February 29, 2004
LEAVE NO CHILD BEHIND
Hooray for Robert Mugabe, who is promoting a growth industry in shattered Zimbabwe:
President Robert Mugabe's government has set up secret camps across the country in which thousands of youths are taught how to torture and kill, the BBC has learned.
The Zimbabwean government says the camps are job training centres ...
If they get paid for it, I guess torturing and murdering are jobs.
Posted by Tim Blair at February 29, 2004 12:18 AM
Welcome recruit, to your jobs training centre. Your job will be to kill the maximum number of humans whose skin color is lighter than this paper bag.
As your letter from the House of Non-representatives says, "We're here to help you help us."
I want to know how to blame Bush and the U.S. for this.
Might this be a good place to remember that when Colin Powell was basically booed off the stage at the Durban "UN Conference for Jew-Hating".... oops, I mean "Conference Against Racism" (pre 9/11, pre-war), when he specifically set off the crowd by condemning Robert Mugabe?
Might it also be a good time to quote Theodore Dalrymple's 'Utopias Elsewhere', his anthropological expedition the last communist holdouts in the late eighties, when he had an epiphany, to his horror, that his (literally) fellow travelling Stalinists worshipped Stalin not despite the horrors he inflicted, but BECAUSE of those horrors? They were simply flat-out pro-concentration camp. In the right environment, they didn't even bother to cover such thinking with a more palatable frosting. They just thought wholesale murder, torture, and destruction of anything the dictator did not like were jolly, wonderful things, well worth struggling for.
Yes, it might be a good time to mention these things. Every day would be a good time to mention these things.
Every day, would be a good time also, to mention Zimbabwe and the poor bastards undergoing genocide there. Not Genocide-Lite, as in the UN version, but hardcore genocide. And not just a few whites either. But everyone else who's not a party member. We watch as they die.
"Might this be a good place to remember that when Colin Powell was basically booed off the stage at the Durban "UN Conference for Jew-Hating".... oops, I mean "Conference Against Racism" (pre 9/11, pre-war), when he specifically set off the crowd by condemning Robert Mugabe?"
This was because Secretary Powell can't be trusted. Haven't you been reading the papers? You have to keep up with this stuff.
Sec. Powell has been certified as a non-black, 'Uncle Tom' by many of the US's 'black leaders'. We can't listen to a word he says now.
Sec. Powell would have been listened to had he placed the blame where it 'really' belongs .. either the Joooos or the US. Probably both. It's very plain to see that since the Jooos and the US cause ALL the problems and troubles in this world, they must be responsible for this as well.
(Just what this world needs another nutso training people how to kill and torture!! I would not complain if Pres. Bush wanted to aid the citizens by sending in some troops to sweep Mugabe and his thugs out of power.)
Well, now that Saddam's in custody, someone's gotta dole out the world's share of atrocities.
Roger, you asked:
"Is there a pension plan?"
Why yes, of course, it's the 401Killer plan; kill 401 designated enemies of the state and retire on full pay.
Surely you don't believe this report? Consider the source -- the Baghdad Broadcasting Corporation™.
But what about Zimbawe!! no one every says anything about no-oil Zimbabwe!!!!!
Kind of puts 'work for the dole' in perspective, doesn't it? Maybe being asked to do something dangerous would give people a bit of incentive...
'Utopias Elsewhere' is by Anthony Daniels, not Theodore Dalrymple. Here is the listing on amazon.com. Oops.
Thanks, it looks like an interesting book.
Of course, Dalrymple is also worth reading.
Ed - I guess you didn't read Andrew's comment about Powell being booed off the stage for mentioning Mugabe.
Oh wait - you're right - it's much more fun to take pot shots at the defenseless.