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This is Your Revolution – Lead It!

Imagine having no opportunity to dream and strive to reach your full potential. Imagine watching your future pass by while living an unfulfilled life because you are one of the unlucky ones to be outside the circle of the well-connected who control the country.

Under the current system, only 0.5 percent of Ethiopian high school graduates have the opportunity to enter higher education, which is one of the lowest in the world; and the rest are left to face bleak futures. If you are one of the millions of Ethiopians who are fed up living a dreary and meaningless life under the ruthless TPLF regime, consider yourself one of the leaders of the upcoming revolution.

All major political changes often start small and at a local level. As such, you can be instrumental in igniting the Ethiopian revolution as Abdesslem Trimech did in Tunisia. To successfully direct this revolution, you need to start from your own family, and move on to convince your friends, neighbors and colleagues. The idea is to organize the society, one neighborhood at a time, while isolating TPLF and its cronies.

Once you have effectively organized your neighborhood, you can organize like-minded individuals into a group. This group will function to establish effective local based strategies that would:

a) Dismantle TPLF’s political and economic base;
b) Target TPLF‘s supporters and loyalists; and
c) Ignite and sustain a revolution.

Remember, 85 percent of Ethiopia is rural and that TPLF controls Ethiopia through kebele (local governments).You must work hard to make every kebele a TPLF Free Zone, and that starts with your own neighborhood. Amongst many other strategies, you must try to compile the names of TPLF collaborators in your kebele and begin to send them messages, directly or indirectly, to join the revolution or face justice in the post TPLF era.

Political change must come to Ethiopia to create a just and fair system for the youth, so they, too, have the opportunity to go after their dreams regardless of their places within the society. For that to happen, you must organize locally and devise strategies that would peacefully bring about democracy. As President Obama once said, “No one has written your destiny for you. Here in America, you write your own destiny. You make your own future.” The same should be the case in Ethiopia.

Commit yourself to doing your part in giving the youth of Ethiopia a chance to shape their own destiny. Make the month of May the beginning of the end of the Meles’ era! Believe in yourself, because you have the power to be a part of history.

Be ready to say enough is enough! BEKA!

The Ethiopian Revolution 2011

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