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Brand and Circus: Concealing Our Common Oppressors

Teodrose Fikre
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Teodrose Fikre

Founder at Ghion Journal
Teodrose Fikre is the editor and founder of the Ghion Journal. 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, 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. Teodrose uses his pen to give a voice to the voiceless and to speak truth to power.
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Let’s take a quick history tour. At the risk of sounding like Sophia from The Golden Girls, I ask you to picture the most powerful empire known to mankind during its last days. In the annals of history, none could touch the sheer power of the Roman empire and the influence it had and continues to have to this present moment. Rome fell as all empires fall throughout history; nothing is more lethal to federations than…

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