Monday, June 30, 2008

Is it because I is black?



Liberty Scott is rightfully full of 'rage' as he posts on the situation in Zimbabwe, which has just seen Robert Mugabe kill and cheat his way back into power.
Here's the Sunday Times of London with a horrifying example of brutality from Mugabe' Marxist thugs.
“She’s gone out. Let’s kill the baby,” she heard a member of the gang say. The next thing she saw from under the bed was Blessing’s tiny body hitting the concrete floor with a force that shattered his tiny legs."
Indeed, what is it gong to take for the world to intervene?
In a couple of posts yesterday, Liberty Scott highlights how 'colonial guilt' led Britain and other countries let Mugabe gain power despite existing fears of what he might do.
And it appears such colonial guilt is allowing him to carry on doing what he is doing. Indeed, playing the colonial guilt campaign was all part of his re-election strategy.
But of course, who suffers most from such colonial guilt, but black people themselves.
With South Africa, it was terrible that white people would be beastly to blacks, and the world was rightfully in uproar, but black-on-black violence and terror is seemingly all ok. So the great and the good just sit back and tut tut and spinelessly do nothing.
Indeed, how much does 'colonial guilt' or 'liberal white guilt' influence New Zealand government policy to Maori? And how effective is it? Can we really expect second or third best from people simply because they are of a different race? Does it all give them an excuse to fail or behave like barbarians? And who suffers the most because of it?
So, it is not just Barack Obama, or Robert Gabriel Mugabe, but also our own Maori leaders who can also look at how the white liberals turn a blind eye to or excuse their failings and wonder "Is it because I is black? "

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not only black, but left-wing too!

pdq

macdoctor said...
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macdoctor said...

Rave posted this impressively insane article on the Standard.
http://gowans.wordpress.com/2008/06/24/zimbabwe-at-war/
Even Tane thought it was over the top!

I bring it up here because it illustrates how people like Mbeki and, to some extent, Mandela, think about Robert Mugabe. Gives you some insight into why South Africa spends its time sitting on its hands when it comes to Zimbabwe.