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We Must Fight TPLF’s Insidious Long Term Legacy – A Dumbed Down and Corrupted Culture and a Culture of Ineptitude

Post by getreal » 15 Jan 2019, 03:06

Twenty seven years of rule by a deeply psychopathic group the corruption and inhumanity - among other things - of which have been rarely seen in the world would leave a scar, a deep scar that will take a very long time to heal. TPLF’s beyond their thievery and human right abuses and so on have have also worked hard to dumb down and corrupt the culture and instill a culture of Ineptitude.

We have change now and these changes took place with amazing speed, initially. However, since then, progress has been frustratingly slow. Moreover, problems are dealt in rather incomprehensible and haphazard manner – that is, when they are addressed at all; more often they are left simply to fester and grow and become overwhelming.

One of these problems is that of the people who were dislocated from various region as a result of tribal conflicts and so on. There are a number of other problems including the problem of the unemployed, badly educated or uneducated youth with extremely high potential to destabilize the country, effectively dealing with the lawlessness pervasive in various parts of the country and so on and so forth

The rather divisive and subversive Ethiopian Constitution, TPLF’s direct instigation and fanning of conflicts, sabotages by those who stood to lose the privileges they had under TPLF rule – among others - have all been rightfully blamed for these problems.

However, there is something that doesn’t get mentioned, that is the incompetence that is pervasive everywhere in the country, which in itself was the handy work of the TPLF which has been misruling the country for a long time.

In Ethiopia in the last 27 years, to get most government positions including influential high level positions, first you need to be a Tigre; and, second, you need to be really, really incompetent and utterly, utterly corrupt. That is almost uniformly the case, unless they want you to do some work in Tigray region, then there is a different criteria that goes with the first . . .

It wasn’t easy for those who do not satisfy the first criteria but fully meet the second criteria to get into these positions. Still more, it was next to impossible for those who do not satisfy the first criteria who are also smart, literate, ethical and so on and so forth almost any government positions.

It is true, despite the rather strict gate-keeping by the pathologically paranoid TPLF, some were able to get through using various mechanisms and by exploiting the very limited opportunities that came their way – these are, very happily, the people who gave us the changes from within; of course, with the indispensable support of the youth of the country and others who all payed dearly.

Though TPLF is gone but the incompetent cadres and others who it has placed everywhere in government institutions and so on continue to serve in these positions.

It is true that there isn’t much love lost between some of these people who are placed in these positions and their TPLF bosses of yesterday – they were treated as second class citizens, and mere servants, nothing more.

Still the same, these people don’t have the skills and knowledge necessary to do their jobs competently. And they are not going to be able to acquire these skills in a hurry and out of the blue . . .

I was in Ethiopia sometime before and after the changes and had extensive interactions with various officials and others serving in a range of government bureaucracies including some of the so called new and old Universities. I was astounded with the pervasive incompetence of these officials and their lack of intellectual capacity to deal even the simplest of problems effectively despite their outsized pretenses and pomposities.

Moreover, almost all of them were very good at giving you an impression of things completely in contrast to how they really are and make you believe these fabrications. I was horrified imagining the effect of these psychopaths on unsophisticated people who often have to deal with them.

Anyway, it takes a vast number of people who are skillful, knowledgeable and ethical to effectively serve a country of more than 100 million people. However, we have had 27 years of TPLF rule, in which time exactly people like those were mercilessly driven out of the system. So, where are they going to come from now and rescue the country?

I believe the most important reason for the slow pace of progress in Ethiopia is the incompetence which was built into the system by design over the past 27 years by the TPLF thugs who ruled the country as if it was their private property. Well, that is not quite true, one does not trash one's property as they trashed Ethiopia. . .

The Prime Minister when he was overseas and since then focused on getting money from the diaspora, that was a bit misguided. What will be the use more money, for a country that wasted and will no doubt continue to waste its own money through continued corruption, mismanagement and incompetence.

What the country really, really needs now is the knowledge and skill of the Diaspora. And that, in my view, is where the Prime Minister should have focused his attention on rather than getting a few pennies from them.

He must create a conducive environment for the Diaspora Professionals to come and contribute to skill and knowledge development so that the country would be able to deal with its problem effectively. That can serve as part of the solution . . .
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Re: Catastrophically Slow Progress of Change in Ethiopia and Causes and Remedies – an Invitation for a Discussion

Post by Degnet » 15 Jan 2019, 06:12

Be sew telacha becha yetemolu slehonu bezih neger ande sewm ye tsafe yelem.

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Re: Catastrophically Slow Progress of Change in Ethiopia and Causes and Remedies – an Invitation for a Discussion

Post by getreal » 15 Jan 2019, 08:15

Degnet,

What are you trying to say, what you have written is incomprehensible to me . . .
Degnet wrote:
15 Jan 2019, 06:12
Be sew telacha becha yetemolu slehonu bezih neger ande sewm ye tsafe yelem.

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Re: Catastrophically Slow Progress of Change in Ethiopia and Causes and Remedies – an Invitation for a Discussion

Post by getreal » 15 Jan 2019, 19:26

It is hard not to be angry and dismayed when you see the way they do things . . .


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Re: Catastrophically Slow Progress of Change in Ethiopia and Causes and Remedies – an Invitation for a Discussion

Post by getreal » 15 Jan 2019, 20:49


At the very top, things are somewhat okay, anywhere else, not so much so . . . The people who are in charge and supposed to look after others are so busy looking after their own self and their families. . . The pain and suffering that is causing numerous people - the very young, the old, women and children - is beyond tolerable.

Who is in charge of the clattering train?
The axles creak, and the couplings strain.
For the pace is hot and the points are near,
and Sleep hath deadened the driver’s ear,
and signals flash through the night in vain.
Who is in charge of the clattering train?” -- Edwin J. Milliken
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Re: Catastrophically Slow Progress of Change in Ethiopia and Causes and Remedies – an Invitation for a Discussion

Post by getreal » 15 Jan 2019, 21:21

They have started some cleaning up work in the foreign services, but they haven’t even started talking about weeding out the incompetent officials and cadres from the public services and so on . . .

Even this guy who was a member of the TPLF talks about his embarrassment when confronted with the out and out domination of Tigrians in the foreign services . . .

It would have been somewhat bearable if they were knowledgeable but most of them were so stupid it is an insult to stupid to call them stupid. . .

One of the Ethiopian Ambassador talks about "Queen of Sheba was the King of Axum"

It is all in the Video, please watch it, it is so painful. . .



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