Saturday, April 05, 2008

Mugabe Crushes His Opposition

Disquieting and disturbing news from Zimbabwe, as it's been reported that Mugabe has had the offices of the opposition raided. HT: The Walrus.

She hits it home in the commentary:

It's rather uncomfortable for journalists to document that though. Mugabe was a former media darling. It is difficult to admit mistakes, especially ones that never should have been made. To this day journalists seem incapable of summoning the moral outrage they applied (rightly, in that case) to apartheid and turning it against Mugabe. This despite the fact that he has turned his formerly prosperous country into a hellhole that most of his people would cheerfully leave for South Africa - present or past - or for old-time Rhodesia.

It is the African tragedy writ large all over again: a "liberator" who is really only interested in his own power. And a politically correct world that should be howling in outrage but doesn't. And journalists who express polite amazement at the inevitable.

I think I shall go be ill.

You're not kidding.


Villager said...

Mugabe has been a common thug. It is very sad...

peace, Villager

Anonymous said...

So, President Mugabe must make way for the next Frederick "Jenkem" Chiluba, aka The Vulture Fund's Best Friend? Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease.

Janet said...

Anon, it is hard to imagine anything much worse than Mugabe. Fully 1/4 of the population has fled to South Africa. That is mind-boggling. Talk about voting with your feet.