My grandfathers choice to isolate himself from family

Religion is designed to focus the people's attention and energy on a single, unchanging, uncompromising and invisible supreme being who allegedly created an inferior human race just for some extra companionship and love for himself and then supposedly foisted a set of oppressive and in some cases arbitrary rules on them, which if broken would be met with unimaginable punishment. This keeps the followers in a continuing state of fear and compliance. They are afraid to question the intentions of this invisible being and they are afraid of even expressing their own individuality in many cases. Christians and others are taught that they have virtually no power to do anything except pray, worship and do good deeds.

My grandfathers choice to isolate himself from family

Wielding the Stick of Grandmotherly Kindness

January 18, Exactly a year and a few weeks ago I wrote a draft article to post on Awate in the form of a letter to Tzigereda. But later on, since mine was a little more personal, I hesitated.

My grandfathers choice to isolate himself from family

Now visiting it from time to time to scoop few words or events from it as I have been doing several times since I wrote it, I decided to post it. It is not only a way of deflating for me, but more importantly a way of sharing and telling, without edulcorating, a true story to the young generation, an example of an experience that a non-tegadalay passively went through.

Therefore, here is the letter as I wrote it at that time. Often, I come across names that ring a bell, probably I know the people, maybe we went to the same high school and who knows, potentially same class. I am not confusing Awate. But I am writing to relate some old news: As you are well aware now, this could be again misused, politicized.

But wait a minute, what misuse are we talking about? Even a sneeze is a suspect! I would certainly be tempted to explain the difference, the nuance, and the non-resemblance. But I know the answer I will be getting: Comparatively, yours was a promenade in bet Ghiorgis the peripheral park of Asmara.

And I likely would reply back defensively saying I was running from the horrific treatment of the Derg soldiers, but you are running for the magnetizing Economic-Attraction.

What can I say other that my decision to continue expurgating our dusty nostalgia, the nostalgia that will not settle down.

It was in ; the troops of Ziad Barre reached the doors of Dire Dawa triggering the rumors of forceful recruitment of the youth to liberate Ogaden. The news spread overnight in Asmara.

Everything happened fast since the Ethiopia Tikdem revolution: Asmara parents were in a panic and found themselves between two hard rocks. They caved-in and chose to let their children trek to their villages of origin.

If they return once things settle down, well and good; if they decide to join their brother and sister tegadeltis, better than Ogaden. It was September 1st, how can I forget that memorable day! My father accompanied me to Godaif. I was very touched; he probably thought I might not come back.

He asked a retired policeman from HazHaz, an old acquaintance of his, going to Dekemhare, to act as my guardian angel. We were a little more than half a dozen people on the trek and the elders had to decide quickly which way to go.

Therefore, we decided to go straight south through adiguAdad to merHano and then to Dekemhare.I cringed at these things my friends said to me these few years.

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