Existential Seriousness and the Imperative of Regime Change. – By Prof. Teodros Kiros
Ethiopia needs a regime change. The people are crying for it. The youth are yearning for it. The icons of the Musical scene are singing about it, and getting jailed only because they are hungry for change. (more…)
Ethiopia needs a regime change. The people are crying for it. The youth are yearning for it. The icons of the Musical scene are singing about it, and getting jailed only because they are hungry for change.
A long line of highly intelligent minds has suggested that change is an imperative for the founding of a lasting regime tailored for human beings. The Ethiopian condition is being pressured by Existential serious to die for such change.
I call this insightful suggestion- An Existential imperative for regime change. By existential seriousness, as I have suggested in numerous articles, I simply mean that existence is a gift and that it should be nurtured most carefully. To that argument I now add that existence is fueled by change, and change is to the body as fuel is to an engine.
Human beings are so constituted that their very life is fueled by change, vibrancy and constant stimulation, otherwise, their life is stifled, and everyday life becomes miserable, brutish and deeply alienating. Their obligation to contribute to the flourishing of the self, and the production of material resources for all becomes correspondingly low, uninspired and deliberately mediocre.
The necessary zest for the good life is fueled only by change, by constant stimulation that moves the imagination to create, to think and produce willingly and competently.
Plainly speaking, change is a good; it is good for the body, and it is even more transformative for soul.
Change must nourish the biological needs of human beings. Change is a blood life for the human being. Contemporary Ethiopia is being ruled by the same regime for the past eighteen years, and prior to that by a tyrannical military regime, and prior to that by a Monarchy for over forty years. Note that Ethiopians are being forced not to will change, by being prevented from even tasting it.
The time has come to put term limits on how long regime can rule. African regimes, of which Ethiopia is an example, are rotting precisely because leaders are running out of steam and are forcing themselves to stay in power, without justification, and without arguments and actions justifying their stay in power.
Meanwhile the existential rights of the Ethiopian being are being violated by death, imprisonment, intimidation and perpetual fear.
Solidarity movement for a New Ethiopia must defend the existential rights of Ethiopians as a moral imperative by any means necessary.