elias wrote:This is a thought-provoking piece. I might add that Tigrinya speakers in both Ethiopia and Eritrea are being equally victimized by "the politics of Tigray-Tigrinya," if the writer is correct in his analysis. The dirty game Woyanne and Shabia have been playing, in particular, is becoming starkly clear by the day to every one who keeps his/her eyes and ears open.
A healthy dose of skepticism and curiosity aren't the forte of most Ethiopians. The line that delineates between Halafis and Eliases (supposedly educated Ethiopians) blurs when it comes to critically analyzing things. You Ethiopians tend to ''see faces in the clouds''- things that enforce your pattern of thinking.
Here it's the unnamed author is telling us from the get go, the Tigray-Tigrine politics was devised by the Italians and Brits to secure their interest in 1941 and you found that ''thought-provoking''. 1941? Does it ring a bell? It eludes me how the two nations would come up with such a strategy while bombing the hell out of each other during the Second World War?
Here is a tip for you, my friend- how about trying to ''see clouds in the faces'' next time? Yes, it differs from ''seeing faces in the clouds''. Yes, the former requires some mind gymnastics...