Mugabe has a deep point.
Economics is just indoctrination and only at “higher levels” is it revealed clearly that its just baloney pretending to be “science”. Some have said economists have “physics envy” because of all those formulae and curves/graphs they use purporting to explain scarcity/wants/needs and apportionment (the heart of economics) does not even reflect reality (which physics does with current knowledge at the time) Examples of economics as a fraudulent study:
a) We are told in Economics 101 that the “west” developed due to capital accumulation especially after the industrial revolution (steam engine, railroad) and one day (in the long run) Third World will do the same.
PROBLEM 1: This a brazen bypass of what ACTUALLY happened. Rastalive wire covers this in numerous articles if one looks at them from an “economists perspective”: ALL (material) Wealth comes from LAND. In the 15th Century the “west” was confined to Europe. Today the west is in the America’s/Australia/NZ -all that land is what resulted in its “development.” Check it.
PROBLEM 2: 400 yrs of free labour by stolen Africans built up the capital of the west and it has compounded into TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS that the Third World can never hope to catch up to (within the confines of this downpression-style economics)
Even if one loathes Mugabe or even if it is true that the majority of Zimbabweans want him out of power (something that is in increasing doubt as the counting of this years peacefully-held election seems to be confirming), what he is saying here is oh so PROFOUNDLY SIMPLE that due to our brainwashed states, it shocks some or may sound even trivially provocative:
We see the Global Financial Crisis caused by the “clever geniuses” in Wall Street, London et al; aided and abetted by the intellectual factotums at the World bank/IMF/WTO; telling us that a new method of keeping money running around the planet safely and hence sustaining perpetual “growth” had come. Till it blew on their faces!
Today, the simple fact is that they do not know how to solve this thing. The blow back is still on nd all they are doing (eg $85 billion/month pumping/printing by the Federal Reserve) is the “finger in the dyke” and hoping-the-thing-blows-over-somehow-kind-of-management.
Very sophisticated right? LOL!
So Mugabe is telling Afrikans: It is time to stop being over-awed or scared of the eureopean (neo) colonial to the point of catatonic brain-lock: Our land is our wealth, period.
Anything else that explains wealth accumulation (“development) posteriori (after the fact of a theft) like economics 101 is utter fabulist nonsense. The top economists in Africa (& diaspora)of course know this, but they have been co-opted/embedded, neutered and have bills to pay and a certain lifestyle to live up to. This is the stuff of capitalism:
EXTREME INDIVIDUALISM couched in tricky language (and out of context )to justify greed & heartlessness, “my self-interest will coincide with the welfare of the community”. Where?
Yes indeed. Until the day we write up our own HUMANITIES (Philosophy, I-story, economics, sociology, anthropology etc) we will always be putty in their hands. That is what Mugabe said. Profound, yet simple.
The current trick is to co-opt any African who has some truth. Make her/him part of the “mainstream” like some sort of interesting aside that is “fascinating”. With an “alternative viewpoint”. Just imagine that.
Watch their language. Its deliberately made to make any such Afrikans “exotic” and quixotic (hopelessly romantic for a fairer world) …but ultimately harmless because this world is theirs. Mugabe has refused to conform to this fiendishness. How they hate him!