The Ethiopian Opposition: On Keeping the Momentum (Teklu Abate, PhD)

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  1. judy says:

    very. well said

  2. Mario says:

    እንዲህ ፅሁፉ ስለፍትሀዊ ኣስተዳደር፣ነፃነት፣የህግ የበላይነት ወዘተ ነው የሚያትተው።
    በኔ በኩል ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ ከተቃዋሚ ጎራ ደህና የሚመስል ፅሁፍ ማየቴ ነው።
    ለመሆኑ የነፃነት፣የዴሞክራሲ ፣የፍትህ ወዘተ ፍንጭ ከሌላቸው ተቃዋሚ እንዴት ነፃነት፣ዴሞክራሲ፣ፍትህ ወዘተ ሊገኝ ይችላል? ይሄ እኮ እንጀራ ከሌለው ሰው እንጀራ እንደመጠበቅ ማለት ነው!
    በሌላ በኩል ደግሞ እርቅ የሚል ነገር ኣንብቤያሎህ? ማንና ማን ነው የሚታረቀው? ማን ማንን ይቅርታ ይጠይቃል? ተቃዋሚ የትግራይን ታጋዮች ለይተው እዚህ ምን ኣላቹ እኮ ነው ጥያቅያቸው! ማን ማንን ይቅር ይላል? በኔ ኣስተያየት ተቃዋሚ ሁሉ በቅንጅት ጊዜ ለኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ብለው የያዙት ነገር ሳይኖራቸው በምዕራባውያን የሞኖፓሊ ካፒታሊስቶች የተበተበ የቀለም ኣብዮት ብቻ ተሸፋፍነው እቅድ ሀ እና ለ ሳይኖራቸው በስልጣን ስስት ብቻ ታውረው ባጠፉት ጥፋትና እነሱ ባነሱት ሁከት ለጠፋው ህይወትና ንብረት ለኢትዮጵያ ህዝብንና ለፓርቲው ለኢህኣዴግ ይቅርታ መጠየቅ ይገባቸዋል!
    በሌላ በኩል ደግሞ ጠቡ ይህች ኢትዮጵያ የኛ የጓሮ ኣትክልት ናት ስለዚህ ወንበራችን ልቀቁ ከሚሉትና ሁሉንም ነገር ትተው ላገራቸው ከታገሉት ኣይ ይህች ሃገር የሁላችን ናት ስለዚህ በየምንታወቅበት ኣከባቢ በስራችን ተመርጠን እንስራ ከሚሉት ጋር ስለሆነ ምኑ ይታረቃል?

    እስካሁን በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ለስሙ እንጂ ጤነኛ ተቃዋሚ የለም! በቆሎ በቅጡ ማምረት የማይችል ሁሉ ስልጣን ላይ ለመንጠላጠል ብቻ ነው! ለኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ምንም ነገር ሰርተው የማያውቁ በኣፋቸው ብቻ እኔኣውቅ እኔኣውቅ! የተሰፋ ልብስ መልበስ ቀላል ነው ፤ ሰፍቶ መልበስ የተለያዩ ናቸው! ባኣወቅኩሽ ናቅኩሽ ማውራትና እንደ ኢህኣዴጎች የተወሳሰበ ችግር ባለው ህብረተሰብ መሃል ሰርቶ ማሳየት የተለያዩ ናቸው!ስለሆነም በየክልሉ ሰዉ የክልሉን የቤት ስራ ይስራና ህዝቡ የሰራውን ይምረጥ! የጥላቻ ፓለቲካ ከሚሰብኩት ከኢህኣዴግ የተሻለ ነገር መጠበቅ ግን በሬ ጥጃ እንወልድ መጠበቅ እንደማለት ነው!
    በቃሊቲ በማእከላዊ ወዘተ ለሚለው ግን ፀሃፊው ባንድ በኩል የህግ የበላይነት ብሏል በሌላ በኩል ደግሞ ህግ የጣሱት ለምን ታሰሩ ይለናል!
    ሰለ ሰላማዊ ሰልፍ፦ ሰማያዊ ፓርቲ ምናምን የተባለው የህዝብ ኣይደለም! የተወሰኑ የስልጣን ጥመኞች የቀሰቀሱት ነው! ባለፈው ሰላማዊ ሰልፋቸው ሲያስተጋቡት የነበሩት መፈክር ከጀርባቸው ማን እንዳለ ተውቋል!
    ያም ሆነ ይህ ብቻ ፅሁፉ ኣይከፋም!

    • Degefa says:

      At Mario
      Sir mario, i think as your name imply, you must be from Combia, or Paraguay? otherwise, you wouldn’t be illiterate to the politics of Ethiopia.

      Demo amaregna mechaleh…

      by the way, who is preaching hate politics? is it EPRDF or the opposition?
      If you were Ethiopian, at least you would have known this simple abcd…

      what a hell are you talking about? who categorized amhara as enemy and propagated a hate politics and killed hundreds of thousands including these throughen not to jain, but to fire, gorges,—who was is and will planning to cleaning one ethnic group, in addition to the masacare? do you think it is the opposition?

      hey, use your mind, zeme beleh kill ras atehun?

      Do you think 20,000 people migrate several yours back just to cut trees? you remember when your dead guy said, those evacuated were defforesters.

      Have ever heard any kind of accountability to the very recent illegal clenching of over 4,000 amharas from benishangu, killed, their property was robed in day light, have you heard about the death of over 35 people when they forcfully leave the region, as they are forced to jump on an old car which can’t carry them, so that crashed? is this not demand asking an excuse? then you are really mad….telekefehal malet new? even mad never think that.

      whom you think made Ethiopia the worlds most popules landlocked country?…you may think it is dereg or opposition—

      Pls think like human, even donkey laugh at your thought! i am sure you are not going to tell me, i am not democrat to tell you your mistake bold.
      —-

      • Mario says:

        Degefa

        Cool down broda! You can’t hide behind the respected people of Amhara! Nobody is talking about the respected people of Amhara here, but few hate mongers (Hyenas in a sheep skin) who have done nothing for Ethiopia ! Your fake & fabricated that we heard will never hold water for your hate politics! Ethiopia is changed once & for all! If you play politics , you must start your politics where you are known as a person & your integrity as a person! The political game by families, friends, in laws & stooges is gone for good!

        Degefa, as far as the truth is concerned, Atse Minilik sold half Tigrai Tigrigni to the fascist Italy ! The letter that Atse Minilik wrote to king Umberto of Italy is still there!ሞኝና ወረቀት የያዘው ኣይለቅም ይባል የለ! Yeah, anyways all you are telling me is a fake history ! You better read the reality….just for the sake of your natural consciousness ! The reason Ethiopia fell in extreme poverty was: it’s leaders was fake like a toy!

        Take it easy though! I’m not a fake Ethiopia like you , but a real Ethiopian !

  3. kelemu says:

    It is a well written article.
    But I would like to ask the writer to: –
    1) look inwards and tell us about the injustice of the ruling party and how he perceives that injustice given the historical after Derg pre-EPRDF affair of state in the country
    2)What is the political administrative system presented as alternative by the opposition and whether it is a viable alternative. More importantly, are these forces capable of running the country as effectively as the current regime. A collection of opposition elements who are united by their dislike of the current regime does not necessarily make them a strong force;
    3)Based on the abovementioned observation is going out and making demonstartions (and making waves as is done in Egypt) a sure way of getting a stable and democratic Ethiopia.

    The writer could contribute more if he addresses these fundamental and forward -looking questions.

    No forward looking Ethiopian is interested in who governs the country but how they govern it.
    regard
    Kelemu

  4. Robert Hisa says:

    Teklu Abate! PHD of what? Bulshiting?

  5. Mario says:

    What we have is rather a weak & fragmented oppositions who don’t have any unity, compete for political power before they even win a sit…! One has to come serving the people from the bottom up like that of the EPRDFites! What we have is an oppositions who wish Ethiopia to fail so they can win a political power, an opposition based their political principle on hate against certain people! Therefore, we we can’t say that Ethiopia had an opposition , a bunch of power greedy individuals who have no base in the people , never served the people ….!

  6. Paulos says:

    ”…to forgive”hmmmm…., you do not know what you are talking…EPRDF has done more than Mandella. It gave amnesty to your Dergue and its children, Kinjit and to so many of you. If ERDF has done anything wrong, it is just because it gave such unlimited rights to Dergist like some of you here and the children Awrambatimes. Ethiopia is REDEFINED FOR EVER, AND The only solution for Ethiopia is to strengthen the existing political system. Ethiopia belongs to all of us. Few Mehal Sefaris cannot rule Ethiopia. Period.

  7. Mario says:

    If there is no momentum, then there is no momentum to keep ! It’s just their hodge podge politics! People naturally choose anything better than the later if there is any! Their natural instinct tells people the nature of natural existence!

  8. yohatek says:

    Thank u Dr Teklu

    It is a focused and readable article.

    As an engineer I always felt that all the phd holders are not as smart as I expected them to be. Repeating what we’d all known for several years / in a boring format not expected from any educated researcher /is not what we need from politicians especially those who are education is relevant.

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