Obo Arada Shawl alias Wolde Tewolde –
–March 23, 2008
Three days ago, a girl whom I met at the Starbucks surprised me by telling me that she has never heard about ABYOT let alone to know what it meant. On the other hand, she perfectly remembers very well about the Wars of Maichew and
What religious and what cultural values are talking about? I have surprised her in the same way she puzzled me about ABYOT. I told her that I did not return home in
I believe that the Ethiopian Revolution aka known as the Eway Revolution was to be remembered. It was not destructive, as some writers wanted us to believe. The Eway Revolution should be understood in its proper context of change, i.e. Revolution via Democratization.
I was about to explain to this young and vibrant lady what ABYOT or the Eway Revolution was/is meant, when suddenly her ride came to take her home, i.e. Ethiopia. We will discuss about ABYOT, Tradition and Marriage when she returns in about three months. But in the mean time, let me switch to a different and explosive topic for
The Eway Revolution is not about nationality, ethnicity, language or ideology as was subscribed in
Leaders Tenets Symbolic Tools_______
Haile Sellassie I Christianity The Lion of
Menghestu Haile M. Socialism The Black Lion
Mellese Zenawi Ethnicity Star of David in pentagram
Essayas Language Camel, olive tree and colors
For Debteraw and his political Party, EPRP it is none of the above. For Debteraw and EPRP, it is about the Ethiopian Security and the Eritrean politics by means of Revolution via Democratization.
However, the politics and experience of Debteraw and Obama are markedly different in many ways but similar in some ways. The origins of race, color and religion (RCR) are traced in
SENATOR BARACK OBAMA (FLF)
This week Obama spoke loudly and vividly something that was simmering on underground. The talk of race, color and religion were everywhere and but nowhere as an issue for –
Obamas value is embedded in his name rewritten in Latin alphabet. Did he live by his name? Or alternatively, does his name signify something? That I do not know.
DEBTERAW TSEGEYE GEBRE MEDHIN (FFF)
Without the development of GEEZ Ethiopia/Eritrea would not have been civilized. Civilization by definition is of mental exercise and record keeping. In the absence of GEEZ, or any other alphabets enormous things would not have been possible. Philosophical thoughts, Biblical religion and Organization of societies would not have been possible without the written word. GEEZ had and will continue to have great impact on social, economic, political, cultural and educational investment sectors.
What is GEEZ? Fidel or Abugida?
I want to leave the answer to be discussed by my readers.
U-T (HePe) ever since we know how to read and write, we have never thought of where it came from or how it was evolved. The answers to these questions were only told by foreign researchers mostly enamored themselves to be known as Ethiopinists. Inasmuch as they themselves were foreigners, they had to say that GEEZ came to
Those who became literate and educated in Latin alphabet are basically against
First year students who attended Geography 101 class used to tell us that PMWM starts by teaching about
Another example as narrated to me by a friend was as follows. While Emperor Haile Sellassie I was visiting the library of
As if that was not enough, Mesfin Wolde Mariam is making sure that Debteraw will never see sunlight while he (PMWM) is alive. What a travesty? The reason is simply because Debteraw is literate in GEEZ and English and he knows the difference between knowledge and wisdom unlike the professor who only negotiates his way via information.
Mesfin writes about Obama and not about Debteraw! Can anyone ask the professor why he is not writing about Debteraw? This question should be added to the 20 questions posed to the professsor by www.EthioLion.com) to become the 21st question. What a tragedy? Is he an Ethiopian or is he a mixture of cultures as Obama himself. I am wondering!!!
Semitic, Hamitic or Cushitic as a language was not an issue for Debteraw. The choice of FIDEL (GEEZ) as in ATT (Amharic-Tigrigna-Tigre) and the Latin alphabet together are of fundamental importance for our peoples communication. The Afaan Oromo, with a modified Latin alphabet called Qubee as presented as Oromo Script is another alphabet to compete with GEEZ. What a wonderful world of choices!!!
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