Revolution and Discipline in Egypt:

A Lesson for Ethiopians

The peoples revolution in Egypt must succeed, otherwise tyrants in the region are going to feast and sharpen their military apparatus and jail thousands of those who camped out on the streets of the great Cairo, home to the pyramids and the great MAAT, queen of Justice.

I can imagine MAAT the queen of Truth praying for the protesters to hold on to the last human being and fight for their rights, die for the sake of creating a genuine moral economy that the Egyptian people have not seen for the last thirty years; I imagine in own my home land, the historic Ethiopia, the ruling regime strategizing in smoke filled rooms, on how to squelch an eminent Ethiopian uprising before it takes root; I imagine the tyranny’s think tanks laughing at writings such as this and defaming any outputs from the Diaspora as infective and idle.

We Ethiopians, however, must stand with the aspirations of the heroic Egyptian people and support them in body and spirit. Their struggles are our very own. Let us learn from their passions and work for their success.

The revolution must succeed, as we too plan our own very soon, with the backbone of our youth, our country dwellers, and those millions of round Ethiopian eyes, impregnated with unshed tears of poverty and hopelessness.

Our peaceful marches will drink from the winds of change and the emergence of a genuine democracy for which millions of Ethiopians are waiting.

Do not let the counter violence of a desperate Egyptian tyrant intimidate you as you are thinking and planning to stage the peoples uprising in our historic Ethiopia

In the mean time work on your souls and embark on a cultural transformation, so that you can lead the people’s revolt, when it unravels right in front of your eyes.

Pray that the Egyptian revolution succeeds.