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"Zimbabwe"? used to be Rhodesia when it was a White-ruled country. It fell to Black rule for much the same reasons South Africa did: Under the influence of Christian churches and the Jewish dominated media, Whites became convinced that their presence was immoral.
Many Whites left after the country was turned over to the Blacks, but some stayed on. They were determined to do the best they could to get along with the new Black government. Many of these Whites were farmers who built their farms from scratch out of the wilderness. They were reluctant to give up their lives work.
Whites own half of the good farmland in Zimbabwe, but it is far more productive than the half owned by Blacks. Now much of the farmland owned by Whites is scheduled to be confiscated without compensation and turned over to Blacks. Some media reports have lamented that this is as likely to be disastrous for the Blacks of Zimbabwe, but very few have pointed out the injustice to the Whites.
But even so, what did the Whites expect? It is impossible for Whites to live happy, productive lives under Black rule.
Why Africa Has Gone To Hell
White Zimbabweans used to tell a jokeâ€”what is the difference between a tourist and a racist? The answerâ€”about a week.
Few seem to joke any more. Indeed, the last time anyone laughed out there was over the memorable headline â€œBANANA CHARGED WITH SODOMYâ€ (relating to the Reverend Canaan Banana and his alleged proclivities). Zimbabwe was just the latest African state to squander its potential, to swap civil society for civil strife and pile high its corpses. Then the wrecking virus moves on and a fresh spasm of violence erupts elsewhere. Congo, Ivory Coast, Sudan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, even Kenya. Take your pick, for it is the essence of Africa, the recurring A-Z of horror. And as surely as Nelson Mandela took those steps from captivity to freedom, his own country will doubtless shuffle into chaos and ruin.