Of late, Ethiopia is quickly becoming the gimmick capital of the world. The endless gimmicks on display by regime parasites and bootlickers, makes one want to cry and laugh. The autocratic regime of criminal Abiy Ahmed Ali, survives by feeding Ethiopians with gimmicks. Without gimmicks, the entire country would take to the street, and demand for the expulsion of all Addis Ababa parasites.
Its understandable why the regime has to use gimmicks to coverup its dictatorial and autocratic tendencies. When the masses are intoxicated on gimmicks, it becomes easier for regime criminals, masquerading as a government of the people, to get away with criminality such as: Genocide in Tigray, Mass murder, Mass detention, Mass rape, Mass displacement, Mass profiling, corruption and embezzlement, Nepotism and tribalism, institutionalised poverty, etc.
The gimmicks tend to be in bad test, i.e.. taking selfies with patients on their sickbeds…..
- Turning the plight of poor families into a photo opportunity
- Taking selfies with people’s sick babies
- Awarding useless awards to regime parasites and criminals
- Publicly donating bad cheques that always bounce
- Inflating public support by Ferrying unemployed youths and vagabonds to propaganda rallies
- Taking photos with orphans eating their own food
- Abusing diplomatic assets for the purpose of playing down, human rights abuses
- Taking selfies with a selected group of IDP(internally displace persons)
- Taking selfies with Convoys of World food program trucks after blocking them for months
President Sahle Work Zewde awarded a crown certificate to the ninth good person’s commander Aklilu Habte Wold. Thirty members of the elite class, were selected for the phony awards ceremony.
No one is saying that great Ethiopians shouldn’t be thanked for their service to Ethiopia. But is the timing right?? When the country is in a mess, we all expect the leadership to behave like leaders and not fame seekers. The endless PR(Public Relation stunts) gimmicks is a sign of a bankrupt leadership, that is out of touch with reality.
What Ethiopians need today, is a leadership that champions peace and not war drums. We expect our leaders to comfort the dejected Ethiopians with hope and dignity, and not endless humiliations and name calling. The leadership should be out there reassuring its citizens with love and prosperity, and not gimmicks. The self importance culture of Ethiopian leaders, has become a curse on Ethiopia.
It would have been progressive if the awards went to champions of peace and human rights, innovators, unsung heroes like the Doctors, nurses, educators, carers, fire service, rubbish collectors, etc.
when the elite class gather and award themselves phony awards, then it becomes an exercise meant to humiliate and belittle Ethiopians.
The presence of war criminals , politically bankrupt officials and cheer leaders of mass murder and humiliation of Tigrayans at the award ceremony. One is left wondering if the intention of the entire ceremony, was meant to laugh at suffering Ethiopians.
However, we should not blame Sahle Work Zewde, as she’s a hostage to the Abiy clique. The Prosperity Party(PP) extremists design the gimmicks, and she executes them.
The endless peddling of gimmicks by the Ethiopian regime, just proves that they have nothing new to offer the Ethiopian populace, and its time they shut shop.
As you can’t build a fair society in Ethiopia based on:
- Refusing to acknowledge different thoughts and ideas
- Not entertaining the culture of discussion and superior ideas
- Failing to see signs of problems and defusing them through discussion, before they get out of hand
- Nepotism and discrimination based on ethnicity and regionalism
- Marginalising Ethiopians of Negroid and dark complexion
The Prosperous Part(PP) should stop taking Ethiopians for fools and hostages, as Ethiopians aren’t their slaves. Ethiopia is not the property of a particular ethnic group, skin complexion or political class. Thus, the Ethiopian political class is a bunch of parasites, and should stop behaving, as if Ethiopians owe them a living.
Ethiopia Autonomous Media