Zimbabwe: Fighting Global White Supremacy
Zimbabwe is a shining example to Africans around the world. President Robert Mugabeâ€™s story is that of audacious and visionary African leadership. Unfortunately, itâ€™s a singular story. Most African leaders, continental and in the Diaspora, lack the courage and vision to assert African humanity
As of June 22, 2008, some 390 members of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and 156 members of the Zimbabwean African National Union/Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) were arrested for election-related violence.
Zimbabwean police discharged their constitutional duties equitably, without fear or favor. Of course watching, listening and reading the western media, both corporate and so-called alternative left-wing, one gets the impression that only MDC activists were being arrested by the Zimbabwean police.
Zimbabwe’s elections have been receiving unprecedented coverage from the global media over the past eight years. This year is no exception. The March 29 elections in Zimbabwe attracted worldwide attention, fueled by sensational media coverage. However, a critical reading of the coverage reveals two disturbing trends: Unverifiable allegations of “torture” and “state-sponsored violence” by representatives of the MDC and, virtually no opportunity for representatives of Zanu-PF to respond.
Since Zimbabwe regained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1980 after 100 years of white settler mass murder of Zimbabweans and grand theft of Zimbabwe’s land and resources, the country held regular elections for 15 years (1980 – 1995) without any claims by the so-called “international community” about “human rights violations”.
In 2000, the “international community” – the United Kingdom (UK), the United States, the European Union (EU), Canada, Australia and New Zealand (all white countries) – objected to the Zimbabwean government’s decision to reclaim land from white settlers that was stolen from indigenous Zimbabweans. At that point, the “international community” resorted to subterfuge and political prestidigitation. Suddenly, Zimbabwe’s elections were declared “undemocratic” and the government was accused of “violating human rights”.
Since 2000, over 400,000 families have been resettled on the formerly stolen land under the Zimbabwe government’s policy of one man, one farm. In fact, white farmers were told to keep their best and largest farms and relinquish the rest of their ill-gotten holdings for redistribution to indigenous Zimbabweans. They refused.
That’s when they were shown the door and encouraged to return to their ancestral homes in Europe. The MDC was then created and funded by the “international community”. Reportedly, the most recent funding for the MDC came from the UK (3.3 million pounds sterling), the United States (7 million dollars) and Australia (18 million dollars).
That’s akin to the Democratic Party in the United States receiving money from Russia and China. Such a situation will be considered a blatant interference in the political affairs of the United States. As well as it should. The MDC is a front for the “international community”. Its agenda is a western agenda not a Zimbabwean agenda.
Zimbabwe is one of the few countries, African or non-African, where black people control major segments of an economy – banking, mining, farming, lodging and hospitality, etc. And that is what the “international community” finds objectionable. President Robert Mugabe has asserted the humanity of his people by empowering them with the means to be productive and independent citizens.
Unlike most African countries where black people hold titles, drive fancy cars and live in mansions but are mere custodians of western capital, black people in Zimbabwe wield real power. They are confronting a global white supremacist “international community” that’s committed to keeping all of Africa and her people in a state of continual dependency and subservience. This so-called “international community” has its African vassals scattered around the globe regurgitating its talking points about “democracy” and “human rights” in Zimbabwe.
Of course Africa’s problems have nothing to do with “human rights” and “democracy”. Africa’s centuries-old problems are directly related to the inequitable distribution of Africa’s resources among African people. President Mugabe has corrected, and is continuing to correct, those inequities in his country.
On Thursday, June 26, over 50,000 Zimbabweans attended a rally in Chitungwiza, on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital city. President Robert Mugabe addressed the rally. Chitungwiza has been a stronghold of the MDC for several years. However, since March 29, when white settlers began sneaking back into the country openly threatening to take back farms that were redistributed to Zimbabweans because they thought that the MDC had won the presidential elections, President Mugabe’s message of economic empowerment achieved enhanced resonance among the Zimbabwean people. They rejected the MDC’s collaborationist politics. And now, there is a resurgence of nationalism that has not been seen since the height of the liberation struggle in the 1970’s.
In the face of this resurgence of Zimbabwean nationalism, Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the MDC, withdrew from the June 27 presidential run-off election. It was a gimmick. Several of his parliamentarians competed in by-elections that were also held throughout the country.
Zimbabwe is a shining example to Africans around the world. President Robert Mugabe’s story is that of audacious and visionary African leadership. Unfortunately, it’s a singular story. Most African leaders, continental and in the Diaspora, lack the courage and vision to assert African humanity and demonstrate to the world that African people are indeed capable of building independent and powerful nations as our ancestors did.
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