2 July 2008

A time for great sadness

This is hard to watch from England at any time, harder when you know these people.

Today's news that the African Union refuses to sanction Mugabe is disheartening. I used to believe in the justice of the liberation struggle - but all these recent events make mockery of it all. It is racism and hatred, pure and simple, but it does seem that racism and hatred is only racism and hatred when perpetrated by white people. The kind of ugliness and lies and greed and violence committed by Mugabe and his people is somehow being held up as a standard of righteousness by African leaders who so hate anything Western (except their capital) that I very much fear for the future of Africa now. So very sad.

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