Paths for freedom and progress
SOCIETY AND POWER - 07/11/2021

 After the WWII, many Europeans migrated to a better life overseas. Some brits moved to the Southern part of Africa where UK had settlements and colonies from the past century. South Rhodesia was a good choice, a prosperous country with temperate climate and excellent conditions for agriculture. 1965, the country declared independence from the UK. Ian Smith became the first and only prime minister in the very polemic and disputed new country Rhodesia, which would last only until 1979.

The people:
An overwhelming majority of the population consisted of Black people. A minority of White people owned the most business in the country. Many were farmers and they employed black people to get the maintenance and harvest done. The economic distribution were not equal and definitively not considered as “fair”. But the country prospered, especially in agriculture. As not being “fair”, political pressure from all sides started to threat the Rhodesian White population to such degree they understood their existence were in danger. Especially when the World opinion and United Nations turned against them, putting sanctions.  Maybe better move out? But where? Rhodesia was their home. For the most, there were no sound options. So better stand up and fight... Even if it was doomed to fail….

0:00 to 9:00 of the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8qyYFNOBhQ

The dream:
Optimism of the future, this country belongs to the majority, must be better if “majority rule” turns reality. For any price. The guerilla, shaped by sons of the black majority had organized themselves from the boarder with Mocambique, recently a free country from 1974 and ostenting with communist regime and Kalashnikov even designed on the flag of the nation. The frequent attacks against White farmers should pave a future of freedom and fairness, divided by the People and not explored by a tiny White minority.
9:00 to the end of the video

The result:

Robert Mugabe, leader of one of the communist guerillas took over, eliminating the more flexible and peaceful Bishop Muzorewa from the power. As so many other despots, Mugabe were brutal against his opponents and promising paradise to his followers.  "When I become leader, all in Zimbabwe will be millionaires". He was not wrong… After being millionaires, the population turned billionaires and even trillionaires in worthless currency, until the madness finally ended with the expel of Mugabe 2017. The country, once so rich, were bleeding after 40 years of
catastrophic government.

Taking land: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4K64c02x1k

Defense of Rhodesia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Fe8OHUrJ1U

Mugabe's Boys: Party, pouring champagne over a luxury watch is the kind of excessive behaviour that enraged Zimbabweans.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ApRDDP2u5E
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