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Liberating the Mind: Tigrai-Eritrea: Axumite

Liberating the Mind: Tigrai-Eritrea: Axumite

 

Gebreselema H. 04-22-20

 

 

Most diseases manifest themselves in any forms of symptoms which may include varieties of signs such as headache, itching, backache, joint ache, vomiting, stomach ache, etc. Some diseases may be acute and temporary. Other diseases could be chronic and an ongoing. Acute diseases may go away after treatment. But the chronic ones may not go away due to either they have no cure or their causes might not have been known and not treated.  Both the acute and chronic may kill you or may leave you weakened or even bed ridden. Social problems could be also considered as acute and chronic problems.  This piece will discuss about acute and chronic social problem that our society have been facing and will forward durable remedy to the problems.

 

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Liberation, in the eyes of my mind, liberation means freedom. Liberation  in reference  liberating someone from suppression, subjugation, repression, discrimination, alienation, segregation, abuse, molestation, degradation, deprivation, systematic assimilation,dehumanisation, marginalisation, persecution, resources dispossession. This is literal violation of others rights that we see with our naked eyes.  But I think that there is another form of liberation that we do not realize because we do not see the form of violation of our rights because it is done or was done on our minds which we do not see it with our naked eyes due to the fact it is /was induced into our brains and it becomes part of us.  This is what I have observed in our society in the past few years.  The bloody civil war might have given us some of sort of relief of some physical liberation, but we have still remained unliberated until today because we did not liberate our mind too.

 

The Tegarus were divided, and sold and decimated by Emperor Menelick for royalty and guns.  The Tegarus in Eritrea were not only enslaved and colonized physically, but also mentally. The Tegarus in Tigrai were conquered and assimilated to be somebody else. The conquest of the Tegarus in Tigrai was not only the physical conquest, but also mentally conquered and annulled.  The Tegarus in Eritrea have been freed from Italian and Haileslassie’s physical colonialism, but still remained under Italian mental conquest. The Tegarus in Tigrai are neither freed from physical colonialism nor from mental colonialism of Menelick.

 

The physical occupation of Italy and Ethiopia of Eritrea can be treated as an acute social problem which has been resolved.  But the mental occupation of Tegarus in Eritrea still remains as chronic social problem. This could be the reason there is no still social sanity because the mental occupation is chronic and never go away. The Tegarus in Tigrai are still under physical and mental occupation of Amhara apartheid system.  Both acute and chronic social problem among Tegarus in Tigrai persist as I speak.  Thus we have got a problem that we have not been thinking of it. Reason, it has become part of us. We have been assimilated and even have gown out of our way and replaced our language with Amharic.  We have never diagnosed this chronic problem which has been systematically implanted on us.

 

In my view, we must liberate our mind by washing ourselves from the brainwashing we have been through.  If we do not liberate our mind, our misery will never go away. Even if we think we are free, we will still fall back into it now and then and we will remain hostage forever. Our situation will never change if we do not do the liberation of our minds.  Liberating ourselves and our mind must have been the first task we must have done long ago.   How do we liberate our mind? Well, we need to get back to our roots before Menelick.  We have to tear down the wall that has been erected between us.  Menelick put Berlin Wall for his divide, conquer and rule agenda. Why do we preserve it as a good thing?   What is the point of preserving the crime done on us?  According to me it is foolishness.  The Berlin Wall between us only weakens us and makes us vulnerable to our foes. I see no benefit in it.  We are wasting time and why are we suffering? Why we have denied our people peace, mobility, trade, commerce, tourism, investment, development, progress, education, etc? Why? To benefit who?  If Woyanes and Shabia wanted to fight? Why they do not fight somewhere else and one to one? Why we allow them to hold us hostage and to deny us all the above?

 Listen my, people, we have only one choice, it is not an option, It is a must, we have to liberate our     mentally occupied mind.  There is no other cure for the diseases inside our mind. We do not need Italian, Amhara baggage in our brain.  Let us tear down the Berlin wall, let us  allow our people to have peace, mobility, trade, commerce, tourism, investment, development, education, etc. Come on, this is 21st century.  We are too cruel to our majority of our people who are living between death and life.  We must not waste time after now.  We must do self restoration. We must behave according our norms, respecting our values and upholding them because those values of our ancestors are our life force which guides us to live as sane human. We need to use our time to work instead of wasting our times crying for help, condemning each other. If we do not help ourselves, no one will help us to solve our problems.

 

Note: The Tegarus Eritrean in Tigrai must never be sent to other part of Ethiopia. This will be another humiliation to our people.

 

 

 

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