Part Three ‘I Have A Dream’ The Ethiopian People Version


I have a dream that one day on the hills of Tigray, the sons of former free peoples and the sons of Eritrean will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Addis , a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the political membership of their family but by the content of their performance. I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day, down in Humera , the exit gate to exodus and exile will be turnover to a gate of entrance to freedomland.one day right there in the border of Somalia kids will be playing in the flourished farmlands that once were a hub of immigration camp and agony.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; ‘and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.’
This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to my bed with.
With this faith, we will be able to crush the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to redefine our representation of famine in the dictionary to a bread basket. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
And this will be the day—this will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning: My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died, land of the freeman pride,
From every mountainside, let freedom ring!
And if Ethiopia is to be a great nation, this must become true.
And so let freedom ring from the hilltops of RasDashen .
Let freedom ring from the jungle of southern Ethiopia.
Let freedom ring from the deep valley of Nile.
Let freedom ring from the carved churches of Lalibela to the first mosque in Al Nejashi.
But not only that:
Let freedom ring from the street of Addis.
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Gondar.
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Adwa.
From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of Ethiopians children, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old freedom spiritual: Free at last! Free at last!
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!

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