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I cry for Tigray

Tigray, the birth place of Medenekit (Lucy) the backbone of Classical Ethiopian history (Pre-Minilik) the beacon of African dignity, the emblematic sign of courage with responsibility, does not need my tears.

 Unlike me who can only write and cry, Tigreans are not crying but fighting bravely not merely for themselves, because that is morally vacuous, but for human dignity all over the world.  This was done in 17th century Ethiopia during the times of Zara Yacob, the model of spiritual reason and reasonable spirituality.

It is being done again, as I argued recently in Adebabay media, to which I invite my readers.

Itís highly spiritual, patient and resilient youth are sacrificing their youth and unlived lives for it.

Our songs, our proverbs, our religious texts teach love and not hate, patience and not recklessness, resilience and not hopelessness, strategy and not rashness, and most importantly, humility and not boasting.

When we score victory at the battlefront, let us quietly thank God, for standing on our side, but never party and celebrate the death of our deeply mistaken brothers and sisters. 

Let them celebrate our death, whereas we mourn theirs.  This is the classic Tigrean style, the style of our ancestors.

One day this war will be over and we will meet at the rendezvous with victory, where reconciliation will begin, and the future of Tigray will be decided.

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