“Kaan Nyaateetu Booya, Kaan Sodaateetu Booya”
Perfect Quotes to Share!
Eugene Debs predicted what today’s big problem would be 94 years ago: “The class which has the power to rob upon a large scale has also the power to control the government and legalize their robbery.”
“A basic principle of modern state capitalism is that cost and risks are socialized to the extent possible, while profit is privatized.”
“The worst illiterate is the political illiterate. He hears nothing, sees nothing, takes no part in political life. He doesn’t seem to know that the cost of living, the price of beans, of flour, of rent, of medicines, all depend on political decisions. He even prides himself on his political ignorance, sticks out his chest and says he hates politics. He doesn’t know, the imbecile, that from his political nonparticipation comes the prostitute, the abandoned child, the robber and, worst of all, corrupt officials, the lackeys of exploitative multinational corporations.”
~ Bertolt Brecht
These very relevant and timely quotations were contributed by Moveon.org to be shared with the readers of Ayyaantuu News Online.
The following are my own selections for the readers of Ayyaantuu News Online.
“Law is a changing instrument.”
Zenawi has written a funny law. If you oppose his exploitative policies or write critically against his apartheid and oppressive regime, you are a “terrorist”. Very funny indeed! A former comrade and Politburo member of the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front and Defense Minister of Meles Zenawi, Mr. Seye Abraha, also said that, “It only takes few hours to write a new law to Meles Zenawi.”
Thomas Jefferson from Heaven and Zenawi from Hell
According to the Wilson Quarterly, Thomas Jefferson is the second smartest U.S. President, next to John Quincy Adams. To repeat, the wisdom of Jefferson once again, he observed that “… Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate to prefer the later.” A very determined and courageous journalist, Abebe Galaw, had the courage to embarrass one of the World’s heinous dictators, Meles Zenawi, in front of the world leaders. The late dictator greatly suffered humiliation and was forced to bow his head down in front of the world leaders.
Co-ordination worked and the country that fiercely fought against apartheid and defeated it, South Africa, refused to host Meles Zenawi as a guest speaker in one of its universities. Another great blow to an egocentric and autocratic dictator! A great victory for the people of Africa! Defeat after defeat both in front of his bosses in Washington, D.C. and in front of the African people. He repeatedly suffered a great humiliation and embarrassment that was widely publicized thanks to the internet. The guy was highly frustrated, humiliated, he became seriously sick. The thunderous voice of the journalist scared him and sent a shock wave in his nervous system. Many people now believe that thunderous voice of Abebe Gelaw has become the cause for the death of Meles Zenawi. Although this is disputable, I was so inspired by what Thomas Jefferson has written before 200 years ago and I say to him rest in peace. I can confidently say prophecy fulfilled. That is why I always urge the Oromo people to strengthen our mushrooming media outlets.
Africa’s great leader, Nelson Mandela also wrote in his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, in a freedom struggle there are two types of personalities: “Those who succumbed to domination and those who are willing to suffer to be free.” Those who succumbed to slavery are mourning the death of this brutal dictator. I asked Professor Mararaa Guddinaa about the orchestrated drama of the TPLF regime and about the long ceremony of his funeral. He said, “Kaan nyaateetu booya; kaan sodaateetu booya.” Roughly translated it means, “Some mourn his death because they benefited from his regime; some are forced and it is out of fear.” A very good observation Professor Mararaa; he is well known for articulating code phrases that convey powerful messages to the people.
We have started breaking the conspiracy of silence and it is the right time to coordinate our resources, both human and material, to dismantle Meles Zenawi’s apartheid and brutal regime. As one U.N. Special Rapporteur promised few months ago, the lackey of exploitative multinational corporations, Meles Zenawi’s regime, is now under the radar of the international community. He is gone but the evil regime he has built for the last two decades is there. Our struggle is against this brutal regime and we don’t let them legalize their robbery. We say no to evictions and displacements of the indigenous people – land grabbing.
I am more interested to kill his apartheid and racist regime. That is why I am joining other Oromos in Washington, D.C. to attend a conference organized by the Oromo Community of Metropolitan Washington area on Oromummaa. It is often said that, “Hummer the iron while it is hot.” It is the right time to co-ordinate our knowledge and resources world-wide to get rid of this brutal regime.
Kallacha W. Kune