** The role of Kinijit vis a vis the AFD and the KIL
The earth is awash of (is crushing with) the heavens
Few remove their shoes, stand on holy ground and seek divine results
The rest wear their shoes and pick up berries.
Moses removed his shoes, stood on holy ground, as the bushes around him were burning from their sins that confronted the Holy, listened to divine orders and guided his people out of slavery from
Even now, God's help is extended to those who, as it were, will remove their shoes and stand on holy ground and pursue clear vision to deliverance, while the rest, as it were, burn in the bushes or otherwise pick up berries farther away.
I use the above Sunday Preacher's sermon to make the following points.
We are not engaged in delivering
What is the holy ground that we are supposed to stand on? That one is easy to see. Working separately and individually is not an efficient way of providing support to Ethiopians in
I will conclude here as I have done in the last piece, which I included below, let us excel with our acions. Let us focus more on democratic efforts and less on what others may want to do. We should be able to form alliances with any and all who work for the release of Kinijit leaders and other political prisoners without destroying the sovereignty of
Some of the
same people who are in Kinijit-USA Executive are also
called the Kinijit International Leadership (KIL) by
adding a couple of other individuals. The same individuals who brought friction
within the Kinijit-USA Executive are also at it in
the KIL. They have succeeded in disabling the Kinijit
USA from focusing on its support role. The mou and
statutes of the AFD, which read as though it is a pact written by aliens of
Kinijit support chapters in the
1) Avoid antagonizing the KIL or the former Kinijit-USA Executive.
2) Cause Chapter chairpersons to form a council, from which a chairperson, a treasurer and a PR person should be elected as the executive branch of the support unit. That is all the bylaws you need initially. NB. If for some reason the representatives of Chapter chairpersons decides to elect an individual other than a support-chairperson to serve in the executive committee, that person must understand that she/he derive their power only from the council of representatives and hence are answerable to the council.
the existent chairperson of KIL Major Yoseph Yazew as a member of the new executive and as chairman of
the Liaison office of the new Kinijit-USA
Executive. The new Kinijit
4) Do not use a quota system or any manner that will recognize the component parties (AEUP, EDP-Medhin, or Kesta Demena, et cetera) in the selection of the Kinijit Executive. Work for a Kinijit Party.
ring among Kinijitians. Let the KIL do what they
can. Let the Kinijit-USA support Chapters
through their elected officers do what they can. Let Kinijit party members do what they can. Do not antagonize
any grouping of Kinijit. Let all do what they can,
and you do what you can. What is wrong in focusing on things that we can
do. Is it not ironic to suggest that one should make an alliance with the
OLF, which has a program that is opposed to the
I suggest that Kinijit-support units should elect representatives who are answerable to them and ought to focus on supporting the Kinijit USA leaders. Let us excel by our actions.
NB: I may
not be able to read and/or write to you until 8/
6/06. I gave the piece above for your kind deliberation. It offers a
departure from the infested swamp that we seem to be trapped in. My
interest is to work with and through the Kinijit-USA
support units. As Yohannes IV put it: ye'ene eTaye Ye
kidus Markos'nn sebeka meketel naw. He was trying to convince catholics,
who are followers of the House of St.
Peter, understand that his geographic location has made him a follower of the
House of St. Mark. Likewise, my geographic location forces me to state:
ye'ine eTye be