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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Millennium Fiasco

Addis Fortune, Addis Ababa's EPRDF leaning newspaper, sometimes comes up with very good journalism. Last Sunday, its correspondent had such a grim assessment of the millennium festivities -the celebration the Meles administration hopes will show case its modernity, popular support and the country's positive spirit. Read it here.
This is what happens when you politicize the people's holiday. But I still do want to celebrate the Millenium. The politicization aside, the Millennium is for all us, and there is nothing better than celebrating it in our country.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anti-Ethiopia EZ,

Nothing new here. Addis Fortune was critical of the Millennium Secretariat from the get go.

Anonymous said...

EZ,
are you trying to support Weyane out of th fiasco?????

Anonymous said...

Tazabe Ke ARBAMINCH:

Celebrate the millennium with these:

Berbere 1 kilo = 60 Ethiopian Birr
Teff 1 kuntal = 1,250 Ethiopian Birr
Zeyet 1 litter = 23 Ethiopian Birr
Sega 1 Killo = 35 Ethiopian Birr
Leslasa 1 termus = 4.50

Yesew hiwot betam betam erikashe.

Anonymous said...

Nowadays, u have started to worry us??? You have been very UNSTABLE AND UNRELIABLE in the last month or so.... DID THEY GET TO YOU TOO!!!!

Anonymous said...

EZ,

I am deeply worried about you! This is not the EZ I know : reliable, independent, resourceful and stable.

Well! Celebrate the millennium Fest with the few privelaged and corrupt Ethiopians. The millions of starving people has to wait another century to celebrate --- through their grand children. You may dance as much as you can but don't drink too much as Beyounce doesn't like people who are drinking a lot.

Anonymous said...

You may celebrate the millennium with the tyrants, but millions of starving Ethipians wouldn't even know it is "the millennium"

What do you mean "Politicizing aside"?

The millennium is already being use as a major political ploy to show case their tyranny. The moment you start preaching to celebrate the millennium "in our country", you are playing stooges to the tyrants.

You want to celebrate the millennium? - Go to Ogaden and see if anyone's in mood for a party.

May be you can write a piece on their bad party lyrics.

Anonymous said...

I know streets will be cleared off their ‘rightful residents’ – the homeless, the peddlers, the old and the sick – to please our eyes and ‘fity’ cents will lead the dance in the ‘shiny Sheraton’. But what is the fuss about this ‘millennium’ as if the passage of time is our doing? The destitution across the country is what we did and I don’t see any reason to celebrate that… As far as I am concerned, it is just another day and I am not coming for partying.

Anonymous said...

EZ are you sure there is something to celebrate in Ethiopia? What is that to celebrate?. I think the first time in 3000 years people of Ethiopian would not be able to affored one meal let alone the usuall DORO wate. Please stop plying jock on those people. If you want to celeberate go and do it quitly with those hodam.

Anonymous said...

EZ, you are an idiot.

Anonymous said...

Those of you who are eager to cricize EZ or to doubt his loyalty to the struggle, I ask you to mejemeria irasen mefetesh before expecting from others. I have observed many people who simply fulfill their obligation by criticizing and not doing much. These people may not even do the most minimum support to the struggle by giving money to their support chapters. Yet they are the first ones to criticize. I am not saying we should excuse mistakes made by Ethio Zagol, but questioning his motives and dedication to the struggle?
No one has fought the meles regime through information like EZ. He has exposed the arrest of NY Times journalists in ogaden; he has posted the names of TPLF spies in Addis high schools; he had updated us on court proceedings; exposed the arrest and torture of Alemayehu Fantu and many others whose arrest we would not have known otherwise; he was the first to report on the defection of Judge Woldemichael Meshesha with the inquiry commission's report; he reported on the defection of Alemayehu Zemedkun and his story and many many many more. For those of you who really question Zagol's loyalty to the struggle, all I can tell you is that 'oh yeah, someone who sympathizes with weyane or paid by them really loves exposing their brutality and crimes". EZ has exposed the brutality and crimes of the meles regime to the world. Those of you who simply criticize or are always doubting everyone's motives, you should ask yourselves "what have I done to contribute to the struggle"?

Anonymous said...

To those of you who are criticizing EZ,

What do you expect EZ to do for upcoming New Year? Mourn? You are bunch of fools who have no respect to the Ethiopain tradition and norms of celeberating Ethiopian holidays. I have a feeling most of you are woyane cadres trying to discredit the honorable and higly regarded EZ.

Anonymous said...

Tazabe Ke ARBAMINCH:

Celebrate the millennium with these:

Berbere 1 kilo = 60 Ethiopian Birr
Teff 1 kuntal = 1,250 Ethiopian Birr
Zeyet 1 litter = 23 Ethiopian Birr
Sega 1 Killo = 35 Ethiopian Birr
Leslasa 1 termus = 4.50

Yesew hiwot betam betam erikashe.


I am not surprised Weyanne is celebrating its own millennium in Addis. But we Real-Ethiopians will be celebrating our millennium in our halls wherever we are at. Make sure that our celebration is completely TIGRE FREE ZONE.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE
Tazabe Ke ARBAMINCH: above. Thanks

Celebrate the millennium with these:

Berbere 1 kilo = 60 Ethiopian Birr
Teff 1 kuntal = 1,250 Ethiopian Birr
Zeyet 1 litter = 23 Ethiopian Birr
Sega 1 Killo = 35 Ethiopian Birr
Leslasa 1 termus = 4.50

Yesew hiwot betam betam erikashe

Anonymous said...

sewyew!

millennium will become TRUE millennium when and if only when Kinijit'S vision is realzed. short of that let the bandaw, the telalakiw and the hodam feast wobit ETHIOPIA. Kinjit now and Kinijet forever.May GOD protect and keep ONE ETHIOPIA.

Anonymous said...

whoever said "Make sure that our celebration is completely TIGRE FREE ZONE." is taking a bit too far, and is also, a bit harsh. Hating woyanne is one thing saying the above is not at least, politically correct statement. I know Tigres tend to naively gang up and blindly follow the repugnant regime, but we should show these clanish idiots that we are all-inclusive and much broader in our foresight than them.

Anonymous said...

hey guys being tegrie s not a crime ...there s a lot of tegrie s strugle for our freedom...such as dr hailu araya....plz ppl dont allow such lang here

Anonymous said...

You said,

"Addis Fortune, Addis Ababa's EPRDF leaning newspaper, sometimes comes up with very good journalism. Last Sunday, its correspondent had such a grim assessment of the millennium festivities"




so feelin grim and negative indicates "good journalism"??? WOW!

you display amazing thinking process.you can't get more backward that this.

Anonymous said...

Tyipcal stupid thinking... When you critisize the government you are a good Journalis, but when you praise the government then... Well.. Betam Ye Masfer Blog new.. :(

Anonymous said...

The last two anons: what do you know about good journalism? You are the ones who are "yemtasafrru"!

In Europe, there are papers with openly declared support to this or that party, and they bring out some good stories.

Does that make sense to you?

Washeraw

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Anonymous said...

I don't think what most of you are talking about is due to some sincerity. It is all politics and hatred!!!!!

You started fighting, name calling and also embuzzling the money collected from all those hard working Ethiopians right while your beloved leaders are in jail!!!!

What would you cause this country and people if BY ANY CHANCE you got the leadership?????


What "yemayretb asawoch!!!"

You can talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk but do nothing!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It is sad and shameful to read such hatred full of words in the name of Ethiopia and its people. Please, have some decency.
I wonder what kind of idea and knowledge you want pass to the future generation?

Gould said...

Ethnicism is a product of irrationalism,enormously anti-intellectual evil ,whose distiction is endless bloody warfare.
permanent warfare is the hallmark of tribal existence. tribalism with its rules, dogmas,traditions and stagnant thinking and mental development is utterly destructive organisation. War against other "luckier" tribes in the hope of looting some hoard is their chronic means of survival.the inculcation of ethnic hatred for the other tribes is a necessary tool of tribal rule who needs scapegoats to blame for the misery of their own subjects.
There is no surer way to infect mankind with hatred-blind, virulent hatred, than by splitting it in to ethnic groups or tribes. It is the most primitive and crude form of collective thinking ,denying man to be judged by his own character, moral and actions but by the character of his ancestors. a lot can be said how tribalism is idiotic and cult, anti progress, savage and backward making its followers just like the rest of the lower animals where there is no merit or self identity.
WE must completely break from our past inorder the get out the gigantic mess Meles and his tigrean ethinocrats put us in. pursuing and fighting for individula liberty will solve all problems; if there are institutions to safegurard justice.

Minorty ethinc oligarchs are so dehumanised , cruel and savage invertebrates who will not hesistate to kill kids, mothers and fathers so long as their savagery is endangered. What a tragedy to ethiopia and Ethiopians!

Anonymous said...

EZagol is one of the blogs dedicated on discussing Ethiopian issues

Anonymous said...

anonymous @5:16 PM,

Well said... thank you!