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Eritrea vs Ethiopia: The missing link is all about leadership and citizenship

By Obo Arada Aba Shawl alias Wolde Tewolde August 26, 2017 To the outside world or to the media world, Eritreans leave their country via trafficking business whereas Ethiopians leave their country using passports and visas. Their

By Obo Arada Aba Shawl alias Wolde Tewolde

August 26, 2017

To the outside world or to the media world, Eritreans leave their country via trafficking business whereas Ethiopians leave their country using passports and visas. Their final destination as far as immigration is concerned is the same? Both nationals seek mainly political asylum. There is nothing wrong with these people except they lack democratic Leadership in Eritrea and the concept of citizenship in Ethiopia. Both nationals lack the tool of leadership and the process of citizenship.

For me, leadership is a process whereas citizenship is a product.  Without a democratic process in the Eritrean leadership and without a product of citizenship in Ethiopia, to the outside world, there seems too much confusion and disruption. For this reason, I am out of this process and product but I can comment on the missing link.

Months ago, just before the Presidential election of the United States, I wrote an article on three individuals that could be presidents for America, Eritrea and Ethiopia. At the time, I was intentionally avoiding the roles of AA (Astronomy & Astrology). But reality has kicked in and the three individuals have become and are on the way of becoming leaders of Eritrea and Ethiopia.

To put it bluntly, Mr. Donald Trump, Dr.Bereket H. Selassie and Ato Hama Tuma aka Iyassu Alemayehu were not endowed by Mother Nature to be leaders. This is in line with the Ethiopian philosophy of being governed by “Arbatu Enssat”. In Ethiopian history and belief in theology and philosophy, only those who can control their individuality, their family, their honesty and hard work can be leaders in their Community. Without these values of individuality, family, honesty and hard work, no one should be or would be a member of any leadership. That is the cardinal rule by which Eritreans and Ethiopians should be ruled.

B’Rhan, Bereket, Beyene (BBB) explains the triangular principle upon which all Eritreans want to survive and thrive.

In the Ethiopian case, a fourth dimension has been added to the triple B and that is “Bellette” signifying competition in all aspects of life style. This competition concept does not sink with Eritreans at all. Whereas in Ethiopian history of politics, it is a well-established phenomenon.

To those Eritreans who adamantly refuse to accept the leadership of Isaias Afeworki, they better understand the rule of “Arbatu Ens’sat”. He is one of the social animals that are endowed with leadership concept, theory and application. Maybe he is an honest and true Ethiopian. Time will tell.

Dr. Bereket H. Sellassie as in the case of Donald Trump was not born leader. He belongs to the category of knowledge. As an Ethiopian, he excelled in being an attorney general as well as a constitutional professor. Many Eritreans and Ethiopians were not appreciative of his accomplishment. It is a misconception that he would be an ambitious leader. No way, his passion is not to lead. It is worthwhile to remember what Donald Trump (now President Trump) has said during the campaign, “I am not a politician, I am a businessman”. Nevertheless, the American people elected him. Americans needed self-reliance and small government.

In that case, Dr Bereket H. Selassie and President Isaias Afeworki should switch their roles. President Isaias could be a leader in the implementation of the Constitution whereas Philosopher (PhD), Bereket Habte Selassie could take over the Presidential/Prime ministerial position for Eritrea. “It is just a thought not a sermon”, as the preacher Solomon preaches.

What about Ethiopian leaders? The deceased Melese was a born leader. He was one of the Arbatu Ens’sat of Ethiopia. Currently, there is no one born leader in Ethiopia who is running the country. Ethiopia is run by a bunch of leaders ranging from moralist, capitalist, and socialist and so on and so forth. There is no politics or business in the country. There can only be feud and revenge in the set up system of governance.

So what is the alternative? The other plausible alternative is to make Hama Tuma alias Iyasu Alemayehu of EPRP. Is he a born leader? No, he is not. But if Donald Trump can be a leader for America, Dr. Bereket and Hama Tuma can also qualify to be presidents for they were born in the same month. Again, this is a thought, not a sermon.

Hama Tuma nowadays is announcing that he is the only remaining founder of EPRP. That is the missing link. EPRP was/is founded by Revolutionaries who opposed the land holding system, the oppressive rule of the Aristocracy and the imposing will of Imperialism both of the West and the East. In other words, the peasants, the workers and the intelligentsia have all in unison struggled and fought to bring fundamental change for all people of class. EPRP was neither in search of identity nor of destination.  EPRP’s – either origin or destination- was/is not abstract. It is concrete and feasible. The question for EPRP is the road that it should travel to reach its goal. EPRP deliberately chose DEMOCRACIA – a term of concept and action. What this means is that each individual of EPRP member or associate member should be a democrat in action as well as in thought. It is the path to the ultimate goal. In other words, it is a process, physically as well as mentally. From Assimba Red Mountain to the open Market of MERCATO traversing Tselemt escarpment and valleys. In the modern alphabet soup, it is called ATM.

The remaining task for EPRP is to identify those born leaders and bring them to congress of the party. The system of check and balance will be implemented. So far, the current leaders of the party have commitments for freedom and liberty and not Independence for independence for EPRP members and associates has neither concept nor analogy. It is a given phenomenon. Leadership and citizenship goes hand in hand.


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  • Sol August 31, 2017

    Daisy lingo breaki t Cameron
    If you are not a graduate of the dark rooms in saw and naqfa and if you really care for mama Ethiopia go to Ethiopia which is on its way to be dismantled and try to convince the oromos the Somalis the afars etcto be habesha and try to convince your masters the amhras to abandon their arrogant supremacy.

  • Sol August 31, 2017

    Sorry the response is to nefahito tekhlay who changed his ip name in this blog from Dawit to Lingo to Breaki T and to Asmerom

    • Danilo August 31, 2017

      In fact, teclay came out as I expected on my above comment.

  • Amba September 1, 2017

    Thank you Bazin, I wish if someone can translate this into Tigre and English, You wrote –

    Courtesy of ማሊሻ :

    ኣብ ታሪኽ ዓለምን ፣ ኣብ ነዊሕ ዛንታ ሰብን ብጭብጢ እተረጋገጸ ሓቂ እንተሎ እዚ እዩ። ዝኾነ ይኹን ሕብረተሰብ ወይ ህዝቢ ፣ ንሕሉፍ ናይ ዘመናት ታሪኹ ዝጸልእ ፣ ውርሻኡ ዝንዕቕ ፣ መረበቱ ወይ ትውልዲ ዓዱ ዝኽሕድ ፣ ቋንቋታቱ ብባርዕ ዘልምስ ፣ ቅርስታቱ ዘፍርስ ፣ ባህልታቱ ስርዓቱ ዘድፍር ፣ ደቂ ሩባኡን ጎዶቦታቱን ዘየኽብር ፣ ይትረፍ መሪሕነት ክጭብጥን ሃገር ክኣልን ፣ ናይ ገዛእ ርእሱ ሉኣላዊት ሃገርን መሬትን ውን ከቶ ኣይግበኦን እዩ።

    እዚ ከምዚ ዓይነት ነፍሰ ሙት ፣ ሕልና ዕሩብ ፣ ኣእምሮ ዕሱብ ጉጅለ ወይ ጭፍራ ፣ እንትርፎ ከም ጊላ ከዳሚ ወይ ዓብድ ናይ ባዕዲ ፣ ብናይ ገዛእ ርእሱ ቋንቋ መንነትን ኣብራኽን ደው ክብል ብፍጹም ዝሕሰብ ኣይኮነን ።

  • Wolde R tewolde September 1, 2017

    Hi Simon G
    I am sorry for the delay to respond to your questions.Better late than never. Here are my answers:-
    1. I am not a philosopher by profession, but I have deep interest in philosophy. I believe that Eritreans and Ethiopians have have different attitude to philosophy. That is Ethiopians believe in the philosophy of poverty whereas Eritreans have poverty of philosophy.. Though nowadays things are changing.
    2. Dr. Bereket and Donald Trump were born in the same month which is June. I have written about this before Trump became president. Google it,, you will find the article about Dr. Berekt.
    3.Issais was born in February and he is in par with Abraham Lincon and and Ronald Reagan
    4.. Citizenship is Ethiopia is not yet recognized as Eritreans has done by Referendum. Don’t get me wrong with the concept of Nazanet, Harnet and Independence. There is a lot of issues about these concepts and theories. Any more questions, I will be happy to answer. And finally, it is true that I don’t have audience as many webmasters censure my articles. The question of freedom and liberty are at loggerhead. t
    Thanks for your response.

    • k.tewolde September 1, 2017

      So was I,born on Christmas day.Would that make me in par with Jesus Christ?WRt,I know your answer is intended for S.G but even your clarification needs more clarification as to what your point is.Would you tell us in a fluid ,concise and simple language what you stand for and what message you are trying to convey,doing so might win you more audience and less censorship from webmasters.

      • Wolde tewolde September 1, 2017

        Yes. Mr Tewelde. I have been trying to answer the two relevant questions of why and how.. The other four Ws do not interest me✅ If you want to know me, you need patience. My proposed solutions are coming soon. I will be out of censorship soon. Thanks 🙏 for your concern

    • Simon G September 1, 2017

      Hi WRT,
      I think you are unlicensed philosopher. Your words are coded and I will need a translator.

      The item I like:
      “Ethiopians believe in the philosophy of poverty whereas Eritreans have poverty of philosophy”. The last one might be true. We seem to be deprived of coming up with a solution to topple one lunatic gangster in Asmara.

      The 2nd item:
      “Issais was born in February and he is in par with Abraham Lincon and and Ronald Reagan”
      Hey, I was born in Feb as well. I think I might have a chance to be a member of that elites list. One day!

      • amanuel September 2, 2017

        U got it. I was born in may. That is the month the ethiopian army fled to sudan. Surprisingly, i fled eritrea in may to kenya though. Any one else born in may and fled the country in may?

  • amanuel September 2, 2017

    I like the quotation that “ethiopians believe in philosophy of poverty, eritreans have poverty in philosophy” however i like meles’s quotation better. He said, ” we (ethiopians) are land locked, eritreand are mind locked”

  • wolde tewolde September 2, 2017

    Hi Simon and Amanuel
    Both of you are born leaders. Simon with a male sign and Amanuel with a female sign.
    Simon, you are a leader for your self meaning you are true to your self or you are liberated. In that case people can follow you. President Issais is with par with you, you better begin to like him.

    As to Amanuel, he is also a born leader but with a female sign. Deceased PM Melese has the same DOB with you. And I see you already liked him. My advise to you be up front to be a leader, tell to your friends that you are one of a born leader. Don’t hide behind the curtain like Melesse was doing.
    I know you are a hard worker just like Meles but be liberated. Thanks both.