is in the entertainment industry for the youth) be it in essence of Liberal-Democracy or be it in essence of Liberal-Economy(Free-Market) and what we have for the majority mass in return as a result of this system is neither democracy nor prosperity but rather abject poverty and oppression.
    By the way Neo-Liberalism means tantamount to neo-feudalism or modern-feudalism wherein minority elites enjoy unearned secluded privilege at the expense of the misery and abject impoverishment of the majority mass. In previous times the Left political force advances the capitalist elites’ Neo-Liberal Economic interest and the right advances its Neo-Colonialist Imperialist interest. But now days gradually both the left and the right are evolving to almost merge where it is difficult to make discrimination between the two except making the atmosphere of Juvenile Emotional Fantasy of having democratic choices. So my conclusion is that Global Capital is the meta-governing rule and order of the day global system and other issues be it ethnicity or religion or other sectarian and gender issues, for that matter even the constitution, are subordinate to this system. And indeed Meles/TPLF, and the majority of opposition forces as well, has been subordinate to it for the last 21 years and in continuum. So it is the system primarily and pervasively too stupid to tolerate!!!

  31. Yes
    | #31

    I have seen so many rulers of different nations those who have died and sick in public medias. I have seen when people has been mourn in their funeral ceremony. I have seen the resposiblility of the government of the differnt countries that can perform its duty based on the consitiution of the same country. I have seen the political groups and nationals those who are going for feedom, justics and equality for each nation, nationality, race, ethinicity and individual person. I have seen so many people those who has been fight until they die for the true change of the liberity and democracy in their country. I have seen many, many good things in differnt nation, people and human kind.

    when we come to our selves, I have never say any thing like I mentioned in the above. Even this days I have seen the disapperance of our prime minister Meles Zenawi. I have seen the government who has been disgressing the ethiopian people, because of his disapperance. In one thing they would to tell the condition of the prime minister in every
    fraction of second even for the sake of the people who cares about their prime minister. Because, even if it can be said all ethiopian hate meles and happy his day by day downing, and even if it can be said nevermind that wether the people heard about him or not because the people are nothing for the government body, why the government don’t take some points in to considaration that may be some part of people have a positive atitiude towards their prime minister. What I see, through it, is the people and the government turn their back each other. What I see is Nobody, no single Ethiopian wants the TPLF/EPRDF to be in power. Because they know, the members of the TPLF/EPRDF have made a strong bond to stay in power. What I see is their is no better than them to come to power. Capacity is not a simple question to be raised about political leaders. who can be a man or a group with strong, commitment,and truth?

    What I see is also that the Ginbot 7 web site is so beautyful like any other the western websits. But Ginbot 7 the movment in radio and internate propaganda and the collector of money from diasporas. The Ginbot 7 leader is telling us that he has commited to bring chnge in poliics in Ethiopia in differnt ways, but the reality is that we see his greedy and changeable behavior in many ways. He has been telling us that their party had won in 1997 EC. election and the TPLF/EPRDF had cheated and turn the result. He has been telling us because he had asked he was taken in to the prison. If there party won and if thery party was right like he had telling us to day why he appologised and signed for it to be realeased? I have been confused when I am asking What kind of rasional people followd him to be part in the political struggle. What I see is he had made a great mistake and now also he has been rushing through propaganda with making another mistake.

    Hey guys I do have many many things what I have been looking. It takes too much time say about it. But to conclude I have been telling you based on what I see that to be successful to come to power or to bring democracy or justice of equality or freedom or whatever, we need to be committed, strong, and truth in the exact place where the movment should be taken palce.

    Please Diaspora, Please diaspora please look at your people, look at your family. They are dying in the turn of their daily life by TPLF Cadres, by hunger, by flight in the see and in the desert, in the strange country by their employers. We need to form a better national movment that can be formed by every single ethiopians after a batter dialogue. There shoud be the national world wide dialogue about how to form and what to do. Please do not give a chance for the lairs those who are pushing the innocent people to the battle at wich they will never be in. we have to give value each other.

    Thank you so much.

    | #32

    I hate to see the prize winning Ethiopian Airlines go under, but,as long as, the dirty hands of TPLF mafia have gotten a hold of ERL, why in the world any peace loving Ethiopian that loves and cares for his/her country give their hard earned money to the ruthless regime. These days, almost every major businesses in Ethiopia, including ERL are owned and robbed by TPLF, it is a shame for Ethiopians to support any business that flows money in the bank accountants of TPLF regime. I always take Lufthansa, so far, I haven’t had any problem. EVERY ETHIOPIAN THAT CARES AND LOVE THEIR COUNTRY must BOYCOTT everything and anything that is tied to TPLF.

  33. aha!
    | #33

    Girum! Never theless digrassing from the current talking points, I share with you to some extent about your frustration about Global Capitalism, but I do notdwell on it as be it and end all maladies, but as one of the economic forces taking place with mass media communications and multi-national corporations. In case of Ethiopia, we have the so called free market capitalism undertaken by TPLF and TPLF afiliated enterprises, foreign corporations and cadres and multi-national corporations like Monsanto and Yara fertilizer corporation dumping seeds and fertilizers and other corporations on machhinery for large scale farming and construction projects, while others dumping cheap manufactured goods into Ethiopian masses whose purchasing power has diminished to balance against our exports of raw commodities including oil and pulse crops of which we may have a short supply. Do’nt you think both of these phenomona are interlinked and could be ameliorated by the Ethiopia Agricultural Research Institute developing its own varities produced in a seed production farms and disiminated through private companies with advice from extention and the soil conservation departments with minimal use of fertilzers in a companioin cropping system with an ecosystem management approach for sustaiable production by-passing the these multi-national corporations and building some of basic manufaturing industries outsourced from from the west to produce our own manufactured goods like china with having strenghted the educational institutions in science and technology instead of diluting the educational system to nothing worhwhile, and rewrite the constitution to relect the benefit to the silent majority of Ethiopians, where individual freedom, liberty,and equality have precedence over ethnic and secessionist rights, where totaliarinism and/or state capitalism is replaced by free market capitalism and or/mixed economic model withprivate ownership of land and businesses by the silent majority of Ethiopians instead of TPLF and TPLF affiliated enterprises and foreign corporations.

    Now the elites in the Diaspora have raied constitutional issue in terms of the constitution, do’nt you you think the constitution as the mainstay of TPLF/eprdf regime and its mirror image party as its implict suporter of ethnic federalism, secessionism and totaliarinism, hindering individual freedom, liberty and equality, free market and/or mixed economic model and democracy based on individual freedom stipualted in the constituion as the central point should be the focal points to aspire fore than beng frustrated about global capitalism, which nevertheless global in nature as the name indicates.

    Towards that end do’nt you think all the parties andfactions need to come together under the common goals for unity, territorial integrity, sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians along with strategies to achive thoses goals in a non-violent uprising to freedom not democracy nor to combat global capitalism, which there to stay and used to Ethiopias advantage by producing outsourced products and services by elevating the masses with science and technology.

  34. aha!
    | #34

    I say yes to YES’s comment except that it has to be encapsuled in the common goals and strategies to achieve those goals for Ethiopians of all parties and/or factions to be united under becuse no bussinesses or political and economic problems are achieved with out one commiting onelf to to a commong goals by merging together rather than forming a front or coalition of parties or fations as the case is with OPF/EFDF/fdre and /or ALJE + OLF and/or Ginbot-7 of Diaspora elites betrying the national agenda for unity, territorial integrity, sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians, where the last item refers to individual freedom, liberty and equality to have precedence over ethnic and secessionist rights, wheas if the individual rights are repected in the constituion, the group rights follos but not vice versa, becuase they are mutually exclusive. That is where are now where the above parties and/or factions are campaining for the equality of killil mengistats or yekilil mengistat ikulent mekeber and having a political space cede by TPLF/eprdf regime as if political space a quantitate space, which one ether has or does not have it with no serious struggle in non-violent uprising to freedom and susequentely democracy of the people by the people and for the people because of their inclination to to ethnocracy than democracy, they haller about to the excusion of freedom, liberty and equality to exceed ethnic and secessionist rights.

  35. ጉረኞች
    | #35

    Dear Girum
    I noticed three fundamental drawbacks from your writings:
    1. Your view on democracy is so narrowly conceptualized to only electoral process and have been an impediment for you to appreciate the value democracy offers in daily life of the people. Without democracy there is no fair justice, no freedom choice where to live, no freedom of movement, no equal opportunities be it economic or other social needs, etc., etc. Democracy is a tool for individual to live safely and to use his acquired or God given ability to achieve his goal. You cannot underestimate the value of democracy just because it was invented in western countries. It is the best thing man ever invented for himself to live equally and in harmony with other contending human being.
    2. I gathered from various statements you made in the past including in this commentary that you are underestimating the political consciousness of the Ethiopian society. You have been repeatedly stating that there is no existing environment in Ethiopia social consciousness to allow democracy to function. In one of your writings, you even liken it to human growing process, from childhood to maturity to let us know that Ethiopians need to grow to understand democratic right. That perception of yours tells me that you are trying to fit in Ethiopian society to the books you read (actually more of communist drive books). I concluded that you have no practical knowledge of the Ethiopian society. That is a problem, my friend!! የኢትዮጵያን ሕዝብ አታውቀውም:: የግብርና ሚኒስቴር ነጥብ ጣብያ ብሎ ከሚጠራው የመጨረሻ ገጠር ብትሄድ ሀዝቡ ለራሱ የሚብጀውን ጠንቅቆ ያውቃል:: አስተማሪም መካሪም አይፈልግም:: የማያውቀው ማንበብና መጻፍ ብቻ ነው:: That belief of yours is even contradictory to what you have been arguing, to internal virtues and wisdom. On one hand you are saying to use Ethiopians internal virtues and wisdom on the other you are telling us that there is no existing environment to imply lack of political consciousness. What are you referring when you say internal virtues and wisdom if not political consciousness.
    3. You have beaten to death global capitalism, I’m fine with that. You need to note global capitalists are loose entities. There is no coordinated entity that formulate plans and execute to create third world dictators. You are carrying impossible task of fighting an enemy you do not even know. Good luck with that. However, your lone fight will not free Ethiopians from the misery they are in at the moment.

  36. ለሁላችሁም ጥያቄ
    | #36

    ኢትዮጵያንና ሌሎችንም አፍሪካ አገሮች መሰረታዊ ክምላቸው ክዋና ችግሮች ለመጥቀስ የምፈልገው
    የሕዝብ ቁጥር መጨመርና ፍላጎታችን አለማማላት ማለትም
    የማምረትና የመሸመት አቅም ማጣት ትልቁ የባህል እንበለው የእድገትና ፓለቲካ ችግር ነው ባይ ነኝና

    በዚህም የተነሳ አድልዎ ፍትህ መጥፋት ድህነት መራብ ጦርነት የባእድ ጣልቃ ገብነት የማይቀሩ ናቸው
    ምክንያቱም የዋናዎቹ ችግሮች ቅርንጫፎች ናቸውና ዲሞክራሲ የምንለው ነገር ይስሙላ እንጂ ለመተግበር ያስቸግራል
    ሃብታም አገሮች ጣልቃ ገብነት አይቀርምና

    ከዚህም የባሰው ማን ማንን ሊነግር ይችላል አሁን ባለንበት ዘመን?
    ድንበርም ሆነ ዜግነት ማስከበር በጣም ችግር ነው ምክንያቱም ብዙዎች ነገሮች በቀላሉ በጥቂት ቡድኖች ይጣሳሉ
    ለምሳሌ የሊቢያና ሲሪያ አገሩን ድንበር ሆነ ዜግነት መብት አስከባሪው ማነው? ቡድኖች እንጂ የአገሩ ዜጋ ተወካይ አይደለም መሳሪያ ሰብቆ የሚዋጋው

    የግሪክና ጣሊያን አይርላንድ ሁኔታዎ ስንመለከት ዜግነቱ የቱ ላይ ነው?
    አንድ ግሪክ ዜግነቱ ኢሮፕያዊ ነው ወይስ ግሪክ?

    የኢትዮጵያን ሁኔታ በተመለከት ጥያቄዬ
    ሱማሌ ክልል ችግር ኦሮሞ ነጻነት እንቅሳቃሰ የኤርትራ ድንበር ጥያቀን ብንመለከት ለመሆኑ አሁን ባለንበት ዘመን
    እነዚህ ሁሉ መሳሪያ እንደ አንድ ቡድን ማስገባት ይችላሉ ባእዳን ደጋፊዎችም አላቸው
    ከተገደደ ድሃ በስተቀር ታዲያ ማነው ለዛ ክልል ጉዳይ ተውክሎ የሚሞተው?

    የባሰ እንጂ የተሻለ ሁኔታ አይታየኝም

  37. Girum
    | #37

    Dear brother ጉረኞች.How are you?
    What I have been critically scrutinizing is about Western style Democracy and its hypocrisy. Election including A comes to power and then B leaves power is just a means and tools of Democracy and not by it self its end-game. I write so many things based on end-games and I thought we have closed this issue some time before and I do not know the reason why you again wanted to pervert my ideas in your own way. Western style democracy is at its terminal stage whether you like it or not. And hence choosing between party and party B has become worthless and the mass has gradually lost trust on the entire capitalist system camouflaged under the disguise of electoral democracy. Having this in your mind well democracy began not in US but rather long ago in Greek and then in previous Roman Empire. The real meaning of Democracy in its Latin meaning is as you know Government of the people by the people for the people. Is it really true in the USA UK and the West? Do not you heard and see that USA has evolved to become a police-State? I really thought we do not have intellectual disharmony in that we have already settled our previous disputes regarding the value I respect and accept regarding the real meaning and purpose of Democracy. And in any of my lengthy comments it does not show any clue that I am against the true essence of Democracy except you have desire for me to be like that. However what I have been critically scrutinizing is a system that lurks behind the disguise of Democracy through hypocrisy. Now a days there has come a historical moment of time wherein GCC nations (like Qatar Saudi-Arabia) even ruled by absolute Monarchs, where there is no even the slightest feign or semblance of electoral democracy, agitated by the West, marching against Libyan regime and then to Syrian regime to advance and lecture Democracy. I only want to listen guys like you talking about the modern time Western style democracy after you unravel this paradox or mystery. For guys like you such type of global capitalism’s neo-liberal and neo-colonialism imperialistic projects under the disguise of bogus democracy and humanitarian mission (R2P=Responsibility To Protect) are advancement of Democracy. Having known and read these all global schemes then I personally do not want to enjoy such type of comfort of unwarranted indulgence, fantasy and illusion of democracy. If that is your comfort zone then sorry for I have disturbed you. While our collective survival basis as nation is endangered from time to time then if you prefer to enjoy such type of comfort of unwarranted indulgence, fantasy and illusion of democracy then well that is also part of democracy (free-will) and you can enjoy that sort of democracy except that you also have to bear responsibly the burden and consequence ahead of it. Dear brother I hope you are well aware that there is no such a thing as democracy without taking responsibility and commitment to a certain cause. It is really shameful and disgraceful having no proper consciousness of such global schemes. Finally it is so dysfunctional and ridiculous to simply become mere DEMANDING of Democracy while ignoring human dynamism and existing realties. What we have to demand as a right is for what we have our commitment and hence for what we deserve it. In bible I did not ever see that democracy leads to heaven except that a way to heaven is through commitment, belief, charity and other virtues. So pleas do not indulge in such a juvenile fantasy of the day. The supper rich capitalist elites even know this pretty well expect that it is our naïve and gullible behavior that tempts them to provide us such emotional fantasy of the day, democracy. When resources on earth and life are so scarce then it leads to the way to provide us through emotional fantasy. Well this is also how the younger generation is contained in such systematic juvenile emotional fantasy. So please let’s become realistic. Finally please do not try to frame me as if I am against the true essence of Democracy. And indeed I agree with what you said in that electoral democracy is not the only manifestation of Democracy and Democracy is enshrined in our day to day life. I said same things if you seriously followed all my previous comments. And I did never ever ridicule our Peasantry society except I have serious differences with our intellectual and political elites who simply hype bogus democracy lime a parrot. By the way for your information bogus democracy is not the concern of our Ethiopian society except for our elites.


  38. ጉረኞች
    | #38

    Dear Girum
    There is a simple decision making theory that applies to humans and have been very useful to understand the behavior of individuals. Man understand that life is a trade off in a sense he sacrifices something to get a better thing to lead his life at optimal condition. That choice of his always happened rationale. You and I live in the west because we found it the best choice from all options available to us for whatever reason. If life was better in China I would have moved to China immediately. As much as Dawi loves China he will never move to China, probably he will even commit suicide than moving to China. But, he wishes the Ethiopian people to live like Chinese. That is what I call hypocritical, that applies to you and I, to be fair.
    There something all Ethiopians know in heartbeat. The right government is a government who is elected by the people and accountable to electorate not what is anointed by divine power or by the barrel of the gun. The right and accountable government knows that Karturi, Saudi Star, World Bank, IMF, Western Government are good for Ethiopia and Ethiopians. These entities can propel development which Ethiopia cannot afford to do it by its resources right now. Woyane, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan, Egypt, Arabian Countries, OLF, ONLF, etc. are bad. The choices are as simple as that. The right government can be formed only through electoral process.

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