“Paradise Zimbabwe”

The U-turn is expected to be announced within days. The ruling Zanu-PF
party’s politburo has been informed and selected journalists in the
state-controlled media have been briefed on how to spin the policy

I can pretty much guess how that "spin" is going to go: the inadequacies of the indigenous black population to grow enough to feed themselves will be blamed on "generations of white domination," or some other such rot.

So, in case you haven’t picked up on what this is about:

President Robert Mugabe has begun to reverse his
"insane" land grab [i.e., 100% taxation] and offer some white farmers the chance to lease
back their holdings in Zimbabwe.

the fastest shrinking economy in the world, Mr Mugabe has had to
backtrack on six years of chaos and his own determination to rid the
country of all white farmers.

an orgy of violence, Mr Mugabe seized [i.e., 100% taxation] the land, homes, equipment and
infrastructure of about 4,000 white commercial farmers who produced
almost half of Zimbabwe’s foreign currency.

So, now they have an annual inflation rate of somewhere between 800 and 1000%. Of course, as the article points out, it’s the fault of economic sanctions. That they stole–taxed 100%–everything owned by the most productive people in the country couldn’t have anything to do with it.

This should be a lesson to all of you morons out there. There is no level of theft (taxes, etc.) that makes you the slightest bit better off, unless you’re a leeching parasite to begin with. Taxes, by definition, are paid by the productive. There is nothing you can take away (steal) from a productive person that makes him more productive. Big duh.

It’s all quite simple, which is why the most of you are such complete idiots..

(tips to Beck, who stole a funny subject line)


  1. Mandebvhu on February 10, 2006 at 12:53

    Thanks for posting this story.

    The more people that see it, read it and understand what Mugabe has done in 26 short years to an absolutely beautiful country, the better. You'll see that I seek to do exactly that on my blog, and through my podcast.

    Take care.


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