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Robert Mugabe closes in on last white farmers
The Times ^ | 1/31/2010 | Jon Swain in Harare

Posted on 01/30/2010 9:25:19 PM PST by bruinbirdman

One by one the last white farmers are being beaten into submission. Four more had their farms seized by marauding gangs last week.

“They do not want us whites,” one farmer said.

Finaughty, 43, will never forget how his world came crashing down. One moment at his Manda farm there was stillness. Then came a burst of noise and confusion. A screaming, drunken mob hammered at the gates.


Armed mobs encouraged by Robert Mugabe and his cronies forced Ray Finaughty and
his family off their land

It was the climax of a two-year eviction campaign against him. He had fought step by step in the courts. Their judgments in his favour were all ignored. With no respect for the rule of law in Zimbabwe, he finally lost the battle.

Armed with spears and sticks, a mob threatened him and his wife, Loraine, by driving a tractor against the gate of their home. “We’re going to kill you,” they said. The family were given 10 minutes to pack their life’s belongings.

It was not the first attack that Finaughty had weathered. In one savage beating his attackers suggested breaking his legs as he lay injured in a field. “Leave him. He’s dead,” he heard one of them say.

Finaughty crawled away and saved himself. He had four broken ribs and concussion.

Another time, acting in self-defence, he had to shoot dead an armed robber who broke into his farmhouse. The police were sympathetic and took no action. But they treated the seizure of his farm differently.

“This is political. It’s a hot potato. We can’t get involved,” said Vengisai, the chief inspector, when Finaughty contacted his office.

So the Finaughty family drove away from the farm they loved. Soon, they believe, much of the

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; dictators; whites; zimbabwe
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To: bruinbirdman

Friends of Obama on the march.


51 posted on 01/30/2010 11:47:51 PM PST by ToTheMax
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To: bruinbirdman

I think Obama has the same thing planned for US.


52 posted on 01/30/2010 11:53:49 PM PST by buffyt (Glowbull Warming: The Greatest Hoax Since Y2K! Follow the money Coldest winter in 100 years.)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Summers are nice in ND... BOTH days!


53 posted on 01/30/2010 11:54:57 PM PST by buffyt (Glowbull Warming: The Greatest Hoax Since Y2K! Follow the money Coldest winter in 100 years.)
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To: Chgogal

Your bank and your bank account are two different animals.


54 posted on 01/31/2010 12:13:12 AM PST by monocle
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To: bruinbirdman
Since becoming prime minister in the unity government, Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has dismissed the seizures as “isolated incidents”.

I knew that there was something wrong with Tsvangirai. The idea of him standing up for freedom was too good to be true. He just parroted freedom to gain media coverage and put himself in power. He didn't give a rat's end what happened to his people. The name "Movement for Democratic Change" should remind you of another leader's movement—a mobocracy movement much closer to home.

In reality, Tsvangirai and Mugabe are two despots competing for the same throne.

The whiteys should raze the farmhouses and farm equipment when they leave. Give these uncivilized mobsters nothing to produce food.

55 posted on 01/31/2010 1:21:52 AM PST by UAConservative (Audemus Jura Nostra Defendere)
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To: pnh102

Then, you’d be screwed NOW!


56 posted on 01/31/2010 2:19:49 AM PST by Torquay
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To: bruinbirdman; All
-"Pity About Africa..."--

The title is a take-off from a forgettable book with an unforgettable name:

For more:

http://www.sff.net/people/richard.horton/aced22.htm

57 posted on 01/31/2010 2:51:20 AM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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To: pnh102

“If you read the article, you’ll see that he tried to “work with” the regime that wants him and his family dead.”

We work with Democrats, and believe me they would have Republican leaders (and their families) DEAD also, if they thought that they could figure out a way to pull it off.

It’s not that much different here.


58 posted on 01/31/2010 3:06:37 AM PST by BobL (When Democrats start to love this country more than they hate Republicans, good things might happen.)
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To: Onerom99
Huh?? What the hell are yout talking about pal!??! It’s hard to feel sorry for someone who is having their lifes work stolen right out from under them by a totalitarian government?

LOL !!

It's not like he posted that on April 15. It's just a matter of degree. We only have about HALF of ours confiscated. So far. It is human nature to sit here and say, "I would have left years ago", but the creeping incrementalism is happening to us also, just much more subtly. Just like the farmers, we sit here hoping it doesn't happen.

59 posted on 01/31/2010 3:23:26 AM PST by Gorzaloon (GET him AWAY from the CAMERA!! They are all figuring it out!!!)
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To: bruinbirdman

“I don’t play politics. I believe we whites are in Africa as visitors,” he said.

Dumb bastard.


60 posted on 01/31/2010 3:38:39 AM PST by PLMerite (Ride to the sound of the Guns - I'll probably need help.)
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To: constitutiongirl

It isn’t just the government oppression of the individual. State, federal, and local governments are in an all out war against the private sector that creates the standard of living most of us enjoy in this country. Increasing regulation, a broken tort legal system, taxes at every level, “free trade” policies, the dumbing down of the education system, a crumbling infrastructure, limited access to capital are all serving to choke the life out of small businesses and discourage potential new capitalists from starting businesses.


61 posted on 01/31/2010 3:54:20 AM PST by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: bruinbirdman

Sounds like Mugabe’s a racist?


62 posted on 01/31/2010 5:07:11 AM PST by RoadTest (The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. Ps. 119:130)
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To: bruinbirdman

......He had fought step by step in the courts. .....

Tyranny of the law
Tyranny of the lawyers.
Tyranny of the law by lawyers is here in America now.


63 posted on 01/31/2010 5:12:14 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: bruinbirdman

Another Jimmy Carter legacy.


64 posted on 01/31/2010 5:14:23 AM PST by comps4spice (Obama = Going a long way in making Jimmy Carter look competent.)
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To: bruinbirdman

And Africa wins again.

A man like that should have a country to call home. Makes me wish that the US was that country, but we aren’t anymore. Maybe again someday.


65 posted on 01/31/2010 5:18:06 AM PST by ajwharton (FL GOP Pollwatcher, ACORN-buster, now in NH!)
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To: ajwharton
A man like that should have a country to call home. Makes me wish that the US was that country, but we aren’t anymore. Maybe again someday.

Could you imagine the reaction of the racists in this country if whiteys fleeing persecution in Africa were given refugee status here?

And yes, I think it would be a good idea. These people, unlike almost all of the refugees we currently import, actually have some useful skills and I think they would fit right in on farms in the USA.

66 posted on 01/31/2010 5:44:22 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Arthur McGowan
***We want outsiders to think N.Dakota is under three feet of snow—year-round!***

You mean it's not? That's what they teach in AZ schools. :-)

67 posted on 01/31/2010 7:48:46 AM PST by GrannyAnn
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To: bruinbirdman

There’s more than one reason why Africa is referred to as the dark continent.


68 posted on 01/31/2010 7:49:44 AM PST by GrannyAnn
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To: pnh102
It just isn’t worth it when dealing with a country run by thugs.

Just curious - which country are you planning to emigrate to and when are you and your family planning to leave?

69 posted on 01/31/2010 8:27:19 AM PST by penowa
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To: bruinbirdman

Buy tickets. Send your family *anywhere* else. Then burn and destroy everything on your farm and make your escape as possible.


70 posted on 01/31/2010 8:31:29 AM PST by Little Ray (Madame President sounds really good to me...)
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To: penowa

New Zealand. Getting to know the relatives there, just in case.


71 posted on 01/31/2010 8:33:01 AM PST by Little Ray (Madame President sounds really good to me...)
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To: pnh102
So will you feel sorry for whites when the same thing happens here?
72 posted on 01/31/2010 8:35:30 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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To: Little Ray
New Zealand.

One of the most lefty places on earth. Suicide by p.c. just like the U.S. Not a very good choice IMO.

73 posted on 01/31/2010 8:39:55 AM PST by penowa
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To: penowa

Dude, New Zealand ranks fourth in economic freedom as set by the Heritage Foundation. That’s four places ahead of the US. It’s just the Heritage Foundation’s opinion, I know, but they’re pretty good about these things.

I’ll miss guns and antibiotics, though.


74 posted on 01/31/2010 8:49:03 AM PST by Little Ray (Madame President sounds really good to me...)
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To: bruinbirdman

Feel the black love.

any peckerwoods left in Rhodesia?


75 posted on 01/31/2010 8:54:51 AM PST by wardaddy (Good Yankees in Massachusetts, I salute you all from bended knee in appreciation)
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To: Little Ray

Have you ever been there, “Dude?” I would suggest a visit. They were so over the top p.c. 20 yrs. ago, my husband and I found the population’s attitude unbearable. There’s a lot more to life than economic freedom which the US has and is certainly losing rapidly.


76 posted on 01/31/2010 8:58:54 AM PST by penowa
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To: healy61; Travis McGee
many of them are more than 4-5th generation

whites have been in Southern Africa since mid 1600s

imagine that....

and in EVERY African nation both Negroid and Arab/Berber, the euro-white population is shrinking markedly

Africa is reverting back to it's natural state prior to white colonizers in half a millennium or so

hope everyone is happy..it's The Great Trek all over again except leaving for good this time

77 posted on 01/31/2010 9:02:04 AM PST by wardaddy (Good Yankees in Massachusetts, I salute you all from bended knee in appreciation)
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To: Soul of the South
Well...good morning to you too, Sunshine!

*Just kidding ;)*

I agree with you 100%. It's like a flippin' freight train barreling down the tracks picking up BS and Bolshevism as it goes...Lord, help us.

78 posted on 01/31/2010 9:09:46 AM PST by constitutiongirl ("Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal."---Leo Tolstoy)
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To: pnh102
Perhaps those of us in the USA who believe in the importance and validity of the Second Amendment should pack up then, or those of us who believe in personal responsibility, or freedom of religion or any of the myriad of other freedoms under attack here in the USA. Yes, Zimbabwe is further down the road of totalitarianism, but does that mean it's time to give up?
79 posted on 01/31/2010 9:14:22 AM PST by FourPeas ([F]or hostility is a relation and an enemy is not a total stranger. C.S. Lewis, Perelandra)
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To: monocle
Is Obama’s constant refrain of tax the rich any different?

Ding ding ding ding ding! We have a winner!! Seriously though, I have a friend who was born in South Africa, and when the situation became very dangerous, she applied for asylum in the US. Everything was going beautifully, UNTIL it was discovered that she was white! Her application was denied.

80 posted on 01/31/2010 9:32:02 AM PST by Tigerized (Proud Dad of a US Marine)
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To: mad_as_he$$; penowa

The same things ARE happening here. Look at most cities and inner ring suburbs. Whitey flight is rampant in the USA now. I do think as long as we have the Second Amendment, we are relatively safe.


81 posted on 01/31/2010 11:50:35 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pnh102
Yes and out p-Resident is fueling it. The attack on “the middle calls” if the path to violence. Oh and it is deliberate.
82 posted on 01/31/2010 2:58:30 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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To: penowa

Only one way to find out. That’s why I’m going.


83 posted on 01/31/2010 5:03:27 PM PST by Little Ray (Madame President sounds really good to me...)
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