Sunday, July 31, 2005

Darkness Descends in Zimbabwe

This is being posted here (and elsewhere) in lieu of a news report, since it is a private letter. I do not know the person writing it, but did get this from a reliable friend, and am assuming it is legitimate. It certainly matches what press reports are getting out about the terror descending on Zimbabwe. This expropriation and destruction is very important and timely to watch here in the US, in light of the infamouse June 23rd decision by the Supreme Court allowing "public use" as stated in the constitution to apply to anything with some "public benefit" including increased tax revenue.

A letter from Zim......
Sent in by John Winter:

I reckon that these are the last days of TKM and ZPF.
The darkest hour is always before dawn.

We are all terrified at what they are going to destroy next........I mean
they are actually plowing down brick and mortar houses and one white family
with twin boys of 10 had no chance of salvaging anything when 100 riot
police came in with AK's and bulldozers and demolished their beautiful
house - 5 bedrooms and pine ceilings - because it was "too close to the
airport" we are feeling extremely insecure right now. You know - I am
aware that this does not help you sleep at night, but if you do not know -
how can you help?

Even if you put us in your own mental ring of light and send your guardian
angels to be with us - that is a help - but I feel so cut off from you all
knowing I cannot tell you what's going on here simply because you will feel
uncomfortable. There is no ways we can leave so that is not an option. I
just ask that you all pray for us in the way that you know how, and let me
know that you are thinking of us and sending out positive vibes... that's

You can't just be in denial and pretend its not going on. To be frank with
you, its genocide in the making and if you do not believe me, read the
Genocide Report by Amnesty International which says we are IN level seven
(level 8 is after its happened and everyone is in denial). If you don't
want me to tell you these things then it means you have not dealt with your
own fear, but it does not help me to think you are turning your back on our

We need you to get the news OUT that we are all in a fearfully dangerous
situation here. Too many people turn their backs and say - oh well, that's
what happens in Africa. This government has GONE MAD and you need to
publicize our plight or how can we be rescued?

You can't just say "oh you attract your own reality". The petrol queues are
a reality, the pall of smoke all around our city is a reality, the
thousands of homeless people sleeping outside in 0 Celsius with no food
water, shelter and bedding are a reality.

Today a family approached me, brother of the gardener's wife with two small
children. Their home was trashed and they will have to sleep outside. We
already support 8 people and a child on this property and electricity is
going up next month by 250% as is water. How can I take another family of
4 - and yet how can I turn them away to sleep out in the open?

I am not asking you for money, or a ticket out of here - I am asking you to
FACE the fact that we are in deep and terrible danger and I want you to
pass on our news and pictures and don't just press the delete button for
God's sake. Help in the way that you know how. Face the reality of what is
going on here and SEND OUT THE WORD. The more people that know about it,
the more chance we have of United Nations coming to our aid.

Please stop ignoring and denying what's happening. Would you like to be
protected from the truth and then if we are eliminated how would you feel?
Surely you would say "if only we knew how bad it really was we could have
helped in some way". I know we chose to stay here and so we "deserve"
what's coming to us. For now we ourselves, have food, shelter, a little
fuel and a bit of money for the next meal - but what is going to happen
next? Will they start on our houses? All property is going to belong to the
State now. I want to send out my Title Deeds to one of you because if they
get a hold of those I can't fight for my rights.

We no longer have SW radio which told us everything that was happening
because the government jammed it out of existence - we don't have any
reporters, and no one is allowed to photograph. If we had reporters here
they would have an absolute field day. Even the pro government Herald has
written that people are shocked, stunned, bewildered and blown mindless by
the wanton destruction of everyone's homes which are supposed to be
"illegal but which a huge percentage of them actually do have licenses for.
Please my children - have some compassion and HELP by sending out the
articles and personal reports so that something can be DONE.

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