Will the U.S. Stand by the Side of Brave Africans? ALEMAYEHU G MARIAM

December 17th, 2012 Print Print Email Email

If History is on the Side of Brave Africans, Shouldn’t the U.S. be Too?

When President Obama visited Accra, Ghana in 2009, he delivered two distinct political messages within one overarching moral imperative: “History is on the side of brave Africans”. His message to African governments and leaders was emphatic:

…Make no mistake: history is on the side of these brave Africans, and not with those who use coups or change Constitutions to stay in power. Africa doesn’t need strongmen, it needs strong institutions… [G]overnments that respect the will of their own people are more prosperous, more stable, and more successful…

His message to the people of Africa was inspiring, upbeat and passionate:

…You have the power to hold your leaders accountable, and to build institutions that serve the people. You can conquer disease, end conflicts, and make change from the bottom up. You can do that. Yes you can. Because in this moment, history is on the move.

President Obama also made a solemn promise to Africans:

… What we will do is increase assistance for responsible individuals and institutions, with a focus on supporting good governance – on parliaments, which check abuses of power and ensure that opposition voices are heard; on the rule of law, which ensures the equal administration of justice; on civic participation, so that young people get involved; and on concrete solutions to corruption… to advance transparency and accountability.

Now, at the cusp of the beginning of President Obama’s second term, we have to ask some tough questions: Are there more African strongmen in 2012 than in 2009? Are there fewer brave Africans on the streets and more of them in jail in 2012 than in 2009? Does Africa today have more debilitated institutions than it had in 2009? Do more African governments respect the will of their people today than they did in 2009? Is there less conflict in Africa today than in 2009? Does Africa today have good governance and is the rule of law the rule in Africa? Are more opposition voices heard, more civic participation seen and more youth and women involved in the political process in Africa today than they did in 2009? Does the U.S. today “stand with all those who seek to advance human dignity”? Is history in Africa today on the move forward to democracy, freedom and human rights, or is Africa marching backwards into the darkness of dictatorship and tyranny?

Is the U.S. today standing tall with the brave Africans or in bed with Africa’s strongmen?

Whatever Happened to the Brave Africans President Obama Spoke About in 200?

According to the U.S. Department of State’s Human Rights Practices Report for 2011 (May 2012), many of the “brave Africans” President Obama spoke about in 2009 are jailed, tortured, silenced, on the run, dead or just scared stiff under relentless official harassment and persecution. Arbitrary arrests, lengthy pretrial detentions, torture, and mistreatment of detainees by security forces, harsh and life-threatening prison conditions, illegal searches and seizures and infringements of citizens’ privacy rights, restrictions on freedom of speech and of the press and assembly in one form or another are the common facts of African daily life. African societies and institutions are decimated by official corruption and bloated bureaucracies. Justice is traded to the highest bidder in politically-controlled judiciaries; and rubberstamp parliaments crank out laws and proclamations like a Chinese toy factory. African societies are plagued by discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, gender, language, religion, culture and region.

Among the most flagrant violators of human rights in Africa is the regime in Ethiopia. In May 2010, the ruling party in that country “won” 545 of 547 [99.6 %] seats in parliament. A White House Statement on that election turned a blind eye and voiced muted “concern”:

An environment conducive to free and fair elections was not in place even before Election Day. In recent years, the Ethiopian government has taken steps to restrict political space for the opposition through intimidation and harassment, tighten its control over civil society, and curtail the activities of independent media. We are concerned that these actions have restricted freedom of expression and association…

In a speech given at the National Endowment for Democracy in October 2012, Karen J. Hanrahan, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor characterized the deplorable human rights situation in Ethiopia as merely a “challenge”:

… In Ethiopia, we are faced with a challenge. The principal question is how to work constructively with both the government and civil society to advance democracy and human rights when the government has limited political and civil space. This has included restrictions on civil society organizations, the curtailment of media freedom, and the conviction of journalists and members of the political opposition under the Anti-terrorism Proclamation. We’re particularly concerned about the Charities and Societies Proclamation and the Anti-terrorism Proclamation…

The “challenge” Hanrahan talks about includes the arrest of “more than 100 opposition political figures, activists, journalists, and bloggers,” massive suppression of the independent press, virtual bans on civil society and nongovernmental organizations,beatings and torturing of detainees by security forces and poor prison conditions. It also includes the unlawful persecution and imprionsment of the 2012 PEN America Freedom to Write Award winner Eskinder Nega; Reeyot Alemu, the 2012 winner of the International Women’s Media Fund’s Courage in Journalism Award; Woubshet Taye, editor of a popular weekly, opposition party leaders Andualem Aragie and Natnael Mekonnen among many others. The evidence reported in the latest U.S. State Department Human Rights Practices Report on Ethiopia (May 2012) shows that describing the human rights situation in Ethiopia as a “challenge” and glossing it over with a polite expression of “concern” is tantamount to adding insult to injury. The human rights situation in that country should provoke unmitigated moral outrage and immediate and direct action to uphold democratic principles and standards of universal human rights.
Perhaps current U.S. leaders could learn valuable lessons from their predecessors who faced similar “challenges” posed by tyrannies and dictatorships. President Truman once said, “Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of the opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.” Such is the indisputable fact of life in Ethiopia today and no amount of empty talk about “concerns” and hollow promises about overcoming “challenges” will change the situation!
The U.S. Record in Africa Today Leaves Much to be Desired

According to Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson who heads the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs, there are “five pillars that serve as the foundation of U.S. policy toward Africa.” These include “(1) support for democracy and the strengthening of democratic institutions including free, fair, and transparent elections; (2) support for African economic growth and development; (3) conflict prevention, mitigation, and resolution; (4) support for Presidential initiatives such as the Global Health Initiative, Feed the Future, and the Global Climate Change Initiative and (5) working with African nations on transnational issues such as drug smuggling, money laundering and trafficking in persons.” Carson reported that U.S. policy in Africa “in recent years”
has contributed to democratic transitions in Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, and Niger; successful elections in Nigeria; and a referendum that led to the independence of South Sudan. The Bureau promotes African economic development through the annual Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forums. It is actively striving to end sexual and gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and eliminate the atrocities perpetrated by the Lord’s Resistance Army throughout Central Africa. Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global food security initiative, is focused on 12 African countries…

In her Preface to the U.S. Department of State’s Human Rights Practices Report for 2011 (May 2012), Secretary Hilary Clinton declared:
In my travels around the world as Secretary of State, I have met many individuals who put their lives on the line to advance the cause of human rights and justice. In ways small and large, they hold their governments accountable for upholding universal human rights… The United States stands with all those who seek to advance human dignity…

These quite modest accomplishments in Africa fall far short of President Obama’s lofty and eloquent words and majestic promises in Accra and his Administration’s actions to support good governance and promote human rights in Africa. Shakespeare said, “Action is eloquence.” Though there is always a gap between political rhetoric and political action, one should not confuse the eloquence of words with the eloquence of action. But this is not the time to look back and engage in recriminations, teeth-gnashing, belly-aching and finger pointing. We shall march to our President’s battle cry and “Keep Moving Forward”.

Time to Put Up or Shut Up?

Americans are generally known for straight talk, cutting down to the chase or cutting out the bull. It is one of the great qualities I have always appreciated in ordinary Americans and some of their great leaders. They say what they mean and mean what they say. It was “plain talkin’” President Harry S. Truman who said, “I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.” So, I will do a little bit of straight talking. We have heard enough of human rights pontifications and declarations. We know all about the “challenges”, “problems”, “difficulties” and “issues” in improving human rights and good governance in Ethiopia and the rest of Africa. We have also heard enough grousing, whining and complaining in Diaspora Ethiopian communities, particularly in the U.S., about what the U.S. has done, not done or could have done to to promote good governance, democracy and human rights in Ethiopia. In President Obama’s second term, there are only two choices: Put up or Shut Up! Put another way, the U.S. can step up and stand tall with the brave Africans or roll over in bed with the shameless and cowardly dictators who cling to power through handouts, World Bank and IMF loans and the barrel of the gun.

How to Help the Brave Ethiopians: Where to Start?

Many veteran Ethiopian human rights advocates will no doubt remember H.R. 2003 (“Ethiopia Democracy and Accountability Act of 2007”; originally introduced as H.R. 4423 “Ethiopia Consolidation Act of 2005” by Congressman Chris Smith of New Jersey when he chaired the Subcommittee on Africa and later renumbered as H.R. 4423 and H.R. 5680 in the House Committee on Foreign Affairs). Congress Donald Payne of New Jersey took the lead on H.R. 2003 when he became chairman of the Africa Subcommittee in 2007 and obtained the co-sponsorship of some 85 members of Congress. That bill passed the House in October 2007. Its key provisions focused on a number of issues central to good governance and protection of human rights in Ethiopia, including the release and/or speedy trial of all political prisoners in the country, prosecution of persons who have committed gross human rights violations, financial support to strengthen human rights and civil society groups and establishment of an independent judiciary, support for independent media operations, training assistance to strengthen legislative bodies, electoral commission and civil society groups, among others. Unfortunately, the bill never made it for a floor vote in the Senate.

Recently, the U.S. Congress passed and the President signed an important piece of legislation last week known as the “Sergei Magnitsky Law” (Senate Bill 1039 sponsored by democratic Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland, a long-time civil rights and civil liberties advocate and co-sponsored by 33 other Senators; and H.R. 4405 in the House sponsored by the well-known human rights advocate and democratic Congressman Jim McGovern of Massachusetts and co-sponsored by 15 other members). This law is designed to “impose sanctions on persons responsible for the detention, abuse, or death of Sergei Magnitsky, for the conspiracy to defraud the Russian Federation of taxes on corporate profits through fraudulent transactions and lawsuits and for other gross violations of human rights in the Russian Federation.” The “Magnitsky” language was incorporated in a larger legislation (‘‘Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012’’).

Sergei Magnitsky was a brave and principled 37-year-old Russian lawyer who exposed massive government corruption involving money-laundering by Russian officials. He died in prison in 2009. Russian President Dimitry Medvedev, citing the conclusions of the independent Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights, reported that Magnitsky was illegally arrested, detained and denied justice by the very courts and prosecutors of the Russian Federation he was investigating and accusing. While in detention Magnitsky was denied necessary medical care and died from beatings he received by prison guards. Despite overwhelming evidence of official criminality in the Magnitsky case, no officials have yet to be brought to justice.

The key provisions of the Magnitsky Law requires the State Department to maintain a list of human rights abusers in Russia, freeze their assets and deny them U.S. visas.

Section 404 of the law (“Identification of Persons Responsible for the Detention, Abuse and Death of Sergei Magnitsky and Other Gross Violators of Human Rights”) requires the President to submit to Congress within 120 days “a list” of names of persons likely to have been involved directly or indirectly in “the detention, abuse, or death of Sergei Magnitsky” and other individuals “responsible for extrajudicial killings, torture, or other gross violations of internationally recognized human rights committed against individuals seeking to expose illegal activity carried out by officials of the Government of the Russian Federation.”

Section 406 requires the President to use his legal authority to “freeze and prohibit all transactions in all property and interests in property of a person who is on the list required by section 404(a) if such property and interests in property are in the United States, come within the United States, or are or come within the possession or control of a United States person.” The law further imposes penalties on any “person that violates or conspires to violate” the law to the same extent as a person that commits an unlawful act.

Helping Ethiopia’s “Magnitskys”

In his 2009 Accra speech, President Obama told Africans that the U.S. will “increase assistance for responsible individuals and institutions, with a focus on supporting good governance… to advance transparency and accountability.” He also said that it is possible to “make change from the bottom up because in this moment, history is on the move.” Well, the moment of history to get Ethiopian human rights legislation passed through the U.S. Congress is now! There is a perfect alignment of the bipartisan legislative stars. Human rights as a policy issue is taking front and center among both Democrats and Republicans. The Magnitsky Law was a significant legislative victory not only for the memory of the brave Sergei Magnitsky but for all brave victims of official human rights abuses everywhere. Senator Cardin toiled for years to get the bill through Congress and managed to do so with the support of senior republicans. (Truth be told, the Obama administration did not support linking the human rights legislation to a trade bill, but in the end had to give in.)

The bipartisan support for human rights as evidenced in the Magnitsky Law is refreshing, invigorating, inspiring and long overdue. Republican Arizona Senator John McCain said the United States had a moral obligation to speak out for Magnitsky, as well as others who are still alive and languishing unjustly in Russian prisons: “We are sending a signal to Vladimir Putin and the Russian kleptocracy that these kind of abuses of human rights will not be tolerated without us responding in some appropriate fashion. I believe that this legislation is not anti Russia. I believe it’s pro Russia…. I continue to worry about them and I pray for them.” Republican Arizona Senator Jon Kyl said the bill should have applied to all countries. Democratic New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen said that the United States intends to pay attention to human rights everywhere. “We will stand up for those who dare to speak out against corruption. This bill is for all the Magnitskys around the world.” Senator Ben Cardin said he would push to make it universal in scope so it could be used to punish other human rights violators around the world. “Now we start a new chapter in human rights. The legislation sets a precedent for international conduct that we expect will be honored globally.” Even the White House issued a Statement indicating that the President will support legislation that will “promote the rule of law and respect for human rights around the world”.

There are thousands of “Ethiopian Magnitskys” who have been denied justice, languishing in prison and forgotten. For starters, there has been no accountability for the post-2005 election massacres in which, according to an official Ethiopian Inquiry Commission, some 200 unarmed demonstrators were gunned down and another 800 wounded by security and police officials of the regime. There is a certified list of at least 237 individuals known to be involved or strongly suspected of direct involvement in these crimes against humanity. It is mandatory that these officials be brought to trial without delay.

It is great to see a sea change in the U.S. Congress on the issue of human rights. There seems to be a new attitude and renewed commitment to human rights and good governance and a recognition that human rights are an integral part of international law and civilized humanity. President Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.” President Jimmy Carter said, “America did not invent human rights. Human rights invented America.” In Ethiopia and many parts of Africa, the noblest aspirations of the human spirit go unfulfilled. And just like human rights invented America, I believe it is time for human rights to reinvent Ethiopia and the rest of Africa.
As far as I am concerned, what is good enough for the brave Sergei Magnitsky of Russia is good enough for the brave Melesachew D. Alemnew, age 16, Hadra S. Osman, age 22, Etenesh Yimam, age 50, Teodros Gidey Hailu, age 23, Gashaw T. Mulugeta, age 24, Lechisa K. Fatasa, age 21…. of Ethiopia! History is on the move. Now Ethiopian Americans, let’s get a move on! Yes, We Can have an “Ethiopian Magnitsky Law”! With a little help from our friends!
Standing tall with the “brave Africans” is standing up on the right side of history.

Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam teaches political science at California State University, San Bernardino and is a practicing defense lawyer.

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    Helping Ethiopia’s “Magnitskys”

    Professor Alemayehu? The answer to your question is clearly NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
    Why you talk half truths and half lies? Your very mentioning of the case of Magnitskys is very ironical. Because USA and West endorses such bills of Magnitskys on issues of single person for the sake of its own interest not for the sake of that single person like Magnitskys. So the entire issue of Magnitskys is not at all about human rights it is all about its own interest and affair USA has on Russia. We have millions of Ethiopia’s “Magnitskys” but USA and West are responding to us nothing meaningful except giving us deaf ears?It is rather USA who owns inhuman secret detention and interrogation camps like Guantanamo not as such Russia .So why not you mention about Guantanamo? It is good you are a lecturer of political science but likewise you are making things such a mere easy going fantasy of academic jargons so contrary to realties of this world we see it in our day to day life. Now a days so peoples are well aware that the irony behind the humdrum of Human rights and Democracy in its own version of the West is so hypocritical and double-Standard where its definition and application has become so confusing for 3rd world nations. Human rights and Democracy has become a new mode of the West defined in its own way of convenience and interest to advance its Global Capitalisms Neo-Liberal and Neo-Colonialism Imperialistic Projects. This is what we have come to understand for the last 20 or more years from our political and life experience. What is the real motive of R2P(Responsibility To Protect) that is related to human rights protection endorsed by UN at the time of Kofi Anan? Is it not such a clear interventionist violation of the sovereignty of weaker 3rd world nations so that it makes the entire 3rd world nations under the protectorate or patronage of the West? Now a days as we see it in Libya, Syria and former Yugoslavia, the West can make any interventionist violation of the sovereignty of weaker 3rd world nations under the disguise of Human rights (R2P) and Democracy. If USA/West is so much to worry for the single death of Magnitskys to the extent of endorsing bills then why not worry about millions of Ethiopians killed, displaced, tortured impoverished ….. by racist ,corrupt looting TPLF thug? I am just asking you not because I do not know the reason behind but just to remind you. So dear Professor you better know and admit the saying “Ii is the System so Stupid.”. Yes the system of Global Capitalism. Yes as long as the system of Global Capitalism Neo-Liberal and Neo-Colonialism Imperialistic Projects are so pervasive globally then this whole series of talk or humdrum about Human Rights is so worthless or futile.
    As long as you professor do not have the necessary audacity and honesty to scrutinize the very system then all your articles related to human rights and democracy end up as worthless.
    Does the system of Global Capitalism’s Neo-Liberal and Neo-Colonialism Imperialistic nature allow the sustainable prevalence of genuine human rights and genuine democracy in the world especially in 3rd world nations? My stand and view is clearly No. The entire human race is under the bondage of the inherent nature of predatory Global Capital. As long as you can not free up human race from this bondage and modern slavery then you can not provide genuine human rights and genuine democracy by mere lip service rhetoric and humdrum of human rights/democracy. Following the event of September-11-2001 America itself is gradually evolving in to a police-State. So why not you talk about USA’s human rights handling both locally and globally? Dear professor please come out of your academic cocoons you are trapped in and confront audaciously and honestly the exiting realities on the ground. I am not even asking for help of USA/West to liberate us from the savage grip of TPLF thug as I never ever expect things that way. And well I do not even blame USA/West for not helping us that way because I know that USA/West only advances its own interest. And more than that I believe that it is neither Suzan Rice nor Obama who is to be blamed for but rather as the saying goes on: “It is the System So Stupid” that is filled with unbridled greed of human nature for money. And Global Capitalism is well known for it. And hence there is no such a thing as human rights as long as Capitalism is inherently inhuman driven by unbridled greed and lust to fulfill the desire of unbridled egoistic individualism as is elaborated by such views of books of Iyan Rand and its disciples who run the system. And then how comes such system teaches we Ethiopians and Africans about the very essence of humanity? Our African leaders are even so dictator and abusive of human rights not just because they are so barbarians or backward but rather mainly because they are systematically lulled and trapped under the same system of Global Capitalism as stooge client-regime in order to symbiotically advance the interest of same system. Why they are so dictator and abusive of human rights? Why? Why? Why? Is t not true that African leaders are not simply so dictator and abusive of human rights but also they are so corrupt who loot and accumulate Billions of Dollars. Where they do accumulate the looted money? Locally? No at all they save it in foreign banks. Why the system is so accomplice of their own looting to the extent they loot billions through time?Because they serve same system. So if sugar (money )is not related to dictatorial rule then no one serves foreign interest as compliant stooge client-regime and becomes so dictator and abusive of human rights to the extent we see it today. In today’s world what makes regimes and human beings in general so abusive of human rights? One of the very reasons is Money? What even makes TPLF dictatorship so different from the previous regimes is in this regard. Because of Money !!! So please do not as such strive to sugar coat the evil system that is evolving to become inherently so inhuman in order to make it guardian of human rights.

    God Bless Ethiopia !!!

  2. African Man
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    Ato Alemayehu G. Mariam, it is high time that Africans do things for themselves and not count on others. The days of colonialism is long gone and we still have Africans begging for foreign government’s interference on their behave. Just the same, on day you might ask them to wipe your behind for you. Stop this nonsense and fight your own fight. You of all people should be ashamed of yourself; you should know better. Africans, get it through your thick skull you and only you could change your future.

  3. ananymous
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    The US will never stand by Africans until Africans have leaders that works for the interest of their people, nation, and neighbors. To this date what African leaders proved so is to be a “tool or an instrument” of the western world so called leaders or nations. I think you are on a right track our beloved professor but your scope of thinking needs to be beyond the borders of Ethiopia if you want to cure the problem of Ethiopians and our whole region of the horn of Africa. Thank you

  4. Sam
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    Alemayehu seemed to have believed only Americans will relive us from the Tyrrany of EPDRF. Everything we Ethiopians had failed to do in bringing democracy if not tottally is partly blamed by the Obama adminstration according to Alemayehu. The soon to retire Massachusettes congressman response to the lady who asked him about the “Nazi” policy of Obama came to my mind. The congressman replied I do not know in which planet you spend most of your time, mom. That same response is appropriate to Alemayehu. He wrote H.R 2003 … never made it for a floor vote in the senate. Suprise! Every two years thousands of bills come to the House floor. A very fraction of them make it to the floor. It is a suprise H.R 2003 made it to the floor in the House let alone expecting the Senate does the same. When the House two years is done those bills which did not come to the floor will no longer available unless a very determined people bringing it to the House again for the new Congress. You learn this fact in political science 101, which Alemayehu certainly teaches. But when Alemayehu writes having the Ethiopian diaspora in mind sometimes, if not all the times, care about facts. The majority of Ethiopians in the diaspora have no knowledge how the House and Senate pass bills. How it is difficult to bring a bill unless there is a determined, influential lobbying group behind the bill. Even out of ten bills 2 do not make it to the floor. How Alemayehu believed Americans would be consumed about the politics of Ethiopia when it is true America does not have any economic interest with Ethiopia is beyond me.

  5. ግሩም
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    ታሪክን ወደኋላ ስንመረምር አሜሪካ ለአለም ድሃ ህዝቦችና ታዳጊው ዓለም እውነተኛ ዲሞክራሲ ሰብዓዊ መብት ፍትህ ሰላምና ነፃነት ከቆመችበት ይልቅ ከዚህ በተቃራኒው እነዚህን እሴቶች በሚያዳክምበት ዓላማ የተሰለፈችበት በእጅጉ ያመዝናል፡፡በተለይም የዓለም ዋነኛ ልእለ ሃያል ሆና ከወጣችበት ከሁለተኛው የዓለም ጦርነት ወዲህና ከዚህም በከፋ በተለይም የሶሻሊስቱን ብሎክና የታላቋን ሶቭየት ህብረት ጊዚያዊ ውድቀት ተከትሎ ያለው የአሜሪካ ብቸኛ ልእለ ሃያል መሆን እንደዚሁም ከዚህም በባሰ ደግሞ የመስከረም-11 የአሸባሪነት ጥቃት ክስተት ከተፈፀመ በኋላ ይህንን እንደ ምክንያት በመጠቀም አሜሪካ የራሷን ግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ኒዎ-ሊበራል ኒዎ-ኮሎኒያሊዝም ኢምፔሪያሊስታዊ ፕሮጀክት ከማስፈፀም ጋር በተያያዘ ፈፅሞ የለየላት አምባገነን የሆነችና በወሬ ደረጃ ካልሆነ በስተቀር በተግባር ግን ከእውነተኛ ዲሞክራሲ ሰብዓዊ መብት ፍትህ ሰላምና ነፃነት በተፃራሪ የቆመች ሃገር መሆኗን በተግባር እያስመሰከረች የመጣች ሀገር ሆናለች፡፡የአሜሪካን ያለፈ ታሪክ ቆም ብሎ በጥሞና ለመረመረ አሜሪካ በዲሞክራሲያዊ መንገድ የተመረጡትን የእነደነ ኢራን ፊሊፒንስ ኮንጎ ወዘተ አይነት ታዳጊ ሃገራት መንግስታት ሳይቀር በመፈንቅለ መንግስት እያስወገደች የራሷን አሻንጉሊት መንግስት(Stooge Client-Regime) የምታስቀምጥ እንደሆነች ታሪክ ዘግቦ ያስቀመጠው ነገር ነው፡፡ከዚህ በመነጨም በዲሞክራሲያዊ መንገድ እየተመረጡ ላፉት 10 ዓመታት ያህል ለሀገራቸውና ለህዝባቸው እጅግ የሚደነቅ ከፍተኛ ለውጥ እያመጡ ባሉትና ሶሻሊስታዊ ስርዓት እያራመዱ ያሉት የቬንዙዋላውን ሁጎ ሻቬዝ መንግስት ላይ አሜሪካና ምእራባውያን በከፍትኛ ጣልቃ ገብነት እያሴሩ ያሉበትን ሁኔታ በቅጡና በቅርበት ለመረመረ ሰው የአሜሪካንንና የምእራባውያንን በተፈጥሮው የነጭ ካፒታሊስት ስርዓት አራማጅ የሆኑት መንግስታትን እውነተኛ ባህሪና ተፈጥሮ ለመረዳት ብዙ አይከብድም፡፡የቬንዙዋላው ሁጎ ሻቬዝ አሜሪካና ምእራባውያን የሚከተሉት በተፈጥሮው የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ኒዎ-ሊበራል ኒዎ-ኮሎኒያሊዝም ኢምፔሪያሊስታዊ ፕሮጀክት አሰራር የሚያራምድ ስርዓት ለሀገሬና ለህዝቤ የማይበጅና አጥፊ ነው ስላሉና ለዚህ አይነት ስርዓት አልንበረከክም በማለታቸው ነው ህዝባቸው በሚገርም ዲሞክራሲያዊና ብሄራዊ የሀገር ፍቅር አመኔታ ጥሎባቸው ቢመርጣቸውም ቅሉ ግን አሜሪካና ምእራባውያን ይህ አካሄድ ከእነሱ አሰራር ጋር የሚስማማ ስላለሆነ ብቻ በሁጎ ሻቬዝ ላይ ጥርስ ነክሰው ከፍተኛ ጣልቃ-ገብነትና ሴራ እየተሴረባቸው ያለው፡፡በዘመነ አፓርታይድም አሜሪካ ማንዴላን በአሸባሪነት መዝገብ ውስጥ ያሰፈረችና ከራሱ ከአፓርታይድ ጋር የወገነች ሀገር ነበረች፡፡አሜሪካ ሁልጊዜ የሀይል አሰላፍ ሚዛን አይታ ሃያል ወደ ሆነው ቡድን ጋር የምትወግንን በዋናነት በጥቅም(American Interest) እንጂ በመርህ(Universal Principles) ያን ያህል የማትመራ ሀገር ነች፡፡እንደኛ አይነቱ አንድ የታዳጊው ሀገር መንግስት ዲሞክራሲያዊ ሆነ አምባገንን ዋና መመዘኛው ይህ ሳይሆን ያ አገዛዝ ወይንም መንግስት ወይንም ስብስብ ምን ያህል ለአሜሪካና ለምእራባዊው አለም የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ኒዎ-ሊበራል ኒዎ-ኮሎኒያሊዝም ኢምፔሪያሊስታዊ ፕሮጀክት አሰራር ምን ያህል ተስማሚና ታዛዥ ነው የሚለው ነው፡፡ልክ እንደ አሁኑ ዘረኛው ዘራፊው ቅጥረኛው ወያኔ ለአሜሪካና ለምእራባዊው አለም የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ኒዎ-ሊበራል ኒዎ-ኮሎኒያሊዝም ኢምፔሪያሊስታዊ ፕሮጀክት አሰራር ተስማሚና ታዛዥ ከሆነ የገዛ ሀገሩን ህዝብ የሚረግጥ የሚያሰድድ የሚገድል አምባገንን ቢሆን እንዲያውም የበለጠ ተመራጭ ነው፡፡በተቃራኒው ደግሞ በቬንዙዋላ እንዳለው እንደ ሁጎ ዣቬዝ አይነቱ መንግስት ደግሞ ለአሜሪካና ለምእራባዊው አለም የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ኒዎ-ሊበራል ኒዎ-ኮሎኒያሊዝም ኢምፔሪያሊስታዊ ፕሮጀክት አሰራር ተስማሚና ታዛዥ ያልሆነ Independent Sovereign Nation State ከሆነ ዲሞክራሲያዊ መሆኑ የበለጠ ጥርስ ውስጥ የሚያስገባዋል እንጂ ድጋፍና ወዳጅነት የሚያስገኝለት አይሆንም፡፡በ3ኛው አለም ያለው መንግስታዊ አገዛዝ ዲሞክራሲያዊነትና አምባገንነትና የሰብዓዊ መብት አያያዝ እያራመድነው ካለው አለም አቀፍ የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ስርዓት ጋር በቀጥታ የሚገናኝ ነገር ነው እንጂ እንዲያው ዝም ብሎ ለብቻው የተንጠለጠለና ስልጣን ላይ ካሉት ስብስቦች ግለሰባዊ ስብእና ጋር ብቻ የሚያያዝ አይደለም፡፡ይህ አለም አቀፍ የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ኒዎ-ሊበራል ኒዎ-ኮሎኒያሊዝም ኢምፔሪያሊስታዊ አሰራር በ3ኛው አለም ያለውን የተፈጥሮ ሀብትና አጠቃላይ ኢኮኖሚ ያለማንም ሃይ ባይ እንደፈለገው ለመቆጣጠርና ለመመዝበር(Economic Exploitation) ካለው ስር የሰደደ አላማ ውስጣዊ አሰራርና ፍላጎት በመነጨ እንደ ወያኔ አይነትና ሌሎችም ስልጣን ላይ የሚወጡትና እንዲወጡ የሚፈለጉት የ3ኛው አለም አገዛዞች ከውጪ ባእድ ሃይል ጋር እየተሞዳሞዱ የገዛ ሀገራቸውንና ህዝባቸውን የሚክዱ የሚጠሉ የሚረግጡ የሚዘርፉ የሚያዳክሙ እንዲሆኑ ግድ ስለሚል ከእነዚህ አገዛዞች ዲሞክራሲ ሰብዓዊ መብት ፍትህ ነፃነት መጠበቅ ከንቱ የዋህነት ነው፡፡ይህ አይነት ፀሃፊና ሌሎችም ተመሳሳይ ኢትዮጵያውያን በዋናነት የምእራቡን አለም በተለይም አሜሪካንንና እንግሊዝን መሰረት ያደረገውን የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ኒዎ-ሊበራል ኒዎ-ኮሎኒያሊዝም ኢምፔሪያሊስታዊ ፕሮጀክት አሰራር በቀጥታ ከመጠየቅ ከመፈተንና ከመርመር ይልቅ ተለዋዋጭ በሆኑት በእንደነ ሱዛን ራይስ የስርዓቱ አገልጋዮች ግለሰባዊ ስብእናና ሁኔታ ላይ ማተኮሩ የሀገራችንንም ሆነ የተቀረውን ታዳጊ አለም እውነተኛውን ስር የሰደደና የተስፋፋ ችግርና ቀጣይ ዘለቄታዊ መፍትሄ በቅጡ እንዳንረዳ ብዥታ የሚፈጥርና እንቅፋት የሚሆን ነው፡፡የመለስንም ሞት ተከትሎ የመጣው ለውጥ ጭራሽ የመለስን ራእይ እናስቀጥላለን እናሳካለን በሚል ሸፍጠኛና አደገኛ አካሄድ በዚያው አይነት ሁኔታ መንቀሳቀስ እንጂ መቼ የስርዓት ለውጥ ሆነ፡፡ግለሰቦች የአንድ ስርዓት ወይንም አስተሳሰብ አራማጅ ስለሆኑ የግለሰቦችን ሚና ማናናቅ ተገቢ ባይሆንም ቅሉ ግን ከተገቢው በላይ በግለሰቦች ላይ መጠመድ ግን ተገቢ አይደለም፡፡በኢትዮጵያ የፖለቲካ ባህል ውስጥ አንድ የታዘብኩት ነገር በፖለቲካ ምህዳሩ ውስጥ የሚሳተፉት ወይንም ለመሳተፍ የምፍገመገሙት አብዛኞቹ ፖለቲከኞችና ምሁራን ስለስልጣንና Power ያላቸው አመለካከትና ግንዛቤ ከላይ ከአናት ላይ ካላ ስልጣን ጋር ብቻ በማያያዝ እጅግ የተንሸዋረረ ነው፡፡ሰዎች የአንድ አስተሳሰብ ወይንም ስርዓት ዋና አመንጪ ሃይል ወይንም በተባባሪነት የዚያ አስተሳሰብና ስርዓት አስፈፃሚና ተግባራዊ ማድረጊያ መሳሪያ ናቸው፡፡ከዚህ በመነጨም ዋናው አናት ላይ ካለ የሥልጣን ወንበር ላይ ተቀምጠው ምንም ሃይል የሌላቸው የሌሎች አሻንጉሊቶች ወይንም ጉዳይ አስፈፃሚዎች እንዳሉ ሁሉ ማንነታቸው ለህዝብ ፈፅሞ ሳይታወቅ በሀገርና በህዝብ አጠቃላይ ህልውና ደህንነትና ህይወት ላይ ከፍተኛ ተፅእኖ መፍጠር የሚችሉ ስብስቦችም አሉ፡፡ስለዚህም ግለሰቦች ላይ ከማተኮር ይልቅ ስርዓት ወይንም System ላይ ብናተኩር የተሻለ ነው፡፡The other this is we have to be able to discern the difference between “Things as ENDS” and “Things as MEANS” so that we do not spend our energy and resources unnecessarily by confusing the two things.ለምሳሌ የምርጫ ዲሞክራሲ በራሱ የመጨረሻ ግብ “Things as ENDS”
    ሳይሆን ባብዛኛው ለሌላ ተከታይ ግብ እንደ መሸጋገሪያ ድልድይ ወይንም “Things as MEANS” ነው፡፡ሰዎች በዚህ ምድር ላይ ሲኖሩ ለህይወታቸው የሚያስፈለጉት ዋና ዋና መሰረታዊ ፍላጎቶች (Material Needs Vs Spiritual and Emotional Needs) ናቸው፡፡ስልጣን ላይ ያሉና የሚወጡ አገዛዞችም አምባገንን ተባሉ ዲሞክራሲያዊ በዋናነት ሊመዘኑ የሚገባቸው እነዚህን የሰው ልጆች የመጨረሻ ግቦች የሆኑትን መሰረታዊ ፍላጎቶች (Material Needs Vs Spiritual and Emotional Needs) ምን ያህል ማሟላት ችለዋል ወይንም ለማሟላት ይፈልጋሉ ጥረት ያደርጋሉ ከሚለው አንፃር ነው፡፡ከዚህ በመነጨም ነው የምእራቡን አለም ለዲሞክራሲና ለሰብዓዊ መብት ጠበቃነት የምንመዝነው እንጂ ነገሮችን ምእራባውያን መንግስታት ለራሳቸው በሚመቻቸውና እራሳቸው በፈጠሩት የዲሞክራሲና የሰብዓዊ መብት የራሳቸው መዝገበ-ቃላት አይደለም፡፡ጋዳፊ 42 ዓመት ያስተዳደረውን የገዛ ሀገሩን ህዝብ እንጭራቅ ሊበላ ነውና አለም ይህንን ተረድቶ የሊቢያን ህዝብ በጋዳፊ ከመበላትና ከመጥፋት ሊያድን ይገባል ብለው አዋጅ አስነግረው ሲያበቁ ምእራባውያን በኔቶ አመካኝነት ጣልቃ ገብተው ሲያበቁ በሊቢያና ህዝቡ ላይ የተፈጠረው ግን ከሰብዓዊ መብት ከዲሞክራሲና ከነፃነት ጋር ተፃራሪ የሆነ ነው፡፡ጋዳፊ በስልጣን ዘመኑ የመሰረተው የሊቢያ መሰረተ ልማት ሁሉ በቦምብ እንዲፈራርስ ተደረገ፡፡ጋዳፊም በስተመጨረሻ ኢ-ሰብዓዊ በሆነ ሁኔታ ተገቢው ፍትህና አለም አቀፍ ፍርድ ቤት ሳይቀርብና ሰራ የተባለው ወንጀል ይፋ ሳይወጣና ሳይረጋገጥ ነገሩ ሁሉ ተሸፋፍኖ ጋዳፊም በውጪ የደህንነት ሃይሎች ዋና አመራር እንዲገደል ሆነ፡፡ጋዳፊ በገዛ ህዝቡ ላይ ኢ-ሰብዓዊ ስራ ፋፀመ ከተባለ ምላሹ መሆን የነበረበት ሰብዓዊ በሆነ መንገድ ለፍርድ ቀርቦ ይህ ኢ-ሰብዓዊ ወንጀል ተረጋግጦ ተገቢውን ፍርድ መስጠትና ለዓለም ህዝብም ይህንን ማስተማር መሆን ነበረበት እንጂ የአንድን ሉአላዊ ሀገር መሪ ህይወት እንደ ውሻ ቱቦ ውስጥ መግደል የምእራቡን አለም ሰብዓዊነትና ዲሞክራሲያዊነት ሳይሆን የሚያሳየው በተቃራኒው ያለውን እውነተኛውን የተደበቀ የኢ-ሰብዓዊነት ባህሪ ነው፡፡ለነገሩ እኛም ተማርን ተመራመርን ብለን በራሳችን የሚያግባባን ኢትዮጵያዊና አፍሪካዊ ወግንና ለዛ ከመነጋርና ከመግባባት ይልቅ በእርዳታና ብድር እንደምንወስደው ገንዘብ ሁሉ የራሳቸውን የምእረባውያኑን የብድር መዝገበ-ቃላት መጠቀምን ዋና ምርጫችን ካደረግን ሰነባብተናል፡፡ይህ ባይሆንማ ኖሮ ለሺህ ዓመታት የክርስትናም ሆነ የእስልምና ሃይማኖት በተሰበከባትና ተስማምተውም በሚኖሩባት ሀገረ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ሰብዓዊነትንና የሰብዓዊነትን ትርጉም ከሌላ ባእድ ሀገር በብድር ልንወስድና ልንጠቀምበት መከንቱ መፍገምገማችን በራሱ እጅግ ከፍተኛ የሆነ የትወልድ-ዝቅጠት(Generational Systemic Crisis) ውስጥ መሆናችንን የሚያጋልጥ ነው፡፡እውን እንግዳ ተቀባይና አክባሪ የሆኑት የጥንት እናቶቻችን አባቶቻችንና ቅድመ-ትውልዳችን ሰብዓዊነትንና የሰብዓዊነትን ትርጉም ያን ያህል አያውቁትም ነበርን? እውን ሰብዓዊነትንና የሰብዓዊነትን ጥልቅ ትርጉም ዛሬ መማር ያለብን ጥንት በመርዝ ጋዝ ከጨፈጨፉን ከጣሊያኖች ነው ወይንስ ሂሮሽማና ናጋሳኪ ላይ አቶሚክ ቦንብ ከጣሉት አሜሪካኖች ነው?አንዳንድ የፖለቲካና ወታደራዊ ጠብብት እንደሚናገሩት ከሆነ አሜሪካኖች ሂሮሽማና ናጋሳኪ ላይ አቶሚክ ቦንብ የጣሉት ከወታደራዊ ድል አስፈላጊነት ጋር በተያያዘ ሳይሆን ከሳይንሳዊና ከዚያም በዘለለ ከፖለቲካዊ አንደምታ ጋር በተያያዘ እንደሆነ ነው፡፡ይኸውም በዚያን ወቅት ጃፓን ማንሰራራት በማትችልበት ወታደራዊ ሽንፈት ውስጥ ፈፅሞ ስለወደቀች ጃፓን እጅ እንድትሰጥ ለማድረግ አቶሚክ ቦንብ መጠቀም ያን ያህል አስፋላጊ አልነበረም ነው የሚባለው፡፡ነገር ግን ይህ እርምጃ በወቅቱ ከነበረው የታላቋ ሶቭዬት ህብረት ከፍተኛ ወታደራዊ ሃያልነትና (በእርግጥ ከማንም በላይ ለጦርነቱ ከፍተኛ መስዋእትነት የከፈለችውም እራሷ ሶቭዬት ህብረት ነበረች) ተሳትፎ ጋር በተያያዘ አሜሪካኖችና ምእራባውያን የኮሚኒዝምን መስፋፋት በእጅጉ ከመፍራት በመነጨ በጃፓን ላይ የተፈፀመው የአቶሚክ ቦምብ ኢ-ሰብዓዊነትን የተላበሰ ጀብዱ ሶቭዬት ህብረትን በአሜሪካ የአየር ሃይል ወታደራዊ የበላይነት ምክንያት ለማስጠንቀቅና ለማስፈራራት የታቀደ እንደሆነ ነው ጠበብት የሚናገሩት፡፡የሁለተኛውን የዓለም ጦርነት ማብቃት ተከትሎ ወዲያውኑ የቀዝቃዛው ጦርነት የተጀመረበትም አንዱ ዋና ምክንያት ከዚህ ጋር በተያያዘ ጭምር ነበር፡፡ይህንን ሁሉ የምናገረው ከአሜሪካና ምእራባውያን ይህንን አይነት የኮሎኒያሊዝምና ተስፋፊነት ታሪክ እያወቅን እንዴት ነው እውነተኛ ሰብዓዊነትን ልንጠበቅ የምንችለው የሚለውን ለማጠየቅ ነው፡፡ነው ወይንስ ነፃነት ፍትህ ሰላም ሰብዓዊነት ዲሞክራሲ እንደ ብድሩና እርዳታው ሁሉ እነዚህም እሴቶች በሳምሶናይት ተጭነው መምጣት የሚችሉና እንደ ሸቀጥ እቃ የሚታደሉን ናቸውን?አለምና የሰው ልጅ ሁሉ እንደ ድር እርስ በርሱ የተሳሰረ አንድ እንደመሆኑ መጠን አንዳችን ለአንዳችን እናስፈልጋለንና በጋራ ለጋራ ህልውና ደህንነት እሴት አላማ ፍላጎት ጥቅም አብሮ በመከባበረን በመዋደድ መስራት ግድ ይላል፡፡ነገር ግን አሁን ባለው የዓለም ስርዓትና የሃይል አሰላለፍ እይታ ግን የሰው ልጅና ሰብዓዊነት ከምንጊዜውም በላይ ከፍተኛ አደጋ ውስጥ የወደቀበት ዘመን ነው፡፡እነ ፕሮፌሰር አለማየውና ሌሎችም ተመሳሳይ ስለ ኢኮኖሚው ሳይንስም ሆነ ስለ ፖለቲካው ሳይንስ የሚያወሩት ወሬ በትምህርት ቤት በቲዎሪ ደረጃ እንደ እኔ ያለውን የዋህ ተማሪ እያስተማሩ ለተማሪው ማርክ ከማግኛነት በዘለለ በተግባር በምድር ላይ ከሚታየው ጋር የሚጣጣም ለመሆኑ በጣም የሚያጠራጥር ነው፡፡እኛ የምሁራኖቻችንን እውቀት ለመፈታትን ወይንም ለማጣጣል ሳይሆን በቲዎሪ ደረጃ የሚወራው መልካም ነገር ሁሉ ግን ተግባራዊ ሊሆን አልቻለም የሚለውን ለማጠየቅ ነው፡፡ስለነፃ-ገበያ ስርዓት(Free Market Economy) ላለፉት 21 ዓመታት በትምህርት ቤትም በሚዲያም በፖለቲካውም በኢንተርቴይንመት ኢንደስትሪውም ወዘተ ተለፈለፈልን በተግባር ግን የሚታየው በነፃ-ገበያ ስም በአደባባይ ነፃ-ውንብድናና ነፃ-ዝርፊያ ሲካሄድ ነው፡፡ስለ ዲሞክራሲና ስለ ሰብዓዊ መብትም ያለው ተመሳሳይ ነው፡፡ሰዎች እውነተኛ የኢኮኖሚ ነፃነት ከሌላቸው እንዴት ተብሎ ነው ስለ እውነተኛ የፖለቲካ ነፃነት ስለ ዲሞክራሲና ስለ-ሰብዓዊ መብት መናገር የሚቻለው?የምእራቡን አለም በተለይም አሜሪካንንና እንግሊዝን መሰረት ያደረገው የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ኒዎ-ሊበራል ኒዎ-ኮሎኒያሊዝም ኢምፔሪያሊስታዊ አሰራር በተፈጥሮውና ውስጣዊ አሰራሩ የታዳጊውን አለምም ሆነ መላውን የአለም ህዝብ እውነተኛ ኢኮኖሚያዊ ነፃነት የሚነፍግ ነው፡፡በራሱ አሜሪካንን ጨምሮ በምእራቡ አለም የነበረው ህዝብን ተጠቃሚ ያደረገ የWelfare-State አሰራር እስከተወሰነ የቀዝቃዛው ጦርነት ማክተምና የሶሻሊስቱ ብሎክ ጊዚያዊ ውድቀት ድረስ ሊዘልቅ የቻለው በራሱ የሶቭዬት ህብረትን የሶሻሊስት ስርዓት ወደ ምስራቅ አውሮፓና ከዚያም በዘለለ መስፋፋት ከመፍራት በመነጨ ነበር፡፡ስለዚህም ጥራዝ-ነጠቅና አንዳንዴም የራሳቸው የምእራቡ አለም መንግስታትና የካፒታሊስቱ ኤሊቶች አገልጋይ የሆኑ አደርባይ ቅጥረኛ ምሁራኖቻችን ሶሻሊዝም ማለት እስታሊን ማለት ነው ሶሻሊዝም ማለት ደርግ ማለት ነው እያሉ ሶሻሊዝምን በሰይጣን እየመሰሉ እንደሚያራግቡት ሳይሆን የሶሻሊስቱ ብሎክ መኖር በራሱ የምእራቡን አለም በተፈጠሮው ነጭ የሆነ ካፒታሊስት ስርዓት በትክክለኛ መስመር ለብዙሃኑ በሚጠቅም መንገድ ጭምር እየተገራ እንዲሰራ አስገዳጅነት ሚና ሲጫወት የነበረና ወደፊትም ይህ አማራጭ እስካልቀረበ ድረስ ዲሞክራሲ ሰብዓዊ መብት እያሉ በደረቁ ማላዘን ትርጉም ባለው ነገር ለዘለቄታው ያን ያህል የሚፈይደው ነገር እንደሌለ በቅጡ የተረዱ አይመስሉም፡፡እውነትና ንጋት እያደር እንዲሉ እነ ማርክስና ሌኒን ዘመን አይሽሬ በሆነው አስተሳሰባቸውና ፍልስፍናቸው ስለ አለም አቀፍ ስርዓቶች(ሶሻሊዝም ካፒታሊዝም) ያስቀመጡት ነገር ዛሬ የአደባባይ ሚስጥር እየሆነ ነው፡፡አዎ ማለትም የፋይናንስ ካፒታልና የምርት ሃሎች(Productive Forces) ሁሉ በጥቂት የካፒታሊስቱ ልሂቃን ሞኖፖላዊ የዘመናዊ ባርነት ቁጥጥር ስር እስካሉ ድረስ ስለ ሰብዓዊ መብት ስለዲሞክራሲ ስለነፃነት ስለፍትህ ዝም ብሎ ማቀንቀን ትርጉመ ቢስ ነገር ነው፡፡ቢያንስ ቢያንስ ሃላፊነትና ታማኝነት ባለው መንግስት ስር የሚተዳደሩ የመንግስት የልማት ድርጅቶችና የህዝብ የልማት ድርጅቶች ከግሉ ዘርፍ ጋር ባልተናነሰ እንደ ደርግ ዘመን መስፋፋትና መስራት መቻል አለባቸው፡፡ለምሳሌ ለእነደኛ አይነት ታዳጊ ሀገር 40 ፐርሰንት የግል ዘርፍ 60 ፐርሰንት የመንግስት ዘርፍ ጤናማና የተመጣጣነ ቅይጥ ኢኮኖሚ በመሆን ትክክለኛ Check and Balance ያለው ሶሻል ኢኮኖሚ ለመመስረት ያስችላል፡፡ለአንድ ህዝብና ዜጋ ተገቢውን ዳቦ መጠለያና የዜግነት ክብር ለመስጠት ባልቻለ ስርዓት ውስጥ እንዴት ተብሎ ነው ስለ እውነተኛ ሰብዓዊ መብትና ስለዲሞክራሲና ነፃ-ፕሬስ አፍን ሞልቶ ለመናገር የሞራል መሰረትና ብቃት ሊኖረን የሚችለው እረ?ሆድን በጎመን ቢደልሉት ጉልበት በዳገት ይለግማል እንዲሉ ዛሬ ዘረኛው ዘራፊው ቅጥረኛው ወያኔ የህዝቡ የህልውናና የደህንነት መሰረት የሆነውን የኢኮኖሚ መሰረት ሁሉ በሞኖፖል ተቆጣጥሮ ስለያዘውና ህዝቡም በኑሮው ክፉኛ ስለተዳቀቀና ሞራሉ ስለወደቀ ለአመፅ የሚሆን ጉልበት እንኳን እያጣ ዘመናዊ የእጅ አዙር የውክልና ቅኝ ግዛት ውስጥ ነው ያለው፡፡እንደ ቤተሰብ አምባገነን የሚባል ሃይለኛ የቤተሰብ አባወራ እንኳን ለቤተሰቡ እህል ውሃ አይከለክልምና በደርግ ዘመንም የነበረው የዚህ ተመሳሳይ ነበርና ደርግ ዲሞክራሲና ነፃ-ፕሬስ ቢያፍንም ቅሉ ግን የህዝቡን የዜግነት ክብር በሚነካና ስብእናን በሚያዋርድ ደረጃ ባለ የኢኮኖሚ ዘረኝነት ጭቆናና ምዝበራ ፈፅሞ አላካሄደም ነበር፡፡ደርግ የፓርቲ አባል ካልሆንክ ስራ አታገኝም ስንዴና ዘይት አታገኝም ፈፅሞ አላላም፡፡ከስልጣኑ ጋር በተያያዘ ለሚመጣበት ምህረት የሌለው ቢሆንም ቅሉ ግን ደርግ ቢያንስ የሚያስተዳድርውን ዜጋና ህዝብ እንደራሱ ዜጋና ህዝብ የሚያይ አገዛዝ ነው፡፡አንድ ወቅት ትንሹ ጆርጅ ቡሽ “You are either with us or with the terrorists” እንዳሉት ወያኔ በአሁኑ ወቅትም የሚያራምደው ተመሳሳዩን ነውና የወያኔን ፖለቲካ የማያራምድ ስራ ዳቦ ስንዴ ቤት ወዘተ ማግኘት አይችልም፡፡ጥቁር በጥቁር ላይ የዘመተበትና በተለይም ቅጥረኛውና ዘረኛው ዘራፊው ወያኔ በተለየ መንገድ በምስኪኑ ኢትዮጵያዊው አማራው ላይ የዘመተበትና ዘመናዊ አፖርታይድ ተግባራዊ እየሆነ ያለው አሁን ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ነው፡፡ስለዚህም የኢትዮጵያን ጉዳይ በሚመለከት አሁን ኢትዮጵያ ያለችበት ሁኔታ ቅጥረኛው ዘረኛውና ዘራፊው ወያኔ በውክልና ቅኝ ግዛት ስልት የአለቆቹን የምእራባውያንን አለም አቀፍ የግሎባል ካፒታሊዝም ኒዎ-ሊበራል ኒዎ-ኮሎኒያሊዝም ኢምፔሪያሊስታዊ ፕሮጀክት በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መንገድ እያስፈፀመባት ያለች ከፈጣሪ በስተቀር ሌላ ማንም ጠበቃ የሌላት ሆና ነው፡፡እውነታው ይህ ነው፡፡የአፍሪካ ጠበቃ የሆኑት የእነ ጋዳፊ አሳዛኝና አሳፋሪ መጨረሻም በአፍሪካ የዘመናዊ ቅኝ ግዛት ዳግም ሀ-ብሎ መስፋፋት ዋና ዋዜማ እንጂ እንደሚባለው የሰብአዊ መብትና ዲሞክራሲ ጎህ መቅደጃ ምእራፍ አይደለም፡፡ውድ ፀሃፊ ሆይ እረ ለመሆኑ በሰብዓዊ መብት(Humanitarian Mission) ሽፋን በተባበሩት መንግስታት በኮፊ አናን የዋና ፀኃፊነት ዘመን የፀደቀው R2P(Responsibility To Protect) ቅኔው ምን እንደሆነ በቅጡ ተረድተሃልን?The irony behind the R2P(Responsibility To Protect) is in such a way that the responsibility to protect the entire 3rd world nation is bestowed upon on the hands of the West. So the West has any moral and legal basis to make any arbitrary interventionist moves against any sovereign nation State any time it is deemed by the West that human right is violated. So America and the West shall never ever be on the side of Brave Africans and 3rd world nationalists who are resistant and who are not subservient to Global Capitalisms Neo-Liberal and Neo-Colonialism Imperialistic projects already underway.
    So the problem is Global Capitalism and the solution is the revival of 21st century version of Global Socialism that is mighty,matured and COOL that was once doomed to fail by the very sabotage of crafty and mighty Global Capitalism and it failed temporarily not just because it was bad but just because it was premature at that time to resist the challenges of mighty and crafty Global Capitalism.

    God Bless Ethiopia!!!

  6. Stand by us?
    | #6

    We should ask ourselves: why as a country we need aid …..aid …. aid … assistance … aid? Hope the discussion below gives some answers.


    Thank you

  7. Stand by us?
  8. Stand by us?
    | #8

    If you believe the rich-countries’ political actions are based on moral grounds then professor world history and some of today events do not support your theory.

    I could have come with more lists of evidences to challenge your arguments but I thought the following are enough to persuade you not to count them as

    1. Belgium Queen on tax evasion

    2. Australia Coal seam gas brings jobs and wealth but also disasters to people health and the environment. Look how the Australian citizen are being treated for protesting through providing evidences.


    3. French fighter planes in Mali- is it colonialism, really protecting people of Mali or French companies?


    4. Foreigners in sudan- What were they doing?


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