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Zimbabwe: "Let them eat cake..."
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, February 22, 2007

The eventual wages of authoritarianism, regardless of the flavor are to be found in the benighted country of Zimbabwe. While the ruling elite literally eat their cake, bread has disappeared from the shelves there:
President Robert G. Mugabe of Zimbabwe turned 83 on Wednesday to the strains of the song “God Bless President Mugabe” on state-controlled radio, along with an interview on state television, a 16-page paean to his rule in Harare’s daily newspaper and the prospect of a grand birthday party — costly enough to feed thousands of people for months, his critics argued — on Saturday.

Zimbabwe’s economy is so dire that bread vanished from store shelves across the country on Wednesday after bakeries shut down, saying government price controls were requiring them to sell loaves at a loss. The price controls are supposed to shield consumers from the nation’s rampant inflation, which now averages nearly 1,600 percent annually.
Isolated, out of touch, rapacious and greedy, the clique which keeps Robert Mubabe in power celebrates his birthday and their destruction of a once relatively wealthy country. Unfortunately for them their law outlawing inflation, like most of their other asinine laws, hasn't eased the dire conditions in Zimbabwe. The only question I have is at what point, or under what conditions, does someone, anyone, finally says "enough" and remove that group from power by whatever means necessary?

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Previous Comments to this Post 

Mugabe’s a pig.
Written By: MichaelW
Just like another African supreme leader a generation ago, celebrating a golden birthday in style while the country suffered.

Sadly, there is nothing new under the sun.
Written By: D
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Africa is a disgrace. Ghana has just turned fifty and is praised by many, but really, it’s just a economic ghetto. Zimbabwe is the worst of the worst. It’s abundent potential just exaggerates it’s pathetic reality. There are few countries on this continent that can be proud of themselves. Perhaps Botswana? (South Africa is too young to asses)
Written By: Var Fletcher
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If the platinum mine production is disrupted China may intervene, but there really isn’t anybody else.
Written By: unaha-closp
When the IDIOT Dictator dies.
Written By: James E. Fish
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