posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 04:30 PM
reply to post by shai hulud
Ah, I see, the Zimbabwe thing.
Yep, Mugabe is a fascist twit. However, I don't feel that preventing Zimbabwean independence would have made the Zimbabwean people less likely to vote
for a fascist twit. They felt repressed, and if you keep people repressed for long enough, then they end up voting the most radical extremist twit
The handling of Zim pre-independence isn't the issue for me, it's that when he started wiping out the Matebele for their long-passed crime of
butchering the Shona that some sort of external power should have stepped in, wiped him out, said "let bygones be bygones" and that would have been
I'd love to say Zambia's turned out better for becoming independent that little bit earlier, but we did have Kaunda... and the Chiluba... and Banda's
not that great, either, really.
I miss Mwanawasa (and his Cruella de Vil hair). He was epic.
You know he sat next to Mugabe at some fancy UN meal just before his "stroke"?
Anyway, one hugely off-topic post to say yes, now I get where your coming from, even if the ZANU/ZAPA stuff is lost in the half-forgotten murk of
edit on 11/1/2011 by TheWill because: Proof that Banda's not that great - I can't even remember his name...
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