Subject: The Ever-Elusive True Liberation that Eritrea Never Achieved
Subject: The Ever-Elusive True Liberation that Eritrea Never Achieved Quote: “some one took us to the market and sold us like a herd of goats for a chunk of change.” k. tewolde , 14 March 2019
Subject: The Ever-Elusive True Liberation that Eritrea Never Achieved
Quote: “some one took us to the market and sold us like a herd of goats for a chunk of change.” k. tewolde , 14 March 2019 ‘ Unquote. Wow! What an insightful remark! It says it all; and the mirror is in front of us as if awaiting a further guidance (deliverance) from our own ዓዘቕቲ ።
THANKS, k. tewolde. True to your conviction at a young age, you are STILL fighting to liberate Eritrea >>> this time, may I say, from our own self-inflicted wounds. We plunged into it, with open eyes, but only to lose our way out. We fought among ourselves in desperation – a camouflage for something that we never want to admit and accept. As the age-old saying goes, ‘those who hide their wounds wound-up losing their legs’ <<< something like that!
Let me be on a safe ground where we still have our limbs and legs!!! We need indigenous intellectuals to write meaningful dissertation, assisted by their Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degrees, that could have a calming effect upon the inhabitancy on our ‘seemingly’ cursed land. We have nothing else to latch to!!! Hence, we are wandering around the Globe with nothing tangible to latch to but a sweet dream for a great statehood that would be looming out for us — as the saying goes – to “live happily ever after”. Observe the petty acrimony that we have among multitude opposition parties on a fictitious COMMON agenda that we deceivably trumpet, without a shame. In short, we are inherently, and hopelessly, divided by parochial matters rather than facing and dealing with the essential singular matter i.e. the LIBERATION of OURSELVES as ONE PEOPLE. How on earth could we have a disagreement upon such a fundamental concept of humanity? Obviously, it is a norm in our Eritrea to squabble!!! No wonder WE ERITREANS are notoriously wanderers around the Globe with our individual talents [envied by others at a particular period of time which has “gone with the wind”] in all fields of endeavour. We are now relegated to be loyal and dedicated servitude to others, as usual. Turn the first few pages of our history and you shall find the truism of that assertion. It is not a dramatic exaggeration. Our History is overwhelmed by that mysterious phenomenon i.e. we are loyal to OTHERS; but NOT to/among OURSELVES for a common good!!! If this is not BIZARRE, what else is there to fit that expression.
In such an atmosphere, let the noble truth be told that www.assenna.com have been very tolerant to our abusive character; gnawing upon each other with name callings; and even destroying the names of others who are not even participants at assenna.com!!! Obviously, we have made a career out of such behaviour. Consciously or unconsciously, our respective parochial matters like religion, region, tribe, etc are more important than the grand noble idea of being ONE INDEPENDENT STATE for the benefit of ALL It seems it is not in our psyche; hence, we can’t help it. As the Tigrigna wisdom goes >>> ኣብዚ ካይኮና፣ ኣብቲ ካይኮና፣ ዙራሙሮ ኮይና ተሪፍና ። And sadly, no force on earth can snatch out THAT situation from us, as long as we are hopelessly tuned to our fragmented parochial prism.
Where do we go from here? Would it be cruel to repeat, once more, that WE ERITREANS are destined to be in our own confusing world of ‘NO WHERE and EVERYWHERE’ >>> meaning we are the ponies of a chess game utilized by indigenous leader as well as players on the chess board of international politics. We are even entertaining the incredible idea of letting bygones be bygones and JOIN ETHIOPIA, body and soul, against whom Eritrea fought for thirty years (1961 -1991) for Liberation – at horrendous sacrifice. Why did we then – logic begs — sacrifice so dearly if only to be back to Square One [the status quo], as we were for seemingly time immemorial? We know the answer, but adamant not to enunciate it and face the problem for a solution i.e. working together in ONE MIND SET for OUR OWN destiny. And so, it would not be exaggeration to contemplate that we are heading to disintegration by ourselves without outside forces!!! Consequently, and psychologically, we tend to be mesmerized and comfortable with well-known field of SERVITUDE in Life. It is a sad phenomenon of repressiveness for a people endowed with sharp mentality, dexterity and undying love for their country [unless those words are simply nice adjective melodies to our ears]. Indeed, we are mysterious people >>> May I dare say ጽቡቕ ዘየፍትወልና ? Or for sure, it comes to mind the immortal poetry of ሰለሞን ብርሃነ ሠንጋል, entitled “ባርነት ዘይጸግብ ህዝቢ” OCTOBER 9, 2018, www.assenna.com, will hit home hard. Alas! we will NOT feel it, as we refuse to examine and accept OUR INHERENT problems (1). And no mountainous insults and derogatory labeling on the Internet would change the facts. We are stuck with our sectorial respective definition of “ERITREA”; hence, tantamount to delineating our FRAGMENTED DESTINY.
Dear Readers, prove me wrong but you have the obligation to come up with a solution to create harmony among ourselves, on the same wave length, for the same end result: i.e. a) for a liberated democratic Eritrea; b) for the benefit of Eritreans, regardless of religion, region, tribes and even skin colours [Oh Good Lord, have Mercy upon us]; and c) for an equal partnership with the rest of Nations around the Globe. If you find my commentary to be verbiage [which I tend to admit] please cut it into pieces, to your heart’s content, throw it to the waste basket and go to the cardinal objective >>> if you can: i.e. the attainment of Liberty, Democracy, Justice, Equality, and Prosperity with Health for the ERITREAN PEOPLE, NOT FOR INDIVIDUAL ENTITIES >>> for a change!!! (2) THE END
(1) I remember when self-anointed respectable writers used to denigrate others for any reason that they saw fit to do so – especially if they face differing views. But then seemingly ‘professional insulters’ came along and really shook the self-appointed defender of Eritrea with profanity they cannot withstand. Tit-for- double tat! Consequently, those who liked to denigrate others were quick to appeal/complain/suggest to Management of www.assenna.com to do something about the ‘savage marauders’, accusing them of destroying the website – completely unaware [and in denial mode] that THEY THEMSELVES were the civil engineers of the road leading to rowdiness!!! Stay tuned!!!
(2) By the way, what is the definition of “ERITREANESS”? What factors are relevant to label a person as “ERITREAN”? Who is more “ERITREAN” than the next person in the land mass labelled as “ERITREA”? What factors should a person aspire to become “ERITREAN” than the next person? Would it be sane and healthy for a self-appointed vigilante to determine ‘WHO IS WHO’ in the land mass labelled “ERITREA”? Finally, who determined the citizenship of a person named “ERITREAN”. The string of questions arose [with frightening horror] as a result of observation that certain commentators seem to be experts in classifying who is who [race, origin and all] for future ERITREA. Of course, they are in total comfort in their newly adopted countries – at sufficiently far away distance from the everlasting quarrelsome Eritrea. With such security, they have nothing to lose and consequently use www.assenna.com as a perfect past time arena to insult others to their hearts content until nature calls them for judgement. May the Almighty, up in Heaven, help Eritrea to find its way to sanity – somehow.