VOICE OF ASSENNA: interview with Akram Ismail Adem – ብዛዕባ ሃድን ኤምባሲ ኤርትራ ንኤርትራውያን ኣብ ካይሮ – 2ይ ክፋል



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  • Gezae April 29, 2018

    when I heard black propaganda on the Assenna always my crapometer goes off the scale. Because, some people are not aware and do not even feel that they are being pushed people in a certain direction. They purports to emanate from a source other than the true source. Sometimes the source is concealed or credited to a false authority and spreads lies, fabrications, and deceptions which relies on the willingness of the receiver to accept credibility. Most of the creators or senders of the black propaganda message do not adequately understand their intended audience.

    Anytime that I hear something of these types of creative deceit, I don’t believe it, I do not need confirmation too. So to day I want really little point to expound about Assana day to day propaganda. My opinion so as we are leaving the area of fallacies or deceptions. I think this is the difference between what some refer to as moral obligation vs moral opportunity. Because one would put himself at some level of risk, I view this as a moral obligation —an obligation to help another person at the risk of your own well being. This requires an rather quick evaluation of the situation to compare the benefits with the risks. I feel that we have no right to demand people jeopardize their own well being for the benefit of another. Overall, the net effect could be negative.
    So in short, we should encourage people to stop bullying just like we should encourage people to help with any social good. But encouragement should not be confused with demanding a moral obligation. But we should not bypass the bewilderment and labeling that person for his choice to intercede.For me, it is not in a context of argumentation (not really). Ignorance is generally not an excuse for fallacies. Thus, in fact, this fallacy is based on ignorance… the person making the statement being ignorant of the choices. If the person knows there are other choices but is not offering them, this is more of a form of manipulation.
    While it is possible to go into detail about each point, I am mainly concerned with 13 months kid stolen from her mother and deceptiveness. I are not advocating that propaganda is wrong; I have tried to show, that overall it is usually helpful to respond to messages ponder mindlessly, and that the truly only way to defend against it is to be more aware of the tactics being used like fish is to air as cat is to water. Car is to sky as plane is to ground. Glove is to feet as sock is to face. It’s simple, just think of some things and then swap them around.
    So in short, I should encourage people to stop bullying just like I should help with any social good. But encouragement should not be confused with demanding a moral obligation. Thus why what I today have come to a point where it is no longer even necessary for media institutions to attempt to hide and help blatant work of manipulating public, manufacturing consent, and creating winners and losers in the minds of the already brain washed public.
    However, the thing I wonder most is why here in Assenna blame PFDJ for everything? I’m pretty open minded. I like listening and watching most commentary. You just always have appetite to listen slanted ventilation’s. Truth is not allowed to get in this way. This’s slant and bias outright fabrication and deceit.
    Anyhow, here’s the payoff, I know you will inadvertently proving my point demagogue, specially my dear brother K.Tewelde, with your characterizations of difference with me. In my inference, actual absolutist doesn’t really exist much any more in Eritrea and the ones that do say are pretty much a joke. Calling someone a Nazi or a fascist is like the using ax behind the glass that says “break only in case of fire.” Yet, it is done all too often these days.
    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
    ― Theodore Roosevelt

  • Haile Berhane April 30, 2018

    By the way you are trying to defame a free website rather than criticize the brutal PFDJ. People are suffering under this evil regime. You know there is no free press, no election. no free movement, no parliament and no provision of basic commodities. In short everything is controlled. Unlike other countries no journalists are allowed and worst of all the youth must serve in the military for the whole of their life without pay. Are you trying to tell us that Eritrea under PFDJ is heaven? I am sure you know the truth but you were ordered to write this text by the Mafia regime. An example of PFDJ trying to coerce people even outside Eritrea is what their thugs tried to do in the Netherlands last year. Now that its base is being eroded it is becoming restless. I am sure its downfall is nearing. I wonder why this stupid guy is trying to attack Assena. If you want verification go to Cairo and try to oppose the PFDJ., They will eliminate you there and then.

    • Ghirmay April 30, 2018

      Haw Haile, this stupid arrogant so-called fake Gezae is just a talkative damaged monkey talking. We just have to wonder/find as who damaged him by showing him how to scribble so much garbage.

      • Gezae May 3, 2018

        I am not a fake Gezae. I am Gezae Tekie Asgodom. Most Sagm members know me as BiEmner or NEBSAY in Ethiopia. I am an independent ie I follow democratic policy rather than party. I am also critical supporter. I don’t think that is a coincidence. People are heavily invested in their ideologies. They consider them to be indivisible from their identity. So any “assault” on their ideology or believe is an assault on their identity.
        Few people have to ability to discuss something rationally and potentially have to admit that they might be wrong. They’d rather listen to the talking head then actually have to think.
        Because politics is a negotiation of (that sometimes turns into a struggle for) power between people’s conflicting values, beliefs, identities and visions – in short, the things that really matter to us, and sometimes they conflict in a way that is fundamentally irreconcilable. Engaging in politics doesn’t just challenge our ideas about what we want the Eritrea to be, it challenges our assumptions about what Eritrea is, and many people don’t react well to that.
        Because we have placed too much value on parties and people instead of principles. We have vested far too much time, money and tears in those two things. When our “side” fails us, we don’t want to admit we were wrong. It is too much to ask of most people. They would have to begin to question everything they have ever believed. Most people don’t want to do that.
        Principles are easy and consistent. We have most of them in common. Politics and politicians make excuses to abandon principles for the ends. Thus, the course is all about the rhetoric and how we “feel.”
        If we would put our faith in our national principles over our national interests we would find our way toward each other. Interests change. Principles are universal and eternal.
        In my opinion, media outlets should cut down on the anger and hatred that have become the norm in reader exchanges. “It’s valuable to allow all sides of an argument to be heard. But it’s not valuable for there to be personal attacks, or to have messages with an extremely angry tone. Even someone who is making a legitimate point but with an angry tone is hurting the nature of the argument, because they are promoting people to respond in kind,” he said. “If on a website comments are left up that are making personal attacks in the nastiest way, you’re sending the message that this is acceptable human behavior

        • Gezae May 3, 2018

          Correction BIEMNER is wrong read me as BIEMNET

          • Gezae May 3, 2018

            Correction HE said Read me “TERRY FOULT” he said

    • Gezae May 3, 2018

      Hey compatriots Why do you make things up? I am one who believes in a democratic reform. I am not one who said it is never appropriate to criticize a government. But I do believe there are constraints on your criticism. I also think that it is perfectly appropriate to debate our criticisms much like the way families discuss issues internally. But when we voice those issues outside of the family/unity, we need to be very deliberate in how we speak lest we destroy the family in the process. We must consider that if the government of Eritrea as country fall, it will not be replaced by forces that will move it farther along the road but backwards. That will strengthen the contemporarly enemies of our own liberation intrinsically connected to the government. So we ignore that fact of our own peril. Of course, we are likely to make critical thinking on basic value for democratic reform/change only insofar. Therefore, we must become practitioners of critical thought.
      So I really disregard, your responses are sheer lunacy . Lets tell you the truth, unless you’re in a position to make a difference politically. You’ve signed up for a rally or donation really doesn’t matter. Sure, understandably, every press is biased because it is depend in self interest. if we are speaking of the Assenna Medium then exteemly anti-PFDJ/PIA. Period. Therefore it is neither necessary nor appropriate in particularly.
      Because we are human and have egos that are catered to instead of challenged by sound logic, morality, and optimism. There is even a hormone that anger gives a 90 second pleasure feel, but no one is taking a deep long breath before jumping back on the hate train. Fear mongering media would rather more biased than practice journalistic integrity, and promote multi-thousands infotainers that do not know the extent of the damage they do by preaching from the extreme and calling their adversaries evil.
      I know percisely politics provides a hiding place for both the good and the bad by blurring them together so no one knows who is who. We, as the common people, as the outsiders, do not understand it. Cannot trust it. Because we are not inside that circle. It is both the understanding of the horrors within, as well as the misunderstandings of the sacrifices that has to be made in this dangerous game, that makes people angry. They become highly proficient at finding evidence that supports their ludicrous beliefs but their viewpoints are so constricted that they can’t see the forest for the trees.

      However, we most of us residing in a free country, we depend on the media for information about our country and others. If the press or media sounds the alarm about some danger, we have to pay attention and obviousely suspition. If we have lost confidence because of its extremely biases – then there’s a good chance we’ll ignore it. And that could be also dangerous.
      Do you understand many people decide to make changes in their daily lives based on anecdotes, or stories. For example, let’s say that of AMAR . Although this type of story is very common, it lacks critical-thinking skills. If we examine this anecdote a little more carefully, you should be able to understand why? How? Is this conclusion based on evidence or gut feelings? I understand, sometimes the topic of discussion is more personal for one person while it’s just politics for the other person –worse yet, a game.We can think of lots of examples here, I’m sure.Sometimes the person is attacking and then playing innocent with “it’s just politics.”It depends a lot on the situation. Finally, while I’m of the opinion that offense isn’t useful for much, anger is, and politics deals with important things, things that are worth getting angry about.

  • Gezae May 3, 2018

    Correction: I wrote wrongly his name is not AMAR I think he is AKRAM Thanks

    • Tiblets May 3, 2018

      Can you possibly be corrected/mended at any psychiatric hospital urgently? We will even contribute towards your medications and rehabilitation costs, but if you only get id done sooner!

      • Tiblets May 3, 2018

        Please read as “it” instead of ‘id’, but if you only get it done sooner! Many thanks.

  • YORDANOS May 3, 2018

    ብድምር ሓሶት ዘረባ ፥ ዓብደልሃዲ ዝበሃል ቀጣፊ ሰብ ብርሃጽ ደቀንስትዮ ዝጻወት ኣብ ምስግጋር ሰብ ዝነጥፍ ዝተፈላለየ ኣስማት ዘለዎ ብጸጥታ ግብጺ ዝድለ ኣዚዩ ርጉም ሰብ ኢዩ፡ እዚ ኣክራም ዝበሃል ብዙሕ ናይ ነፍሱ ጸገማት ምስ ሱዳናውያን ጋንገርስ ዘለዎ ሰብ ኮይኑ በቲ ዝኣተዎ ናይ ረብሓ ጸገማት ንሳቶም ኢዮም ሃሪሞሞ፡ ሓንቲ ሓቂ እንተሊያ ኤምባሲ ስርዓት ህግደፍ ነቲ ወዲ 1 ዓመት ህጻን ወዲ ዓብደልሃዲ ብ ሓይሎም መንጢሎም ን ኣዲኡ ኣረኪቦም፡ ካልእ ግን ኩሉ እቲ ዘረባ ጽውጽዋይ ኢዩ።

    • Tiblets May 3, 2018

      Thank you sister Yordanos, we believe your true stories 100% than that full fiction and fabricated moslem lies/child stories. All we care about is that the innocent child is in safe hands with his mother.