Mark Zuckerburg is a great man. Not only is he the “Founding Father” of Facebook, and therefore entitled to a statue that will be ripped down in a hundred years, but he is rightly known for his principled humanitarian views, possible Presidential ambitions, and looking like a reptilian from a distant world stuffed into the overstretched body of a 12-year-old boy.
One thing you can be sure of about him is that he does not approve of genocide (at least not till terraforming is complete), and if someone deeply implicated in genocide just happened to have a page with over 100,000 follows and likes on Mr. Zuckerburger’s social platform, then, of course, he could be counted on to take a dim view of it. I mean, whoever it was might even get a one month ban of the sort that most normal users face whenever they lapse into language that was considered mainstream a few years ago.
Well, the bad news is that Facebook has indeed been hosting such a page, namely that of 93-year-old mass murderer Robert Mugabe.
With the tagline “The official page of His Excellency President Robert Mugabe, President of Republic of Zimbabwe,” and rather pompous announcements, the page looks legit. But, even if it were not, it is still dedicated to promoting and normalizing the worldview of a man who not only advocates genocide but actually carries it out. The super-antiquated tyrant is currently in the news yet again for genocidey stuff, as reported by Newsweek:
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has said that people who murdered white farmers during a government-sanctioned purge in the 2000s will never be prosecuted.
The 93-year-old president addressed a rally in Harare on Monday to mark Heroes’ Day, which commemorates soldiers who have fought for the country, particularly in its independence war against British colonizers.
Zimbabwe implemented a controversial land reform program in 2000 that saw squatters invade and seize hundreds of white-owned farms around the country. The violent seizures resulted in the murder of several white farmers, with many more displaced, and close associates of Mugabe given large chunks of land.
“Yes, we have those who were killed when they resisted. We will never prosecute those who killed them. I ask, why should we arrest them?” Mugabe said…
The advent of Black rule and the seizing of White-owned farms in the country once known as Rhodesia, not only caused the White population to nosedive — from 296,000 in 1975 to 28,732 in 2012 (one tenth!!!) — but it also caused problems for the Zimbabwean economy and the country’s Black population, including starvation, hyperinflation, and brutal repression by Mugabe’s Marxist goons.
Some of the “nationalism for all” types might want to bear that in mind that when they go on about the right of the indigenous people to drive out the “foreign invaders,” meaning, in this case, the Whites who created the country that helped raise up the previous inhabitants so significantly.
Anyway, Mugabe’s genocidal actions have not gone entirely unnoticed. The E.U. and U.S., who usually set the bar pretty low for African human rights abusers, actually felt compelled to impose sanctions. But apparently the crimes against humanity of the “President for Life” didn’t have much of an affect on his social media profile — at least on Facebook, as “Comrade Bob” doesn’t approve of Twitter.
But why does Facebook condone genocide in this way? The obvious answer is because the victim community is White, and this is viewed simply as “payback” for the “racism” on which a once affluent and civilized Rhodesia was built.
But the great thing about Mugabe is that he is an “equal opportunities genocider.” In 1983, soon after he gained power, he unleashed his North-Korean-trained Fifth Brigade in a campaign of slaughter aimed at crushing the rival Ndebele tribe in Matabeleland, the so-called Gukurahundi massacres, in which 20-30,000 are thought to have died. As reported by the leftist Guardian newspaper in 2015:
“No one has accepted the blame for the violence, but the recent release of historical documents has shed new light on those responsible.
The wide-ranging reports include diplomatic correspondence, intelligence assessments and raw intelligence garnered by spies recruited from within the Zimbabwean government.
These papers – augmented by my investigations and the testimony of Zimbabwean witnesses – appear to substantiate what survivors and scholars have always suspected: Mugabe, then prime minister, was the prime architect of well-planned and systematically executed mass killings.”
Although the campaign against the Ndebele was brutal and violent, it had limited demographic impact, and numbers soon recovered. Contrast this with Zimbabwean Whites, After seeing friends and relatives killed and losing everything they owned to violent rampaging mobs, many were forced to flee overseas, often to other African states, as Western countries were reluctant to accept them as “refugees.”
So, even if Zuckerburg thinks reducing a White community to a tenth of its size is not a sufficient reason for shutting down a Facebook page, let him also ponder on all those “much more valuable” Black bodies killed in the Gukurahundi.