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PFDJ at a Cross Road By: Asselman (DMLEK) Part one

Time will judge and people will witness as to how far political parties have made a blunder up on their own citizens.

Various political parties and forces, usually, put promises forward to get their targets. Better late than never sounds good for it produce something is better than nothing. Big nations those advocate for presidential or parliamentary democracy, is it for good or bad, regardless of the flaws and repercussions, swear and push forward to implement what they promise at their campaigns. It’s a blessing to be on words. The citizens of such countries use the outcome of the election campaigns or leadership qualities as a litmus test to project forthcoming elections to design their accurate fate. 

Eritreans are not lucky enough either to check or balance the outcome electoral campaigns or the quality of their leaders. Instead they are forced to date to leap more than told to do. The uncertainty of the Eritrean state hood is highly vivid unless and otherwise the national issues being raised by the Eritrean dissidents are addressed timely and correctly. Today, land, self administration and determination, power and wealth sharing, the right to secede unless accommodated properly are the glaring issues posed as challenges. These are the internal political hurdles chocked the regime not to move forward. Further, the regime is too obsessed and not ready to tackle the challenges posed. On top, while knowing all the demands of the opposition camp, as to why the regime wasting its time by sending mercenaries to talk indirectly with DMLEK and the likes is a point of astonishment. The representatives of DMLEK have clearly told the greedy regime as to what were the points of resentment that has led the organization to raise gun against.

 Let PIA and surrogates check their files and tell their alien mercenaries to pack up their properties from Taguda and Bokko and leave our territory ASAP! Stop the meandering politics.

Land: - as to the decree of the regime, land belongs to government and “people” (recently plagiarized from). Practically, however, in the pfdj’s Eritrea, land belongs to the regime and it’s the regime that grabs and allocates the plots converting into Tiessa system in the lowland Eritrea. Indigenous people are told and forced to hand over their ancestral land to aliens and confined themselves to a four hectare plot. Ritual places and cemeteries are dishonored. Bones and skulls are pulled out of their burial places. As the regime has ordered to change their traditional dish into tayta (traditional food of the highland), they are also being ordered to give up their ancestral land. Nothing wrong to use that traditional dish of tayta instead but should not be in force. It has to be optional. It has to be voluntarily accepted as alternative not as mandatory should be of worth thinking. If the interpretation of a land policy, “land belongs to government and people” is so, the very asset, land, is becoming a time bomb for traditional people like Kunama and other minorities who rely up on the hard and fast rules of their ancestors. No more Tiessa in our ancestral land. Land and land linked resources are expected to be handled with care.

 If not, the regime will bite a dust. Self determination and administration: - Both are mutually exchangeable variables of humans. Both are inalienable rights of Eritrean citizens as well. It’s a manifestation of their emancipation from any burden loaded on. Snatching their ancestral land, resource and their right to administer is a crime and will bring unbridled impediments. People are degraded. Our dignity is fallen to zero tolerance. Bringing all assets and advantages to the favor of majorities entangled to the slogan of “decentralized, self reliant and unitary state,” is totally unacceptable. The actual greed to succumb all the resource of the nation is actually emanated from such erroneous unitary state structure. Decentralization should be based on diversity. Our territory is the integral part of the Eritrean diversity. Self determination is the natural right endowed to diversified social fabrics. Self administration is the mechanism through which diversified societies have explained the right to govern oneself practically. Eritrea, therefore, needs a decentralized, federal and democratic mode of governance based on diversity.

Power and wealth sharing: - this is the third parameter that needs a serious attention. Eritrea does not belong to the two nationalities, Tigrinya and Tigre speakers alone. There are other seven stake holders that are waiting to share the gifts of the nation in appropriate way. Leadership of course is conditioned by qualitative personalities but how sure are we, all educated are skilled persons in unitary state system are genuine and accommodative? The reasons why we are so low in education, trade, and exposure are not for anyone but is our concern. But this does not mean that we are devoid of any skill and natural ability to lead our people or diversified section of ours. So, fair representation at any post should not be either messed up or ignored with majority-minority equations as the current experienced but less educated PIA and his cohorts are doing so far. Leadership is not like baton swirling skill. It has something to do with culture, language and psychological ware houses. To force others to bow to your leadership custom and culture without their pace is still a crime. Interest and cultural confrontations with in the citizens of a country will pull the plug of development, peace and democracy. It’s here where democracy flickers without a vivid guarantee. Thus far, power and wealth sharing is a pressing factor that should be handled wisely unlike to the current situation in Eritrea. Part two will follow…..