Abraha Garza: The Great Agricultural Expert that Eritrea had – A Brief Eulogy

He was a technical, agriculturalist, fearless person. He was humble. I came to know him when he was forced to leave any government post and stay idle. He spent some years living a peaceful civilian life in the city where he was born, Keren. Abraha Garza.

Abraha, he studied Agriculture in Soviet Union, USSR, now Russia. He was one of the very few educated freedom fighters who did his study in Agronomic Engineering at Masters level.

From there, he joined EPLF to fight for freedom. He fought along with the people of Eritrea. After 1991, he thought Eritrea had became a free country but in reality it is not. The time I knew him(2010), I read from him mixed feelings, feelings of pain – especially the suffering of the youth. He wispered [us] to stay patient and fight for what is right.

One day, a colleague from Hamelmalo Agricultural College(Asmelash Mehari) and I went with Abraha to make a visit to a hardworking Agriculturalist to give an Agricultural Extension advice. We talked about his activity and gave our advice. Abraha Garza was listening with full interest. It was wonderful day. For dinner, we ate a nice Pizza at Sabrina Hotel(Keren). I still remember that. We were four. We had a wonderful day.

Later, I learnt that he is my near distant uncle, Adi Beynu Zauletay. But never raised this with him our meetings was more professional. I wanted to chat with him on family issue but never got a chance.

May He Rest in Peace.

He did all his best to expand and develop agriculture in Gash-Barka. But then a military junta and hulted his ambition to make Gash-Barka a hub of Agricultural products.

A brief Eulogy.

Trump fights Democracy: The winner is Democracy

Donald J. TRUMP, as he said since day 1 – his main objective was to fight against the democratic establishment. He was clear and honest about his mission.

Many, especially the White Nationalists, supported him. They stood with him and elected him as their leader.

Unfortunately, these White Nationalists (American), many many years ago, were the champions of democracy, liberty and freedom. They established America by escaping from Europe, the then undemocratic, oppressive and hopeless Europe.

After 200 years, these founders of America, the White, the Europeans, are busy to return back to their ancestoral Europe.

The good thing is, Europe has evolved(thanks to American influence) to a united front and beckon of democracy, human rights, social security and well-being. Europe is moving forward, so progressive. It is becoming the last hope of democratic system.

The White Nationalists, have almost zero chance to return back to the old Europe, whom their forefathers escaped from for their own freedom and prospert.

When you see TRUMP and his supporters want to destroy the great and powerful democratic nation in the world, well, may be it is the END OF HISTORY, as some writers have coined it already, which is meant for the American Empire. If it is so, there is nothing new. Many empires have come, stayed for a while and then fall apart. And for sure, American empire will fall apart sooner or later. But the legacy of American Democracy will be the strongest viable option of governance by resonating for many centuries to come.

Trump is now defeated. He has turned every stone to destroy democracy. Nevertheless, he failed. Thanks to those great fathers of America who created an environment where narscist leaders like Trump could still be accommodated yet their thinking was much powerful to sustain great shokes.

Democracy will continue to be the best viable solution for a just government. It may be tested, yet it will be alive.

(Originally written in my facebook page. You can find it by clicking here.)

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Berhane-Zion Ag’azi