Defiance in Action.

September 28th, 2013 Print Print Email Email

  1. aha!
    | #1

    The only popular uprising to freedom before democracy and justice that brings about radical change to the constitution and with it the TPLF/eprdf regime and its mirror image OPDM/EFDF/FDD/fdre, as well as Ginbot-7 or AFD2 is only when all the parties and factions in the armed struggle coalesce under the national agenda with goals for unity, territorial integrity, sovereignty of Ethiopia and Ethiopians, where the last item refers to individual freedom, liberty and equality to super cede ethnic and secessionist rights leading up to a constitution centered around individual rights, rather than ethnic federalism, secessionism and totalitarianism/State capitalism for free market capitalism and democratic rule/democracy to prevail for the silent majority of Ethiopians, not under the current scenario, where ESAT and ethiomedia is being saturated by UDJP of the prodemocracy movements and Ginbot 7/AFD2, in collaboration with Eritrea at the pre text of Enemy of my enemy is my friend” with its subliminal messages about demands for “yekilil mengistats ikulinet mebit mekeber and opening up of political space” in the context of bringing about democracy and justice, when the demand is for individual freedom, Ethiopian nationalism/Ethiopiawinet and the sovereignty of Ethiopia under the federation of the original provinces of assorted ethnic groups, rather ethnic federalism, secessionism and totalitarianism and/or state capitalism built into the constitution, which set up a prelude to secessionism and future boundary disputes and precedence for ethnic cleansing.

  2. Ittu Aba Farda
    | #2

    Groups such this one that believe in non-violent struggle will have my support. But those individuals or a member of any group that advocate or condone violence as a means to bring about a political change back home will not muster any of my support. As I said before many times our people has seen enough violence and went through unconscionable hardships as a result of such political violence. Violence begot violence; Violence begot pitching harmonious people against each other; Violence begot societies getting ripped off their sensible values. I can’t start to comprehend what a society would our country turn out to be if for every political change, violence is the only means to end it. Just look at the next door. Name any of them. Somalia, Sudan, Southern Sudan ae sitting on each side of the border broiled in a never-ending violence. Now Kenya is tittering on the edge. It gives me chills in my spine and nightmarish nights if violence is imbued in the psyche of our youth as the only tool to bring about a regime change. I personally hold all those who advocate violence as the only form of struggle responsible for the youth who will lose their lives or well-beings. History will hold them responsible for wanton bloodshed that will uselessly flow. They will not get any of my support and not even one red cent. In my advanced age, I have seen many and many young individuals losing their priceless lives for just causes but being driven into senseless forms of violent struggle. They shed their sacred blood in vain. I still remember faces of those bright individuals from back in the early to mid 1970′s who marched into smoldering flames bare-handed to their deaths. They were told by leaders of their group that their individual sacrifice will produce thousands of more replacements. They could have been one of me with families and grown up children. I have asked some individuals back home in the 1990’s if they can find the names of those well educated persons are on the list of victims of the Red Terror. A lot of them were indeed there on the list. I sobbed and did so bitterly. Quite a few of them were Summa cum laude, magna cum laude graduates of famous universities here in the West. They took the writings of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Mao so literally that they surged ahead to their deaths. Just imagine if they were all still alive. Just imagine!!! It brings tears to my eyes still remembering them. The irony of their unfortunate and fruitless demise is that some of the leaders of their group have shrewdly survived and written books still unapologetic about their deadly mistakes. They still have their feet anchored in that archaic leftist stubbornness and blaming others as the primary cause for the one-sided bloodbaths. They sent those young gullible individuals into the lion’s den barehanded known very well that it would mean their demise without a doubt. That is why I hate violence. I despise it and those who promote it!!! No more violence!!!

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