I have thought about writing this for a while, and now seems a good a time as ever. If you agree to this, add your comment to this post and if possible link it to your blog and I will add your name on the post. If you like you can copy it, so long as you include the list of names here. The idea is that this posting gets repeated as much as possible and is used on as many blogs as possible:
Dear Mr Mugabe
Note first of all that we have not addressed you as President or any other such title, given the way the elections in Zimbabwe in the past few years have gone.
Our main aim in writing this is that we, as members of the international blogging community (not just the West) demand that you resign forthwith from your civic posts. This is not out of any racist or colonial attitude as you well know. It is out of a sense of common decency and horror at the way you are running what was once a beautiful and economically prosperous nation into the ground and the way you treat your people as if they were dirt, black and white. Not just the farm settlers, but also the poor city inhabitants as shown by your disgusting policy of "Operation Drive Out Trash"
You are not respected by a growing no of countries abroad, in recent weeks even South Africa has shown disquiet at your actions. Men of honour in that country such as Mandela and Archbishop Tutu are appalled at your actions. No doubt you think that we are arrogant and that we can "Go hang.." as you so arrogantly put it, but we are merely appalled and angered by your lust for power, your brutal ways of dealing with those who oppose you, and your total lack of respect for your people. You have in the past twenty-seven years made the economy and the democratic and judical processes in your nation (much valued in many a decent country) a joke. In the Name of God, of reason and of common decency. Resign now or else you will make things much worse for yourself.
Paul Burgin (Mars Hill)
Icedink (The Done Thing )
Prague Tory (Prague Tory )
Louise (My Rambling Thoughts )
Dizzy (DIzzy Tests , Dizzy Thinks )
Mightyeye (Bushey Chronicle )