Thursday, July 15, 2010

Berhanu Nega to Speak at Oromo Studies Association Conference 2010



One of my readers writes:

"Dear Argan Beekan,

In light of the fact that Berhanu Nega (formerly of Kinijit and now of Ginbot 7) will be speaking at Oromo Studies Association Conference (OSA) this year, would you please repost your article about Ato Berhanu from years ago to inform the public about this man? The panel is organized by Asfaw Beyene and includes Beyan Asoba and David Shinn."
See HERE.

Blogger: I personally am not surprised given the cozy relationship between Ginbot 7 and Shanee on the one hand and Shanee and OSA on the other. The article in question is "Berhanu Nega’s Shocking Encounter with Oromo Detainees Led to his Politcal Career". I never took it down. You will find it HERE.
Enjoy and have your say.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who is next? Hailu Shawul? Mallasaa Zeenaawwii?

Anonymous said...

Dear Blogger,

I read your article on Birhanu Nega. I'm glad he came face to face with Oromo citizens at least now he knows how severe the issue between Ethiopia and Oromia is.

As for our Oromo compatriats, I don't know why they (OSA) invite(s) this guy to present. Above all, I'm eager to see what Beyene Asoba will say in the panel when he sits with Birhanu Nega and Mr.Shinn. Will he repeat what he said (his group does NOT work to democratize Ethiopia) in VOA during the interview with the other 2 OLF factions?

Thank you

Jaalataa said...

Dear oromo brother and sisters here is my opinion to get raid of woyane we need to work with any one who fight this evel if we don't we didn't learn anything from the past as you all my brothers and sisters knows we should be the one who played woyanes roll by this time so my friends let's cooprate with any one and let's our people dicide the rest.Hey guys don't forget that my enemys enemy is my friend (whatever you call it)

Anonymous said...

This shanee allied so called " OSA" are bunkrupt and Oromo in Ethiopian clothes. Abraham Lincon said " A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have." Those who want to fight Wayyanee with Ethiopian political Organizations are daydreamers. Ethiopian politicians do not fight Wayyanee for the same cause with Oromo people. Unless we admite that Oromos are coward and soulless to fight for their freedom, Oromos have enough potenial to carry out Oromo liberation struggle alone and alone like Ertireans.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Behanu ws shocked by the 'hateful feelings', but not by the suffering of the the majority prisoners (Ormos). Dr. Birhanu expects them to love the prison house 'Ethiopia'. According to his own words, he cared about 'the danger Ethiopia is facing', but not about the suffering of the Oromos. No wonder! All Abysian elites only care and feel the pain of losing Oromia, not the suffering of the Oromo people.

Anonymous said...

To Oromo Brothers,
Can you learn from Eritrea, they got their Independence, but the people of Eritrea are not liberated? They are under brutal dictator Issayas worst than Meles. So, I recommend you to liberate all of Ethiopia NOT just Oromo. By that I mean fight for democratic right for all Ethiopians (that includes OROMO). If there is a democratic system Oromo people will benefit most, b/c they are the largest ethnic group amongst Ethiopians.

Abesha Wondimachihu

Anonymous said...

Dear blogger:

Dr. Berhanu is not as ignorant as you are in that he understands the importnace of territorial integrity and unity of the country. He also understands the fact that the Oromo are late arrival on the scene in that part of the world. You should thank him, NOT condemn him, for speaking for you when you are not able to do so because of your internal fighting. Also, you might as well share in the glorious history of our mother land than isolate yourself from your other Ethiopian brothers and sisters.

Long live Ethiopia hagere!

Tsadkan Abraham

Anonymous said...

Dear OSA,
Please do your research before interacting with Habasha elites.I was a universitty student when Birhanu Nega presented his racist paper which discusses oromo's "migration". This unpublished paper of birhanu resulted in a major violence at Finfinne University. This guy is a proven Oromo hater and deserves no seat among the Oromo's.

Anonymous said...

Ethiopians have brought the ideological fight to our own backyard.

Thanks to OSA for inviting them to our own house.

They now have a stage in our living room on which their leader will stand and fight the cause our beloved heroes and heroines have lost their precious life for.

Anonymous said...

OSA should not use our resource (the Oromo resource) to facilitate and promote Ethiopian ideology. I suggest OSA should get the resources from all Ethiopians since it is now engaged in promoting Ethiopian ideology . Our resource should go where it belongs – to promote Oromummaa.

Anonymous said...

OSA should not use our resource (the Oromo resource) to facilitate and promote Ethiopian ideology. I suggest OSA should get the resources from all Ethiopians since it is now engaged in promoting Ethiopian ideology . Our resource should go where it belongs – to promote Oromummaa.

Anonymous said...

OSA is transforming to an Ethiopian institution, and it might as well find a proper name.
How about ESA which suites a new and redefined role better.

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous who said:
"We like it or not, all Oromo individuals and institutions do pass through certain evolution process from level one to level five".

You sound certain about the levels and the number of the levels.

May I ask what you have based your theory on, Is there a research you have conducted to back up the theory?

Anonymous said...

To Tsadkan Abraham,

I see you have not progressed fruther than ABGIDA yet. A world genetic history shows that the Oromo have been there at least as a society for the past 5000 years. And the Arabian migrants (Amhara and Tigre) arrived 3000 years ago. You cannot refute this.

By the way thank you bu no thank you for your offer of publicity through Nega. By the way Brihanu Naga Bonga is also believed to be Oromo Gruage. Look at the name Naga Bonga. He has to stop pretending he is an Ethiopian. The Abyss will never accept him. They name call him 'yehe Guraage' behind his back.

OSA is a trojan horse and we have to use an antivirus software to clean it throughly before the virus kills it OSA first. Take a good look at Bayyan and Asfaw = ISAPA and EPRP. There is the connection. Was'nt Brihanu an ex EPRP?

Long live free and liberated Oromia!

Nagaan.

Anonymous said...

To Tsadkan Abraham

Do you see how different we the Oromos are from you (Ethiopians) even from the way we respond to situations, from the way we comment.
For example You said "Dr. Berhanu is not as ignorant as you are"
This reflects a superiority that is rooted in your culture whereas we are born and brought up with element of Gadaa democracy which is deep rooted in our culture that governs our decisions and discussions.

We are just different.

Anonymous said...

Who told you that Dr Berihanu Nagaa ( just like Aluulaa Abbaa-Nagaa) is not Oromo? He just doesn't know like almost all "Gurage" and "Shoa Amaara" that they are basically the semitized group from Oromo origin. He will get back to his root, the Oromo, step by step! Look at the Oromo political evolution described above!

Anonymous said...

Better to stay and looking at all negativities that come from different 'little king' of human mind!Anybody can create a ground to quarrel or conflict, which has been continuing hampering people in Africa in particular and human kind in general, among any society. Why somebody/a group hates peace and prosperity for his own people like Meles does? It is better to be wise and think about weak spirit of human being! All experiences and knowledges in human mind don't have a means to remake souls which have been continuing to be a victim of selfish,ethnocentric,greedy and ignorant political groups in our globe! Listen! Before saying/judging anything that affects millions one should think of his madness. Enough is enough! We should stop our ignorance of life which has same meaning to all human kind from east to west and north to south! We have been reflecting our stupidity and ignorance for this long! Let us give chance to all those poor and innocent people of Africa! Melkam

Anonymous said...

have nothing to say to closed minds which always want to hear what is the reality but what they want to hear

Anonymous said...

To the ignorant Tsadkan Abraham:

You reminded me of what happened to us (myself and a friend) during the Dergu regime in Finifinnee. We were traveling in a weyieite taxi. As me and my friend were talking in our language (Afaan Oromo) one of the passangers apparently got pissed off just because we did not talk in his langauage (Amharic). He said "enaanten aqaaxilo macaresee neber. Merretun enfelgewalen sawuen aydelem" Here is the transalation. We should destroy/burn you people (Oromos) and save the land we need the land not the people.

Dr Nega and you are the same type of individuals like the person we encountred back then. Because for you guys people's life is less important than the "territorial integrity and unity of the country."

Regrading internal fight you tried to belittle us on. May I remind you of the split after split after split within kinijit? I could not hold laughter when I heard that Professor Mesfin and Hailu Araya groups got in to feast fight in front of kinijit's office in Finfinnee just days before the recent woyane's fake election.

Oromia shall be independent!!!

Anonymous said...

To Abesha Wondimachu,

First of all, I don't know if the people of Eritera are under dictatorship. Even if they are, Oromo is not Eritera. Okay!!!

We have an exemplary administrative system known as Gadaa. Do you know some part of Oromia particularly the Borana, still execrise it to a limited degree. Once we liberate ourselves from the yoke of colonialism(I know you don't want to hear this reality) we work on moderinazing/consitituting the Gadaa system.

Anonymous said...

Oh My God, Habashas haven't chnage
a bit. They still call you ignorant (donqoro). They still live in 1880s where Menlik decided to march down south to the land of Honey and Milk in the name of Masalxan.

Anonymous said...

I just have one question. I wonder what OSA is doing for oromo people? In my opinion they are taking their anual vacation and testify their ability, how much they are able to make presentation on some topic, how their English is good, and they are paving their way to Ethiopia. what difference they made for oromos? are they really neutral in politics? If they are really concerned about Oromos why they did't try to put pressure on oromo political parties to bring them together and make a reconciliation for the better will of our nation and to librate oromia.

Anonymous said...

My beloved oromos don't lose your gear with Ethiopians. they are people never learn from past and never understand the present and never predict the future. If they are smart enough to do so, they would have assimilate themselve with others and benefited from it. still they are emiyee Minilik yimutu. so don't expect change from this people, change yourself and let our cargo speeds forward and let the dogs bark.

Anonymous said...

To Tsadkan Abraham,

In one short paragraph you summarized three reasons why I joined the OLF in the first place some 30 years ago.

The reasons are as follows: 1/ you Abyss people have the delusion that we the Oromo are ignorant. I can assure you that certainly Oromo people are not ignorant. They are highly educated and gifted. 2/ I am tired of the suffering we are experiencing in the name of 'territorial integerity' of Ethiopia.
3/ Your inability to learn.

I am very sad about the geographic error that we are neigbours. You carry on saying what you feel is right. Just do not tell us anything. Oromia is a question of territorial integerity for us.

Nagaan

anonmous said...

Dear all,
More often any colonial elites gravitate towards slapping the genuine struggle of the oppressed people in the name of eliciting the presumed nationalistic feelings of the country, which is usually negative towards the oppressed Nations, and unwisely expressed.

Amazingly these off-springs of the old oppressors remain victims to the true contradictions of their own western education which embraces the basic and fundamental freedoms of all the people, and their dogmatic upbringings of the pseudo supremacy, and mentalities of sheer entitlements. Therefore, it should not surprise people when these new generations of the colonizers try to dwell be in both world.

These new generation of Nafxanyaas deliberately attempt to support the genuine causes of the subjugated nations, but unknowingly as well as knowingly glorify their ancestors’ achievements of invading and depopulating the neighboring independent Nations. They display vividly their contempt when the oppressed nations wage a genuine struggle, either by putting them down through condescending comments, or openly opposing it. One thing for sure is that I have never heard, or read when when they (the so-called new generation of Nafxanyaas) are either recanting, nor condemning the destructive and evil deeds of their ancestors. To this end, Dr. Birhanu Nega’s attendance of OSA is a disgrace for the principled Oromo Scholars, as he spouses the immiyyee Ethiopian persuasions as a true loyalist Guragee-Abyssinian.
Yaadasaa

Anonymous said...

WE OROMOS ARE READY AND ALWAYS OUR DOORS ARE OPEN FOR FRIENDLY FRIENDS TO WORK TOGETHER FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR COMMON HOME LAND. BUT WE HAVE TO TAKE A VERY TOUGH CARE WITH THOSE " BILTABILTOCH " HABESHAS. IT WAS THE NAIVITY WHICH HAS KILLED OROMOS AND KEPT THEM UNDER THE ABYSSINIANS FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY. THE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE OROMIANS AND ABYSSINIANS IS THE FRIENDSHIP WHICH EXISTS BETWEEN MOUS AND CAT OR IN OTHER WAY UPPER BOSS AND LOWER SERVANT. BY THE WAY, WHAT VERY IMPORTANT FOR OROMOS IS, TO LEARN HOW TO STAND ON THEIR OWN LEGS BEFORE RUNNING TO MAKE A FRIENDSHIP WITH NATURALLY UNFRIENDLY PEOPLES.

Anonymous said...

Calanqoo Calii
My fellow Oromos let not lose our sight to libration and independent. It is very important for the horn of Africa to work with Oromo for the common interests of all those who reside in the horn of Africa. The East African issue is undeniable and irresolvable unless Oromo are involved and become one of the decision makers. As an Oromo, I always would like to talk to anyone who would talk about the horn of Africa, which doesn’t mean we are agree on it. I talk to them because I would like to disagree with them and to persuade them for the need in the horn of Africa. The Oromo question is very important question because no one can achieve any political goals in the horn of Africa without Oromo, which is number one reason that forced Birhanu Nega to speak to the Oromo intellectuals. This could be disastrous for our political achievement unless we are negotiating base on our interest. The question is what is our interest?
1, those who would like to work with Oromo must recognize the rooms a group, individuals, and must accept our determination for freedom, and independence (the independent Oromia)
2, Individuals must denounce the past act and past dictators such as Tedros, yohanis, Menlik, hailaselase, and Mange.
3, if I am a top negotiator, I would put this agenda as a pre-condition for political negotiation.
4, Individual Oromos must always advance the Oromo interest more than anything again what is the “Oromos Interest”
Of course Brahnu Nega is not Oromo and doesn’t support Oromo independence. He would promote one Ethiopia, one language, and amahara speaking individuals as the head of states, which is Oromo don’t want to see. This is the point. The question is? Can we protect our interest? Off course we can because the Oromo people are the biggest ethnic group in the Africa we must not allow anyone to rule our will for temporary benefits like language and region. We must make wisely thought move every time we make negotiation, we must make the best interest that can serve us for longtime. In the past, we have seen those individuals like Negaso, Bulcha, Marara have being trying to play a political card which is risky and could be disastrous that may put Oromo’s under danger political desperation permanently. Let us come together as an Oromo and make a common ground for our political promotion in the Horn of Africa and in the Ethiopia. We must stop serving the minority people for generations which is in my notion shameful and disappointing. We must make key decisions in the Ethiopia, East Africa, and in the Africa. Let us be on the world stage once at least for competition economically, socially, politically, diplomatically, and individually. I believe there is no hesitation that Oromo will make to the world stage.
My fellow Oromo let be smart and make wise political calculation for our common interest. Like other societies we must also realize truth which means, Ethiopia is a plural society, now a days. In my view I always support talking to anyone to promote Oromo’s interest.
Calanqoo Calii

Anonymous said...

HI all,

I don't understand what kind of politics we are trying to implement or what kind of politics we follow in the 21st century, whoever fight woyane we should be co-operate with them like woyanne and shabiya and others so why we can’t have that kind of political strategies why some people they just scared of Ethiopians why? We should be smart and we are capable of getting rid of woyanne. Our people will decide the rest.

Anonymous said...

Remember woyanne agents are talk for our people in here I mean on this comment board they are trying to give us advice what we should do and what we shouldn't, so please be smart and check and analyse who's comment is really good for our goals, what and why someone say what he/she is saying a lots of Meles agents are purposely confusing our people.

Anonymous said...

Please do not west your time for fruitless thing. If you realy worried about your country/people/democracy...which are none-existance, do not support woyanes idea and identify the divide and rule system they have. try to unify in ideas that are helpfull to people whom you love. Try to know who is realy enemy of Oromia or people of Ethiopia in general. DO YOU THINK DR Berhanu is ignorant about OROMO people? I do not think. This is one system of Woyane to divert the current brightening situation for freedom. NEVER let yourself to be controled by Woyane! Join anyone you are sure of doing righ for people!

Anonymous said...

I think the way forward is openness and tolerance to the idea of others. OSA should entrtain people who oppose the Ideology of the OLF. There must be a fine line b/n OLF and OSA. I do beleive OSA is the place where ideas are entetained including those ideas that oppose the ideology of OLF. Otherwies, it should change its name to some kind of politcal organization. Whether they come from Berhanu, Hagos or Gemechu, Intelctuals always discuss ideas. Regardless of what the blogger said, Berhanu is a class "A" researcher- and he should be given the chance to speak. Muffling is the work of Dictators, not OSA!

Anonymous said...

This is the Blogger,

Please don't post the same message multiple times. There is no need to do so. Your views are not accepted just because you post them repeatedly. Besides, you are wasting your readers’ time which you should have some respect for. Please refrain from doing so.

Also, please watch your words. Insulting your readers will not help you sell your point of view. In fact, it does the opposite. If you are spending time writing up your views on a certain issue, you might as well change some minds.

Warning: if you are a repeat offender, I will remove your postings all together. Just to prove to you that this is the blogger, not some impersonator, I am removing some of the Oromo political “evolution theory” posted here multiple times.

Respectfully,

Argan Beekan

Anonymous said...

Shanee Gumii's objective is to share power in Ethiopia and what they always think is the short cut to this selfish interest while ABO lead by obbo Dhugaasaa Bakakkoo thinks of the next generation. Oromo should not always quarrel on the down ward road Shanee GUmii always want to travel at this particular time when the future of Oromo and Oromia looks bright after WBO ZK switched its alegiance to OLF lead by Obbo Dhugaasaa. We should not waste our time on arguing about SHanee GUmii's evil deeds any more. Let our energy, time, money and discussion focus on the primary objective of liberating Oromia. We should always remember that truth will always be triumphant. Mountains of Shanee GUmiis lies and unrelenting effort to destroy Oromo people's struggle through various conspiraces will certainly be dismantled by the master seed of the truth of Oromia liberation objective.

Anonymous said...

Hi all!
The invitation of Dr. Berhanu to any Oromo conference has no problem in my opinion. Let Hailu Shawul (the rigid dictator) come and say something. Let them know if they really get any support from Oromos as they say, we have a lot of Oromo supporters. If all Oromos are not agree with Dr. Berhanu's idea, let them oppose him in a civilized way. We are living in 21st century, the best idea rules the world not hate politics. Specially, Oromos who are living in diaspora should know how to win the enemies deplomatically and minimize enemy as much as possible. We should nor build a wall not to see our opponents instead build a bridge invite our opponents and know their feeling.

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