Saturday, March 04, 2006

Mugabe's Worker's Paradise

BBC NEWS reports: "Zimbabwe 'running out of wheat'":
Zimbabwe has only two weeks of wheat supply left, while citizens are faced with soaring bread prices, Zimbabwe's main milling organisation has said.

The cost of bread has risen by 30%, pushing Zimbabwe's inflation rate to more than 600%.

Zimbabwe has been in economic decline since President Robert Mugabe began seizing white-owned farms in 2000.

The government is reported to have put its security forces on alert in the rising discontent leads to protests.

David Govere, deputy chairman of the Millers Association, told AFP news agency the scarcity of wheat has meant a reduction in supplies to bakeries.
OK, I readily admit it: I'm just a simple, hard-working-and-playing Fool. I don't have doctorates in economics or political science. I'm not a doctor of anything, in fact.

But if a dictator destroys the privately owned enterprises that feed his nation, then sooner or later his nation starves. That's just common sense.

Why can't Mr. Mugabe understand this?

Perhaps because if he did, he'd then have to admit his demagogery, corruption and incompetance to his increasingly inpatient countrymen. His intellectually and morally bankrupt marxism have led him to destroy his society. That's no easy--or safe--admission for a man in his position to make .

No, it's much easier to blame the diminishing supplies of wheat on drought. Yeah, that'll work.