Friday, September 06, 2002

Robert Mugabe is an Evil, Evil, Man

In the name of "Land Reform", Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe, allied himself with armed mobs led by the colorfully named "Hitler" Hunzvi. Over time, this led to people actually getting killed in the process. Because the farmers who actually know how to grow food can't do so while getting attacked by a gang of thugs (while, granted, there is a drout, Zimbabwe has had significantly worse ones), the country is enterning into a famine. Mugabe, however, views all of this as an opportunity. As news of the way Mugabe is running his country into the ground reached the wider world, he was undoubtedly abashed. His response? Ban reporting of anything critical of his government. Just to be certain that Zimbabweans know which side their bread is buttered on, Mr. Mugabe has instituted a policy of deliberately starving anyone who disagrees with him, with many observers indicating that the country is entering its final stages for preparing a genocide, including rape and political murder.

So, you'd think that the international press would be up in arms about this. Well, not exactly. Seems when he tried to shift the problems of his country off onto Tony Blair, of all people, his comments were greeted by the eminent members of the fourth estate with laughter and applause. All that puts this bit of New York Times gushing over Mr. Mugabe as a hero, into a little bit of context. I'm sure they'll have a lovely laugh as Zimbabwe morphs into Rwanda.

Thursday, September 05, 2002

Benign smile.
Well, our Blog is up. For those of you not in the know, this is Bill & Kim's Amazing remarkable Blog. Bill is a moderate conservative libertarian. Kim is a leftie, albeit moderate. We'll be putting up our opinions on matters of politics, culture, letters and various and sundry other topics. We'll try our best to keep you entertained and hopefully enlightened.