THE ACME OF EVIL IGNORANCE: THE WEYYANE PROJECT FOR ETHIOPIA AND THE WORLD

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Mesfin Wolde-Mariam
December 2014

Thirty to fifty years ago the TWINS, the shabia and the weyyane discovered that one of their formidable and impregnable enemies was RECORDED HISTORY. In their boundless ignorance they believed they could wipe out RECORDED HISTORY by destroying the books on Ethiopia. They started their destructive campaign in London and Washington DC. The University of London and the Library of Congress were, I believe, their first targets. This is a consequence mainly attributable to IGNORANCE.
Now that the TWINS are presumably incontestably in power they have resumed their campaign of destruction of accumulated knowledge. In Ethiopia the campaign started with the libraries in the Catholic Churches, The Municipality of Addis Abeba and perhaps in less known other organizations. Priceless books in these institutions and organizations were sold dirt-cheap by weight! Fortunately for Ethiopia their ignorance when combined with their greed led to a consequence partially opposite to their desired purpose of total destruction. Although some books were bought by those who would destroy them, some were also bought by those would preserve them.
Now the weyyane possessed by ignorance and greed attacked the most important treasure of the country: THE ETHIOPIAN NATIONAL LIBRARY. The ancient books in this library were sold at a price of ten Birr (US $0.50) per kilo. Is this not a crime against humanity? Are the Western Powers free from this crime? Does this not demonstrate the TOTALITARIAN TYRANNY under which the Ethiopian people live? Is this not a war against knowledge, against science? Is this not a war against human progress? Is this not a childish attempt to start Ethiopian, indeed Human, history like animals from zero? Is this not a solid proof for the fact that there are no universities in Ethiopia?
Jean Paul Sartre emphatically explains that every generation of all animals starts from zero with no accumulated experience to guide it. The weyyane project is to reduce all Ethiopians to their level of ignorance; however they fail to realize the universality of knowledge and science. Therefore, while they have American dollars, European Euros and English Pounds as well as Western war machines, they may believe they will succeed in keeping Ethiopians ignorant. Add to this the stifling of freedom of expression, internet, newspapers and other free and independent media there is surely a tremendous weight of ignorance on them; but they are not giving up the pursuit of knowledge. In fact the Project-Ignorance of the weyyane has become a challenge for Ethiopians to know more about themselves and the world. Today, thanks to the weyyane and the Derg there is inhabited continent where Ethiopians are not found.
Most of all the Weyyane Project forgets or ignores the fact that Ethiopia was a symbol of FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE and a BEACON OF HOPE as well as an INSPIRATION OF COURAGE. A proud history of a proud people standing solidly for thousands of years has been reduced to a mere collection of tribes who were forcefully united by Minilik. The Weyyane Project ignores or forgets the tumultuous Sixteen Century that brought challenges which the Ethiopian people converted into opportunities. It is these challenges and opportunities that shaped present-day Ethiopia. The Weyyane Project has no notion about the resilience of the Ethiopian people. If the weyyane live to regret their ignorance and their stupidity, they will witness the rise of Ethiopia with vengeance!
The above photographs of the covers of some of these priceless books are only a small sample of the consequence of the Weyyane Project making money by selling cheaply these books by weight.

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4 Responses to THE ACME OF EVIL IGNORANCE: THE WEYYANE PROJECT FOR ETHIOPIA AND THE WORLD

  1. Key says:

    Dear Professor,

    May god bless you for ever and keep you in good health for years to come. I’m most indebted to you for shading light to a very critical issue that is vital to the future of Ethiopia as a country and the very essence of the true history of Ethiopia and the scarifies made by its children from beginning of time. It’s not just history books about Ethiopia that the Woyanes are trying to destroy, they’ve tried everything including changing recorded history on the web, eliminate the name “ETHIOPIA” from anywhere and everywhere possible, change its flag, change it’s map, reduce Ethiopians to tribal minorities and use divide and rule tactics to kill the Ethiopian spirit. However, as you’ve stated, they haven’t succeeded and I’m 100% agreeing with you that Ethiopians will rise with vengeance and the Woyanes and their stogies will end up on the dust bins of history for eternity.

  2. y.melese says:

    thank you so much for your well-articulated and yet concise reaction against this state sponsored villainy against sovereignty and history.

  3. Alula says:

    Dear professor,i boldly agree on your position that the campaign against destroying history books is alike to destroying knowledge or humanity.Despite i did not have any prior knowledge on what you are saying. I STILL AFRAID THAT SOME PEOPLE INCLUDING THOSE IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION ARE DESTROYING HISTORY. LET ME SHARE WHAT I HAVE EXPERIENCED IN THE ETHIOPIAN UNIVERSITY that i am currently working[albeit] you might have also noticed it instructors who are teaching social science especially History have been facing terror for fear of some words that i don’t want also to mention them here,but let me say ”x” for the Oromo people and “y” for the other people. following the students claim that their lecturer gave them an article(internationally accepted) with “x” word. My university administration,for instance, has taken swift decision to burn all books that include the word “x” and i feel very sad by this action.To me is not only killing knowledge but killing the coming generation including those people who are claiming not to be called by this word.Thus, dear professor, this is to see your position on this issue and your recommendation the the Ethiopian government and the individual people/the ethnic group as a whole.

  4. Asmamaw Baye Teshager says:

    Thank you Professor for the touch. My answer to these questions “Is this not a crime against humanity? Does this not demonstrate the TOTALITARIAN TYRANNY under which the Ethiopian people live? Is this not a war against knowledge, against science? Is this not a war against human progress? Is this not a childish attempt to start Ethiopian, indeed Human, history like animals from zero? Is this not a solid proof for the fact that there are no universities in Ethiopia?” is a definite ‘YES, it is!’, and I would ask you to read more on the consequences of the cheap-sale.

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