The Battle to Keep Racism Alive
Posted: Bitootessa/March 4, 2014
By Rundassa Asheetee*
There is no doubt that all ethnic groups of the Ethiopian empire are victims of the political catastrophe that the Abyssinian kings and clergymen have created.
Thought such catastrophe can and should be left behind as history, the Abyssinians, who interpret this catastrophe as a noble work based on their narrow perspectives, have opened unhealthy conversations between them and their victims. Interestingly, this situation allowed the minority Tigre tribe to rule the country for 23 years with iron fist, and the tribe is going to stay in power as long as past continues to occupy, disturb and divide the people of the Ethiopian empire, particularly the Oromo and the Amhara.
One way of finding meaningful and accurate reasons that have contributed to these misunderstandings is the poisonous opinions that old dying racist men, like Getachew Haile, and Getachew’s parents’ slaves, such as the Larebos, are spewing against the Oromo people. As far I can see, Amhara’s dying black Hitlers, such as Getachew Haile and the likes, are so angry and restless by the victory that the Oromo people have scored, and they are spiting out the filth of hatred in which they were born and raised with.
In contrast to the Oromo and other nations’ historians and educated men and women, racist men, such as Getachew Haile, like to stress certain basic Amhara specifics, consistent with their clergymen’s behavioral patterns. For example, they view their non-logical argument about the greatness of their cruel and inferior monarchs as an asset, not as a liability to themselves and to nations and nationalities of the Ethiopian empire. They are proud of king Minilik’s breast-cutting practice in places, such as Anole and Calanqo of Oromia, and wish to practice this tradition again because they think that it is an efficient civil service methodology. The reason behind such conviction is that they believe they are different from the rest, and thus they’re superior because of the Orthodox religion that they had borrowed from Greece, and because of the Amharic alphabet they had copied from Hebrew.
As it happens, the rest of ethnic groups in the Ethiopian empire are increasingly being angered by the Amhara dying racists’ failure to stop promoting deceptive history, and instead become agents of change.
Nevertheless, their attempt to promote false history continues to drain the trust which the society has built over a period of century and half. As expected, the Amhara’s little Hitler named Getachew Haile ridicules the Oromian state system, known as the Gadaa system, as a mafia system because he and his likes are increasingly frustrated by the return of the Gadaa system in particular, and the Oromo culture in general. Worse, this uneducated Arab Diqaalaa speaks against the Oromo nation in a manner that hooligans and prostitutes speak.
Obviously, this is an expected role that Ethiopia’s shameful racists have to play. Ever since these sick racists came to power in the Ethiopian empire, they have used “hate” and the “ridiculing of those whom they fear the most” to shape government policies, and have marginalized tens of millions from being a part of the economic development by dismissing any talk of honesty and decency.
Thanks to these sick little racist Diqaalaa’s, their cousin, the Tigres are ruling the country now for 23 years justifying their intervention to stop the conflict these little Hitlers have artificially produce.
To intentionally confuse the mass, these little Hitlers often use terms, such as “We” and “Unity,” to suggest that people are united – of course, as long as one interprets the term “Unity” similar to their interpretation of hateful historiography.
Interestingly, even little old Hitler Getachew Haile attempts to explain the history of the Oromo people in a manner his racist parents had taught him. All this is done to hide the undeniable and terrible part of their own historical heritage of cruelty, cheating, immorality and hate of black people.
Nonetheless, even if these dying racists will not admit the fact that their chauvinist political views were, and still are, the focal point and a driving force for secessionist tendencies that links the Eritreans experiences, and the current Oromo and Ogadenia demands to liberate their own free states. The day in which their grandchildren will suffer the consequence of their racist hatred is not too far.
Certainly, there are few Amhara historians who do not deny the fact that their monarchs’ approach to nation-building has been the factor that has contributed to the separation of Eritrea, and they know that it will be their attitude that will lead to the collapse of the Ethiopian empire. In short, the Amhara racism is the reason for the rise of the Oromo and other nations-and-nationalities’ liberation movements and secessionist tendencies. Yet, old racist Diqaalaa’s, such as Getachew Haile, intentionally overlooked these dangers because they think that denial will fix the danger that their ignorance and hateful hearts produce. They do this because they think it is humiliating to accept defeat.
At the same time, the Oromo people have already looked back to the 19th-century and identified that Abyssinia’s political structures and its process of course is the factor that has hindered the development of liberal democracy, and ultimately facilitated the rise of the Eritrean, the Tigre and the Oromo nationalisms. Further, a wide range of foreign scholars have contributed to this argument without necessarily using the term “Oromo Nationalism.”
Basically, the Amhara racists’ rigid behavior has become the main factor that manifests the past, current and future problems by making every system that has been tried so far to malfunction.
Convincingly, the Amharas had been the elites of the Ethiopian empire, particularly, hateful men, like Getachew Haile and the likes, were considered as senior civil servants who retained much power and influence well into the 1970s. Now this insane thug promotes the unequivocally racist ideology targeting specifically the Oromo people by labeling them as “uncivilized bad people” – not understanding that framing the empire state by having his Amhara ethnic group above every ethnic group in the Ethiopian empire adds to the political turmoil that is engulfing the already sick empire.
To deny the existence of the Oromo people, Getachew Haile, a fluent Afan Oromo speaker and a citizen of Oromia, intentionally avoided the mention of the name “Oromo” while listing the names of the Oromo tribes and clans whom he called the “Oromo speaking people.” By using the term “Oromo speaking people” Getachew has tried to do what his friend, Dr. Asrat, who denied the existence of the Amhara people in 1991, did. All these efforts are made to justify their claim that the Ethiopians are ONE people who share Amharic and the Amhara culture.
Getachew Haile also carefully dissected Guji from Borana, Arsi from Maccaa, Karrayyu from Hoborra etc. to intentionally confuse the young generation that Guji or Arsi are not part of the Oromo nation, but different people, who had forced to speak Afan Oromo. In his evil mind, doing so will eventually lead to the Guji to rise against the Arsi, and the Maccaa to rise against the Tulamaa etc.
Of corse, the TPLF has tried to cheat our people by using the same evil tactic when they tried to create a rift between the Oromo, on one hand, and the Caboo, Sooddo, Argoba, Hadaree, Isa and Afar, on the other, though they failed after these people showed an emotional and psychological attachment to each other.
Yet, this old Amhara racist Getachew Haile is working very hard to achieve his racist party’s objectives of reviving the evil wish of MORESH, by injecting his racist poison into the minds of the new Amhara generation. However, the new generation has already rejected such evil mindsets and the authoritarian patterns of inhuman views produced by low-level thinkers, such as Getachew Haile.
Starting from the days of Germamee Niway and Gen. Mangistu Niway, tens of thousands of Amhara youth have criticized the “feudalization” by Getachew’s tribe, the Moojaa family, which was thought to have accepted not only its aristocratic dominance in the field of politics, but also the Amhara aristocratic values and pride.
In fact, without the waging of a successful revolution led by Martha Mebratu, Walelinyi Mokonon and the like, confronting and dismantling the Amhara racist political tradition and bureaucracy was unthinkable. Thanks to these and the generation after them, the Amhara racism is relatively weak now compared to the 1960s or 1980s.
What is strange about Getachew Haile’s racist view, however, is that he can’t recognize the highly successful liberation movement that led to the freedom of the Eritrean people, and the looming socio-economic changes that is hoovering over the Ethiopian empire.
Admittedly, the Oromo people’s liberation movement may have been temporarily slowed down, but power relations among the Amhara racists and the Oromo people have been changed for ever, and the Amhara racism is suffering a very unstable fate as internal tensions created by racist men, like Getachew Haile, continues to work to the advantage of the enslaved majority. Basically, the Amhara racists have lost much of their former dominance and legitimacy as their old way of thinking is partly replaced by the emerging liberal democracy upheld by the new generation. That was the reason for the split of the racist Amhara party known as the “mellaaw Amhara.”
It is recalled that the younger Amharas left the old Amhara racist party and joined the TPLF parliament to promote the idea of modern state though the TPLF failed them so misreably. But, now racist Getachew Haile argues that the Amhara’s old political legacy is better, and must survive only to speed up the death of the already dying empire.
Looking at things from this particular angle, certainly Getachew Haile is losing the argument even when he remains hostile towards the Oromo people who had greatly contributed to his upbringing by feeding him till the day he left the country for a refugee life in America. Needless to say, like any other low-level thinkers do, Getachew can continue to promote his hate-filled views against the Oromo people, but soon or later, the Amhara youth will turn his racist views into resentment against him. That means, what is at stake here is not the Oromo people’s freedom, but Getachew Haile’s credibility.
* Rundassa Asheetee Hunde: firstname.lastname@example.org