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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by gasbanni, 12 Sep 2020.

  1. gasbanni

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    https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2020/country-chapters/zimbabwe

    One of my wife's friends told her this ...........in Zimbabwe there are major problems .......

    No Food, No Running water, No electricity ......If you complain she said it's a death sentance.
    When she phones her parents they say everything is fine because the phones lines are tapped. ......its a death sentance if they complain during a telephone conversation.

    Very grim we don't hear much about this on the news do we ........
     
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  3. ReganAndCarter

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    Just corrected that for you, Gas
     
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    No you won't. It's not pc to mention that the natives can't run anything straight.

    It wasn't uncommon for Zimbabweans to go up to Ian Smith when he was alive and ask him to run the country again, because when he was in charge they had jobs and food. But who worries if the natives starve or not, as long as the nasty white man is banished?
     
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    Those who wish to re-write our history to be more PC, may want to highlight the many nations who have suffered like Zimbabwe since the white man gave them independence.
     
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    south Africa will go the same way as the failed state of Zimbabwe neither government / country

    neither government / country
    could run a booze up in a brewery :)
     
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    Africa is possibly the worlds richest resource and its been plundered relentlessly by white invaders for centuries
    Sadly its now being plundered by the Chinese

    How would it have been without interference.....I dont know, none of us know.

    but its a bit more complex than "white made it rich", "black men are savages".
     
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    Chyyyna ( as Trump pronounces it ) are very crafty. They offer a service, let's say - build a bridge, and they will loan the country money. But, you MUST use Chinese employees. China ends up making money from the high interest rate.
     
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    China had a huge presence in Zimbabwe in the early 90s building schools, military installations etc, they certainly managed the projects but used local contractors to do the work, as did Yugoslavia
     
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    Rhodesia used to be referred to as the Bread basket of Africa, nowadays its called the Basket case of Africa.
    The white minority did a lot for Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, Ian Smith said that he had in principle no objection to Rhodesian independence but that it had to be a gradual process as the Black population had no tradition of democracy.
    Joint rule by the white and black populations could have avoided the catastrophe of Mugabe and his henchmen.
    Democratic behaviour isn't a genetic trait which some peoples have and others don't.
    It has to be instilled in the mind though education and example.
    Had the British not been so eager to decolonise then things could have been a lot different.
     
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    The reason we dont hear much about Zimbabwe is because that country doesn't have anything that western countries need or want.
     
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    When Westernised nations collapse, those with nowt will laugh at our reluctant poverty. The meek will inherit the Earth.
     
  15. gasbanni

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    I was completely unaware of the situation over there until my wife's friend told her, and you don't see anything on the Internet.
    Complain and if your caught your dead ....you just dissappear. My wife relayed to me what she'd been told.
     
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    It's in the news ALL THE TIME. It just won't be written about in the British tabloids.
    Read alternative news.
     
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    Racists do like their weird inferiority complex.

    India disagrees.

    Its another RW trope that you think history needs to be rewritten or revised.
     
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