Zimbabwe

Bloodthirsty Liberal says it for me today.

Zimbabwe on the Sustainable Development commission, Belarus on the Human Rights Council: the UN inflicts swirlies, wedgies, noogies, purple nurples, Indian burns, and towel snaps upon the rest of the world, and all they can say is: thank you, sir, may I have another.

Yes – did you get that. Zimbabwe on the “Sustainable Development commission”. And yet we are being warned that Zimbabwe who used to be able to farm enough food for themselves will be in need of help by 2008. Hmm – what’s changed? Perhaps evicting the actual farmers had something to do with it! From the article BLL links to:

Zimbabwe’s economic meltdown is blamed largely on political turmoil since President Robert Mugabe ordered the often-violent seizures of thousands of white-owned commercial farms in 2000 that disrupted the agriculture-based economy in the former regional breadbasket, leading to acute shortages of food and most basic goods.

Mugabe has said that his land redistribution program was intended to correct colonial-era imbalances in ownership. He and his ministerial colleagues have frequently accused labor and business of refusing to cooperate in recovery programs.

Sounds like the basic problem with communism to me. Take from the haves to share with everyone. Pretty soon, the haves no longer bother working extra and the have nots who never worked in the first place don’t bother still and now you have “Economic Meltdown”.

UPDATE: With no other connection that that this video is from Africa, can I recommend an amazing YouTube video of a showdown in the jungle? It’s 8 minutes long but worth it when you get the time!