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Everybody loves Robbie Everybody loves Robbie
by Thanos Kalamidas
2008-03-12 07:51:34
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Mugabe hits again by banning all the observers from the elections, especially all the western observers. I’m sorry if once more I’m writing about this notorious dictator of Zimbabwe but, as I have said before, we should not stop reminding that people like Mugabe, criminals of the worst kind, people that have the right of life or death over thousands of thousands of people are around, they are not a myth, they are not the boogie men but the reality for nations like Zimbabwe, Iran and Pakistan.

mugabe01_400Since I'm talking about Iran, according to the Zimbabwe Foreign Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, Iran and China, among other African ally countries, are allowed to send monitors for the democratic elections. I presume the "one party" China and "non party in the name of Allah" Iran and its clerics are the right countries to have opinions on democracy and elections.

Robert Mugabe excused his decision saying that he suspects that the western countries are trying to remove him from government! Really? Saddam had the same suspicions and I wonder why, and Idi Amin before them was suspecting the same and again I have to wonder why and how they get these ideas? After all, everybody loves Robbie, especially in Zimbabwe. Apparently the people in Zimbabwe who don’t love Mugabe and they don’t show it ten times a day are either in prison with their tongue cut or dead!

mugabe02_400“Clearly, those who believe the only free and fair election is where opposition wins have been excluded since the ruling party, Zanu-PF, is poised to score yet another triumph,” Simbarashe Mumbengegwi added. Man, that says everything! I mean you invite Iran to monitor. I mean, it is like going to the polls and thinking, "What am I voting today? Ayatollah, Ayatollah or Ayatollah?" In China things are more clear – the other monitoring democracy, I vote for the Chinese Communist Party otherwise my family pays the bullet!

Apparently Mugabe’s opposition Mr. Tsvangirai commented on the above by saying that the move showed that Mugabe has a lot to hide! Is a wonder how he managed to say that and he added that “those who have been invited will hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil and endorse a flawed election.” Please, it is not so simple and, on the contrary, they are going to take lessons and practise them in their own countries, don’t forget Iran has …elections soon!

Mugabe has offered a lot to Zimbabwe, 100,000% inflation and over 80% unemployment, actually the only ones who have work in Zimbabwe are Mugabe’s torturers and killers. The man is an angel. Even his caricature small moustache, Hitler style, is an irony. He believes that it makes him look like his Nazi idol while he reminds more the grotesque character Chaplin had created in The Great Dictator. That’s the reality of Zimbabwe, a grotesque caricature is ruling the country, talks about democracy and leads the elections.


    
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Emanuel Paparella2008-03-12 12:55:00
As Popper well points out in his The Open Society, transparency and rule by the people is by far preferable even to the rule of a wise philosopher king as advocated in Plato’s Republic. Undoubtedly, Marcus Aurelius is preferable to a Nero but the trouble is that once authoritarian personalities like Nero, unable to appropriate their own shadow, acquire power of any kind, they invariably think of themselves as “enlightened” and indispensable for the good of their people, they always know better, have the last word, enforce political correctness and see to it that those who think otherwise and shout that the emperor is naked, are taken care of. Indeed, that kind of caricature of the ideal Republic is so monstrous that it can only be dealt adequately by the surrealistoc irony of a Charlie Chaplin.


Emanuel Paparella2008-03-12 12:57:46
Errata: "surrealistoc" above should be surrealistic.


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