Skip to comments.Report painting Robert Mugabe as hero plows over the victims
Posted on 07/26/2012 11:18:51 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
Mussolini got the trains running on time, cynics say in an insensitive dismissal of fascisms horrors.
In a similar vein, The New York Times applauds the success in Zimbabwe of a few tens of thousands of Robert Mugabe supporters who benefited from the African strongmans violent evictions of white farmers and their workers in 2000.
The so-called reform left hundreds dead, thousands beaten, tortured or raped, and helped cause widespread misery by accelerating Zimbabwes economic collapse.
Yet in a recent Times front-page story, reporter Lydia Polgreen writes that amid that pain new farmers overcame early struggles to fare pretty well.
These new farmers were Mugabe thugs, cronies and supporters.
Why should one white man have all this? she cites new farmer Stuart Mhavei as saying. This is Zimbabwe. Black people must come first.
The reports focus would have surely been different had she been in, say, the United States, and one of her interview subjects had said: This is America. White people must come first.
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Let.s see, if I were empowered to go in and steal what another family worked for decades to achieve, I’d “fare pretty well” also.
The spirit of Walter Duranty lives at the New York Times.
Zimbabwe was one of the richest countries in Africa in 1987.
After 25 of Mugabe, it is one of the poorest.
Unemployment rate is over 80%.
Just when you thought the NYT slimes could not sink any lower they find a new sewer hole to crawl down.
Their slobbering, boot-licking paean to one of recent history's mass-murdering monsters turn my stomach.
Doing pretty well is producing 25% of what the farm was generating before the MUGABE THUGS STOLE THE FARMS.
His comparative study surveys a panorama of modern atrocities, encompassing the Holocaust, the Soviet gulag, Cambodia, the Rwandan and Darfur genocides, and even Harry Truman, a mass murderer who should be put in the dock no less than Stalin [and] Pol Pot for the atomic bombing of Japan.
Really? Leftist, anti-American agenda, anyone?
Rhodesia was a veritable paradise, before the international Left effectively lynched their people. (For this American's eye witness testimony on the subject: Rhodesia & The Rhodesians--An American View.)
Practically everything that our Leftist mass media reported on the subject of Rhodesia, after U.D.I., was a damnable lie. I will see if I can locate some pictures in electronic format, to refute some of those lies.
Pulitzer material? (snicker)
In every other respect, he is dead bang right. Read the book and see for yourself.
When the NY Times praises a foreign leader, you can usually bet that the leader is a murderous tyrant.
This is the same NY Times that published the reports by Walter Durante of how wonderful things were in the Soviet Union under Stalin. Eventually it was revealed that Durante and the Times knowingly lied, helping cover up the systematic starvation of millions (some say upwards of 6 million) of people in the Soviet Union by Stalin, mostly in the Ukraine.
To this day, the Times refuses to denounce Durante, nor return the Pulitzer Prize he was awarded.
Thanks for the ping. M Kehoe