Friday, September 30, 2005

Revolutionary Melesocracy

8 Comments:

Anonymous I am Ethiopia said...

I am the one who haunts your memories
at night that appears in you dreams
Your days I grace with my thoughts
on the TV screen I appear
To give you guilt and fear

You may have walked far
Crossed the desert on foot
gone beyond the ocean
Leaving your own continent
I see you flocking out of my land
My eyes weep as sadness settles in my heart

I am the mother that roams the city streets
searching for food
my children clinching my hand
their cry echoing in your ears
I am the farmer in tattered cloth
scratching the dry land
in the hope of growing his food

I speak many languages
I have many religions
my ethnicity quite diverse
I am the sick with out hope
the jailed
that dreams of freedom
as flying is natural to a bird
I am the freedom seeker
who has been unjustly killed

Today I come to you my child
as the executioner bangs on my door
ready to mutilate me ethnically
slice me up with his hateful spear
I come to you my child
to help me keep my dignity
don't let them destroy my diverse beauty

I want you to tell my story
I want you to change my quite whisper
in to a lions roar

you may not sit at their power table
but you can stand at their gate
your out cry may not be on their news worthy list
but my child you can cause turbulence in their heart

they may be quick to give me alms
claim that my land is at peace
say there is plenty of democracy for me
but fight my child take a firm stand
as I will not settle
for less than what my children had earned

My child don't let me lose my freedom
the pride I have always had
Come stand with your people
come help push the executioners hand

Today I come to you my child
as the executioner bangs on my door
ready to mutilate me ethnically
cut me up with his hateful spear
I come to you my child
to help me keep my dignity

2:15 PM, October 01, 2005  
Anonymous David Paschal said...

ET,

You are a splendid writer! (Got your link from Slate.)You should consider writing about Ethiopian politics for the MSM... maybe you do already?

Question- I figured what "ferengie" means, but not "Fara". Explain please?

Enjoyed my stay.
Dave

6:03 PM, October 01, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

heh heh

http://www.milkhoney.org/cartman/

favorite cartman quote:

Cartman: You have rats in your house, too, Kenny?

Kenny: Mm-hm.

Cartman: Seriously, you better stop being so poor or else I'm gonna
start huckin' rocks at you.

6:18 PM, October 01, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good work
keep it up
until the tyrant is removed from the back of our people and country

power to the Ethiopian power

9:10 AM, October 02, 2005  
Blogger ET Wonqette said...

David,

Here is an example of the prototype Fara (big F):

Got this private email from someone called "Tigistu Aleke" mekellet@yahoo.com. Don't worry about the Amharic.

U jurks, it has been long since the power has come back to those who have to have it. u talk about 3000 years history which most of it belongs to the Tigrayan heros. Amhara's power came only after the stone head Minilik II. and amhara will never come to power from now on wards. Ende-enatachihu tut, enrm belut. Yemote zemed yelachum?
Am glad that my father is from Tigray and my mam is Oromo, neither belong to the trush amhara people.
and it is only today that i came to visit ur web site, fool of trush, and articles full of hatrade. It will not be too far when TPLF joins with OLF and crush amara. u will be sandwiched. u have lost the trust of Tigray people. it is good that the leaders from Tigray have managed properly the crisis in year 1997. we are proud of them. Count on me, TPLF members (even those onthe top) have convinced them selves that they have to build Tigray, economically and politically. after that guess what will come.................................... why do we live wiht amhara who hate every body who is different from them.
God bless Tigray and Oromia.


You geddid? That's the EPRDF's base. Thanks for playing "Who is a Fara?"

ETW

12:08 PM, October 02, 2005  
Anonymous ye mankusaw welafen said...

Wonqette,

the real cartman is a power mongering, hippie detesting, havoc-wrecking, two-face having, school-hating, foul mouthed, despicable xenophobic malapropist extraordinaire who’d sell his mother for attention. what’s that got to do with…. Oh. ‘kay.

3:41 PM, October 02, 2005  
Anonymous David said...

ET Wonkette,

Yeawzah! I geddid.

Thanks,
DP

2:09 PM, October 03, 2005  
Anonymous Joe C said...

ET Wonkette - if I may call you that...
Just finished your "Melesization of Jeffrey Sachs", and I laughed my a** off with your excellent analysis and retort!

I am no Nancy but I was born into her race, of which I am currently very embarrased.

The next sound you hear is me applauding your work. clap,clap, clap, clap, clap!

Loved the Harvard | Dartmouth reference... cheers!

6:01 PM, November 20, 2005  

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