I am troubled by the events in Zimbabwe (6/23, A-6, “Mugabe’s rival bows out; The opposition leader cites a desire to halt bloodshed as a reason for decision”). Robert Mugabe has been an undemocratic leader for most of his 28 years in power, though the U.S. has not assailed him until recently. What Americans fail to realize is that the “corporatocracy” promulgated by Washington is instigating the very same human rights abuses as in Zimbabwe around the world.
I urge people to learn from unbiased, independent organizations what the aim is of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the U.S.-based National Endowment for Democracy and other agencies that purportedly do one thing but actually spread hegemony and unsustainable empire.
We must stand for justice, not mob-like criminality. The one thing the mafia had that the U.S. does not possess is efficiency. Thank God our Founding Fathers and subsequent leaders were smart enough to build in bureaucracy.