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In Search of an Appropriate Politics for Eritreans in Diaspora

Let’s not be a nation divided into supporters and opponents of the government
Let’s not be a nation divided into supporters and opponents of the government. We all have a duty to work together for the betterment of the nation. In the meantime, let’s make the distinction between those who are genuine and sincerely concerned about the welfare of the people and the country from those who thrive through chaos and misery of our people and deliberately collaborate and sympathize with the enemy to prolong the suffering.

By Tesfa G. Gebremedhin (PhD),

POLITICS is a noble profession. However, politics is a very sensitive and delicate matter among Eritreans in Diasporas because we are not reasonably open-minded to discuss the political issues and situations in Eritrea. It is evident that we do not know much of politics. It is misleading to think that we know politics because we read the current news and views on the Internet regularly. The fact is that we do not read and learn how to learn politics and as a result we cannot make proper and critical analysis of political issues based on hard facts and figures. We cannot pretend to be politicians simply by carrying banners and posters with political slogans and protesting or picketing on the sidewalks or street corners. It does not make us national political heroes merely by conducting endless meetings and fruitless conferences in an enemy territory. Thus, it is an alarming situation to observe the way the political instruments are played to the Eritreans in Diasporas by the two political groups classified as the “opposition groups” and the “pro-government group“. Continue reading In Search of an Appropriate Politics for Eritreans in Diaspora