Ethiopians vs. Democracy

July 16, 2008 at 10:17 am 6 comments

This article was written 3 years ago. I believe the rules still apply. Would appreciate a comment.

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  • 1. Winta  |  July 16, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    I got my own post out of these …Great !:)…okey serioulsy, good points, I agree that Ethiopians are the most undemocratic people I have met.

    My point in the other comment was not about the article but the fact that it got published in Iftin ,as I said, I wouldn´t take it as a paper people would want to contribute for.

    Nice article though ,thanks for posting it.

  • 2. abesheet  |  July 17, 2008 at 6:46 am

    Thank you Winta. You’d probably like to know Iftin was one of many newspapers I contributed the article to. None of them would print it, even Addis Admass. Which came as a sort of disappointment. But maybe they were being careful, as you said 😉

  • 3. Arefe  |  July 18, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    hey, Nice article.
    I was struck by the beauty and subtility of the Amharic.

  • 4. Hamssa Lomi  |  July 21, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Wow!Very good writing skill! You should write more in Amharic. This is an article that I’ve missed reading for so long!

  • 5. Gelila  |  January 16, 2023 at 6:59 am

    Thank you Abesheet. I came here after the discussion on clubhouse and I see your point and I completely agree with you. But my disappointment and what I find alarming is that just like we heard yesterday a lot of people seem to think we as a people are undeserving of democracy and incapable of achieving stability by designing a system that’s tailored for such a complex society. This coupled with the moral decline we are witnessing & the phrase we here in every corner “deros abesha ” shows how we think of ourselves as unworthy and always waiting for some kind of miracle to deliver us.

  • 6. abesheet  |  January 19, 2023 at 6:07 am

    Ewnet alesh, Gelila. We are not wealthy enough to value what is ours. And destitute enough to know we have a long way to go. Tiraz ewqet.. beEcho chamber lai yetemeserete maninet.. yeDenqoro leqso.

    Silezih negeru is disheartening. Gin, like I said at that earlier discussion, I do believe we are yetemechachen to the democratic process now than we were when I wrote that article. Democracy ende tesebere igir tigena.. ende tamo yeminesa beshitegna, inde addis chama qessss iyaln minlemdewu.. iyazegemn mintegnewu.. iyeqoye yemidelan neger yihon yihonal.

    Or so I hope.

    Thanks for visiting.

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