Think globally, run locally
Original post made on Mar 18, 2013
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on Mar 18, 2013 at 6:59 pm
Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, is a repressive authoritarian responsible for human rights abuses and severe economic decline. Mugabe's policies are directly responsible for the recent 30% percent reduction in life expectancy as well as turning Zimbabwe from a food exporting country to a food importing country.
So, can somebody explain to me why we should support this dude?
on Mar 19, 2013 at 1:21 pm
Andrea Gemmet is a registered user.
@Jonathan E.: you seem to have mistaken a fundraiser benefiting the children at an orphanage in Zimbabwe with support for Robert Mugabe and his policies.
on Mar 20, 2013 at 7:54 am
Charles Dickens referred to this sort of thing as "telescopic philanthropy." I share his contempt for people who ignore the needy in their own country in favor of a more "exotic" locale, particularly Zimbabwe, a viciously racist dictatorship.