Ethiopia: Professor Alemante Gebreselase on Gonder Hibret | Must Listen
These people don’t seem to understand, we are discriminated not because we are Gonderes or Godjames, it is because we are Amharas. As the professor mentioned, historically there were Welega dynasty, Jimma, Borena, etc. but at the moment the system is based on linguistic federalism. If we are divided Gondere, Shewaye, Welloye, who is going to represent the Amhara people who live other parts of the country? these Amharas suffered more than the Amharas in the north. Who is going to represent the people of Addis? most of whom are Amharic speakers from diverse background?. In an ideal world, if we have one national identity but diverse languages and cultures in one nation, but the situation on the ground has been different for at least 25 years. Therefore, first we need to defend our people from abuse, discrimination, displacement, mistreatment. Fighting back means not necessarily with AK47, it could ideological warfare, fighting back the fake history against us, fighting back the propaganda against the people of Amhara. To do so, it is better to work with moderate political elites from all backgrounds, which means recognizing their pain, recognizing diversity, respect for their religion and culture. Don’t bleed their ears with Ethiopiawinet, avoid Akaki zeraf style politics, because there is a fear and suspicion of the past domination of one language, one religion, one culture may come back, Akrari mentality will never benefit any society. Let them have regional flags, we have one national flag, nothing wrong with that. Even in homogeneous countries there are regional flags, for example in England, the football clubs are organized by historical regions and and towns, Manchester flag, Liverpool flag, Rangers and Celtic are Scottish clubs but Protestant and Catholic historical background respectively, all have their own flags, but there is also one national flag representing the nation. So, if we respect people for who they are, stop insulting culture, you didn’t choose your parent, you didn’t choose the region where to be born, you didn’t choose your language, you didn’t choose your race or ethnicity, why should I hate you for who you are?. Let us start to work with others with existing system, I am sure at some stage people will recognize ethnic federalism is backward, therefore we create another federalist system based on equal right for all religions, cultures and languages. Federalism based on geographical locations is easier for administration to supply electricity, water, transport, etc. economical benefit to the people, this is civilized way forward.
These old people are insane. forget about them. their backwardness become a curse to us. I agree with Gomoraw 65%
@Fanoye….you’re damn ass!!!
“Fuck your ass!!!”
“The son of bitch!!!
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