In Search of Liberty

Preamble: This is a reaction to the Letter by the “Eritrean People’s Movement for Justice --An Eritrean-American Civic Organizations” to the “Honorable Tibor Nagy, United States of America,  State Department, Assistant Secretary of Africa”. The letter

Preamble: This is a reaction to the Letter by the “Eritrean People’s Movement for Justice –An Eritrean-American Civic Organizations” to the “Honorable Tibor Nagy, United States of America,  State Department, Assistant Secretary of Africa”. The letter is commendable by itself. But, it has to be clear that my commentary (reaction) is NOT about the Group per se. It has to do ONLY on the general aspect of the responsibility of ERITREANS living abroad, comfortably. With this clarification, I wish to offer my rightful OPINION as an Eritrean.

Commentary, 21 Sept 2018

It is said that there are about eighty (80) Opposition Eritrean Parties outside Eritrea, supposedly “struggling” to FREE Eritrea from the claws of Issayas Afewerki Abraha, who was part of the Eritrean Struggle for Liberation but eventually ending as self-appointed President and absolute Dictator for twenty-seven (27) years >>> and still aiming for Life, and probably handing over to his groomed son.  [Dear Reader: Thank you for your patience to read an introductory paragraph  of a SINGLE sentence structure of 63-words ! At the risk of being ፈሲሕ I may challenge Hemingway!!!!!! ]

If Eritreans truly want to have an INDEPENDENT, FREE ERITREA, wouldn’t it be sensible to have ONE SINGLE FORCE that would be taken seriously in International Forum? Imagine, for example, going to the United States Congress with a SINGLE FORCE presenting a single unambiguous political proposal for MUTUAL benefit. That would be ‘something’.  NO country, of any meaningful political/economical structure, will spend its valuable time on fragmented political parties, mushrooming every day, at every corner, for any reason.  ERITREANS at this point of history – very sad to say — are NOT important. What is important to International geopolitical agenda are: LOCATION, POLITICAL IMPORTANCE; and above all  NATURAL RESOURCES . Eritrea meets those ‘qualifications’ as an attractive land to explore and exploit.  Eritrea can also be disintegrated as a result of those three factors  and nobody would care. After all, it was not far away when Eritrea was slated for fragmented real estate [ጉዚ] ።

Dear Eritreans: The time is way over due for us to come to our senses and SET ASIDE our parochial fixation on RELIGION & REGION and come out to SAVE Eritrea as ONE entity with a common GOAL for the benefit of ALL ERITREANS. There is nothing wrong in having diverse belief in supernatural matters as well as diverse society.  What is important is a common structure for our common survival; for our common  living; for our reciprocal respect upon each other. If America can do it, why not Eritrea?!?!  Am I off my rocker???!!!!!!!!

Appeal to ERITREAN Intellectuals:                                                                                                                                                                                                   At present there are about six to eight groups presumably wrecking their brains to liberate Eritrea from its indigenous dictator – Issayas Afewerki Abraha and his future replacement Son. Wouldn’t it be easier and effective to work together in one UNION and liberate Eritrea as a cohesive United Eritrean State? There is no question that the collective Eritrean Scholars are genuinely capable force to save Eritrea from disintegration. Going back to historical fact, it was ONLY ‘YESTERYEARS’ [so to say] that Eritreans,  in varied fields of profession, SERVED /SAVED ETHIOPIA >>> [YES! ETHIOPIA] <<< in various economic infrastructure. Why can’t ERITREANS save their own ERITREA at a crucial moment of TIME?  There must be something psychological phenomenon to arrest the RATIONAL MIND of ERITREANS at a critical moment preventing it from achieving its historical ambition to be FREE and stand on its own. Are WE destined to be the historical definition of “CLASSICAL TRAGEDY” >>> where one is aware of thy weakness, admitting it to be thy NATURE?  HAVE WE REACHED THAT STAGE? THE END

Post Script:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Just a reminder: The gallant, world renowned Eritrean Liberation Fighters [ተጋደልቲ], are now above the traditional retirement age of 70-years, some of them having joined The Struggle [ገድሊ] at the incredible age of 14 years. We are – We should be – indebted to them, eternally, regardless of our strange behaviour of destroying ourselves >>>THERE IS NO SCAPING FROM THAT HISTORICAL GUILT – especially in the face of about 4,000 (wild guess) Eritrean Scholars of the Highest Order, Graduates of Ivy League Western Universities around the Globe. They could not SAVE Eritrea. If it is a bizarre consolation, it is exactly the same through out the “Dark” Continent of our Beloved Africa.

Rezen

aseye.asena@gmail.com

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  • Gezae September 22, 2018

    Two roads diverged in a path,
    I really sorry I could not travel both
    Recognize be one traveler, long I stood
    I just watched down as far as I could
    To where it bent in the undergrowth;
    Then took the other, as just as fair, and worth
    Having perhaps the better claim
    Because it was grassy and wanted costume;
    Though as for that, the passing there
    Had worn them really about the same,
    And both that morning equally lay
    In leaves no step had trodden black away.
    Oh, I marked the first for another day!
    Yet knowing how way leads on to alley
    I doubted if I should ever come back.
    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a way, and I once,
    I took the one less traveled by occurrence,
    Finally that has made all the difference

  • ዝበረቐ ጽሓየይ September 23, 2018

    ኤርትራ ትኣክል ሓንቲ ቅጭኖሲ 80 ተቓወምቲ ጉጅለታት ውሒዶማ , ተቓውሞ ኤርትራ ካብ 80 ንላዕሊ ክጸውር ኣይክእልንዩ ክንብል ዶ ኣለና ? እቶም ወዲ ኣውራጅኦሞ ስለዘይኮነ , ምስ ወያነ ኮይኑ ስለዝወቖዖም ,ወዲ ተንቤን ምኽዋኑ , ቁርኣን ስለ ዘይቀርእ ,ኣብሪቕ ስለ ዘይገብር , ኮተሊኽ ስለዘይኮነ ወዘተ ዝጸልእዎ ከመይ ጌሮም ብሓደ ክመጹ ጀሊኻዮሞ ?

    • Hagherawi September 23, 2018

      Uncle Siye

      Why you are making fun of Eritrea’s problems ?
      Issu is someone like you who hates the very people who loved him.
      You people are showing us how much you hate us.
      We will prevail .

  • Haregot September 23, 2018

    Source: http://www.Meskerem.net

    ሓያሎ ኣባላት ጸጥታ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ፣ ናብ ኢትዮጵያ ኣትዮም ከምዘለዉ ምንጭታት ሬድዮ ኤረና ሓቢሮም።

    እዞም ብሽዱሽተ ላንድ ክሩዘር ዝዓይነተን መካይን ናብ ኢትዮጵያ ኣትዮም ዘለዉ ኣባላት ጸጥታ፣ ዝርዝር ኣስማት ናይ ዝደልዩዎም ሰባት ሒዞም ከምዘለዉ’ዩ እቲ ዝበጽሓና ሓበሬታ ዘመልክት።
    ዛጊት ተረኺቡ ብዘሎ ሓበሬታ፣ ቁጽሪ’ቶም ኣባላት ጸጥታ ልዕሊ 20 ምዃኑ፣ ብፍላይ ኣብ ከተማ ኣዲስ ኣበባ ከኣ ኣብ ፍሉያት ከባቢታት ክንቀሳቐሱ ምዃኖምን እዩ ዝግለጽ። ቀንዲ ተልእኾ’ዞም ጸጥታ፣ ኣገደስቲ ንዝበልዎም ኤርትራውያን ኣብ ምድላይ ክዋፈሩ፣ ነቶም ድሮ ኣድራሽኦም ፈሊጦሞም ዘለዉ ከኣ ብዘይድሌቶም ማለት ጨውዮም ናብ ኤርትራ ክመልስዎም እዮም ዝብል ገምጋም ከምዘሎ ምንጭታትና ብተወሳኺ የረድኡ።

    እዘን ቀንዲ ዒላማ ኮይነን ዘለዋ ከባቢታት ኣዲስ ኣበባ ሃያ ሁለት፣ ጎፋ መብራት ሃይል፣ ጆሞን ከባቢኡን ብጻዕቂ ኤርትራውያን ዝቕመጡዎ ከባቢታት ምዃነን ተፈሊጡ’ሎ።

    እዞም ንጭውያ ተዋፊሮም ከምዘለዉ ዝሕበር ዘሎ ኣባላት ጸጥታ ምኩራትን፣ ንነዊሕ ዓመታት ኣብ ስለያን ጸጥታን ዝሰርሑ ገዳይም ምዃኖም ምንጭታትና ብተወሳኺ ይገልጹ

  • ዝበረቐ ጽሓየይ September 24, 2018

    ኢሳያስ ,ነዞም ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ ኾይኖም ክትፎ ዝበልዑ ዘለዉ ተቓወምቲ ግደፍ እንጀርኦም ኣይትዕጸወሎም 2% ናይቲ መኣዶም ኩላሶታት ክሰዱልካ እዮም

  • Kidane September 24, 2018

    Dear Rezen; I agree with you 1000%. For more than two decades our brothers in the opposition camp have been visiting the State Department in fragmentation meeting with lower level officers I may add. This was an insult not only to them but also to us all who couldn’t master a plan of unity. Now that you found the disease like many Eritreans before you I would like to know you would diagnose it. As we all know, it took us immeasurable sacrifice to drive out the colonists. Similarly, our freedom will require some more sacrifice. Are you ready? If you are; count me in. You can start right here in this forum any day.

  • ዝበረቐ ጽሓየይ September 25, 2018

    ‘ንኹላትና ኤርትራውያን ደለይቲ ሰላም መንእሰያት ኣዝማድና ወጻኢ ከነምጽእ ዓቢ ዕድል ‘
    ባሕሪ ሓይሊ ኤርትራ ተሳናቢቱ ሓይሊ ኣየር እውን እቲ ውጥን ጀሚርዎ ኣሎ . በቲ ስምምዕ መሰረት ሓይሊ ኢትዮጵያ ክሕልወና ክጅምርዩ .ብዙሓት ኣምሓራን ኦሮሞን ኣውፈርቲ ንኤርትራ ጅዳ ኸምስልዋ ኣትዮም ኣለዉ . ብሓድሽ ሕጊ ውርሻ ኣቦይ ዞብሃል ገዛ ይኹን ግራት ተሪፉ ! መታን እቶም ሓደሽቲ ኢትዮጵያውያን መውፈርቲ መታን ገዛን ንብረትን ክረኽቦ.
    proud to be a citizen of horn of africa , no more eritrea or Ethiopia !

  • Sol September 25, 2018

    Ethiopia, due to lack of equality, justice and freedom since it’s formation is in the brink of collapse and disintegration thus PMAA has to work hard to keep it intact and to refrain from helping the Eritrean predator IA to execute his conspiracy against Eritrean people.

  • Temesgen September 25, 2018

    Eritreans had far better freedom and tranquility under the older brutal Dergie/Mengiye and Haileslassie’s feudal rules.

    • Temesgen September 25, 2018

      Under the old brutal Mengistu H/mariam and H/slassie’s feudal rules than the current brutal so called tegadeltis.

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