Austria and Zimbabwe treated differently
Where is the international outcry?Jaco Strauss
Letter to the Press
The hypocrisy of the West is as evident now as it had been back when I wrote this letter. O'bama is standing in his Irish village going on about the injustices in Libya and how the West won't stand for it. O.K..... remember Zimbabwe? The more things change, the more they stay the same...
This was one of the first articles I added to the site back in 2001. This had been a letter I've sent to the Electronic Telegraph on 14 March 2000, but as far as I am aware they did not publish it. I've now added the functionality to rate this article as well as to comment on it. Please feel free to do so. No registration is required.
Meanwhile in Zimbabwe the racist, homophobic, despot Robert Mugabe can encourage the confiscation of land, purely based on race and without any form of compensation. While this barbarous anarchism is destroying the last foreign revenue earner in that country, no international outcry is evident. This blatant looting of Zimbabwe is a price he is more than willing to pay in order to satisfy his power-mad obsession to steal another term.
Property rights, non-racialism and the rule of law are concepts so far removed from Mugabe's frame of reference that he makes Jorg Haider look like Mother Teresa. Where are the sanctions, boycotts and international condemnation that should naturally follow?
Or is it the same old patronizing Western racism of "we expect blacks to act that way" so the chaotic anarchism and human rights abuses are just simply ignored?
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