The Daily Signal had a headline that used two names that many Americans probably think is a bit of cuisine from a local ethnic food joint: Zimbabwe and Mugabe. For those who were sleeping in my history classes, Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southeast Africa. It used to be called Rhodesia and was known as the breadbasket of Africa. When it gained independence and took over the farms owned by whites it began a move that has brought it to the point of poverty, starvation and violence. The man most responsible for this is the 40 year dictator Robert Mugabe.
As the headline tells you, he has been removed by a military coup.
That might be considered good but you need to read the article to be glad you are American. The military has been hand in hand with Mugabe until recently. Since he was no longer doing things their way, they removed him.
This is not really great news.
“However, there are no guarantees that whoever ultimately replaces Mugabe will be a significant improvement.”One of the names submitted to be the new kingpin is Emmerson Mnangagwa. His nickname is “the Crocodile” and he has also been involved in massacres and other pleasant pastimes.
So Africa is being Africa. Petti-dictators are being replaced by petti-dictators. The people of Zimbabwe continue to starve and be murdered.
Think about that next time someone calls Trump a Hitler or you get mad at our military.
This should go on your list of things to be thankful for.
homo unius libri