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1. There was a time when the question everyone asked was: when will he go? This reductionist approach was encapsulated in the call: “Mugabe Must Go!” It was a convenient vehicle but misleading to the extent that it did not fully capture the complexity of THE SYSTEM of repression.
2. This obsession with #Mugabe has seen similarly misguided attempts to characterise Mugabe’s death as signifying a critical juncture for Zimbabwe. It is not. The critical juncture, if we call it that was supposed to have happened 2 years ago when he was ousted by the coup.
3. The fact of the matter is that it was of little significance because THE SYSTEM remained in place. The critical juncture may be traced back to 2008 when a subtle coup took place, with the military ensuring Mugabe & ZANU PF remained in power after facing defeat to MT & the MDC
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@StormIsUponUs @pharoah_84 1/4 #Mugabe In 2004 I heard of a man who had farmed in Zimbabwe: baboons would eat the corn so they had to send out a bunch of dogs in there, some of which did not survive. But the harvests were great. So big that Zimbabwe threatened the US position as world's main food exporter.
@StormIsUponUs @pharoah_84 2/4 That was not allowed to happen. So the CIA or similar actors made Mugabe disown the white farmers. Most people think #Mugabe and the plundering blacks were the bad guys; but it really was the ruling elite in the West.
@StormIsUponUs @pharoah_84 3/4 #Mugabe It was not just about money.

If you are the world's prime exporter of food, you control the world food price.

If you control the world food price you control the stability of governments in poor countries.
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1/8 My favorite #quote by #JosephStalin, which explains the scientific, #DialecticalMaterialist explanation of true freedom in material reality, not just as an abstract ideal. #StalinIsBack #StalinLives #JVStalin #Stalin #StalinQuote #StalinQuotes #Truth #MELS #MarxismLeninism
2/8 Having an #objective, #rational, #ScientificSocialist, #Dialectical, & #Materialist viewpoint allows us to accurately see & evaluate & analyze #Truth & #Reality as they truly materially exist in this universe.
3/8 An idealistic, dogmatic viewpoint, which capitalists have, however, makes one irrational enough to 'see' freedom where freedom stays trapped on a piece of paper while people are oppressed in their actual lived lives.
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The @WHO has rescinded its decision to appoint #Mugabe as Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs: inevitable after -ve PR…
I've been asked what I think of #MugabeAtWHO a few times & despite writing my PhD on health politics in #Zimbabwe I'm not sure what to say
It was obviously a political choice on the part of @DrTedros & a nod to a particular kind of pan-Africanist sentiment
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