Many poor and hungry blacks in Zimbabwe want white man’s government back, by Nicholas Kristoff. A left wing author finds reality depressing. In the 1970s and early 1980s it was fashionable in the West to campaign for majority rule in Zimbabwe because equality. Well it turns out the overthrow of the white government led to Mugabe, who became immensely rich, and a worse life for nearly everyone else in Zimbabwe. Not exactly an isolated case, either.
The hungry children and the families dying of AIDS here are gut-wrenching, but somehow what I find even more depressing is this: Many, many ordinary black Zimbabweans wish that they could get back the white racist government that oppressed them in the 1970’s. …
An elderly peasant in another village, Makupila Muzamba, said that hunger today is worse than ever before in his seven decades or so, and said: “I want the white man’s government to come back. Even if whites were oppressing us, we could get jobs and things were cheap compared to today.”
His wife, Mugombo Mudenda, remembered that as a younger woman she used to eat meat, drink tea, use sugar and buy soap. But now she cannot even afford corn gruel. “I miss the days of white rule,” she said. …
The globalists, and the media in the West, would never allow a white government in Africa nowadays. But they turn a blind eye to nasty dictators like Mugabe. Apparently the principle of note allowing whites to rule is very important, but the fact of misrule and dictatorship is unimportant.
This has nothing to do with Zimbabwe and everything to do with power struggles within the West.
The article, in the New York Times, concludes:
When a white racist government was oppressing Zimbabwe, the international community united to demand change. These days, a black racist government is harming the people of Zimbabwe more than ever, and the international community is letting Mr. Mugabe get away with it. Our hypocrisy is costing hundreds of Zimbabwean lives every day.
Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe since 1987.
Some quotes from Robert Mugabe:
The only white man you can trust is a dead white man.
We of Africa protest that, in this day and age, we should continue to be treated as lesser human beings than other races.
We are not hungry… Why foist this food upon us? We don’t want to be choked. We have enough.