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justo
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Let Ethiopia celebrate its heroes

Post by justo » 10 Feb 2019, 17:17

If you are one country with divergent views of history, like black and white Americans do, then you can fight about the place of people in the history of country. The fate of the confederate flag, of slave owning presidents, etc etc can lead to controversies

If you are two different countries, like Eritrea and Ethiopia or South Africa and Britain, then each is entitled to its own heroes. The hero in one country can be a villain in the other country.

Churchill is a hero in England and a colonial pig in Africa, and both are entitled to their views. De Gaul killed 2 million Africans in Algeria, but is considered a hero in France, and there is no controversy about this.

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Re: Let Ethiopia celebrate its heroes

Post by justo » 10 Feb 2019, 17:22

Minilik or HIM can be controversial among Ethiopians, but there cannot be any controversy about Minilik or HIM between Ethiopians and Eritreans

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Re: Let Ethiopia celebrate its heroes

Post by justo » 10 Feb 2019, 17:35

The controversy is surely being whipped up by Tigrai Digital Media's ኣሽካዕላል, with unsuspecting Eritreans following suit by expressing honestly held opinions

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Re: Let Ethiopia celebrate its heroes

Post by Fed_Up » 10 Feb 2019, 18:27

justo wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 17:17
If you are one country with divergent views of history, like black and white Americans do, then you can fight about the place of people in the history of country. The fate of the confederate flag, of slave owning presidents, etc etc can lead to controversies

If you are two different countries, like Eritrea and Ethiopia or South Africa and Britain, then each is entitled to its own heroes. The hero in one country can be a villain in the other country.

Churchill is a hero in England and a colonial pig in Africa, and both are entitled to their views. De Gaul killed 2 million Africans in Algeria, but is considered a hero in France, and there is no controversy about this.
Well said brother Justo.

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Re: Let Ethiopia celebrate its heroes

Post by justo » 11 Feb 2019, 00:26

Fed_Up wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 18:27
justo wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 17:17
If you are one country with divergent views of history, like black and white Americans do, then you can fight about the place of people in the history of country. The fate of the confederate flag, of slave owning presidents, etc etc can lead to controversies

If you are two different countries, like Eritrea and Ethiopia or South Africa and Britain, then each is entitled to its own heroes. The hero in one country can be a villain in the other country.

Churchill is a hero in England and a colonial pig in Africa, and both are entitled to their views. De Gaul killed 2 million Africans in Algeria, but is considered a hero in France, and there is no controversy about this.
Well said brother Justo.
True, brother Fed_up, we cannot interfere in their myth building little as we want them to interfere in ours

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