Tigraiís second coming!
Derg 2.0 has resurrected one Tigrean leader to life in its media. We all remember Derg 2.0 media laying this leader to rest one year ago through imagination. They told us that he was assassinated via Walta TV last year. So, for the second time, Tigraiís enemies have declared this leader has been captured. This ďclaim it and own itĒ superstition that prosperity gospel followers espouse is intended to make up for the fourth aircraft downed by Tigrai recently.
Derg 2.0 is paying four aircrafts per month, amongst other losses, to defeat what cannot be defeated. It is, as usual, trying to make up for each humiliation it is suffering in the battlefield with incessant propaganda stunts. Derg 2.0ís propaganda machine has captured and killed Tigraiís leaders and resurrected them multiple times. Anyone who knows that even Christ resurrected just once will call this drama: a blasphemy! One wonders how many times these schizophrenics are going to capture and kill Tigraiís leaders through imagination and expect us to believe them every time. Is what they called the ďsituation roomĒ a prosperity psychicís quarter or something real.
One thing Tigraiís enemies are, thankfully, blind to notice is the absence of personalistic leadership in Tigrai. The Tigrean quest has prevailed to date by sacrificing its most prominent leaders over 17 years of arduous struggle. Tigraiís leaders did not go to the war front for a vacation. They went there to pay all the necessary sacrifice, including life. It was only because indispensable leaders like Sihul, Mussie, and Ageazi died that young leaders like Abay, Meles, Siye and others took over. The Tigrean cause is the peoplesí struggle. Its fate of Tigrean struggle is not lynched on this or that popular leader who appeared on this or that spotlight by chance. Instead, it is anchored on the objective of the Tigrean struggle.
Today, Tigraiís enemies have ensured Tigraiís struggle to be that of survival. The peoplesí struggle for survival will automatically produce an infinite number of leaders that will lead it to victory. The struggle itself will sharpen the skills and resilience of its incumbent and upcoming leaders. The genocide furnace will continue to perpetually produce a new batch of battle-hardened guardians of Tigrai. That is the reason why Tigreans are not concerned lest they lose this or that individual leader. They know the struggle is not baren. It is not Tigrai but the conduct of its enemies that uplifts and sharpens their leaders. The genocidal atrocity committed by Tigraiís enemies obliges ordinary Tigreans with high caliber to have no choice but join the struggle for survival. For this reason, Tigreans are more concerned about the ultimate objective of their struggle, not the fate of a particular leader.†
Derg 2.0 is incapable of understanding the Tigrean struggle. This is because its foundation, like Eritrean despotism, hangs on the wellbeing of one leader and one capital city. The Eritrean dictator pleaded rescue to the international community back in 2000 as soon as he realized his palace in Asmara was on peril. Derg 1.0ís (1974-1991) despot flew to Harare as soon as he realized that the palace in Addis was surrounded. Derg 2.0 has a similar mindset. It hoped that† Tigraiís guardians will surrender if it captured Mekelle. The aftermath has decisively proved to the two dictators and their supporters that not everyoneís powerbase rests on a capital city. It rests on the peopleís determination to fight.
Tigraiís guardians have proved, once again, that they are intertwined with the downtrodden farmers constituting the majority population in Tigrai. They have demonstrated their capacity to mobilize, equip, and deploy this majority. The military wisdom behind this maneuver is something I do not wish to discuss here. As far as politics goes, however, I think Tigraiís leaders have shown to the entire world that they genuinely are a democratic (people based) organization that could rely on their rural constituency during testing times. Tigraiís leaders have proved to the world that they do not wish to give their enemies a reason to massacre their urban constituency by exposing them as human shield. They deserve to be honored for this! An organization that builds rapport with the majority populace is an organization fated to prevail any obstacle against all odds. Tigraiís history (1974-1991) has proved this fact. But if it is another proof that Tigraiís enemies seek, they shall witness Tigraiís second coming sooner than letter. ††††††