Masimba Musodza wrote: "I only brought up a personal issue - my mother's huge tract of land- to illustrate that my attitude towards business principles is consistent."
You did more than brought up that issue with your mother. You give a type of hard-lined stand about not giving your mother one cent until she does things your way. I usually see that attitude from people who were abused by their mothers, or ungrateful children who have developed superiority complexes, and then view their parents as backwards.
Masimba Musodza wrote: "The reason why I call it "Your Precious article" is that it appears to be the only foundation for your arguement. You have obviously neglected to view the dozens of sites on the material. This article of yours was targetted at an audience other than Zimbabwe. We Zimbabweans want our land back, but we don't want a tyrannical gerontocracy either. We want our land back, but we want free expression as well. We want our land back, but we want an end to political and bureaucratic ineptitude as well."
I deliberately did not quote from the article, but instead I drew from my experiences, and what I gathered from others whom I trust in Zimbabwe, as well as other parts of Africa. Given that you said your mother has a huge tract of land, I can see why the land issue is not a pressing one for you. I suspect for some others it is an urgent issue.
Masimba Musodza wrote: "Speaking of which- I started off this topic to deplore the manner in which the AU has handled Zimbabwe, and propound my perception of the motives behind this."
I started this topic, so I took the liberty to expand on these serious issues, instead of narrowing the focus to you disliking Mugabe, but you are still free to continue the anti-Mugabe postings. Even the language you use to describe Mugabe in your condemnations is similar to the language of the US and UK anti-Africa propaganda. Anyhow, I am sure others will benefit from whatever you are posting here.
Masimba Musodza wrote: "Yes, the present economic system is unfair, it is based on the vilest acts of villainy, the likes of which there are no words that can fully express my outrage over. It is also known that African states have all they need within their borders. Yet it is also known that no African government has made a serious move to wean us of this economic slavery. The Zimbabwe Government as I speak now is desperate for US$ and UKú. So desperate that after denouncing the millions of young men and women who have left to work in the West as economic prostitutes etc, the Government has introduced a programme called Homelink- really a state-run money transfer agency. I know for a fact that in the UK, most Zimbabweans have boycotted it, feeling that it is crazy for the government to ask people to give it money when it is the same government that has stolen their future and forced them to live abroad and do menial jobs."
Here again you seem to only find the Mugabe regime at fault, and apparently all those angry Zimbabweans who reside in the UK only started complaining after the program to seize farms was announced. I wonder if some of the UK propaganda is affecting your judgement. I mean many Americans believe their government's lies, although they reside in the US, speak the language, and feel they have "superior first hand knowledge" of things there.
Ok, so you don't like Mugabe, for whatever the reasons, but tell me, how can you reside in the UK and not challenge them, or condemn them in your earlier posts, and you know quite well that they are the real culprits who have disenfranchised Zimbabweans. They did the initial wrong, and also reneged on the deals that were subsequently made.
I can more than understand why Mugabe does not want to step down, and let the UK feel that they played him for a complete fool. He should be aware that the UK was playing for time for him to either die or be removed from office, then to worm their way out of honoring their commitments.
Masimba Musodza wrote: "Thing is, Brother Ayinde, I feel as you do that an African economic order is needed. But I do not think the politicians are going to do it. Perhaps you and I could link up and chart a practical way to do it. I propose a link of African financial institutions ( Barclays' African operations division does not count) This will in turn see the creation of a currency, backed by the combined assets of these African banks. A link of as many traders as we can will ensure that it is this currency that will dominate. Of course, this is just a sketch, and my economics is rudimentary."
I am certainly not talking to the politicians or a political activist here, or else I would share much more ideas. You said earlier: "I am not a political activist, just a Zimbabwean outraged that people who have never lived under Mugabe's boot have quite a different picture of the man."
It is rather strange that you are not a political activist while you are investing time in trying to show us how "despotic" Mugabe is. So what is the use of all of this if you are not a political activist? Is it just complaining or whining?
Masimba Musodza wrote: "But until then, its the US$."
As with every major change there will be turmoil, and those who reside abroad can send some funds home to help out their families while the government gets their house in order or are removed from office.
Now that you said you are looking at the article, I will link another for a change.
Zimbabwe Under Siege
by Gregory Elich
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