Pragmatic and Just Viewpoint That Calls for Justice

“The times we are living in at present are times of domination, exploitation, adventurism and conceit. They are times where the art of ‘crisis management’ after a deliberate instigation of a conflict has been refined, and times of unprovoked acts of conspiracies to create division among peoples. They are also times when terrorism is cultivated and ‘war on terror’ is used as a pretext for domination and exploitation, while regional and international organizations are used as extensions to serve such purposes. The world continues to witness the sovereignty of countries being compromised to serve super power interests and people’s rights are continuously oppressed. The list is endless”.. “The times we are living in at present are times of domination, exploitation, adventurism and conceit. They are times where the art of ‘crisis management’ after a deliberate instigation of a conflict has been refined, and times of unprovoked acts of conspiracies to create division among peoples. They are also times when terrorism is cultivated and ‘war on terror’ is used as a pretext for domination and exploitation, while regional and international organizations are used as extensions to serve such purposes. The world continues to witness the sovereignty of countries being compromised to serve super power interests and people’s rights are continuously oppressed. The list is endless”

The aforementioned salient remarks are part of the speech President Isaias Afwerki delivered four years ago on the occasion of Independence Day Anniversary celebrations, as he described the prevailing global situation then. The President had also made predictions as to where the situation was heading. In his statement that “the worst phase of the whole situation being thus, it is not difficult to realize that the natural and gradual shift in the balance of power, the dynamic changes in the global economy, the rising awareness among peoples of the world against hegemony and violation of rights will in time reverse the prevailing global circumstances," President Isaias foretold the financial and economic meltdown of the past two years and the resulting growing demand for a ground-breaking change by the masses.

The Government of Eritrea is recognized in the world for its uniquely different views and its courage in openly expressing those views. The fact that the Eritrean government does not refrain from firmly opposing commonly accepted but misguided perceptions is a matter of astonishment for those quarters that are used to meekly conforming to accepted norms. For any new idea or viewpoint, irrespective of whether it is true or not, can at first seem frightening and unacceptable. Today, a number of writers and analysts are talking about the facts and viewpoints the Eritrean government had raised a while back as if they were newly discovered ideas.

The Eritrean government's principles and outlook emanate from its independent and just domestic objective and policy. As a continuation of this domestic objective, its viewpoints on the international level are bold and just. The Eritrean government's views call for and advocate justice, the rule of law, mutual progress as well as peace and prosperity for all peoples of the world. And since these principles are genuine and not driven by ulterior motives, it is becoming gradually clear that there is no choice but to accept and adopt such outlook.

 

 

Last Updated (Wednesday, 30 September 2009 11:42)