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Intergenerational Transmission: The Cause of Antisocial Personality Disorder

by Ibro (Nebiyou A.), Germany

The office of a dictator once had a very different meaning from how we think of it today. It was first

Intergenerational Transmission: The Cause of Antisocial Personality Disorder

Shumbash Asres Tesema, Meles Zenawi's grand father.

created by the Roman Senate in 510 B.C for emergency purposes. Such as taking care of rebellions. The dictators at that time couldn’t be held legally responsible for their actions, they couldn’t hold the office for longer than six months and they couldn’t use any public money other than what the Senate allocated to them. The appointment of dictators by the Senate was continued until 202 B.C, the appearance of Julius Caesar who was named a dictator for life.

Many historians consider Napoleon Bonaparte to be the first modern dictator. The term dictator here refers to the way dictators come to power and how they control every facet of the government. Although their regimes vary widely, most dictators have so many similarities; they usually rule autocracies and often, they have totalitarian regimes.

Bashar al-Assad of Syria , for example has proven to be a tyrant in disguise. One-man rule and the perpetuation of family dynasties, monopolies of wealth and power, the silencing of the media, and the deprivation of fundamental freedoms. Can we point out a single difference from what Bashar has been doing and what Meles has not? Noop!

The North Korean dictator, Kim II-Sung, was essentially the sole subject of all forms of art created in the country. The School children were taught to give thanks to Kim II-Sung, the source of their blessings, as part of their training. Similarly, Meles established an all pervasive cult of personality as Kim’s dynasty. The supporters of Meles and even some of his loyal opponents loud that he is a charismatic speaker, a double-minded man whose all rounded knowledge of topics such as nanotechnology, palaeontology etc. makes him a suitable leader representing the African continent.

Intergenerational Transmission: The Cause of Antisocial Personality Disorder

In 1990, Burma had a general election in which San Suu Kyi, a female leader of the National League for Democracy, won. The Dictatorial regime refused to acknowledge Suu Kyi’s win and kept her imprisoned for much of the time since the election. How can we forget the victory of the oppositions in 2005 election held in Ethiopia, which was brutally crushed by the tyrant regime, leaving nearly 200 dead and CUD leaders jailed as well as an estimated 30,000 students and other oppositions supporters. Isn’t Meles the Burma’s dictator of Ethiopia?

All this raises a broader question: How and why cruel, tyrannical and repressive dictatorships persists?

Psychologists , psychiatrists , neurologists and many others, have sought for decades to study the dictator’s mind (psychology). According to them, many dictators suffer from extraordinarily high levels of both grandiosity (a personality disorder characterised by manic or hypo-manic) and paranoia (suspicious thoughts). After studying the behaviour of dictators, Dr. James Fallon concluded that relationships, the brain, genes and early childhood all contributed to making a person a dictator. (Dr. Fallon: The Mind of a dictator, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs1Re2-NAD4 ).

Apart from his acquired behaviours of a dictator, there is no doubt that Meles is indeed a person with antisocial personality disorder. A person who lives with such disorder has no regard for right and wrong. He violates the law and the rights of others, landing him in frequent troubles or conflicts. He lies, behaves violently, and has drug or alcohol problems. In his case, chewing ”chat” is on a daily basis for Meles. Accordingly, what makes him profoundly different among other dictators is that, he is the only dictator who is debouching his own people, blackmailing his history and destroying his country.

It will not be a surprise therefore, if such villainy causes a mess all the time. It is simply a direct result of a character built by intergenerational transmission and tradition of his ancestors. A study by Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University has strengthened my argument by suggesting that, “Convicted parents tend to have convicted children.”

I wonder why someone who calls himself an Ethiopian, supports a mentally sick person and an anti-Ethiopian of the worst kind. This is the man who divides the nation, stirs up hatred among tribes and religious institutions, and ruins the country. We are therefore living in a very crucial time.

Meles should not at all be allowed to continue. We must stop these conspiracies, treason and madness here. Let us identify his achilles heel (weaknesses) so that we can stop him. According to the Greece Mythology, Achilles was the son of Thetis and Peleus , the bravest hero in the Trojan war.

When Achilles was born, his mother, Thetis, tried to make him immortal by dipping him in the river Styx.Intergenerational Transmission: The Cause of Antisocial Personality Disorder As she immersed him, she held him by one heel and forgot to deep him a second time so the heel she held could get wet too. Therefore, the place she held him remained untouched by the magic water of the Styx and that part stayed mortal or vulnerable. When Achilles was a grown man he appeared to all to be invulnerable to the enemies’ weapons. Achilles fought heroically against the Trojans, but was killed by an enemy soldier who knew his weakness and therefore aimed his arrow at Achilles’ unprotected heel.

To this day, any weak point is called an ”Achilles heel”. Every dictatorship has an Achilles heel, so do Meles regime. It is time for us to rise up and work for a change in Ethiopia.

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8 Responses to Intergenerational Transmission: The Cause of Antisocial Personality Disorder

  1. Anon

    April 2, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Psycho analysis of melese as a strategy to liberate Ethiopia or for that matter any writing that fall short of calling the Ethiopia people to rise in unison has to be the work of those who has the capacity to be detached from the humanitarian catastrophe that we are witnessing.Mesay and his a likes are wasting our precious time in these forums.

    I hope those of us who frequent these forums need to change our strategy by giving positive feedback only to those writers, such as Robele Abebaye and Dr.Aklog Birara.These two, consistently, not only exposed the regime in their respective fields but called us to take a united action. It is well over due that we come together as people and call our society to rise against the malignant TPLF regime. How long and how often need we be entertained by those who would have us believe they love their country, and yet “THEIR HEART IS FAR FROM HERE??”If you don’t believe this assertion just read how many come in to these forums just to say something which is not in their own heart.

  2. chalew

    March 17, 2012 at 10:05 am

    [Mesfen Derese],

    Thank you very much for your realistic assesment of and timely rebuke of the writer of this article.It has increasingly become fashionable in the Ethiopian oppostion circle these days to come to these forums with an article pretending to analyze,inform and educate as a means to its end.I we s a society are not in touch with reality.

    One of the reasons the LORD does not remove each one of us from the scene of this earth is to give us opportunity to REPENT OR (NISSHA INDENGEBA).So that at all times we can speak truth or found to be consistent in what we say ad do.Then and then we can by the grace of GOD walk uprightly and be beneficiall to family,socity.Alas many of us within the oppostion caps are lie,steal,cheat,pretend in one word are no better than weyane tugs.The only difference is TPLfits are at the helm oof power and oppostion members are not.For no other reason but for lack of opportunity are diaspora politicians are held back the things weyanes are doing.If such be the case whey then even the LORD change circumstances to the people of Ethiopia?
    it is time we speak the truth at all times about anysubject and not just denounvce weyane as an end to itself.Of -course ther is exception to the rule,neverthless ,it is equally true many among us are SHALLOWand SUPERFICIAL plain and simple.I mean many come to these forums to with out a heart just mindlessly to babble about any thing and every thing.I have to say ,though,not every one is the same.Birtukan Andualem Eskinder,and a host of Ethiopian jornalists who are in Zenawi jail reminds us when a person puts his/her mind to do the right thing he aor she will know what sacrifice exactly awaits to accomplish the task.Even in the diaspora there are some such as Dr.Aklog who are jenuine about their conviction.I suggest before every thing else we need to REPENT know the truth.unless we are right with GOd we can not be right one another.How can we even fail to trust one another on small things such as stealing some one’s nick name?

  3. mekelle

    March 17, 2012 at 3:35 am

    This is grandfather of meles. he grow up by shambush /Italy banda and how can he lead the great country .This is very shamful and meles last fate is like Mohammued Gadifa of Libay and he knows it!!!!

    Meles has to go !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bequa!!1Bequa!!!!

  4. beth say

    March 16, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    That is what exactly the former Ethiopian dictator Mengistu H said. No dictator on the whole world ever sold and destroyed his own country where he is born, breaded and belongs to. No one listened, instead Ethiopians lost sight and continue to compare melese with a normal Ethiopian leaders.

  5. Mesfin Derresse

    March 16, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Meles Zenawi’s alleged ‘anti-social’ behaviour does not explain what TPLF members did and do in Ethiopia.
    Woyanes are one and the same as far as Ethiopia and its people are concerned. They treat Ethiopia as a colonial outpost and its mosaic populations as the vanquished enemy.

    Wether or not the Woyane chief is a drug addict or dealer ( yes, his wife is alleged to be at the helm of Chat trade, a kind of narcotic grown in the country), it does not matter to angry and hungry Ethiopians .
    Woyane has sanctioned the sale and spread of this narcotic leaves among the youth of Ethiopia except Tigrai with the explicit aim of benumbing our youth.

    Meles, and the members of his ‘golden’ tribesmen have literally monopolised every aspect of Ethiopia’s public and private institutions like what the Italians did. Therefore it is futile to try to make a distinction between Meles and his men, when there is none.

    Let us not only moan our predicaments but also be mindful of the urgency with which the enemy should be brought to justice.

  6. Mesfin Derresse

    March 16, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Meles Zenawi’s alleged ‘anti-social’ behaviour does not explain what TPLF members did and do in Ethiopia.
    Woyanes are one and the same as far as Ethiopia and its people are concerned. They treat Ethiopia as a colonial outpost and its mosaic pupulations as the vanquished enemy.

    Wether or not the Woyane chief is a drug addict or dealer ( yes, his wife is alleged to be at the helm of Chat trade, a kind of narcotic grown in the country), it does not matter to angry and hungry Ethiopians .
    Woyane has sanctioned the sale and spread of this narcotic leaves among the youth of Ethiopia except Tigrai with the explicit aim of benumbing our youth.

    Meles, and the members of his ‘golden’ tribesmen have literally monopolised every aspect of Ethiopia’s public and private institutions like what the Italians did. Therefore it is futile to try to make a distinction between Meles and his men, when there is none.

    Let us not only moan our predicaments but also be mindful of the urgency with which the enemy should be brought to justice.

  7. sami

    March 16, 2012 at 4:35 am

    Yes, that is the root cause of meles zenwai asers Italy banda family and the real dangor of ethiopia and he and his family are the enamy of ethiopia for 100 years!!
    Meles has to go!!!

    BEQUA!!!

  8. Messay Dejene

    March 16, 2012 at 3:14 am

    Calling Meles a ‘dictator’, is absolutely wrong. Doing so, is tantamount to trivializing the heinius atrocities this invader has wrought on our country. Yes, he may very well be a dictator to his Tigrean constituency.But he definitely is not Ethiopia’s dictator.
    This is a man who in all his adult life, has been fighting to destroy the very essence of Ethiopia as a nation. He and his like-minded Tigres anihilated the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Party (EPRP) who were based in Tigrai because they were considered alien entities fighting to advance Ethiopia’s interest. Since he usurped power with the assistance of foreign powers inimical to Ethiopia’s interests, he committed catalogues of crimes against the state. He dutifully partitioned the country and quickly recognised secessionist Eritrea for whom he had fought during all his tenure as a mercinary. In the last 2 decades he divided the Ethiopian people along spurious ethnic and linguistic lines, massacred thousands in the process. His invading ethnic riffraffs are incestantly plundering our resources throug and through.
    They have made sure Ethiopia’s institutional memory is irreversibly lost by summarily dismissing Ethiopian academics and watering down the quality of education in the country. Just about what has he not done to destroy our country?
    He decommissioned Ethiopia’s multinational army and had them supplanted by Tigre officers and the rank and file by his prisoners war from the rest of the country. He ceded a big chunk of land. He gifted to the Sudan a massive tract of land. Now he is selling the country’s land to foreigners by uprooting Ethiopians from their ancestral homeland.
    How can such a person and his minority ethnic army of occupation be called anything but an invader?

    As a student of history, I know not of a single dictator who has committed such acts against his country.
    Meles never considered himself an Ethiopian. He had always resented Ethiopian identity as have most members of Woyane. It is either due to naivity, opportunism or the urge to be seen to be politically correct that many Ethiopians refrain from calling the invader by this dscription. I do not think calling him an ‘invader’ would offend Tigres who loathe this man as much as the rest of us do. His Ethiopian descent does not spare him from being an invader much like his grandfather was, in the eyes of our patriotic ancestors including those from Tigrai. God bless our country.

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