we need a different kind of revolution than ethnic revolution.
By Obang Metho
The ethnic apartheid regime of the TPLF/EPRDF is one of the most corrupt in the world as those in power steal the land, resources, opportunities and lives of the people. Everything is a pretense and contradicted by the truth on the ground.
The TPLF pretends to give equal opportunity when everyone knows that one group, their own ethnic group (the Tigrayans), dominates everything. Even the pseudo-representation of various ethnicities within the EPRDF can be seen as a ruse to use “puppets of diversity” to prop up the TPLF leadership and their families and friends. We all know this.
Some Tigrayans may already be ashamed of this and be ready to come out and say it. Be the first to do so. Come out and say loudly, “NOT IN MY ETHNIC NAME!” It will never be too late to say this. Some may already have stood up for what is true, right, just and fair and suffered for it at the hands this regime. Some Tigrayans, TPLF and EPRDF members may be disillusioned with the TPLF/ERPDF and be ready to leave it for good.
Others never believed in it but joined to get a job or an education. Some will be ready to use the well-known excuse, “I was ordered to be part of the TPLF/ERPDF.” However, the commitment of most to the TPLF/EPRDF may be extremely shallow, except for some in top leadership who have the most to lose; yet, even they may be ready to stand up against it.
Now is the time for the truth to start coming out, no matter how painful it is; however, it must be genuine. Now is the time to discarded “ethnic-liberation” for human liberation or national liberation.
Fake humility, fake apologies or fake talk of reconciliation that is opportunistic will never get us anywhere for hatred, deception and raw self-interest will remain in their hearts. Instead, we need a different kind of revolution than ethnic revolution.
The revolution of love for our humanity that must start should begin in the heart, soul and mind of every Ethiopian person. Unlike the cry from the past to start a revolution from the grave of our enemy, our revolution of love, justice, unity, peace and freedom must put to death a intergenerational system of ethnic hatred and mindset that has brought so many tears, so much blood and countless graves. This kind of thinking will never bring about a New Ethiopia.