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.
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
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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