All praise to Guido Fawkes for yet again trying, vainly I am afraid, to highlight the plight of the poor wretched (“native” almost entirely) Southern Rhodesians.
“Zimbabwe”…is S. Rhodesia called that, like for the reasons “Mumbai” and “Beijing” and “Ho Chi Minh City” are now, in British State school “geography textbooks”, compiled by people called Jim somebody-or-other, or Fionualla something-else ???
Never mind: in the hearts and minds of all normal non-homicidal human beings who are also not Marx-crazed or Hitlerite or other Unity-type socialist maniacs, it is Southern Rhodesia. So why has the poor place gone tits-up?
(1) We ran away before we’d finished:-
Like everywhere else in Africa, a place largely of darkness in enlightenment terms, we -which is specifially to say, the British – had hardly arrived and unpacked our coaling stations, plantation kits, factories, churches, mines, laws, power stations, morals and teaching, before we were panicked out of the place by post-war leftist guilt and manufactured socialist “anti-Imperialism”. It is not necessary to mention all the actual and true colonial powers here, such as the French, the Germans, the Belgians (beneath contempt – just look at the Congo…) the Portuguese (almost as bad) etc. All the governments of these European triumphalist big-government-battleship-wielding-bureaucrat-bastards have not understood the first thing about what global exploration and improvement of the conditions of “native peoples” was for. These European “Empires” – real ones – are therefore entirely irrelevant to the ultimate fate of Africa except insofar as they have increased the distance up which that sad continent has to be pulled by true liberals and capitalists with some decent morals.
(2) We let our universities, here (and over there) get run ( = bad) and taught in ( = worse) by Gramsco-Marxians:-
I’m sorry, but this is quite unforgiveable: we ought not to forgive ourselves for falling asleep on the job – of Teaching The World How To Live. We actually allowed real people, who we knew hated what we stood for, to teach not only students here that the West was “decadent” and “capitalism” was wrong, but to teach Africans that too – and then send them back to run the bloody place!
There will come a point when Libertarians have to decide something important: to what extent ought we to prevent, by force if necessary, the enemies of freedom, liberty and humanity from doing any more harm?
At The End of All Things, even libertarians may feel that they have to exact some mild retribution for the damage done by socialism. In theory, socialists certainly would not be allowed within a given distance of children, sensible schools or those universities which are awake, if they wanted to teach their fiction. But I suppose we’d of course have to let them set up private institutions of “learning” if they were so dedicated – that would fix them.
And they can always blog if they have the stamina, and can write well: if they do, people will come to their blog. If not, then not.
(3) Western politicians:-
We allowed people in developed First-World nations to become politicians, who had been through the same mill I have just described. We allowed them to throw around other people’s money, which meant that theye didn’t evaluate its objectives well: and we allowed them to exert media influence, by letting their friends into the BBC etc. They promoted a climate of guilt, implicit in which was that everything we did in Africa was wrong, and everything Africans now do to eahc other was thus right, by induction. Their minor friends wrote geography and history text books, promulgating the same messages. (Read one: any one after the rot set truly in, in about 1990. You will be astounded.)
(4) The United International Marxist Dictators’ Subsidised Clubhouse with free prostitutes and dinners for all delegates all the time and no taxation of salaries, located in the West United Nations:-
You all know about the “United Nations”. And about the “non-aligned” (which is to say, anti-liberal) countries, and what role these play and have played in the deliberations of this clubhouse. And because of this institutionalised corruption, “peacekeeping forces” – especially those predominantly staffed by forces that don’t include the Anglosphere – can favour which side they like (as in Darfur) or run child-abuse scams (as in the Congo.) They betray their irremediable amorality by taking advantage of the very people they have supposedly been sent to “help”. The UN can also, and does, thwart real and justified attempts by the West (us, not the other Europeans, who should never have arrived in the first place) to rectify some of the damage done by our running away in under even a whole century.
(5) We did not take umbrage and react at Mugabe’s GENOCIDE against “white farmers”:-
Had we done so immediately (white people are people too, and can bleed, die and lose stuff) the butcher Mugabe would have piped down – I bet 5p – and none of this tragedy might have happened. But we could not, as the will of people here was constrained by the prevailing climate of policial and BBC discourse about “Africa” and “White Imperialism”. We had to grit our teeth and sit by and watch, while a more or less working economy, which was a net exporter of foodstuffs and other things, was systematically trashed in front of us.
I’m sure that the pig Mugabe is eating well, and has clean fresh water, the poor babe. And that his “staff” also do, plus their probably German- or Belgian-made guns. (probably more highly regarded by him that eprfectly OK and much cleaper Chinese or Russian equivalents. or maybe all his kit is South African?)
Perhaps South Africa – which could terminate that bastard today if it wanted to – is allowing all this misery to carry on, as it make the place look less bad than it really is.