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Professor Tedros Kiros or Tedros Chaos? (Teshome Debalke (PhD))

by Teshome Debalke (PhD)

Professor Tedros Kiros
Professor Tedros Kiros

We got to admit something is horribly wrong with some Ethiopians using their PhD title bullying their agenda of sustaining ethnic tyranny of their liking. Call it self-serving, over inflated ego or simply absence of ethic or professional integrity they are increasingly showing their true color siding with tyranny of their liking against the people of Ethiopia when the going got tough.
The fake factory milled and the two weeks container Woyane’s PhDs aside; the real PhDs are losing their mind as much as their fake counterparts.
It reminded me the famous comedian- Artist Girum Zenebe’s show I attended not long ago. He said he opened a clinic አያዩ ልዩ ክሊኒክ to treat people with all kind of character flaws. Among his clinic’s service are የተጣመመ ሀሳብ እናቃናለን … ‘ጭንቅላት አጥበን እንተኩሳለን’ loosely translated ‘we straighten twisted minds and wash and iron minds’. He is so right about it I can’t tell you how many people I knew came in my mind to take them to the emergency room of the clinic right away.
Quite honestly—reading some of the bizarre statements and writings I read from our learned men and women we surly need the clinic’s service badly.
The latest writing that got me thinking about the clinic was Professor Tedros Kiros article “In Praise of Ethiopian revolutionary Ethiopianity and modernity” posted on some websites they need help too.
Associate Professor of Music and Liberal Art at Berklee College in Boston and Philosopher and novelist according to his profile writing about revolutionary Ethioianity and modernity was more a music to my ears than substance.
Since I don’t know the person nor read any of his other articles or books, I will limit my comment on the article and the claim made. But, I am not sure if he is singing revolutionary music like; ‘Ethiopia Tekdim’ under the self-professed non Ethiopian TPLF tyranny. But, I can see the man have no clue about revolution, modernity, statistics, economics or democracy, but I can’t say the same about his music knowledge – classic, “Kumbaya, disco or rap I have no clue about.
His article started with a bizarre statement you would expected form a common cadre of the regime not a Professor of Music and Liberal Art in a Western college,
He said;
“Gone are the days when descending from Ethiopian Airlines one had to look down at Shanty towns, when famished golden grass in spite of the golden glitter looked miserable, when paved roads where a rarity, when donkeys and dogs fought for visibility, when certain Ethiopians had to change their names to be accepted as part of Ethiopian normalcy, when there were only Two Universities for the entire nation and, when Tigrean and Eritrean students were systematically denied entry to the two universities and entitlements of all kinds had to be preserved for the elite of the Amharas, when Ethiopians were being forced to worship Haile Selassie, a human emperor”
Since I am not learned person as the professor, I am assuming he is trying to show us his poetic ability how he teaches his students. But, the way I saw it; he, with one paragraph summarized everything he had in his chaotic mind that has been eating him in the last forty years as Woyane thought him.
He started equating modernity with him looking down at the high-rise buildings and paved roads from descending plane in unnamed city of Ethiopia. To add humor to his story telling he inserted the disappearing donkeys and dogs that were fighting for popularity contest no longer exist to reinforce his narratives of modernity and went straight to his poison narrative he wrote the article for when he said ‘when certain Ethiopians had to change their names to be accepted as part of Ethiopian normalcy’.
It is not clear how he can see donkeys and dogs from a descending plane but, failed to name the ‘certain Ethiopians’ he is referring to change their name to be accepted or whether he was referring to say he changed his name to be accepted. But, he didn’t wait to revile it in the same paragraph when he said ‘when Tigrean and Eritrean students were systematically denied entry to the Two Universities’ and ‘entitlements of all kinds had to be preserved for the elite of the Amharas’ again failing to name the entitlement. Here, I am not sure whether he is reaching out to Eritreans to kiss and make up or he is saying we are one-and-the-same clan and should bond together against Amharas. But, I am puzzled whether to call him Professor Tedros Kiros or Chaos to figure out the self-inflected chaos in his mind. The last professor I encountered in the same dilemma was Prof. Tecola Hagos — going all over the map to do the same thing Prof. Chaos was doing not sure of to ask if he was Tecola or Teculla.
The man appears to have a serious mental issue. Regardless, if there are only two universities for a population of 25 million population with a combined student body of less than few thousands at a time and if ‘Tigrians and Eritreans with a combined population of 10% of Ethiopians population were deprived to get in, how he came up being systematically denied entry out of a few thousands students is something you wouldn’t expect from a Professor Americans should trust to educate their children. According to the small college he teaches the have over 4000 student twice more than the two universities combined. But, what do I know when the man knows it all.
According the Professor, the victims of education that privileged Amharas against Tigreans and Eritreans and contradicted himself– saying there are only two universities in the whole nation. But, I didn’t know there was Eritrean ethnic group in TPLF’s manifesto when it suites his Woyane narratives. My feeling is; he is trying to reach out for our people in the former province and the present nation of Eritrea to tell them ‘we are the same clans across the divided border we can incorporate in Tigry killil to create the empire his beloved Woyane implanted in his delusional mind? Could it also be the Professor flanked the highly competitive entrance exam of the period and blame it on the Amharas? Could it also possible be the thieves and the killers of Woyane regime are Amharas led by Berket Simon? Who knows how a delusional mind works?
Again, in the same paragraph he said “entitlements of all kinds had to be preserved for the elite of the Amharas, when Ethiopians were being forced to worship Haile Selassie, a human emperor”.
Here I kind of feel I am responding to a child than a professor. I even thought someone is using his name to write a ridiculous article. I wish I am right but, since he is not a child not to mention he is a Professor he gave me no choice but to say what I have to say. The King of Kings and the Lion of Judah is as Ethiopian as ijera and Kittfo live with it. If you hate him so much you should say the same about King Yohannes of Tigre, King Abba Jifar II of Jimma, King Tona of Walayta, king Kumsa Mereda of Wolega, King Tekle Haymanot Tessemma of Gojjam and the rest. If you feel you were deprived by the ruling kings, tough luck that is what kings do to their subjects and live with it and fight for democracy than apologize for kingdom wannabe treacherous Woyane. It shows desperation to sustain a self-professed Tigre mafias’ privilege.
The first paragraph is enough to show why I question if the Professor is Tedros Kiros or Tedros Chaos but, let me add one more paragraph and save you from reading his boring tantrum to make the dead Woyane by its own admission better than what it really is.
He went on;
“Beginnings are not ends. They are merely potentialities, which await actualities by the vibrant participation of new national consciousness forged by the activities of Ethiopians who have voted the regime in power to stay in power provided that in order to stay in power, it must mend its ways, not by shrinking political space but confidently expanding it and allowing genuine participation of oppositions who are guided by the people’s agenda, which is the eradication of poverty, the control of corruption, the guarantee of living wages and the birth of a new moral economy-mediated by a developmental state.”
The Assistance Professor of Music and Liberal Art at Berklee College in Boston Tedros Chaos claim the people of Ethiopia voted Woyane by 100% “by the vibrant participation of new national consciousness forged by the activities of Ethiopians who have voted the regime in power to stay in power”, and went on to advice “in order to stay in power, it must mend its ways, not by shrinking political space but confidently expanding it and allowing genuine participation of oppositions who are guided by the people agenda” and went on to tell us he knows what the people’s agenda may be; “which is the eradication of poverty, control of corruption, the guarantee of a new moral economy-mediated by a developmental state”
One new thing I learn in developmental state tantrum is a new theory of ‘moral economy’. I haven’t heard it before except in religious setting of charity. It sounds a new theory of mixing religion and economy to milk some mile to preserve Woyane rule is in the making. But again, it looks like it came out of the Professor’s philosophy of teaching music as he described it on his profile of the college’s website speaking about his students;
“I try to argue that they can become better musicians if they become philosophically trained. They will become sensitive to aesthetics in their lives, to the role that art plays in their lives. They will become sensitive to ethics, which means that they will have to make conscious, vigilant, and careful analysis of why they do music. Do they do it merely because they could generate money, or do they do it to train the public? The courses that they take from me add purpose and value.”
This is serious philosophy stuff. I figured; the out of control statement of Professor Tedros Chaos Verses Professor Tedros Kiros are drastically different as many like him do as I warned you at the beginning of my write up. Therefore, I decided to share his article to his colleagues at the college he teaches so that they know there is Tedos Kiros they think they know and Tedros Chaos they hardly know existed.
Why the ‘sensitive to ethics’ and purpose and value he teaches his students are out the window when it comes to our unfortunate people he left behind and impose a treacherous Woyane on them is not known but, I am sorry to tell I think lots of PhDs (real or fake) got away with ‘murder’ and no one is there to stop them. I believe that is the biggest moral crises we face. As the Professor himself said it; the purpose and value he teaches the students is reduced “merely because they generate money” to use his own word.
Therefore, he has double philosophy; one for his student here in the good old USA and another for his people in the old good Ethiopia. That, my friend; is not ethics nor purpose and value by any definition, but opportunism of a primitive tribal order. But, again what do I know I am not a Professor?
If you ask me; stay away from anyone that philosophize there is a cow in the sky that you will see the milk soon under Woyane.
Let me indulge myself and become a visiting professor for a few minutes in professor’s class and present his article to the students and ask them to evaluate it and ask the professor how he came up to defend Woyane? I will beat anyone he will run as fast as rabbit that sensed danger.
Again, if you think about it, the entire Woyane’s establishment was founded faking philosophy, identity, credibility, nationality, ethnicity, integrity, ideology, morality to the name a few. Look even closer, fake Media, fake civic society, fake development, fake diploma, fake growth, and fake money and fake election and now fake Ethiopianity. By the way, what is Ethiopianity? Could it be the new Ethnic Federalism Woyane wanted to hide behind to survive?
Our people say ‘ግርግር ለሌባ ያመቻል’ and they are right as always. And, I assure you and swear by my beloved people of Ethiopia; Woyane’s one-and-only survival is depends creating’ ግርግር’ and, if you are attentive to follow the fake Medias that is what is sustaining the dead regime walking. If you don’t believe me I am going to put PhD title behind my name (of course fake one) and a fake online Media so you can believe me?
If you ask me, fighting fake regime requires a different approach. That is; to focus on the fakers with laser precisions to put them out of their misery. That my people, ‘you can take to the Bank’ as they saying goes..
Finally, in the wisdom of my people I highly respect and in the spirit of Ethiopiawinet, I advise the Professor one thing and one thing only. Ethiopians aren’t pushovers your second hand Philosophy would impress or your salvage moral economy will feed. If that was the case; we would be singing Hamlet and eating omelet instead of singing Hagre Ethiopia and eating ferfer, kitfo and Ambasha. That said; I advise you to come to your senses and demand Woyane to surrender for democratic rule. No dog and donkeys fighting, stolen concert rising, paved road to China riding, moral economy feeding and developmental racketeering screaming is going to change that reality.
I say that not because you would get it in your chaotic mind but, to maintain my people’s tradition; ምከረው ምከረው አልያ መከራ ይምከረው’’. As our people predicted, your tantrum shows you are confused enough not to tell the difference between Woyane and Ethiopians; a tragedy indeed.
The article is dedicated to AndargacheTsege and family. As I said before; “Woyane Eat the forbidden Fruit’ and ignited a fire. Be assured my friend; we are all you as you are us. Isn’t that what Ethiopiawinet is all about.
Warning: Provoking Ethiopians to preserve Woyane is absently forbidden. Do it at your own risk

19 Comments

  1. Ya, after reading the pro-fesam article a came to ask myself are All Tegreans=weyane? I don’t want to believe so but more and more Tegrians are pushing me to that edge, save Abraha Desta and other few Ethiopians from Tegray

  2. If education doesn’t change ones attitude and outlook, the purpose of that education has to be questioned. What is Education?? Ethnicity is a poison that kills Humanity and Civility.

  3. Dear author,
    do not listen what Tigre elites are writing these days. They are so mad and forget their responsibility of maintaining Ethiopian moral fabrics in their writing and actions so long us it does not serve their ethnic agenda.The fact is Amhara region had same litracy level as Tigrai during the Derg. Off-course Eritreans are more educated unlike his garbage claim.

  4. you focused more about the writer instead of what he wrote which made your article weaker than his.

  5. From GETACHEW REDA (Editor Ethiopian Semay) getachre@aol.com
    I was resting for a while not to write politics from the jolt and shock I felt after the oppositions inside Ethiopia kept silent and move on to their business as usual after they witnessed the thugs in power rigged the people’s vote and declared 100% winner of the election. I am not yet healed from the shock, I might need some times to recover from the unchanged behavior of the opposition inside Ethiopia. With this entire mood, this time, my emotion rushed me to respond to the writer of this article; thus, here is my comment.
    Indeed, I read the article with thrill and was praying not to end soon. I truly enjoyed the writer’s reaction. It is precise, well detailed and easy to understand to an ordinary reader like me. I can’t say better than what Teshome eloquently elaborated it. In fact, I do not think no one could done a better job than Teshome’s; he simply is a brilliant writer on the detailed subject when reacted Tedro’s shameful and premature view.
    Having said this, Teshome messed up his excellent paper when he concluded his view, his paper dedicated to Andargachew Tsige; the very first worst individual who hate Amhara and wrote a vicious book in fact Nazi type book “Ye Amara Hizb Keyet-Wedet” which will misguide coming generations; not to mention his pupating nature to one of the East Africa Fascist leaders Isayas Afewerki of Eritrea. Teshome’s dedication to his Andaragachew could have been fit and look better on another subject or other arguments when subject is raised specifically mentioned in regard to Andargachew.
    Ginbot 7 which is staffed by anti Amhara individuals like Efrem Madebo who openly declared his hate for the Amhara as NEFTENGA at the Shaabiya Festival in Oakland, California, who also argued ;- “the group/s who demand Asab!, Asba! as an Ethiopian port are the NeftenGa Amhara who still crying Eritrea as the legitimate 14th province of Ethiopia”. Andaragachew was the leader and comrade of these hateful anti Amhara individuals. He is giving an easy ball to Tedros when he dedicated his paper to Andargachew who is one of the person history recorded him as anti Amhara to say the least. In fact as Doctor Teshome well putted it –which I also agree and said it all my life in the long years of my bitter struggle, indeed, we got to admit something is horribly wrong with most of the Ethiopians with PhD, that includes my brother Dr.Teshome Debalke. An Excellent paper, unfortunately, TaTibo Chika! Sad, indeed.
    Thanks
    GETACHEW REDA (Editor Ethiopian Semay)

    • Getachew be mindful,
      Ethiopia’s history is long beyond our understanding and our people lived longer than any other people in the same area. The whole exercise of ethnic divide is the Colonialist narrative with the help of the Banda Woyane doing the job. It came started in Austria and adapted by fascists.
      Our memory is short and fluid. There is no Amhara and Tigre ethnic group. When Geez was the only official language before Amarigna and Tigrigna branched it turned in two ethnic group by the fascist’s plan. Just because the Bandaw Woynane said so it doesn’t mean it is true. Therefore, people like Tedros are talking the fascist agenda and many Tigrians fall for it because of the Banda Woyane.
      If you ask me the fascist did us this time thanks for Woyane.

  6. I’m not satisfied what you are talking. It is like empty barrel. Where is freedom of speech. You blame woyane, for violating the freedom but you don’t accommodate the difference. Is it something expected from the so called “professors, PhD…'”Let me tell you something, just make intellectual critic’s. Otherwise you will be measured by what you are measuring. Galatoma!

  7. The criticism and spates between Tigrains and amhra elites seems ironic to me. It is laughable thing and entertaining stuff. Amhara elites try to deny every opportunity about their past glories, abuses and privileges status at a time where majority of the Ethiopian people were condemned in poverty and exploitation. By the same token, Tigrain elites tries to do the same about their present privileged life at the expanses of poor Ethiopian masses. They are now blinded by a new-found arrogance, luxury status life. They were also junior partners of the Amhara`s era. Both preferred Eritreans as junior partners and allowed more Eritreans into higher education than of rest of Ethiopians. Now they gut to accuse each other of having more or less college of graduates of each other while the rest of Ethiopians had never dreamed of such opportunity in their life time. In other words, it is like the kettle calling the pot as being black. Can you imagine it!

  8. The criticism and spates between Tigrains and amhra elites seems ironic to me. It is laughable thing and entertaining stuff. Amhara elites try to deny every opportunity about their past glories and privileges status at a time where majority of the Ethiopian people were condemned in poverty and exploitation. By the same token, Tigrain elites try to do the same thing about their present privileged life at the expanses of poor Ethiopian masses. They are now blinded by a new-found arrogance and luxury status life. They were also junior partners of the Amhara`s era. They both preferred, and still do, Eritreans as junior partners and allowed more Eritreans into higher education than other Ethiopians. They now have gut to accuse each other as having more or less college of graduates of each other while the rest of Ethiopians had never dreamed of such opportunity in their life time. In other words, it is like the kettle calling the pot as being black. Can you imagine it!

    • The Amhara are the enemy of themselves. At this point in time no one has much focus on them and the wrongs they did in the past since people saw TPLF as the worst of all rulers in our recent history. For none patriotism and selfish exploitation of all communities in the country TPLF is a villain non-parel.
      Amahars always win credit for patriotism though they have proved the worst bandas under Woyanes even as TPLF calls for Amharas to be kept at bay as a cover for keeping all at bay as they eat the dinner of every body else alone.
      But when it comes to the other Amharas in the opposition camp they seem to say to the rest of Ethiopians: please never let us off the hook by focusing on Woyanes. They are unwittingly saying exactly this instead of being smart enough to use the opportunity and endear themselves to everybody including some of the patriotic Tigres.
      When you don’t want to see and recognize the right of others and don’t know the limit of your rights, you suffer what this groups of Amharas suffer and it is the worst disease which can not be cured with external remedy unless it comes from within one’s self. Amharas please wake up and smart up a little bit for you to be able to play the ball of the time!!!

  9. I suspect all,it is bettet to suspect than not suspect,The ” Amhara” is not on power ,why Amhara scare the hell out of tplf like this?i got it a,hara is inclusive,amara is not banda,amara never sold a single land to forigners,amara is real ethuopian,amara preferred heroism than selling his own people.i never emagine amara still scares the minority,becouse amara has no help except GOD,amara never withdrew his patriarch replaced one lije tplf,amara never said oromo amara gurage kebata bla bla bala,it is tplf created to stay in powr,amara is worshio GOD,tplf replace patriarch.amara never took all power during hailsilassie and did not put any one becouse his clan,instead amhara put some one in position becouse ethiopianism.you said amara right,amarA is your ultimate enemy becouse amara sivilused first by worshiping a real GOD 3000bc.it is amara whi made un ethiopia,amara has 10000years if history,amara loves ethiopia so deep! Amara will mengistu hailemariam is nit dead for reasib but meles is got burried .so what.i got milkions word if you want,the first worshiper ifA ral GOD were amara,hus name was ethiopis or later days calle melketsedeq,just look for deep you will get ut fir sure,why dismantle ortodox becoyse amgara lives ortodox,but tigre trade on it likw patriarch…..

  10. Greedy Tigres will never have intellectuals who are far sighted like other races or Ethinics, because Tigrians c culture is so stupid and produce people who are greedy, evil, cruel, and unfaithful that is why we keep seeing ignorant Tigrians with PHD who have no conscience and YILUGNTA, for EVERY TIGRE what matters is the benefit and the privilege they get at the expense of Other Ethiopians,
    TIGIRIANS WILL NOT CHANGE NO MATTER HOW THEY EDUCATE, THEY WILL REMAIN EVIL, GREEDY, SELFISH, CUREL AND HATEFUL and short sighted as INTELLECTUALS TIGRIAN ELITES SHOULD THINK ABOUT THE FATE OF THE FUTURE TIGRIAN GENERATION who will pay the price for the cruel and evil act of TIGIRANS and I know contrary to the history of the world TIGRES stupidly believe they will remain in power for Good KKKKK

  11. Dr. Teshome, when one finger points at the other person, the remaining four point towards self. So, where is your Ph.D. from, the versity of Somalia? The quality of your writing is laughable.

  12. To all fellow Ethiopians wondering what to do to make dreams happen.
    3 steps
    One either put your time and know how to bring down regime.
    Two either put your money and resource where your month is
    Third Stop wasting time start now, aggressive, laser sharp input to expose the 4 sectors of the rouge regime. Their money, Network, International donors and gov’t support, lastly Expose everything and anything that you know about companies, families, assets and any criminal activities.
    Make your INPUT for the OUTPUT.
    Roots.

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