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Mugabe Waves Red Flag Of Colonialism

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, like too many African leaders, when caught in his own corruption and incompetence and brutality, resorts to waving the bloody red flag of colonialism to explain away his own disastrous policies. It was not British or French policemen and soldiers who brutalized Zimbabwean citizens or killed opponents of the regime. It was not British or Belgian soldiers who beat up Morgan Tsvangirai, the opposition leader nor did the West have anything to do with the collapse of the Zimbabwean economy which has led to at least 575 deaths from cholera. The fault, Mr. Mugabe, lies not in the stars or in the past of colonialism, but in your own actions of hate and violence towards your own people. Why won’t you share control over the army and police with the Movement for Democratic Change? The reason is obvious, you fear honest police and an army that will defend the rights of its citizens.

The heads of several African nations such as Kenya have urged action by the African Union to get rid of Mugabe, but the dictator of Zimbabwe would have his nation believe calls for his ouster come only from the West. The nation has collapsed, thousands are fleeing to South Africa where over two million Zimbabweans have already become refugees. It is time to put an end to waving the red flag of colonialism and facing the fact it is Africans who commit atrocities today just as Europeans did so in the past.

Mugabe Shouts Invasion While He Assaults Zimbabweans

The Zimbabwe government is telling the world that former colonial powers like Great Britain are preparing to invade the country while Kenya and Botswana demand other African nations join in an effort to overthrow President Mugabe’s failed government which has plunged the nation into complete economic, social and health collapse. Mugabe accused outside forces for being the source of the cholera epidemic which is gathering force and some estimate could lead to over 50,000 deaths. Mugabe spokespeople insist former colonial power, Great Britain is going to use African countries as the spearhead of an invasion. Hospitals lack drugs, materials, food, and staff since people are scrounging everywhere in order to find food to take care of their own families.

It is all well and good for those who hate “colonialism” to blame the current crisis on Great Britain or France or the United States, but it was Mugabe who ruined a nation which once exported food by his foolish program to drive out white farmers. A more sensible policy would have been to work with white farmers on a long range program to have them work with Africans to ensure farms remain productive and at some future time, to sell the land to black Africans. However, Mugabe was more interested in turning over the farms to his cronies and fellow thugs.

Zimbabwe Goes On Attack, Attacking Chancellor Merkel

The old adage of the best defense is an offense rang true with attacks by Zimbabwe officials on Chancellor Merkel of Germany who had the audacity to make nasty remarks about the thugs who now govern the nation of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Minister of Information, Sikhanyiso Nidovu, ripped into Chancellor Merketl who had term Presdent Mugabe an embarrassment to the people of Africa because of destructive policies which have wrecked his nation’s economy and created an 80% unemployment figure as well as an 8000% inflation rate. The Zimbabwean government termed Merkel a “racist’ and a “Nazi remnant” for standing up and defending the oppressed people of Zimbabwe.

Chancellor Merkel made her remarks at the recent summit meeting of European Union and African leaders because none of the so-called “leaders” of Africa had the courage to defend the oppressed people of Zimbabwe. One of the tragedies of African nationalism in the post WWII era is failure on the part of Africa’s courageous leaders in the fight against colonialism to carry on that tradition by fighting against African corruption and brutality. Instead, the world is teated to worn out attempts to blame current problems on colonialism. Colonialism ended sixty years ago in South Korea and Singapore and India, but those nations have developed vibrant economies and India is the world’s largest democracy. It’s time for Africa’s leaders to put comments about “colonialism” in storage and stand up and fight for African rights.

Mugabe: It’s Not Me, It’s Colonialism!

President Robert Mugabe, who has presided over the destruction of his nation’s economy during the past two decades, waved the flag of colonialism to excuse away his own brutality and incompetence. He was pleased that the European Union-African Union meeting next week will allow him to attend event though Great Britain has indicated it will not be present if the pseudo-dictator is allowed to attend. Twenty years ago Zimbabwe was considered among the most prosperous nations in Africa, but under his tutelage it now has an 80% unemployment rate and inflation that has reached 8000%. Mugabe claimed Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s denunciation of his actions as president was merely a reflection of “our former colonisers” to make decisions concerning Zimbabwe. He ignored the brutal campaign being conducted in his own country to deny food for those who oppose his regime or the beatings and torture of political opponents. The president warned political foes they must campaign “in an atmosphere of peace” because he would crush any violence.

There are too many examples of thuggish African leaders who brutalize their own people and justify behavior on grounds all problems are the cause of having once been a colony. Waving the bloody flag of colonization will not bring food to people nor will it provide jobs. Gordon Brown wants the African Union to take action and protect the people of Zimbabwe, but they prefer hiding from reality.