The neo-Neftegna ideologues peddling the false narratives of ethnic cleansing and genocide
were driven less by the moral imperative to amplify the sufferings of the victims so much as the urge to denigrate, vilify, and dehumanise the Oromo. Their ultimate goal, however, is to get rid of the multinational federal order which they blames for all of Ethiopia’s ills and misfortunes. Some even blame multinational federalism for creating not just Oromia, the Somali region, the Afar region etc but for actually creating these people. The strategy has always been this – demonise the multinational federal order as barbaric, and savage and create the discursive condition to reimpose that decadent and reactionary system that rendered large swathes of the south second-class citizens- invisible, inaudible, un-hearable, uncountable, unintelligible, to the imperial logos of politics. As you can see below, some want a return to a pre-1974 structure.
What concerns me the most is not the existence of this views but how fast these views are becoming mainstream under Abiy’s leadership.
Lol at “To Avoid Killil”
The neo-Neftegna ideologues who were peddling the false narratives of genocide and ethnic cleansing were drive by one central agenda: getting rid of the multinational federal order, and replacing it with a unitary system that speaks the Amharic language. 👇🏾 pic.twitter.com/2HdWELfhBb
— Awol Allo (@awolallo) August 1, 2020