The United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs stated Thursday that the country of Zimbabwe has “collapsed” and is on the verge of descending into Somalia-like social chaos. Zimbabwe, more-so than pretty much any other nation, is the antithesis of traditional American values of the rule of law, stable money, private property, free-markets, and individual free-will. Since assuming power decades ago, the dictatorial leader Robert Mugabe has taken a once relatively prosperous and stable south African nation and destroyed pretty much everything a government can possibly destroy. He has confiscated private property on a widescale basis, he jails anyone who opposes him politically, his government has printed money so incredibly fast that a loaf of bread cost over Z$10 billion, and now the masses of his nation are on the verge of mass starvation.
The unfortunate thing is that everything we see happening in America today is pretty much taken from the Zimbabwe playbook, only difference is the extent to which it is happening. Fortunately I have much greater faith in the people of America than the people of Zimbabwe to do whatever is necessary to stop a rogue leader from committing this level of violence against the rights of man.