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The people of Zimbabwe express their true feelings.Good riddance to Mugabe!

The people of Zimbabwe express their true feelings! Goodbye and good riddance to the old dictator!

One of my strongest beliefs is that the role of government is to promote the general prosperity, not of oligarchs, not of kleptocrats, not of one race, not of one ruling faction—EVERYONE. Robert Mugabe failed in this and failed his country miserably. Sandalistas and self-appointed keepers of the flame may prattle about British colonialism, but Mugabe had 37 years to make Zimbabwe a prosperous, multi-ethnic State. Instead, he and his followers ran his country’s economy into the ground to maintain power and to enrich his friends and allies.

I hoped Zimbabwe would have a better future when white rule ended. I hoped that post-Rhodesian Zimbabwe would be a beacon of prosperity and democracy in a continent of states cursed with poverty and endemic corruption. I was disappointed.

I have come to believe that the Republican Party is an amoral party

Dedicated to maintaining its hold on power and serving kleptocracy. The Republican Party has thrown the interests of the average man and woman in the USunder the bus, shamelessly prostitutes itself to the fossil fuel industry and banksters, and has ceased to give a rat’s rump about the long-term interests of the people and the republic of the United States of America. Their professions of patriotism and devotion to the US Constitution are hollowed-out fables and their leadership aspires to service.the oligarchy, not the common man and woman.

The willingness of today’s Republican Party to plot with agents of unfriendly powers shamefully demonstrates that this is not a party devoted to the republic of the USA, but a corrupt, Latin-American-style oligarchical Party. In sum, a banana Republican Party.

I do not say this lightly. I come from a family of older-school Republicans, ones that were genuine patriots and feared the rise of authoritarianism. Nevertheless I believe what I just wrote is true.
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