|Time to act on foreign aggression|
|Thursday, 14 June 2012 13:13|
Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird recently announced that his country was pulling out of the UNWTO in protest over President Robert Mugabe’s appointment as a special tourism ambassador.
Such a hostile gesture by Canada towards Zimbabwe is not new. The country has hitherto been religiously campaigning for the barring of trade in Marange diamonds alleging that the gems were tainted by unfounded human rights abuses at the diamond fields.
To further embolden its stranglehold on Zimbabwe’s diamond trade, Canada and its imperial acolytes were at it again during the just ended KPCS intercessional meeting in the United States.
In order to scupper diamond trade in Zimbabwe and other developing nations, the cabal of Western aggressors wanted to push for the broadening of the definition of conflict diamonds to include the so-called “human rights issues” which they exclusively blame on countries deemed antagonistic to their hegemonic designs.
Other than this laughable proposal, Canada and its allies also wanted to outsource the KPCS secretariat to perennially biased neo-colonial organisations as an intrusive measure to continually scuttle diamond trade in revolutionary countries like Zimbabwe.
Without losing sight of its avowed mission to vilify Zimbabwe, Canada is now targeting another pillar of the Zimbabwean economy, its tourism sector. According to the 2011 World Tourism Report, Zimbabwe’s tourism sector is second in Africa after South Africa, a gargantuan feat which could substantially be boosted when the country co-hosts the UNTWO summit in August 2012.
Canada could not digest such a positive prospect for Zimbabwe hence its frenetic attempt to scupper the successful holding of the world tourism summit.
The answer could be found on Canada’s political background. Canada is presently an occupied state with Queen Elizabeth II of England being its head of state. The aboriginal people of Canada have been vanquished and their land and resources expropriated by colonial settlers.
The settlers are palpably frightened by Zimbabwe because it stands as an illuminating example of how dispossessed indigenous people can repossess their sprawling resources snatched from them by the bigoted imperialist settlers. The Canadians, like all other settlers, fear the ripple effects that the resource redistribution programmes in Zimbabwe will have on other similarly disenfranchised and disinherited people of this world. Events in Zimbabwe could trigger similar actions by the aborigines of Canada.
Already the contagion effect of Zimbabwe’s revolutionary efforts is being felt in South Africa, where the ANC’s Youth League is now actively stoking the fires of land and mineral reclamation thus raffling the feathers of the diehard apartheid functionaries who are frantically trying to protect their ill-gotten wealth. This is what the Canadians and their other imperial acolytes want nipped in the bud before it spreads like cancerous cells to other corners of the globe.
Canada has indisputably declared war on Zimbabwe for its revolutionary pursuits. This is an open war.
We know that among other business interests, Canadians operate Caledonia Mine and we should ensure that such business interests are reclaimed and redistributed to indigenous people. If possible we should just sever diplomatic ties with this country just as we did with the Commonwealth group for our relationship with it is irretrievably poisoned.