Monday, May 26, 2008

Freedom fighters we should admire

We forget the sacrifices that are continually being made around the world as people try to wrestle control of their lives from dictators and bullies. We have our own Remembrance Day in memory of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, but their are many others.

When Mugabe is finally deposed I hope Zimbabwe will set up a memorial for Tonderai Ndira and the many others who have paid the ultimate sacrifice because they have been abandoned by the west and South Africa:

The body of Tonderai Ndira was found this week, the 43rd Zimbabwean opposition activist to die in violence since elections in March

Its a very moving piece and well worth a few moments of anyones time.

We should also remember that Zimbabwe was one a democracy but its leaders chipped away slowly at the constitution whilst introducing more power for itself. Just because we have over 300 years of Parliamentary democracy its not being melodramatic to remember Edward Burke:
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

H/T Looking for a voice

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