Zenawi in his phantom dream to avert uprising in Ethiopia
By Robele Ababya / April 20, 2011
Fitting tribute to heroic Ethiopians in North America
The victory by Ethiopians and Ethiopian-Americans marked a giant step forward in triggering the expected large scale peaceful popular uprising at home and abroad of which Zenawi is scared to death. The ongoing onslaught on the Oromo people of Ethiopia by the brutal illegitimate ruling is yet again another clear manifestation of the fear of the regime of the inevitable uprising.
Tahrir Square in the Egyptian Capital Cairo has surfaced as a household symbol synonymous with quest for democracy in our global village. Recently, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was asked in a BBC program whether the kind of uprising seen at the Square would occur in China. He responded ingeniously by saying that the quest for democracy is universal and that if not in his life time China would eventually become a democracy undoubtedly.
What transpired in Tahrir Square vindicated the assertion that individuals have every right to break the shackle of unjust political and cultural parochialism of the society into which they are born by default. It reaffirmed that throughout history, enlightened individuals take the initiative, singularly or collectively, to conceive the requisite vision, set out strategies, educate and spur passive societies into uprisings in order to overthrow and outdated oppressive social order. In so doing such individuals pay heavy sacrifices including death at the hands of despotic rulers.
Ethiopia under the misrule of Meles Zenawi sacrificed her beloved sons and daughters in the last 20 years and sadly the threat to continue with his atrocities is being loudly told to the public by the tyrant in power unless his outdated policy is accepted without question.
The Nile dam construction syndrome
The issue of sharing the waters of the Blue Nile shall always be governed by international law. The past acrimonious relations will end for good because the nascent democracy in Egypt will find a partner in the emerging democratic order in Ethiopia after tyrant Meles Zenawi is inevitably dethroned by popular uprising. It is indeed a propitious moment for pro-Ethiopia democratic movements at home and the Diaspora to strengthen ties with pro-democracy Egyptians everywhere.
Liberty, freedom, dignity, democracy, prosperity & inclusivity all in one
Ethiopians want their country to prosper through hard work, creativity and inclusivity under the rule of law equal to all. However, they do not want to compromise their natural right to liberty, freedom, dignity and democracy; these are nonnegotiable universal values that are common to humanity. Government officials are supposed to be to obey unconditionally the will of the people that has voted them into office. As such they are accountable to unlawful activities.
Tyrant Melees has realized that his strategy of divide-and-rule along ethnic lines, ruthlessly applied over the last 20 years, is crumbling in the face of widespread revolutions in the world that embrace freedom and human dignity as overarching universal values essential to every individual irrespective of his/her religious creed, ideology or ethnic origin. He is seized with panic that the Amhara and Oromo components in the EPRDF Party are to say the least bitter about their being systematically excluded from the center of power in the coalition – and that the exclusion has reached an intolerable climax in the present composition of the Executive Committees effectively dominated by members of TPLF.
The tsunami of change is sweeping all over Africa as well. Kaddafi is hanging to power by a thin thread that will break at any time; the demand for reform is rocking the Kingdom of Swaziland; Mugabe’s days are numbered; the demand for justice for crimes in the aftermath of Kenyan election of 2008 has brought the Acampo six, the masterminds of that crime, to spotlight in connection with their appearance in the International Criminal Court in The Hague; Mubarak and his two sons are under detention for investigation for corruption and abuse of power; Ali Saleh is of Yemen is in a nightmare worried of his fate of the inevitable fall from power in disgrace; the once invincible Syrian leader is being beset by a wave of protests across the country which is adamant to go away despite promises of reforms; the President of Burkina Faso fled his Palace to escape capture by his discounted body guards over poor standard of living. So, there is no future for the inept and corrupt African leaders.
Laurent Gbagbo Côte D’Ivoire has been arrested at last. He and his accomplices are lucky that they will face justice. Moreover, President Alassante Ouattara has shown magnanimity to establish truth and reconciliation commission (similar to that of South Africa) in order to heal the wound inflicted on the Ivorian people by the defunct President Laurent Gbagbo and his accomplices.
In sharp contrast, Meles Zenawi did not show magnanimity on assuming power by the barrel of the gun. Instead he chose to preside over the reign of terror replete with atrocities that characterize his regime as an occupying force similar to Italian Fascists. Zenawi’s end in disgrace is certain for there will be no place for despots like him in the 21st century. The phenomenal revolutions spearheaded by the youths everywhere will drive the last nails in the coffins of dictators and a new world order without wars, greed or corruptions will prevail.
It is wonderful to live in this century where the last tyrants on our global village are digging their own graves for their burials. The right thing to do on the part of all democratic forces is to hit the iron while it is hot for those burials to happen much sooner than later. The youths in Ethiopia are well advised to join their counterparts across the world to intensify the superb job of giving hell to dictators through concerted action using modern electronic media. They should say no more prisoners of conscience, no more oppression; no more corruption. They should demand Liberty, freedom, dignity, democracy, prosperity & inclusivity all in one
LONG LIVE ETHIOPIA!!!
Release all political prisoners in Ethiopia!