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  1. Do not disturb! I am doing my homework.

    Unity: With whom?

    Planning: What?

    Discipline: For what?

    Before someone commits himself, his time, his energy, and his money to an organization or institution, he must first carefully examine the nature of the organization and the people in that organization. Knowing ahead of time the nature of the organization and the people who run the organization would help him avoid the latter problems that come after one has joined the organization without studying and analyzing it carefully.

    For example, the Amharas want unity, but with whom? The Oromos want unity, but with whom? And the rest of the other Ethiopian tribes also want unity, but still with whom? The Scripture is right when it says, “Do not plow with an ox and a donkey yoked together” (Deuteronomy 22:10).

    Donkey and Ox are two different animals; they both equally serve their master, but the way each animal performs the service is different: the master of the two animals must know how the two animals would give him the best services; therefore, he must yoke the ox with another ox instead of yoking it with the donkey and plow his field efficiently if the farmer wants to get a good result. On the other hand, the donkey’s duty is to carry the farm products from home to the market.

    Oromos, Amharas, and the rest of the other Ethiopian tribes are all wonderful human beings; they can be yoked together and give the best services to their country, Ethiopia. However, one must understand a farmer cannot simply take the oxen out of the herd and yoke them to plow his field without first giving each one of them a proper training even though the training can be sometimes very painful to the oxen.

    In the same way, a good leader gives adequate training to the people with whom he wants to form a unity government to topple down the ruling party. He could not simply invite every person to join his unity government without understanding each person’s desire, will, determination, and absolute dedication to serve the unity government and to have unshakable faith in that institution.

    There may be some Ethiopians who do not fit to be yoked together with the Oromos, the Amharas, and with the rest of the Ethiopian tribes; they may still give good services to the unity government, and the donkey from the above example represents these types of people. Therefore, the burden falls on the leader of the unity government to know which people do not want to join the unity government but want to give their best services to the unity government in a different way.

    It is not easy to educate in a democratic way 80 million Ethiopians to join a unity government, but it can still be done by galvanizing millions of dedicated Ethiopians to teach the other Ethiopians the same principles over and over again, and the principles are rules and standards of good behavior of each member of the unity government.

    Planning: What type of planning, and who would be the planners? Planning to dissolve the corrupt Woyanne regime requires the best planners from all the Ethiopian tribes. One of the duties of the leader of a unity government is to search the best minds from all the Ethiopian regions and give them a guide to bring a good comprehensive plan that the rest of us would follow honestly and earnestly. For example, when robbers want to rob a bank, they go first to the bank, study the accurate location of the bank, become familiar with the building (how many doors it has, how many security guards are guarding the building, and what types of people are working at the counter), and finally hit the bank and run away with millions of dollars. They can be caught, or they may never be caught; all depends on their planning. Hence, if our planners plan very carefully, it is obvious we will rob Meles of his power without firing a shot and without having blood shed. There are many countries in Africa as well as in other countries that have succeeded in toppling down their governments without any killings of innocent citizens. We must send some of our planners to these countries to learn from them the techniques of overthrowing a regime without terrorizing the civilians. We understand Mahatama Gandhi’s and Martin Luther King’s Nonviolence is one of the best ways to bring down the unjust rulers, but, unfortunately, most of us are impatient; we want a quick result, and Meles knows we are impatient, but he is not in a hurry to give up his power without a bloody fight.

    Discipline: Most of the American urban schools are failing because many of the students do not behave very well in the classroom: They lack discipline; they don’t respect their teachers, and they don’t do their homework, so they fail and finally quit school all together.

    Discipline is very important in all fields, especially in the battle field; an army general who has a well-trained and disciplined army has always the upper hand in defeating his enemy very easily. Some people get easily fat because they do not know how to discipline themselves in eating food; they consume, at any time, any food they get. In the same way, we cannot defeat Meles Seitanawi (Zenawi) unless we see order and discipline in our leaders; therefore, it is up to the planners to pick up orderly and well-disciplined leaders who die for their country, fighting our enemy, the Woyanne regime. Discipline, no doubt, requires self-denial, absolute commitment, productive duty, and love of one’s country. For example, our sister, Ms. Birtukan Mideksa struggled hard to democratize Ethiopia, and she was jailed two times. Finally, as a human being, she gave up the struggle. Discipline requires a leader who denies his/her family for the greater cause of a country. Nelson Mandela is a disciplined person who stayed in jail for 20 years; in those years he was in jail, his primary thoughts were for the freedom of his people, leaving behind his family and his close friends. It was Jesus who said to the person who wanted to go back home and said good-bye to his family before he followed Jesus: “No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:61-62). This means any leader after he has been chosen to lead an organization should not look back to his family, to his property, and to his friends, but he must serve the organization with complete dedication till the end until those people who put him there recall him for good or bad.

    After Samson had slaughtered many people and destroyed numerous properties, his wife was amazed by the power he possessed, so she repeatedly pestered him to tell her the source of his power.

    We know Meles Seitanawi (Zenawi) has slaughtered many innocent Ethiopians, sent many of them to jail, some of them to exile, and the properties he has appropriated to himself and to his crime family without compensation to those who lost their possessions are recorded in the history book.

    If Jezebel (Azeb) asks her husband as the wise Biblical woman, Delilah, asked her husband Samson where the source of his power was, what would Meles say? We know Samson finally revealed to Delilah that the source of his power was his hair. However, Meles could not say the source of his power is in his hair because he doesn’t have enough hair on his head as we all know.

    In fact, the main sources of Meles’ power are telling a lie and his Tegaru army; the Church is too weak, and it cannot be the source of his power. The Ethiopian people are too poor, and they cannot be the sources of his power. The west is unpredictable, and it cannot be the source of his power; therefore, the only main sources of his power for 20 years have been lies, cheating, stealing ballots from the ballot boxes, deceiving the west, and enjoying the complete submission of his Tegaru army to him.

  2. Assta B. Gettu,
    Your contribution to this topic is eloquently well thought out.
    In your conclusion, one might include this very subject matter is another source of Meles’s power: The lack of unity, planning and discipline of the opposition to some extent ( people may not have to continue to be fixated on Kinijit’s rise and fall. By now, lessons learnt should help).

    Some organizations and diaspora media have continued to be consistent in their service and other alternative ways are developing (The new Ethiopia’s Heritage …, ESATv, young Ethio-American organizations etc. There is also adding to The Ethiopian Constitution or the very regime playing a double standard as it fits, media monopoly and restriction on independent press.

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