Ethiopia: Is the T-TPLF Ship of Hate Sinking… S.O.S.?

Alemayehu G. Mariam

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Is the T-TPLF Ship of Hate (I mean state) sinking in an ocean of fear and loathing?

The T-TPLF is the Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front, the ruling criminal enterprise masquerading as a government in Ethiopia.

This past May, the T-TPLF claimed to have won 100 percent of the 547 seats in its kangaroo/monkey parliament in a country where the T-TPLF has officially registered some 90 political parties.

But last week, the marionette (puppet) prime minister of the T-TPLF, Hailemariam Desalegn, was not talking like a champion and strutting his stuff like he had won it all by 100 percent.

Hailemariam sounded like he was bleating for help.

Indeed, Hailemariam seemed to be frantically tapping out an S.O.S. (Save Our Ship/Save Our Souls) message.

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Hailemariam came out of nowhere swinging his battle axe against tribalism, communalism, sectarianism, ethnic chauvinism, ethnic division, ethnocentrism, arrogance and narrow-mindedness.

He was like the crazy man swinging a machete at his own shadow.

Hailemariam’s T-TPLF has been investing all of its political capital promoting tribalism, communalism, sectarianism and the rest of it for a quarter of a century to entrench itself in power; and now, they have Hailemariam leading the charge against those  allegedly promoting tribalism, communalism, sectarianism?

Listening to Hailemariam pontificating about the evils of tribalism, communalism and sectarianism reminded me of lines written by the Bard of Avon in “The Merchant of Venice”:

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose./ An evil soul producing holy witness
Is like a villain with a smiling cheek,/ A goodly apple rotten at the heart.
O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!”

Hailemariam presented himself as holy witness for the cause of national unity, harmony, understanding and reconciliation:

There are the viewpoints of the rent collector (“rent seeker” [social parasite]). The first one is narrow-mindedness. The second is arrogance. Third is extremism wrapped in religion. We have to develop consensus on the idea that these are things that fragment and destroy our country. The sowing of the seeds of such destructive ideas originate with teachers. [These ideas] land on students and cause clashes and warfare, but the seed is sown from the top.

Hailemariam bearing holy witness for the virtues of Ethiopian national unity, identity and religious tolerance is like the devil citing Scripture for his purposes.

Holy _ _ _ _!

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One Response to Ethiopia: Is the T-TPLF Ship of Hate Sinking… S.O.S.?

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    September 2, 2015 at 9:35 PM

    PROFESSOR AL-MARIAM SIAD “In 1993, The T-TPLF did something very similar. It branded Professors who did not support it as “arrogant, narrow-minded and divisive” and fired them wholesale. That list included:”

    In 1993 Prime Minster Tamrat Layne was the one who ordered to fire the listed Professors against TPLF’s will. Prime Minster Tamrat Layne fired these professors so fast many colleges and university students around town were forced to learn on their own. Many professors were teaching upto five places at the same time. Junior colleges in Addis Ababa saw their teachers maybe 3 or 4 times throughout the whole semester and were graded according to what the students requested finally. If the student got bad grades in other classes he would request an A if he did good in other classes he would be given not so good grades.

    When Mengistu was overthrown in 1991, Tamrat Layne became one of the three-man EPRDF-TPLF junta ruling the country and then in the democratically-elected government, the other members being Meles Zenawi (President) and Siye Abraha (Minister of Defence). His position was Prime Minister of the Transitional Government, in which capacity he served from June 6, 1991 until August 22, 1995, when President Meles Zenawi succeeded him as Prime Minister. Tamrat became deputy prime minister until October 1996.

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