“Our hope was to slowly civilize these people [Ethiopians],” Dr. Berhanu Nega.
Unbelievable! Dr. Berhanu Nega does not deny the fact that he wanted to see the current government gone by any means. Forgetting, this is the first government in the Ethiopian history attempting its best to enshrine democracy through out Ethiopia. The first government shading a light of freedom to nations and nationalities. The first government paving the way for the Ethiopian economy to take off. The first government entertaining multi-party system. Need I say more!
Dr. Berhanu does not deny that the trickling light of democracy is shining upon Ethiopia. However, when he was interviewed by daily news, he was asked why he went back to Ethiopia from his cozy life in the USA. He said, according to the daily news, "Our hope was to slowly civilize these people [Ethiopians].” How arrogant can he be that he went to Ethiopia to civilize the uncivilized? He indirectly implied that our people are ignorant and need to be civilized like Americans and yet he expects the uncivilized people to practice democracy like the USA. If what he said was true, he failed to deal with the uncivilized people; therefore, he is unfit to rule or govern. Can somebody tell this out-of-touch Dr. to wake up and smell the roses? This is beyond arrogance; a very hippocratic and conceited attitudes shown to Ethiopians.
Dr. Berhanu… keep your civilization in the US. Our people are very proud of their cultures, religions, and nationalities. They don’t want someone with PhD to teach them civilization as if civilization equates with PhD. Just for your information, the very people that you think are uncivilized are flourishing economical, socially, and politically. I admit that there are some growing pains. Nevertheless, they are on the right track. As economist, do you read comments made by IMF, World Bank, the Economist, or other intellectual magazines. I hope you do.
I am extremely proud of the very diligent, professional, and legal work of the Ethiopian Security forces that squashed the Ginbot 7 civilized terrorist organization. I guess the uncivilized majority always wins. I cannot help it but to be sarcastic at Dr. Berhanu’s comment.
The Ethiopian government turned a blind eye to those people who supported Ginbot 7 by donating a $500 US dollar or more. I think this people should be held accountable. The govenment need to launch an awareness that Ginbot 7 actions against their own people are unwarranted, uncalled for, and an illegal. AND any future donations made to Ginbot 7 with the intention to cause chaos, murder, and property damages on the Ethiopian people and government must be held accountable. The Ethiopian government with collaboration from foreign friendly countries should prosecute the wrong doers in their country of habitual residences. Until we [Ethiopians] become fully civilized, the Ginbot 7 is not going to sleep. We should use their civilized laws to the fullest extent to bring them to justice.
 http://www.dailyitem.com/0100_news/local_story_118001537.html?start:int=15 Retrieved on April 28, 2009.