What are the Causes for the Flight of the Youth from Eritrea?
If you look at the pages of Meskerem.net today, you will read this: “Do you know why is it hard to stop the flight of youth from Eritrea?”
And the answer it provides to its readers is this: “It is because everyone is making money out of it… as hard as stopping drug trafficking in the US…” However, as far as Mdre Bahri is concerned, the premises of the question are utterly wrong and so too, inevitably, is the answer.
In other words, both question and answer are false. So the piece of advice Mdre Bahri gives its readers is this: do not allow yourselves to be confused and deceived by regime agents under various guises.
I tell you that it is not and cannot be hard to stop the flight of youth from Eritrea, provided there is:
(a) A government in Eritrea established through the consent of the Eritrean people, a government whose political decisions are guided by the ratified Eritrean constitution;
(b) A government which operates as a matter of principle under the close scrutiny/watchful eyes of a strong and popularly elected parliament; (c) A government which allows the free Press to operate freely, including exposing wrong policies in a timely manner; and
(d) A government which operates under the scrutiny of an opposition which is allowed to operate lawfully as a shadow government.
None of the above stated principles of a just government are applied under the rogue government of Eritrea. What we have in Eritrea today is actually an arrogant regime brutally opposed to the universally accepted principles of democracy.
In other words, it is a government which lacks legitimacy from the people under its rule and is therefore sharply opposed to the national interest of Eritrea and its people.
This PFDJ government in place in Eritrea is indeed a fascist regime and it is the nature of this regime which is endangering the security and unity of Eritrea and its people.
Put it differently, the total absence of checks and balances and the existence of an oppressive regime in Eritrea is the cause for the flight of the Eritrean youth and not because some groups are making money … these are the effects and not the causes. But our man at Meskerem.net does not have the intellectual capacity to know the difference between cause and effect.