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7:10 am - Friday September 17, 2021

Institutionalized tribalism, in its worst form. (Obang Metho)

Institutionalized tribalism, in its worst form.

Obang Metho

It was officially adopted under the deceptive name of Ethnic Federalism by the Tigrayan Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF), 30 years ago.
It was anti-harmony, anti-democracy, anti-development, anti-peace and anti-humanity because human beings are social creatures, who depend on each other for survival; but in the case of the ethnic federalism Constitution and its toxic ideology being pushed on the people, it comes at the expense of everyone, even if it takes a while. Sadly, the United States and other Western nations support it with their foreign policy and aid.
It was a way to placate some ethnic groups; however, the result of it is now threatening our survival as a country.
It was purposely set up to ensure that Ethiopians did not come together under a consensual agreement for the benefit of all Ethiopians, which was a threat to the goals of the TPLF who sought to achieve perpetual hegemony, as per their manifesto: “TPLF’s Strategies for Establishing its Hegemony & Perpetuating its Rule,” published in 1993.
One of the goals of this structure was to ethnicize Ethiopia’s citizens, a divide and conquer formula so people would not achieve unity; but instead, live as separate ethnic groups, not even as individual citizens. It was and still is a recipe for destruction.
The maturing of this indoctrination has now reached to its pinnacle as young people start to believe that their primary identity is their tribe and that their religion, actually practiced, is “tribalism.”
May God help us see the humanity within our people and to embrace our personal responsibility to respond, for the betterment of all of us.
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