Who leads an anarchy? LO29148

From: AM de Lange (amdelange@postino.up.ac.za)
Date: 09/09/02

Replying to LO29141 --

Dear Organlearners,

Wayne Smith <wayne@wespro.com.au> writes:

>[New subject line by your host. ..Rick]
>Just curious.
>Who leads an anarchy?
>As with Orwell's animal farm' a leader will always emerge

Greetings dear Wayne,

A leader whose head "hooked out". (It is a literal translation of what we
say in Afrikaans "sy kop het uitgehaak".)

Please study the following quotation carefully.

"Being totally dedicated to the resolution, we are liable to be too
impetuous. It is true that we have good intentions, that we are eager to
see the realization of communism at an early date. But often our very
eagerness has prevented us from making a sober analysis of subjective and
objective conditions, and we have therefore acted in contradiction to the
laws governing the development of the objective world." (28-8-1985)

Who said this? A leader whose country has two ethnic groupings X and Y. He
self belongs to Y. From 1980 (when he came to power) up to 1984 he used
the forces under his command to murder some 20 000 people of X a-la
Milosevic or Pol Pot style. He had to do this to make sure that no leader
from X would ever again oppose his dictatorial ruling. The above was said
to excuse himself from those deliberate mass murders.

That leader is Robert Mugabe. He brought Zimbabwe (which became
independent in 1980) into its present anarchy.

Perhaps it is time for us to set up a personality profile of the leader of
an anarchy. Perhaps some fellow learner's country has such a leader right
now, but his head has not "hooked out" yet.

Thanks Rick for beginning this new topic.

With care and best wishes,


At de Lange <amdelange@postino.up.ac.za> Snailmail: A M de Lange Gold Fields Computer Centre Faculty of Science - University of Pretoria Pretoria 0001 - Rep of South Africa

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