December 16, 2005
Please, someone, make it stop
Paul Henze response to Prof. Clapham - Dec 13
Open Letter to Professor Clapham - Nov 19
Comments on Comments - Nov 18
Comments on the Ethiopian crisis - Nov 18
(The article that started it all)
Weichegud! ET Politics blogs on the exchange, then adds her own response to Paul Henze's comments on the diaspora during his 'Response to Prof. Clapham'.
So back to the question: What is the role of Diasporan Ethiopians? To me it is to tell the story. Period. It is not to legislate Ethiopia from thousands of miles away. It is not to dictate the manifestos of the opposition. And it is certainly not to be kingmakers. Those of us who have shamefully skirted our responsibility so far can't think we can make up for that transgression by swinging to the other side of the pendulum and be shrill adversaries. And... lest we forget, we owe a hell of a lot to those who paved the way for us, and were doing Ethiopian politics when Ethiopian politics was not cool.
Will it ever end.
Posted by aheavens at December 16, 2005 6:35 AM