Dear Liberals: America Lies

November 25, 2021 at 4:10 pm 1 comment

“Your short-term gains are the rest of the world’s long-term disasters – for everybody, including yourselves” (Arundhati Roy | Things That Can and Cannot Be Said)

I don’t know who is telling the truth, or who is pepetrating which act to whom in the Ethiopian government’s war against the Tigrai People’s Liberation Front. I am sure there is enough blame to go around. That hashtags like “rape”, “women & children”, “genocide”/”ethnic cleansing” are click-baits that sell newspapers and trigger an emotional response [mostly justified, sometimes not] in the Western boosom and that both the media and Tigrai-born Ethiopians living abroad with an internet access and a lot of time in their hands know it!

However, as someone who spent 31 days in Addis Ababa two months ago, I can say, with confidence that:

  1. TPLF is the one who fired the first shot, spilled the first blood, so to say, and started the fire. Here is a brief history on that.
  2. Most Ethiopians feel they have a score to settle against TPLF [for introducing, and lighting the match for, ethnic nationalism in a country of 70 something ethnic groups – and three major religions – who lived together in harmony, with exceptions, for centuries]
  3. Despite what the Western media tells you, TPLF is not fighting to free the people of Tigrai. Neither is it trying to obliterate the country as the Ethiopian government media tells us. [It is all about power, stupid. It has always been about power and whose turn it is to sit by the table and bleed the poor dry!!]
  4. America wants, for reasons only known to itself, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his government gone. And it has been threatening, bullying and lying through its teeth to see that happen.
  5. There is no easy answer, no silver bullet, no Magic Mike to solve this problem. But ending the war, and not Economic Sanctions against 115 million-already-half-starved people, should be everyone’s priority.
  6. Finally, fuck America. Fuck Egypt. Fuck Sudan. Fuck Eritrea, while you are at it, they were never our friends even when we pretended to be the same country. Fuck embryo Oromo Nazis who would like to replace Addis Ababa with Finfine, Amharic with Qube, and Ethiopia with Oromia. Fuck diaspora Tigrai separatists. Fuck all Amharas who call themselves “Neftegna”. Fuck any Muslim who wants Ethiopia to be an Islamic Nation. Fuck every Orthodox Christian who pretends this is a war of independence when, in fact, we all know it simply is pay-back time. And Fuck all Protestants, including some in my own family, who see Abiy Ahmed as some kind of a prophet [I like Abiy’s “ager wedadinet” as well as the next Habesha. But he is no angel and no one should expect/demand that of him].
  7. Finally, fuck all those who are trying to use my people, my little sister, my little brother and mom as a pawn for their game. May God twist their ankle and break their jaws. Long Live Ethiopia!

#ኢትዮጵያ ለዘላለም ትኑር#

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  • 1. Not-neftegna  |  November 26, 2021 at 3:36 pm


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