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USs TitanicA: Oligarchy to the Lifeboats; Freezing Billows Await US

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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On a frosty early morning, death came for more than 1,500 people in a bang as an iceberg gashed the R.M.S. Titanic and the billows of the North Titanic became the graveyard for the once unsinkable cruise liner. One minute the masses were sleeping below deck, the next they were entombed by the embrace of the brutally cold Atlantic waters. Tragedies strike in this way; most of the time unexpected horrors come for us when…

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