Rubbish. About to watch ‘There Will Be Blood’, think it could be a corker.
Last night I watched ‘Mugabe And The White African’ on More4, the very best channel on TV. It was quite shocking how overtly racist the Zimbabwean Land Reform policy is. The program doesn’t allocate to poor black people – it allocates to friends, relatives and even lovers of state officials. The documentary followed Michael Campbell white farming family’s fight to legally challenge an order to turn their land over to the Government militia. There was no reason other than the colour of the farmers skin for the order – the farmers looked after their mainly black workforce very well, and had legally bought the land. Time after time their hearings were postponed by the state lawyers – a cynical attempt to stop the case being heard. The reasoning behind this was that sooner or later, the Campbell’s would either give up and leave of their own accord or be forced off their land by the militia, violently or otherwise.
The lawyers ploy worked, and the family were kidnapped and attacked. Michael was beaten so badly, he was left unable to attend the next hearing. His wife had her arm broken and Pete, their son-in-law, sustained life threatening head injuries and attended the next hearing in a wheelchair. However, in a neutral courtroom, Michael Campbell won his case. Not long after the decision was taken, Campbell’s farm and all his possessions were burned to the ground.
Mugabe is as openly corrupt and racist as Hitler was, with thousands of white farmers evicted, attacked and killed since the introduction of the Land Reform program. Yet no significant action has been taken. Morgan Tsvangirai, the most credible opposition to Mugabe, was beaten, arrested, and eventually bullied into submission after his wife died in a suspect car crash. Violence and intimidation has been his modus operandi for decades. I can’t help but feel that in a developed nation, or even in a developed continent, he would’ve been stopped a long time ago.
Look out for the greatest pitch invader EVER at 00:32.
Slightly ridiculous. Adam Eliaz, the rudeboy, hates women. Probably cause he hasn’t seen breasts since he was teething.
I want one
In other news:
-Haddock, sweet potato, peas and mint sauce is the tits.
-I am a trained secretary now.
Fuck these juniors, I’m up for a bit of Daniel Day Lewis. Nos da and good luck.