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Ethiopia: Death of the Two Supreme Powers

September 8, 2012

Introduction

On May 18, 2012, a rare event occurred in view of millions of people around the Globe. It happened in a mannerMeles Zenawi and Abune Paulos that defied the rules and codes of social sciences. In weeks following the event, the two supreme powers of Ethiopia died within weeks of each other. These highly unusual circumstances added together with other affairs in Ethiopia sparked thoughts of deep spiritual dimensions. The events are not explainable by reasons and principles of Political Sciences. This article is a political opinion and does not pertain to the act of Abebe Gelaw, which is entirely in a different field and domain appropriate to theological scholars and spiritual leaders.

Therefore, the purpose of this article is to explore the political consequences that the departures of the two supreme powers entail on the unfinished reconstruction of Ethiopia into many conceptual nations. Meles invented several nations to form, according to the wish of each, an Ethnic Federal government, if not, become what each should be in the cataclysm that the death of the nation triggers. The Ethnic Federal system is not a practical concept. It is anti-modernization and anti-democratic principles, and created by force, it will not be sustainable by any means other than force. The evil system has consumed its inventor, and may not exist without its guardian.

Notions of Ethnic Federalism

According to the concepts of Ethnic Federalism, an Oromo person may not practice his/her heritages in Wollo province designated by Ethnic Federal system as habitat (Kilil) of exclusively Amara descendants. A person with Amara heritages has no proper place in Tigray province where the group rights of Tigrean descendants do not protect the rights of a citizen of the conceptual Amara Nation. No person can enjoy the full freedom, liberty and pursuits of happiness outside his/her designated Kilil or nation. When languages restrict the freedom of movements of each individual citizen and hinder the full pursuit of happiness, even the nation formed by Federal States virtually becomes prison cells. Ethnic Federalism is a cult invented by Meles Zenawi to hinder modernization of Ethiopians. That is the purpose and the precise notion of Ethnic Federalism in the nutshell.

Therefore, the purpose of this article is to explore the political consequences that the departures of the two supreme powers entail on the unfinished reconstruction of Ethiopia into many conceptual nations. Meles invented several nations to form, according to the wish of each, an Ethnic Federal government, if not, become what each should be in the cataclysm that the death of the nation triggers. The Ethnic Federal system is not a practical concept. It is anti-modernization and anti-democratic principles, and created by force, it will not be sustainable by any means other than force. The evil system has consumed its inventor, and may not exist without its guardian.

Notions of Ethnic Federalism

According to the concepts of Ethnic Federalism, an Oromo person may not practice his/her heritages in Wollo province designated by Ethnic Federal system as habitat (Kilil) of exclusively Amara descendants. A person with Amara heritages has no proper place in Tigray province where the group rights of Tigrean descendants do not protect the rights of a citizen of the conceptual Amara Nation. No person can enjoy the full freedom, liberty and pursuits of happiness outside his/her designated Kilil or nation. When languages restrict the freedom of movements of each individual citizen and hinder the full pursuit of happiness, even the nation formed by Federal States virtually becomes prison cells. Ethnic Federalism is a cult invented by Meles Zenawi to hinder modernization of Ethiopians. That is the purpose and the precise notion of Ethnic Federalism in the nutshell. Read more…

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2 Responses to Ethiopia: Death of the Two Supreme Powers

  1. zeg fanta

    September 10, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Dear reader, thank you much for the comment and it is greatly appreciated. Describing the events of the past is one thing, writing about the out come and consequences is another. Positive thinking may also appear wishful thinking. You are right it may be stretching the existing realities for positive outcome and calculating the equation a bit too far for the same desire positive outcome. Societies are the most unpredictable and they may let happen the unimagined. Nothing can be predicted what tomorrow shall bring when people wake up from their sleep charged, let alone after so many days and nights in 2015. As you may see the complexities of human factors involved you may understand the lighter and brighter outlook of the bad and ugly for the sake of the good and gentle people of Ethiopia. I leave with the hope that l have narrowed the differences in perspeyctive. Peiace!

  2. Askale Dama

    September 9, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Zewge,

    Your analysis and conclusion contradict each other. Is your reasoning about elections and peaceful change logic driven or expression of your personal wish? Can you show factually, certain behaviors of TPLF to support an electorally achieved power transfer? If not, where did you get the assertion about 2015 and subsequent free and fair election while the ethnic dictatorship is in place. The democratic opposition needs opposition intellectual to do their obligation toward our national purpose, but it is simply the demand of science that we base our assertion and prescription on facts and realities. What does reality tell us about the nature of TPLF toward democracy- liberty, equality, opportunity, and the pursuit of human development?

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