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04/21/13

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Ethiopia: I am an Amara. "ene Amara negne."

GRAMEEN FOUNDATION The microfinance institution ACSI holds a meeting for clients in Ethiopia's rural Amhara region Photo Seattle Times

Ethiopia: I am an Amara. "ene Amara negne."

By Yilma Bekele

"Ich bin ein Berliner." - "I am a Berliner" Those words were spoken by President John F. Kennedy on June 26, 1963 in West Berlin. He said that to show solidarity with the people of Berlin after the East Germans with the approval of the Soviet Union erected the Berlin Wall to prevent their captive citizens from fleeing to the west.
The passage I like the most is when he said “Two thousand years ago, the proudest boast was civis romanus sum ["I am a Roman citizen"]. Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is "Ich bin ein Berliner!"... All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words "Ich bin ein Berliner!"

Today it feels me with so much pride to say all Ethiopians where ever we live say in unison “ene Amara negene” Injustice against any of Ethiopia’s children is injustice to all of her children. We feel each other’s pain. When one Ethiopian is marginalized, when a single Ethiopian is put in harm’s way it is an affront to each one of us and we all suffer. It was none other than Martin Luther King Jr. who took injustice to heart when he declared “he who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”

Tell me my fellow Ethiopian. What do you see in the picture above? It is a picture of people huddled together. It must be night time, what are they doing outside in the cold? Why are they sad? There is no mistaking that they are our people. I can tell that Ethiopian face from a mile away. Look at that slender chiseled face, kind eyes and welcome demeanor. They are our sisters, brothers, mothers or fathers sitting on bare soil, with no chairs and it is difficult to tell whether it is outdoors or inside. There is no question they seem to be confused, tired, and sad. Notices the young girl on the left with barefoot and looking resigned and observe the father on top right holding his chin and just seeming to wonder about the dire situation. I want you to see the child on his mother’s lap looking sad and his mother looking straight at the photographer not for pity but seems to be saying ‘take a good look, don’t forget my ace!’ I cried because I am human, I hurt because I cannot be there to hold their hand, rub their shoulders and ‘whisper it is ok, I am here to help.’ Oh my God the pain is killing me; it is tearing my soul apart. Why is this happening to my people? Why am I witnessing this suffering?

They are not just numbers. They are not statistics we refer to from some paper. They are living, breathing human beings. There is no Ethiopia without them. A house cannot stand without a foundation and a country does not exist without people. The people you see above are Amaras from the region referred to as Beneshangul/Gumuzl Kilil in Western Ethiopian that were deported from their own land to places they don’t even know. They are the homeless Ethiopians. They are stateless people within a country called Ethiopia. They are the surplus Ethiopians. How does such calamity happen? Was there an invasion by a foreign forcer? Was there some kind of natural disaster? Was there a civil war?

No they are the victims of a policy carried out by a rogue regime gone wild. Their plight is a calculated and thought out policy put in place by the regime in power. They are the recipient of a plan drawn by Meles Zenawi and his friends to keep our country in perpetual conflict and destroy Ethiopia from within. This is not an isolated event or an opportunistic move on the spur of the moment. No this is a plan drawn over thirty years ago same as Adolf Hitler’s plan of what he called to as the ‘Final Solution’ to annihilate the Jewish people. This is Meles Zenawi, Sebhat Nega, Seyoum Mesfin, and Abbay Tshaye’s and company nefarious plan directed at a single ethnic group. The ‘Final Solution’ against the Amara people.

Fascist Mussolini in his own evil ways knew that he cannot conquer Ethiopia without partitioning us. Thus he divided our country into six units as follows: 1) Eritrea to include Tigrai – capital Asmara 2) Amhara to include Begemeder, Gojjam, Wello and northern Shoa - capital Gonder 3) Galla and Sidamo –capital Jimma 4) Addis Abeba 5) Harar 6) Somalia-capital Mogadishu. Meles Zenawi and his Woyane party went further and created what we today call nine Kilils.
He called it Federalism but in actuality it was South Africa’s Apartheid system in East Africa.

Musoloni and the Italians were in charge of the six units they created. The white minority government in South Africa was the boss of all the Bantustans. In Ethiopia Meles Zenawi with his Tigrai ethnic based Woyane party ushered a new era of abuse, conflict, civil war and the beginning of the destruction of our ancient land.
All Tigray’s are not Woyane. On the other hand there is no reason to shy away from stating the obvious-most Tigrais are the beneficiary of the system set up by Woyane warlords. They are the number one Ethiopians standing heads high above all others. This is not hate. This is not a figment of my imagination. Nothing happens in Ethiopia without the knowledge and consent of the Woyane party. This is a very painful statement to write down but why hide from the truth.

It is also true that Woyane agents and provocateurs planted among us are posing as Amara/Oromo among others and making ugly and hateful statements directed at our brothers and sisters from Tigrai ethnic group. This is the Way Woyane operates and we are all familiar with that mentality. We should also be aware of the fact that Woyane has been systematically attacking Ethiopian history, Ethiopian heritage and the concept of being an Ethiopian in order to carry out their goal of setting us against each other. They have convinced a few gullible people, uneducated and lumpen individuals that our country is not worth saving and separation and going your own way is an option.

We should all try harder not to allow any kind of hateful speech; any put down of each other based on ethnicity and should at no time and place tolerate such ugly and backward behavior. It is commendable to be proud of one’s ethnicity and heritage but it is not a license to attack and degenerate someone from another group. We do not have choice what ethnic group to belong to when born, we are what we are. No one decide ahead to be white or black, to be Chinese or Indian, to be short of tall or be female or male. That is all in the hands of a higher authority. Ignorance and pettiness is what makes us stressed and lash out against those we are not familiar with.
Then some evil people like our Woyane warlords use our weakness to divide us, to be suspicious of each other and plant the seeds of hatred in our society. It is a struggle not to be taken by such propaganda that is intended to make us feel better even with an empty stomach. Let alone our old and poor backward country even the industrialized and educated countries have not been able to tackle this cancer in their body politic.

But we Ethiopians are resilient people. The fact of the matter is over twenty years of hate filled propaganda by Woyane has not been able to accomplish their goal of setting us against each other. Proof in point being during Woyanes deportation of our Eritrean citizens it was heartwarming to see our ordinary people crying and being distressed following the buses that was hauling our brethren, it was a display of true Ethiopian love to see the citizens of Gurafereda washing their hands of Shiferaw Shigute’s ugly deed and today we are sure that our citizens of Bena Shangul do not agree with this current nightmare visited on them by the new Woyane warlords in Arat Kilo.
Do you really think puppet Shiferaw Shigute of Southern Region, do you for a second believe puppet Ahmed Naser Ahmed Of Beneshangul/Gumuz Kilil will carry out such ugly deed without the approval and consent of Meles Zenawi then and Debretsion Gebremichael today? No sir, this kind activity is carried out with the direction of the highest body of the party that is run by Debretsion and company.

It does not do us any good to speculate why they are doing this criminal act. Why would a government declare war on its own people is a question history always tries to answer. It is nothing new. It has happened before we have witnessed it unfold all around us. Rwanda was yesterday, Bosnia is still fresh in our mind and Gurafereda and Beneshangul are close to our heart. No matter how you put it in Ethiopia under the leadership of the Woyane Tigrai based TPLF party our country is turning into hell on Earth. Our Gambellan citizens are uprooted from their ancestral land, Sidama citizens are hunted like wild animals and the Amaras are the favorite target of these disturbed and sick individuals in charge.

Of course we can fight their hatred based criminal act with more hate. I believe MLK Jr. said it better when he wrote ‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.’ I do not hate Woyane. I do not want to be like them. Again I will quote you MLK when he said “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too much a burden to bear.” My heart aches when I think of the dead Meles Zenawi, I cringe when I see the picture of Bereket Semeone, Debretsion Gebremichael, Sebhat Nega or Abbay Tshaye’s. They must carry such a burden with them how do they ever sleep at night? How do they function among the company of people with such overwhelming evilness engulfing the depth of their soul?

We all have responsibilities in our daily life. We are fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, cousins, neighbors and workers interacting with other fellow human beings. Sometimes our duties and expectations from those around us is a source of stress and uneasiness. Fathers and mothers worry about the welfare of their family, children are under constant pressure to perform better and our work place puts up so much demand on us we are driven to the edge. It is all because we all want to be loved, needed and do better for those around us. The ultimate satisfaction is when a job done comes out perfect and those around us appreciate the effort. That is the reward that feeds the ego.
Our leaders do not seem to understand that. Given the chance to lead and make a better world for their fellow citizens that put so much trust and faith in them they callously throw away the opportunity to excel. They choose the path of hate, divide and rule and the road of destruction. Instead of sharing the bounty that comes from all working together and lift everybody higher they choose to hoard little crumbs for themselves and those around them. They play with words to fool themselves. They try to manipulate reality to fit their myopic vision. They think calling famine nutrition deficiency changes the pain, naming their terror squad internal security wipes the blood of their hands or doctoring the book balances the account for real. It is a sickness with no cure.

I wrote down I cried and felt broken heart when I saw the picture of my people from Beneshangul then I thought about it. Yes it is human to feel their pain but that is not the answer to our problem. I went back to MLK to see what he tells me about mending a broken heart. How did the great leader deal with such ugliness in the world. This is what he said “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” It is true my response should be what am I going to do about this situation that is keep me up all night?

I am going to be proactive. I will not sit down and observe and take this abuse silently. I am in the USA. I will do my best to discuss with my people so we can find a solution that is sustainable. I will write and talk every chance I get to develop a culture of inclusiveness based on equality, respect and justice. I will support all those forces that are struggling to overcome this force of darkness by any means necessary. I will strive harder to learn from this negative experience and turn it into a positive experience so we can together build a better and just society. I will organize my fellow exiles to contact their Senators, Representatives, locally elected officials so they can pressure the US government to stop coddling such a criminal enterprise masquerading as a government.

I am also heartened by political parties, civic organizations and groups that are currently working under harsh conditions in Ethiopia to gather information, proof and documents regarding the ethnic cleansing situation. I also believe upon getting our documents in order we could be able to do a citizen’s arrest of all the mentioned criminals when they show up outside the country. We can as victims of government atrocity hold these despicable individuals and hand them to our local police. Armed with our documents we have every right as human beings to ask that they be brought to justice since they are breaking international law which our country is signatory of. It is just but another arsenal in our fight against injustice. Finally since information is power I give my word of honor that I do my at most best to strengthen and make ESAT the most powerful media in my beautiful homeland. I ask my fellow Ethiopians to sit down and think hard because indifference has not brought us any amount of measurable respite from this from this never ending atrocity by a regime one wild.

74 comments

Comment from: I am not amara [Visitor]
I am not amara

Save our drama for our momma ,old man. I am to Amara and I am so proud I am not. Where we’re you we’re Dergue was bombing Tigray day and night? Attending the ” hizb le hizb concert"? The authorities had the right to remove those squatters. Go and camp out in the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada and see what happens. You will be arrested.

04/21/13 @ 21:08
Comment from: mesfin_b [Member]  
mesfin_b

አቶ ይልማ በቀለ ጥሪህን ተቀብያለሁ::
አገር ወዳድ ኢትዮጵያውያን አንድነታችንን አጠንክረን ዘረኝነትን ከፋፍለህ ግዛውን መደምሰስ አለብን::
የ የ ድርሻችንን ሚና ብንጫወት የ አገር ጠላቶች ይወድማሉ::
- አገራችን የአማራዎች, የትግሬዎች, የወላይታዎች የ ኦሮሞዎች, የ ጉራጌዎች, ወዘተ አገር ናት::
- አገራችን የ ክርስቲያኖች, የ አስላሞች አገር ናት::
- አገራችን የ ሴቶች ዜጎች, የወንዶች ዜጎች አገር ናት::
- አገራችን የመላው 90 ሚሊዮን ህዝብ አገር ናት::
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በህብረታችን የ ኢትዮጵያ ህልውና ያድጋል::
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04/21/13 @ 21:43
Comment from: boka [Visitor]
boka

I am not amara,

It’s a figure of speech. You will never be amara even if you wanted to.

04/21/13 @ 22:11
Comment from: bombolino [Member]  
bombolino

I am not amara

If you don’t feel sorry for this people then what happned to Tigray people during derg era was justified.

If injustice was done to you, you wouldn’t want that to happen to other people. but again you are full of hate to realize what’s taking place.

These people are poor farmers. They had nothing to do with derg and they have nothing to do with TPLF either. These are poor people just like the poor people of Tigray. What this government doing to these people is not any different than what derg did to poor tigray farmers. Get that thru your head.

TPLF was supposed to be better than derg in taking care of its citizens, Because they have witnessed what happenes when a government neglects its own citizen. However, their deeds tells a different story.

The writer is trying to show you that in the article. You could never be amara even if you wanted to, ante kechin tigre

04/21/13 @ 22:26
Comment from: Justice [Visitor]
Justice

Mr.author,

Why do you talk of injustice when you are unjust? I don’t have a problem with your identity, but it feels you want to substitute current injustice with that of the past. If you want to move forward, then you have to learn to swallow injustice and find proper remedy for it.

04/21/13 @ 23:45
Comment from: mohamed yohannes [Visitor]
mohamed yohannes

“I will not sit down and observe and take this abuse silently. I am in the USA” all useless diaspora like you sit in the USA and protest online lololo they are not succeeding instead the CHINESE are in Ethiopia making billions and providing billions at the same time. These western governments will never listen to the cry of the FIDO… just give up already… VIVA EPRDF!

04/22/13 @ 00:02
Comment from: Optimistic [Visitor]
Optimistic

“I do not hate woyane"….., “some evil people like our Woyane”
If u don’t hate woyane, then why are u calling them evil? Or u don’t hate evil? What a confused and racist writer is this guy! ” I am Amara;” so what? Who is calling ” ene amara negne” while he or she isn’t? Read this, ‘I M NOT AMARA’ though I love Amara people as equally as every Ethiopian. All what u r trying to tell us is racism, but since we have been through it for centuries, and it took us nowhere, we don’t have an ear for your evil cry. Evil is a person like you who spends his whole life in undoing all the good deeds of others, who prefers disorder out of order, who preaches hate instead of love, and who enjoys from the sufferings of others.
U brought photos from somewhere else and then u posted it here; is that your technique for lying and deceiving people?

04/22/13 @ 00:43
Comment from: abyssiangirl4life [Visitor]
abyssiangirl4life

Justice,
so what do you suggest? That Amharas should organize and chop off Tigreans heads? When and where does this cycle of violence end cuz whether you believe or not: What goes around, always comes around

04/22/13 @ 00:58
Comment from: Seattle [Visitor]
Seattle

mohamed yohannes the regular resident cadre,
Did you run out of all girly names to come up with this funny name?

Who you kidding. we can still smell the sulfur and rotten egg from far away…

Just a hint, that Dedebit new vocabulary of FIDO gave it away…lol

Next time try a little harder.

04/22/13 @ 01:02
Comment from: Bethihu [Visitor]
Bethihu

Good for you that you are claiming Amara, but you should remember that you are X-Amara, and you are a member of those a stone head diaspora idiots…LOL. If you want to know the truth, the really Ethiopian Amara are working hares in unity with their follow citizens to develop and defend their country from any kind of enemies…

God bless the world!!

04/22/13 @ 01:34
Comment from: gebremekontaw [Member]  
gebremekontaw

I am no Amara. I am proud of who I am. I am sick of seeing all these uprooting of innocent people because of their ethnicity. Even though I am not Amara, I don’t want to see those kids, women, men or anybody go through this kind of uncivilized barbaric act. We need to get to the bottom of it. It is time to ask for accountability.

04/22/13 @ 01:43
Comment from: mamo [Visitor]
mamo

Stop spreading hate Ato Yilma. You have no idea what the fact on the ground is. You would be writing about something even though there was nothing happening in the country. The likes of you, Elias Kifle, Al Mariam and Birhanu Nega have no space in todays Ethiopia. You have nothing positive to contribute to the betterment of the country. Ye tarik atelawoch..

04/22/13 @ 01:53
Comment from: SPNN [Visitor]
SPNN

Don´t be too shallow, so what being Amara doesn´t mean to bull where ever he wants. Will you accept some 4000 households of Tigre, Oromo or else to settle in Gojam?? Huhhhh…you will cry loud like fool…Amhara is invaded, eradicated …from its native place….bla bla….so the same hods true with the south. U are Amara, so do we us >80 nationalities of Ethiopia. Period.

04/22/13 @ 01:58
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
TEDDY

You’re not Amara ,WELL FOR YOU ,but I am sure you are not be proude being Originated From BANDA FACIST ITALIAN ASHKERI ANCESTORS .Even for being enslaved by SHABYA , ARABS and worst of all by SIAD BARRE ….LOL !!!!!Mohamed FIDAB (Fool and Idiot Diaspora Agazi Banda),to Adgi , Time to go back to your Agazi Holy Land to enjoy the Chinese Billions Moneys than barking days and nights …Which certainly never happens ,KE HILMEH BESTEKER WOYEM KE AGAZI YE MOLATCHOTCH MEDIAS….LOL !!!!!

04/22/13 @ 02:02
Comment from: girma [Visitor]
girma

Ato Yilma, u take pics of village meetings for political gain,…it’s embarrassing. Try something new or fight the government from within rather than barking from outside.

If u believed in United Ethiopia, u shouldn’t bring your ethnic agendas here.

04/22/13 @ 03:30
Comment from: solo [Visitor]
solo

i am not amhara

you are very stupid person…TPLF ethiopian alfelegem legentel yale tegentay buden new tegeray west yemiwaga ….enegneh meskin geberewoch nachew men agenagnew?

till the truth that u ppl hate amharas but amharas must start defend themselves

04/22/13 @ 03:33
Comment from: YES TO AMHARA [Visitor]
YES TO AMHARA

I am profoundly impressed with your assertion and evaluation on the current ethnic evictions in Ethiopia. We leave hate to the hatred-mongers and keep us ourselves clean, I am Proudly Amhara willing to contribute to the Amhara Cause.

04/22/13 @ 04:19
Comment from: extraterrestrial [Member]  
extraterrestrial

The ethino fascist Amara monkeys are crying, I love it. Go to hell!

04/22/13 @ 04:22
Comment from: RemainImporter [Visitor]
RemainImporter

There is no philosophy of green gas and carbon trade permit. If there, it will destroy the proliferation of industry growth and simply leads to deindustrialization and specialization in agriculturalization. The outcome will be low employment, low income, low economic growth and development, high poverty and so more bewilderment.

04/22/13 @ 04:28
Comment from: nama ijaa lamaa [Visitor]
nama ijaa lamaa

I am not amhara,or neftegna.I am Oromoo better to avoid neftegna Diaspora…..ganaa lafarra isin fitnaa

04/22/13 @ 05:00
Comment from: Hayalu [Visitor]
Hayalu

Ato Yilma says:

“Tell me my fellow Ethiopian. What do you see in the picture above? It is a picture of people huddled together"…

Yes, they are huddled together, but for a good reason - to get credit from a micro-finance center.

See this article with the original source of the photo cited:
http://www.tigraionline.com/articles/displaced-amharas-not.html


04/22/13 @ 06:23
Comment from: obsa [Visitor]
obsa

I remember when Prof. Mesin commented about Amhara during the trasitional govt. He said “There is no people called Amhara". He blieved Amahara is transformed into Ethiopiawi. It’s good to here such mind change and you will come to your sense beliving in equality with the rest of Ethiopians work hard for equal opportunity rather than living in fantassy. What Amaharas are observing in today’s Ethiopian politics happened against the rest of Ethiopians including Tigreans. I hope you will learn from the past which is basic for our common future.

04/22/13 @ 06:48
Comment from: Abel [Visitor]
Abel

Less talk more action.

04/22/13 @ 07:15
Comment from: Abel [Visitor]
Abel

Remember: The woyane criminals and their Tigrians are the known liars till now they managed to play with lies. They need to be exposed until the international community knows who they are and how the Illegal woyane Tigry is created which is taking huge Amhara lands from Gonder and wollo.
This is the time to expose them internationally all the crimes they have done against the Amharas including in the Amhara land such as Wolkite, Tegede, Telemet, Alem wuha and the lies they are doing towards the International communities.
Continue exposing them and making their life in abroad in hell till they stop coming in abroad. But also most importantly dealing them with practical action knowing they are nothing but full of lies and criminals covered with lots of innocent Ethiopians blood.

As long as Sebhat Nega, Bereket Simon, Abay Tsehay, Abay Woldu, Arkebe Equbay and the likes are there, there will be no rest let alone retreat from confronting them in many ways. The long silent towards their crimes against the Amharas is over. It will stop only when these criminal woyanes stop affecting the Amharas that are paid so many sacrifices for Ethiopia and they have the natural and legal right to be all over Ethiopia and feel at home with having all citizenship rights including land ownership, vote and be elected.

Metekel Awraja in the woyane created fake Beshangul was always part of Gojam. Concerning Gojam, It was and still is one of the 7 provinces in Gojam. The Amharas are living there in their ancestry land. Yet, woyane is created fake Beshangul and Amhara region, and the Amharas all over Ethiopia have to go there like a concentration camp including from Beshangul, and territories taken from Gonder and wollo and added illegally and wrongly under the power of gun to Tigry.

Woyane is dirty criminal. They took huge and fertile lands from Gonder and wollo and added to the dead stony Tigry. What these dirty criminals don’t get it is Gonder without Humera never existed and will not. Gojam without Metekel never existed and will not. We will see what would happen in the long run.
One thing is clear, woyanes will run away to hell as meles did now is he in hell playing with their dirty brain calling him the Great leader and he laughing at them while his evil soul is 24/7 burning in deep hell.

04/22/13 @ 07:18
Comment from: hulla [Visitor]
hulla

This is the perfect Time and circumstances to expose and knock out the woyane. Collect and put them with the kind of books in a professional way all crimes done by them/under their satanic rule against the Amharas all over Ethiopia for the last 22 years.

And present all those documents at UN, AU, USA, EU, ICC, Russia, China, Japan, India and all Important nations in order they to know about the Atrocities the woyane criminals are doing in the name of Ethnic policy and Kilil created and introduced only by them. It is also important to make understand the International community that the ethnic cleansing and other crimes against the Amharas for the last 22 years is done in the name of Tigry. This is very important the international community to know the truth.


04/22/13 @ 07:23
Comment from: Toga [Visitor]
Toga

It is simply heart breaking. I can not believe this kind of crime is allowed. If these people crossed border to sudan and settled there, they wouldn’t be treated like this. But in their own country? For farming a the damned land in a country known for food shortage? I wish I had words to express my rage. Unbelievable. Where is the so called leader? What is his response to this? Does that country even have a functioning leader? This is the last straw for me. This evil tplf gov should be removed by any means. God help Ethiopia. The picture in this article made me cry.

04/22/13 @ 07:44
Comment from: coolman [Visitor]
coolman

This is a big lie. What is the purpose? There are a number of justified reasons to critisize the government. There is no need for fabrication, really.

seattletimes.com

Peace

04/22/13 @ 09:42
Comment from: AD [Visitor]  
AD

“I’m an Amara” you sound like an idiot. So what, they are just taking them back home to Gojam and Gonder. You are lucky they are not charging them for a ride. Its funny you mentioned how the don’t have shoes and they are sitting on the dirt. Dude, when was the last time you visited Ethiopia? Half the population don’t have shoes or chair. Its not only the amahara everybody is just as poor including the tigre. The picture could be from a “kabala” meeting. I don’t know if you ever been to one, but in rullar areas people sit on a dirt just like that.

04/22/13 @ 09:45
Comment from: DAMO [Visitor]
DAMO

Ato Yilma,

I truly belive you are an extermist Amhara who is not differtn from TPLF.
I have one and only one thing to say to TPLF parasites: You have squandered the opportunity to create a just and peaceful society in the horn of America. As you try to weaken Amhars’ empty bravado and talk about ‘pure’ Ethiopians, you brought corruption, looting, debauchery, and misery to the masses. You are not different from the Amhras’s so called ‘Agere Wodadoch’ you try to weaken and eliminate. Your eyes are blinded by the temporary monopolization of power and the benefit that comes though it. You failed to understand and learn from history that those who kill, imprison, and inflict misery to others in the end face the fate. You like to hear your own voice and think you can deceive others. In my opinion you have passed a death sentence on yourselves and to those innocent people who follow your path of destruction blindly. For god or bad change is inevitable. But one thing is clear: PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF THE TPLF AND AMHARA CHAVINIST WHO TRY TO GRAB POWER IN THE NAME OF ETHIOPIWIENT.

04/22/13 @ 10:42
Comment from: Old Visitor [Visitor]  
Old Visitor

When Tsye Abrha was the defence minister of Ethiopia and Meles Zenawi just became the PM after abandoning his post as the President of Ethiopia and after changing the constitutional right of the president and prime minister of the country the TPLF bragged and publically announced and wrote that thay have ”occupied a lions share of territories” which included BegeMidir=”Gonder” territory of the so called ”Fellasha land”, Setit Humera and a huge teritory of northern Wello.
What is the difference between Hitler scapegotting the Juwish people for all the ills in Germany and confisticating theier wealth as well as scapegoating Eastern Europeans ande in particular Russians inorder to justify his plans of occupying their territories? What is the difference of scapegoating Amaras and Oromos just to loathe the foreign currency and wealth of the country to enrich and develpe Tigray both agriculturally and industrially?. The Weyane had even to cheat the German government the location of Debre Birhan where The German government was paying each and every Euro to construct a huge electric wind mill there and finally the Ashegoda electric wind mill was expanded in Tigray producing over 400 Mega Watt electricicity. What about the tens of thousands of Amaras buchered like lumbs in the slaughter in the begning of the 1990’s, and particularly the Shewa Amaras? I know the crimes commited by the Derg. In fact I know more than one can ever even immagine but was the Derg scapegoating a certain group of people and was there any apportionment of wealth and income?? was the Derg developing only a certain regeon like the Weyane warlords are doing?? The answer is NO. The Weyane’s from day one that they joined their former master and mentor Isayas and ELF they have been both verbally and in deeds Nazis. As I said just to mention the core values of Nazism and Fascism:1.Scapegoating to achieve the means and meet the ends 2.Apportionment of wealth and income 3. Self previllaging and penalising status quo policy is not unique to the 1930-40 Fascists and Nazis.

04/22/13 @ 10:57
Comment from: Agar [Visitor]
Agar

Woyane is begging(its another name) and receiving billions in the name of Ethiopia for the last 22 years. But the money is is used to build Tigry or Tigry Individuals to own businesses.

Only in Mekele, there are 10 hospitals. You can check it. There are many factories produced products there and to be sold in the rest of Ethiopia. The Mosob cement factory is built by Ethiopians money but owned by woyane under EFFORT. The stone it uses comes from the Semien Mountain and the cement is monopolizing the Entire so called Amhara region market. They didn’t allow any factory to be built in the Amhara region including the cement onec because of they want to keep the region to buy only their products. Woyane is sick and dirty criminal.

They also are saying Tigry has done the best in the 2004/5 budget era. But they don’t say Tigry is getting all the money and resources woyane is bagging in the name of Ethiopia. Just search and identify by yourself and having contact with people what is woyane doing in Tigry with the resources coming from abroad as aid and Ethiopians owned money.

It is good to hate woyane and its supporters and confronting them with the things cleaned them from the surface of the earth.

04/22/13 @ 11:30
Comment from: Amoraw [Visitor]
Amoraw

Ato Yilma,

This all happened thanks to the late PM Meles and Abo sebhat who hate and have a great fear to the unity of the Ethiopians in particular the Amhara ethnic group who more or less had been an active participant in the affairs of our country for decades. They can only think to have a peacefull night when they become able to dismantle the Amhara, brutalise and divide by deceiving other ethnic group this is their enemy. It has worked for the wicked Meles for many years and still continue as long as the woyane bandits are in control of Arat Kilo.

Though it sounds good to say “I am Amhara” I would prefer instead to say ” I am an Ethiopian and an African"! our ethnic politics has not worked and will not forever ! no one for sure can claim he is 100% such ethnic group as we have been a mixture of the colourfully enterwind in centry and become Abyssinia..then Ethiopia.

As the common Ethiopian continue to dance with the woyane ethnic music, they themselves keep on corrupting us for many years and will as long as all of us arise and say NO! this becomes reality when we all come out of our selfish nest and say “I am my brothers’ keeper"!

God help us to have such guts and determination for good cause worth dying!

04/22/13 @ 11:48
Comment from: Shiridhaam [Visitor]
Shiridhaam

This dude is sleeping behind the wheel and trying to driver . To him Ethiopia is only for Habasha, and every one else doesn’t account.

What about Oramos get killed right and left.

What about kilil 5 aka Ogaden region do you even care or……

When you include your prayers to all Ethiopians in particular and all human beings in general that is when make a sense. other wise you just like them.

Look all the pictures, not only ………….

04/22/13 @ 13:01
Comment from: Lazy Observer [Visitor]
Lazy Observer

Well, well, well,… Have I seen this picture before….?
I think I have…. IN F@#KING 2010 !!!!!

This picture was taken in 2010 and was posted on the Seattle Times website. The news article is about Micro Financing Success. Please enjoy the article at your leisure @ seattletimes.com

ESAT, Toxic Diaspora, FIDO… please take your own pictures for your fake catastrophic stories about my country… or at least copy them from private sources….

04/22/13 @ 13:30
Comment from: I am Not Amara [Visitor]
I am Not Amara

First, you diaspora idiots do not give a hoot about the amara peasant, second these so called poor amara farmers are squatters who were decimating a national park that was a natural reservior for wild animals.I know you people are hodam animals but you are not good to the people or the environment.You bring,qumtna,hiv,syphliss ,tenqol,tinqola,minqechinet and other neftegna related ailements.So you belong in your gojamme.if there were 40000 Gambella people in Gondar settling i bet you would burn them alive/

04/22/13 @ 14:04
Comment from: George [Visitor]
George

The author of this article appears to be desperate to overthrow the government of the day as a pretext of the situation with the displaced population. Personally I feel there is so much exaggeration of the situation, having said that I do not have the whole story of the incident. Please can someone without so much prejudice and hatred, but with clear knowledge of the situation explain to us all? What actually happened in Benshangul? How many people were displaced and most importantly what were the reasons for the incident?
The government has been moving people to various parts of the country for different reasons including to facilitate social services for them and also to create farmland for investors, etc. They have been resettling people with good intensions and the practice has been done voluntarily and with compensation and other agreed arrangement. More or less it has been successful in this as in other areas of its work. The author’s deliberation is not so much about the plight of the people in question but about his contempt of the ruling party of the country. He has made it clear that he cannot bear to see the EPRDF to continue to be success in governing the country. To the dismay of Ato Yilma and his like every country of the world and every leader of the world is hailing the achievements of the government and pledging to assist in its development endeavour and to work with it. This is because the individuals he hates so much and their party have achieved so much for the country. The people of our country have approved what the government has achieved and they are able to see that tomorrow will be brighter day for them and their children.
We know the leaders of today have witnessed worst scenario of displacement and one hopes that they will do everything possible to make the predicaments of these people as bearable as possible. Most of all we hope they will get to root of the problem and find a lasting solution. Destitution is the cause for every problem in our country and the government is right in tackling poverty as a matter of poverty. Unrest and destabilisation as a means to force out a legitimate government will only prolong misery of the poor and should be avoided by all means.
Always we should work hard for peace of our people. Let us not preach a dooms-day scenario.

Peace and development for Ethiopia

04/22/13 @ 14:14
Comment from: Yophtahae New Thinker [Visitor]
Yophtahae New Thinker

Don’t use the blessed Kenedy’s famous speech ‘Ich Bin Berliner” for your intolerance. The great Kenedy was a Catholic who respected every religion and ethnicity.He even negotiated with Krushchev in the Cuban Missle Crisis, a sworn enemy of the US. He also back chanalled with Andre Gromyko, a Russian spy and diplomat in DC. That is maturity and responsibility. If you had a trigger on the nukes you will finish poor people of Ethiopia and Africa within a second. He was a bridge builder. He did not want his country and the world to be in chaos. He avoided inflammatory talks and was willing to shut down the raddar stations in Turkey in the negotiation and face saving. That is political art. Inflamatory words breed negativity and assure polarization in a country. The work of a learned person must be based on humility and love for all people. You can’t hate some and love others. You lead by example. hate begets hate. A learned person can teach hope where there is despair instead of catalyzing and furthering existing polarization.

04/22/13 @ 14:40
Comment from: Selassie [Visitor]
Selassie

These days it is really becoming true one of our ancestors’ saying. The saying goes like this ” wushet sedegagem ewunet yemeslal” yelu neber. I am not telling you this because you do not know it. It is just because it will serve for the purpose that I am trying to make. I am Ethiopian, as any concerned ethiopian it concernes me what is cooking in these days political or social struggle either to bring a peaceful country or to send Ethiopia down to the pit. One thing anybody has to learn is, it is immoral and an ethical to benefit politically or financially on other’s expense. Some people even forget the basic history of Ethiopia .today’s Ethiopia is still Ethiopia because of amara and tigri people. They have been sacrificed since the inception of that country. Nobody , when I say nobody I mean nooobody, has a right to take away that history from them. If anybody threaten this, we will make them witness the history in front of their eyes. If it was not for the Amara or Tigri, the Ethiopia you have right now would have been a different one. Looke around you, your neighbors, north, south ,west, and east. We have different tribes from these four angles. And these tribes also found in the other side of the borders. My point is, there brothers were sefering from colonization while those tribes within ethiopia border enjoy freedom. Who made it happen. Tell me honestly? Amhara and Tigri. With little help from other tribes. Unless we want to turn our faces from this uncontested truth, we all know it. I am saying this because I have a reason. As I said “wushet sedegagem ewunet yemeslal” endetebalew, some of us even start believing what they are saying about Amara. Without Amara and Tigri, Ethiopia would be a piece of cake for the pray. We better acknowledge our participation to our country either as a group or individual. The freedom every Ethiopian bragging about does not come for free. Our ancestors paid their dear lives, for their country without a second thought. People who are creating or sounding this false alarm are not Ethiopians. We , Amara and Tigri , become hostile to each other. Then that is the end of Ethiopia. Even, if Tigrian believe they can servive without Amhara , they are a ready dinner on the plate. The same for the Amara people too. The solution is, Amara and Tigri led the country to where it is right now. After these, we need to keep our solidarity and bring every Ethiopians on bord and lead the country or transform her into our perfect Ethiopia. This is the only solution. I write this because I am tired of what has been said about Amara. The truth must come out. The uncontested bravery of Amara and Tigri, must be acknowledged . It burns me when I heard these untrue story. If those people who died for their country heard this what would they feel. If it burns me, I can imagine what it makes them.

04/22/13 @ 14:43
Comment from: Yophtahae New Thinker [Visitor]
Yophtahae New Thinker

Don’t use the blessed Kenedy’s famous speech ‘Ich Bin Berliner” for your intolerance. The great Kenedy was a catholic who respected every religion and ethnicity.He even negotiated with Krushchev in the Cuban Missle Crisis, a sworn enemy of the US. he also back canelled with Andre Gromyko. That is maturity and responsibility. If you had a trigger on the nukes you will finish poor people of Ethiopia and Africa within a second. He was a bridge builder. He did not want his country and the world to be in chaos. He avoided inflammatory talks and was willing to shut down the rsaddar stations in Turkey in the negotiation and face saving. That is political art. Inflamatory words breed negativity and assure polarization in a country. The work of a learned person must based on humility and love for all people. You can’t hate some and love others. You lead by example. hate begets hate. A learned person can teach hope where there is despair instead of catalyzing and furthering existing polarization.

04/22/13 @ 14:57
Comment from: Beza [Visitor]
Beza

Teddy, I thought you changed attitude and became cibilized when you mentioned properly without Nesbasaw. Now you jump to your dirt calling people names you better get real. People undetstand you when you be real. But if u keep barking you will hurt yourself.

Yilma so what? Enkuan desyaleh. Don’t try to politicixe this? No one had a right to destroy forest and settle in someones territory without permissiion whether they are from Amhara or Tigre or Oromo. Just go to Texas and settle after deforestation not only expelled you will be charged for destroying the forest and yiu eill end up in jail. I am glad they let them go free. Where this Yilma is livung? Do they encourage outlawness at the place he is living? Come on!!!!! Ktta Ras.

04/22/13 @ 15:48
Comment from: mesfin_b [Member]  
mesfin_b

***To george***
Simple answer
- Benishangul, if you see a map, is western part of Gojam period.
The weyane looters are coining new names every night and came up with that name to scare away the Amharas.
***To Amoraw***
You said in a very clear way when you mentioned and I quote
“no one for sure can claim he is 100% such ethnic group as we have been a mixture of the colourfully enterwind in centry and become Abyssinia..then Ethiopia.”
Thank you for that.
As for the rest of TPLF puppets shame on all of you when you try to justify EPRDF crimes for the last 2 decades.
***To beza***
you bas*** weyane wh***!
why do you say
this? I Quote
“Yilma so what? Enkuan desyaleh”

04/22/13 @ 17:37
Comment from: Ewunetu [Visitor]
Ewunetu

Why is it that Tigrians, Oromos and other non Amhara peoples of Ethiopia are not floaking in large numbers to the fertile farm lands in the Amhara region to grab lands and setttle while Amharas have been and still floaking and settling on non Amhara fertile lands for the last 130 years to the present even when the present sytem is Federal System of governance under which each federal region is entitled to administers its own regional human and material resources?

This situation seems like saying “what is mine is mine and what is yours is also mine” long standing unfair and unjust tyranical Amara politics which brought Mamma Ethiopia to itse current death bed.

On the other hand, over 130 years of constant stealing of other’s human and material resources in the name of ethiopia might feel like an automatic and habitual behavior and naturtal entitlement to cry for.
Why are people behaving like a cunning fox dressed in sheep skins and trying to fool the sheep community out of their lives and livings like always?

04/22/13 @ 17:44
Comment from: Ras Thomas and Associates of Ethiopian Patriots [Visitor]
Ras Thomas and Associates of Ethiopian Patriots

We are not all Amare. OK. But, Amara is part of us. We love our Amara people, as we love all Ethiopians no matter if they are Guraage, Amara,Oromo, Tigree, Anfar,
and Somali.
Stop dividing our people.
Stop this stupid so called diasapora
which is evil.

04/22/13 @ 18:58
Comment from: aksum [Member]  
aksum

There is much tribalism in support of the amhara tribe in Ethiopia. The amhara are relatively new in shaping the history of Ethiopia. They call themselves “Amara” and the lanThey aguaguage is “Amarigna". This means most who call themselves “amhara” might be migrants from other regions of Africa.

The Amhara have underdeveloped Ethiopia. They are cruel and hypocritical. The Tigrans founded Ethiopia, but the amhara have been propoagating as if they are the founders of the Aksumite Civilization.

The writer is worse than Woyane thugs. He clearly denies being an ethiopia. Maybe he is “Mehal Sefari", amigrant from other regions of Africa.

04/22/13 @ 19:02
Comment from: Mooresssh [Visitor]
Mooresssh

The cloud is darkening from the west.
The black lion is stretching its shoulder.
Mooresssh is sharpening the spires.
The packing and shipping is on the way.
Those who dare harm to Mooresssh will pay the maximum penalty.
Ayeto newu gemeto newu ………

04/22/13 @ 19:08
Comment from: Zerihun Manaye [Visitor]
Zerihun Manaye

Ato Yilma Bekele, before you start writing something please know properly what you’re writing about. The subject matter you try to address is so remote from reality even your facts are in collision with the picture you’re referring to. You are dead wrong when you say “The people you see above are Amaras from the region referred to as Beneshangul/Gumuzl Kilil in Western Ethiopian that were deported from their own land to places they don’t even know.” Contrary to your absurd claim that those were people displaced by force from Benshagul region, the picture was taken in 2010 during a meeting between the Gate foundation and Ethiopian farmers in Amhara region. Even Nazret.com has it with hyperlink to the orginal Seattle Time article at the beggining of your article.
Please if you don’t have proper knowledge about something it is not a crime to keep quite than to make up and try to capitalize on people’s emotion. Educate yourself well before writing about subject matters that seem too big for your mediocre mind. This is not how one come to power.

04/22/13 @ 22:35
Comment from: emmanuel [Visitor]  
emmanuel

Where were you when millions of Oromo’s, Tigray’s, Wolaita’s, Sidama’s, many other nationalities were marginalized, during the imperial time, then to Military junta’s how come you did’t dare to say “Injustice to one group, is injustice to all” i am paraphrasing what you are trying to say…

what a hog wash……

04/22/13 @ 22:58
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
TEDDY

Agazi Supporters and Bandas ,the peoples on the picture are not really gathering a picnic or enjoying
a holyday….But simply mistreated peoples ,surely Amhara Peoples desplaced from Beneshangul .Concerning the Human Rights Violations actually comitted in Ethiopia .Of course we feel our selveses AMHARAS in support for the desplaced Amhara Peoples , Afars with the deplaced Afars ,Ogadenese with the Agazi Victims in the Ogaden ,Anuyak
with the massacred poor peoples in Gambella .Afterall “TRUE PATRIOTIC ETHIOPIAN ” with support of the Victims of the Agazi Bandits ,standing for the Foundemental Rights of the Ethiopian Peoples . Beza ,Amhara peoples never destroy destroy a single land .
They are only victims of the evil Agenda of your Agazi bandits who willingly have masterminded a crime of GENOCIDE .Executed by local warlods as the like Tefera Shegute and even by the actual Crime Minister when he was Head of the Southern Region . For your Information Tigrai Peasants are still allowed to stay and even new ones are invited for resettlement programs .And worst ,TPLF close Investors have created a carpenter business based on the destruction of the wood .

04/23/13 @ 02:59
Comment from: Yirgacheffee [Visitor]
Yirgacheffee

Agar [Visitor]

ACTUALLY, THERE ARE NOT ONLY 10, BUT MORE LIKE 35 HOSPITALS IN MEKELLE!

BUT SO WHAT! AND WE WILL BUILD A HUNDRED MORE SO KEEP CRYING!

to Yilma Tirse Abekele (the author of “I am Amhara",

Whatever happend to saying “I am Ethiopian” or “I am Human"!

04/23/13 @ 05:25
Comment from: Tigiste [Visitor]
Tigiste

I love Amaras as an ethnic group and as humans just like I also love myself as a member of an ethich group as well as my being human.

What I hate most is the endless hypocritical SHAMELESS BEHAVIOR of amara elite’s cheap lies that treats Amara human and material resources as an exclusive Amara ethnic property as well as also additionally treating other peoples(ethnics) property as Amara property. This means that the Amara ethnic elites(not ordinary poor Amaras) who have been practicing unilateral dictatorship and Ethnic Apartheid Bad Governaces over all the diverse Ethiopian ethnics for a long time before the down fall of King Haile Selassies in 1974 are still dreaming to bring back the same privilaged Amara elite supermacist dictatorship rather than promoting equality, democracy, sustainable development and justice for all. It is VERY ASTONISHING TO OBSERVE these Amara elites ENDLESS WHITE LIES, publicly claiming that “there is no ethnicity called Amara in Ethitiopia” while at the same time turning arround and again publicly claiming the exact opposite of the previous declaration by claiming “I am an Amara, ene Amara negne” How can any one trust such Behavior and endless pathological lies? Mind you I am talking about BAD BEHAVIOR not BAD PEOPLE or BAD ELITES. My focus is on Behavior it is behavior which can be corrected and modified while people will always remain the same. The moment entrenched BAD HEHAVIORS and BAD HABITS change to GOOD BEHAVIORS and GOOD HABITS, trust will start mashrooming in order to advance broad based common welfare and justice for all thereby saving Mamma Ethiopia from centuries of shameful begging and surving on the hand outs of the international community.

04/23/13 @ 08:27
Comment from: Agar [Visitor]
Agar

Facts in Tigry:

People living in Welkite-Tegede, Tembien, Enderta and Raya Azebo are not Ethnic Tigrigians. In Tigry are living the Amharas, three different groups of the Agew branches, Irob (Saho), Kunama and Afar.

Tigrians ancestor land is only Axum and Shire.

But most Ethiopians don’t know that. It is very important to know the Enemy to the very detail including its weaknesses despite it is trying to hide with lies and pretending as if it is all that. Woyane is empty with full of lies.
Don’t think only Tigrians are in Tigry. There are at least 6 different Ethnic groups living there without having any right despite woyane (Tigre from Axum and shire) is ruling the rest of Ethiopia based on ethnic policy and kilil.

Don’t take everything what you read about Tigry especially when it comes from them/woyane but the truth within Tigry. There are many Ethiopians know the truth in Tigry especially about the different Ethnic groups and the ancestry place they live. These people need to tell more about it.

The people of Tembian, Enderta and Raya azebo were against woyane from the start as the Kunama and Irob did. Woyane didn’t trust these people and it has a big revenge feeling towards them. Wolkite-Tegede was always part of Gonder/begemeder and it will be always despite woyane is currently occupied and milking it by force behaving like a colonizer. Occupier.

Oppositions or Ethiopian lovers need to difference Enderta, Tembien and Raya people from the woyanes that are from Axum and shire. It is very important to work very closely and have an Ethiopian agenda with the people of Enderta, Tembien and Raya. During mengistu Era, these people were fought alongside with the rest of Ethiopia against the woyanes that are from Shire and Axum and are Tigre Ethnic groups. But the rest are not.

Ethiopians need to know the truth about it. Some people think in Tigry are only Tigrian Ethnic group. But in reality Tigry Ethnic group could be less than 50%. Doesn’t trust even loot at for a second the politically motivated and total lie woyane Census. It is just a day time dark lie based on their benefit and the political agenda they have in Ethiopia.

04/23/13 @ 09:57
Comment from: YOSEF [Visitor]
YOSEF

Why is there so much hate towards the “Diaspora” community??? Do you all realize that this very group you demonize is in fact the major bloodline for the livelihood of millions of people. Millions of families wait for the meager checks to clear in hundreds of Hawalas to supplement or buy their daily bread? In fact, more money comes in and stimulates the Ethiopian economy than all the government led activities that are currently underway to stimulate and grow the economy? This is a fact that even the government acknowledges! How ignorant are you all? What the Ethiopian government should be doing (I don’t care what party is in power) is create conditions that foster and nurture the local capacity to absorb and generate economic growth for those who hold the fattest purse: yes DIASPORA money! There are literally billions of dollars at stake here, and it is not in a form of a loan which Ethiopia is currently drowning under. Free money tied to people who want to go back home. Imagine what this can do if unleashed to its potential??? Just imagine! But remember all, this window is limited! As the Diaspora continue to live out their lives in other countries, they will continue to grow deeper roots and the connection that pulls them back home becomes weaker. There are already generations born abroad who will stand to inherit their parents hard earned money. What makes you think that they will chose Ethiopia over other amazing economies that guarantee property rights, safe economic environments, great schools for their kids and top notch medical care to name a few. What makes you think that their host countries will not make sure that there are conditions to prevent capital flight from these children of Diaspora parents? This is such great opportunity that is being wasted here! Stop! Think! Think beyond today! I dare you! That is what true leadership is! Ethiopia is not immune to global competition. Ask yourselves, if you had 100K to invest, would you invest in some real estate firm in Addis in a corrupt and poorly regulated market over Apple Inc or Amazon? If you are a rational investor, then I don’t think so. We have to be brave and ask ourselves these questions and set our standards high! Hold our government accountable to these standards! We deserve better than what we have now when it comes to economic leadership. It only addresses the surface. Yes, the roads and buildings are great indeed, but what is to come next? I know I am ranting but it comes from my love of the people of Ethiopia. Everybody needs to wake up and steer the conversation towards things that really matter. Let us focus on a strategic dialogue of where we want to be, where we want future generations to be. We will all pass away but we don’t want to do what our parents left us with, nothing but a mess all over the place. Let’s be honest with ourselves first and then think about our community and our nation. Have any of you been to the schools out in Ethiopia? It is appalling! Horrible curriculum, teachers who can’t read are leading elementary schools. Makes me want to cry! We have got to stop this together and think about our children and create means by which they can be competitive in the global market. Picking flowers and sewing shoes are not enough! We all deserve better.
Much love and peace to all. From a DIASPORA member….

04/23/13 @ 10:11
Comment from: BPR [Visitor]
BPR

Something is missing, the amharas as we know them would not just cry out when facing injustice, they rebel"meshefet’ at least show dissatisfaction in style. We know that happened let alone to injustice at a higher level but to misdeed from local officials. What happened to that legacy with fellows in country? Either what we hear is not true or the amharas are no more who they were. The later makes most sense to me. The TPLF and co journey dawn hill has started and is obvious. Who can they possibly take with them other than the amhara. The Amhara’s claim as a defendant of Ethiopia will only make sense if injustice to individuals and groups is met decisively with meaningful response and courage especially by those affected at the frontline. I know amhara to be at the receiving end of the ethic politics what happened to the perceived fabric of being an amhara?

04/23/13 @ 12:04
Comment from: George [Visitor]
George

Dear Selassie,
I totally agree with your expressed sentiments.
Amaras and Tigrians are undeniably the first people who give birth to ancient Absyniya. They spoke the same language (geez) at one time, lead the country together and fought side by side to fend off enemies that tried to invade it many times during its history. This was of course before all nations and nationalities joined to form the formidable Ethiopia of today.
Unlike our forefathers today’s generation has become hopelessly narrow-minded, hater, unreservedly selfishly and traitor. The current generation is blinded to see Ethiopia is without exaggeration the envy of many African countries because they did not have a history as rich as ours. They give so much credit to our history and are even happy to share it and make it a history of all black Africa. Without so much prejudice even today’s Ethiopia’s effort to fight poverty and to embark on the road to progress and development is envy to our Africans.
So we should take pride in our country and work together in harmony to make it more powerful and respected as ever. Unless we are wickedly mad we should not think of destroying our ancient country by spreading hate because we could not agree with government policies of today. Especially those highly educated people like Ato Yilma should be at the fore front advocating and preaching peace and democracy. What is the benefit for Ethiopia if its people are made to hate each other and God forbid kill each other as seen in other countries in the recent past?
My message to Ato Yilm and others is to follow the way of love and to have good feeling for all Ethiopians irrespective of their origin. Then they will see the fruits of love and peace, in their case a change in government. A tit for tat, name naming insults are only emotions won’t benefit our country and people. But tolerance as in the tradition of the good and wise Amara people to follow peaceful and legitimate will almost always pay.
In my opinion the current government is working for the country in a way it believes is good for its people and is implementing its policies successfully and the people are benefiting and also living in peace. The only judge for the success or failure of the government is the people the country themselves. The people should have their full right to reject the government or approve it through a democratic process. People like Ato Wilma should be at the fore front of ensuring the rights of the Ethiopian people to make independent choice of which party should lead them.
Long live peaceful and powerful Ethiopia.

04/23/13 @ 13:20
Comment from: Beer [Visitor]
Beer

The above discussion shows that Amhara has no support after all!

04/23/13 @ 14:24
Comment from: ሲራራ ነጋዴ [Visitor]
ሲራራ ነጋዴ

ቅንድቦ ከሞተ ብኋላ የወያኔ ተንኮል የተለምዶ ረቂቅ ሥራውን አሟጦ ጭራሽ ባደባባይ መንደፋደፍ ጀምሯል። አላዋቂ ሳሚ እንዲሉ፣ ድሆችን ከነልጆቻቸው ከቀዮቻቸው ነቅሎ ማብረር፣ ታዛቢን የሚስቀጥጥ የግፍ ግፍ ነው። ወያኔ ጥፋቷ እንደ ምስጥ ስር ስሩን ነበር፣ አሁን አውራዋ በግዜር ጥበብ ወደ ገሃነም ሲወርድ፣ እንደ እብድ ውሻ መተናኮል ጀምራለች። ከበጃት ጥሩ ነው፣ ህልውናዋ ያጥራል።

ትክክል ነው

“እኔ አማራ ነኝ” ፣
“እኔ ትግሬ ነኝ"፣
“እኔ ጉራጌ ነኝ” ፣
“እኔ ወላይታ ነኝ"፣
“እኔ ኮንሶ ነኝ” ፣
“እኔ ጋምቤላ ነኝ” ፣
“እኔ ኦሮሞ ነኝ” ፣
“እኔ ሱማሌ ነኝ” ፣
“እኔ አፋር ነኝ” ፣
“እኔ ኢትዮጵያዊ ነኝ”

04/23/13 @ 15:00
Comment from: mesfin_b [Member]  
mesfin_b

***To Yosef***
I completely agree to what you wrote.

-fact, the diaspora money that trickles down to Ethiopia is the only life-sustaining income.
-fact,only a handful EPRDF members are the sole owners of major economic sectors in our homeland.
-fact, the 90 plus million people in our motherland are living in a worst possible way on this planet hence our nation is in the bottom 15 poorest nations.
-fact, all of the ethiopian population is interrelated so much so that there is hardly major cultural as well as social, and economic differenc among various parts of Ethiopia.

04/23/13 @ 15:12
Comment from: ሳዱላ [Visitor]
ሳዱላ

የአማራ ህዝብ፣ ከሌሎች ኢትዮጵያውያን ጋር ሆኖ የጉልት አገዛዝን ከስሩ መንግሎ ጥሏል። የሚያሳዝነው ግን በውጭ ተፅእኖ ሳቢያ ያ የለውጥ ሰደድ በሰው በላው የደርግ ሥርዓት ተመንትፎ፣ አሁን ላለው ዝቃጭ የወያኔ አገዛዝ ዳርጎናል። ደርግን የምንጠላ የአማራ ጎሳ ኢትዮጵያውያን፣ የወያኔ (ኢሕአዴ&#4877&#59;) ማየል ለበጎ ነው ብለን የተቀበልንበት ግዜ ነበር፣ ያ እምነታችን ወያኔ ወገቧን ታጥቃ ለኤርትራ መገንጠል እና ለባሕር በር እጦት ግፋፊ እስክትሆን ቀጥሏል። እየቆየን ስናያት ግን፣ ወያኔ ከደርግ የባሰች አፈ ቅቤ ልበ ጩቤ፣ የቤትስ ሰርሳሪ ምስጥ ሆና ቁች አለች። የወያኔ መሪዎች በተለይ በድሃው ኢትዮጵያዊ አማራ ህዝብ ላይ ያላቸው የተዛባ ጎሳዊ ጥላቻ እየደመቀ ወጣ።

እስኪያልፍ ያለፋል እንዲሉ በድህነት ሲማቅቅ የኖረው የአማራ ህዝብ ሁሉን ችሎ፣ አገሩ በወያኔ የቅርጫ ስርዓት ስትሸነሸን ዝም ብሎ አየ። የኖረበት ምድር የትግራይ ክፍል ተብሎ ሲሰየም አየ። ወያኔ ፈነጨች፣ እንደ እንዝርት ሾረች። ዞሮ ዞሮ ግን ጥጋብ የማይጠለው የለም። ወያኔ የውድቀቷን ማሳ መሰብሰቢያዋ ቀን ደርሶላታል። እስከዚያው ትፈንጭ

04/23/13 @ 16:17
Comment from: Zabarga [Visitor]
Zabarga

Dear George,

“The people should have their full right to reject the government or approve it through a democratic process. People like Ato Wilma should be at the fore front of ensuring the rights of the Ethiopian people to make independent choice of which party should lead them.” you stated

Are you talking about the past or the current or the hypothetical future vision? At yilma is only advocating the amara infiltration and grabbing of power by Amara elites from the Tigre elites as to bring back the well known amara tyranny of the 130 long years. Working with all the other Ethiopian ethnic groups on the basis of equality in unity within diversity is ALIEN to Amara elites. FULL STOP! :)

Please tell this pleasant falk story to the multittudes of Ethiopian journalists, human rights advocates and large numbers of Oromo and other people prisoners languishing in subhuman medieval jails infested with rats lice and bugs.

04/23/13 @ 17:57
Comment from: Nebiyyu [Visitor]
Nebiyyu

“The picture in this article made me cry.” hmmm….

How did you guys/gals feel when thousands of innocent Ethiopian children, the old the young, men, women were dying from starvation and burried in mass graves while Amrara king Haile Selassie was artfully covering up the tragedy and sitting peacefully in his air conditioned palace and feeding prime quality imported beef to his palace DOG?

Absolutely I am not a Wayane fan but the picture in this article is 100% better and absolute blessing compared to the pictures of the Amara elite King Haile Sellassie era starvation and mass death picture. Truth nothing but the truth alone will liberate us all.

LET US NOT TRY TO BUILD A HOUSE ON THE FOUNDATIONS OF UTTER LIES AND SHEMFUL HYPOCRACY! :)

04/23/13 @ 18:21
Comment from: oneluv21 [Visitor]
oneluv21

I don’t think it is fair to treat others badly but where was all the Amaras when Hailesalasie and Mengstu were killing and starving the Eritreans and the agames?

04/23/13 @ 18:46
Comment from: aksum [Member]  
aksum

The writer is more tribalist than TPLF because he is speaking only for Amharas. The proper name is Amhara, not Amara. It is clear we are more tribal than national. No one opposed when Oromos or Gallas were killed. No one opposed when about 1 million Tigreans were displaced from their villages to South Ethiopia. No one opposd when thousands of Homosiens ("eritreans") were killed.

We think in terms of our ethnic groups and religion. It does not make sense to cry for Amharas. I personally do not like amharas because they have done a lot of crimes against non-Amhara Ethiopians and still do not admit it. It because of the tribalism of the amharas that we lost our ports. The amhara are good at killing people but not good in getting solution. But still we should not displace them or kill them. We should help them change to be better ethiopians. I think we should stop using amharic as the national language.

We should bring Mengestu Hailemariam to justice if we want peace to come. The fact the Opposition did not bother at all to bring Mengistu Haile Mariam to justice clearly shows the Opposition is not for justice. I feel ashamed to be called Ethiopian because of this.

04/24/13 @ 00:04
Comment from: Bekele [Visitor]
Bekele

Amara should stay in their land not running around on others land and playing victim now. They are not up rooted instead they took other’s land when they were on power and now they are paying a price. Immiyee ethiopia go to your kilil.

04/24/13 @ 03:41
Comment from: ፍትሕ [Visitor]
ፍትሕ

የዘመናትን የጉልት ሥርዓትና፣ የዘውድ አገዛዝ በጫንቃው ተሸክሞ ሲመዘበር የነበረው የአማራ ህዝብ ከሌሎች አጋር ጭቁን ኢትዮጵያውያን ጋር አሻፈረኝ ብሎ ገርስሶ ትሏል። ነገር ግን ዛሬ ደግሞ ወደማይቀርለት ፍርድ የሄደው መንግሥቱ ኃ/ማ የሚመራው ደርግ የትግሉን እጀታ ቀምቶ ወደ መቀመቅ አውርዶ አሁን ላለው የወያኔ አተራማሽ ወንበዴ ጀሌ አስረከበ። የግፍ ግፍ እንዱሉ ጭቁኑ የአማር ህዝብ ጨቋኝ ተብሎ ተፈረጀ። ጭቆናን በጫንቃው ችሎ፣ አፈር እየጋጠ የኖረን ህዝብ የማርያም ጠላት የማድረግ ሙከራ የራስ መጥፊያ ነው። ወያኔ ይህንን ትረዳው፣ የአማራ ህዝብ ከተነሳ እንደ ደራሽ ውኃ ነው። ይህ ሀቅ ነው። ወያኔ ተጠንቀቂ።

04/24/13 @ 12:12
Comment from: mesfin_b [Member]  
mesfin_b

***To sirara negade***
&
***To sadula***
Thank you for your blogs.
I have never read such elloquent Amharic since I read the books “Tobia” and “fikir eske mekabr".
Such choce of words, such sharp yet to the point blogging.
It is by far the best blogging on Nazret website.

The beauty of our language is so superior to the English language sometimes I wonder if only the world had made “Amharic” as popular is the current English lnguage.

04/24/13 @ 12:26
Comment from: MIKRO [Visitor]
MIKRO

pathetic liers this is a picture of JEWISH ETHIOPIANS, WHO LEFT ETHIOPIA TO ISRAEL KNIVING LIER.

04/24/13 @ 14:58
Comment from: unanimous [Visitor]
unanimous

yep! Amhara is now paying…………why suffering in Africa Go to yemen or some where, Isreal where ever you guys came from.

04/24/13 @ 15:16
Comment from: Guddu kassa [Visitor]
Guddu kassa

@ Sellasie yemtfogrewn fogr. We are not the same.Amara are racist and imperialist by nature. Lazy, pretentious and fessam too.you so called Amara except for the Gondere are a mix o this and that but since you lack a true identity you all claim or become Amara. Tigrayans are fair minded,hard working jeganu. I feel closer to a Somali or an Oromo than a fosfas Gondere.Heck even the Eritreans I prefer than you devils

04/24/13 @ 19:38
Comment from: Mortar [Visitor]
Mortar

The article above is a mixture of some truths and many lies. It seems Amhara elites are in philosophical crisis regarding their view of the country. Sometimes they say there is no nationality called Amhara, Oromo, Tigre,…They say there is only one nationality, i.e., Ethiopian nationality. At times they reject this philosophy.

In the above article the writer said when we born we have not decided our color(black-white), our ethnicity, sex,…That is true? How about citizenship? kkkkkkkkkk. Have we decided to be Ethiopian?

04/25/13 @ 10:44
Comment from: Obsaa [Visitor]
Obsaa

The constitution of Ethiopia allows for citizens to move, settle and work wherever they want to do so with in the country. But this should not be confused with systematic settlement. It seems somebody or political org. is sponsoring Amhara farmers to go and settle elsewhere in the empire in large number. We do not see other nations and nationalities of the country migrating to other regions in the same way as Amharas.The gov’t has responsibility to protect indigenous minorities from being swallowed and assmilated by Amharas.

04/25/13 @ 10:50
Comment from: elias boom boom [Visitor]
elias boom boom

@ፍትሕ “የአማራ ህዝብ ከተነሳ እንደ ደራሽ ውኃ ነው”
plss! lets see what you have in mind! kkkkkk fesam!
we all prefer to die before you bunch of hyaenas come to power.It is not going to happen, may be on oromo’s dead body!
fesam, zim bilesh sandwichishin atibiyina ezii gura keareyu tiyalesh lol

04/25/13 @ 14:30
Comment from: I want to be Amara [Visitor]
I want to be Amara

I am not amara,

We know that. You are one of Amara hater pathetic TPLF cadre “addis zemen”.

Since you bore the hell out of everyone now you are changing your blog name.

When derg was attacking TPLF in Tigray you guys made so much noise and evey Ethiopian criticized Derg. The majoiry didn’t depend on their number and didn’t say kill more Tigres.

Now you are all happy to kill and demenize Amaras for no apparent reason but to steal their property and cultivated land.

So does that mean Derg was right because you guys were destroying bridges, roads and kill so many Tigras and Ethiopians?

No matter how much hate you have for Amaras, and try to demonize and impoverish them Amaras will prevail because truth and God is with them.


Nefarious deed hope and action might give you short lived satisfaction and pleasure but will easily be defeated.

In this forum itself we see how many them are entrenched with hate ignorance and greed. This are the kind of people we should isolate from our lives because they sleep eat and breathe evil.

04/25/13 @ 18:04
Comment from: tigray_luv [Visitor]
tigray_luv

amhara brought pain and suffering to my people in the form of haile selassie and derg. Now it is our turn to run the country so stop crying!

04/26/13 @ 13:46
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
TEDDY

You are not Amhara and co .Agazi bandas ,now that even you new CM has admitted that the way that peoples were desplaced by force from Benishangul ,is an illegal action .So what the hell ,your arguments for having advocating such an evil crime .Nobody shall expect from you an apology for your crap words .Amharas peoples eventhough fighting and paying great sacrifices for the unity and sovereignty of the country have never have any priviledges from the ruler .The fact that even the late Emperor Haile Selassie did prefer, after Facist Invasions ,to trust the Bandas than
the Patriotic Arbegnotch .By naming to key powers Facist Italian Ashkeris and Bandas the likes Mengesha Seyum while making hang patriotic true Ethiopian as Belay Zeleke .And even Facist Italian Sellout Bandas of Eri Origins and Tigrai not only did have a Total amnesty from him and obtained Farm lands from him in Shashemene and Awassa .While obtaining such great previledges these guys did teach their children on the hates of Amhara Peoples and how to betray the
Motherland by working for the enemy .
This is the roots ,of the Agazi bandits hidden agendas inspired from Shabya and Pan Arabanism ,based on the Destruction of Ethiopia considered by them as Amhara Empire . Targeting the peoples ,the Amharas ,whom they consider as a Threat for them .

04/27/13 @ 14:00

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