ETHIOPIA: KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE!

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Al Mariam’s Commentaries
April 26, 2021

Voting is patriotism in motion. Voting is democracy in motion.

What can be more beautiful, more sublime and more glorious than deciding one’s political destiny by casting a ballot and choosing one’s representatives?

If the proof of the pudding is in the eating, the proof of real citizenship is in the voting. — Alemayehu G. Mariam

Keep your eyes on the prize!

The Forces of Darkness are doing their desperate best to get Ethiopians to take their eyes off the prize.

The Prize: The June 5, 2021 Election!

The remnants and lackeys of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) — the Forces of Darkness — have deluded themselves into believing they can stop the June 5, 2021 election by sparking an ethnic civil war between Amharas and Oromos.

Over the past several weeks, the diaspora remnants of the TPLF have managed to mobilize their lackeys and hirelings to kill untold numbers of innocent children, men and women in various parts of Ethiopia hoping their murders and terrorist acts will spark an ethnic war that will engulf Ethiopia.

From the day the TPLF bush thugs seized power in 1991, they have employed divide and rule tactics to entrench themselves in power and impose their ethnic apartheid rule known as “Kilil-istans”, patterned after the Bantustan enclave system engineered by the white minority regime in South Africa.

Since the 2005 election and singularly impelled by the Meles Massacres, I have been exposing uninterrupted and on a weekly basis the TPLF’s crimes against humanity and criminal divisive rule.

For the past nearly three years, I have been consistently warning Ethiopians to keep their eyes on the prize and exposing the diabolical tricks of the TPLF and their lackeys and hirelings.

In August 2018, Tamagne Beyene and I co-authored a commentary entitled “We Must Keep Our Eyes on the Prize in Ethiopia!”.

In that commentary, we exposed the TPLF’s “well-organized campaign to delegitimize Prime Minster Abiy and his government and rob public confidence in the peaceful change that is taking place in Ethiopia today.”

In February 2019, I exposed the TPLF’s secret efforts and intrigue to create a fake Amhara-Tigray-Oromo coalition behind which they could hide as they waged a scorched-earth opposition offensive against the nonviolent change that has been taking place in Ethiopia.

The TPLF is dead and gone (Thank God!) to hell!

But for their riffraff remnants in Ethiopia and in the diaspora, along with their cheerleading Western press-titutes, lobbyists and poli-stitutes know the June 5, 2021 election is the final nail in their coffin.

After June 5, 2021, IT IS GAME OVER for them all!

TPLF’s futile strategy is to sabotage the June 5, 2021 election by destroying the “OroAmhara Alliance” and return to power

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The TPLF’s riffraff remnants and allies believe the only way they can return to power, reassert their ethnic supremacy and reestablish their old ethnic apartheid state is by destroying the “OroAmhara alliance”.

TPLF boss Getachew “Lyin’ Gecho” Reda once warned, “If Amharas and Oromos are united, that means we, the TPLF, have not done our homework”.

Getachew Reda also said, “Amhara and Oromo are like “chid” and fire (gasoline and fire). They can never come together as one.”

I know exactly what the TPLF bosses, before they were dispatched  to hell, thought of Amharas. I have documented it over the years.

The TPLF hirelings and sympathizers may indulge in their fiction of an “OroAmhara alliance”. The fact is there is ONE Ethiopian people!

In my October 2017 commentary, “I, Proud Ethiopian”, I declared:

There is only One Ethiopia home to its diverse peoples. We believe in the indivisible unity and oneness of the Ethiopian people. There is no Tigrean Ethiopian. There is no Oromo Ethiopian. There is no Amhara Ethiopian. There is no Gurage Ethiopian. There is no Afari Ethiopian. There is no Somali Ethiopian…There is ONE and FOREVER will only be ONE Ethiopia and only ONE Ethiopian people.

The fact is there is no such thing as an “OroAmhara alliance”.

There is only an alliance of Ethiopian patriots.

To me, Ethiopian patriotism means love of Ethiopia as a diverse but single and  indivisible nation. E Pluribus Unum (out of many one).

I believe there are two kinds of Ethiopians.

The overwhelming majority who love Ethiopia and the teeny-weeny few who hate Ethiopia.

Those who hate Ethiopia declare war on its national defense force and massacre innocent citizens because of their ethnicity, religion, region, language, etc.

Those who love Ethiopia do so with all their hearts and minds. They love Ethiopia with all of its problems, challenges and opportunities. They toil day and night to make things better for all Ethiopians.

Those who hate Ethiopia spend their time whining like Chicken Little, “The sky is falling on Ethiopia!” They prophesy doom and gloom. They commit massacres on innocents. They toil day and night to keep Ethiopia divided and weak.

Those who love Ethiopia proudly stand up and declare, “Ethiopia is rising. Ethiopia is a beacon of freedom for all Africa!”

I love Ethiopia.

I love Ethiopia so much I publicly declared, “I, PROUD ETHIOPIAN!

Is there any other person who has made such an open, unabashed and unapologetic declaration of pride and repeated it over and over again?

If there is, please stand up and stand with me!

Ethiopian patriotism is nothing more than love of country, or more accurately love of the people of Ethiopia.

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A true Ethiopian patriot does not blindly follow the maxim, “My country right or wrong”.

A true Ethiopian patriot pledges, “My country stands for (human) right and I vow to right wrongs in my country.”

Patriotism is taking pride in Ethiopia’s history, the sacrifices of one’s ancestors.

I take great pride in the long line of patriots who sacrificed their lives to keep Ethiopia free from white colonial domination, labored to keep Ethiopia united and made Ethiopia a beacon of liberty for Africa.

I am supremely proud to be the son of one of those great patriots who were held at the Danane concentration camp near Mogadishu in Italian East Africa following he Italian invasion of Ethiopia in 1935.

Patriotism in action is a commitment of goodwill so all Ethiopians by virtue of citizenship only are entitled to equally enjoy the blessing of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Patriotism is a state of mind, a commitment to the protection and preservation of Ethiopia against enemies and foreign and domestic.

Patriotism is the antidote to the poison of  Kilili-istan politics,  ethnic strife and sectarianism in Ethiopia.

Ethiopian patriotism is founded on the principle, “United we stand, divided we fall.” Alternatively, if we do not hang together, we will hang separately.

Voting is patriotism in motion

Voting is the ultimate expression of patriotism.

Voting is patriotism in motion.

Voting is democracy in motion.

What can be more beautiful, more sublime and more glorious than deciding one’s political destiny by casting a ballot and choosing one’s representatives?

If the proof of the pudding is in the eating, the proof of real citizenship is in the voting.

In 1957, Dr. Martin Luther King, the greatest moral leader of the 20th century spoke of the right to vote as the ultimate patriotic act, the proof of one’s love for one’s country:

So our most urgent request to the president of the United States and every member of Congress is to give us the right to vote. Give us the ballot and we will no longer have to worry the federal government about our basic rights. Give us the ballot and we will no longer plead to the federal government for passage of an anti-lynching law; we will by the power of our vote write the law on the statute books of the southern states and bring an end to the dastardly acts of the hooded perpetrators of violence. Give us the ballot and we will transform the salient misdeeds of blood-thirsty mobs into calculated good deeds of orderly citizens. Give us the ballot and we will fill our legislative halls with men of good will and send to the sacred halls of Congressmen who will not sign a Southern Manifesto, because of their devotion to the manifesto of justice. Give us the ballot and we will place judges on the benches of the South who will “do justly and love mercy,” and we will place at the head of the southern states governors who have felt not only the tang of the human, but the glow of the divine. Give us the ballot and we will quietly and nonviolently, without rancor or bitterness, implement the Supreme Court’s decision of May 17, 1954.

As a student, follower and witness of Dr. King, I now make an urgent request to the people of Ethiopia to perform their ultimate patriotic duty:

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Get registered to vote. That is the only way you can possess the ballot, the most powerful weapon known to humankind. The ballot is what makes humans human. Africans struggled against white colonial domination for decades for one and only one objective: The right to vote and form a government of their own choice. Without the power to cast a ballot, (wo)man is no better than the beast of burden. The ballot in your hand is the most frightening sight to those carrying AK-47 in their hands. With the ballot in your hands, you are the supreme master, the ultimate boss. You can change your world. With your ballot, you have the power to create your own government, a government of the people, for the people, by the people. Because you have the power of the ballot, you can order your representatives, more accurately your servants, in government what to do. The leaders you elect are your servants in the literal sense of the word. If you do not like their work, at the next election you fire the rascals and hire new servants. But you can use your ballot for a lot more than hire and fire servants. You can use your ballot to bring about equality of opportunity. You can use your ballot to bring justice to the untold many who died to create a democratic Ethiopia and could not see the glorious day June 5, 2021. You can use your ballot to build the New Ethiopia, that shining City upon a Hill. You can use your ballot to lift Ethiopia from the abyss of poverty to the heights of prosperity. You can use your ballot to forge one nation under God, under Allah, under the Almighty!

Power (the ballot) to the People of Ethiopia.

The people of Ethiopia united around the ballot box can never be defeated.

ETHIOPIANS, VOTE ON JUNE 5, 2021.

VOTETHIOPIANS! VOTETHIOPIANS! VOTETHIOPIANS! VOTETHIOPIANS!

 

1 Comment

  1. Well, well, here goes again the super narcissist mad man Al Mariam! Everyone with any sense, any intelligence, any decency at all is terribly, terribly worried about the continued death and distractions and other daily nightmares that Abiy Ahmed and Oromuma has been serving the Ethiopian people for three years now – threatening to get even worse now.

    However, all that is nothing for Al Mariam – he is marching by himself, to some mad, mad tune, excited about the great things to come and more! Well, Al Mariam, you should tell all that great news to the Amharas who are being slaughtered daily by Abiy Ahmed and his mindless foot solders – Shimeles Abdissa, Taye Dendea, Berhanu Julla among others.

    OLF is an organization brought to the country by Abiy Ahmed and Co to do exactly the job they are doing – Abiy Ahmed gives OLF cover including overt and subvert material aid and they give Abiy Ahmed continued cover – both are agents of Chaos!

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