A Race to the Bottom: Is Proud Ethiopia at Risk? | Aklog Birara (Dr.)

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Part I

Dr. Aklog Birara
Dr. Aklog Birara

Regardless of our political, religious and ethnic differences and the formidable odds Ethiopia continues to face, most ordinary Ethiopians agree Ethiopia has a remarkable and long history as a free and independent multiethnic and multi-religious nation. Although we claim and believe in this fundamental principle, we are so afraid, timid, fractured and reluctant to express Ethiopia’s inviolability in the strongest terms possible that we are setting the country for Balkanization. For instances, those who believe in one Ethiopia, one country, one diverse but unified population in which—as a matter of right and not privilege–each person is endowed with the legal right to live
anywhere safely, express, voice, participate in the socioeconomic and political regardless of tribe, religion and location have failed to collaborate and speak with one voice. It is not uncommon these days for political elites and intellectuals to speak with two voices depending on their audiences. As a result, the voices of tribalism and secession dominate the political scene. This suits the ruling party.
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  1. We will defend this proud old country from the attacks by ethno fascist groups hired by Arabs and who are intent on causing havock to our country. olf fascists tell us that any body who supports ‘one EThiopia’ are amhara neftegna bla bla . they must know that there are millions of Ethiopians amharas, oromos, gurages, tigres, kembatas, afaris etc who are prepared to die for this country.

  2. Dear dr. Aklog,
    With all respect I completely disagree with your simplification that the Ethiopia-Eriterea r/n was/is what you have catagorically concluded as none existent.
    That thesis of yours has rather disappointed me, It does the same to numerous other Ethiopians I believe.
    Though Ethiopians are denied of life as humans and nationhood for more than two decades, their history and truthes should not be deluded by scholars like you.

  3. The author of this article sounds more like common parking lot attendant than smart politician, his reasoning is weak and story is selective. Waste of time reading it.

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