“Talking to some people is worse than talking to a dog!” my Auntie Veronica used to say. “With the dog it will hear what is being said but not understand a word because dogs not understand language and the meaning of words. At least it understands body language and will know if you are angry or happy.
“Some people will hear what is said, know the meaning of the words and language, they will read the body language and yet after all that they still understand fvck all!”
My brother Vince Musewe is one those individuals who understands fvck all!
“PDP policies will seek to reverse this (collapse of social services, etc.) by first reviving the economy to create jobs and sustainable incomes,” he said in his latest article. He then went on to explain how PDP’s economic blueprint will help revive the economy.
How many times have people explained to Vince Musewe that Zimbabwe’s economic meltdown is not because of bad economic policies per se but rather the country’s failure to stop the implementation of bad economic policies even when this has been established beyond all reasonable doubt.
Look at the indigenisation law it has been looked at from all possible angles and after many, many man-days the conclusion have been the same, the law is bad for business as it scaring away would be foreign investors. And yet 8 years after its enactment the law still remains on the statute because President Mugabe wants it there.
The challenge for Zimbabwe today is not one of failure to come up with good economic policies but rather of how to end President Mugabe’s dictatorial autocracy that is stopping the country implementing common sense policies and scrapping those that are so stupid, they defy common sense.
There is absolutely no point in brother Musewe pontificating week after week on the virtues of PDP’s economic blueprint HOPE when it will never see the light of day as long as Zanu PF remain in office.
With unemployment now at 90%, millions now living in abject poverty, etc. there need for economic reform could not be more urgent but there will not be any meaningful economic reform and recovery without meaningful political reforms, free and fair elections and regime change.
The Zanu PF’s no-regime-change mantra, the ideological justification for the de facto one-party dictatorship, is the one thing that has stop meaningful political change and economic growth in Zimbabwe. It is the elephant in the room we have dared not discuss for 36 years but must do so now.
Musewe keeps wittering about HOPE just to avoid dealing with the burning issue of meaningful political reform; we do not have the time to talk about his imaginary sugarcandy mountain world when we have press real world problems to deal with! So for the umpteenth time, brother Musewe, there will be no meaningful economic recovery in Zimbabwe until we accomplish meaningful political reforms and free and fair elections! If you are not going to help accomplish the political reforms, then shut the fvck up!