by Belayneh Abate
February 12, 2021
A pretty but a gullible woman was asked if she wants to marry a man with a big mouth or a hard- working wealthy man. The gullible woman selected the man with a big mouth so that he can fill her psyche with phony adulations and promises. Like that gullible woman, some international media journalists are married to the big mouth Ethiopian cadres, who have been serving robber dictators that planned to build their tiny republics on the graves of Amaras.
Although God and the Ethiopian people Know that Amaras have been the prime victims of the Tigre People Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Ethiopian People’s Democratic Front (EPRDF) for the last 30 years, some of the international media journalists are blaming the Amaras for atrocities the TPLF and its Trojan horse EPRDF committed.
History is the witness that the international media has been silent when genocide and ethnic cleansing has been committed for more than three decades and intensified for the last three years.
Off course, the Amara intellectuals take a huge chunk of the blame for living silent when their people suffered from chronic genocide and ethnic cleansing for several decades.
It is unjust and subhuman to be silent when the nation builder Amaras are hunted like American deer in every corner of the country because others wanted to build their republics on the graves of Amaras. The Amara experience demonstrates that working, hoping, and wishing for ideals predisposes to extinction.
Ideally, 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, and 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 because they were blamed for all the problems of that time Nazis.
Similarly, the Amaras have been massacred, imprisoned, tortured, displaced, sterilized, and subjected to illiteracy and starvation because they are generally blackmailed as oppressors through fairy tales and fabricated historical accounts. The elimination of Amara has continued and hundreds of thousands of them are currently displaced from their mother land, the land their forefathers protected through their blood since the earth was created.
Despite this survival threat, the opportunist and spineless Amara intellectuals still talk about phony love, unity, reconciliation, forgiveness and may other empty words. In principle these empty words could bring universal peace. In realty though, these empty words protect the powerful and appease the weak as it happened in South Africa and many other places.
The victimized Amara should realize that silence and weakness in this unjust world are the first stages of extinction. To avoid extinction and ascertain survival, the Amaras shall strengthen their power and break up their deafening silence about Amara genocide.
Amaras should understand that the secrets of survival in this hostile environment are embedded in what Richard Connell said in his beautiful writing, the Most Dangerous Game: “The World is Made Up of The Hunters and The Huntees.”
I hope Richard Connell was wrong and there were no hunters and huntees!
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by Belayneh Abate