Posts Tagged With: Elections

The West’s Crush on Mugabe

I’ve been reading the many articles that have been published since Friday’s Zimbabwe non-election run-off election. Granted, Morgan Tsvangirai’s shenanigans are a clear indication that it was a stunt to get sympathy for the “fraud” election he was about to lose because he spent more time getting talking points from his masters instead of actually campaigning (don’t give me that bull about him and ‘his supporters’ getting ‘attacked’ by Mugabe’s ‘thugs’ as we have been spoon-fed by the West’s propaganda machine). Yet what I’ve been reading about this in the West’s beyond absurd propagandist tabloid-coverage about Zimbabwe and Robert Mugabe is even a bigger indication of a sustained and persistent attack on an independent country. I can’t fathom how the so called journalist covering Zimbabwe have convinced themselves that what they’re doing is actually a worth-while and in the interest of the public. Cut the bullshit.

As I have wrote before, incorrectly may I add, Robert Mugabe is not a dictator so let’s take that off the table. But I refuse to be brain-washed and told what to believe about Robert Mugabe and his legacy in the fight against colonial punks who, not surprisingly, are behind the systemic efforts to demonize and eventually convince those of us who still have their independent thinking and choose to stand up to punks who use the pen as weapon of bullying. I refuse to accept Zimbabwe’s sovereignty be meddled in by neither agents of the British government or its mouthpieces: BBC, AP, NY Times, etc.

I don’t see eye-to-eye with Mugabe on most things, but I agree with him 100% everything he believes about the West, particularly those imperialist bloodsuckers at 10 Downing Street and its bully friends (including the press) everywhere. Reading these hate-filled propaganda leaflets makes me believe even more that Robert Mugabe’s suspicion about the West is as just true as it was in the 19th and 20th century. Sometimes it takes an octogenarian man to shout continuously what has always been right in front of us: Europe is at where it is today because it has plundered Africa’s resource during colonial Europe and after independence – it was just more careful in hiding its activities in Africa after independence, thanks to the countless wars and coup d’état Europe and America created and funded for years and still continue to do so. What a brilliant disguise to turn the ‘natives’ against each other while stealing the continent’s riches. I digress…

One of the propaganda talking-points that kept coming up almost in every story was the fake-outrage over the silence of African leaders, in particular the clear rejection of the propaganda whores’ demonization of Robert Mugabe by the African leaders. When Nelson Mandela spoke out late last week, the whores of imperialists were shocked to learn that Mr. Mandela’s criticism was only limited to the election and the violence that surrounds it, not what they had fantasized about. And earlier in the week Mr. Mandela’s successor, Thabo Mbeki, essentially gave the West the middle finger and told them to back off. This might be surprising to these assholes but all African leaders (whether elected or not ) know this propaganda is intended to essentially return Zimbabwe in the hands of the neocolonialists.

Just as I always write at the end of these types of posts, my defense of Robert Mugabe is limited to his fight against foreign and neocolonialism domination in his country, just as I would defend every people’ right to self-determination without interference from anyone, anywhere, at anytime. With that said, Robert Mugabe probably does have blood on his hands. Then again, so are those who are trying to destroy him, including Tsvangirai and his MDC faction.

UPDATE: Here’s an example of the British government mouthpiece’s spin on Desmond Tutu’s recent comments about Zimbabwe, “I think that a very good argument can be made for having an international force to restore peace,” which magically turns up in this headline as: Tutu Urges Zimbabwe Intervention. They don’t even try to ‘hide’ their propaganda bullshit. But if you read just a paragraph below, you will see Morgan Tsvangiria distancing himself from the war drumbeats of the British Bastard Corporation.

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Where Are They Now?

Some of us remember the bloody recent election in Kenya despite the fact that it seems like a long time ago. The last time I wrote about the election, Kofi Annan’s mediation brought an agreement between president Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga, the opposition leader and the winner of the election, to form a unity government compromised of 50/50 coalition of Kibaki’s party and Odinga’s ODM party, however, the implementation of that agreement, like everything else in Kenya, has been elusive. It was reported yesterday (Monday Apr 7), that Odinga skipped on a meeting that was to suppose to announce the “new” coalition based unity government.

Apparently Raila Odinga got Kibaki’s SMS message to his party officials (just before the meeting and instead took a detour to news conference ) that read: odinga is gona fall for it again, LOL Kibaki BFF….PS: keep it confidential. Obviously I’m dramatizing it a little but perhaps this is what really happened because last Friday they both agreed to announce the new government’s cabinet posts on Sunday, with the understanding that they both will appoint an equal amount of ministers while presidential powers will be divided equally as well. I mean, doesn’t it seem like a fair expectation?

From my point of view, Kibaki is really greedy, considering that he did lose the election and thousands died and displaced as a result of this, still Raila Odinga is willing to share power with him when he could simply refuse negotiating with him until a new election decides who’s president. Perhaps I’m Monday-morning quarterbacking here, so to speak, but isn’t the definition of a leader is to do the good of the people instead of self-interest motivations? Yet no one can argue with me that what Africa lacks are courageous leaders who are not afraid of losing elections or appeasing Western interests in their countries but only care about their people’s welfare.

While the debacles of the recent Kenya and Zimbabwe elections hijacked the international media, the president of Botswana stepped down last week without any bloodshed or coup or political pressure (there was no scandal at all, if that is what you’re thinking) although he still had a year and half left on his term because he just felt that was the right thing to do. Isn’t that amazing? Juxtapositioning that with Robert Mugabe who has been in office for nearly three decades is nothing short of astonishing.

Ou Va La\’Afrique by Askia Modibo

 

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