You want a good monarchy, but you need bad Derg.

You want a good monarchy, but you need bad Derg.

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Who's Derg?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Derg is no man, it was the Provisional Military Administrative Council of Ethiopia. And to quote its longest reigning chairman, Master Mengistu:
      >We are doing what Lenin did. You cannot build socialism without Red Terror.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Based

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Based.

          Actually a retard with a special gift for alienating other groups of communists, and I don't mean weak guys he could actually purge but enough of the left in the provinces to create a full-blown red vs. red civil war.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Based.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Sometimes I remember this guy is still alive and it makes me laugh

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          He's hiding in Zimbabwe because he'll be shot if he returns to Ethiopia

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          completely unrelated, but that reminds me Alberto Fujimori is still alive and being released from prison this year

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      african's khmer rouge

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Not comparable.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      The Marxist-Leninist dictatorship of Ethiopia, naturally there was a red terror but it was unique compared to others in that they forced family members to pay for the bullets used to execute relatives.
      Strangely enough there is a relative nostalgia for it today, because some people consider it better than the current ethnic federalist system. I think Mengistu is even given a nickname, like Mengu, or something.

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Ethiopian standards of governance are so high that Mengistu can be one of the most incompetent Marxist-Leninist leaders of all time and people are nostalgic for him.

    >Ironically, some Ethiopians are now nostalgic for the brutal former dictator whom they consider to have been more of an Ethiopian nationalist than the TPLF. Former Dergue officials and generals who committed war crimes in Eritrea and Tigray are now prominently featured and interviewed as patriots in opposition media in the diaspora.
    https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2018/03/28/the-unenviable-situation-of-tigreans-in-ethiopia/

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Or so low, that is. My sarcasm doesn't come across well in text.

    "Mengistu was certainly oppressive, but oppressive in the name of national interest."

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Sometimes you want a bad Derg but you get a schizophrenic Isaias Afwerki.
    Eritrea is genuinely an abomination of a country and I’d take the Derg over it any day of the week

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah Eritrean politics is fucked.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Did you know that Afwerki was most inspired by Mao? He latched onto the idea of continued revolution and uses forced conscription and slave labour to insure that society will not change.
        I think the people in power who spent decades fighting the Ethiopians are too damaged to run the country in any other way. They were raised in a war to be warriors.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          It's only be fighting the war in his head can he justify his polices.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >read a book about journalists imprisoned on VERY flimsy premises in Ethiopia
      >makes it very clear that Ethiopia is still a nasty piece of a shit of a country
      >yet everyone in the book notes that nobody really gives a shit because Eritrea is up right there as neighbour, and all the shit Ethiopia does is just crumbs when compared to Eritrea’s shit

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I live in South Africa. Trust me on this continent that is how we cope. There is always a worse African country

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