Isdore Guvamombe Reflections
Back in the village in the land of mink, honey and dust or Guruve, elders with cotton tuft hair say US President Donald Trump is playing Hitler incarnate. If not stopped, he will implement his crazy ideas, including razing some countries from mother earth. Well, that is very dangerous. He is very, very dangerous.
The 2017 United Nations General Assembly has come and gone, but not without leaving a bad after taste. President Trump proved the chief clown in a world of political circus, where he thinks America is the only country with a right to live large and have all weaponry; where America plays big brother. Clowns and fools are dangerously unpredictable, for one never knows where they will end. Everyone else should be razed to the ground the moment she tries to acquire any weaponry. My foot!
Karitundundu, the ageless village autochthon of wisdom and knowledge, says when a fool urinates in the public glare, don’t laugh or keep quiet, next time he will relieve himself on your feet. The fecundity of it all is that it takes good people to do nothing for evil to prevail. This is precisely the reason why President Mugabe was quick to bring Trump to order. President Mugabe aptly called him a Goliath resurrected.
“Some of us were,” President Mugabe said, pausing for emphasis, “embarrassed, if not frightened, by what appeared to be the return of the biblical Giant Gold Goliath. “Are we having a return of Goliath to our midst, who threatens the extinction of other countries?” he asked, triggering applause in the hall as two junior US diplomats listened expressionlessly.
“And may I say to the United States president, Mr Trump, please blow your trumpet — blow your trumpet in a musical way towards the values of unity, peace, cooperation, togetherness, dialogue, which we have always stood for and which are well-writ in our very sacred document, the Charter of the United Nations.”
But Trump is as crazy as his name suggests. The village dictionary defines trump to mean undermine, outdo, surpass, outmanoeuvre, etc. and there is no doubt that that is exactly what he is trying to do. He is trying to undermine smaller sovereign states or outdo other US presidents, who could not cow North Korea and many other smaller nations. Trump is so crazy that he even thinks that he can erase North Korea from the face of the earth. But does the need justify the means? Does it make sense for a president in a modern world to want to wipe from earth a country and its population? What ego?
You don’t need a rocket scientist to see that here is a stupid man, who has lost all his marbles, and thinks that solutions lie in big nations destroying smaller nations. By and large, the US President has shown that he hates anyone who is seeking a sovereign and independent domestic policy. He would want to hurt that country and even erase it from mother earth.
The questions is, would such action against North Korea not spark a world war? Would it not kill many innocent civilians, who are not dying at the moment because there is no war there? Trump being trump might want to implement the meaning of his name. Never trust him. There is more to a name than it simply being a name. But this is really stupid stuff. His speech lacked a thought process. Back to the UN General Assembly, Trump must not be seen as someone who is targeting North Korea alone; he is actually threatening all small nations. If he is allowed to attack the errant Korea, he will have justification to attack other nations in future.
In his sovereignty-centric speech on Tuesday to the UN General Assembly, President Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy North Korea”; called Iran “a corrupt dictatorship”, whose “chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos”; and said Venezuela’s government “has inflicted terrible pain and suffering on the good people of that country.”
The remarks prompted the expected reactions from Iran, whose foreign minister called it an “ignorant hate speech (that) belongs in medieval times,” and Venezuela’s foreign minister, countered: “Trump is not the president of the world . . . he cannot even manage his own government.” North Korea, whose nuclear-weapons and missile programmes have raised tensions with its neighbours and the US, called it a “dog’s bark.
We all know that the US has its navy around that area, we know that the US has troops and bases in neighbouring South Korea and that the threat is real. North Korea is within reach of US mass destruction machinery. Africans might think that Africa is safe from this Trumpmania, NO! The US has come up with Africom, a superior military outfit, specifically established to keep an eagle’s eye on Africa. Its destruction prowess cannot be doubted. Its regime change agenda is as clear as a September clear afternoon sky in Zimbabwe.
Trump would say and do what he intends to do on North Korea to any other country in Africa, should he feel the necessity, depending on what his deranged mind informs his huge body. Goliath might not be brainy.