“Mugabe and the White African” is a documentary and book that tells the story of Mike Campbell and family and their legal struggle to keep their Mount Carmel farm in Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe.
Having watched the film, I found it to be a powerful illustration of what we have started calling the Iron Law of Race Relations: Freedom and Equality, Africans, Civilization. Pick any two.
Civilization is being murdered one White farm family at a time in Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe. As in Haiti, the murder weapon turns out to be the West’s own suicidal liberal ideology applied to a totally unsuitable racial context.
The political inclusion of blacks in a liberal democracy inevitably transforms a society by fine degrees from the multiracial utopia that is always promised into the “barbaric-democracy” that is always delivered. In an independent African nation like Zimbabwe, where black Africans are 98.5 percent of the population, “barbaric-democracy” can be found in its purest form.
Detroit and New Orleans are not allowed to collapse to this level because they are pockets of blackness in a majority White nation. Even in Macon County (AL), where African-Americans are 85 percent of the population, the Alabama state government still maintains the highways and criminal justice system and the neverending cycle of wealth redistribution within the Union keeps the whole charade going on.
In Zimbabwe, Mugabe and the ZANU-PF used the ideals of the Left – liberal democracy, universal human rights, “anti-racism” and so forth – to delegitimize the Rhodesian government and seize power for themselves in 1980. After the seizure of power, Mugabe and his henchmen had no use for these concepts and began to use every means at their disposal to consolidate their power, destroy their opposition, and ethnically cleanse Whites from Zimbabwe.
“Mugabe and the White African” tells the story of a White farm family struggling to apply the concepts of Western civilization such as “fair play,” “property rights,” and “the rule of law” in an Africanized country where the indigenous population has been encouraged by the West to reassert its own way of life in the context of a multiracial democracy.
The story centers around the Christian religious faith that sustains the Campbells on their farm and their lawsuit against Zimbabwe before the Southern African Development Community Tribunal. Campbell and family ultimately won their lawsuit, but Mugabe simply ignored the ruling and seized Mount Carmel and burned them out of their homes, thereby illustrating the total uselessness of the fantasy of multiracial democracy.
The SADC Tribunal itself was suspended two years later. Mike Campbell has since died from the brain trauma he suffered after being beaten by the Black Undertow which has been unleashed on thousands of White farmers in Zimbabwe and South Africa.
After a decade of land seizures and the total collapse of law and order starting in 2000, only about 280 of the original 6,000 White farmers still remain in Zimbabwe. From a high of 220,000 White Rhodesians, the White population of Zimbabwe has sunk to less than 40,000 under the Mugabe regime.
In 1980, the White farmers owned nearly 40 percent of all agricultural land in Zimbabwe and two-thirds of the best land. They accounted for three-quarters of economic output in the agricultural sector and produced a multitude of crops using modern capital intensive agriculture. They grew 90 percent of corn, 90 percent of cotton, virtually all the tobacco and other export crops including wheat, coffee, tea and sugar.
When Rhodesia was “The Breadbasket of Africa,” White farmers like Mike Campbell employed about one-third of wage earners in Zimbabwe – about 271,000 people. In “Mugabe and the White African,” there were hundreds of black wage earners living on the Campbell farm, many of whom were security guards charged with the task of defending the farm from the Black Undertow.
By 2000, the unemployment rate had surged to 50 percent. Only 1 out of 10 students could find a job after graduating from high school. Inflation had surged to 60 percent. Real wages fell by 22 percent in the 1990s leaving the population 10 percent poorer at the end of the decade. 70 percent of Zimbabweans were living in poverty. The public infrastructure was decaying, state corporations were bankrupt, crime had exploded, and Harare had become a Black Undertow city of potholes, garbage, busted pipelines, and broken street lights.
The government orchestrated land seizures of White commercial farms began in 2000 and escalated after Mugabe was reelected by fraud and intimidation in 2002. After a solid decade of redistributing land to “black farmers,” arable land across Zimbabwe lies fallow in waist-high Rhodes grass, with mudhut dwellers working tiny subsistence plots and selling their small surpluses on the side of the road. “The Breadbasket of Africa” which used to feed the entire region can no longer even feed itself.
The statistics tell the tale: since 2000 there has been a 70 percent decline in food production, a 45 percent decline in cotton, a 79 percent decline in corn, a 90 percent decline in wheat, a 66 percent decline in soybeans, a 50 percent decline in citrus, a 61 percent decline in fresh produce, a 59 percent decline in dairy products, a 69 percent decline in beef, a 92 percent decline in coffee, and an 50 percent decline in tobacco.
Hyperinflation destroyed the Zimbabwe dollar in 2009. Zimbabwe has progressed to 94 percent unemployment. Gold production has collapsed by 75 percent after an “Empowerment Bill” was passed requiring White or foreign owned businesses to hand over 51 percent of their business to Africans. The country is so broke that it was forced to suspend debt repayments to foreign creditors in 2004.
‘If the aim of the land reform was to evict whites and replace them with blacks, then it can be deemed a success,’ Mr. Theron of the Commercial Farmers Union said.
‘However, if the aim was that it should benefit the majority and not only a chosen few, then it has been a failure.’
Zimbabwe’s black population was given freedom and equality and the land was expropriated and redistributed from the White imperialists like Mike Campbell and Ben Freeth … and the crushing result of this policy after 32 years of independence and black majority rule is genocide and the collapse of civilization in Zimbabwe.
OD celebrates Black History Month 2012 by saluting Robert Mugabe and the industrious black farmers of Zimbabwe who have succeeded in reducing their own people to starvation. Their example has inspired Johnny Boyd and the Black Farmers of Barbour County (AL) to win a $1.25 billion dollar settlement from the U.S. federal government over spurious claims of racial discrimination.