Gumii Paarlaamaa Oromoo (GPO)
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The Misguided tour of the Ethiopian PM in North America and some suggestions.
Beekan G Erena
2. The PM has done a misguided presentation and representation; the PM is either fooled by the smart Habesha or he must have wiggling his tail to please and sustain respect from these people. He does not seam to realize that he is playing with fire. In his “medemer”, he does not seem to understand the mathematical equivalence of the word. Per his preferences to some sector of the Ethiopian society is “medemer” must have meant for everybody else to be added to the Habesha. This is a dream and will take the PM down the garbage chute with his new supporters. He has forgot that he was the most enlightened and purposefully engaged killer / collaborator of the TPLF regime. He forgot that his party was created to be utilized by the TPLF to curtail the potential revolt from his Oromo nation. He forgot that he is the product of the Qeerroo struggle and the Oromo mass. He forgot that the most preferred political party of the Oromo people is the OLF. He does not seem to understand what is cooking while he discriminates the OLF, but praise the Habesha political part, G-7 members.
3. At some point, the PM exhibited his childish characters. Very funny is when he spoke to the Ethiopia crowd, I quote “the community we understand is Ethiopian Community and the soccer team we recognize is the Ethiopia soccer ….” Unquote! Very amazing. While he preaches for peace in Ethiopia he himself just got engaged in masterminding and boiling hatred among Ethiopians during his DC speech. What is clearly represented as “Ethiopian”, here in diaspora, be it community or soccer team is that of the Habesha. While this is the reality, the PM very well knows that there are Oromo Communities, Oromo soccer federation, Sidama Community, Ogaden community etc. as different from the Habesha, synonymous to “Ethiopian” community and soccer team. Why the hell did this PM choose this very sensitive issue and entangled himself in a dilemma. He clearly understands, but it seems that he wanted to define what his TRUE medemer is. Per his speech, everyone from that empire state scraps all its identity and becomes the Ethiopian the Habesha advocate for. He should on the other hand realize that we all can be Ethiopia with all our identities maintained and respected. At home, his government is made of Oromiyaa region, Amhara region, Southern People’s region, Tigray region, etc. Why is he denying that identity to the diaspora Ethiopians, and want them turn into Green, yellow and red. Dreaming of all Ethiopians to subscribe to the old and outdated Menelik flag and era will come with a huge penalty to the PM and all his groups. THAT DREAM IS NO PEACE AT ALL!
4. What will be a good lesson for the PM, if he has not learnt yet is that he will go no where without engulfing at least the majority population of Ethiopia, the Oromo. The Oromo has given him a big chance. For one, while he was a member of the EPRDF that the people have now rejected and that he is still ruling the county with the same moto, he is not sufficiently addressing this patience of the people. While he has made significant peace deal even with Eritrea, with whom Ethiopians have lost the highest human and logistic loss, he marginalizes the representative of the Oromo people, the OLF. To underestimate this noble organization, he collected mushrooming and seemingly OLF old members or pretenders to his side. The Oromo very well knows who these people are. Most them are old, jobless in the countries they reside and no other life than surrender. He should have asked them how many members they have, how many public meetings they had and what exactly they know of the oromo struggle.
The best and the most potentially acceptable move for the PM are;
a. Not to wiggle his tail with whom he thinks he got the best
support. Habesha is always an Habesha and they will throw you down
the garbage chute when they are done with you. Think of the history
of Tadesse Biru, Mamo Mezemer, Abune Petros, Laurette Tsegaye, Haile
Fida, Damisee Bulto and many other brave Oromos. When they served
they were “Ethiopians” when they spoke out, they were “xebab”
NB: There are many more suggestion, but hopefully the PM must remain
vigilant of his surrounding and the diversity of the people he ought
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