Absolute ruler to the summit – By Bekele D. Woyecha, United Kingdom

March 24th, 2009 Print Print Email Email

THOMAS JEFFERSON once said, “The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government” and that should equally apply for governments across the globe irrespective of economic standards. (more…)

THOMAS JEFFERSON once said, “The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government” and that should equally apply for governments across the globe irrespective of economic standards.

However, it was with deep regret that Ethiopians, who fight for democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law in their homeland learnt the invitation of the Prime Minister of Ethiopia to the G20 summit which would take place on April 2, 2009. It is mentioned that the despot is going to attend the summit in his capacity as a chair of the so-called NEPAD. This means that he is going to give his usual rhetoric to the leaders of the contemporary world; he would tell them on how and why they failed. He would also tell them on what they should have done and what they should do to rescue the embattled economy; he would also tell them to strictly adhere to what he says or bear the consequence. He would stress on what he says and tell them they would be responsible for any other atrocities if they fail to accept what he says. He will also brief them on his vision to the world. He will go into his fantasy world as usual. He may ask them to organise public lectures in the big universities and financial institutions in Europe and America so that he may lecture on his version of the economic slowdown and on who are responsible for the crises. We can expect any thing from the Ethiopian tyrant as he believes to be the only person to rescue every problem on earth.

It is good that Africa has a voice in the summit. The question is whether Mr. Meles, known for terrorising his fellow citizens; who is widely known for throwing strong opposition leaders, critics, journalists and human rights defenders into jail; a man who has no sympathy and ears to thoughts and beliefs other than his own is chosen for this occasion. It is indeed a sad moment for democracy, human rights and above of all the rule of law. It is like rewarding wrong doings and turning blind eye on suppression as usual. It is extremely disgusting and disappointing to see a man who uses every means available to silence dissent sitting side by side with one of the finest contemporary leaders of our time, President Barack Obama. That is when we begin to dash our hope; that is also when we begin to despair and start to question the campaign for change and hope and whether the new president would show his readiness to commit himself to his promises or we will see whether the talks are only part of the usual rhetoric or genuine politics. As Václav Havel, former President of the Czech Republic and prominent human rights champion once put it, “Genuine politics — even politics worthy of the name — the only politics I am willing to devote myself to — is simply a matter of serving those around us: serving the community and serving those who will come after us. Its deepest roots are moral because it is a responsibility expressed through action, to and for the whole.” Yes, we need geniune action from the contemporary leaders and we want them to stand for justice, respect for human rights and the rule of law. We want them to stand by the majority for the majority. Ethiopians in Europe and beyond should also show our unity onceagain and expose the misdeeds of the tyrannical rigime of Ethiopia by coming to the protest in London. Together we can make change happen!

Ethiopia shall emerge triumphant!!!

The writer can be contacted by email, ba_fiker@yahoo.com

  1. Zelalem Hagere
    | #1

    Thank you brother for your moving article. I hope the crime minister would get what he deserves when he goes to London. I am happy with what folks in London are doing these days. We are all proud of you. God bless Ethiopia.

  2. tewbel
    | #2

    He has been in power for the past 18 year thanks to the support and assistance of the major members of the G 20, so what new?

    | #3

    Meles is a dictator who eats its own people and kill its own people. I don’t know why this so called whiteitsh or G7 members inviting the murder to their meeting. They should hold him account for all crimes he has done to the people of Ethiopia and somalia instead have wine with tug.

  4. ካሳሁን
    | #4

    መለስ ዘረኝአ, አምባገነን ልባ ነው::

  5. yikerbelen
    | #5

    The british hypocrates are irresponsible and shamefull leaders.Most of the british ministers are jewishes, do they know melese’s spirit is the same as adolf hitler’s spirit.When they invite this criminal theif they should know that they are inviting the bastard of adolf hitler who killed 6m jewes in europe. when they are associating them selves with the east africa bucher melese zenawi, they should know that they are denying their people who are being killed by adolf hitler. this is the simple definition.The british medias are barking day and night about mugabe dictatorial regime because mugabe has taken the lnd from the british land lords and distributed to the zimbabawe’s farmers. that is the mian reason of their shouting. they do not care about africa’s poor people.

  6. Teklehaymanot
    | #6

    Let us all make it to London and show our resistence to dictatorship in Ethiopia

  7. mateos
    | #7

    Why blame the Britains or in that case the “white man”! for all the donor countries and NGO’s its business as usual: GET THEIR CITIZENS TAX MONEY IN THE NAME OF “ETHIOPIAN PEOPLE” AND DISPERSE THAT MONEY AMONG THEM AND THEIR SLAVES. If there is anything weyane and their mafia family perfected in MODERN ETHIOPIA IS THE ART OF BEGGINS. As long as the midget is in charge of Ethiopian people the art of begging will grow, his behind will grow, and you will see the gun taunting so called bodyguards surround him like herds of the jungle. Just watch his moves around the country: it just tells you what he tell his protectors: “IF I’M GONE YOU ARE GONE TOO UNTIL THEN PROTECT ME I WILL FEED YOU BY HOOK OR CROOK”!

  8. hewot
    | #8

    hllo every one ethiopia plople i am said for ethiopia govermant because he trtmant is ploshat he is arogant and stopped i don’t like he i wash same one kill him and take over the country i pray for god henasent plople still with trople he so salfsh

  9. Guled
    | #9

    Let’s make a clear statement to President Obama at the G20 London Summit on April 2nd 2009!

    A very effective way to show to the “donor countries” that we are sick and tired of being sick and tired of the on-going gang rape on our Ethiopian People and our spirit by the Woyanes and its supporters – the Anglo-American Axis of Neo-Colonialists – is to make a clear public statement: Let’s bring a large number of effigies of the despot Crime Minister Melesse Zenawi soaked with flammable and burn it right in front of the international media. You will see the international coverage!!!
    Let’s remind the protestors to do so!

  10. Yonas G.
    | #10

    I wish the Ethiopian/Eritrean dictator could go the Heague for his crimes against humanity.

  11. Mariamawit
    | #11

    I will take part in the protest for the first time in my life. I can’t wait for Thursday. I think it will have impact on the Ethiopian government. See you there in London.

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