By Alemayehu G. Maiam
May 5, 2022
I believe Jim Risch is doggedly committed to destroying Ethiopia because he wants to avenge the humiliating and devastating double loss of a white army in Africa in recorded history. My question for Risch’s constituents in Idaho: “Would you rather have Risch save America from Biden or black Africans 10 thousand miles away?
James Risch is a U.S. Senator from the State of Idaho.
Idaho is known as the “lily white state” in America.
The human population of Idaho is 1.9 million. There are 2 million cattle living there.
Only 3.61 percent of Idaho’s population is Native American, Black or African American Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.
Idaho is infested with and crawling with white supremacists, white nationalists, neo-Nazis, Christian identity extremists, Holocaust deniers, and is original home of the Aryan Nation.
Aryan Nations is an antisemitic, anti-black, anti-Hispanic, neo-Nazi, white supremacist terrorist organization was founded in Idaho in 1970.
Arya Nation advocates white supremacy, and neo-Nazism, and its goal is to form “a national racial state,” a “Fourth Reich,” a “whites-only Aryan” nation within the United States.
The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism has declared Aryan Nations as the “first truly nationwide terrorist network in the U.S.”
Idaho remains one of the top leading states for hate crimes.
Risch was elected to the Senate in 2020 with 62 percent of the vote, and strong support from the white supremacists, white nationalists, neo-Nazi, KKK, Christian identity and Holocaust deniers communities.
It is mindboggling to understand why a senator elected by white supremacists, white nationalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan (KKK), Christian identity and Holocaust deniers would give a rat’s ass about blacks in Northeastern Africa.
But Risch has made himself the unelected, self-appointed “Messiah on a White Horse from the Lily-White State of Idaho” galloping to rescue black Ethiopian damsels in distress in the northern Tigray region.
Jim Risch from the lily white, “most hateful state in the U.S.” has a chip on his shoulder.
Pardon me, I correct myself.
Jim Risch has a White Man’s Burden on his shoulder.
The same burden Rudyard Kipling mandated as the divine mission of all whites in positions of power.
Kipling, the foremost apologist for European colonialism penned a special poem in 1899, “The White Man’s Burden”, exhorting the powers that be in the United States to colonize the Philippine Islands:
Take up the White Man’s burden—
Send forth the best ye breed—
Go bind your sons to exile…
Your new-caught, sullen peoples,
Half devil and half child…
Jim Risch has taken up Kipling’s mantle of the “White Man’s Burden” and is galloping on his white horse to save the “half devil and half child” black Ethiopians from their damnable savage selves.
Risch has been in the US Senate since 2009.
Until he signed up with the lobbyists for the terrorist TPLF, Risch could not pinpoint Ethiopia on the global map.
Until he took up the TPLF terrorist cause, Risch has never, never said a word about Ethiopia.
Risch never complained about human rights violations in Ethiopia during TPLF rule after he was elected in 2009.
But every year the State Department published its annual country human rights report, which Risch ignored.
Risch claims to be a defender of human rights.
Yet, on February 24, 2022, Risch released a statement opposing US rejoining the UN Human Rights Council because the Biden administration did not extract concessions from that Council.
Risch speaks with forked tongue. He will support human rights only when it can be used as a blunt instrument of US foreign policy to beat up countries who do not kowtow to US imperial orders.
It boggles the mind why Risch would be so concerned about blacks in the northern part of Ethiopia when he does not give a rat’s ass about blacks in America.
Risch’s concern for African blacks, having been elected by white supremacists, neo-Nazis and Holocaust deniers, is even more disconcerting and jarring to say the least.
Risch has never raised his voice to support any legislation that advances racial equity or equality in the US or empower African Americans.
Risch has opposed efforts to protect the human rights of African Americans railroaded to prison or suffering under the American criminal justice system.
Recently, Risch vehemently opposed judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the United States Supreme Court.
Risch voting record shows he opposes funding education, environmental protection, foreign and humanitarian aid, humane immigration policy, poverty amelioration, racial equality, and women’s rights and supports big business, military spending, domestic surveillance.
So, why does a senator from the “most hateful state in America” care about blacks 10 thousand miles away?
How much is the terrorist TPLF paying Risch to become its defender and lifesaver?
S 3199 provides, “The United States shall immediately suspend all security assistance being provided to the Government of Ethiopia” and “coordinated multilateral sanctions.”
In May 2021, Risch sponsored S.Res. 97 with the aim of restoring the TPLF to power by pretending to be concerned about “protecting human rights, allowing unfettered humanitarian access, and cooperate with independent investigations of credible atrocity allegations.”
In January 2022, Risch introduced the ‘‘Guaranteeing Ukrainian Autonomy by Reinforcing its Defense (GUARD) Act of 2021’’ providing “surface-to-air missiles, air defense systems, anti-ship missiles, anti-tank mines to Ukraine on an expedited basis.”
Risch declared, “Well, I think, first of all, when you have a country like Ukraine which wants to move west and look towards western values, that is a democracy… We side always with countries that are democracies.” (Italics added.)
When Risch chaired the Foreign Relations Committee, he stonewalled investigation into Trump’s interactions with Ukrainian President Zelensky involving U.S. foreign assistance.
Objecting, ten senators wrote Risch a letter dated October 9, 2019:
The Foreign Relations Committee has an obligation to examine the serious questions raised by these events… As the Committee charged with jurisdiction over U.S. foreign policy, it is incumbent on us to understand fully all the facts, including the circumstances surrounding the delay in U.S. security assistance to Ukraine, the early departure of the U.S. ambassador to Kyiv, the Department of State’s role in these matters, as well as the implications these events may have on U.S-Ukraine relations, and U.S foreign policy more broadly.
Risch’s lips service to democracy shows his hypocrisy.
Risch will not side with Ethiopia, a certified democracy. He stands on the side of the terrorist TPLF.
On October 4, 2021, Ethiopia inaugurated its first democratically elected government in its long and storied history.
Over 40 million Ethiopians waited in line for hours to vote.
The election was certified as free, fair and peaceful by the African Union-sanctioned observer team led by former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo.
PM Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party was elected in a landslide winning 410 seats out of 436 in the federal parliament.
Ethiopia’s election was concluded without any violence! Contrast that with all other African elections!
Contrast that also with the November 3, 2020 US presidential election which led to the takeover of the US Congress by white supremacist terrorists on January 6, 2021, and for which audit recounts were still going on until recently in states like Arizona, Wisconsin and Texas.
Recall also that Susan Rice in 2015 declared an election the TPLF claimed to have won by 100 percent “democratic.”
Risch sanctimoniously declares he supports Ukraine because it is democratic but will not support a democratic African country.
As the mouthpiece of the terrorist TPLF, Risch has been a vector of TPLF lies, fake news and disinformation.
He has a habit of indulging in puerile hyperbole.
The war in Tigray is a threat to not only the future of the Ethiopian state and the wider region, but also to the strategic economic and security interests of the United States.
On May 3, 2022, Risch, in an attempt to belittle the great progress being made in delivering humanitarian assistance to Tigra tweeted, “despite some positive steps,” nothing has been done.
Blinken’s April 29, 2022 tweet squarely contradicted Risch prophesy of doom and gloom.
The United States welcomes actions taken to lay the groundwork for an end to the conflict in Ethiopia. We support an inclusive political process to heal the country’s divisions and provide peace and security for all who live in Ethiopia.
On April 6, 2022, Risch tweeted another one of his sophomoric hyperboles about “the horrific accounts in today’s report of widespread atrocities in Western #Tigray…”
Risch’s Revenge: Risch is working double overtime to help the terrorist TPLF in order to destroy the oldest African civilization and avenge colonial and fascist Italy’s double defeat at the hands of Black Ethiopians
What’s up with Risch’s obsession with defending the “human rights” of blacks ten thousand miles away while he does everything he can to deny basic rights to blacks in America?
Is Risch trying to avenge the devastating defeat of colonial Italy in 1896 and fascist Italy in 1941 by using his legislative power to please his white supremacist constituents in the “most hateful state in America”?
Today, May 5, 2022, is Ethiopian Patriots Day.
On March 1, 1896, our heroic and patriotic forefathers annihilated the mighty white Italian Colonial Army at the Battle of Adwa in less than one-half day, but erroneously reported as lasting two days.
Emperor Menelik II’s victory at Adwa has been described by white historians as “one of the great military campaigns of modern history.”
Italy’s defeat sent tectonic shockwaves throughout Europe. “How can barefooted African savages vanquish a modern European army in just a few hours?”
Menelik, befitting the great Ethiopian Civilization, did not mistreat the thousands of Italian POWs of Adwa. He pardoned and sent them back to Italy.
That was how the war on “savage” Ethiopia by “civilized” Italy ended!
The Battle of Adwa marked a watershed in the unraveling of European colonial exploitation and domination of Africa.
Adwa became a symbol not only for liberation throughout colonial Africa but also for African American liberation. To summarize:
Ethiopia stood in for Africa as a whole, Adwa fused this symbolic Ethiopia with the contemporary Ethiopian state in the minds and hearts of the African diaspora. It produced and proliferated a particular idea of Ethiopia in Pan-Africanist thought, one that saw Ethiopia as the vestige of black freedom in a world where black people – whether in the Americas, Europe, or Africa – were subject to racial domination and exploitation. Indeed, at the first Pan-African Conference in 1900 – where W.E.B. Du Bois uttered his famous statement that ‘the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line,’ delegates declared the Ethiopian emperor a “Great Protector” of African peoples everywhere.
Ethiopia defeated Italy again in 1941.
I believe Jim Risch is doggedly committed to destroying Ethiopia because he wants to avenge the humiliating and devastating double loss of a white army in Africa in recorded history.
He is merely trying to fulfill the white supremacist, neo-Nazi, Aryan Nation dream of establishing white supremacy in Africa by destroying the oldest and greatest African civilization.
After all, Ethiopia is the “cradle of humanity”.
That is anathema to white supremacists and Neo-Nazis.
The irrefutable scientific fact that all humans, including white supremacists, Aryans and Neo-Nazis are descendants of Africans from Northeast Africa must be mind-bendingly devastating for Risch.
Aryanism is an ideology of racial supremacy in which whites, specifically descendants ancient Aryan race (Germanic peoples being the most racially pure existing peoples of Aryan stock) are ordained to hold the highest position in the human racial hierarchy.
As such, the Aryan Uber mensch (Germanic supermen/master race) must rule over the non-Aryan Untermensch (sub humans).
I do not know if Jim Risch is a card-carrying neo-Nazi, KKK or member of the Aryan Nation.
But I am absolutely sure he represents members of these extremist groups in the US Senate.
I am also absolutely sure that members of these groups call on him seeking assistance and that he will help them in any way he can.
After all, Jim Risch was elected with the strong support of members of these extremist groups and their closeted fellow travelers and sympathizers who hide under the label “right-wing conservatives.”
I have no doubts Risch is a warmonger and a racist. Like state, like senator!
Risch put his racism on full display when he demonized the entire Iranian nation talking about the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) negotiation commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal.
And secondly, they [Iranians] need to be acting in good faith. Look, I don’t speak Farsi. If I did, I doubt I could use the words ‘good faith.’ I don’t know that they exist because I have never seen good faith on the part of the Iranians. All Iranians are dishonest and don’t even have the phrase “good faith” in their dictionary? (Italics added.)
Applying the same logic, all Idahoans must be white supremacists and neo-Nazis?!
Risch is a die-hard militarist and warmonger who wants to use force and military power to ensure U.S. global hegemony.
In November 2021, Risch introduced the Taiwan Deterrence Act “to bolster deterrence across the Taiwan Strait and strengthen Taiwan’s ability to defend against Chinese aggression and coercion.”
He proposed spending $2 billion a year in Foreign Military Financing for Taiwan.
Risch got his proxy war with Russia risking nuclear war.
He is also itching for a fight with China and risk nuclear war.
Question for Risch’s constituents in Idaho: “Would you rather have Risch save America from Biden or black Africans 10 thousand miles away?
Biden and his crew are taking America to hell in a handbasket.
Inflation is fast approaching 10 per cent.
Crime is rising across America.
Gas prices are burning holes in American pockets.
Food prices are soaring and hunger in America among the poor of all races is spreading like wildfire.
Biden wants to send $33B to Ukraine.
That is the way of Obama/Biden New World Order. America and Americans second!
Senator Jim Risch should be working double overtime to save America from the Obama/Biden New World Order and make America great again.
President Donald Trump famously announced:
My foreign policy will always put the interests of the American people and American security above all else. It has to be first. Has to be. America first will be the major and overriding theme of my administration.
What a lowdown dirty shame that America First is not Jim Risch’s senatorial legislative theme!!!