Feral Children: Hybrid of Social Engineering and Cave Environment
G. Amare, December 31, 2020
I know there exists a bit disagreement whether to call the troops as, Isaiass Troop or Eritrean Troops. With all due respect, I opted to use Isaiass troops as opposed to Eritrean Troops in this piece because I have the feeling that calling the troops as Eritrean Troops may cause uneasiness to the greater majority of the Eritrean people. As everybody is aware, Isaias Afeworki and his stooges denied the Eritrean people from practicing their right to vote and elect.
So, to speak, Eritreans do not have elected representatives and legislators. No parliamentary system and written constitution exist. The decree of authoritative orders, declaration of war and decisions on matters that are of high importance and ramification to the Eritrean people are solely made by Isaias Afeworki, wicked and dictator president.
Under these circumstances, it may not be fair to call the troops as Eritrean Troops'' as the Eritrean people have no say and are not represented by elected legislative and executive bodies to decree authoritative orders and declare wars. Taking these into consideration, I hope readers wouldnt be puzzled if I opted to call the troops as Isaiass Troops.
However, it would be relevant to ask why the Eritrean people have remained silent, reposed and chosen to accept what is unacceptable and intolerable for 30 years. It is perplexing to see Eritreans allowing a single man rule, a tyranny with an absolute power; and of outlandish and satanic behaviours.
No need to say that Eritreans are politically conscious, diplomatically smart, and had enjoyed the values of democratization early on. They had struggled and died for their freedom and sovereignty, now under a threatening condition more than ever before. So, why have they permitted themselves to live under the yoke of oppression and suppression, permitting a dictator to commit all kinds of human right violations such as citizens lifelong imprisonments without any court due process, banning freedom of speech and press, denying civil and political rights, and right to education? Why have they let him run and act freely and declare wars solely and repeatedly? What happened to their guts? Are they politically fatigued, or they are satiated and comforted with the single man rule; or ? Not sure but something is wrong here.
Let me get back to Isaiass troops in Tigrai. The deeds of these troops are not something that anyone of us would expect to see and hear happening in the real world. Unfortunately, it is happening. It is an undeniable truth. It is not a simple allegation, but an accusation substantiated with proofs of assertions and evidence. Any human being who passes through a normal human development process and those who grow up in a robust society and social environment would not, at any cost, engage themselves in such uncultured, callous, baleful, and inhumane acts. Very difficult to understand but Isaiass troops are engaged in limitless and boundless crimes of cruelty and barbarous in nature. Their actions are causing excessive embarrassment, consternation, and feelings of guilt conscious to Eritreans with the exception of Isaias Afeworkis slaves, stooges and hard-loyal supporters.
However, I am moved, delighted, and inspired when I see many Eritreans who are boldly opposing and denouncing the acts of Isaiass troops in Tigrai to be barbaric, immoral, and inhumane. They are extending hands and expressing supports, concerns, and affections to the people of Tigrai. Again, I am moved and delighted by such efforts because, to me, this is a big deal. In the past, it was rare, if not none, to find Eritreans who openly narrate, advocate, and champion the social, cultural, language, genetic, geographic and historical connections and relationships that exist between the people of Tigrai and Eritrea.
I am greatly encouraged to see many Eritreans tearing down the wall of hate and fighting against the agelong enmities and deep-seated dislikes. These emboldened Eritreans have freed themselves from the trap of hate machinations, purposely created and introduced during the Italian colonial period and later adopted and fortified by the Amhara rulers and chauvinists who systematically, maliciously and masterfully worked hard to breed and spread hatred among the people of Eritrea and Tigrai at macro level. Even, at micro level, they have exploited such ill-fated techniques and intrigues within different localities of the Eritreans themselves. They have utilized the same techniques within the people of Tigrai at different localities too. They did this for centuries and they are doing it now, resurrected from death.
Thanks to Eritrean and Tegaru scholars who have researched and made critical reviews on history and social ties between these two people. They have reached a common understanding when it comes to the political schemes, intrigues and conspiracies of the Amhara rulers and chauvinists and that of Isaiass and his stooges.
The Amhara rulers and chauvinists have been successful in using hate as a modus operandi to create enmities between the people of Eritrea and Tigrai. The Amhara rulers and chauvinists narrated wrong and vengeful histories to create disagreements and resentments among the people of Eritrea and Tigrai. The Amhara rulers and chauvinists have fooled and let the people of Eritrea and Tigrai bite and fight one another using phrases such as One civilized and the other backward; One of special personality and the other ordinary''; One superior and the other inferior; One lice breeder (ቅማላም) and the other of a good hygiene; One virtuous and the other evil; One assailant and the other a victim; One benevolent and the other malicious; One fortunate and the other ill-fated; so and so forth. Apparently, these have created tensions and damaged the social fabrics and bonds of the people of Tigrai and Eritrea. For years, the people of Eritrea and Tigrai have failed and still are failing to critically understand the sophistication and complexity of the chauvinists hate machinations. They have failed to get out of this trap for over a century. As a result, the people of Eritrea and Tigrai have been and still are biting each other, on trivial matters, to only rightly fit and serve the chauvinists cause.
Sadly, it is an undeniable fact that there are subsets of the Eritrean people who are still bogged down in the mud of hate mongering. These segments of the Eritrean people are busy stirring up hatred and negative thoughts as opposed to preaching and spreading words of love and unity. They are living in a state of hallucination and delusions. They are in hallucinations because they hear, see and feel something that no one else does and not a real one. They are also living in delusions because they reflect traits of delusion of grandeur: they have the belief that they are someone other than who they are. They think that they possess special identity, acuity, or other grand traits that are not true and not a reflection of reality. They are suffering from a severe sickness of identity crisis.
Again, let me get back to Isaiass troops. The involvement of the Isaiass troops in the war in Tigrai, in support of the Ethiopias prosperity party defense force and militias, is sad and unfortunate. What they are doing is dreadful, hard to believe, hard to express, hard to forget, and proven to be the acts of an elusive foe. Difficult to find right words to explain but the situation in Tigrai is heartbreaking, painful, mind-boggling, frustrating, depressing, disgusting, and infuriating.
Isaias Afeworki, one of the evil and totalitarian presidents in the world, has successfully secured a one-man centralized rule in Eritrea. He controls every power of the government to manipulate and regulate the behavior of Eritrean youths. He closed the one university that had existed and located in Asmara, Eritrea prior to becoming an independent country. Closure of this university disallowed Eritrean youths from pursuing their tertiary education. Instead, they ended up to be slaves of a compulsory and indefinite military service. He has turned Eritrea into a pariah state and a cave environment, which is static in nature compared to an open environment that is subject to continuous changes and interactions.
Of the note, Isaiass troops who are at the war front in Tigrai, have been in trenches and concentration camps, isolated from families at their early ages, where Isaias Afeworki and his stooges only allow them to learn, read, hear, talk and share information about HATE and ENMITY. Isaias and his stooges have fed, bred and instilled negative thoughts and perceptions against the people of Tigrai. The troops have not been given the chance to read, research, examine, validate, and filter out the information or find out the root causes for such bitter hate breeding campaigns and thoughts. They dont have the freedom to access unbiased and independent sources of information.
Without question, Isaias and his stooges are working 24/7 to materialize the Amhara chauvinists cause: widen and deepen hate and enmity; and secure the chauvinists divide and rule tactic and principle. The Eritrean president, Isaias Afeworki, and his stooges are the mortal enemies of the people of Tigrai. But the involvement of the Isaiass troops in the all-out war in Tigrai, in support of Ethiopias prosperity party defense force and militias, is not expected to occur to such an extent and magnitude. They have killed innocent civilians. They have destroyed Tigrai. They have targeted and bombed churches and mosques; turned factories, hospitals, and infrastructures into ashes. They have looted, dismantled, and seized properties and machines, public, corporate and privately owned. This is sad and unfortunate.
However, I want everyone to recall the reopening of borders about two years ago. Despite Isaiass social engineering efforts to create new Eritreanism, the social bonds and historical relationships that exist among the people of Tigrai and Eritrea havent shown any change. It was amazing to witness the running, hugging, jubilation and happiness that the people had reflected and expressed when the borders of Zalambessa, Rama, and Omhajer got reopened after 20 years. The people have expressed their deep love, strong affinity and unbreakable bond. My observation is that this has proven physical/geographic borders to be meaningless. I have seen no border in the minds of the people. The border only exists in the minds of chauvinists and Isaias and his stooges. The border reopening has sent shocking waves to chauvinists and Isaias Afeworki and his stooges. The border reopening has worked against their crooked and ill-fated plans.
For many years, Isaias and his stooges have used Weyane as a lame excuse to rectify their failing to implement policies and projects to bring development in Eritrea. Isaias blamed Weyane for all the wrongdoings and failures occurring in Eritrea. The reason why he has decreed a mandatory and indefinite military service is Weyane. The reason why he has no constitution is Weyane. The reason why he closed the one university in Asmara is Weyane. The reason why there are no new industrial establishments and infrastructure development is Weyane. The reason why Eritreans are feeling the country is Weyane. The reason why Eritrean youths are losing their lives in deserts and seas is Weyane. The reason why he started the war, past and present, is Weyane. The reason why he hasnt demarcated the border is Weyane. The blame has no limit. It goes on and on.
Even at one occasion, Isaias was quoted for saying the industrial projects launched in Tigrai are bombs planted to destroy Eritrea. Shame on Isaias and stooges!!! You have been dreaming and conspiring to destroy the factories in Tigrai. Thanks to Abiye Ahmed and the Amhara chauvinists for giving you the opportunity to materialize your long-awaited satanic and wicked dream. Shame!!!! Shame!!!! Shame!!!!
There is no any doubt that the war waged against Tigrai has resulted in an immeasurable and unforgettable damages and crisis. What Isaiass troop have done is a war crime. The killings of civilians, damages, dismantling, and lootings of properties and machinery have left sequelae that wont heal and go away easily. This will stay for generations and years to come.
However, the Tigrai people very well understand that the war crimes have been committed and the damages are sustained and brought by Isaiass troops. The Tigrai people are very well aware of the fact that the majority of the Eritrean people are living in darkness, hardships and under the yoke of tyranny and with no say and power to decree orders and declare war. Thus, it is unthinkable for the people of Tigrai to contemplate and attempt to take blind revenges against the people of Eritrea.
I have no doubt that the people of Tigrai will and shall respond in a morally, rationally, intelligently, and reconciliatory manner. My strong belief is that the people of Tigrai will not act emotionally, irresponsibly, and unlawfully. If a revenge, in kind, is necessary, the target would be Isaias and his troops who are wildly acting as feral children, serving as slaves without questioning the consequences of their actions.
Slowly but surely, the vicious cycle of hate sowing and spreading, consistently and sinfully maneuvered by the Amhara rulers and chauvinists and their enabler, Isaias Afeworki and stooges, will end soon while the social, cultural, and historical relationships between the people of Tigrai and Eritrea shall reach and elevate to a better, stronger, and highest peak.
Without doubt, Tigrai will prevail!!!
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