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I have been watching Esat program with journalist Abbebe Gelaw.
The discussion is timely and mr Gelaw has done his best.
One good point he has clearly made is that now it is time for all to stand together
and demand our citizen rights. I also agree we have to move together.
Then our agreement ends there.
99% of his discussion is accusation of the TPLF. I say to mr Abebe and those who think like him to change their focus. I am sure he has a great potential in publicizing his ideas and in opinion building. But his approach limits him very much. What we need is a solution to the problem.
Main issue is to direct all efforts towards removing the TPLF from power. This has to be done by common struggle that includes and accommodates all. We have to agree on how we govern the country after Wayane. There we need prior agreement.
After that we go directly into finding ways of toppling the dictators and replace them as agreed and then continue to work for a viable future together. The Wayyane is a tiny minority. It is not difficult for the majority to remove them from power. But if we do not have any agreement on the future governance toppling TPLF is worse less. It is even dangerous.
I also disagree with you on how and why the TPLF started its long and arduous journey to power. They started as a liberation front. That was absolutely right because the Tigre were alienated and marginalized as people not as individuals. Same was true for the Oromo, Sidama, GAmbella, Somali, Affar, etc.
The real racists were the Amahara of Minilik. They occupied the south by force, they confiscated their land and forced them into the inhuman gabbar system. They were denied share in governance, their language, culture and identity was suppressed. They never had citizenship rights.
Then when time has come for the people to demand their rights the only way was to build liberation fronts and fight. So the TPLF started right and did the right thing in toppling the DERG. The problem began there and then. There was total power vacuum when they reached Finfinne. They had no any viable political organization or power that could balance theirs. The result is the mess we have today.
In Ethiopia we have at least 80 nationalities. They are all there on their ancestral lands. We cannot come to any viable solution by denying their existence. No way. If we are to build a viable future everybody has to be accommodated. First all these nations have to have equal participation in the governance of the country. The elementary basic democracy here is administering your won local area big or small. This is the basis for all other rights. Then the language, culture, history and identity of every nation should be included.
By the way if we agree on the future type of governance it will be very easy to topple the Wayyane. Not only that but we even could build a functioning democracy in a very short time.
Abbebe Gelaw thank you! We all must do more to defend our pole from this fascist evil occupier. You exposed that evil called meles zinawi. Now you need do more to expose this evil tplf fascist meles remnants group. Our people must unite and defeat tplf evil in unity and live peacefully together in dignity.
Time to Start Discussions on Ethiopia’s Future
Good interview. TPLF will fall, no doubt about. We need to worry what will come thereafter. To my understanding currently there are three political lines in Ethiopia.
1) One line wants Ethiopia to continue from her 100 years ago model. This is one language, one culture, etc, and administrative regions based on geographic features; not based on nations and nationalities settlement.
2) The current/TPLF administrative system. Although not practically implemented, administrative regions are based on nations and nationalities boundary where every ethnic group governs itself, uses its language at all levels and develops, and exercises its culture, etc
3) The third political line is struggling for secession if number two above will not be fully exercised; this literally may lead to the disintegration of Ethiopia.
The destiny of Ethiopia, therefore, will be determined by whether those politicians in group one (‘ye xintuwa ye xiwatuwa’ Ethiopia) are ready to ease their stand and accept the rights of nations, nationalities and peoples. Remember the consequence of a rigid unitary approach of past leaders of Ethiopia that resulted in the secession of Eritrea. Eritrean’s first question was simple but to retrain their autonomy after Hailesilase dissolved their parliament. Please start discussion.
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