by Muluken Gebeyew
Ethiopians have suffered under TPLF (Tigray People’s Liberation Front) brutal regime for the last 27 years. From its inception, it was anti-unity, divisive, hate monger and self oriented opportunistic regime. TPLF has led anti democratic pathogenic policies that denied Ethiopians fundamental human rights in their own country. It has ruled Ethiopians through hate, fear, divide and rule policies. It has monopolised the economy, military, foreign affair, security and all sector of the society. It has killed, tortured, imprisoned, looted, destabilised large sector of Ethiopian society principally the Amahra and Oromo people.
TPLF doesn’t represent the Tigray people which itself comprise 6% of Ethiopian population. TPLF shields itself under Tigrean people skirt as if it’s legitimate representative. The majority Tigraeans in Tigray live under fear and double oppression. They are not allowed to say anything except supporting TPLF. Those who live in Ethiopia (outside Tigray) and in Diaspora, most benefited from the system and they defend TPLF’s merciless killings and brutal crackdown against Ethiopians. They make every effort by hook or crook to maintain TPLF’s rule.
TPLF destroyed all press, legitimate opposition parties and non governmental agencies which promote personal, democratic right and good governance. TPLF used its rubber stamped parliament law for several years to stifle any form of democratic exercise in the country using its famous Anti-terrorist law/Proclamations. TPLF destroyed the justice system and used as its means for supression!
TPLF attempted to destroy the legitimate educational system and formed its own, generation killing curriculum. It has published newly made history books which attempt to destroy Ethiopian independent, sovereign history and its heroes. Schools are used as propaganda field. Top brasses of TPLF and its accomplices’ use fake college degrees to cover their inferior complexity. They rooted out real intellectuals from all higher institutions and made Education and its value cheap in Ethiopia.
TPLF created a delusional federal system with puppets figure head while its operatives rule under iron fist. It continued its divide and rule policy by fermenting and waging war among different ethnicities, nationalities and religious members. Its inflammatory polices have made Ethiopians displaced, homeless, dispossessed, unemployed and to flee from their country.
TPLF has implemented a confused economic policy that benefited its members and supporters against the majority Ethiopians. Its newly created millionaires and “upper class” are based on false economy, favouritism, contraband and nepotism. The majority of the peasants are under the mercy of TPLF. The Ethiopian people are denied of its historical land right. At present all land belong to TPLF.
EFFORT (Endowment Fund For Rehabilitation of Tigray), which is owned by the few elites of TPLF top brass, controlled more than 70% of Ethiopian economy. It has looted the public property, public bank and run business as monopoly controlling the business field and killing any competitions from other Ethiopians.
The artificial “growth” from data manipulation, few visible infrastructure development through borrowed finance, foreign investors are not sustainable as we witnessed an enraged oppressed people destroying it.
TPLF is exhausting all its dirty political tricks to survive longer ruling Ethiopians. It has mobilized all the finance and resources it looted from Ethiopians to galvanise its security services, Agazi “killing machine” army, propaganda outlets and mercenary agitators.
TPLF’s propaganda outlets in Ethiopia and overseas are drumming day and night false information, confusion, disinformation, exaggeration in a manner typical of disturbed psychotic patient with disorganised thoughts, pressure of speech, grandiose and paranoid delusions. The culprits, mostly paid mercenaries continue the futile attempt to dampen the struggle of the Ethiopian People against TPLF. Their aim is as usual to create division among ourselves not to unite against the regime. We need to be aware from past mistakes! It has shown recently a non genuine gestures to confuse us by releasing political prisoners. This should not be the booby trap to hold us back. We need to continue and intensify the peaceful struggle until it is down.
The regime’s final means to survive long and to dampen the struggle is State of Emergency, which it declared once again recently. This is further to intensify its brutal suppression and engage in killing spree. There are palpable lies coming out from its propaganda outlets. There are numerous pseudo promises emerging out from the regime to calm down the heat it is feeling. TPLF is known for lying and breaking promises. The phantom promises are just to buy time, then to lead its brutal regime and darkness. The only guarantee for the freedom is to get rid of TPLF.
Ethiopia is at cross road. The suffering of Ethiopian people spill out of the cup.
The siege for the last 27 years is to be broken. The cloud of fear, disunity and suspicion among Ethiopians is to clear. The smell of freedom is on air. A new nation of freedom and equality is closer. Ethiopians of all walk of life have to finish the job.
We have a challenging road which is full of obstacle which we have to clean. The poison that would be left by TPLF would take time to detoxify. The paranoia and false identity it created among different nationalities need proper handling and therapy. National reconciliation among Ethiopians is a must to start the journey for democratic and compassionate Ethiopia. The pathogenic policies of TPLF should be eradicated in the New Ethiopia.
TPLF is like a malignant cancer. Unless completely removed, it will continue to harm and bleed Ethiopians. TPLF is irreparable. Any cosmetics will not cover its big scars. Its members and supporters have to abandon it to live in peaceful Ethiopia for themselves and their children.
TPLF is currently wounded and it is on death bed gasping for air, it is using emergency oxygen called State of Emergency. It is on last oxygen tank. Even at its bed, it is not willing for peaceful transition and reconciliation. It is in grandiose and paranoid delusion of power. It has no insight of the Ethiopian people sufferings and quest for freedom.
The Ethiopian people should unit, work together in partnership to continue and intensify the struggle against the TPLF regime to finish the job. TPLF is on cliff edge. A popular well organised and united push from Ethiopians of different nationalities, faiths, educational status, ability, income, gender and age will bring the demise of TPLF.
Do not resuscitate the dying TPLF regime!