Happy Ginbot 20(ahiya)! – By: Andlenatu Mekuria

May 20th, 2009 Print Print Email Email

“Have you heard the Good news? Justice has been served! The court sentenced them to 25 years imprisonment!” said a man speaking on a phone to his co-TPLF cadre on a taxi cab that was heading to Addisu Qera from the Mexico Square of Addis Ababa. (more…)

“Have you heard the Good news? Justice has been served! The court sentenced them to 25 years imprisonment!” said a man speaking on a phone to his co-TPLF cadre on a taxi cab that was heading to Addisu Qera from the Mexico Square of Addis Ababa. Other passengers quietly listen with grudging look on their faces. “They should have sentenced these Neftegnas to death!” the man continued with a repulsive smile on his face referring to the end of the ethnocentric regime’s Kangaroo court drama back in September, 2007.

Suddenly the Wiyiyit taxi stopped! The driver opened the little window behind him and looked up to his passengers. ”Excuse me for stopping, but I can’t take this anymore!” the driver said. The passengers nodded as if they understood what he was referring to. “Get out of my taxi!” the driver yelled! The TPLF fanatic who seemed to have been taking opportunity of the decency of his fellow citizens now seems confused and frightened. “I am talking to you! Get out of this taxi now!” the driver fiercely shouted.

“He’s talking to you! Are you deaf!” a passenger screamed staring at the man who still has the phone plastered to his ear with no words to utter. Within a matter of seconds, most of the passengers seem to have joined the driver in furiously telling the man to get off the taxi immediately. The ethnic loyalist who saw himself as an untouchable and privileged person seconds ago as he celebrated a miscarriage of justice was by now looking like a helpless donkey surrounded by lions. The man got up and stepped off the taxi making the smartest move he has ever made probably in his entire life.

Until the driver spoke, the passengers were quiet and probably would not have confronted the idiot. He probably would have continued to ramble on how the regime was serving justice when its tribal bandits massacred 196 protesters right on those streets on which he was riding the taxi. He probably thought that his peace-loving fellow citizens would not dare to take action, because the Stalinist regime he supports has instilled enough fear in them to just bow down and live quietly. He thought WRONG!
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The civility and peace-loving nature of the Ethiopian people continues to be misunderstood by the tribal Junta and its cadres. The regime will continue to desperately imprison, maim and murder in hopes of controlling by fear. Just like the indecent individual who almost got swallowed in that taxi cab, the day is getting nearer when the cruel leaders of the tribal regime will taste the anger of the Ethiopian public.

Despite the situation in the country, in few days the mob will once again celebrate Ginbot 20 – the 18th anniversary of its hold of power! No matter what millions of Ethiopians are going through, the few TPLF mobsters will probably gather at Sheraton Addis and take toast to the day they believe have privileged them to live lavishly over the blood and misery of millions. They believe that Ginbot 20 have earned them the license of unconditional superiority they must keep by any means necessary. They have now made it clear to us that they have chosen the path of establishing an Orwellian society to control us by fear and continue a brutal rule, therefore, until they face the wrath of the ‘sleeping Giant,’ I say Happy Ginbot 20 to them!!

However, I know not what others may choose, but as for me, with thousands of our fellow citizens massacred in different corners of our country, with our peaceful opposition leader Birtukan Mideksa, our compassionate and patriotic artist Teddy Afro and thousands of innocent citizens languishing in jail, and with all peaceful doors closed to reclaim our God-given rights, what else can I do than BECOME the day that brought us the beginning of the end of our misery? I am now Ginbot7 and I am everywhere!

  1. Guest
    | #1

    What a well written story! It has a lot to tell, particularly the event in the taxi. A depraved, tortured, and oppressed mass will some day rise unexpectedly and devour anything on its way. Woyane is nurturing a monster to its own demise, as the Emperor and Derg did.

  2. Anbese
    | #2

    G7 Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy members and supporters are struggling against the Facist Weyane Ditatoral regime continueing in strong-spirit feeling as one country ETHIOPIA, one PEOPLE and one-NATION.
    I am G7 and I am everywhere!!!
    Long Live Ethiopia!!!

  3. habesha
    | #3

    TPLF might be brutal tyranny but kicking out another person out of taxi does not seem to be freedom of expression
    let us not replace intolerance with more intolerance

  4. Tom
    | #4

    Habesha, It seems to me that the intense anger within Ethiopians can blow up at any moment! That’s the point of the story! Get it???

  5. bakaka etaergu
    | #5

    habesha :TPLF might be brutal tyranny but kicking out another person out of taxi does not seem to be freedom of expressionlet us not replace intolerance with more intolerance

    You got it wrong. The taxi driver has the right not to serve people like this one since they may cause a harm for his customers.
    Many have lost their loved ones. You cannot tell them to tolerate their arch enemies. They might take harsh actions on people like this one..
    Thanks to mengistu’s harsh,inhumane and barbaric actions ethiopians are almost changed to “robots”.
    They “accept & respect” whatever they’re told by the gov. So I don’t blame them for anything. They got somebody who broke the silence. So they joined him. This sitiuation should tell something to the supporters of the gov. Anything could happen soon unless the necessary and right thing is taken.
    The taxi driver’s action is part and parcel of the peacefull struggle.
    It should be replicated in other sitiuations too.
    Refute me Mr.!

  6. teodros kiros
    | #6

    Well thought out. The point is simply that when opression surpasses the limit, the opressed respond relentlessly. The event that this author narrated is a warning sign, and we must all heed to its call. Beware leaders, the masses are angry, indeed Ginbot 7 is everywhere. The silent victims of opression are not silent anymore- and why should they be?

  7. Tokichaw
    | #7

    Hey, Habesha take a chill pill!!! deep breath. Violence never brought justice or bring a change. Come to your senses find a common ground that educate all of us. After all we all blame to be Ethiopians.

  8. hahahhh
    | #8

    anyone has to feel free to support or oppose as he wishes.
    not necessary has to match yours, so to forcing him out of a taxi
    becuase you don’t like what he said is outragous. I know you are not going to do like again if you do, you will join your friends in kaliti or
    easy out injection by Agazi.

  9. WEGESHAW
    | #9

    Mr. “hahahhh”,
    the point is not the smaller “kaliti” but the much bigger “kality” with inhabitants counting 74,000,000 people excluding “AGAZI”, your blood thirsty boss and you. The indication is that “easy out injection of Agazi” will soon be addressed by the masses! Your atrocities would not continue unpunished forever.
    THE POINT IS GINBOT 7 ALWAYS TAKES PLACE FIRST THAN GINBOT 20!
    THE POINT IS GINBOT 7 IS EVERY WHERE! EVEN IN YOUR BACK YARD!

  10. Tom
    | #10

    Hahahha

    Ante zeregna banda! I know who he is! He can say all he wants now, but when the time comes Chirawin qolifo yiferetital! They have not witnessed the wrath of Angry Ethiopians under a strong leadership!

    The day is getting nearer when they will curse Ginbot ahya! Zeregna bandas!

  11. Wolleyewu
    | #11

    DO you name yourself Habesha.very pity. Its not surprising to me and for others if you say so.Because Woyane has been doing every evil things on our motherland Ethiopia while swearing in her name. So obviously every single individual regardless of sex, age, and education knows who you are and why you said so. For that matter stupid ‘Tigrians’ could never teach smart Ethiopians about civilization and politics like democracy.For heaven sake, where did arrogant ‘Tigray’ woyane learn about democracy. Almost all top officials of woyane are suffering from ‘ignorancy syndrom’ which eventually vanish the entire nation. So we must deliver our part along side with Ginbot 7 to save our country. Just before deported Eriterians envades ur country and section of Ethiopia being annexed to Sudan for ever.

  12. Tenkir
    | #12

    habesha,
    If you may, you can do this experiment…take a fight to Israel and brag about Hilters deed siting in the Jewish cab and please report to us what happens. Please understand freedom of speech has nothing to do with freedom of Nazism….

  13. yikerbelen
    | #13

    I think that donkey is far better than that monkeyish man who created that communist’s flag

  14. ይህን በለው
    | #14

    hahahhh :
    anyone has to feel free to support or oppose as he wishes.
    not necessary has to match yours, so to forcing him out of a taxi
    becuase you don’t like what he said is outragous. I know you are not going to do like again if you do, you will join your friends in kaliti or
    easy out injection by Agazi.

    “ድሮስ አህያ ለጭነት ለማናፋትና ለመራገጥ ቢበዛም ለፋንዲያ እንጂ ባንዲራ ስትለብስ ያየነው
    በእናንተ ዘመን ወክላችሁ በአደባባይ ስትዞር ምን ያህል ማንነታችሁንም አሳይታችኋል”Ha Ha Ha

  15. ዳምጠው
    | #15

    ወያኔ ሥልጣኑን ለመልቀቅ ካሁኑየእድሜ ልክ ደሞዝ ለቤተሰብ የሚተላለፍ መጦሪያውን ለድህንነቱም ዋስትና በአዋጅ ሊያጽድቅ ነው ተባለ::አይ ወያኔ የ እንቧይ ካብ ይጸናል?

  16. almaz
    | #16

    weyane problem is reaching all over the horn
    http://www.eppfonline.org/

  17. blaw
    | #17

    What is wrong with you all Ethiopians?You are at eachothers’throats.You gain nothing by condemning oneanother ethnic-wise.It is better to love one another than condemn oneanother.All this polemics,will one day will lead to a civil war in Ethiopia.You know who is to blame by then?Every-Ethiopian will start cursing himslef,the moment the first bullet is ignited to declare civil war.Then Ethiopia will disintegrate adopting a name “African Yugoslavia”.That is the wish of all racists in Ethiopia.I hope you will abhor it.It is better to be patient so as to see the next election.Let those who have sensible ears hear this.

  18. Blaw2
    | #18

    This division is the result of Ginbot20, No more unity as long as TPLF is there. How far do you be patient while one is pushing a hot spear to your… and chase after you even if you are keeping silent? Talk will end you in jail(kaliti) without witness. Don’t appreciate that one. Find the other rout Ginbot7……

  19. Ethiopiawi
    | #19

    We will destroy Woyanne soon! It will be completely abolished!!!!!

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