Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Have you silly fuckers learned nothing?

When commenting on the absolute and total fuck-up that is Zimbabwe, it is tempting to focus on Mugabe alone; this would be unwise, since there is no shortage of absolute fucking lunatics in the Zimbabwe government. The latest news makes one wonder if they are merely corrupt or whether they are actually clinically insane.
The Zimbabwean parliament has passed a bill to move majority control of foreign-owned companies operating in the country to black Zimbabweans.

The goal is to ensure at least a 51% shareholding by indigenous black people in the majority of businesses.

Have you fuckers completely lost your minds?
The bill completes a process that began with the controversial seizure of white-owned farms starting in 1999.

Yes, and that process is the utter destruction of Zimbabwe as a functioning economy or even a functioning nation. Have you stupid bastards learned nothing? You seized the "white" farms and that has led to bad or non-existant crop yields, sanctions and, ultimately starvation and economic collapse—and now you want to extend this measure to all businesses (or those few that are left)? In the name of all that's unholy, what the fuck are you playing at?
Critics have said the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Bill could hurt investor confidence in Zimbabwe.

Oh, ya think? Yes, I'd say that was going to hit any investor confidence fairly hard: in fact, you can kiss the last of your foreign investment goodbye, you mad bastards.

And apparently the EU is desperately trying to get Mugabe to go to Lisbon because otherwise it'll be "embarrassing". For fuck's sake...

UPDATE: the entirety of Africa seems to be heading to the madhouse...

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