A letter to the African intellectuals?
Who are you and where were you? People ask me how did you come here in the North Pole of cold place call it Minnesota, USA?
After they realize I'm not their kind that have skin color white, laughingly I answered them I got lost and they laugh it is true I never heard Minnesota USA before and once I got here I realized quickly how cold it was no matter how many layer of clothes you wear it is extremely cold place and my hand my feet my ear freezes quickly and my breath of my nose turns quickly to ice on my mustache. I wonder if I will be able to make it through this winter waiting for the bus when I go home or to go to work I could go or move someplace warmer state but how could I didn't even have enough money to movie and I was very poor man at first place. How did I end up here? Little do they know I am Eritrean who came from East Africa and my parents and I were slaves in our own land by foreigners. our parents were colonized by Italy and were slaves to the Italians and after the the colonization, we should been independent country like many colonized African but the Ethiopian decided to take us over by force because Eritrea was located in very strategic location and for another 30 years we had to fight and in the process we were killed tortured flee the country for being in Eritrean. I left Eritrea in 1982 it has been 37 years now during the Italian we were hanged in the street Eritrea and later pulled by rope using cars from 1890 until 1950s and it continued our suffering from 1960 until 1991 extreme kind of tortures by Ethiopian.
Thanks God Isaias Afeworki was born little they the Ethiopian, African, and other. God choose him to stop suffering anybody who come to harm Eritrea or Eritrean. He was born to save and stop suffering. He is very special person humble intelligence speak Arabic English Amharic many Eritrea languages between languages. Myself, I immigrated to the west while he was fighting to stop all the suffering. I am self-taught mathematician and able to write the history of mathematics, the application of mathematics and even about nuclear energy but who am I or who are you to talk, care, or question my leader, my hero. Where Have you been when Eritrean were dying, struggling fighting against this aggressor how ignorant are you to even question the person who stop the suffering of everything for the last hundred years most African intellectual are still slaves or servant of the West they don't even know where alphabets numbers come from. They don't even have their own alphabet and numbers. Let alone to speak about Eritrea. Don't even have any clue, let alone to speak about Eritrea. If you are really think that you are African intellectual, you better possesse artificial intelligence, then maybe then we can listen to you what you have to say otherwise be quite.
Yonatan Solomon Rusom