Getting to know me better. By Yilma Bekele

August 30th, 2014 Print Print Email Email

I am in the process of weaning myself from my daily dose of reading about the madness of Woyane. It is not easy. After over two decades of being visually, mentally and spiritually assaulted regarding the evil nature of the Tigray peoples liberation front I am desperately trying to go cold turkey. There was no one spared from informing me everything about the all-powerful, omnipotent Woyane and its evil ways. Even the ‘venerable’ VOA was caught spinning.

It wasn’t not long ago that I used to smoke cigarettes. It is was a nasty addiction. I was able to quit on my third attempt. I stopped cold turkey. I also stopped drinking anything with caffeine and sugar added to reduce the craving for nicotine. It was not easy at all considering how long I have smoked. Picking up the phone, drinking coffee, reading a good book, with a beer, after a good meal were all tied to smoking a cigarette. A hard habit to break but I won.

I figured this new habit I have acquired of filling my head with Woyane atrocity requires the same treatment that I used to cleanse myself of tobacco addiction. This is the first week since I have restricted my habit of having to read, sit and listen or discuss what Woyane is up to. I stopped being the admirer and consumer of Woyane folklore. Like the method I used to quit smoking I made a list of places and situations to help my addiction withdrawal process. No I would not disclose my list, it would certainly be embarrassing. Let us just say I was not aware of the number of self-loathing friends I associated with. Today I am finding that I have lots of free time that I can use to know myself better and have conversations about myself.

So you took it literally didn’t you? I am not that narcissistic for your information. I was referring to our country Ethiopia. Of course I am assuming we share a common disdain to the TPLF Party. When I said time to ‘know myself better and have conversations about myself’ it is our country I am thinking about. Time to talk about the things we are doing and the things we have already accomplished and most of all the things we have to do today to make tomorrow a better day for all the children of mother Ethiopia.

Tuesday was a very important day for us marginalized Ethiopians. It is the day that three forces came together to continue the ongoing struggle and fight as one to liberate our country from Woyane rule. Ethiopian Patriotic Front (EPPF) Ginbot7 Movement for Justice and Democracy (G7) and Amhara Democratic Forces Movement (ADFM) announced their determination to topple the minority based government by any means necessary including force. You can read their common communique on all the independent Web sites. http://www.ginbot7pf.org/
It is one great step towards our goal of creating the future all inclusive Democratic Ethiopia. I know plenty about G7, I would consider myself informed about EPPF and I am aware that ADFM emerged after the 2005 elections.

I was baptized regarding civil disobedience for the second time by no other than Kinijit and the new found hope it brought to our poor people during the 2005 General elections. I always think that to be the watershed moment for the elevated yearning for freedom and dignity we feel in our country today. After a long period of poverty of thought and action Kinijit brought vibrancy, hope and life to our country.

The ray of hope shone for a brief moment in time where we actually thought we could be able to elect those that would administer our affairs on our behalf. The dream came true. Our people voted and we won. The adage ‘it is not in the voting but the counting that matters’ proved itself. Ouch that hurts. However brief the light of freedom was, it left a mark on our body politic. Things have never been the same since Ginbot of 2005. We might not be wide awake but we show signs of life.

Tuesday is a continuation of that work on our ever rising demand for real freedom of mind and body. The merger of these three organizations is the precursor to what good things are about to happen in our country. I am making such statement because I have witnessed what G7 can do when it sets its mind to it. From experience I have come to realize G7 does not do things quickly to score cheap points. They are not into theatrics where they perform some action to make us feel god momentarily and wither away before the honeymoon is over.

They correctly identified the lack of media as our primary problem and went about a systematic way to make it come true. Today our people are informed about their own affairs more than any time in our history. We are the beneficiary of that smart way of result oriented action. Based on the objective situation in our ancient land again they came to the conclusion that Woyane is not the type of enemy that is imbued with the fear of God or People and the only way to remove it from power was by force. To that end G7 Popular Forces was established to take the struggle on a new path. Last Tuesday’s announcement is part of that vision of taking the struggle to a higher plane one step at a time. I believe this decision to be very monumental and will set the new direction our movement will follow.

We have plenty to talk about without bringing Woyane and their little puppies into the picture. There is no red blooded Ethiopian that is not aware of the destructive nature of the criminals in charge. Our people at home live a disturbing life every single day and we in the Diaspora no matter how comfortable on the outside go to bed knowing all is not well with our people. We fret a lot, blame much and are always suspicious of each other’s aims and motives. All this drama and ill feeling is because we allow Woyane lies, Woyane logic and Woyane virus to enter our life. It has no redeeming value except make us feel hopeless and force us to resign from life.
This is the reason I am struggling to shield myself from Woyane propaganda. This is the reason I have decided to take this new road that is closed to Woyane. When I have so many good news to celebrate, plenty of accomplishments to recognize, and a never ending beautiful things to learn I felt polluting my brain with negativity and nihilism to be a disservice to myself, my family, friends and my country.

The communique also said that the three groups are working with others to set the stage for further unity. There are plenty that have organized to challenge the minority regime. We have been working in small groups for a long time which has made the Woyane regime look stronger than it really is. Andenet, Semayawi Party, TPDM, OLF, Afar Liberation Front, Ogaden Liberation Front Sidama Liberation Front to mention a few are waging a relentless war. It is refreshing to know that efforts are made to bring all under one umbrella and deal a decisive blow against our weak enemy.

When we focus our brain on our own issue there is a higher chance we would arrive at a better and smarter solution to whatever is bothering us. If we allow outside noise and useless and frivolous propaganda to sip it contaminates our thinking process and we end up dispensing garbage and useless solutions to what is ailing us. That is exactly what I am attempting to avoid, toxic ideas and thoughts entering my brain. I want to cleanse my body and soul from defeatist, depressing and diseased ideas.

Weaning oneself from addiction is not an easy matter. Learning new behavior is not a walk in the park. But some things have to be done. There is a price involved. It is for each one of us to weigh the benefit or harm based on our own values. I value being free. I also value the freedom of others. In our case Woyane group using force is denying us our freedom. Anyone motivated enough and kills to have power over another human being is not likely to sit down and try to resolve the conflict in a peaceful manner. Thus it is highly unlikely the current regime would willingly vacate or share power. It is up to the individual to regain freedom ‘by whatever means necessary’ like Malcolm said.

There are people that believe Woyane will come to its senses and accept the rule of law. I do not see any problem with that. The probability that would happen is nil. If history is a lesson there has never been a totalitarian dictatorship that handed power due to attack of conscience. That is my belief. But I would not think of opposing someone that is working to bring change using such means. I would not dare second guess my friend nor give advice on how to go about it. I would honor his/her wish which I believe was arrived at after a long process of contemplation any hope it comes true. I would do my best to help since we share the goal of witnessing a free Ethiopia.

That is also why I would not dare utter a word to the newly established Front on how to go about doing the business of the people. Since I believe on the road they are travelling, since I have followed their progress and I am very impressed by the growth they have shown I believe my job to be – help them achieve our shared goal of bringing a Free and Democratic Ethiopia. I will discuss the struggle like I am doing now, I will send money when I can afford it and talk to my family and friends to convince them to join the cause of freedom.

The reason I am not giving them tactical advice on the battle with Woyane is because there are plenty of things I am not privy about their capabilities. I agree that is Woyane’s problem too, they see a G7 shadow behind every tree. That should keep them alert. Of course you realize we all benefit from the irrational action due to their perceived G7 strength. That fear forces them to allocate the lion’s share of the budget to security that creates economic problem that in turn creates more instability requiring more expenditure on public security, hope you see the picture. That is the reason they sell land, factories and export basic necessities.
There is a smorgasbord of ideas on the table on how to hit Woyane and I really believe the organization is capable of choosing the best for the situation. As the Americans always say when they want to intimidate an enemy regarding their options to act – nothing is off the table. I feel better already, nothing like talking about yourself and your future. Godspeed my friends. Let us keep in touch.

  1. L.B
    | #1

    Dear Bekele,
    After reading your article as social behavioral professional, it seems to me that your problem merely is not political nor social by its nature, but personal vendetta of some form. Maybe it is helpful if you should visit a shrink before its too late. That is my professional advice to you, take it or leave it is up to you.

  2. Wondemu Ayele
    | #2

    Dear Bekele,

    Who would have thought your “watershed moment” was made possible by those TPLFites you loathe so much. The irony of all ironies. I don’t know what to make about your euphoria when it comes to the yet newly formed coalition. It’s the same deal, garbage in, garbage out. If you think by combining three Shiros from three different pots you will magically make a nice Doro-wot or Kitifo, L.B’s prescription is in order. If anything the merger has given Ginbot7 its proper last name, Amhara, as in “Amhara Democratic Forces Movement”. It is now official beyond any reasonable doubt what this is all about – Amhara elites and neftegan’s wanting the power back. That, my friend, ain’t going to happen as long as EPRDF is in helm of our affairs. We all have moved on. The EPRDF or TPLF need not to change, you are the one who needs some growing up. Try to sober up first in order to think clearly. In your pathetic attempt to glorify a dull ” methodical achievement “, you told us how proud we should be to have ESAT thanks to the great sacrifice of Ginbot7, really? That is what you have in store for the Ethiopian people? I judge people by the accompany they keep, by that measure alone you failed the smell taste in a spectacular fashion. After all, you may want go back to your old habits – by the way was this before Denver or after? Upgrade is warranted if you are not already there.

  3. Dawi
    | #3

    First off It is nice to see Yelma back here after a long absence.

    [[..The reason I am not giving them tactical advice on the battle with Woyane is because there are plenty of things I am not privy about their capabilities..]]

    Considering how many times such type of coalitions are formed and “abandoned quickly” or not heard from after their first formations your doubting of their “capabilities” is an under statement.

    Others like Prof. Muse who have been there and done that consider such coalitions as “hot air” or a propaganda of EPLF/Shabia. I am sorry to say but tend to go along with that because the guy seems to back it up with good logic and some facts. I have thought of that Prof. as a loony in the past, mainly of his attire (yellow crazy looking jump suit!) distracting me from his thoughts; on top of that his unconventional presentation on youtube wasn’t appealing to me but lately somehow I overcame that and started listening to his opinion and was very humbled to say the least.

    [[..That fear forces them to allocate the lion’s share of the budget to security that creates economic problem that in turn creates more instability requiring more expenditure on public security, hope you see the picture. That is the reason they sell land, factories and export basic necessities...]]

    I don’t know about you but if I were you I wouldn’t complain of the “security” budget considering we exist in a tough neighborhood. I am sure you have read how much our neighbor Kenya envy’s the relative peace of the “Woyane land”. What I don’t understand is why not give credit where credit is due or at least stop talking negative to something “Woyane” does well?

    Security is their forte and you know it.

  4. Amare
    | #4

    @ Yelma Bekale,

    I congratulate you for defeating your narcotic dependency, but FYI- long term/hard core narcotic dependent individuals may not recover their full mental capacity even after they recover their addictions, and that explains your irrational short comings on your blabber articles.
    Please learn to be responsible citizen and do not pass your irresponsible narcotic dependency life style to your children if they are not learned already normalize your addiction by simply being around you.

  5. Dawi
    | #5

    I have to thank Yelma for continuing to engage us on his thoughts; it is not an easy thing to do. I hope his sometimes absence from here is not because we are hard on him. Compare him to those who instead have started writing ” My Commentary on My Commentaries”? Really?

    They seem to not answer to anyone except themselves. I guess, when you are full of yourself, you benefit from the “self-deception” about your own abilities and seem to be energized to produce commentary after commentary ad nauseam than those folks with more realistic assessments of their own talents.

    Keep us the good work & don’t mind us my brother!

  6. Ancient-Yeha.eu
    | #6

    ማሌሊት ንዝኾነ ሎሚ ተቓዋሚ እየ ብሃላይ, ፅባሕ ግና ተዓሳቢ ኾይኑ ተሽበድባዲ ኢት…. ብፍርቂ ኪሎ በርበረ ወይድማ ብኺሎ ሽሮ ክትገዝኦ ክሳብ ዝኽኣለት እዋናት, ኹሉ ነገር “ሲሮጡ የታጠቁት ሲሮጡ ይፈታል” ኮይኑ ከምዝተርፍ ናይ ቅድሚ ሕጂ ተኣኻኺቦም ተበታተንቲ ቁጥር የለሽ ሓይልታትን ከምኡ’ውን ውልቀሰባዊ ርክባት ምስክርና እዮም::

    ከምኡ ክሳብ ዝኾነ ግዜ እቲኦም ካብ ኩናተታት ንብረቱ “ሁለት ወፍጮነት” ሓራ ከውፅኡና እዮም ኢልና ዝተፀበናዮም, ከመይ ገይሮም ብሽምና ብዝመፅአ ገንዘብ ገይሮም ባንክታት ወፃኢ ዓለም ከም ዝምግቡ ተመልከቲ ኮይና ጥራሕ ክንተርፍ ዲና!!??

    ምኒልክ is successful in his politics of “ትግሬን ማድቀቅ ነው”:: “ፖለቲካዊ መራሕትና”, those composed of ሓሳድነት-ባንዳነት are (im Geiste-ጀርመን እንዲለው) the most poor people of this earth.እውነትም መናጢዎች!! ካብ እተወለዱሉን ማሌሊቶም ዘዋደቡሉን እዋናት ጀሚሮም: ከምዙይ እንዶ ግበረሉ ምእንታን ክጥዕሞ ከይኮነስ, ከምዙይ ዘይትገብሮ ምእንታን ክጨንቆሞ ክጠፍእ, ጥራሕ ዝኾነ ጭርሕኦም!! ህዝቢ ትግራይ, ጀግንነትካ መላገፂ ናይ መንፈሰ ድኻታትዶ ኮይኑ ተረፈ……..!

    “There are people that believe Woyane will come to its senses and accept the rule of law. I do not see any problem with that. The probability that would happen is nil.”

    ካብኦም ሓደ ነይረ::እሞ ምንም ተስፋ የለን ማለት ድዩ, በቃ ንመዋእልኡ nil!!??

  7. yilmab
    | #7

    To say Dawi is the ring leader of those I would like to stay away from is an understatement. His job is to belittle our efforts tell ‘bere welede’ stories regarding his hero the late ‘what’s his name’ and dig out useless statics to quote out of context. His last statement is the best reflection regarding the delusional nature of Dawi and his Woyane cadre friends. He wrote ‘Security is their forte and you know it.’ Two sides to that statement. First Woyane is good at security when it comes to killing unarmed citizens in your won country. The Ethiopian people are dying because they are not armed but when the playing field becomes level then we will see. Second Woyane is cry baby when it comes defending from out side threat. Witness how they started a war with our cousins from the North and we have to come to their rescue. May be we should have left them be and get kicked around for a year or so before liberating them. You are biting the hand that saved your ass from Shabia spanking.

  8. Zerfu Tadesse
    | #8

    @yilmab

    I am not sure what you are taking about but I found your statement dishonest and incoherent. First of, Dawi is one of the guys with sound arguments backed up by facts. You may not agree with what he is saying, but to say “bere welede” in describing him is outrageous. As to your denial of “woynes forte” when it comes to security, my only question would be what took you so long then? If you cannot admit this obvious fact, then what else is there left from your sorry soul? Not only are they the best in what they doing, they also are becoming the envy of most if not all African countries. Did I mention their exemplary involvement in all the peace keeping missions around the continent? I am also glad to hear your acknowledgment of your “cousins” from the north. Who would have thought the Eritreans will be your close blood relatives than the once who are leading your 90+ million people? It must be the bloody Assab – just wondering. As to your bravado of “we/you” saving them, the ones who could have explained what has transpired didn’t live long enough to tell the story. It is this delusional thinking of yours what makes you fantasize that you will win from the comfort of your western villages. As much as you try to put smiles on Issays Aferwki, even by his standards he will not miss the mockery in your tall tale story.

  9. Dawi
    | #9

    Brother Yelma,

    That is exactly what I am talking about. You are not afraid to engage your thoughts with us.

    Believe you me it is not meant to be little anyone on my part because you are the other side of the coin of what I call my “critical thinking”. The truth is I genuinely feel good in presenting the realistic strength of that person I admired. I wish those of you who criticize him walked a mile in his shoes; considering he led a group of fifth graders with big hearts and only became the top dog a lot later in his reign; seeing the extent of implementation done of the developmental vision he coined for Africa before he passed away was extraordinary to put it mildly as Ermias revealed in his book. BTW, I have started feeling the same way about HIM and other leaders.

    So in all honesty, the extent of my “bere welede” on the great man in this forum is minuscule!

    Having said that, I do understand passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to many with an empty life.

  10. anon
    | #10

    yilmab]
    I concur with your assessment. But then I know who I am dealing with: members of weyane. Even if we are given one hundred more years to be around and Ethiopians and weyanes continue to debate issues regarding Ethiopia and how to run the nation, I am convinced that even in 100 years not one weyane will change his mind. The weyanes come in to this forums for one purpose, to reassure that they are on the side of truth. And they will argue the die is cast it is either weyne’s way or no way. For this reason I advice Ethiopian opposition supporters it may be all right to express our views on diverse issues with weyanes. However, when it comes to military issue, I know it is tempting to defend Ethiopia and her heroism, please don’t even be bothered to debate with weynes. For 23 long years they have lectured us that heroism starts and ends with TPLF. We know the whole truth. TPLF lip frogged over EPLF to reach Addis. Not to mention the fact she bribed her way corrupt Derg generals and used Ethiopian opposition forces as a cover to mislead Ethiopian public. I advise all opposition supporters leave the TPLF to feed on her own bravado as she is accustomed.
    We must leave the military affair for the Ethiopian patriots and experts who are already on the ground. I repeat please don’t debate this issues on line. Whatever TPLF wants to know must find it on her own intelligence work. Dawi and other cadres who spent their great deal of time on line are just doing that. In due time we will see who will come out to be victories.

  11. Dula
    | #11

    @Dawi

    Are u out of your mind or are just the usual stupid man that I know. You may have your disapproval of the new merger, but how can G7 be “Amhara elites and neftega”. Aren’t at least three of its top level leaders from the South (Birhanu, Tadesse Biru, and Efrem). Are you telling me Efrem madebo is neftega? I think you are using your bottom to think and your top to defecate

  12. Dawi
    | #12

    Yelma said:

    [[..You are biting the hand that saved your ass from Shabia spanking…]]

    I get the human right issue regarding “security” & I won’t argue with you on that.

    Having said that, remember it was not the man’s choice to go to war; he was known to be soft on Eritrea and not preparing for skirmish with our cousins and finally for stopping the war after the invader was expelled. His rivals in TPLF walked out after 2 decades and with just two votes he consolidated his power and the rest is history. The developmental state vision started rolling out from then on forward “officially”.

    Therefore I suggust you should blame your friends that walked out without their shirts, for “biting your hands”?

  13. Ancient-Yeha.eu
    | #13

    ከምዝሪኦ ዘሎኹ, ብዙሓት ካብ ደናቑር ጀሚሮም ክሳብ ፕሮፈሶራት ኢትዮጵያውያን, ንሰራዊት ህወሓት 5ይ ክፍሊ እኻ ዘይበፅሑ እዮም ኢሎም ንኽፀርፍዎምስ ክሽብድበዱ ይንበቡ:: ትምህርተ ፍልጠት ንኽረኽቡ ዕድል ንዘይረኸቡ ዜጋታት ርህራሄ ክንዲምርኣይስ እንደገና ድማ ፀርፍን ምንሻውን!? ክንደይ ፐርሰንት ኢትዮጵያዊ ኸ’እዩ ናይ ትምህርቲ ዕድል ዝረኸበ? ቅድም ክብል እንተሎ, ደቆም ነቶም “የጣልያን ጠላቶች የኛም ጠላቶች ናቸው” ብሃልቲ ጥራሕ ናይ ትምህርቲ ዕድል ረኺቦም ከምዝነበሩን, ደቂ ተኸላኸልቲ ሃገሮም ግና, ናይ ስልጣን ተቐናቐንቲ ከይኾኑ ይፍርሑ ስለዝነበሩስ, ትምህርቲ ዝብሃል ነገር ረኺቦም ንዓለም ከይፋለጥዋ ይግበር ከምዝነበረ ክርሳዕ የብሉን::

    ብኻሊ ወገን ድማ በዚ እዋን’ዙይ ተጋሩ(ደቆም ነቶም 5ይ ክፍሊ ዘይበፅሑ ማለት ምኻኑ እዩ) ጥራሕ እዮም ናብ ወፃኢ ዓለም ወፂኦም ዝምሃሩ ዘለዉ, እንዳበሉ ዘማርሩ, ውሑዳት ኣይኮኑን:: እዚኦም መማረርቲ ድማ መብዛሕቶም ካብቶም ነቶም ኣቦታቶም ትምህርቲ ዘየብሎም ወታሃደራት እዮም እንዳበሉ ዘናሽው ንምዃኖም ይርአ:: ኹሉ ወዮ ይሉሻል ይች ነች!! ንብዓል ኣይተ/ፕሮፈሶረ ሓዳሮም ፀርፊ ጥራሕ, ዓርስኻ እንተዘይተምሃርካ ወዮ, ደቅኻ እንተምሃርካ’ውን ወዮ ኾይኑ ይርኣ::

    መብዛሕቶም ሰራዊት ህወሓት 5ይ ክፍሊ’ውን ከምዘይበፅሑ ከረግጋግፅእልኩም እፈቱ:: ብዓል ኣጣሉ ገዲፉ ደንጎላ ኣልዓለ, ቆልዓ ትግራይ, ብደንጎላ ኮሎኔል ማራኺ, ከምዝነበሩ ኹልና እንፈልጦ ሓቂ እዩ:: ብወተሃደራዊ ተግባራት ግና ካብ እምባሶይራ ክሳብ ከሰላን, ከምኡ’ውን ካብ ናቕፋ ክሳብ ህንድ ውቅያኖስ ተግባራት ኣካይዶምስ, ናይ ውግእ ስልቶም ምስ ኣቦታቶም ጥራሕ ከይኮነስ, ዓለም ምስ ብዓል ቬትናም ጥራሕ ከምዝወዳደር መስኪሩ እዩ::
    ንስኻትኩም ሽም መፀለምቲ’ውን እንተኾንኩም ናይ’ዚ ጀግንነቶም “ተጠቀምቲ” ኮይንኩም ትርከቡ ኣለኹም:: ፍርቅኺ ጂን-ቶኒኪ ትጭልጢ ኣሎኺ, ዝተረፍኪ ድማ DC ኸይድኪስ ብሓጋይ ጠራራ ፅሓይን ክትቅለዊን ብኽረምቲ ድማ ቆርቛፊ ቑሪን ክትሕምበቢን ኣብ ዘሎን ዘየሎን ኤምባሲታት ኣውያት ኽተቕርሪ ዊዒሉ ይመስየኪ ኣሎ:: እኻ’ዶ ንዙይ ስለዘብፅሑኹምስ ቑሩብ “ምስጋና” የለን:: ምስጋና ንኽድብረ ናይ ግዴታ ኣይኮነን, ግን እንተውሓደ ኣድላይነት ዘይብሉ ቃላት ካብ ምድብራይ እኻ’ዶ ክትቑጦቡ ኣይተኽኣለኩምን?? ሽም ብምፅላም ዝተመሓየሸ ዓለም ተራእዩ ኣይፍለጥን, ዓለም ብሶሊዳርቲ ጥራሕ እዩ ዝምሓየሽ!! ካብኡ ንላዕሊ ንዝኾነ ናይ ፖለቲካዊ ወሳኒ ዘይኮነ ትግራዋይ ምፅራፍ ማለት, ተቐዳሚ ናይ ማሌሊት ዝኽፈሎ/ዘይኽፈሎ ኣገልጋሊ ካድሬ ኾይንካ ምርኻብ ምዃኑ ገና ዘይበፃሕኹምዎ ኾይንኩም ትርኣይኑ ኣለኹም::
    ከምዙይ ንኽኸውን (ትምህርቲ ዘየብሉ ጥራሕ ንኽውደብ)መንስእኡ እቲ ብሰሙኑ እትቀራረብዎ ዘለኹም “ወዲ ሓትነይ” ጎይታ ዒራ-ዒሮ እዩ!! ቅድሚ 40 ዓመታት ገፁ ናይ መጀመርታ ምኽሩ ንተሸባሸብቲ ማሌሊት: “ምሁር እንትብሃል ኣጥፍእዎ, ድሓር ዴሞክራሲ’ዶ እንታይዶስ እንዳበል ከሸግረኩም እዩ, ሓረስታይ ጥራሕ ኣሰልፉን ወድቡን, ምንም ሕቶ ከየቕረበ እዩ ዝበልኩምዎ ተቐቢሉ ዝዋጋኣልኩም!” ከምዝኾነ ክሳብ ሎሚ ዘይሰማዕኹም ነይርኩም እንተኾይኑ, እንሆ ንሕብር ኣሎናሞ, The Profs. ብዒራ-ዒሮ ሓሊፍና “ናፅነት” ናብ ኢትዮጵያ ክነምፅእ ኢና ብሃልቲ, ዝንጀሮ እንዳለችው, በቅድሚያ የየራሳችሁን ……. ጠንቀቅ ብሎ መጠበቁ ያዋጣችኋል, ከዚያም ከእኛ ጋራ በመግባባት የኢትዮጵያን ጉዳይ ማሰላሰሉ ይበጃችኋል!!

    ክብር ለተዋዳቂው ቆልዓ ትግራይ ምስ ኣደታቶም……………….!

  14. Selam
    | #14

    [Yelma],

    Dear friend and fellow country man don’t mind the driveling of the many Weyanes paid bandas above.The live In a closed system for long. The ship they are in is about to sink and yet they are not aware of it.

    However, their crime is making it in to global media

    Graham pebbles said, of the weyanes,


    Wrapped in dishonesty, arrogance and paranoia, Ethiopia’s ruling regime (as all such brutal brigades), are following a nationwide policy of violent suppression and constitutional vandalism.”

    So my friend mind not about their comment on their own comment on this forum. The are on a pay role and they must misinform and deceive the public. That is why they are in this forums.

  15. Anonymous
    | #15

    Wow, this forum seems completely infested by woyanes.

  16. Zelalem
    | #16

    Yelma Bekele,

    your critics, this special breed of the Dedebites of whom DAWI is the leading advocate are here again. My question for them is this.Can they explain for us why weyane is in such state of ‘ YAZUNGE LEKEKUGN’mood?

    On the one hand weyane forces Ethiopian students and youth to participate in her propaganda meetings.For instance, students who fail to participate will be denied certificate of participation. That means this certificates will be required to participate even for cobble stone jobs. On the other, when the students begin to question the arrogant officials questions weyanes blame this phenomena as coming from none TPLF members being in the meeting. So now the weyanes are checking IDs. The funny part about this is had Ethiopians were not forced to go they could not have gone in the first place. Just because weyane

    forced Ethiopians to participate in her meetings she must have also concluded the participants are her supporters. According news reports, Weyane judge threatens lawyer Temame Aba Bulgo to revoke his license. Temam Aba Bulgo is a lawyer for Abraha Desta and the Moslem committee. Weyanes are in turmoil I don’t know how they can keep up about these changing circumstances, and wave of public grievances that welling up against them?

  17. Dawi
    | #17

    Zelalem said:

    [[.. this special breed of the Dedebites of whom DAWI is the leading advocate are here again...]]

    If anything you are the special “breed of Dedebit” because that is exactly where you labor day in and day out to take us back in history.

    Unless you are ignorant, power was transferred after the 2001 split from Woyane to the center. Any one with any sense knows that power after Eritrea/Ethiopia war shifted from “Dedebit” to the central government of Addis Ababa; from the party to the state and from a group to a one man!

    After of what is known as Ethiopian Tienanmen, the 2005 election and brutal crack down of opposition that followed, Meles went with full force and speed to bring just an economic delivery to the country. Modernizing Ethiopia as a strong state was chosen instead of democratic transition. I have to say we are still in that mode of operation today. Why he decided to crush the opposition in favor of authoritarian developmental state is the controversy and more can be said about that.

    We can also ponder on the question of why he concluded that Ethiopia is similar to the East Asians who transformed themselves economically following authoritarian rule? Was Meles right for taking that kind of path?

    We already know that he believed human rights, free press etc distracts developmental state particularly in its formative years therefore, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the authoritarian path was preferred at that moment?

    Regardless, my point today is he is known to have created the developmental state of Ethiopia; he structured a central government away from Woyane and that is a fact. HD is the head of it today.

    So those of you who prefer to be blind to that and work hard to be little HD day in and day out are the true “breed of Dedebit” in my opinion because that is the hole you want to take all of us back to.

  18. aha!
    | #18

    Thank you for bringing up the news of EPPF, Ginbot 7, Amhara Democratic Movement coming together in a consortium, I presume to struggle and fight Woyane, which I describe as TPLF/eprdf, where TPLF is a Polit beuro with the support of the “teletafi parties, killil administrators, security, military and federal police forces, all of which do not represent what you identified as “marginalized Ethiopians”, the silent majority of Ethiopians, who identify themselves as Ethiopians first and their ethnicity second, but not vice versa, whose ancestors fought against foreign aggression together, under HIM Minelik and Haile Selassie and the Derg regime to maintain unity, territorial integrity, sovereignty of Ethiopia and Ethiopians. Those are goals that need to be accentuated, goals for freedom (economic and political) for the silent majority of Ethiopians. The only way to achieve those goals for all the opposition parties, which bear the objectives as their titles indicate is to coalesce under the national agenda 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 with signed agreement to ratify the constitution with the ideologies of ethnic federalism, secessionism and totalitarianism and/or state capitalism, which denies the silent majority of Ethiopians individual freedom, and free market capitalism especially with private ownership of land with crony capitalism available to TPLF/Political, TPLF/EFFORT, TPLF affiliated enterprises, cadres and foreign corporations particularly in terms of agro industries and to live in peace and harmony in the original provinces of assorted ethnic groups, than the current division of ethnic homelands.

    Democracy is a by product, not an objective to be addressed in a peace full and/or armed struggle to attain freedom, where independent branches of government are inevitable along with prevalent justice and fair and free elections and elected Officials are accountable to the silent majority of Ethiopians.

    The above statement also counters Dawi’s response @#17, which is fact of putting developmental State before democracy (and or freedom) with Western capital for budget support, Grants and non-humanitarian aids to play a role in East Asian style, of one nation states as if Ethiopia has its house in order even being a one nation state under the constitution.

  19. Hagos
    | #19

    Thanks for coming back to us, Yilma Bekele. I always enjoy your writings, particularly the way you pinned Ethiopia’s eternal tradational enemies TPLF and their cohorts.You are not alone, Brother. People are sick of these people who descended on the non-Tigiringna speakers like locusts. The time will soon come like what happened to the late Siad Barre in Somalia in 1991 and Mohammed Qadeffi in Libya.This is not a reductive analysis that the development and progress spearheaded by TPLF is to built 64 public toilets for more than 4 millions people in Finfine. This just shows how little their mind is with an IQ of a peanut.

  20. Ancient-Yeha.eu
    | #20

    The guy Mr. Hagos, AKA ሓጎስ ያስበረገገው,

    ንስኻ ኣይኮነንዶ ኢትዮጵያዊ ክትከውን, ካብ ኢትዮጵያ ዝተሸጥካ’ውን ኣይኮንካን:: ኣብዝኸድካዮ ዝደንዘዝካ ሰነፍ “በህልሙ ቅቤ ጠጪ” ዘይሓልፈሉ ኢኻ::

  21. Dawi
    | #21

    Hagos said:

    [[..TPLF is to built 64 public toilets..]]

    First time to hear about it but if it is true, I kind of like such a “reductive analysis” of building something like 64 toilets in the City because we need not just talkers with astronomical IQ but simple 5th graders with “peanut IQs” who can get things done.

    With all the bravado of our past greatness, we can’t feed ourselves or build simple toilets. What is up with that?

    Our habit of unending squabbles and possibly “utter laziness” demonstrated by acts of peeing in public, in comfort makes “..Developmental State before democracy (and or freedom)’’ Heaven sent if you ask me.

    We should thank the creator for that.

  22. AMEN MERHAYTSION
    | #22

    THIS MIGHT BE SAD NEWS FOR
    THE TPLF TIGRAYANS AND MAJORITY
    ETHIOPIANS IN THE OPPOSITION CAMP
    BUT IT IS AND THE ONLY FACT THAT THE
    TWO OF THEM DO NOT HAVE CHOICE BUT TO
    SWALLOW IT.
    THESE ARE
    1- THE WRONG UNDERSTANDING BY TPLF AND HIS SUPPORTERS
    TO THINK THAT THEY HAVE CHAMPIONED,ADVANCED AND REPRESENTED
    THE VOICES AND DEMANDS OF GREATER TIGRAY KILLIL PEOPLES WHILE
    IN FACT THEY BLACKMAILED AND ALIENATED THEM TO REPRESENT THE
    NARROW INTERESTS OF ONLY A FAMILY POLITICS AND INTERESTS OF A
    WOREDA/AWRAJA WITHIN TIGRAY AT THE EXPENSE OF THE WHOLE STATE
    AND ITS PEOPLE.
    2- THE WRONG UNDERSTANDING BY THE ETHIOPIAN “OPPOSITIONS” TO EPRDF
    AND ITS NEW POLITICS AS IF THE THE PAST GOVERNMENT WHO RULED ETHIOPIA
    FOR OVER TWO DECADES WAS / HAS REPRESENTED ALL TIGRIANS AND THEIR
    INTERESTS WHILE THE FACT IS THAT A SMALL FAMILIAL GROUP HAS DUPED
    THEM IN THE NAME OF TPLF/EPRDF. THEY DO NOT KNOW THAT MORE THAN 80%
    OF TIGRAY PEOPLE WERE OUT OF THE TPLF AGENDA AND ACTUALLY STAUNCH
    OPPONENTS OF TPLF.
    SO AS A GENUINE ETHIOPIAN POLITICAL OBSERVER WHILE I SUPPORT THE NEW
    POLITICAL PLATFORM OF EPRDF SINCE 1991 I ALSO BELIEVE THAT IT IS
    IMPLEMENTED INTO PRACTICE WITH ITS HEAD ON THE GROUND AND ITS ROOTS
    UP IN HT AIR UPSIDE DOWN MAY BE DUE TO ARROGANCE AND IGNORANCE OF SOME
    FEW TPLF ELEMENTS WITHOUT ADEQUATE UNDERSTANDING OF WORLD & ETHIOPIAN
    POLITICS OF JUSTICE AND DEMOCRACY OF A DEVELOPMENTAL STATE.
    IN SHORT IT CAN BE SUMMARIZED AND EXPRESSED AS
    THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE TYPE OF POLITICS WHERE THERE IS NOTHING TODO
    EXCEPT TO START OVER AFRESH AGAIN IN THE POSITIVE DIMENSION OF COURSE.

  23. aha!
    | #23

    While my commentary @ #18 deals with internal ethnic and secessionist politics and/or policies and that of putting ones house in order, you may want to listen to a broader perspective od Lij Eaysu’s interview in Finote Democracy Radio on 10-09-2014, including the strategy for peaceful struggle against the TPLF/eprdf regime or woyane according to his description. This interview does not mention or endorse the current arrangement or coalition in Ginbot 7, Amhara Democratic Movement and Ethiopian Patriotic Front, which I contend to form/merge around the national agenda for unity, territorial integrity, sovreignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians to accord the silent majority of Ethiopians, which in your own words to serve the marginalized Ethiopians

  24. aha!
    | #24

    Ctd. with individual freedom, liberty and equality in preference to ethnic and secessionist rights, an attribute of a democratic society and a government of the people by the people and for the people.

  25. aha!
    | #25

    Furthermore, include Dr. Berhanu Nega’s New year’s Video Message for 2007 New year @Ecadeforum as a part of Ginbot 7′s platform in place of current AFD2 like coalition rather than merger, with further reinforcement of that message under the national agenda for unity, territorial integrity, sovereignty of Ethiopia and Ethiopians, there will be no of the direction between those with national agenda and ethnic agenda.

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