Thursday, July 14, 2016
You agree on core principles and rule a country by those principles. What you do as a political leader of a country is to pour all of your energy to speak into that grand narrative on which your principles are founded. Its over 400 years since the emergence of Westphalia concept of nation-state in the 17th century (the basis of modern nation-state with defined territory or boundary); nevertheless, Ethiopia continues to suffer from the lack of a vertically defined sovereign polity and horizontally agreed up-on inter-national relation. How can we even speak about the Ethiopia that never existed? The ongoing killings of our brothers and sisters in relation to the #OromoProtests and the #AmharaProtests is simply symptomatic of Hobbes's characterization of the "powerful kills and gets all". That's exactly what the Ethiopian regime is up-to!