የተመረጡትን እንኳ ያስቱ ዘንድ ምልክትና ድንቅ ያደርጋሉ
Posted by addisethiopia on November 30, 2014
ቪዲዮው ላይ የቀረበውን እና ‘ተወዳጅ‘ የሆነውን ይህን የኢትዮጵያ ቴሊቪዥን ፕሮግራም ከቤተሰቤ ጋር በትካዜ ላይ ሆኜ ስከታተል፡ የአክስቴ ልጅ፡ “ማሪ ስቶፕስ ምንድን ነው?” ብላ ጠየቀችኝ። ለጊዜው መልስ አልሰጠኋትም፤ በቀረበው ፕሮግራም እጅግ በጣም በመንገፍገፍ፥ በመናደድና በማዘን አንገቴን ደፋ አስርጌ ነበርና። ትንሽ እንደተነፈስኩም፤ “ማሪ ስቶፕስ፡ እርጉም የምትባል እንግሊዛዊት የሂትለር አድናቂና፡ ጥቁር ሕዝቦችንና አይሁዳውያንን እንደ ከበት ለማኮላሸት ታልም የነበረች ግለሰብ ነበረች። አሁን የእርሷን ስም የያዘ ወንጀለኛ ድርጅት “በሴቶች መብትና ጤንነት ስም” ወደ አገራችን ገብቶ የእኛን ሴቶች በማኮላሸት ላይ ይገኛል፡ ሴትዬዋ የጎዳና መልዓክ፡ የቤት ሰይጣን ነበረች።” አልኳት። ዘመዴ የተማረች ነች፡ ነገር ግን የዚህችን ርኩስ ሴትዮ ስም በተደጋጋሚ ሰምታው እንኳ ከስሟ ጀርባ ምን እንዳለ ለማወቅ አልቻለችም፣ አልሞከረችም ወይም አልፈለገችም ነበር። የዚህ ፕሮግራም አቅራቢዎችም ምናልባት ይህን በዘረኛዋ ‘ማሪ ስቶፕስ‘ ስም የሚጠራ ድርጅት ታሪክ አልመረመሩም ይሆናል፡ ወይ ደግሞ ድርጅቱ የተያያዘውን ኢ–ሰብአዊና ፀረ–ክርስቶሳዊ የማስወረድ ዘመቻ የሚደግፉ ናቸው: ወይ ሌላ ምስጢር አለ… ድርጊቱ ግን ታዋቂው እንግሊዛዊ ደራሲ፡ H.G. Wells፡ ባንድ ወቅት የተናገረው በከፊሉ አገራችን እየተከሰተ እንደሆነ ያሳየናል፦
“Never again will you be capable of ordinary human feeling. Everything will be dead inside you. Never again will you be capable of love, or friendship, or joy of living, or laughter, or curiosity, or courage, or integrity. You will be hollow. We shall squeeze you empty and then we shall fill you with ourselves.”
እንደ ዛምቢያ ያሉ አንዳንድ የአፍሪቃ አገራት ‘ማሪ ስቶፕስ‘ የተባለውን እንግሊዛዊ ድርጅት አግደዋል፤ ምናልባትም በቅርብ ለንደን ከተማ ያረፉት የዛምብያው ፕሬዚደንት ሳታ ከዚህ ጋር በተያያዘ ተንኮል ተገድለው ይሆናል (ነቃ ማለት የሚጀምሩ አፍሪቃውያን መሪዎች በምክትል መሪነት እነ አንግሎ–አሜሪካውያን የሚፈልጓቸውን እንዲያስቀምጡ ከተገደዱ በኋላአ ንድ ባንድ እየተገደሉ መሪነታቸውን እንደሚያስረክቡ ባለፉት ዓመታት የታዘብነው ነው፤ ዛምቢያም አሁን አንድ ነጭ ፕሬዚደንት አላት)።
ወጣት ተማሪዎቻችንን፡ በጨዋታና ዘና ባለ መልክ የዚህችን ርኩስ ሴት ድርጅት ስም በብሔራዊው የኢትዮጵያ ቴሌቪዥን አታላይ በሆነ መልክ ለማስተዋወቅ መሞከሩ እጅግ የሚያሳዝን ነው፡ ለወደፊቱም ድርጅቱንና የፕሮግራሙን ሠሪዎች በጥብቅ የሚያስጠይቅ ነው። እዚህ ፎቶ ላይ የሚታየውን ገጽታ ስንመለከት ኢትዮጵያዊ የሆነ ንገር እንታዘባለን፤ አምላኳ፡ ቻርለስ ዳርዊንም ኢትዮጵያዊ አመጣጥ እንደነበረው የዘር ተመራማሪዎች አስታውቀዋል፤ ልክ እንደ ንግሥት ኤልሳቤጥ። ታዲያ እነዚህ ግለሰቦች አሁን እየተበቀሉን ይሆን?!
‘ማሪ ስቶፕስ‘ ን የሚመለከቱ ኢ–ሰብአዊ ጥቅሶች፦
“Catholics, Prussians, the Jews and the Russians, all are a curse, or something worse.”
“Dear Herr Hitler, Love is the greatest thing in the world: so will you accept from me these (poems) that you may allow the young people of your nation to have them?“
“She advocated “the sterilisation of those totally unfit for parenthood [to be] made an immediate possibility, indeed made compulsory.” The “unfit” included “the inferior, the depraved, and the feeble-minded“”
ስለ ‘ማሪ ስቶፕስ‘ እራሳቸው እንግሊዞች የሚሉትን እንመልከት፦
- Soon, the racist anti-Semite Marie Stopes will be on our stamps. Already, eponymous abortionists are menacing pro-life prayer. A mad world, or what?
- Britain’s Royal Mail is under fire over a decision to honor a birth control pioneer and eugenicist who shared views on racial purity with the Nazis.
- Marie Stopes is forgiven racism and eugenics because she was anti-life
- The racist roots of Marie Stopes International
Still a Pro-Life Nation
The African nation of Ethiopia has a Christian history which dates back to the New Testament, even before Saul’s conversion. In the Acts of the Apostles, we learn that Philip baptized an Ethiopian eunuch who was a member of the court of Queen Candace. Happily, Ethiopia has not abandoned its ancient roots in the faith: about 63% of Ethiopians are Christians, the majority of whom belong to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
Ethiopia has a population of over 84 million, which makes the Eastern African nation the 14th largest country in the world. By way of contrast, the State of California has a population of just over 38 million people. But Ethiopia has plenty of room: they have a population density of 79 people per square kilometer, compared to 260 people per square kilometer in the much richer United Kingdom. This fact is often overlooked by those who look at Africa and see only too many people, and view babies as obstacles to “progress.”
With the 13th highest fertility rate in the world, Ethiopians have an average of 5.39 children per woman, making the nation a prime target of Western population controllers.
On the Need to Defend Pro-Life Culture
When I traveled to Ethiopia this past December I spoke with bishops, students and pro-life leaders who, while dedicated to defending life, were surprised just how far reaching and organized the population control agenda had become in Africa. For many it was a wakeup call that a renewed and refocused pro-life movement is needed in Ethiopia.
As in dozens of other countries in Africa and around the world, Human Life International (HLI) uses its limited resources to support the local pro-life mission in Ethiopia. In many African countries, HLI is the only organization providing valuable pro-life training and resources. Father Aloysius Mugisha, AJ (a priest of the order of Apostles of Jesus), is HLI’s country director in Ethiopia, and was my generous host. He is a native Ugandan, but has come to know and love Ethiopia and her people. He speaks the native Amharic language fluently, and helped to make sure people understood the very serious situation I described in my presentations and conversations.
During my first full day in Ethiopia, I offered Mass for 30 leaders of Ethiopia for Life, a dynamic group of students from various universities in the capital of Addis Ababa. In my homily, I reflected on the life of St. Leo the Great, who saved Rome from a barbarian invasion in 452 A.D.
As in St. Leo’s day, there is a vicious type of barbarism that we find today – attacks on the most vulnerable human life. The new barbarians, however, are very sophisticated, and claim not to be bound by the moral restrictions of the past. Since population control fell out of favor decades ago, they now wage the same war against the people of developing nations with the falsely inspiring language of “reproductive justice,” “maternal health,” and “safe motherhood.” Yet their methods are exactly the same: abortion, contraception, euthanasia, basically any means of eliminating the “unwanted.”
The Germans also thought of themselves as very sophisticated. Before World War II, their society was the most literate in the world. But even before the Nazis came to power, these “sophisticated” barbarians were euthanizing mental patients and others with various imperfections. Their aim was to create a master race, and some of the most eminent scientists were involved.
This was also the aim of Margaret Sanger, the founder of the organization now known as Planned Parenthood, to create “a race of thoroughbreds.” Marie Stopes, a friend and colleague of Sanger, also was a racist and eugenicist. She founded the Society for Constructive Birth and Racial Progress, which eventually became the eponymous organization that is most active in Africa today.
I asked the students to pray to Pope St. Leo the Great and ask him to help us overcome this new barbarism, that we might create a culture in which life is respected at every stage, and to preserve the faith. Right action follows from right belief. The false philosophies of the 19th century led to the atrocities of the 20th, as well as to the lack of respect for human life that we see today.
Spreading the Word
After Mass, I gave a presentation to the students on the population control agenda. Bishop Lisane-Christos Matheos Semahun, Auxiliary Bishop of Addis Ababa, also attended. They were alarmed to hear that Ethiopia was one of the 13 countries targeted by the United States for population control since the 1970s. On December 10, 1974, the United States National Security Council promulgated a top secret document entitled National Security Study Memorandum 200 (NSSM-200), also called The Kissinger Report. It was subtitled “Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests.” Declassified in 1989, the document laid out a detailed strategy by which the United States would aggressively promote population control in developing nations in order to regulate (or have better access to) the natural resources of these countries.
The document stated“The U.S. economy will require large and increasing amounts of minerals from abroad, especially from less developed countries. That fact gives the U.S. enhanced interest in the political, economic, and social stability of the supplying countries.” Ethiopia was one of 13 nations named that would be primary targets of U.S.-funded population control efforts. Other countries named were India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria, Mexico, Indonesia, Brazil, the Philippines, Thailand, Egypt, Turkey, Ethiopia and Colombia.
According to NSSM-200, elements of the implementation of population control programs could include: a) the legalization of abortion; b) financial incentives for countries to increase their abortion, sterilization and contraception-use rates; c) indoctrination of children; and d) mandatory population control, and coercion of other forms, such as withholding disaster and food aid unless an LDC implements population control programs.
You might ask why a policy adopted during the Nixon administration is relevant today, especially since it is unlikely that most of today’s bureaucrats and population control advocates even know of its existence. It is relevant because the assumptions and recommendations of this troubling document are now those of the international development industry, which is funded by governments of wealthy nations and Western multi-billion dollar foundations. A policy that was classified due to the very reasonable assumption by its authors that there would be an uproar if it was know that the most powerful government in the world saw the people of developing nations as obstacles to its own flourishing, is now the basic framework of the international development industry, and its strategies and tactics are now considered “best practices,” just as the language used in their implementation is now “pro-woman” rather than “population control.”
Our brothers and sisters in Ethiopia and other developing nations deserve to know that those bearing gifts from wealthy nations have an agenda. There are often strings attached to the huge financial grants dangled in front of the leaders of these nations, and these strings will ultimately tie down, and not empower, Africans.
A Strong Clergy can Make a Difference
Bishop Semahun was so alarmed at the array of forces seeking to limit the population of Ethiopia he pledged to focus the rest of his Episcopal ministry on the defense of human life and the family. Thankfully, the Archbishop of Addis Ababa, Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M., has also been very supportive of the pro-life ministry in Ethiopia. The support of the Catholic Church in Africa is essential in responding to the threats of population control and the anti-life agenda.
While pro-life leaders, including many Catholic clergy, are well aware of the great evils posed by the Culture of Death, it’s hardly possible for any one person or one group to confront and defeat them all. The pro-life movement in Africa is growing, but supporters of their efforts don’t have the billions of dollars spent every year to suppress the Gospel of Life and undermine Africa’s traditionally life-loving culture.
As we go through our daily activities, we should be mindful and keep in prayer the students of Ethiopia for Life, as well as Father Aloysius, Ethiopia’s bishops, and all those working diligently to strengthen a Culture of Life in nations that still value children. May they have the courage of St. Leo to stand against the forces of evil in our day.
Father Peter West is the vice president for missions at Human Life International.
HLI Tanzania: Model for Pro-Life Action
“Once you attack children, you attack the nation… We don’t need condoms. We don’t need contraception. We don’t need abortion”
Emil Hagamu is one of millions of Africans who increasingly wonder what wealthy Western nations want from Africa. All over the continent, the influence of these nations is visible: trucks, billboards and project signs from NGOs that want Africans to stop having children. Do these wealthy nations – nations that experienced their most dramatic and sustained economic growth while having higher fertility rates, but are now struggling as their birth rates decrease – really expect Africans to believe that by limiting births, they will join the “developed world?”
Human Life International shares this concern, which is why we work with Emil and other African leaders to make the case for a true Culture of Life – one in which traditional marriage and family are protected and every vulnerable person at any stage of his life is cherished and defended from conception to natural death.
In Tanzania, this has been Emil’s concern for 20 years. Like HLI’s other partners around the world, Emil has been organizing, training and equipping local leaders to defend life and family in their own communities, their own language, and with their own cultural wisdom.
- We ORGANIZE communities by inviting them to join us in the battle for life and family. When you see a march for life in Africa, an HLI affiliate is usually coordinating and leading the effort.
- We TRAIN local church and community leaders to recognize the tactics and strategies of anti-life NGOs, and to effectively respond through advocacy and education.
- We EQUIP communities with the knowledge and materials to spread the Gospel of Life, and to promote a view of society based in a view of the human person and the human community that is directed toward authentic, integral human development. Our educational materials promote the dignity of the human person from conception to natural death, the true nature of marriage and the family, fertility awareness as a healthy, inexpensive and natural means to achieve or postpone pregnancy, and other pro-life themes.