Mugabe The Dog: Despots in Revolutionaries Clothing

Africa has a problem. The problem is the result of colonialism but cannot be placed completely at the feet of Western Europe. Robert Mugabe, the dictator of Zimbabwe, fought the colonialist and freed the country from the deprivations of the west. He then took their place by oppressing his people in their stead. Zimbabwe, once the second strongest economy in Africa, is now a place of starvation, inflation, and military oppression.

African countries are failing to condemn Mugabe. They are doing so for numerous reasons. Some of this is because nations that surround Zimbabwe are themselves run by strong men who refuse to give up power. The main reason however is that leaders are hesitant to condemn someone who was once seen as a hero. All nations in Africa have had movements that worked to shake off colonial oppression and Mugabe was at the forefront of his, but all revolutionaries do not have the best interest of their nations at heart. Some fight because they want freedom for all and some fight for power. When a wolf hides in the clothing of a shepherd he must be driven away. Mugabe is a wolf who is destroying his country.

The world has failed Zimbabwe by refusing to take real action against him. Africans have failed Zimbabwe and this is perhaps the worst part of the situation. Africans are the only people who can change Africa. The west cannot fix the spiritual malady that has caused men like Mugabe to hold onto power until they become octogenarians. Until recently, Mugabe was still treated as a man of respect by African leaders who knew better. If Africa is to become a continent of significance, it will require African people to require hire standards of their leaders and of themselves.

Brandon Whitney is the creator of a blog that focuses on issues that affect the African American community. He is also a frequent guest on News and Notes’ Blogger Roundtable. Brandon has political experience as an Outreach Director for the Democratic party and is passionate about being a positive force in his community regarding African American issues. He is also a frequent guest on News and Notes’ Blogger Roundtable. You can read more of Brandon’s work at Homeland Colors.

4 Responses to “Mugabe The Dog: Despots in Revolutionaries Clothing”

  1. If you’re getting your information from the same source as myself then we are both ignorant. The former oppressor of African people are the ones that are starving African people with embargos and paying his opponent to create trouble in order to overthrow the government and this is done primarily because of the land taken from white and business owned by white are being force to share with blacks in the country. you did mention any of the things the west and European is doing to cause the problem there.

    Remember Iraq and the embargo that killed all those men women and children? They, the West and Europe are no only killing Africans but Black Americans also; such as gaps in health, education, etc.


  2. Mr Erastus. Says:

    Mr Robert Mugabe is a leader who faces more challenges than any other African leader due to the emotional, mental and spiritual obstacles placed by those who are trying to deflect his ideals which are to free his country from any bonds of colonialism. it is not easy to do this on his own. Black people should know that they are not appreciated in Western cultures and countries and are seen as pests and leeches (ask God).

    However, the Westerner will appreciate the black man if he turns against his own kind eg: like when the African American decides to finish off the poor Gambian or Tanzanian because of “limited resources” or when the south African man decides the same etc.

    Instead of unhelpful criticisms and observations, please consider that if you feel inspired to input and voice your …. observations Zimbabwe could be doing better that many other countries but is just on the spotlight because the brutal colonialist and the extremely crafty westerner is feeling their nefarious influence in not getting to where they feel it should.

    The black men who are disciples of the Western world eg many African Americans and others who look down on African Africans should be ashamed and pray for Mr Mugabe to succeed in wiping out Colonial influences rooted in his country so that the freedom of the African can be experienced mentally emotionally most importantly Spiritually and physically, I can promise you that if Zimbabwe manages to get through its imposed problems with the intervention of Africans and not westerners. It will be the beginning of a new life for them and now everyone will want to be there as it will be an African Paradise just like everyone who doesn’t know that America is going down so hard wants to be there.
    I pray for Mr Mugabe to be strong and I love Africa.

  3. There are many ill educated and unintelligent Uncle Toms trained and certified by Western establishments and various brain washing institutions stretching the length of London – America. Career ambition chasing folks like Brandon Whitney, who are always ready to sell their race and soul to the highest bidder will always surface. The essential tool is to know that they are certified fools trying to masquerade as intelligent.

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