An Open Letter All Amhara Elites and Scholars
Gebre Selema 7-28-20
I left Ethiopia in 1991. Thus I have been living outside Ethiopia for the past 29 years. Almost there are nothings I have not seen under the sun both good and bad. I have buried many young Ethiopians including Eritreans in that process. I am lucky I am alive today. Three of the big problems I have struggled to live with outside Ethiopia are not related to my new home country, but heavy backward baggages I carried with me from Ethiopia. These are the Ethiopian mindset instilled on me by backward black Apartheid system in Ethiopia because I was brainwashed, secondly the stigma and attack I have encountered when I declared I was Ethiopian which subjected me to direct attack on me which almost destroyed me, thirdly, the various human induced diseases such as metet, Ayne tila, Mestefakr, Ganyin, Seytan, black magic spirit, Afziz Adenziz, etc. In ecology there is what we call adaptive radiation which means the environment where you have lived and gown up dictates and shapes ones human behaviors. We all humans are born bare, naked, and blank. When we are born fresh from the womb, we are like a white paper with nothing in it. Our brain is like a computer processor with empty registers memories. Register memories in a computer are temporary information storages. If you wanted to add 8 + 9 using your computer, these two values will be stored in register memories. The function called an adder which is an instruction that add 8 and 9 and store them back in the register memory of the processor. Thus when we are born first, our registers are empty. The instruction memories which store the function instruction are empty. If you do not provide your computer processor with instruction sets, it will do nothing for you. Our brain is like that empty processor. The computer does something only if you give it some instruction to do something. Our brain is similar. If you put something in it, it will do some thing. Based on this premises I wanted to say something about the Amhra elites who have blee the country for 150 years and still in square one bleeding it to death.
There is a computer term called GIGO which means garbage in garbage out or good in good out. As I have stated above, our brain is like a white paper. If we write garbage on the white paper, what we will read later is the garbage we wrote on it. If we write something good, we would read good things. This is why I personally believe there are no people who are born evil. The evil is written on the brain memory instruction later after birth. Once you write the white paper with some garbage after that you copy that the garbage you have written on the old white paper to the new white paper. The entire computer will be doing garbage things even if fthe process architecture is Intel i3, i5t, i7, i9 or AMD Reyzen 3, 5, 7 and 9. If you operate all these different generation of computers of Intel and AMD processors by the same instruction set, your processor will not change. If you wanted this new generation of computers to perform better than the old generation, you have to feed the new processor generations with new and better instruction that is the reason latest new processors are better because they are told to do better than the older. The problem we have with Amhara old ruling it is the same in a similar fashion.
Remember, you computer or processor only knows the instruction that is stored in it. If you tell your processor does work that is not stored in the instruction memory. It will not understand whatever you say. It report error and it will not accept any different thing that it is told to do from what is being stored in its memory. You, Amhara elites have old instruction set that written is into your brain. You only know those instruction sets and if someone tells you something different, he or she is wrong. You are always right because you do not accept different thing than what has been written into you brain 700 or 150 years ago. This main reason you oppose everything under the sun. You also reject others in any form or shape if they do not subscribe to your instruction set. These have made Ethiopia a laughing stock of humanity. Ethiopia under your reign means 100% shame. In 150 years you only built one university and one hospital, no Telecom, no roads, no schools, no health care. I know the whole of my community dying by simple Malaria and other preventable diseases and of course the famous Ethiopian starvation. You kept Ethiopia in darkness and you elites lived on the back of the people by collecting heavy taxes on poor Ethiopians farmers without providing public services except collecting taxes. You have made Ethiopia backward and the poorest of the poor of the world. I remember in Addis lining uip for 24 ours making long queue to buy bread. I remember my family waiting for some bread. I remember the Ethiopia that had no radio, TV, and no smell of modernity. Someone buying a fridge was consider like someone landing on the moon. We know the Ethiopia you tell us. The Ethiopia that practiced slavery equivalent to South African apartheid because all nations were denied their language, culture, customs, etc just like South Africa. We know you Amhara elites considered yourself as white people and called other Africans black and Shankla which means slaves. If you were white, it could be a little better, but black people claim to be white and calling others baria, Shankla, Kuli, Gala, Yewef Quanqa Tanagaari, etc is having wrong image of oneself. Now, these problems continue until today because in 1991 TPLF took over Ethiopia, it left the system an untouched and the old Amhara elites of garbage in garbage out mentality has shown its ulgy head by declaring wars, war mongering, and immersing the country into another red terrorism. People are dying every single day in Ethiopia.
What is happening in Ethiopia does not benefit Amhara. By the way, majority Amhara poor people are like the rest of Ethiopians and what they need is peace and to meet their daily human needs like everybody else. I know human mindset can not change over-night. I know that because you can not teach an old dog a new trick. I wanted Ethiopians to understand the Amhara elites are not healthy people because they were brainwashed by Old Amhara narration which is dominance, belittling others and war mongering, red terrorism, marginalizing others, discriminating others openly, demonizing others, slandering others. The attitude of my way is the only way is not random, it is instilled in Amhara ruling system and that is written long ago and you are replaying that now and then. You have no chance to upgrade yourself because your instruction memory is locked in. Others even have no chance to influence you and the EPRDF system served you as hiding bushes for 27 years and now your are back in terrorism. Yoni, An Amhara activists urged Amahra to take action on Hachalu Hundsa because he accused Menelick? He has to ordered and urged Amhara youth to kill Hachalu in weeks for attacking Menelick. Condemning Menelick for practicing bad things against his people is considered an attack on Amahra and deserves death? But Menelick was not elected by Amhara and can not represent Amhara. I wanted others Ethiopians to under the problem that is not simple problem. This is a problem that can only be solved by removing Amharic as national language and also states like Oromia, Afar, Somali, and Tigrai must use only their languages and this is the only way to remove their influence on others. This is due to the fact that language and religion are used to oppress people. Language and religion have been used as weapon of oppression and manipulation in Ethiopia and by colonialists.
Thus Amhara elites, you are destroying the country driven by hate, self-righteousness and by following wrong outdated Menelickism which did not even serve Amhara leave alone others. The problem we have today as Ethio-Eritrea is created by Menelick. Meles Zenawi did not create Eritrea. Menelick did by receiving money. Meles Zenawi has done more than his share. Was he perfect? No one is perfect. But he has built Ethiopia from ground zero $0 GDP to $90 billion GDP and the fastest growing economy in the world. He has cleansed 150 years mess in 27 years and he has built modern industries, Telecom from 0 subscription to 65% subscription, Ethiopia connected by roads, by plane and he has built 45 universities in 27 years versus one in 150 years plus about 300 hospitals in 27 years vs one hospital in 150 years. Meles Zenawi has done Hercules job and he did this all alone while Amhara elites were sabotaging every project including GERD by asking Egypt to bomb it. Remember Rome was not built in 27 years. What have you built in Ethiopia in 150 years? Answer nothing except famine starving people to death and creating many fronts such as ELF, EPLF, TLF, TPLF, EDU, EPRP, OLF, ONLF etc. All these fronts are not evil or did not come from the blue. Amhara system created them. Neither TPLF nor Tigrean created them. The TPLF that you hate so much is created by you own system and you have to hate your system before hating TPLF. TPLF is the by product of your apartheid system. It is cause and effect. The cause is your old apartheid system that created many problems. You can not solve problem by hate or slandering others. You have to solve problems scientifically.
If there are any Amhara elites or scholar with sanity, you have to think deeply because you are misleading the country into another unchartered sea and you are sailing on stormy sea and you may drown the country with yourself. I know it is hard to see things from other point of view. But you have no time now. It will be hard on you later than on others. You may cause damage and pain on others, it will be minimal on others because always truth wins or truths prevail. Come to your sense from self-righteous madness. Stop the red terrorism 2 now.
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