"If you're not ready to die for it, put the word freedom out of your vocabulary", Malcolm X
I have recently run into this great quotes. Let me rephrase this, I have been made aware of this two by one of my fellow Oromo. This is something, it speak to us directly. Do we have something to die for or are we ready to die for our freedom? I hope we do. If not, the blood of all Oromos died for freedom of Oromia will question us. Lets not be the generation that bring Oromos freedom struggle to halt. Lets put our effort to make the freedom of Oromia real in our time. Let not pass slavery to next generation. If that the case it would be a biggest mistake we have ever done in Oromo history.
I have seen so many Oromo discussion board on Internet from around the world. It seems this forum are targeting Oromos than our enemies. I genuinely think this does not move our cause any further, rather it takes has two-step back and more. If the energy and effort put to blame each other is directed to our enemies it will make us great freedom fighters, rather than portraying us as a people who do not really know what they want. In the history of human struggle for freedom, people stand, as one will prevail at the end. This has been repeated so many times in our lifetime. We should learn some from other people experiences. That would be a smart thing to do.
I have seen my fellow Oromos evoking “freedom of speech” whenever insult other fellow Oromos. Do not take me wrong. I am all for freedom of speech. But post a material that threatening, abusive, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable to other Oromos does not constitute freedom of speech. The whole idea of having forum should be for Oromos to communicate their idea and share knowledge. This day’s information is everything. Informed society will make better choice. Informed society will know who is who; who are the enemies are and who are the friends.
The bottom line if we exchange GOOD information rather than throwing shady words to each other, we will become better society and better freedom fighters. And the big one is we will know when enemies are trying to infiltrate us and try to divided us; which they have done successfully in the last 100 years. If we informed each other we know what to DIE for and we will keep the word FREEDOM in our vocabulary!
/Speak out Oromo!
What do Oromo people want? Independent Oromia? Autonomous Oromia? Or just live with Ethiopia the way it is currently?So, how about you? Tell me what you take on this? Then I will tell you what I think!
/Speak Out Oromo
This is not a time we can relax and sit back. I am not seeing any activity on Oromos behalf. Where are all those Oromo organization out there? Why I am not hearing their voice? This is a time to standup face reality. This is not a time when we can relax and watch TV or just eat hamburgers. People back home are waiting to hear something from us.
Why any Oromo political party did not pass a single resolution to what is going on in Oromia. What are they waiting for? I heard OLF's chairman pathetic news release. Which basically serve no purpose to Oromos. Amaharas have tons of people speaking for them how the election was not right. They do not need OLF help in that. Come on can we be able to come up with better resolution.
I hope someone is out there that will hear me and my people cry for help.
I suggest the following:
For Oromo intellectuals, please go out and write articles and explain to regular Oromo people what this election mean and what is going on that country and how we should respond.
Lets respond to the accusation by CUD and other Amahara organization.
Lets send mass email to friends and families back home and abroad with the information that we see important to OUR people. Information exchange is key to our success. That will put as ON THE TOP OF THE GAME
/Speak out Oromo
Wild animals live in Oromia are more compassionate toward Oromos than Amaharas whom we brought them to our home as ‘Gudifachaa’.
Tuesday, June 21, 2005; Posted: 9:39 a.m. EDT (13:39 GMT)
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Police say three lions rescued a 12-year-old girl kidnapped by men who wanted to force her into marriage, chasing off her abductors and guarding her until police and relatives tracked her down in a remote corner of Ethiopia.
The men had held the girl for seven days, repeatedly beating her, before the lions chased them away and guarded her for half a day before her family and police found her, Sgt. Wondimu Wedajo said Tuesday by telephone from the provincial capital of Bita Genet, some 560 kilometers (348 miles) west of the capital, Addis Ababa..... read more
There are number of Oromos who have such a great fear of living with Ethiopians. I sure do not blame those people. Ethiopians are killer. There will exercise there power if they get a chance. This people are not shy of killing their sons and daughters when it comes to power and property. Take a look at Gojam and Gonder history for more on that. My point is this people are killers but as the majority we should know what to do with them. Oromo do not fear to die if they think it is the right cause. That is why the 90% of the soldiers died during Ethio-Eritria conflict were Oromo kids. Most of them 18-25 years old.
This is time to evaluate our path. Let us not spend time listening to individualist ego driven Organizations. Lets join an Organization or a group that is moving Oromos forward not drug them back into SLAVERY.
Speak Out Oromo!
Dear my Oromo people!
Let me remind you one more time. CUD is a death machine. If it is unleashed it will kill millions of Oromos. This is not just to make you scared or to label this organization with bad reputation but to just give you a fact. Take a look at Ethiopian history starting from Minilik time. Since then there was not time they have stopped from killing Oromos and taking Oromos land buy force. Oromos will never forget what happens in Arsii during Minilik, in Bale during Hailesilase and in entire Oromia during Derge. Hundreds of thousands of innocent life lost and Oromos land is taken either by force or by systematic means like resettlements of Amahara people on Oromo lands.
These are the people would love to see Oromos being killed and thrown to jail. That's been observed by these organization response couple of years back when Oromo students been killed by Wayane. None of this Organization spoke out against it. Even there civil right organizations. It was all clear now and then, Amaharas were the big force behind in orchestrating the move of Oromia capitol from Finfinee to Adama. That's why Wayane's decision this time was a big upset for Amaharas.
Most of the member of this organization are either resurrect from ashes of EDU, EPRP or Degre. Which none of them were favorable to Oromo cause. They do things in the name of one Ethiopia. Which to them basically means a supremacy of Amahara language, Orthodox religion and Amahara rule. Anything short is not acceptable. Just go ahead and read all Ethiopians web site and media outlet. It just repeat the above redbrick over and over.
CUD IS WRONG FOR OROMO! Let's beware. Let's not stop fight these evils. We can not afford to lose again for another barbaric ABYSSINIAN minority people !!!!!!!!!!
/Speak out oromo!
This groups are very dangerous in every way to Oromos and Oromo struggle. Here is why:
1) They wanted to redraw Ethiopia map. Possibly changing to older version of the map. Which will divided Oromos into smaller subset. Which will give the legitimacy to abolish current Oromia state. That will included get rid of "Qubee". All this reveres Oromo struggle backward a century again.
2) This group want to remove "Article 39" from the Ethiopian Constitution and basically wants to rewrite the Constitution in the way that favor Amaharas.
3) They also want to return Eritrea under the colony of Ethiopia. Which mean more war, more blood shade and more anarchy. That's what all there plan is seems to point to any ways.
4) CUD interest is about oppressing Oromos in Ethiopia, as any of the Ethiopian government in the past 100 years. May be they going to be the worst when it comes to Oromos.
For Oromos the choice is which one is lesser evil. Both Wayane and CUD are the same coin with two face, but the CUD side of the coin looks much Darker for Oromos. I hope more and more Oromos will understand this and will continue to make the right choice. As they have already done in the May 15 election.
/Speak Out Oromo