HERE AND THERE
Dedicated to the struggle of the Eritrean youth for freedom from slavery
Correction: I have learned from concerned Eritreans that I made a mistake in my last two articles writing (Brigadier Colonel Sied Ali Hjay (Wedi Ali)). There is nothing as “Brigadier Colonel” in the army and I am sorry for the mistake and thank you. But do you think I was also in a tranquilized state of mind (like someone I know back home) in this situation?
Existence swings like a pendulum
Peace confronts a crime; and dignity, a shame
Yesterday dies for this day to be born
Tomorrow shows up for today to pass on
One chases remedy forever; by denying the error
Nothing exists without a dual pair; no concept of joy without despair
No democracy without dictatorship
Expect no bliss without hardship
No freedom without betrayal, no truth without denial
But life is slipping away through ‘justice without trial’
Like nothing without Mother-Earth; no life, with no death
What is the purpose of your existence, if you don’t stand for the truth?
One’s you become, you got to live it out
Standing for the cause rather than your pride
Like for each success there is a mess..
For every sorrow, happiness;
Every trap has an exit; and darkness, a light
Stick to the fight, no matter how tight
Collapse to rise, feel sad to rejoice
This crisis is a chance, to change your existence
Challenge it as it comes, you ‘ain’t got no’ choice
Quote of the moment: The way ego inflates a weak person’s self-perception is like a kid deflating a balloon at the end of the game.
From the forum
I read some brothers and sisters persisting on ACTION rather than wasting time on writing. My first question: what action and who shall do it? The “someone has to do it and get it over with” is a terrible theory that only reflects a shallow understanding of life. It backfires putting the subject in the position of that ‘someone’. Why should someone do it for you; sacrifice for your freedom in Eritrea? Why do not you do it yourself? This is double standard and selfish in my opinion. The finger that pulls the anticipated trigger does not only have to come from Eritrea but from anywhere in the world as well: It takes one day to fly from the States to, or drive from NaQfa to Asmara; I close my case.
My next question: is not communicating through this platform an ACTION? You need to remember that we built Afwerki’s cult to the point he could do anything he wanted to do to the society. It took a very long time for us to peacefully confront him on the merit, though we knew something was terribly wrong in our country since a while ago. We gave fear, peace, obedience, respect, patience, manipulation, deception, endless excuses, humiliation and hope a chance silently accepting the anarchic whipping of Afwerkism for this long.
The fact remains that the amount of trust we gave him had to naturally come down to the ground first before the momentum could shift in favor of the resistance. This equilibrium has been reached as a result of betrayal, endless suffering and awareness, currently overpowering the opposite pair in the duality (blind supporters or Afwerkists).
I congratulate you all for this achievement!
The debris accumulated in the downfall of Afwerki’s cult, however, need to be cleaned today through dialogue, education, debate, solid united front absent pretension, fear, HASADNET, greed, opportunism and power struggle.
What is apparent is that the FORTO incident could not have originated from the top-rank of the army since members of this class can afford to live well in the country. The dissatisfaction-induced pressure must have started at the bottom level of the army stratum (the oppressed soldiers), where the dirty job is performed with very little money or unquestionable labor-camp slavery. The main actors; the upper class members of the army then felt the heat and exploded it at FORTO. This is the reason why Afwerki cannot defuse the movement permanently; this is not something you stop by eliminating the leaders of the FORTO uprising; specially considering that there were other army units in the deal as well, that did not make it there as planed. This tells me that the entire army is aware of the problem and alert to bring change at the right time.
The time of course has arrived as witnessed in FORTO, though it may not have gone the way it was anticipated. This experience will make it better next time. Don’t feel disappointed by this; rather get motivated to enjoy the show with confidence that the suffering of the people will stop one day soon, while taking advantage of the stalemate to learn the process by which DEMOCRACY will be reduced to practice in next Eritrea
This is the best time for the youth to involve and focus forward. The success is just around the corner and it is yours already. You know that no one can run the country worse than Afwerki but are you ready to reconstruct the society in a civilized fashion from now on?
Dear family; Things are going in favor of the RESISTANCE but no Rome was built in one day and no reason to be desperate. There is a homework we have to do individually in order for civilized leaders to evolve out of the process. Please participate without expectation for every individual is equally responsible in this challenge. Chill, relax, do your part and enjoy the flow without emotional distress. The hardest part was to get here; the rest is down the hill. This is the time for us to get mentally ready for the next challenge so that no other Eritrean will anymore manipulate the society the way the last two home grown sold-outs did (Tedla Uqbit and Issaias Afwerki).
You need to watch out for sneaking opportunists who can steal your freedom again, through participation. Emotion and impatience won’t hit the mark, only reason and time do. Keep your optimism reasonably intact, but don’t expect things in a hurry and from others. Believe it or not things cannot go on this way indefinitely and the natural development of our crisis will take care of the rest. Remember that you are throwing a brick away from the debris of Afwerkism in this final cleaning process through your input: exchanging ideas is as good as pulling the trigger!
Enjoy tour moment!