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February 11, 2009

Our New Form of Government Has Worked Well in Zimbabwe

Posted by Dave Blount at February 11, 2009 10:01 AM

The $trillions our Democrat rulers are washing down the drain with their bailouts and pork packages make it clear they are perfectly willing to destroy the economy if that's what it takes to impose socialism. But if the ship goes down, they'll drown too, right?

Not necessarily. Race-based socialism has already been tried in Zimbabwe, and it's working out fine for the leadership, as evidenced by Robert Mugabe's coming birthday bash:

It is the 85th birthday of President Mugabe this month and the zealots of his Zanu (PF) party are determined that it should be an occasion that their great leader will never forget.
In recent days they have been out soliciting "donations" from corporate Zimbabwe and have drawn up a wish list that is scarcely credible in a land where seven million citizens survive on international food aid, 94 per cent are jobless and cholera rampages through a population debilitated by hunger.
The list includes 2,000 bottles of champagne (Moët & Chandon or '61 Bollinger preferred); 8,000 lobsters; 100kg of prawns; 4,000 portions of caviar; 8,000 boxes of Ferrero Rocher chocolates; 3,000 ducks; and much else besides. A postscript adds: "No mealie meal" — the ground corn staple on which the vast majority of Zimbabweans survived until the country's collapse rendered even that a luxury.

Why would any of the businesses still surviving in Zimbabwe want to donate? Because invitations to do so

were made by groups of youths from the 21st February Movement who were aggressive and threatening, and warned that they would make life difficult for the businesses if they did not stump up.

But Chairman Zero would never resort to such tactics — not when he could finance the bash with his next "stimulus" package. Americans won't be needing any mealie meal. We can eat Hope and Change.


On a tip from Wiggins.