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PoliCon
12-08-2008, 11:06 AM
That Condoleezza Rice says it's "well past time" for Robert Mugabe to relinquish power in Zimbabwe comes as no surprise. But now that African leaders are talking publicly about ousting the 84-year-old dictator, and even Desmond Tutu suggests that military force is a viable option, we might finally be getting somewhere.

Much has not changed in Zimbabwe. The economy continues to sink and inflation to rise -- to the current insanity of 231 million percent. Human-rights activists are routinely arrested, such as Jestina Mukoko last week. And Mugabe's soldiers still run roughshod over Zimbabwe's citizens; police last week actually arrested several army members for looting. What is new, and apparently most alarming to Zimbabwe's neighbors, is an outbreak of cholera.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122869766586786891.html

And this is what the left wants to do here in America. DUMBASSES!

noonwitch
12-08-2008, 11:37 AM
I wonder if the neighboring nations can get him out. He's pretty entrenched, and South Africa, Angola, and Zambia are not exactly stable countries.

Speedy
12-08-2008, 11:55 AM
They voted him in, they drove the white farmers out and killed those that did not leave. It is THEIR mess. Let them deal with it. THIS is a consequence of their own actions. I am reminded of the line in the classic Clint Eastwood western High Plains Drifter. The mayor of the town is speaking to Clint about the ambush they have set up for some killers that are due to arrive in town and asks, "What about after we kill them. What do we do then?"

Clint answers, "Well then you live with it."

Zimbabwe desperate wanted the whites out. "Well now you live with it."

Constitutionally Speaking
12-11-2008, 06:32 AM
And lest we forget, the left SUPPORTED this scum.

noonwitch
12-11-2008, 01:55 PM
And lest we forget, the left SUPPORTED this scum.


I'm not defending Mugabe, but the previous regime of Rhodesia was the type of situation that leads to people like him coming to power. There was a privileged minority of white people ruling over a majority of impovershed black people.

I knew two exchange students from the country, both were white. The first was from a wealthy, land-owning family when it was still Rhodesia - she was a racist and rude to black americans everywhere she went. She called them Keffirs. She talked about the "keffirs" back home in the most de-humanizing terms possible, and talked about how her family members would shoot at them from their trucks when they left their home and drove into town.

It's not hard to see what Mugabe had to feed off of, as far as the rage of the black people toward the white landowners was concerned.


A couple of years later, after the revolution but before Mugabe went totally apeshit mad with power, we had another student at school from Zimbabwe. Her parents owned a store in Harare, and she was not exactly supportive of the revolution, but she did support equal rights for blacks in the country. She didn't like the whole mail censoring thing, though.

The mistake that both the right and the left make in these situations is that we tend to support anyone who opposes the side viewed as wrong-whether it is communists by the left or a facist dicatator by the right.

Speedy
12-11-2008, 02:13 PM
They may have been Kiffers, but they were well fed Kiffers.

PoliCon
12-11-2008, 03:23 PM
I'm not defending Mugabe, but the previous regime of Rhodesia was the type of situation that leads to people like him coming to power. There was a privileged minority of white people ruling over a majority of impoverished black people.
We have to be careful not to blame it all on racism. Sure there was/is a degree of racism involved - but at the same time - if it was all about racism - blacks would have moved into the openings created by the expelled whites and nothing else would have changed. Instead - it all crumbled and turned to shit.

wiegenlied
12-12-2008, 12:09 AM
Mugabe is an example of power's corruption.

PoliCon
12-13-2008, 12:19 PM
Mugabe is an example of power's corruption.that - and how utterly the lefts economic policies fail . . .