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Friday, July 06, 2007

The Millennium Disconnect

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(ETP Editorial)

We are now at a point in Ethiopia, where if someone mentions the word “millennium” - people in the immediate vicinity collectively cringe in disgust. Interestingly enough, our borderline comical and very oblivious government officials, the Prime Minister included, seem to have an insatiable urge to utter the word once every two to three minutes – sentencing the public to unending torture.

When a certain regime stays in power for too long, disconnect with its citizenry is bound to ensue. Through out the world’s history, this detachment is to blame for "If they have no bread, then let them eat cake" moments, in which the ruling elite display their total lack of empathy, sympathy and understanding.

Yes, Ethiopia is no different; and we need not look too hard for evidence either, just forty or so years of recent history will do. In 1972, officials of the then Monarchy were abuzz with excitement over the upcoming 80th birthday of the Emperor.(More...)



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