“EPDRF,,,,, its Wedding is when it Dies…Just like a Mute Swan”

A ruling political party that aimed to establish a revolutionary democratic system is assumed to have the fate of a Mute Swan. It is believed that a Mute Swan is utterly silent until the last moment of its life, and then sings one achingly beautiful song just before dying ( though in reality, the Mute … Continue reading “EPDRF,,,,, its Wedding is when it Dies…Just like a Mute Swan”

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Universalising the Concept of Rights Beyond Their Appropriate Applications.

By: Melese Birmeji Filfilu: When it comes to politics, philosophers have often been keen on rights, particularly universal and natural rights, rather than what are called positive rights. A positive right, by the way, isn't the opposite of a negative right, it's a right that is posited, set down, by say, the sovereign or the … Continue reading Universalising the Concept of Rights Beyond Their Appropriate Applications.

Democracy vs Development: 3: Democracy is for the Well Educated Political Elites!

(If you are not ready to accept the Truth, do not ask for it!) We all learned that the term "Democracy" originates from the Greek word dēmokratía ( "rule of the people" which denotes the political systems that existed in Greek city-states, notably Athens; the term is an antonym to aristocratie "rule of an elite". … Continue reading Democracy vs Development: 3: Democracy is for the Well Educated Political Elites!

Democracy vs Development-2

Michael Kebede ....You've asked me whether that the chinese development model is worth replicating. You also asked how much more prosperous china would have been if it hadn't jettisoned democracy in the first place. Here, i would like to present my argument taking the development model of India, another economic giant and democratic state, as … Continue reading Democracy vs Development-2

Can Democracy Deliver for Africa? Ethiopia?

Poverty and underdevelopment can be seen as a challenge to democracy, with a hungry and poorly educated electorate easily bought by politicians welding gifts and promises. Indeed, some argue that democracy is not the most stable base for economic development anyway. Alex Ngoma, a political scientist at the University of Zambia, points to the Asian … Continue reading Can Democracy Deliver for Africa? Ethiopia?

Talking to a Fly….

By Melese Birmeji Ethiopian Secular Humanist Alliance (ESHA) There was a fly. I had seen it around. Past three days. Smallish. Not a housefly, exactly, but a fly, nonetheless. It was habituating various windows. I think that anyone who cared to could see it wanted to go. Out. To leave. Speaking gently, I wandered over … Continue reading Talking to a Fly….

Comedy by George Carlin

By Yelshaday Teklu Where do things go when they’re lost? I don't like to lose anything!!!Because,..........where is it? Basically that's the part which bothers me the most. I'm a practical guy,....where is it? There are some things I don't even care if I ever get them back. I just wanna know where the fuck they … Continue reading Comedy by George Carlin

Ethiopian Brilliant Minds do-NOT-do Politics: But Where are they?

In todays Ethiopia, the prominent political leaders such as Ayele Chamiso, Abraha Desta, Ato Mesfin, E/r Yelkal, Asrat Tase, Mushe Semu, Hailemariam Desalegn... Are these the brilliant minds of Ethiopia? Of course they are not, they know that too (wanna check?... ask them..lol). It seems that the brilliant minds are goes for physical sciences, or … Continue reading Ethiopian Brilliant Minds do-NOT-do Politics: But Where are they?

The Ethics of Secularism, By Paul Kurtz,

The secular humanist is often challenged thusly: “If you do not base your ethics on religious foundations, then in what sense can you be good?” The ethics of secularism has a long history in human culture. In the following, I wish to present four contemporary aspects of the ethics of secular humanism: liberation, enlightened self-interest, … Continue reading The Ethics of Secularism, By Paul Kurtz,

Why I Live?…What For?

Often people ask 'who created me or who allowed me to live?' to imply that i am alive because of God's will. I am not alive by God's will...hence, am not born to serve God (if any), I am Atheist. I dont accept that. My body tells me that I am alive as long as … Continue reading Why I Live?…What For?