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Cornel West and the Truths He Spoke about Ta-Nehisi Coates and Neoliberal Paternalism

Lij Teodrose Fikremariam
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Lij Teodrose Fikremariam

Lij Teodrose Fikremariam is the co-founder and former editor of the Ghion Journal. He is currently the chair of Ethiopians for Constitutional Monarchy. A published author and prolific writer, a once defense consultant was profoundly changed by a two year journey of hardship and struggle. Going from a life of upper-middle class privilege to a time spent with the huddled masses taught Teodrose a valuable lesson in the essence of togetherness and the need to speak against injustice.

Originally from Ethiopia with roots to Atse Tewodros II, Lij Teodrose is a former community organizer whose writing was incorporated into Barack Obama's South Carolina primary victory speech in 2008. He pivoted away from politics and decided to stand for collective justice after experiencing the reality of the forgotten masses. His writing defies conventional wisdom and challenges readers to look outside the constraints of labels and ideologies that serve to splinter the people. Lij Teodrose uses his pen to give a voice to the voiceless and to speak truth to power.
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There is nothing the status quo loves more and rewards as much as those who wear the guise of social justice warriors only to further injustice by preaching divisiveness. There is a cottage industry of supposed truth tellers who are really dissemblers; they pretend to be speaking for us and against the establishment–all along they are getting paid by the same system they act to be against. The system of corporate greed and capital larceny is…

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