DefendTheTruth wrote: ↑
23 May 2020, 11:20
So, why do you think they haven't deserved the support of their fellow citizens in time of their need?
I don't get it my friend; unless I missed something when I saw the video a while ago, didn't hear them asking for help.
They were making a living according to their family standard; Mengistu didn't send them to private school or moved them anywhere. Folks recognized them as the President's brother/sister and pointed at them but, no one bothered them. Their father, Mengistu's dad, provided them to make ends meet.
I think Meles did the same; so does Isaias/Eritrea. It's their quality so to speak as leaders of their perspective countries. These guys will continue to be honored for not treating their own family different from the ordinary people. If Woyane/EPRDF just did that, they would have lived their golden years among Ethiopians with grace.
Why do you think Ethiopians still have some respect for Isaias? Accepted him with open heart when he came to visit them? For me, it's simply his personal life style; it's precised as simple and walking among the ordinary people; he walks the talk as an individual! His politics as far as I am concerned is still a failure. However, no matter what evil PFDJ commits, what comes to folks's mind when they see Isu or Mengistu is simplicity and down to earth.
For better or worse, Ethiopians/Eritreans still have soft heart for Mengistu/Isu!
You're right! Ermias was condescending towards Somali's to wish them Mengistu!
On the other hand, Oromos and the rest of us probably may fare better with Colonel Abiy dictatorship if we don't stop bickering.
Come to think of it, looking at Tigrai's fenkel movement, maybe Abiy's patience is paying off; let us give him some time.