Propaganda frameworks for Zim elections

Depending on the interests of the world’s super powers, various devices are used to either endorse and bless elections in weaker states, or condemn and vilify them.
We are heading for electio...

The bondage of delusion

The inferiority of the African, just like the dominance of the European has from the time of slavery, through colonisation, all the way to the present moment unabatedly continued to be promoted by...

Perfect logic, total insanity

Every sane person wants to be optimistic about democracy and the rule of law, and would leap at any straw in the wind to express appreciation for this nobility. This is precisely why the gospel ...

Propaganda, prophecy and prosperity

The mass media is to the general populace what the clergy is to the Church. Evangelism and the teaching of the word of God in the Church is what news bulletins are to the general public.
Bo...

Reclamation of unalloyed identity

What dominates the order of social and political life in Africa today is not exactly a true African identity. Rather we live in an era where white influence has so expertly and consistently associ...

Law not stronger than its enforcers

We must think again whenever we celebrate the virtues of democracy, libertarianism and even human rights. Many of our political activists seem to believe that democratic values are tenacious, so e...

Possessed by the devil we fight

There is no doubt that Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai views his political career as the White man’s burden, not only financially, but also strategically, and even diplomatically.
A man who ...

The constitutionalism deception

It is important to note that some Zimbabwean leaders have a stake in ensuring the continuation of the suffering of our poor masses, especially the peasant and the unemployed youths. We must be a...

Reason and the vampires

The whole concept of democracy and civil libertarianism largely emanates from the celebrated works of Enlightenment thinkers of the eighteenth century. Through the colonial legacy, Africa has been...

Civil, economic libertarianism

When you are an anti-imperialist and you are in the habit of attacking imperialism’s economic libertarianism it is quite easy to find allies among Western leftists and it could even be achievable ...

Corruption of democracy

The politics of Africa have shifted from the liberation and empowerment ethos of the black power movement era and from that of the anti-colonialism legacy. Today’s young African political activi...

Equal concern: Remedying injustice

Author of "Sovereign Virtue," Ronald Dworkin wrote, "Equal concern is the sovereign virtue of political community: without it government is only tyranny." This writer wrote about the Zimbabwean revol...

Who is the true revolutionary?

This writer was a mere 13-year-old on the eve of Zimbabwe's national independence in April 1980. Then there was an enigmatic political atmosphere pitting the overrated and defeated camp of capitalist...

Nuclear threat or propaganda war?

President Obama has frequently threatened Iran with "consequences" for its alleged nuclear ambitions. In his first ever State of the Union address, Obama said, "As Iran's leaders continue to ignor...