Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Mugabe, the West, and "servile" Zimbabweans

I've always found it baffling when people (particularly westerners,) discover with shock and a degree of condescension that Mugabe has, and dare I say it, remains deeply beloved by many a Zimbabwean. Fact; the quality of life of the majority of my countrymen downright plummeted during and since our colonization by the British. Oh please, you really want to tell me you believe that hogwash about how colonization brought the three C's (civilization, commerce, and Christianity) to us in 1890? My ancestors, first the Munhumutapa, and then the Ndebele andRozvi empires did more foreign trade (mainly with Arab merchants and other empires) before colonization than they did since. We've always been deeply religious (much more so than we are now--thanks to Western Christendom for creating a schism between our way of life and faith). As for civilization, I'm not even going to address that; it's nothing but anti-African propaganda, enough said.

No, don't get me wrong, I'm not going on a blame me everything on West rant. I see major blind spots in many westerners opinions about Zimbabwe, I'm just pointing them out.
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  • Monday, April 16, 2007

    Up on Global Voices

    Please check out the redesigned Global Voices site. It is also where I have put up my latest post:

    As the poor get poorer, the rich are only going to get richer in Zimbabwe. In this post, Mugabe Makaipa describes how Zimbabwe’s stock market has grown 12,000% over last year as it has become chief among the few safe places that people can hedge against inflation. With inflation skyrocketing, unemployment reaching 80%, the local bourse has simultaneously become a boon to the capitalist intentions of the few that are willing to make the risky investment in Zimbabwean stock too. Sadly, the economically elite are the only beneficiaries of the reeling economy that is in Zimbabwe.
    In Zimbabwe, they are very few and far between.

    Therefore, all of the rich people, government officials, and banks are putting their money into stocks so that it doesn’t lose value. Demand is high, so the price is too.

    The everyday people of Zimbabwe don’t see any benefit to this, though. Their masters may not see it for much longer either. Stock prices on the index are obviously inflated and unsustainable. It’s only a matter of time before it comes crashing down, taking down many in its spiral.

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  • Monday, April 09, 2007

    Conflicted: need some feedback

    An online newspaper, Zimdaily, has apparently launched a campaign to out the children top ZANU-PF politicians. The idea is to encourage western host governments to expel these children back to Zimbabwe because of their parents purported anti-western politics.
    if reality is anything to go by, Mugabe and his crooks in government favour western standards of 'everything' compared to Zimbabwe, a country they have reduced to a basket case.

    ZimDaily has established that Mugabe and his colleagues in ZANU PF have over 300 kids studying in either US, UK and Australian universities and they are fears that these kids are being funded by tax payers in Zimbabwe.

    This comes amid reports that Bona Mugabe, Mugabe's daughter is attending the prestigious London School of Economics in England. The school has since refuted the claims.

    The British government is also mulling plans to ban ZANU PF officials kids from attending educational institutions in the UK.

    Take a look at this.

    A fierce debate has erupted about this campaign. I'm conflicted about this. What do you think? Should this be thing that we as Zimbabweans be working at? Or do we have better tihngs invest our energies into?

    Here are some of the people they have outed already; here, here, here, here, and here.

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  • Sunday, April 01, 2007

    Need I say more?...

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