A Message to Amara Elites: Never Allow Ethnic Cleansing of Amara Again!

The World Is Made Up of The Hunters and The Huntees!

Belayneh Abate

Our conscience has been repeatedly stabbed  by the endless massacre, incarceration, torture and massacre of the Ethiopian people. The non-Amara Ethiopian people suffered from these heinous crimes because they refused to give up their natural resources or they demanded more privileges.

On the other hand, the Amara People faced ethnic cleansing because it was declared as oppressor of  the “nations and nationalities.  As a result of these declaration, the Amaras have been subjected to systematic  massacre, incarceration, torture, sterilization, displacement, starvation, poor education and economical development.  As the testimonies, physical and mental status of Amara prisoners demonstrate, even the detention centers  were disproportionately harsher on Amaras.

No creature in the universe sits idle when its progenies face atrocities that lead to extinction. The Amara elites have been sitting idle when their progenies have been systematically subjected to ill-treatment in every corner of the country.

As humans,  we hope the world to be fair, compassionate and free of corruption and crimes. In realty, the world is full of corruption, unfairness, injustice and murders.

Ideally, we want the globe to be free of racial, sexual, religious, social status or  other forms of discrimination.  In realty, the globe has been inundated with  any forms of discrimination since the birth of mankind.

Ideally, we wish the honest, the loyal and the just  govern nations. In realty, the liars, the traitors, the hypocrites, the criminals rule countries.

Because the liars, the traitors and the criminals  rule countries, the earth has been Hell for the weak since the era of genesis.

As philosophy teaches, the wise man Socrates was voted to death because the liar and the unjust rulers mislead the public that Socrates was corrupt and against all Gods.

As scriptures teach, Christos was crucified because  of his liar accusers, who preached that he was against the Laws.

As history teaches the shrewd Europeans enslaved the naive Africans, Asians and Latin Americans using bible as their entrance gates.

As we know, the Jewish people were massacred by the Nazis because they were blamed for all the problems of that time Germany.

Similarly, the Amaras have been massacred,  imprisoned, tortured, displaced, sterilized,  and subjected to illiteracy and starvation because they are blamed for all the problems of the country.  The elimination of Amara has continued and a large number of them are currently displaced  even from the outskirts of Addis Ababa and other parts of the country where their forefathers protected spilling their blood since the earth was created.

Despite this survival threat of the Amara , the Amara elites still  talk about empty love, unity, reconciliation, forgiveness  standing behind the  Ethiopian People’s Democratic Front (EPRDF) appointed “prime mister “.  This  criminal prime mister is the leader of EPRDF that hanged water bottles on testicles  of men to sterilized Amaras. This hypocrite prime mister is the leader of EPRDF that administered unique birth control programs to sterilize Amara women. This prime mister is the leader of EPRDF that killed a son and forced his mother to sit on her son’s dead body.

As many opportunist elites think, this hypocrite- pastor  prime mister is not a man of love and unity. If he was a man of love and unity,  he could not have served the Tigre Peoples Libration Front for more than 20 years. If he was a man of love,  he could not have built a breast monument based on baseless folktales.  If he was a man of love and God  he could have gone to a Monastery for redemption and repentance, not to palace to have more luxurious life and fame at the expense of martyrs  his party crucified.

Dear Amara Elites, please stop being taken away by  the undeliverable preaching of the hypocrite and criminal pastors. By the time criminal pastors preach about “unity and love”, the Amara People are being displaced even from the outskirts of Addis Ababa,  Begemidir, and Gojjam. Despite these ominous dangers the Amara people is facing throughout the country , you are still beating the drums with unborn again pastors, who spit empty love words. Empty love words come also from the mouths of monsters  that snatch believers from the hands of God. As the book of books teaches, you identify monsters by their past and current deeds, not by their empty words.

Ideally, we want the whole world to be united, to be fair and just. Unfortunately, the world has never been united, fair and just since Adam was through out to Earth from the Garden of Eden. Hoping the world will be united, fair and just  one day, the religious and  the cultured Amara people suffered more than the Jewish People suffered in Europe  for the last 27 years.

The Amara people that has never been tricked even by the sophisticated European colonizers were deceived and betrayed by its on  elites. Some  deplorable Amara elites served its killers in different capacities, and majority others  kept silence enjoying their luxurious lives. It is past due for Amara elites to stand by their people and teach the victimized Amaras about survival facts in a hostile environment.  One of these  survival fact is what   Richard Connell said in his beautiful writing, the Most Dangerous Game:  “The World is Made Up of The Hunters and The Huntees.”

Keep denouncing hunters,  but you shall  stop serving the hunters and making the Amara people the Huntees to promote ethnic cleanings of Amaras  again.  Thank you.

The writer can be reached at abatebelai@yahoo.com

5 COMMENTS

  1. Do not expect nothing noble efforts from ethnic elites at least in the current form of things in Ethiopia. In Ethiopia ethnic politics is about the balance of power and how to was easily align constituyentes for gaining political and economical power. As those Amara’s (by the way not necessarily only ethnic amaharas but Amharic speakers or other minorities ) who are outside of voting regions they under the weather and commodities for trade off to divide economical and political powers between the ethnic elites and lords. The only movement that will equally will serve all citizens regardless of their ethnic background are organizations that make human rights above all secondary principles and accept each human from his human condition and not on his ethnic condition. And the only system and constitution that equally serves all citizens is the one based on human rights and individual freedom. As it is impossible to have ethnic based constitution that equally serve 80+ ethnic groups in a country that has multiethnic fabric for centuries both culturally and in the ground demographically. Moreover even if you come up with such complex ethnic constitution then the individual members rights is suppressed to affirm ethnic rights. We do see that today ethnic parties claim that they are the only salvation from external threats and have their population on complete lock out. On other words when a politician claims ethnic rights automatically nullifies all constituyents individual human rights and alienates them. In contrast systems based on individual human rights are suitable for both individual and collective rights like ethnic rights as the courts can be used to challenge any language or cultural claims. In individual human rights based systems either individuals or collectives can make accountable any local regional or central authorities. In the ethnic based systems simply it dehumanizes it’s members and forge ethnic identities which are used by ethnic elites to safeguard their power structures at the expense of its members full freedom and right.

  2. If the central government doesn’t not soip armed groups and gangs that are operating in the country lawlessly tolared because it’s “understanding” they stand for ethnic rights then it is time for Ethiopians who stand for justice to organize and defend their communities even if is needed force. Life’s are being lost daily and the federal government deferral of responsibility to regional administrations is futile exersice of PR to gain time. If the federal government can not sprade it forces accross the country to bring lawless human right violators to justice then at least have to invoque eemergency measure to enlist voluntary militias to do its job. If the ethnic violence is a national security issue then it has to be dealt as is. Militias were brought to help the army during the Ogaden war and the current situation calls for similar measures unless ethnic extremists back off and those responsable and masterminds of serious crimes are brought to justice. Metec corruption scandal is a child play compared to the seriousness of ethnic based crimes and ethnic cleansing

  3. Dear Belayneh Abate,
    I see you are angry. But your use of “ethnic cleansing” is unwarranted. You make a categorical error of judgment as your statements below show;
    “As scriptures teach, Christos was crucified because of his liar accusers, who preached that he was against the Laws.”
    “As history teaches the shrewd Europeans enslaved the naive Africans, Asians and Latin Americans using bible as their entrance gates.”
    “As we know, the Jewish people were massacred by the Nazis because they were blamed for all the problems of that time Germany.”
    Your conclusion?: “Similarly, the Amaras have been massacred, imprisoned, tortured, displaced, sterilized, and subjected to illiteracy and starvation because they are blamed for all the problems of the country. ”

    The problem is Oromos also complain about “ethnic cleansing” as do Tigryans and Gedeo, Somali, etc. What is troubling is how you expect the reader to believe your comparison of problems Amaras faced with Christ’s passion, European colonialism, and Nazi genocide. I am not saying there are no problems. The problems are everywhere since Tplf weaponized ethnicity to remain in power. But by claiming Amara (your tribe) has become the Jew, the colonized, and Son of God you are blowing the whole thing out of proportion. Next time you write please be specific and provide evidence (not your evidence, please). I am trying to help. If you insist on personal attacks you end up undermining your cause. Did you get that? What “criminal prime minister” are talking about? What “pastor?” Here is a proposal for you. Please provide evidence for your statements below. Otherwise, you are no better than those you accuse.

    “This criminal prime mister is the leader of EPRDF that hanged water bottles on testicles of men to sterilized Amaras. This hypocrite prime mister is the leader of EPRDF that administered unique birth control programs to sterilize Amara women. This prime mister is the leader of EPRDF that killed a son and forced his mother to sit on her son’s dead body. As many opportunist elites think, this hypocrite- pastor prime mister is not a man of love and unity. If he was a man of love and unity, he could not have served the Tigre Peoples Libration Front for more than 20 years. If he was a man of love, he could not have built a breast monument based on baseless folktales. If he was a man of love and God he could have gone to a Monastery for redemption and repentance, not to palace to have more luxurious life and fame at the expense of martyrs his party crucified.”

  4. Abboo Alem,

    The writer is saying that the EPRDF committed all the crimes you misquoted, and the whole world knows that EPRDF committed these crimes except you and your likes. No need of providing evidence or citations for general knowledge that the whole world knows.

    Are you denying that EPRDF did commit these crimes?

    If you admit EPRDF committed crimes, you have to admit also Abiy committed crimes because he is the leader of the criminal EPRDF, and he was working as spy director when these crimes were committed. Therefore, we can conclude Abiy is a criminal, can’t we? I hope you will understand this logic unless your mind is locked with Abiy’s endless hypocrite preaching.

    Please do not play game on lives EPRD massacred and tortured.

  5. Dear “Dawit,”
    You and your few friends do not constitute “the whole world.”
    Secondly, you need to answer questions
    I raised and not beat around the bush.
    Raising a question does not make one
    enemy or supporter. Is that hard to undersrand? I suggest you calm yourself down and re-read my comments.

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