Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Zimbabwe

It would not be possible to invade Zimbabwe except via at least one neighbouring country, and large numbers of Mugabe's very numerous tribesmen and clansmen would in any case fight to the death against any such invasion. For that is what it would be: an invasion. Who has invited us in?

So instead, the Movement for Democratic Change and all other concerned Zimbabweans should issue an appeal to all their fellow-subjects of "Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Zimbabwe and of her other Realms and Territories", to aid them in overthrowing the usurpatious tyrant, Robert Mugabe. Is it conceivable that we would not then go to their aid?

Her Majesty would not have to do anything. That is the point: this would come from within Zimbabwe, and would place moral and political obligations on governments and people in 16 sovereign states (only four of them predominantly, and none entirely, white), and in numerous other territories besides, not only in these islands, but also in the Americas and in the Pacific.

So not only would this rescue the basket case of Africa and make it once more the bread basket, but it would also constitute a formal tie between Africa and her diaspora in the Caribbean. God Save The African Queen!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

In 1971, UN General Assembly Resolution 2758 removed recognition of the Nationalist government of "One China" and gave it to the Communist government of "One China", reasoning that the latter had more legitimacy.

The "One China" bit is important - in UN theory it was the same country, but a different government being recognised. In unusually strong and specific language for a UN resolution, it also decided to "expel forthwith the representatives of Chiang Kai-shek from the place which they unlawfully occupy at the United Nations and in all the organizations related to it".

So, there's the precedent, here's my suggestion with regards to Zimbabwe:

Any countries that care enough move a resolution calling for the UN to "expel forthwith the representatives of Robert Mugabe from the place which unlawfully occupy at the United Nations and in all the organizations related to it".

It may never succeed, but at the very least it would force Mugabe's apologists to stand up and be counted if they wanted to block the resolution.

popebenedict said...

Now tell me David, I happened to be checking the electoral commission website today and see that the British People's Alliance Party has still not been registered. What is the hold up. Though it would be all done and dusted by Monday. Yours in Jesus, son of the Father.

David Lindsay said...

Well, check again on Monday, then.