Abiy Ahmed, the Epitome of Ignorance and Arrogance

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By Asfaw Regasa

As we all heard in the media, at a recent fundraising event for his “Prosperity Party”, Abiy Ahmed made an outrageous statement about African political scientists and economists that denigrates and insults not only those professionals but also the professions themselves. Abiy had the audacity to claim that African political scientists never administered even a small district. He further stated that economists get their PhD’s by studying and writing how some of those affluent individuals at the event accumulated wealth; however, they don’t even own a decent car to drive!!! What a childish claim!!! What an empty barrel noise!!! First, while I am neither a political scientist nor an economist, I know for a fact that being a political scientist is NOT about becoming a district administrator. Similarly, being an economist is NOT about becoming wealthy or driving a car! As I believe most agree, these two professions are greatly valued disciplines that undertake deep societal political, economic, and social studies and inform policy making in a country. One does not major political science to become a district administrator; nor an economist to drive a “decent car” or become wealthy. Period.

One ponders, why are we here and where are we heading? What does to have a leader at the pinnacle of power who makes such outrageous statements mean to us as a people? In my view, this is a result of a growing spirit of dictatorship in a person in whom the highest government authority ended up in his pocket as a matter simply of historical accident. It is also a result of our indifference to the numerous misdeeds and misstatements that he has been making over the past couple of years and our failure to call a sped a sped and nip them in the bud!

Abiy Ahmed deceived a significant majority of our people as being a promising leader mainly because he spoke about the glorious past of our country and he mentioned Ethiopia numerous times during his inaugural speech when he ascended to power, which was considered a taboo for over a quarter of a century past. Some of the measures his government took in subsequent weeks and months drove his popularity so high so much so that our people began to believe that he was God sent, including by eminent figures such as Professor Mesfin Wolde Mariam. Other prominent figures including Lt. Col. Goshu Wolde, Dr. Yacob Haile Mariam, and many others touted him as a promising leader that the Ethiopian people should follow. These citizens have been opinion leaders in our society and their public effusive praise of Abiy undoubtedly contributed for his popularity to soar in a short period of time.

Other opportunistic elements such as Professor Alemayehu Gebre Mariam and journalist Sisay Agena quickly sought refuge in his camp and began blindly defending Abiy’s actions and inactions as a Prime Minister without merit to a level of worshipping him and they have been doing the same to this day. To his credit, Abiy also played a big role in putting such personalities in his camp, prominent in their own rights for their contributions during the struggle against the ruthless and despotic TPLF/EPRDF regime, by making public commendations about those individuals during his visit to the U.S., one of his cheap tactics he has been using to this day to win the hearts and minds of the Ethiopian people. Political party leaders such as Professor Berhanu Nega, on whom the majority of Ethiopians put a significant trust unfortunately betrayed that trust and turned a blind eye on the atrocities of Abiy’s government (the shooting in broad day light of Addis Ababa’s youth and subsequent detention of more than a thousand in dire conditions, the eviction of hundreds of thousands of our fellow citizens in different parts of the country, etc.) but instead have been defending it in public.

For a keen rational observer, it didn’t take long before figuring out that Abiy’s speeches and actions were more of populist than based on principles, myopic than farsighted, a publicity stunt than based on a result of thoughtful deliberation. This began to be noticed in his speeches during his visits to different parts of our country soon after he came to power and further actions since then. That grew over time to presenting himself as all-knowledgeable as he lectured different groups of our society, including artists, generals, diplomats, medical doctors and other health professionals, teachers, members of parliament, etc., a typical characteristic of a dictator. By any stretch, a leader is not expected to know everything. A good leader of a country is one who surrounds themselves with people who have the right qualification, experience, knowledge, wisdom, foresight, and genuine interest in serving their country and people. Such a leader would consult with and listens to his/her advisors in charting plans and making policy decisions that best serve the interest of the nation and its people. Presenting oneself as all-knowledgeable is simply preposterous!

Abiy’s arrogance got worse as he made different sometimes contradictory statements when he addressed our people in different languages. A turning point was when the once pastor-like speaker turned a monster when he addressed ‘Balderas’ that he would wage an open war should they challenge his premiership. He publicly and arrogantly claimed Ethiopia has only one Prime Minister and that was JUST HIM! To many, that was a complete drop of his mask that uncovered who he really is.

I believe that Abiy’s recent remark at the fundraising event must have shocked those who have been conforming to his actions and inactions blindly, as well as those who already recognize his shallow personality. One notices that, ironically, Professor Al-Mariam, a political scientist and Professor Berhanu Nega, an economist were the latest victims of Abiy’s ignorance and arrogance.

It was also interesting to see the reaction of Jawar Mohammed, whose narrow ‘nationalism’ aka tribalism fits only the stone age and is now at loggerheads with Abiy Ahmed in a power beauty contest to win the hearts and minds of our Oromo fellow citizens, making a noise proving once again his little-mindedness and arrogance and claiming to be a political scientist who advised other governments and admonishing Abiy saying he would be better off if he listened to him. As many have satirically remarked governments that Jawar claims to have advised should have been none other than the Syrian, Yemeni and Libyan governments!

As I was writing this article, Abiy appeared on television to apologize for his outrageous statement at the fundraising event. However, the apology did not seem genuine as he tried to equivocate and tried to differentiate between those professionals who produced societal benefit and those who didn’t and appeared to advise the latter in becoming useful to the society. Time will tell whether he was genuine in his apology and we just have to wait and see.

It is depressing to know that our beloved Ethiopia, once a country of great leaders and professionals in various fields has ended up in the hands of myopic parochial thinkers of the 21st century. We have been victims of dictators over the past few decades and we can’t afford to see another dictator unfolding under our eyes! We should say enough is enough and resolve to continue the struggle until all our people (Oromo, Tigre, Amhara, Guraghe, Somali, Kafa, Wolaita, Kembata, Dorze, Gambella, etc.) are free from the yoke of dictatorship! Let’s also call a sped a sped, not doing so will only nurture the bad behaviors of those who incidentally happen to be at the apex of power!

Asfaw Regasa

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8 Responses to Abiy Ahmed, the Epitome of Ignorance and Arrogance

  1. What is the point this gibberish? Abiy said a thing he should not have said, and he apologized for it. It is beyond me why people like the writer make it a big deal, and twist things to undermine the person?

    To appear as a fair person, he inserts the names of politicians who hold opposite political views. But, it easy to detect on which side of the political group he falls. This article is an empty gibberish aimed at belittling the effort of th PM.

    Gudetta
    March 25, 2020 at 3:06 am
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    • What Abiy as a PM unmistakebly stated is that education and educated persons are useless. Better rob and steal to get rich quick! This proves his anti-intellectual stand, a stand shared by all the dictators and despots that hitherto ruled the country. This anti-intellectualism resulted in the eradication of some of the bright minds of the nation, minds that could have changed the lives of the people for the better. But all the ruling cliques have/had nothing on their minds other than hanging onto power at any cost, even if they have to eradicate the intelligentia they see as dangers to their stay in power. The result is the poorest and most backward country on earth, not only a materially but also intellectually.

      No wonder if someone from such a wretched country sees the idiotic comments of the PM good!

      Hirko Gamta
      March 25, 2020 at 3:34 pm
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  2. Looks a statement by someone who is jilted. A whole passage with no substance. What’s wrong that Abiy did the writer wanted to tell us? Except calling him names and trying to show his good qualities in negative light. Is it wrong for a leader to know about everything as much as he can? He tried to call the prime minister arrogant, but he is the one who is arrogant calling himself a learned and intelligent observer who can see and understand what the learned and the lay couldn’t see or understand. What a loser

    Ted
    March 25, 2020 at 7:13 am
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  3. “ስጋያ ኣድጊስ ናብ ጣውላ እንተበልዋስ ናብ ሓመድ” እንዲለው ትግርኛው፣
    ሁሉንም በእኩልነት ለማቀፍ ስንል፣ ሆደ ሰፊ ሆነንና ግዛታችንን በስነ አእምሮ እስከ ኑባ-ማደካስካር ድረስ ሁሉ ሳይቀር አስፋፍተንና፣ ምንም እንኳን በሃገራት መሃከል ድንበሮች ቢኖሩም፣ ግን ህዝቦች አብረው መኖር አለባቸው በሚለው ቅዱስ መንፈሳችን፣ ሁሉህንም የሚያገናኝህ ግድ የለህም የፅዮን ልጅነትህ ነው ብለን፣ “በዮርዳኖስ ጠበል አፍሳሹ” አንደበተችን ስናሰባስብ፣ የጭሰኝነት አስመላሽ እኩይ “ተስፈኞች” ግን፣ ጭራሽ ከዚህ ከዙፋናዊው አቋማችን ጎትተው አውርደው፣ በወለጋ እየተካሄደ ባለው genocide ኢሰብአዊ ሂደቶች ላይ፣ ከእነሱ ጋራ ሆነን የደስታ ጭፈራ እንድናስተገብር ይፈልጉናል፣ በእነርሱ አባባል፣ ብቻ ኢትዮጵያ አንድ ወጥ ጭሰኝነታዊትና ብሄር ብሄረ ሰብን ጨቋኝ ትሁን እንጂ፣ የፈለገውም ዲክታቶር ይምጣ፣ የፈለገውንም ያህል ህይወትም ሊጠፋ ይችላል ባዮች ናቸው፣ መሃረነ የጭካኔ ያለህ..! ለካስ እውነትም Anoole ተስተግብሯል የሚያሰኝ አይነት አሁንም የምኞት ጭካኔ!
    አባባላችንን ከመቀጠላችን በፊት ግን በዚህ አጋጣሚ፣ ሁለመናው ከተዘጋ በኋላ ወለጋና አካባቢው ዘንዳ እየተካሄደ ያለው genocide ካላንዳች ደቂቃ መዘግየት እንዲቆም እንጠይቃለን፣ በመንደርተኝነት ተወጥረን “ለየራሳችን” መንደር ብቻ ሃሳቢዎች በመምሰል፣ ሌላው መንደር ሲጠረግ መደሰትንም እናቁም፣ ሁሉም የሰው ልጅ ፍጡር ነው፣ የሰው ልጅነት አቋማችንን ሳንጠልም ለሁሉም ሰብአዊ በጎ ህልውና አብረን መቆም ይገባናል::
    በመርሆ unity in diversity ላይ ተመርኩዘን solidarity በተመላበት መንፈስ ወደፊት እንምጠቅ ብንላቸው፣ ጭራሽ ድብና ወደል አህያን የሚመስሉና ትንሽም አእምሮ ያላለፈባቸው ተላላኪዎቻቸውን በSMS አንቀሳቅሰው፣ እኛንኑን ወደ ዝቃጭነታቸው ሊዘፍቁን፣ አሜሪካ የመሸጉት ዘላለማቸውን ፊውዳሊዝም አይልቀቀኝ ባዮችና፣ እንዲሁም ምናልባትም በአሁኑ ጊዜ በመንግስት ወጪ የአዲስ አበባን ሆቴል አልጋ አሟቂዎች፣ ዝቅተኝነትን ሊመኙልን ከጀላቸው::
    የጭሰኝነት አስመላሹ ምቀኛው ቡድን፣ እኛው ለየራሳችን የሰጠነውን ስምና እንዲሁም ተፈጥሮ የለገሰንን ማንነትንም ጭምር ጭራሹንም ከድተን የእነርሱን Scam ማንነትንም አይነት ነገር አንጠልጥለንና ከጎናቸውም ቆመን ቄሮን እንድንዋደቅላቸው ይጠብቁብናል::
    ለነገሩ ቄሮ፣ አርቆ አስተዋይ አመራር ካገኘና፣ አንዳንድ Childish የሆኑ ጥፋቶቹን ካስወገደ፣ በማንኛውም ኢትዮጵያዊ ድጋፍ ሊደረግለት የሚገባ እንቅስቃሴ (Bewegung) ነው ባይ መሆናችንን ጭሰኝነትን አስመላሹ ቡድን አልገባውም እንጂ፣ እንዴት ብሎ ነው የማንንም የተከበሩት የልኡል ራስ መኮንን በረት ውስጥ ስለተወለዱ የጭሰኝነት ባላባቶች ሆነው የሚታያቸው ጉዴላ ነገሮችን እየላከ ቄሮን እንድንዋደቅላቸው መመርያ ሊያሰጡን የከጀሉን? ልኡል ራስ መኮንን እስከነ አጀባቸው ከሸዋ ወደ ሃረር በሚንቀሳቀሱበት ጊዜ፣ ሌሊቱን አጋስሶቻቸውን፣ በአሞሌ ጨው ተገዝቶ ወይንም ደግሞ ታድኖ ተይዞ ገቢ ከተደረገ በኋላ፣ ተኩስ ካልከው ድንግርግር ውስጥ የሚገባውና ዋናው ተግባራቱ አጋስስን መጎተት ብቻ የሆነውን ፈርጣሜው ቅልጥመ የሩዋንዳው ጎሪላን የሚያክለውና 50 የተሞሉ በርሚርሎችን ባንዴ ጎታቹ፣ እንዲሁም ቢጤውን ስራ ቤትን ሁሏ አንድ በረት ውስጥ ነበር የሚያሳድሩት፣ እዚያ ውስጥ የተዳቀለ ሁሏ፣ አሁን የዘላለማቸውን እኔ አውቅልሃለሁኝ ባዮችና በህልማቸውም ጭሰኝነትን አስመላሽ፣ የእነ ኣይተ ንቃተ ህሊና አይጠጋቸው ዘወትራቸውን ወደኋላ ብቻ አፈንጋጮች ተላላኪዎች ሆነው፣ ቅራሪን ከጨለጡ በኋላ፣ ለእኛ ቄሮን እንዴት እንደምንዋደቀው መመርያ ትእዛዝ ሊያስተላልፉ ይከጅላቸዋል::
    ሌላ ሌላውን ብስለት የጎደለውን ተግባራቱን ወደጎን እንተወውና፣ እኛ እስከምንከታተለው ጊዜ ድረስ የቄሮ ዋና ዋና የትግል መስኮች:
    1. በጃፓኖ አሜሪካዊው ተባባሪነት ከሚኒሶታ አምቦ በቶኮ ዎኪ ተደዋውሎ፣ የሽረ-ህንድ ውቅያኖስ ጀግንነትን ውጤትን መርካቶ አውርደው በችርቻሮ ሸጠው ካበቁ በኋላ፣ የቄሮን ጋሻ መሬትን ደግሞ ለባእድ ዜጎች ለመሸጥ የከጀሉትን ባንዳ ጥርቃሜዎችን ለማባረር ተሳካለት::
    2. ጭሰኝነትን ለሁለተኛ ጊዜ በማይመለስበትና ዘለቄታዊ ዋስትና ባለው መልኩ ለማውደምም ግብግብ ተግባራት ላይ ይገኛል::
    ቄሮ አንደኛው ነጥብ ተሳክቶለት፣ ጋሻ ሜሬቱን ለባእድ ሊሸጡ የከጀሉትን ወደ መቐለ ካራንቴነ ውስጥ አሽቀንጥሯቸዋል:: ሁለተኛውን ነጥብ በሚመለከት ግን ገና ማን እንደሚያሸንፍ ያልታወቀበት የግብግብ ስዓቶች ላይ እንገኛለን፣ እና እዚህ የግብግብ ስዓታት ላይ እኛ ተራማጅን ትተን በ’reactionary’ው ጎን እንድንቆምና original ማንነታችንም አውልቀን ወርውረን የነሱን scam አንጠልጥለን እንድናሸበርቅ ይጠብቁብናል፣ ለዚያውም ደግም ጭሰኝነትን ከተቀበረበት ጉድጓድ ለማስነሳት..!
    የጭሰኝነት አስመላሶች አስተሳሰብ እንዴህ አሟቅቆ ወደ አተላነት ከመውረዱ በፊት፣ ዘመናዊው የሶስዮሎጂና ሶሻል ፊሎዞፊ ደርሶበት ባለው መልኩና፣ ፈረንጆቹም ለይስሙላቸው ያክል በቲዎሪ ለነፋስ እንደሚያፈሱት፣ በኢንስቱርመንታል ሳይሆን በኮምንካቲቭ ዜቤ እና solidarityም በተሞላበት መንፈስ እንግባባ ስንል ወትውተን ነበር፣ ግን ያው ፈረንጆቹም ቢሆኑ በርግጥ የኮሚንካቲቭ ቲዎሪዉን ያፈሱልህና፣ ግን ተግባር ላይ ያንተን ንጥረ ሃብትን ለመዛቅ ሲንቀሳቀሱ፣ ኮሚኒካቲቩ ይቅርብህና ከኢንስትሩሜንታልም በከፋው ሰጣናዊው መልኩ ነው፣ በግራ እጅ መፅሓፍ ቅዱስ፣ በቀኝ ደግሞ ደበቅ አድርገው ጠመንጃቸውን ይዘው ቀርበው ያበቁና፣ ከዚያም አንተ አፍህን ከፍተህ መፅሓፍ ቅዱሱ ላይ ስትመሰጥ፣ እነሱ ደግሞ አንተን አዳፍተው ሲያበቁ ንጥረ ሃብትህን ይዘው ወደ ቤታቸው የሚሄዱት:: ታድያ ጭሰኝነትን አስመላሹ፣ ለአህያ አይጥማት ማር ነገር እንደመሆኑ መጠን ምቀኝነትን ብቻ የሚያስብ Demon ነውና፣ ምክራችንንና አስተሳሰባችንን እንደመቀበል ይልቅ፣ በቄሮ ላይ ተመሳሳይ ኮሎኒያሊስት ተግባራትን ሲካሄድ እኛም ታድያ በእነርሱ ጎን ሊያቆሙን ከጀላቸው::
    የሚላኩብን ግብረገብ የለሾቹ መልክትን ለእኛ አድራቾቹ ፈርጣሜዎች ጭራሽ ቅራሪን ጨለጥ እማ ካድረጉ በኋላ፣ እንደ ‘አማራ ነኝ’ ለማለትም ያሰኛቸዋል፣ እኛ፣ የፅዮኑ ልጅ የልብነድንግል ልጆችና የልጅ ልጆችን፣ እነ ሃፀይ ፋሲል፣ ንጉስ ሳህለስላሴንና ልኡል ራእሲ መኮንንን የመሳሰሉትን በጠባያቸውና በስነ አካላቸውም የቅዱስ ሚካኤልን መንትዮዎች መስለው የተወለዱን አማሮችን አናውቅ መስሏቸው:: ከዚህም ሌላ ደግሞ በጭቁን ጎን ቆመው ጭሰኝነትን ለወድያውኑ ለማጥፋት የተነሱ ሃሳበ ቅኑዎች እነ ዋለልኝ መኮንን እና ግርማሜ ነዋይም የመሳሰሉ አማራዎችን ምድሪቱ ያላየች ይመስል::
    ለእኛ መልእክታቸውን አድራሽ ጉድየላዎቻቸው ግን፣ መልከ አካላቸው፣ አፍንጫቸው ከግንባራቸው የሰፋ፣ አንገታቸው ከጭንቅላታቸው የወፈረ፣ ዳሌያቸው ከትከሻቸው የሰፋና የታችኛው እግራቸው ከጭናቸው የወፈረ የሆኑ፣ በጠባይ ደግሞ ግብረገብነትና ህብረተሰባዊነት ያላለፈባቸው እንደ ወደል አህያ ብቻ የሚገላበጡ ኢፍጡሮች ነገር ናቸው፣ ለነገሩ እንዲህም መሰሉ እንዲያው ተፈጥሮን አስመልክቶ ምንም ክፋት አልነበረውም፣ ግን እነዚህ ፍጡሮቹ በመስተዋትም ራሳቸውን አይተው ስለማያውቁ የመስተዋትነት አገልግሎትን ልንሰጣቸው በማለት ብቻ ነዋ፣ ለነገሩ my roots ብለው ማንነታቸውን ካገኙና ከደረሱበት በኋላ ኮምፕለክሳቸውን አሽቀንጥረው ጥለው በunity in diversity መልኩ ከሌሎች የፅዮን ልጆች ጋራ በእኩልነት አብረው ቢኖሩ ፈቃዳችንና ፍላጎታችንም ነው፣ እነሱ የመረጡት ግን ሌላኛውን ማንነቱ ጠብቆ መኖር የሚፈልገውንም ሁሉ አዳልጦ ወደ አውቅልሃለሁ ባይነት ማስሰመጥን ነው::
    ጠባያቸው የሰው ልጅነት ኖሮት ቢሆን ይሄን ሁለማንነታቸውን ባላተኮርንበትም ነበር፣ ግን እንደ ወደል አህያ እፊታችን ዘንዳ ሲንከባለሉ አስቀያሚነታቸው ፍጥጥ ብሎ ተደቀነብን እና አስገረመን:: ብቸኛም አይደሉም፣ ስራ ቤት ናቸውና ብጤዎቻቸው አጨብጫቢዎችም አያጡም::
    የሚፈልገውን ነገር በገዛ ራሳቸው አቀነባብሮ ለህብረተሰብ ማቅረብ አይቻላቸውም፣ ብቻ እኛ፣ የራሳቸው አጨብጫቢዎችም እንደሚሉት “የዮርዳኖስ ጠበል የመሰለውን የስነ አእምሮአችንን አበክቶን” ትተን የነርሱን Trash አስተጋቢ እንድንሆን ይጠብቁብናል::
    መልእቱን አስተላላፊዎቹ ዋናዎቹ የምቀኝነት ቲዎረትሻንስ፣ በአሁኑ ጊዝያቶች ላይ ወይ አሜሪካ እና ኢትዮጵያ ወጣ ገባ ይላሉ፣ ካለበለዝያም ካለፉት ሁለት አመታት ጀምረው በመከረኛ ድሃው የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ወጪ የአዲስ አበባን ሆቴል አልጋዎችን በማሞቅ ላይ ይገኛሉ፣ አሜሪካንም ሆኑ የአዲስ ሆቴል በማሞቅም ላይ፣ ግን ሁለቱም ከቄሮ የኮረጁት ተግባር አለ፣ ከሩቅ ሆኖ በቶኪ ዎኪ አማካይነት “Revolutionንን” ማካሄድ፣ የቄሮ ግን የጃፓን አፓራት ነብር፣ እነሱ የሚጠቀሙበት ከርካሳና የነርሱው ወገኖች በየመንደሩ የሰሩት ነውና በስነ ስርአት ባያስተላልፍም፣ ግን ያው የ “SMS Revolutionaries” ነን ባዮች ናቸው:: ከአሜሪካም ሆነ ከአዲስ ሆቴል አልጋ ላይ SMSሶችን ለጠቅላላው አለም ምቀኝነት፣ ክፋት፣ውዥንብርንና ስም መበከል ትእዛዛትን ያዳርሳሉ::
    የአሜሪካኖቹ already የSMS ካታስትሮፋቸውን ተከናንበዋል፣ ቲዎረቲሻን ነን ብለውና ከአሜሪካ ሆነው “መፈንቅለ መንግስትን” ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ እናስፈጽማለን ብለው በነ ጀኔራል አሳምነው ሂይወት ላይ ተጫውተዋል፣ ከዚህ ካታስትሮፈ ጋራ ተያይዞ ለደረሰው ቁጥር የለሽ ቅዝፈትና ውድመት ተጠያቂዎቹ እነሱው ናቸው፣ ግን በምቀኝነት የተለከፉ ናቸውና አሁንም አያቆሙም፣ ሌሎች ካታስትሮፎችም እስኪመጡም ጊዜ ድረስ ያው SMSሳቸውን ይልካሉ::
    እነዚህ ሃይሎች ከወደ 30 ዓመታት በፊት ነበር ከአዲስ ፈርጥጠውና ባላቸው ሎምቦጭ ላይ ሎንቦጭን ጨምረው በከንያ በኩል ወደ አሜሪካ የተሻገሩት፣ ከዚያ በኋላም የDC ጎዳናዎች ላይ በጠራራ ፀሓይና በውርጭ እየተቀፈቀፉ በመሰለፍ የውጭ የስለላ ሃይሎች ኢትዩጵያን እንዲወሯት ሲፀልዩና ሲማፀኑ ኖረው፣ ይሄው ኢትዮጵያም አሁን ያለችበት ራስዋን በራስዋ የማታስተዳድርበትና የአናርኪ ሃገር (ወይም ደግሞ እንደ ትግራይ አይነቱ under hostage) ሁናቴ ዘንዳ እንገኛለን:: ይሄንኑን ደግሞ ከዚያም ወደባሰው ወደ ጭሰኝነት ለማውረድ ነው their Donkey ግልብያ! መሰበር ያለበት ግልብያ::

    ዘረ-ያዕቖብ
    March 25, 2020 at 10:52 am
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  4. We shouldn’t expect a perfect leader because there is no such person. All come with their own shortcomings. But when those shortcomings became a problem we have to point out what those shortcomings are and demand correction has to be taken. That is exactly what Asfaw is doing. Abiy has made errors after errors and people are giving him a chance to correct his ways because they believed he is genuine. However, individuals such as the above commentators are not going to help Abiy. In the recent past when jawar integrated targeted attack happened in Oromia, Abiy had shown moral cowards, he walked back on the statement he made in parliament to appease the murders ( so childish to repeat his statement here) He didn’t go to one church to comfort the people who run for shelter fearing for life. That is some moral cowards. Megestu used to lecture about agriculture going to agricultural colleges, Meles 2nd year drop out used to lecture university professors about history or whatever area he deems necessary to show his intellect powers, a fake one at that. Abiy should not get into this kind of trap. He is smart he can grasp things easily but it doesn’t mean though he has the knowledge to lecture others. As long as he is genuine and accepts his mistakes we should give him a second chance to correct his ways. But undeserved adulation is a way to create a dictator or a cult. Only little minds help create a fertile ground for that to take place. We need more critical minds. Asfaw Regasa is that mind.

    Habtamu
    March 25, 2020 at 5:49 pm
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  5. Let ire be ire, as long as it is not fire!

    Meimatungu
    March 27, 2020 at 5:30 am
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  6. This article is a well written one and easy for the reading eyes to decipher. It is ok to hold the feet of a leader of a country to the fire so he shapes up to the affairs churning the country. He/she should be ‘alleged’ but fairly. If she/he errs must be criticized with the correct alternatives or correct doable solution. If he/she violates the rights of citizens must be held accountable and told in the strongest civil terms possible.

    There is a line in the article that stood out for me that goes: ‘ He publicly and arrogantly claimed Ethiopia has only one Prime Minister and that was JUST HIM!’ What is the issue with that? We have only one President here in the USA which democratic with no peers. UK has one Prime Minister only where the roots of modern representative democracy were began. Then how many Prime Minister should the old country have? Two, Nine, or One Hundred? The author did not reveal that. Just in case, I am not saying PM Abiy was democratically elected official since he came out of an administration that took office after a rigged election in 2005, 2010 and 2015. But he brought reforms that were not expected to take place that soon. He freed tens of thousands of political prisoners who were languishing in jails for years with some of them crosshair targets on their heads. Such environment has been utilized from the bottom of the deck by hatemongers to spew around hatred among neighbors. The author seems to know about that.

    Where did this name calling ‘myopic parochial thinkers’ come from? I wish the dear compatriot author had told us who such thinkers are running the old country these days. Was such phrase used just because the words are out there in the English language?

    In any case as I have said at the beginning of my comment I liked reading this well written article. Please keep writing.

    Ittu Aba Farda
    March 28, 2020 at 9:22 pm
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  7. Hier spricht die russische Seele, Putin’ም እንደ Puschkin ሌኒንግራዳዊ ነው፣ ለሰው ልጆች ራስን ማንፀባረቅያ መስተዋትን ማቅረብ ይችላሉና፣ እንሆ ሁሉም ማንነቱን ይይ፣ ዓይን ካለ ማለት ነው….!

    ” “የአፍሪካውያን ምድር መላ አውሮፓውያንን፣ አሜሪካውያንንና ኤዥያውያንን ባንድነት ይመግባል፤ ነገርግን ችግራቸው አንድና አንድ ነው፤ እርሱም “….. “፡፡
    የሩሲያውያኑ ፕሬዚደንት ቭላድሜር ፑቲን አፍሪካ በምዕራባውያኑ ላይ ያላትን ጥገኝት / ዕምነት መጣል አስመልክቶ የሰነዘሩት ድንቅ መልዕክት

    ሰሎሞን ዳውድ አራጌ
    ከጎንደር ዩኒቨርሲቲ፤ እንግሊዝኛ ቋንቋና
    ስነፅሁፍ ትም/ት ክፍል መምህር

    ሪፖርተርስ ፕረስ ኤን. ጅ በተባለ ድረገፅ የወጣውን ይህን ወቅታዊና ለመላው ዓለም በተለይም ለዕኛ በዚህ እነርሱው አምጠው በወለዱት ጭንቅና መከራ መልሰን እነርሱኑ የሙጥኝ ብለን ያድኑን ዘንድ ከእነርሱ ውጭ ላሳር በምንልበት ወቅት ጆሮ ገብ መልዕክት ነው፤

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    አፍሪካ ራስ-መር ልትሆን ፈፅማ አትችልም፤ አፍሪካዉያኑ ዕምነታቸውን ከራሳቸው ይልቅ በአውሮፓውያኑ፣ አሜሪካውያኑና ቻይናውያን ላይ የተንጠለጠለ ነው፡፡

    ራሳቸው ፍፁም ዕምነት የላቸውም፣ አፍሪካውያን የቴክኖሎጅ ጠበብት /መሃንዲሶች በሰለጠኑባቸው ሙያዎች ላይ ልምድን ያካብቱ ዘንድ መድረኮች አይመቻቹላቸውም፤ በአንፃሩ ቻይናውያኑን መንገዶቻቸውን ይገነቡላቸው ዘንድ ይቀጥሯቸዋል፡፡

    አፍሪካ ውስጥ አንድ ነጭ ግለሰብ ወንጀል ሊፈፅም ይችላል፤ ይፈፅማልም፤ ነገርግን ምንም ዕርምጃ ሲወሰድበት አይታይም ምክኒያቱም አፍሪካውያን ባለስልጣናት /ሊቀመናብርት/ የወንበር ላይ ሊቆች እኛን (ነጮችን) ከዕውነታው ባፈነገጠ መልኩ የሚስሉን አንደ ከፊል ፈጣሪዎቻቸው አድረገው ነው፡፡ አውሮፓ ውስጥ ጥቁር ሰው ታፍኖ ሊወሰድ እንዲሁም ትንኮሳ ሊደርስበት ይችላል፤ ይባስ ብሎም ይገደላል፤ አንድም አፍሪካዊ መሪ ግን ግድ ሰጥቶት ጠይቆ አያውቅም፡፡ አፍካውያን ለራሳቸው የሚሰጡት ምስል በተለይም ከአውሮፓውያንና አሜሪካውያን ዘንድ አንዳች የውል ስምምነትን በሚያደርጉበት ግዜ እንደ አንድ ተስፋ ቢስና ደካማ ፍጡር ነው፡፡

    ራሳቸው የራሳቸው ባላንጣዎች ናቸው፡፡ ዕርስ በርስ አይዋደዱም፤ ይህም ለቅኝ ገዥ ጌቶቻቸው የሃብት ብዝባና ምዝበራ መቀጠል በር ከፋች ነው፡፡

    እኔ እስካማውቀው ድረስ አፍሪካ በፈጣሪ ዘንድ የተመረጠች ብሎም የተባረከች አሕጉር ነች፤ እናም ለአፍሪካውያን መላው አውሮፓውያን፣ አሜሪካውያንና ቻይናውያን የሚቋምጡባት፣ እነርሱን በሆን ሲሉ የሚጎመዡባት ሁናቴ ላይ መሆናቸው የሚገነዘቡበት ግዜው አሁን ነው፡፡ የአፍሪካውያንን የአየር ፀባይ ከሌላው ዘንድ አታወዳድረውም፤ የአፍሪካውያ ምድር መላ አውሮፓውያንን፣ አሜሪካውያንንና ኤዥያውያንን ባንድነት ይመግባል፤ ነገርግን ችግራቸው አንድና አንድ ነው፤ እርሱም “መሪዎቻቸው“፡፡ ጉዳዩ እንደሚያስጨንቀው አንድ ሰው የምንግዜም ምርጡ መሪያቸው ጋዳፊ ነበር፡፡

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    እንደ አንድ ዕጣ ፋንታዋ አንደሚያሳስበው፤ ለውጧን በእጅጉ እንደሚናፍቅ አፍቃሬ አፍሪካ ወይም አፍሪቃዊ ይሕ ጦማር ቧልት፣ ፌዝ ወይም መናኛ ወሬ አይደለም ነገርግን የማህበረሰባችን ከነጭ ውጭ ወደ ውጭ የሚል ያልተገባ ዕሳቤ የሚገራ ምክር ነው፤ (በቅርቡ አንኳን በባሕል ሕክምናችን ላይ የተሰነዘረው መዘባበት ገና ከአዕምሮአችን ስላልጠፋ እርሱን በሕሊናችን ሰንቀን እነርሱ አንዲት ብልቃጥ ወርውረው ለወረርሽኙ ክትባቱ ተገኘ ብለው ቢሰጡን ዕለቱን የምንሽር የሚመስለንን ቤቱ ይቁጠረን) እና ፈጣሪ ባስቀመጠን ሁኔታ /እንደፈጠረን/ እንዳንጠብቀው እንለወጥ ዘንድ፤ ሰልጥነንም የተሰጠንን ምልዑ አሕጉር ሃብቷን እንጠቀም ዘንድ ለእኛ የተላለፈ ብርቱ መልዕክት ነው፡፡

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    ምንጭ፡ Reporters press

    ዘረ-ያዕቖብ
    March 31, 2020 at 10:45 pm
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