“Liberator” of Rhodesia, communist dictator, torturer and all around scum bag finally assumed room temp a short time ago. Leftists the world over mourn the loss of one of their idols.
Visiting dignitaries were given gifts of his portrait, and rightfully so: To many Zimbabweans, Robert Mugabe, the strongman who ruled the South African nation for 30 years until he was ousted in a bloodless coup two years ago, was a complex figure. He was a symbol of liberation and hope – a leader of the quasi-Communist ZANU-PF who helped free his country from oppressive British rule, according to the NYT.
Mugabe was 95 at the time of his death.
Later, when food stocks started to run low, Mugabe’s true nature became apparent. He authorized oppressive crackdowns and indefinite detentions of suspected political opponents. Some suspected him of torture and unspeakable treatment of suspected political opponents.
But Mugabe wasn’t alone in this. Many in his generation of African revolutionary political leaders believed that, since they had freed the country from colonial rule, it was theirs to govern – as Mugabe put it – “until God says ‘come.'”
And he almost made it. In November 2017, army officers, fearing that Mugabe would anoint his second wife, Grace Mugabe (some 40 years his junior), as his political heir, moved against him. Within a dramatic few days he was placed under house arrest and forced by his political party, ZANU-PF, to step down.
So, all that happened is a man who helped ruin a prospering country with the approval and often help of the western world, has went tango uniform. And of course mind warpingly, the people in former Rhodesia who aren’t dead from starvation (or busy raping and killing the undesirable population left from Rhodesia just for being a certain demographic) will no doubt be mourning him. We will be having a coca-cola in a small quiet celebration for what it’s worth.