A response to some of the questions raised by a reader of MdreBahri
By Drs Tsegezab Gebregergis
I thank you, Mr Abera, and I appreciate very much a lot of the things you have mentioned in your letter addressed to MdreBahri. But please don’t be naive, Issayas Afeworki and his clique are the most vicious internal enemies of Eritrea, just as the Woyane gangs ruling Ethiopia are the heartless external enemies of Eritrea and its people. In other words, both the PFDJ and Woyane gangs are the determined enemies of Eritrea and its people and also the enemies of the Ethiopian people. These are the really nasty political gangs that are inflicting pain and suffering on our people back at home.
It is, therefore, the height of political bankruptcy and stupidity to ally with one of them in the hope of weakening and defeating the other, the notion that some Eritrean and Ethiopian opposition groups are entertaining at the moment.
As a matter of principle, it is morally and strategically wrong for Eritrean democrats struggling for the realisation of justice and democracy in Eritrea to ally themselves with the dictators ruling Ethiopia in order to defeat the Eritrean dictator or vice-versa.
I am, and always have been, against such alliances because the outcome of a struggle based on unprincipled alliances will not serve the long-term interest of peace and democracy either in Eritrea or Ethiopia.
Thus, as far as I am concerned, in the interest of peace and stability and the delayed historical development of the Horn of Africa region as a whole, the anti-democracy and anti-peace Woyane and PFDJ political gangs ruling Ethiopia and Eritrea must be overthrown in an earth-shaking popular uprising as is taking place at present in Ethiopia.
As we are witnessing, the oppressed Ethiopian people are heroically resisting the TPLF gangs oppressing them and their resistance is spreading to all corners of Ethiopia like wildfire. But what about us Eritreans?
Sadly, and much to my dismay, we Eritreans are still dancing to the tunes of the PFDJ dictators in Asmara (see picture below).
It is therefore high time now for Eritreans to raise their fighting spirit and to launch an uprising in Eritrea too. The pioneering social revolutionaries in Eritrea only need about a hundred courageous people to spark a people’s uprising. In any case, at this critical juncture, Eritreans must clearly understand that there is no freedom and redemption without sacrifices.