:: Saturday, 6 December 2003 ::
I just caught a snippet of BBC world all about the CHOGM business about Mugabe and his madness. And the talking head said something like: There is real difference of opinion over whether or not Zimbabwe's Mugabe should make changes to his leadership in order to stay in the Commonwealth, with hardliners insisting on change.
Cross to an interview with John Howard?
What is hardline about suggesting that the consensus at CHOGM might like to consider telling Mugabe to shape up?
See, what is effectively what is going on here is that a bunch of wogs are circling to protect a mad wog, even though they know full well he's got a couple o' 'roo's loose in the top paddock.
And the skippies are standing round trying not to be insensitive.
The wogs are black Africans and the skippies are the folks who are not black, and some of them are even English who used to be colonialist rulers of the black Africans.
Come on. Stop with the kid gloves.
Mugabe's mad. He's not sensitive.
With any luck he'll withdraw from the Commonwealth, and his country will keep on sliding. And then we'll all be able to say, freely without fussing over feelings, that his black African nation is a basketcase because of his black African leadership.
Then we can get past race and start talking policy.
Which is where we ought to be right now, 'cept racists like Mugabe won't let it happen.
:: WB 9:34 pm [link+] ::