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