Globalisation not equality Morgan


MORGAN TSVANGIRAI is among the least fascinating people I know.
I only find him fascinating in situations where people are required to think.
The ignorance he displays in moments where thinking is critical is legendary.
For someone who is starving and desperate to rule Zimbabwe he continues to display qualities that not only show his daftness, but that he is clueless when it comes to issues of nationhood.
How Tsvangirai failed to see the importance of President Robert Mugabe’s speech at the 70th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly just sinks him deeper and further relegates him to the undesirables of this country and continent.
Usually I never expend my energies on things to do with this lost and ideologically vanquished man who has aspired to be all things Western.
But in the face of massive ignorance the teacher in me is always stirred.
The teacher in me cannot remain quiet, but will always make an attempt to teach even those with heads and minds as hard as stone.
Tsvangirai’s words were: “At the UN when you call for a New World Order people will ask whether you are from Mars.
“The world has become globalised and there is no new order besides the fact that we are in a global village.
“You cannot break the global linkages of trade.
“This shows that we have a leadership that is out of date.”
The above statement by the supposed opposition leader was made in response to President Robert Mugabe’s castigation of ‘the self-anointed prefects of our time’ for imposing ‘new rights’.
President Mugabe condemned a relationship that we have always felt is akin to that of the horse and rider with Africans and the rest of the underdeveloped world being the horse ridden by the West.
President Mugabe’s sentiments were an echo of the demand of the suffering, all those deemed to be the little brother by those that have made themselves the big brothers.
Zimbabweans, Africans and all those in the so-called developing nations, those defined as being in the ‘Third’ World far from the ‘glorified’ ‘First’ World cringe with horror when you Tsvangirai boast of existing in a global village.
Tsvangirai let me enlighten and inform you why President Mugabe is spot on and why the persecuted and suffering applauded the call and demand for respect, the call for fairness and the end of exploitation of the weak by the super rich nations.
The global village is a fallacy, Africa and the rest of the Third World has not been a beneficiary of this globalisation.
We have emerged poorer and we are in no way co-creators of this massive global wealth.
For example, do you know that Africa’s share of world trade is a mere three percent and we attract less than four percent of total world Foreign Direct Investment?
And the total Gross Domestic Product of the African continent stands at a paltry US$1,6 trillion, just about the GDP of Brazil.
What this means is that only the rich and strongly developed countries are participating and benefitting from globalisation.
The continent has been exploited in this global village to levels that we have become too weak to benefit from globalisation.
Your problem Tsvangirai is a refusal to open your eyes that have been blinded by Western lights that you believe anything constructed by the West is perfect.
Truth is that this globalisation, which you boast about, has hurt the continent more than it has helped it.
The phenomena, the belonging in the ‘global’ village has effectively kept Africa at the periphery of the global economy.
And this is what President Mugabe is lambasting, that is the reason he is calling for a New World Order which all players are equal and none superior or benefitting more than the other.
Truth is that the rich developed world has maintained its wealth and high living standards by exploiting poor and weaker nations.
Countries in the West are profiting from raw materials from poor countries they are getting for a song through exploitative means.
President Mugabe is calling on developing nations, particularly Africa, to adopt an inward looking and self-sufficient industrialisation policy that promotes among other things, beneficiation of raw material so that they leave the continent as finished products.


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