So Sad…

UPDATE: On Jan. 5, the Deputy Prime Minister-designate, Arthur Mutambara, who also leads the breakaway faction of the MDC, wrote a blistering paper in which he makes my point below much, much better. After reading this post, head here and read Prof. Mutambara’s dress-down of Tsvangirai and his masters…as well as his excellent and thoughtful analysis of the political situation in Zimbabwe. 

 

Has anyone else been listening to Raila Odinga and Desmond Tutu?  Isn’t it curious that Robert Mugabe is now the world’s worst man alive? Doesn’t it make you wonder why a man who was so beloved by the West for two decades (just look at how many honors, medals, and awards he got from the West between 1980 and 2000), has suddenly become evil #1, to be deposed and put on trial? Have you ever, and I do mean EVER, seen an African leader be despised by the West and its puppet agents in Africa so much so that a call for his forcible (military) removal is now underway? Have you ever wondered, what is so damn special about Zimbabwe that the West cares so much about it (under the cloak of humanitarian and democracy pretenses)? I hear no Odinga or Tutu call for Omar al-Bashir’s military removal and prosecution. This Robert Mugabe guy must have really ticked off the wrong people. 

Have you ever wondered, is Zimbabwe worse than the Congo, Darfur, and Somalia put together? Mind you, the war in Congo has taken over 3 million innocent lives, Darfur: over hundreds of thousands, Somalia: over 10,000 since the West sent Ethiopia in two years ago. Has Zimbabwe been any close to these staggering numbers? Of course not. But of course they (the West and its puppet allies in Africa) want you to believe otherwise. They want you to believe that what is going on in Zimbabwe is about a man who has become a dictator, who refuses to step down from power because he beat their puppet choice, who imprisons opposition members, kills opposition supporters, silences the press, and magically starts cholera to kill off his people (who may I add he fought for to give them freedom and their stolen land so just he could repress them himself). 

It sounds very, very convincing if you get your information from imperial state’s Ministry of Truth, and their corporate media disseminators. But if you have a brian and can do a little research, you will know exactly what is going on. I will only encourage you to do your research, find out the facts for yourself because you will not get the truth from imperial powers who want to control your mind. 

When your doing your research ask yourself these questions:

  1. First, what dictator holds elections? If you say, well, Saddam Hussein held elections. Then ask yourself: what dictator comes second in the show-off, pretend presidential election (as Robert Mugabe did) – requiring a run-off? Second, how come the dictator’s party loses the majority in parliament? Mugabe’s dictatorship in Zimbabwe must be the first time a dictator comes in second in the presidential elections and further loses his party’s majority in the parliament. Note these facts because you won’t see these seemingly democratic results acknowledged in the West.  
  2. Speaking of dictatorships, one of the ‘facts’ used to justify Mugabe’s label as dictator is that he has been in power for 28 years. Fair enough. But what I want you to think about is, how many other dictators in Africa have been in power as long as Mugabe or longer, yet you never hear about their undemocratic rules? The list of dictators kept in power by the West in Africa is quite long (Hosni Mubarak, Omar Bango, Meles Zenawi, Gaddafi,  Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo– just to name few dictators) something you would not know reading the freedom-loving Western press or hear the Great Western democracies acknowledge at all. You know why? Because the West’s hatred of Mugabe has nothing to do with freedom, democracy or humanitarianism. It’s about foreign investment and land reform in Zimbabwe – the pocketbook of the West. 

All of these dictators I’ve listed are allowed to continue their horrendous rule because they gave their countries’ resources and economy to foreign companies. Britain is ticked off because Mugabe took back the land the British invaders took from black Zimbabweans under their genocidal colonial rule. Britain was supposed to compensate their white kith and kin’s ‘land’ under the Lancaster Agreement that ended Zimbabwe’s liberation war in 1979. In 1997, Tony Blair reneged on the agreement his country made to the Robert Mugabe government in 1979 in order to turn Zimbabweans who could no longer wait for land redistribution through the ‘willing seller, willing buyer’ formula which was to give blacks their land back. Blair decided to use this opportunity to turn Zimbabweans against Mugabe so he (Blair) could put his very own puppet ‘leader’ i.e. Morgan Tsvangirai in Zimbabwe. The collapse of Zimbabwe’s economy is blamed on Mugabe (a very good soundbite in the press), but what they never tell you is: Zimbabwe is second to North Korea in economic sanctions. The country’s economy was destroyed by U.S. and Britain sanctions, not Mugabe. Why the hell would a leader want to destroy his country’s economy  if he wants to stay in power? You hear the press’s favorite soundbite: Zimbabwe used to be the bread basket of Africa. Now it’s a basket case because of Mugabe. Really? It was the bread basket because majority blacks slaved for white commercial farm owners, who by the way robbed the land in the first place. Now it’s a basket case because the country’s credits have been cut-off, can’t buy farm tools, and draught wrecked most of the harvests in the past couple of years. The cholera spread is the result of complete sanctions against Zimbabwe because no country would sell medicine to Zimbabwe. 

Zimbabwe is no special country in Africa, except a lot of powerful people in the West have lost an opportunity to suck the country’s rich resources. As writer Stephen Gowans put it, “It’s not Mugabe per se that Washington and London and white commercial farmers in Zimbabwe want to overthrow. It’s his policies they want to be rid of, and they want to replace his policies with their own, very different, policies.” It would have been very easy for Robert Mugabe to just say Yes, Sir whatever his Western overlords told him and kept his job as long as he wanted, which would’ve kept the entire farmland in the country in the hands of the white, British minority as well as foreign companies (mostly American and British) plundering its rich mineral resources while Zimbabweans get slave wages working for these absurdly wealthy white minorities and their capitalists brethren in the West. Isn’t it funny that the same people who took Zimbabwe’s land through the barrel of a gun and were still oppressing black Zimbabweans until three decades ago now claim in the name of ‘democracy and human rights’, they have to save Zimbabwe from Robert Mugabe, who was the one who put his life and freedom on the line in order to free his country?

Remember the democracy-loving, human rights-conscious West gave us such illustrious dictators like Mobutu Sese Seko in the place of the democratically elected Patrice Lumumba, Joseph Arthur Ankrah in the place of the great Kwame Nkrumah, Augusto Pinoche in the place of the people’s president, Salvador Allende. As Nkrumah himself so prophetically foretold, “An all-out offensive is being waged against the progressive, independent states” like Zimbabwe under President Robert Mugabe and the aforementioned governments before him. He further noted, “It has been one of the tasks of the C.I.A. and other similar organisations to discover these potential quislings and traitors in our midst, and to encourage them, by bribery and the promise of political power, to destroy the constitutional government of their countries.”

No doubt Nkrumah knew people like Morgan Tsvangirai, Desmond Tutu, and Raila Odinga will always be around to do their Master’s bidding. After his Western-backed coup, Nkrumah wrote from exile in Guinea three years later, concluding, “Where the more subtle methods of economic pressure (like the U.S. and Britain sanctions against Zimbabwe) and political subversion (the MDC and civil societies in Zimbabwe) have failed to achieve the desired result, there has been resort to violence (as we have seen this process start with Raila Odinga, Desmond Tutu, Gordon Brown, and Condoleeza Rice call for coup against Mugabe this weekend) in order to promote a change of regime and prepare the way for the establishment of a puppet government (Morgan Tsvangirai and his MDC party).”

Heed Nkrumah’s words, my friends. Beware of the lies, propaganda, and double standards when it comes to Robert Mugabe as well. Indeed, they said the same thing about Lumumba, Nkrumah, and Allende before they’re now saying about Mugabe. Will YOU fall for it?

Do your homework, people.

BONUS: After deposing Kwame Nkrumah’s government, the CIA wrote, “The coup in Ghana is another example of a fortuitous windfall. Nkrumah was doing more to undermine our interests than any other black African. In reaction to his strongly pro-Communist leanings, the new military regime is almost pathetically pro-Western.”

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7 thoughts on “So Sad…

  1. you’re fierce man, awesome entry and a belated eid mubarak!

  2. sdiq7

    Granted he has issues to grind with the west regarding the land reforms but then the interest of his country should always come first. What I saying here is that with super-inflation hitting the country, the unavailability of basic goods, cholera etc he should ponder as a leader. Does someone have to stick to power just to prove to the west that he is right at the expense of his people. Afterall it is the common person in Zimbabwe who bears the grunt in the war between Mugabe and the leadership in the west, therefore the most pragmatic thing to do is to give way for say Tsvangirai for the sake of his own people, atleast to alleviate their suffering. If the situation wouldn’t have been so dire, I would have supported all his land reform policies.

  3. Om

    Nomad! A very belated Eid Mubarak to you as well! Thank you for the kind words:-)

    Sdiq7,

    I think you have not understood my point yet: Mugabe is nothing but an 84-year old man – hardly a threat to anyone. When you say ‘the interest of his country should always come first,’ what do you think he has done to become #1 pariah in the West for? It’s because he (Mugabe) opted to protect the interest of his people before the illegal white invaders and its Western interests….that’s the whole fight in Zimbabwe. Remember, Mugabe put the West (especially Britain’s) interest first for the first 20-years of his rule in Zimbabwe. It did not work out for his fellow Africans, but he was adored by the West. By giving way to Tsvangirai, the West will get a complete control of Zimbabwe’s economy, land, natural resources and foreign policy i.e. neo-colonization of Zimbabwe. Did you know Tsvangirai campaigned in 2002 on the platform of repealing the land redistribution program, meaning he planned to take land back from his fellow Africans and give it to the insanely wealthy white minority-invaders once he was in office? Do you know that Tsvangirai has promised to the white minority settlers that no land redistribution under his leadership? Do you know how much land is still controlled by the less than 3% whites in Zimbabwe compared to the 97% of blacks?

    I’m in complete agreement with your assessment of the suffering of Zimbabweans – unfortunately you’re putting the blame on the wrong person. Of course Mugabe isn’t entirely innocent on this, but 95% of the sufferings of Zimbabweans are caused by the West. Utter economic sanctions by the West (make the economy scream strategy), and Tsvangirai’s willingness to put his Western overlords’ interests before his people are the cause of Zimbabwe’s misery – Mugabe is willing to share power with a man who’s a traitor to his own people in order to alleviate his people’s suffering. How come Tsvangirai refused SADC’s recommendation to share the Home Ministry post with Mugabe? How come Tsvangirai, who lost the election, is unwilling to work with Mugabe? How come Tsvangirai and his party have an office in London? How come Tsvangirai has refused every recommendation made by African organizations and leaders? Have you ever wondered why Tsvangirai is always in some Western capitals instead of African capitals? Please, the idea that Mugabe is in it for the power and Tsvangirai is in it for the good of the people is an utter bullshit bandied about by Western imperialists. Don’t you think Mugabe’s job would be very easy had he taken Tsvangirai’s route i.e. do what the West tells him to like he did for the first 20yrs. of his leadership? How come the West didn’t support an opposition party until 2000, when the MDC was created just as land redistribution was under way? Can’t you not make the connections here? At some point, you have to take the initiative and look deep into what’s happening in Zimbabwe and its origins in Western capitals. I wish the West wasn’t so ruthless in its genocidal brutality towards the people of Zimbabwe in order to get rid of Mugabe’s economic and land reforms.

  4. Great post, Om!

    Mugabe is the presidential equivalent of the uppity nigga of the US South’s some decades ago. By the West’s standards, he walked the line and did all the things that an African leader should do. When he went nuts and seemed to forget who he is, a shit storm came crashing on his head. The man is hideous but only a tiny reflection of the people who gave him all that support and recognition.

    • Om

      Many thanks Aya! The point you made is probably one of the least mentioned ones because they don’t want us to remember how much they loved this guy when he was doing all their bidding – now that he’s deviating from their instruction, the campaign to get rid of Zimbabwe of Bobby Mugabe is noble and important above all from places like the DRC and Somalia.

  5. cigaal

    External interference is a big problem for Africa. You are 100% right there. But african leaderships should come with an expiration date, like milk on your dairy counter. A socialist parole here goes like this “innenrikspolitikken bestemmer hvordan vi skal leve, mens utenrikspolitikken bestemmer om vi skal leve” (local politics decides HOW we shall live, while external/foreign politics decides WHETHER we shall live).

  6. Om

    I do believe all political positions should come with an expiration date, not just African ones. Indeed, Mugabe has been in power for 28 yrs., but why are we just counting Mugabe alone? What about Omar Bongo? What about Hosni Mubarak? What about Col. Gaddafi? Paul Biya? And so on and so forth. I just find it insideously hypocritical of the West to single out Mugabe as if he’s an ‘special’ menace to ‘democracy’, despite holding elections, coming in second place, and losing the parliament to his opponents. As a matter of fact, what has West’s ‘saint’, Nelson Mandela, done for black South Africans? I mean, why are black SA in shanty towns killing their fellow Africans? Is it because these black South Africans are still in the same horrible poverty as they were in 1990, while white Rhodesians still control over 70% of the fertile land while these poor blacks live in squalid, shanty ghettos? I admire the guy for sitting in jail for 27 yrs., but he hasn’t done a damn thing for black South Africans since 1994, but he sure kept the staus quo of whites just as they demanded from him. I’m certain if Mandela had started land redistribution like Mugabe during his presidency, we would be seeing the same thing as we see today with Mugabe.

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