In a statement issued by its
International Affairs director's office, the WCC labeled the evictions
that have left hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans homeless as
"an operation of segregation against the working poor".
"To carry out such acts of
cruelty," the statement says, "shows
clearly that the government is losing the moral and ethical ground
for leadership, healing and reconciliation."
The WCC statement
affirmed and supported the recent messages of the Zimbabwe
Council of Churches (ZCC) and the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops'
Conference (ZCBC), which condemned the so-called Operation
Murambatsvina because of the "untold suffering" caused
and its "cruel and inhumane means".
While calling on the
government to "urgently address the pressing needs" of the
evacuees, the WCC affirmed that "churches and relief organizations
should also be given unrestricted access to the displaced
If Zimbabwe is to be
reconciled, rebuilt and healed, the WCC statement affirms, its
government should "dismantle the restrictions on fundamental
freedoms" and initiate dialogue with the opposition, churches and
Ah, you ask: What's that line about "losing the mortal and ethical
ground for leadership?
Well, the WCC actually funded Mugabe during the
Well, you might say,
why not... they were figthing an unjust government...well, I
agree...the problem was that Mugabe was NOT the only one fighting
that unjust government...essentially the WCC decided that since he
was a Marxist idealist, he was the "horse to back" so to speak...not
other revolutionary leaders who were willing to compromise with the
"evil" Smith government...
And indeed, the WCC
actually held a meeting in Harare back in 1999...LINK
which was amazing,
given Mugabe's open homophobia...
But LINK This presentation in 1999 shows that they preferred
Mugabe and socialism to capitalism and globalism...the big evil for
the PC World council of churches.
Now, I see both the
good and the evil behind globalism and the market economy in my
own country...however, when I see the economic improvements here
since 1999 and the economic collapse of the WCC's favorite third
world country, it makes me think that clergymen need to read
Hayek...see previous post for comic book version, which should be
easy enough for them to understand...
However, the good
news is that all of us in Southeast asia are aware of how Chinese
businessmen are at the forefront of globalization...so the pact of
Mugabe with a pragmatic expanding China might actually lead to
improvements in the Zim economy in the long run...
However, it is very ironic that
the WCC still idolizes socialism, while the Chinese are the major
But I might be wrong:
as I said before, I know little about economics. All I know is how the
Chinese are active in the Philippine economy....and that for better or for worse they are working with the capitalist and globalist economy...