Video credit : Ze Addis on facebook
Sometimes historical records do speak on their own without need to interpret them. Perhaps their implications do need interpretation and analysis. This video is truly a historic treasure and need to be shared among Ethiopians as much as possible.
The political image sketched by elites from northern Ethiopia regarding ethnic oppression by “neftegna amhara” is purely a deliberate misrepresentation of events after Fascist Italy left the country. In fact, there are indications that foreign hands seem to have played role in terms of framing the propaganda.
And one of the big tasks for this generation in Ethiopia, regardless of language group, is to deconstruct interpretations of Ethiopian history undertaken by political elites which was obviously motivated by their own political agenda.