Ethiopia: Lies and deceit as statecraft
Starting from the history of its origin to its present day political machinations and shenanigans, lies and deceit seems to be second nature to the Ethiopian ruling class and elites. I am not an intellectual and I don't want to pretend to be one here. But, I do strongly believe that intellectuals are the eyes, ears, mind and conscience of a nation.
Intellectuals have the ability to define us as a people and nation - our hopes and fears, dreams and aspirations, successes and failures, agonies and ecstasies, values and beliefs and much more. They have the responsibility and obligation to educate and enlighten us by separating the truth from the lies, deceit and misinformation of the government’s massive propaganda machine.
The Ethiopian elites seem to process none of these noble qualities. They lack the wisdom and sophistication to hear to the heartbeats of their people. The pain and misery of their people seems to be none of their primary concerns. Self-promotion and self-aggrandizement are their main fortes. Opportunism and bending and kneeling to fatten their deep pockets are their main preoccupations.
Who in the right frame of mind would not abhor and denounce the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed against the peoples of Eritrea in the name of the Ethiopian peoples. Their deafening silence to the ongoing genocide and massacre of the Ogadenis, Oromos and Gambelans is astounding . There are not enough words to express the nature of their inhumane mindset or madness when they celebrated the start of the Weyanne’s war of aggression against Eritrea.
It’s hard to understand the logic behind the clarion call for action for a mere 800 meters of a land path of Badme and mute reaction to the handing of 600,000 square kilometers of fertile Amhara land , the size of Belgium, to the Sudan as a guarantee to the Abbay Tigray of the future.
A sick and twisted mindset is the only reason for the two ethnic supremacists and war criminals, Seye Abraham and Gebru Asrat, to be given a red carpet treatment and treated like celebrities in the west.
The comatose Ethiopian elites with their fossilized brains are unable to free themselves from their medieval mindsets – a mindset intoxicated with never ending desire for occupation and expansion, ethnic supremacist outlooks and religious fanatical beliefs. Their never ending political squabbles for cheap political scores and gains are hindering an honest political discourse to save the nation from its present day malaise.
Their habitual cut and paste repetitive and nauseating articles and essays are reflections of their political bankruptcy and intellectual dishonesty. They failed miserably in educating and enlightening the masses and instead are busy sowing the seeds of disunity division, discord, hatred and mistrust. They don’t even a have a clear understanding of what the future of Ethiopia should be.
Leaving the Eritrean stinking political corpses which are a disgrace to the Eritrean experience and are handpicked to serve the enemies and detractors of Eritrea, one of the crown achievements of the Eritrean experience is the creation of a revolutionary culture in which safeguarding Eritrea and its people is the primary objective of all Eritreans without exception. Defending Eritrean sovereignty and upholding its independence and the building of the Eritrea of our dreams and worthy of our martyr’s sacrifices are in our blood and part of our national psyche.
Self-promotion and self-aggrandizement are taboos in the Shaebia revolutionary culture. Leadership is an obligation and not a privilege. Eritrean leaders are the historical products of the protracted armed struggle and the Eritrean experience. They live with and around the masses and have the ability to hear to the heart beats of the Eritrean masses.
Truth, honesty and fairness are some of the indispensable Shaebia traits. Eritrea and Shaebia are always on the right side of history, justice and truth. In fact, the Eritrean experience as a just cause can be summarized in a nutshell as the quest for truth and justice. With truth, justice and history on our side, the march to build a free, united, democratic, dynamic, vibrant, assertive and self-reliant Eritrea is a fait accompli.
Now to the here we go again moment! Sheik Elias is acting like the Sheik Al Amoudi, the "azmari" Solomon Tekalign and the Gestapo Chief Bereket Simon combined in one. It wasn't long ago when the Al Amoudi, Solomon Tekalign and Bereket Simon were on the receiving end of the Sheik Elias temper tantrums.
Now, it seems the tables are turned over. Sheik Elias as the sole owner of ER makes him the financier and chief warden of the cesspool of ethnic contamination website. His arrogance and power hungry character makes him an Al Amoudi wanna be with his own interpretation of reality. His flip flopping nature makes him a true disciple of Solomon Tekalign - I hope this isn't a noble Amhara trait. Last but not least, his fairy tale stories full of innuendos, fabrications, lies and deceit and hatred of anything Eritrean makes him an evil twin of the Ethiopian propaganda tsar, Breket Simon.
The sad tragedy here is that it's clearly evident that intellectual dishonesty is second nature to the Ethiopian elites. In fact, in the Ethiopian order of things lies and deceit are perfected and are part of the Ethiopian statecraft.
For the good of Ethiopia and its proud people, the sooner the comatose Ethiopian elites abandon their medieval concepts of expansion, ethnic supremacy and religious fanaticism the better. And, for those that are politically unsophisticated amateurs and novices, it's a must and essential to make them understand fully that the good of Eritrea Is good for Ethiopia And vice versa.
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