Apparently the nation of Zimbabwe twenty years after deciding all those horrible white farmers HAD to go has decided that the country needs white privilege again:
Two decades after President Robert Mugabe wrecked Zimbabwe’s economy by urging black subsistence farmers to violently force white commercial farmers and their workers off their land, his successor has thrown in the towel.
Note the phrasing here. This was apparently a war on white privilege and from that phraseology good and right have lost
Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has proposed settling all outstanding claims against it by farmers by offering them land.
“The object of the regulations is to provide for the disposal of land to persons entitled to compensation,” Land Minister Perence Shiri said in regulations published in the Government Gazette Friday.
Or to rephrase we will now give white farmers who worked hard to produce the country’s food supply for generations the right to do so again.
The seizures that began in 2000 were ratified by the government, which said they were needed to redress colonial imbalances. A vibrant agricultural industry that exported tobacco and roses and grew most of the food the nation needed collapsed. Periodic food shortages ensued, inflation became the world’s highest and the manufacturing industry was decimated. What was one of Africa’s richest countries became one of its poorest.
Or as Don Suber who linked this story alluded to, despite Mike Bloomberg’s opinion to the contrary there is a lot more to farming than digging a hole and dropping in a seed.
Now while this is the right move on the part of the government if I was a white farmer I’d think long and hard before I returned.
I know the prospect of returning to one’s family farm and the useful life one enjoyed in the past is tempting the question must be asked: What’s to stop the next demagogue who comes along from doing the very same thing again in 2 years, five years and ten years?
Furthermore what’s to stop local people who had been indicted to violence in the past against you from repeating this process on their own, particularly where in western universities the idea that being white is the worst sin a person can commit?
It it was me I’d not subject my family and myself to that risk until and unless a robust 2nd Amendment was passed to the country constitution and powerful stand your ground laws allowing people to defend themselves and their land without fear of government retaliation were in place and even then I’d still think twice.
cue Mr. Scott