Allah may give the wicked many chances to remorse and shape up but does not guarantee them everlasting support; rather leaves them face the consequence of the sins at the end of their melancholic role
Allah may give the wicked many chances to remorse and shape up but does not guarantee them everlasting support; rather leaves them face the consequence of the sins at the end of their melancholic role in society. God does his magic in mysterious ways when he gets tired of giving a chance to the adamant. He designs an effective way out for a society from its oppressors. He allows societies to suffer the result of their illusive success as well though, specially when said success exasperates the arrogance and rigidity within the people. The immediate cost of chauvinism and overthrowing emperor Haileselassie was Mengistu Hailemariam for Ethiopians who had to go through humiliating experience to land in their current more realistic state of mind that has so far produced a better developmental environment in the country. Humiliation shifted the arrogant and exceptionalist Ethiopian mindset to the current relatively modest and promising state of mind.
In our case, no one can deny that the selflessness of our freedom fighters in the struggle for independence and the ultimate success in winning the war with Ethiopia had boosted our ego to the point of considering our fighters the most determined of them all, and our people the most advanced and companionate in the continent. Reality, however, showed us that the old freedom fighters and the current Generals and Commanders that we bet on their determination and selflessness have been obediently serving the dictator instead of the people needless to mention that our opposition camp could not even unite based on the most fundamental issues of the Eritrean people’s democratic dream. I don’t know about you and don’t care how you justify your nature but the Eritrean culture cannot exempt itself from causing the character of its people a way or another, only time in free Eritrea will tell where we messed up and how. The result was nevertheless nothing but compromising the essence of freedom for individuality and suffering the consequence of our illusive exceptionality and misconstrued concept of success till this moment in time.
Now that we have learned a lot about humility through the cost of our weaknesses and God is tired of the dictator’s rigidity and the uselessness of the dominant political parties, what else may he have arranged for us the Eritreans in this fight for freedom and democracy against the dictatorship and selfish politicians? Have we paid enough to take good advantage of our situation to change it through the only available strategy of success in the opposition camp? Are you going to continue dwelling on events and tragedies rather than the vision that takes you to Asmara?
Clear is that we Eritreans have finally found a political vision after long cyclic illusions. We seem to have exited from entertaining endless events and grievances to concentrating on the political strategy offered by our intellectuals in Europe: there is a focus now better than any other time in the past that we can utilize to solve our problems. Apparently, the bottom-up or grassroots philosophy of crafting a transition government of Eritrea may have been born in America but it appears like it is being better crystallized in Europe by the group called OUR VOICE behind a strong support of Assenna et al. In this promising movement, the creators of the philosophy seem to be invisible and mostly verbalwhile OUR VOICE, invisible and mostly literal. I don’t know how the two elements of the philosophy relate to each other but I don’t see any collective assignment carried on to date, at least from practical point of view to confidently comment on. We have not heard about American version of OUR VOICE and never witnessed the implementation of the philosophy by OUR VOICE yet but the adopters of the philosophy (OUR VOICE) appear to be ahead of its creators in at least literally providing the strategy in so far as my observation is concerned; of course in its incomplete format!
The question is where in the planet should we initiate the first phase of this philosophy from conducive circumstantial points of view?
Leaving the creators of the philosophy in the US aside because of lack of information and invisible activity, I am forced to only focus on OUR VOICE in this input though we still don’t know the individuals within and I have no idea when they will come out of their veil. There is no doubt though that their opacity has caused a problem with all its said advantages in line. It has so far stopped them from conducting meetings through direct contact with the people at minimum.
What we know is that we were told they were from London, the home town of Assenna et al where the strongest website has adopted the philosophy to the best interest of our people whether by coincidence or by mutual understanding as witnessed in Aman’s recent engagement with the people. The question remains as to when they may disclose themselves and start the mission practically?
As a matter of necessity, we should start the first stage of the mission somewhere as soon as possible and two important aspects of the situation should dictate the terms in my opinion: solid organization and a substantially strong media in the opposition camp.
To me, the US version of OUR VOICE does not practically exist in view of information exchange with the people and associated activities. Neither is there a website as strong, supportive and decisive as Assenna in the US to help the situation. Asmarino and Awate are tripping in their confinement about the situation of the Eritrean people with no creativity to generate a solution or vested interest following the only solution on the table (OUR VOICE’s grassroots movement). They are only talking about what is happening in the wounded nation, period! And that, every Eritrean knows by now!
With the giant Civic and Humanitarian Organizations keeping silent, Meskerem hanging on confused between butt-licking and day-dreaming and Asmarino and Awate running out of steam on either creating or adopting a political vision, Assenna without a doubt stands the tallest in this aspect, taking a clear political position on the grass-root based roadmap to democracy in our country. This is a blessing to our society my dear Eritreans, although sad at the same time thinking about how much more we could have achieved with all the others elements of the fight backing up the movement full speed ahead! Nevertheless, I congratulate the Assenna team for its clear position on the road map to Asmara and Aman in particular for his extreme hard work transmitting the message to the people.
In comparison, the combination of OUR VOICE and Assenna et al should make England the best place to start electing the committees that would eventually evolve to said COUNCIL assumed to be responsible for democratizing Eritrea at the end of the road. The reason is simple!
The first experimentation in London under the direct supervision of OUR VOICE and Assenna et al will certainly establish the best scenario of electing local committees in Europe.
Eritreans in the rest of England and elsewhere would then be greatly energized by the development to carry out their respective elections based on the lessons and challenges learned from the London experience. Success in London will cause success in England and the rest of Europe and the bliss will be contagious to our community all over the world. It will reflect here in America with strong potency as a matter of circumstantial obligation if not for anything else. The rest will simply follow whether you think otherwise or not; it will rejoice for it would have no choice!
In the mean time, the creators of the philosophy in the US should start US version of OUR VOICE as soon as possible as an integral part of the home base in London to carry out the duty of electing the committees in North America until the continental leadership is established. I modestly remind Professor Araya et al to think about this very seriously and I am ready to assist in my best capacity for this to take place! Just collect us to form the American version and that is all you have to do my dear professor for the rest will flow with the flow as a function of its natural chemistry! I must. Nevertheless tell you that we in America are far behind and must catch up soon! Please concentrate on building the mission depending on supporting resources without being deterred by the reactionary forces in the intellectual camp! Please do this Mr. professor as soon as you can!
But I wonder how dictators fall at the end of their troublesome life and how Allah finally creates the situation of their breakdown before they understand what the heck was going on. You find them in the tunnels, graveyards or rat holes fully armed but refusing to kill themselves until society sucks them out of there and roasts them like a barbeque chicken in their farewell to hell. The time limit for Afwerki to dike under God’s protection is ver. There is nowhere to hide, nowhere to run, just waiting for the turn in line but the destiny of our people depends on how we take advantage of Allah’s disappointment on the dictatorship!
It is not by sheer coincidence folks; that OUR VOICE and Assenna et al met in London but by spiritual forces beyond our imagination. I believe the extra determined Amman can deliver the first successful committee in London to show the rest of our Diaspora the light inside the dark! I believe OUR VOICE can successfully build the foundation of electing the committees in London taking full advantage of Assenna et al’s recent infatuation with its political philosophy. I do believe that God stationed Assenna et al and OUR VOICE in London on purpose to initiate the most critical action of the fight to democratic Eritrea. Let the torch flame in London and the spirit diffuse beyond! Ajoka Aman! God gave the Eritreans you and the VOICE needs your help and WELIALOM ITI SHIG AB LONDON! Help God for selecting you to change the terrible situation of our people. I can assure you that you can do it with our support no matter how tiresome and I love you.