Nearly 30 years of intentional division and valuing ethnicity above nationality and our common humanity is about to end in horrific ways as Ethiopians on both sides of the conflict back home are gearing up for war. Spurned on by outsiders who desire bloodbath for my birthland as they present propaganda as truth, Ethiopians have bitten from the apple of pride and indifference as millions jump on the bandwagon of militarism not realizing the fire that is coming for my birth land.
War is always romanticized by those who don’t fight it only to saddle those who fight with a lifetime of traumas. While many Ethiopians who live in the comforts of their apartments, condos and townhomes in America, the UK and beyond agitate for hostilities knowing that the closest they will ever get to war is battling traffic during rush hour, it will be innocent men, women and children who will be dying by the thousands if and when the spark that consumed Rwanda is lit in Ethiopia.
There is a saying in Latin, cui bono. As in who benefits? If Ethiopia devolves into an all-out Civil War, who do you think will win when the last bullet has been fired? If TPLF succeed in their mission to turn a localized conflict into a total war, even if they lose, all Ethiopia will lose because she will be no more. The deep love Ethiopia the majority of Tigarus have will be drowned in blood if this simmering conflict turns into a Rwanda 2.0. Meanwhile, Ethiopia’s enemies, which there are many, will revel as our people drop like flies.
While we are fighting over our differences, there are globalist serpents like Bill Gates and other names most people have never heard of who are about to loosen a pestilence over Ethiopia. Ambassador Fitsum Arega just announced that Ethiopia will “vaccinate” 60% of her population by the middle of next year even though Ethiopia is not being ravaged by Covid-19 like the rest of the world and the overall death rate of the virus is less than 0.66%. The Bible warned us of this time but we have given our hand to Satan so we will never know what hit us when the plague hits us. We can never say we have not been warned.
Why? What do you know about the "vaccines"? This is like Taytu accepting the Italian's treaty without even reading it? What does @AbiyAhmedAli know about mRNA and adenovirus "vaccines" other than accepting the demands of his globalist masters. #Yasazenal #Ethiopia https://t.co/6zPuxwRZUS
— Teodrose Fikremariam (@Teodrose_Fikre) August 22, 2021
There is a reason why I went from being a supporter of Abiy Ahmed to being a critic, even though I was initially fooled by his charm and his embrace of “Ethiopiawinet”, I realized in short order that he was a snake who charmed most Ethiopians the same way Barack Obama duped me and millions of Americans into thinking he was a change agent when he was a con artist the whole time. No different than the TPLF he is pretending to be against given that he was always one of them, Abiy and Debretsion are about to set Ethiopia on fire like chebo on Enkutatash.
While many are caught up in the rush to war and getting swept up in the euphoria that comes with jingoism, they fail to realize that the two people who are pushing a hellish genocide are working in cahoots. Do you really think Abiy Ahmed would have risen to power without the blessings of America and the UK? The same way Republicans and Democrats pretend to be enemies in public only to jump in bed together behind closed doors, Abiy Ahmed and Debretsion Gebremichael are allies who are conspiring to demolish Ethiopia. Tigarus on one side and Amharas and Oromos on the other are being led by wolves in sheep’s clothing.
Military officers always ask what the objective is before entering into conflict; if the objective is unclear or unknown, their campaigns are doomed to fail. So then ask yourself, what is Abiy Ahmed’s objective as he puts Ethiopians on a war footing. America just learned the lessons they forgot from Vietnam, an insurgency cannot be defeated by military means. If the world’s superpower could not subdue a rag-tag Taliban militia in Afghanistan, do you really think Abiy Ahmed will be able to defeat TPLF by launching hundreds of thousands of soldiers at them?
This is not to excuse the TPLF, I was protesting against the monstrous Meles Zenawi regime as a teenager back in the 1990s. However, Abiy Ahmed is intentionally playing right into their hands as he stokes ethnic nationalism and radicalizes Amharas to go against his supposed enemy. I watch in utter dismay as I witness Amharas—who once detested the ethnic politics of Meles—become just as ethnocentric as the TPLF as they puff out their chest in bravado ready to die on behalf of their tribe and forgetting the notion of Ethiopiawinet they once swore to put first.
But what if Abiy Amhed is playing Amharas for fools? What if his objective is to neutralize Amharas and Tigarus? What happens after Amharas and Tigarus fight to a bloody finish? What or who do you think is on the other side of that “victory”? Have you noticed that OLF has gone inconspicuously silent? Abiy Ahmed could very well supplant TPLF hegemony with OLF supremacy and hundreds of thousands of Ahmaras could be unwitting accomplices. Wave goodby to one Ethiopia if Abiy succeeds in Balkanizing hagerachin and say hello to “Greater Oromia”, a shelled out “Wedey Tigray” and Amharastan.
Abiy Ahmed played everyone and could very well destroy Ethiopia if we don’t wake up from this ethnocentric psychosis.
I understand the pains all Ethiopians, irrespective of identity or affiliation, have felt over the past 30 years and really since 1974. I too know harbor the same anguish, my family and I were forced to flee Ethiopia when I was seven years old and I grew up missing the land that gave birth to me and the country that was my source of happiness to become a sojourner in America. There is not a day that goes by that I do not wonder what life would have been like if we had stayed in Bole thinking that both my father Fikremariam Million and mother Sara Shewangizaw could be alive to this day if not for the stresses of America that induced lung cancer for my father and Covid-19 that took my mom last year.
As much as I struggle missing my homeland, I know that my pains are nothing compared to the suffering of my people back home. The evils of TPLF for close to three decades following nearly two decades of Mengistu’s reign of terror are too much to enumerate. The pains of lost children, mothers, fathers who were claimed by the brutalities of Meles Zenawi and his thugs live on in the minds of countless numbers of Ethiopians. Twenty-seven years of iron-fisted rule tormented tens of millions and forced millions more to become refugees in ways that are beyond words to describe. However, paying pains back with pains doesn’t end well, if we are not careful, wrath will lead to our final destruction.
Be careful my fellow Ethiopians, you are letting your egos lead you right into the wilderness. A land that is deeply spiritual and the nexus of all three major faiths is in the process of being destroyed because we refuse to follow the guidance found in the Torah, the Bible and the Quran. Where we once prayed, ate, danced and mourned together, now we are growing apart and letting tribal grievances and antipathy for others who don’t share our ethnic identity card turn our blessed country into a cursed wasteland of ethnocentrism.
As for Ethiopians who are running to social media to beg foreign officials like US Secretary of State Tony Blinken and Samantha Powers, do you really think these serpents care about us? My God, what happened to our pride? What happened to the souls of jegnoch who smashed Italian invaders and the spirit of arbegnoch who repelled Mussolini’s fascist military? We have gone from “never colonized” to sniveling at the feet of imperialists and only to become a beggar country for it.
Bekan! No more begging others, no more accepting the toxic identity politics of the west, no more ethnic federalism, no more killing each other over ethnocentrism and no more placing anger and indifference over the love that kept us. Let us return to the kindness we once had for one another instead of acting like petulant children and bashing each other based on our differences. Stop listening to ethnic demagogues who are being paid to divide us and instead listen to the voice of God that resides within all of us. ለእናት ኢትዮጵያ እና ለልጆቻችን ስንል ይቅርታ እናፍቅር እባክህ እለምንሃለሁ!
I’m writing a broader article to be published in a couple of days, but for now, I wrote a thread on Twitter that conveys the message I’m trying to get across. In a lot of ways, the strife between Amharas and Tigarus, which is the underpinning of the conflict we are seeing take place in Ethiopia, started when Emperor Yohannes collaborated with the British to undermine my forefather Emperor Tewodros. Even though Tigrinya and Amharic are both rooted in Ge’ez and we both believe and pray to the same God, we have taken on the spirit of the devil as we divide ourselves among tribal lines.#Ethiopia is getting closer to horrors we have not seen since the Red Terror. For the sake of our children and future generations, let us pause and reflect before we take the next step that could lead us to Rwanda:: #Altenetalenm Click To Tweet
The irony is that their relatives might have very well married and had a child. Emperor Tewodros’s granddaughter Semeon married a Tigaru royal by the name of Ras Gebreyohannes, I’ve been told that Ras Gebreyohannes was related to Emperor Yohannes. If that is the case (I’m not ready to confirm that yet) what started off with betrayal and malice might very well have ended with love.
One People Divided and Dying
I put #Ethiopia above ethnicity & I place humanity above Ethiopia. Here is proof, a development that might create A LOT of controversy among Ethiopians. Look at my forefather Emperor Tewodros father's name, what is his dad's ethnicity? pic.twitter.com/563EoyTTha
— Teodrose Fikremariam (@Teodrose_Fikre) August 22, 2021
The broader message I’m trying to convey is that we are all one people. This is true of Ethiopia and it’s true of humanity, whether or not you believe in God is your journey, I am not here to convince you to believe as I do. However both faith and science both affirm that we come from one source. Big Creator or big bang, we all started at one and became many. So why fight when we all have the same blood? Can we give peace a chance?
Who among us is pure in heart and pure in ethnicity. What is true of Ethiopia is true of humanity, we are byproducts of thousands of years of intermarriage and intermixing. As evidenced by my family tree, I have Amhara, Tigaru and Oromo in lineage. My story is not unique to me, we are all products of mixed blood but when you realize that the blood comes from one source, we are not mixed at all, we are all one people united by one God.
“Princes shall come forth out of Kemet; Ethiopia shall soon stretch forth her hands unto God.” ~ Psalm 68:31
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