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.
Latest posts by Lij Teodrose Fikremariam (see all)
- First They Replace Your Name, Next They Erase Your Existence - June 10, 2019
- Who is there for Us? When Suffering and Hopelessness Give Way to Tribalism and Hatred - May 26, 2019
- Judge Not… - May 16, 2019
A lie repeated enough times sticks and transforms into an established fact. Propaganda is the process of turning a provable falsehood into an accepted truth through repetitive messaging. The human mind is malleable; when information is paired with power and reiteration, people tend to accept narratives without questioning its legitimacy. Propaganda is how governments are able to purvey injustice while they pretend they are fighting for democracy. Propaganda is likewise how multi-national corporations are able to…