At the appointed time, the end shall be. – Kirubel Bekele

January 12th, 2009 Print Print Email Email

As you all know, our people at home are going through extremely difficult times. These are agonizing times Ethiopians have never seen before in their history. Most of our people don’t have food to eat. There is more hunger in Ethiopia than it has ever been. Children as young as four and five are out on the streets of Addis Ababa and other towns begging for food every single day.

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As you all know, our people at home are going through extremely difficult times. These are agonizing times Ethiopians have never seen before in their history. Most of our people don’t have food to eat. There is more hunger in Ethiopia than it has ever been. Children as young as four and five are out on the streets of Addis Ababa and other towns begging for food every single day.

We who are here in the Diaspora don’t see it. And that is exactly the problem. Can you imagine a four and five year old child working the streets to survive? We don’t see it and therefore we don’t imagine it nor feel it. And as a result, we couldn’t develop a series and justifiable anger toward those who are responsible-the Weyanes. This of course has led to our tolerance of these evil beasts on the throne. We have shamefully allowed them to continue doing what they have been doing for the last 18 years or so.

Our selfishness is displayed frequently in our disregard to the trauma and untold suffering our people are going through in Ethiopia. We are creative in fabricating excuses turning our faces the other way. We blame the opposition. We blame the leaders. We blame other Ethiopians that are not as good as us. We say they are the problem and not us. We wash our hands like Pilot (Pilatos).

The excuses will make us feel good when we pursue our own selfish dreams. We don’t want to be bothered. We want to be left alone until others have done the job. We want others to die for us and our freedom. We want others to do the messy and “dirty” and bloody job of freeing us and Ethiopia. How much blood is enough for us to see before we go after the Weyane beasts with courageous action beyond lip-service? How many more martyrs have to die before we get some courage to face the enemy? I don’t know. May be never.

The excuses make us feel better when we go to Ethiopia looking for investments or buy and sell million birr homes. The task of going after the Weyane beasts is an obstacle and an irritation to our ambitious educational or financial plans here in the Diaspora or in Ethiopia. We are running after these “goodies” at the expense of our people and the country we frequently claim to “love”. And most of all we are ignoring the call of those martyrs who laid down their dear lives. Did the martyrs die in vain? If so, who wants to follow their path? Probably, nobody.

These criminal gangs who are terrorizing our people today are taking advantage of our lack of determination and courage. They are terrorizing our people and imprisoning our leaders with impunity. And they have rearrested Burtukan Mideksa without fear of any form of resistance or backlash.

The psychological impact on our people and the opposition movement is more damaging than the physical abuse Burtukan and Professor Mesfin endured during the arrest by the Weyane beasts. These beasts are sending a message saying that they can do whatever they want and whenever they want it. They know all they have to face is a few empty bluffs in the form of articles like this one which you are reading now and a few scattered demonstrations in the Diaspora. That is all. They strongly believe that nothing serious will ever happen to them.

For the moment, that is how it looks for the Weyane beasts and for those who abandoned the cause because of fear, lack of courage, and opportunism. In the bible, King Nebukanedessor of Babylon thought he was invincible when he was killing thousands of Jews with impunity driven by arrogance and hate. He even stood on the roof-top of his palace and declared what a great nation he had built with his might and power. He even demanded to be worshiped like God. But at the appointed time, God took care of him. He made him eat grass like a beast crawling on all fours with his hands and feet.

The same fate awaits his cousins-the Weyane beasts. I have no doubt that God has set an appointment with them. God will pay their wages in due time. God does a perfect job than most of us can. We know His patience. We also know that God raises His divine hand at the appropriate time. God will eventually find a courageous person to use to do the job among this sea of cowards. He found King David to save Israel when he was so young and helpless to bring down the seemingly huge and “powerful” Goliath. No doubt God will do the same for Ethiopia and his beloved children.

I know this 21st century Nebukenadessor, Zenawi, thinks he can fool God. I can imagine Zenawi laughing with a sarcastic smile if he reads this article. But I can assure this Godless pagan, beyond any reasonable doubt, that he is awaiting the fate of his cousin, King Nebukaneddessor of Babylon. Surely, Zenawi’s time will come.

AT THE APPOINTED TIME, ZENAWI’S END SHALL BE!!!

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