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Wazema Podcast 44: Articulating Oromo’s Question for Justice – PART 1

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Wazema Podcast 44: Articulating Oromo’s Question for Justice – PART 1
Wazema Podcast 44: Articulating Oromo’s Question for Justice – PART 1

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  1. I strongly believe the right of nations and nationalities should be respected. I appreciate the fact that this issue is being discussed. It is a critical issue that needs to be addressed. I was, however, expecting that Argaw Ashine, the moderator, would ask challenging questions to the people who are discussing the issue. In one particular instance, for example, Geresu Tufa described that the fact that there are people who think of changing the current situation have sickness. I personally believe that the Ethnic geography that is implemented is wrong. According to Geresu, this is sickness. Our history shows that different ethnic groups have been moving from North to South, from South to North, East to West, etc. What is our reference time(at which century) to set the ethnic boundary(geographically)? Haven’t the Oromo people pushed out other ethnic groups from their ancestral lands? Is this not a recorded history? The discussion has mainly focused on the fact that the Oromos were oppressed. Have not the Oromos oppressed other ethinc groups?
    I expect, Argaw Ashine, to raise these questions in the next part of the discussion.

  2. Hi Christian,
    In your comment, you stated that different ethnic groups were migrating from north to south and east to west as well. I respectfully disagree with your take on. Right now there are thousands of people who are flocking to Oromo, Walayita, Sidama …etc areas from Tigray, Gondar and Gojjam. We, however, do not see an Oromo, Sidama, Walayita, Nuer, Surma or Konso leaving his/ her village for Gondar or Tigray. The migration has always been from the north to south. This migration has been around for centuries because of scarce resources in the north.
    The notion that there had been Oromo migration was unfounded and baseless.There are cushtic peoples like Agew and Afar who have been living left and right of Oromo people. The Ethiopianists have always argued, the Oromo people migrated to the north which is a flat lie. The resources are in the south in many countries. The cases in point are Sudan, Yemen, Ethiopia and Nigeria. Why did they fail to call Afar and Afar migration who are cousins of Oromo people?
    The Oromo people are as old as the rivers, valleys, hills, mountains and lakes of Oromiyaa. We did not come from somewhere else. Our Waqayyoo created us where we are today. We are one of the indigenous peoples of Africa.Do not twist history. As Chinua Achebe said “until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.”
    No More or Less than Oromiyaa!

    • Hi Oumar Hussein,
      Thanks for taking the time to respond to my comment. I think our argument comes down to which version of history is right.
      From my point of view, there are lots of Oromo historians that agree with the fact that the Oromo people have moved from the South to the North, that they have displaced at least other ethnic groups in the South. My suggestion is there needs to be an agreement on history before suggesting a solution. Let people with good-will come to power before we suggest such a solution. For that, we need to first work on building a democratic Ethiopa.
      Please check your historical facts. I will in the future suggest you references that suggest that Oromos have displaced other ethnic groups from their land a few centuries ago.
      Peace be unto you.

  3. From GETACHEW REDA (Editor Ethiopian Semay)
    ጌታቸው ረዳ (ኢትዮጵያን ሰማይ አዘጋጅ)
    ከአዘጋጁ የመግቢያ ንግግር ልጀምር።
    ያው ውሃ መውቀጥ በለመዱ መፍትሔ ሰጪዎች ላይ መተቸት ጊዜየን ሳላብክን በአዘጋጁ ልጀምር። አንዲህ ይላል፦
    “በአገሪቱ ችግር አፈታት ላይ እምብዛም የሚያኰራ ታሪክ የለንም”
    ይህ የአዘጋጁ ብስለት ያልተላበሰ አባባል፤ ለራሱ እና ለመሰል ተማርን ለሚሉ የማርክሳዊ ርዕዮት ያመጡልን የተባለ ከሆነ እንጂ አዘጋጁ እንደሚለው “በአገሪቱ ችግር አፈታት ላይ እምብዛም የሚያኰራ ታሪክ የለንም” ብሎ ለሕዝባችን በአፈታት ታሪክ የሚያኮራ ታሪክ የለውም እያለ ያለው፤ የተሳሳተ ድምዳሜ ነው። ሕዝቡ አብሮ ለሺዎቹ ዘመናት እየተጣላም እየተዋደደም አብሮ ኖሮ የጋራ ጠላት ሲመክት ኖሮ ወልዶ ተዋልዶ ደም ለደም ተዋህዶ ሲኖር የኖረ ነው። ጭግር ሲከሰት እንዴት ይፈታው እንደነበረ የዛሬ ወጣት የሚዲያ ውጤቶች አንደሚነግሩን ሳይሆን በሚያኾራ ዘዴ ነበር ሲፈቱት የኖሩት። ይልቁንስ ለዛ ችግር የዳረጉን “የማርክሲስቶች/ዋለሊኞች እና ጐሰኞች” ያልነበረ “ችግር” በሕዝቡ ላይ ስለጫኑበት ችግር ተከሰተ እንጂ የነበረ ችግር ከኖረ አብሮነትን እያስቀደመ እንዴት ይፈታው አንደነበረ ማንም ልብ ያለው አይክደውም። እባካችሁ ትኩረታችሁ በምሁሩ ተብየው እና በናዚ በዘር ፅዳት (ራሺያል ሃይጅን) ፖለቲካ የሰከሩ የኦሮሞ/ኦጋዴን/የትግሬ/የሲዳማ/ወላይታ…ምናምን የምትሏቸው የጎሳ ፖለቲከኞች ኞች ያመጡብንን መዘዝ አንዴት ማስወገድ እንደሚቻል ንገሩን። ፌደራሊዝም ፤ብሔር፤ብሐረሰብ ሕዝቦች ምንትስ እያላችሁ ትርጉመ ቢስ እና አናካሽ ወጥመዳችሁን ከምድራችን አስወግዱት፤ “ሕዝቡን ተውት” አትነግዱበት!
    የጎሰኞች ፖለቲካ ማለትም ኦነግ/ኦብነግ/ወያኔ ያመጡት አናካሽ እና የናዚ ፖለቲካቸው ውጤት ከዚህ በታች ያለውን ልብ በሉ፤
    ዶር ዳኛቸው አሰፋ ከ አዲስ አበባ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ኢትዮጵያ አለች ወይ? ብለው ይጠይቃሉ
    አንድ የተማረ ሰው ከ አዲስ አበባ ወጥቶ ወደ ሌላ ክልል ሄዶ ስራ ሲሰራ ደሞዙ ተቆርጦበት ወይም ዘግይቶበት ሰለ መብቱ ቢጠይቅ የሚሰጠው ምላሽ እንዴውም ከአላገራቹህ መጥታቹህ ስራ ስላገኛቹህ ልታመሰግኑ ይገባል ይባላሉ፥፥
    አሁን ያለንበት ደረጃ አሥከፊና አስቸጋሪ ነው፥፥ እንዴውም አሁን እየጠየቅን ያለነው፥ አገራችን አለች ወይ ነው? ኢትዮጵያ አለች ወይ? ልክ ከአዲስ አበባ ወጣ ስትል ከየት ነው የመጣኽዉ ትባላለህ:: ልክ ሌላ አገር የሄድክ እስኪመስልህ፥፥ ምንም አይነት ፕሮቴከሽን የሌለባት አገር ሁናለች፥፥
    መጀመሪያ የጠነሰሱት ቢህል አሁን እያበበ ነው፥፥ የአገሪቱ ሁኔታ “ኢዝ አት ስቴክ (is at stake)”፥፥ አንተ ትቀልዳለህ! ሶማሊያ :ጋምቤላ ተወው፥ እዚህ አምቦ እንኳ የኔ ተማሪዎች ስራ ተቀጥረው የ እኛ ተማሪዎች እስኪመጡ ብቻ ነው ስራ ሊኖራቹህ የምትችሉ ነው የተባሉት፥፥ አንተ ትቀልዳለህ! አገር የለንም ነው እንኮ የምልህ፥፥ ይህ ከ ሗላ ኪሴ አውጥቼ የምንገርህ እንድዳይመስልህ ልጄ፥፥ 62(ስልሳ ሁለት) አመቴ ነው፥፥ ያለው እወነታ ይህ ነው፥፥ አገር የሚባል ነገር አብቅቷል፥፥ ኣዝናልሁ ግን ያለው ሁኔታ ይህ ነው፥፥
    ሕገ መንግስቱ ዜጋ የሚባል ቮካቡላሪ የለውም፥፥ እኛ ብሄር ብሄረሰቦችና ህዝቦች ነው የሚለው፥፥ አንድ ሰው በግልሰብ በዜግነት ስለ መብት የሚያወራበት ሁኔታ የለም፥፥በጣም በጣም አሳሳቢ ደረጃ ላይ ነው፥፥ ወጣ ካልክማ፥ አንተ እንዴት መጣህ? ይልሃል፥ ቱሪስት ነህ ወይስ ምንድን ነህ? ይልሃል፥፥ ከየት ነው የመጣህ ነው እንኮ የምትባለው፥፥ የሚገርም ጉድ እንኮ ነው የፈላብን፥፥
    አካዳሚክ ፊሪደም የሚለውን ኮምፒሊትሊ አውጣው፥፥ ሁሉም ፕሮፌሰር፥ ሁሉም አስተማሪ አንገቱን ደፍቶ ዛሬ ነገ ያዙኝ ብሎ የሚኖርበት አገር ነው ዩኒቨርሲት ማለት ኢትዮጵያ፥፥ እነግራሃለው፥ የፈልጉትን ይበሉ እነግረሃለው። ይሄ ነው ያለው፥፥
    ስለ ሰቆጣ የጻፈው የህግ አስተማሪ ደብዳቤ ነው የተጻፈለት እንዲባረር፥፥ ያውም እሱ የብአዴን አባል ነው ምናምን ነገር፥፥ አካዳሚክ ፍሪደም የሚባል ቮካቡለሪውም የለ፥፥ ድሮ ቀረ፥፥ አሁን ሳምንት ምን አለኝ ቸርማኑ? እኛ እንመርጥና እነሱ ሪኮሜንድ ያደርጉልናል፥፥ቼርማን አንመርጥም፥ ዲን አንመርጥም፥ ካድሬዎች ነው የሚመርጡልን፥ ምን አለፋህ፥፥
    አንድ ዩኒቨርሲቲ አድሚሽኑን (admission) ያስረከበ ዩኒቨርሲቲ አካደሚክ ፍሪደም አለኝ ይላል እንዴ? በትዛዝ እከሌን ተቀበሉ እነ እከሌን አተቀበሉ የሚባል ዩኒቨርሲቲ አካዳሚክ ፊሪደሙን ተወው አልኩህ፥፥እርሳው እሱን ፥ ይገባሃል የምልህ? አድሚሽኑን ያስረከበ ዩኒቨርሲቲ አካደሚክ ፍሪደም አለ ብሎ ሊያወራ አይችልም፥፥
    መከፋፈልን እንደ ጸጋ የወሰደ ስርዓት እኮ ነው፥፥ምን ትጠብቃለህ እስኪ ንገረኝ፥፥ “የኢትዮጵያ ህዝቦች እንኳን ደስ ያላቹህ ብሄር ብሀረሰቦች ሆናቹህ ነው እኮ የሚለው፥ ዘፈኑ ሁሉ”፥፥አንተ ነገሩን እንዴት ነው የምታየው? አገር የለም፥ ህግ የለም፥ እየጠፋን ነው ምን ትላልለህ! ስለመብት ታወራለህ እንዴ!
    የእኛስ የተማሪዎች ማህበር አለ አይደል እንዴ ካድሬወች ነው እኮ “ራን” የሚያደርጉት፥፥ ሲቪል ማህበራት የሚባል ነገር የለም፥፥ ወይ ጠፈተዋል ወይ ተካተዋል።” ዶ/ር ዳኛቸው
    አሁንም በዚህ ራዲዮ የምሰማቸው አንዳንድ ሰዎች የሚወቅጡት ያው ዶ/ር ዳኛቸው እየነገሩን ያለውን ውጤት ሊደግሙ የሚፈልጉ ካንድ አስተሳሰብ የተቀዱ አንድ ቤተሰብ የሆኑ አንድ መልክ የየዛዩ “በቅሎዎች/አህዮች/ፈረሶች” የዋልልኝ/የስታሊን እንሰሳዎች ናቸው ወይንም እየሆነ ያለው ትኩረት ያላደረጉ “ውሃ ቅዳ ውሃ መልስ ናቸው።
    አመሰግናለሁ ጌታቸው ረዳ (Ethiopian Semay)

    • There is no “ethiopia” because you and others like you have killed it by your backward claim and thinking of one language, one nation and “God given right” mentality to “lead”. You said you are 62 years old, I hope you will see the burial ceremony of “your Ethiopia”.

  4. From – GETACHEW REDA
    Can OLF and TPLF cults who comment about the freaking terms “Nation and Nationalities”- define what is nation, nationality and people mean? Or just use nation and nationality mean? Do not forget the source where you guys or your leaders found those terminologies. Will you?
    GETACHEW REDA (Editor Ethiopian Semay)

  5. Dear Getachew,
    You keep burying your head in the sand like the proverbial ostrich. Things have changed. Better adapt to the new situation. Like one of the discussants was saying, you can’t come to terms with the fact that the ‘good old days’ are gone. You quote at length from what the so called ‘Dr. Asseefa’ is alleged to have said. Who makes him an authority? He is only after the interest of his ethnic group. If he wants people of his ethnic group to go elsewhere and work, how about advise them to learn the languages of the region where they want to work? One way you show respect to others is by learning the language. You should know that things will NEVER go back to the old ways. The sooner you and your ilk realize it, the better for everyone.
    Desta

  6. The so called Oromo immigration was a fiction story scribed through the Habesha rulers in fear of the Oromo, the majority in an attempt to make them feel they do not belong to the fertile they own by birth. Why not the Somali, Afar, Sidam, Walaita, Gurge, Kambat etc. migration? These Stories were written by Oromo hatters like Aleqaa Taye/Bahiren? who even told the Oromo came out the sea. How anyone in their right mind believe this is right and at the same time say we are one and the same? Please accept that the different localities that made up of the present Ethiopia has been ruled by their local kings/chiefs until Minilik’s time and Ethiopian never existed before that. The Northern part up until very recently/20th century used to be called Abyssinia. Ethiopia in the Bible is the country of Cush in Hebrew and Ethiopie? in Greek which means the country of the black/burned face people/south of Egypt. In the true sense of the name of the country Oromo are Ethiopians than the Habesha. I beg you people to understand the truth and no Oromo will accept your immigration fiction story. The Oromo are the indigenous people of the land they living on. I do not say this for the sake of ownership of the land because I know the cases of USA, Australia, Canada, Newzland, the whole continent of South America etc. Please man up and accept the truth.

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