“Fearless” Afwerki the Bravo – (PART I)
Fearless Afwerki the Bravo (PART I) Dedicated to President Afwerki by Fetsum Abraham Books: From Feminist to Rapist//The Curse of being and Living It//AMAZON BOOKS Dear readers; You know things happen for a reason and it so did in the FORTO
Dedicated to President Afwerki
by Fetsum Abraham
You know things happen for a reason and it so did in the FORTO occasion for me to briefly introduce my books [on justice from different perspectives] specially the second one to the public. Believe it or not, this idea arrived in my mind after I finished writing this article including dedicating it to President Issaias Afwerki for missing the whole point of the peaceful rebellion at FORTO, to the tragic continuation of the Eritrean dilemma. I was surprised to read him attacking AUTHORS and talking about said total absence of fear or apprehension in his state of mind. The downbeat effect; because these were irrelevant; the fundamental issue on the ground that triggered the reaction of our troops at FORTO was not to litmus test president Afwerki’s fearless Machosmus against the Eritrean people but rather was a traumatized society’s quest for freedom and basic human rights through a constitutional political order. This unfortunate misunderstanding between the people and the president on the fate of the Eritrean society motivated me to dedicate this article to the delusional brother President Issaias Afwerki.
My first book “From Feminist to Rapist” challenges the fraudulent American government on its habitual distortion of facts in Court in favor of the prosecution end of the confrontation. It exposes the fact that the Police and the Detectives of the United States government lie under oath against defendants in certain criminological circumstances. The US justice system is, however, neutral and considers government witnesses (police, detectives) and defense witnesses equally under the law.
The book partially reads as;
I dedicate this book to INNOCENCE PROJECT in recognition to its spiritual mission of helping innocent American victims of injustice, to true victims of rape, to all falsely accused victims of bias and all political prisoners denied the due process of justice in the world“
As for the other book’s (The Curse of being and Living It) relevance to this opportunity, it happened to be motivated by my Eritrean experience in political asylum during the struggle. All the emotional ups and downs sustained by my generation’s attachment to the Eritrean struggle for independence through the years and far beyond.., the sacrifice, the emotional swings, hope and patience, lies and false promises, expectations and disappointments; denial and the unexpected metaphysical distress of an Eritrean under the absolute dictatorship of president Afwerki in sovereign Eritrea. The contradiction between my anticipation from independent Eritrea and the concrete reality at hand was too impacting for me to dedicate the book to the evil causes of unprovoked misery and darkness anywhere in the world; and of course in my country Eritrea as well. My book discusses JUSTICE in our country in general, including how the Eritrean mass organizations were conditioned to operate worldwide during the struggle. I have tried here to PSYCHOANALYZE President Afwerki in detail.
The title breaks down as: “Curse of Being”, because I did not choose to be a human being from Eritrea; an accidental natural fate beyond my control. “Living It” because once I became, I have been configured to live my life with Eritrean identity whatever it is worth for. Though ‘being” can also be a blessing, I would not have suffered psychologically as such had I not been an accidental Eritrean. Apparently, some people have advised me to have it ready in Tigrigna and I welcome any interested person to translate it under the title “TEKONKAS TISIHNA“
A portion of the book reads;
I dedicate this book to people betrayed by their own revolution; to the unfortunate victims of ego and fear that wasted the best opportunity to influence humanity through political power and to the suffering caused by freedom fighters that ended up becoming the burden of society at the end of the struggle“
One of the my guests in this reference is certainly President Afwerki of Eritrea.
Narrative: Afwerki’s opinion on the FORTO uprising
The president of Eritrea one way or another had to face the public on the Forto uprising and finally he did.
In Eritrea’s president breaks silence over army mutiny incident, Monday, 11 February 2013 15:35 by Tesfa-Alem Tekle; Afwerki said;
“The 21 January 2013 incident was, and is no cause at all, for apprehension and that the government opted to remain silent regarding the matter so as to give no ground for the authors of sheer lies,”
The army mutiny incident did not cause apprehension or fear which is okey; people have the right to refrigerate the heat through self-deception but what does he mean by “the government opted to remain silent regarding the matter so as to give no ground for the authors of sheer lies”? All people did was discussing the news he himself admits to have taken place in Asmara. Eritreans in the resistance and the so called authors on the other hand are only asking for a democratic constitutional government in the country. Where do his silence and the associated lies fit into this context? I do not see their relevance to what happened in the event, do you? Who were said authors of sheer lies here?
Only imagination or hallucination can make you think like the president in this matter. Telling what happened in Eritrea is considered a lie in his mind. No Eritrean is allowed to discuss Eritrea without praising his failed policies because he owns it and it is none of their business. Any different idea is immediately rejected in this intricate socio-political experience where a universal reality is sidelined without a thought. Opposing the regime and witnessing an event are not the same. Unfortunately, the president is mixing the two fundamentally different concepts: to the point of criminalizing seeing, hearing and talking about something he does not like in the country. In his final days, Mengistu used to jail or kill people suspected of seeing something (accidentally or intentionally) posted on the walls of Addis by Activists; hence, the concept of dictation comes from the same source; a twisted mind.
Dear brother Issaias Afwerki;
Let me share with you the mind of Philosopher Jose Ortega Y Gasset in collectively compact fashion if you don’t mind;
“Man is the entity that makes itself; [he] has a self-generated guideline to make himself. Man is impossible without imagination, without the capacity to invent for himself a concept of life. [He] is what has happened to him, what he has done.” Man has no nature: he has to earn his life, not only economically but metaphysically”
I am sure you understand the philosopher’s input very well. You made yourself what you are. You invented yourself out of your experience and have been practically living your concept of existence with maximum authority. You have abstractly earned your life; your legacy and radiated them out for the universe to do what ever it wants to do with; of course literally, psychologically or philosophically like what I did in my second book in detail. You did not become one by nature for nature only destined you to be born Eritrean, leaving the rest for you to decide what you wanted to be: you programed your existential outlook completely by independent voluntarism: you are what happened to you; the cause and effect of your condition!
A liar believes his lies when lying becomes his/her way of life. But, if one says that the US practices Capitalism and Imperialism, is the person lying? If one says America is the biggest jail in the world with 2.3 million prisoners, which I believe; is he lying? If I say the US government has caused suffering all over the world from Patrice Lumumba in Congo to Sadam Hussein in Iraq, and is too unjust at home and abroad to be the universal role model of peace and freedom, which I believe; am I lying? If I say America practices labor camp slavery in its prison system, which I believe; am I lying? If one say Ethiopia is America’s favorite nation in East Africa, which I believe; is he lying?
Okay, let me say this and you can quote me on it: OBAMA has not delivered what he promised for the people in his first election campaign, therefore he lied. do you think he can jail me breaching my fundamental right of speech as an American? Of course not because Americans like me own the government; and Obama is only there to serve us by popular vote. He also must move on giving another person to run the country after this term is over whether he likes it or not, because the Law is above everybody here in the States. I am saying what I want to say about my government because I am protected by my constitutional rights to speak and write anything I want about the US. Now, do you believe freedom of speech practically exists in democratic America from this experiment or you will stick with your denial that no democracy exists in the world as you openly said once upon a time in Aljazira? Is there any ploy behind the negative things I said about Obama and the US?
Do you think the resistance is against you or against your leadership: about you as a person or about the condition of a society at large? If I say there is free or cheap labor slavery in Eritrea through the SAWA detail by global understanding; am I lying? If she says you have somewhat improved Eritrea infrastructurally, which I believe; is she lying? If she says you are a dictator and unjust; is she lying? How about if she says you are democratic and just: is she telling the truth now? Am I lying if I say something took place at FORTO? Am I telling the truth if I say otherwise? Am I okay your excellency, saying you joined the Eritrean struggle for independence and lead it to success but denied freedom to the people by means of the worst type of dictatorship then after? In pure logic they (true and false) were both relative; but which one is correct, which one the defective! ‘You are serving the truth through the ERi-TV’, but did you tell the people what happened at FORTO and why? Should I deny the existence of PORTO uprising for you to consider me as one who serves the truth like you?
THE ERITREAN PEOPLE HAVE AN ISSUE WITH YOU ABOUT THEIR FREEDOM: thousands of our people are being wasted in your prison enterprise without due trial? We have no constitution. Our kids are being wasted in the seas and deserts of the Middle East, in SAWA slavery and refugee life instead of developing the workforce and staying in school. People are tired of being ignored, lawlessness and hopelessness. Are these not good causes for resistance? Shouldn’t the kids justify the FORTO uprising for their freedom like we justified your resistance for freedom during the struggle? What makes the current struggle for freedom unjust and yours just?
I do not expect an answer but I can expect you to privately face your integrity and consistency on the burning agendas of the people; based on the merit of your administration if you read this article. You, however, can not rationally attack the resistance because it was provoked by a cause, which is your absurd and cruel dictatorship that caught our freedom by the neck; that paralyzed the movement of our society. We have no other choice other than struggling for our freedom to breath but you have the choice to peacefully resolve the problem before it is too late; the game is in your own court, and the key in your hand.
See you Mr. President in PART II of our communication via ASSENNA