Bwendimu wrote:I always warn Oromos about number. For me number is liability. Unfortunately we Oromos got millions half baked intellectuals who boast of the number behind them. History never support group with big number were always winners. The Romans were very few in number. Not more than 5 million one million living in city of Rome itself. Out of these they created well trained army of 15 legions. Julious Cezar engaged with 3 million armed Europeans and killed 2 million of them and sold the rest as slaves using the well oiled army.
OPDO got 4 million members that means almost every government employee in Oromiya is OPDO member. With big number came big number of thieves and yes men who bent their behind to TPLF who pay them. Quality not quantity that win.
Why TPLF failed? Simply it failed because it overloaded its limited space. This created scarsity and not every body got equal share of the loot. Some got more power and money than the others and this triggered the wave that is now threaten them.
In the first place you have fake and out of this world false assumptions when you say that with big numbers come big problems. To begin with even if you have only three persons composing a government you may easily have BIG corruption in there much more than among larger groups because it is very easy to hide corruptions and keep secrets among three people more than among 30 000 divergent and relatively heterogeneous peoples of different families, different localities, different educational levels, different life experience. The smaller the community the bigger the secrecy and the bigger the visible and invisible deep seated corruption. Do you think that small communities of Mafia referring to each other as the "family" are less corrupt than the broad based government coming from large population base? NO!
The tplf is not in trouble only because of the fact that the loot has not been equally distributed but because at start they have agreed with other stake holders and then written the federal constitution and the federal system for joint and separate governance and government. But then immediately and in practice they turned around 360 degrees and effectively made the federal constitution and the federal system to be only the unilateral tplf property at complete exclusion of all the other stakeholders which means that their own doomsday is built in to their own greedy thinking systems and everyday doings.
Concerning the distribution of resources and incomes it is a universal phenomena and universal problem due to the fact that every where elites take the lion's share of the resources both in cash and kind and has nothing to do with population sizes.
With this wild and wrong assumptions of yours also comes your nightmare because China with with the largest population size in the world will son going be worlds super power economically, politically, military to dance cha.. chaa.., buggie... buggie... hubie... hubie... and kick the hell out of your clueless liar ar$$$$.
Keep in mind the fact that Zambia has recently imported lots of Chinese police men to keep peace and order in their country which is not far from Ethiopia and your family's homestead.
So mind you that you are not only 100% wrong on your contention but 101% wrong for whatever reasons you want to be so much wrong deep down to your sinful bone marrows. Forget about your prehistoric folktales instead coming to the 21st century time where we are living and breathing. Even in medieval times the truth is that countries with large population size resources worked and prospered much more than the communities with smaller population resources.
Have you ever heard about the subject of Human Resource, Human capital, and nations resources and resource bases? May be not. I am shocked!
Okay The vast majority of countries that have been superpowers in modern history have had a stable population base for their economy, and this large workforce has always been supplemented with technological innovation, which acts as a multiplier to the effects of this large base.
Moreover, it helps to create a large domestic market, as the products that are being made are also being internally sold and consumed, alongside international exports.
On a more fundamental level however, the population (people more simply) can be thought of as being a resource because:
There is a supply of them - on average the world population is increasing by 80 million every year, hence there is a huge supply of people that can be utilized by countries in the same way that Gold can be utilized to bolster a country both economically and politically.
They can be "traded" - people can move around the world and they help the country that they choose to live in, by paying taxes and doing a job that helps society to function overall. This is similar to resources and other goods as they can be sold or given to others as well.
Fundamentally, the definition of a resource is a: a stock or supply of money, materials, staff, and other assets that can be drawn on by a person or organization in order to function effectively.
Humanity qualifies as without people there would be no organizations or people, so paradoxically, people are the thing used by people, so that people can survive.