|Are democracy, freedom of speech real reasons behind the noise?|
|Tuesday, 22 May 2012 00:00|
In the 1890s, the United States implemented the Monroe Doctrine, pushing out European powers and establishing US hegemony over resources and labour in Latin American Nations. Dictators that ruled Guatemala during the 19th and early 20th centuries were generally regarded as accommodating to US business and political interests. Thus, unlike in other Latin
American nations such as Haiti, Nicaragua and Cuba, the US did not have to use overt military force to maintain dominance like it did in Guatemala.
Several US corporations were exempted from taxes.
He became a wealthy aristocrat, earning an estimated US$215 000 per year. America’s resonation with the Guatemala ruler’s character and dictatorial practices can easily be likened to that of Africa’s worst dictators, namely Generals Mobutu Sese Seko and Idi Amin.
A synonymous phenomenon of Ubico and Mobutu was that both sided with landowners and urban elites, to oppress the peasants and workers in Guatemala and Zaire respectively.
This writer picked on the two countries that were ruined by American-backed dictators so as to give credence to the critique on the Copac draft constitution, which in many respects appears to advance Western interests. Once the West succeeds in getting a puppet into office the Bretton Woods institutions are used to prescribe economic scenarios that allow the looting of resources by the Anglo-Saxons as was the case in Zaire and Guatemala.
It is not surprising why some puppets continue to prescribe that which failed when ESAP was adopted. It boggles the mind why the MDCs always plan to create jobs, instead of creating industries that result in creating indigenous employers and employees.
The atrocities that have happened in East Timor, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Haiti, Zaire, Uganda and Philippines speak volumes of how America views democracy and freedom of speech in relation to its national interests.
Security Sector Reform that should have occurred in Guatemala and Zaire was seen not to be necessary in Guatemala, Indonesia, Nicaragua and DRC, just to mention a few. The reforms were not necessary because the American government and the “CIA” controlled all the security institutions of these American dominated countries.
Since SSR take place only after a conflict as defined by the UN, the call for SSR in Zimbabwe becomes a nullity as the country is peaceful and has a tranquil environment. The call for SSR is a clear demonstration of hypocrisy by the Anglo-Saxons and the naivety of the MDC formations. The Anglo-Saxons would want to employ this Eurocentric concept as a tool for neo-colonisation.
The fact that the call only gets America and Britain’s attention in situations where countries are fighting to own their resources also demonstrates that most opposition parties in Africa are stooges of the West. This is why the West invited Hon Biti to Washington DC where he wantonly and brazenly attacked Africa and its institutions, much to the delight of the Anglo-Saxons.
During the Atlantic Council of the USA session address by Hon Biti in America, the minister dishonourably demonstrated his hate of Africa. Instead of demanding the lifting of sanctions he went on a rampage demonising the whole of Africa.
Sadly, the Minister was praising the nation of terror, or is it a nation causing horror in international state relationships? It is sad to note that the address was given at a time when some Americans are confessing on the Internet and in literature books about their barbaric way of dominating others.
The honourable Minister got extremely excited and perhaps overwhelmed by the multitudes of white Americans who falsely cheered him.
Africanists — the likes of Lumumba, Nkrumah, Chitepo and JZ Moyo, just to mention a few.
As youths you just need to go either on Wikiquote, Google and type in the “evil of American Democracy” or the evil involvement of US America in Latin America.
It is neither privatisation nor job creation that will make our economy grow. It is the ownership of our resources and growing the economy accountably and transparently that our economy will grow.
They are together on their imperialistic ideology from Europe to America. So let us defend our resources from these economic hitmen who are confessing in the book, “Confessions of an Economic Hitman”.
Zimbabwe needs courageous, creative, innovative and patriotic people in order to own its resources and grow its economy.