SOLUTIONS WITH DEBTERAW, XI Call me by my name, address and title – July 4, 2009
In the recent past months, there is a simmering movement towards settling scores of politicking between Eritreans and Ethiopians. Such instances are
Federation vs. Confederation
A repeat of the slogan for struggle via Bale or Bole (EDIAL)
Formation of a youth league for EPRP
Crying wolf by the leaders of Shaebia and Woyane for Unity and Power Abdication
A promise to reveal the existence of the Ark of Covenant by the an Ethiopian Cleric
and so on and so forth…
All the above could be taken as a sign for positive thinking for final arrest to the Eway Revolution.
However, on close analysis, there are very important elements missing from these movements.
Scenario one: In the designs of God and in the eyes of men, all men not women were created equal Who created Eathiopians? Or alternatively, what is the day or the date for the INDEPENDENCE of Eathiopia? Miazia 27, Meskerem 2, May 24 or July 4? Do we really understand the meaning of Independence, Freedom or Liberty in the context of Eathiopia? Is this enough to be a challenging question? If there was no beginning date for Colonialism, we should not look for one as Independence.
Let us start with July 4, 1776. Was this date and year the Independence Day for America? Was this calendar an adoption or Declaration of Independence? If we know the answer to this question, I hope Eathiopians will come to their senses to talk about arnet or nezanet.አርነት፡ ነፃነት common terminology. Who struggled for what and for whom?
The Eritreans might have mismatched the Italian Colonialism to Ethiopian Colonialism that did not exist. I believe their long struggle was for freedom and liberty and not for Independence. If it was for Independence, it must be an independence from Italy. This should be the topic for reconciliation. Ethiopians should accept the independence of Eritrea and Eritreans in return would accept that their Independence Day was a culmination of European colonialism. This should be the challenging question before moving on to the next movement.
Scenario two: Sports and Entertainment do not seem to be part of these movements. The fact that the soccer players from Eritrea and Ethiopia crisscross in order to avoid each other instead of coming together. This year for instance, Ethiopians are in Chicago, Eritreans are in California and the Oromos will held their own on Atlanta, Georgia.
On the one hand, The Eritrean soccer federation does seem to grasp neither the adoption nor the declaration of Eritrean/American Independence. The Federation was hiding or rather sandwiched between the day of the Martyrs and the day of Family/Religious Festival known as ንግደት. I do not believe that their agenda was and is about sportsmanship. If it is, we have not seen it yet.
While on the other hand, The Ethiopian Sports Federation was/is not participating in the agrarian societies where food is plenty with missing sportsmanship and comradeship. The Ethiopian Sports Federation was in a unique position in the sense that political groups, business people and civic communities gather in one place. Unfortunately, a quarter of a century has passed without making significant contributions to either development or cooperation among people of all walks of life from Ethiopia.
Can any one explain this anomaly of our struggle for change and revolution? Art, Entertainment and Sports industry should take center stage for reconciliation and development. Without these three sectors of Industry, little will be accomplished in the case of Eritrea and Ethiopia let alone in the Horn of Africa.
A reminder to all Revolutionaries of Eway Ethiopia
You were involved in the struggle to bring peace and democracy
You had the courage to fight for your Rights
You were imprisoned for your thoughts
You died for your beliefs and
You are going to die for your Blue and Red Nation (BRN) but not for your currency (BR)
A message to all anti-Eway Revolution
Forgive and move on
Stand for Eathiopia
Ask questions of why and how
Differentiate between Tabot and Constitution
Tell the truth for it will set you free
Confess to not only to your God but to your fellowmen
Speak to Power without fear
Dare to be open to disclose your ID
Search for the whereabouts of DEBTERAW
For DEBTERAW is the one who taught us that
R is for REVOLUTION
Not for RACE
E is for Eritrea and Ethiopia
Not for ETHNICITY
That is why we should re-examine the RE as a subject not as a predicate.
In short let us all
TAKE THE HEAT FOR OUR INALIENABLE RIGHTS
LET US TAKE A STAND FOR OUR DEMANDS not dreams
TAKE THE HEAT FOR OUR INALIENABLE RIGHTS
LET US TAKE A STAND FOR OUR DEMANDS
Happy Four to all!!!