This is not prophecy but political analysis.
China is very close to Zimbabwe culturally, politically and ideologically. If you want to understand Zimbabwe politics, study Chinese politics. Chinese politics has been influencing Zimbabwe since early 1970’s and few Know it or believe it. However, the parallels are too similar.

1. Both nations have a culture of ancestor worship
Both practice ancestor worship, respect ancestors and give sacrifices to ancestors to ward off punishment by dead ancestors and receive blessing of fertility and prosperity. In both supernatural intervention by spirits is believed to be the fundamental key to prosperity or disaster, not knowledge, wisdom, understanding, hard work on a moral and community harmony foundation.

2. Both had violent revolutions to overthrown oppressive regimes
Mao overthrew Chiang Kai-shek, leader of the Kuomintang (Nationalist Party or KMT)and Zanla overthrew Ian Smith and the Rhodesian regime.

3. The ideology of both revolutions was Mao’s form of Marxism where the rural areas were conscientised and then occupied through war. Once the rural areas were won by war, the cities would automatically fell.
4. Both used failed post liberation political philosophies justified by Karl Marx. They bought political, social and economic reforms, but the reforms only succeeded in making both nations poorer and poorer and poorer, and power was abused more and more.

5. . both practiced isolation- China the Bamboo curtain, Dzimbabwe stonewalling.
China was believed to be a self sustaining civilization that neither want nor needed any other nation. This was called the ‘bamboo curtain’ whereby China drew a curtain between itself and the feared, predatory imperialist west.
Zimbabwe the Dzimbabwe stone wall, where Zimbabwe stonewalled the West and thus isolated itself from the feared, predatory imperialist west.
The Russian version was called the iron curtain.
In both countries the west was a constant subject of media attack where the West was portrayed as a menacing superpower that threatened destruction and loss of sovereignty in the lives of every person
In both countries the effect of the media attack campaigns was a type of laager mentality where the west was feared and the ruling parties were seen as saviors, rescuing and protecting the people. This reinforced the bamboo curtain and Dzimbabwe stone walling

6. China grew economically only when the Chinese communist party opened up the economy to all Chinese, not communist party members only. Zimbabwe still has to learn and practice this example.

7. Both use state press to make targeted individuals HEROES and then VILLAINS
For example in China, General Lin Bao, right hand man to Mao within a few days he was transformed from hero of the nation to despised traitor. It was a grim reminder of how precarious life at the top was. The same with Mujuru. The change in opinion was engineered through press releases. [from the book heaven cracks, earth shakes]. Zimbabwe’s examples is the press campaign against Mujuru.
8. Both had transfers of land after the revolution. Zimbabwe had the British paid Land acquisitions soon after independence and China had the 1953 execution of landlords.

9 Both had a second wave of land reform. China in the great leap forward and cultural revolution and Zimbabwe the 2000’s land invasions called Jambanja or Hondo Ye Minda.

10. Both had Jambanja [Jambanja means chaos] periods that were carried out by youths. China the cultural revolution carried out by the red guards [1966-1976] and in Zimbabwe the Jambanja farm invasions carried out by Zanu/pf youths. Both Jambanja’s involved youths being lawless and destructive. Mao’s cultural revolution ended with his death. Zimbabwe’s is still continuing.
Money was another motivation. Especially at the village level, being a Red Guard was often an opportunity to steal from others with impunity. And beneath all the ideological fervor, sometimes there was just the appeal of running free and wild, shouting and killing, and revelling in the joy of mayhem. [from the book heaven cracks, earth shakes]
11. In Both revolutions theft from its victims was practiced
China: … But f..k when the Cultural Revolution came along, I was suddenly one of the five red categories, a child of the workers and peasants who had been oppressed by the revisionist line in education . . . I took part in pretty much all the big events: being reviewed by Grandad Mao in Tienanmen, destroying the Four Olds, the great link-ups, armed struggle: anything that involved beating people up and smashing things and taking stuff.
Zimbabwe: It was common practice for Jambanja activists to wait until crops from a targeted farm were ready for reaping. The Jambanja took place, the farmer fled for his life and the crops were harvested. Often but not always the contents of the house was also plundered as booty. This resulted in the farmer being unable to repay bank loans, thus becoming instantly bankrupt and making further farming impossible

12 Both Jambanja’s resulted in a crash of agricultural production and accelerated poverty.

11. The real reason for both Jambanja’s had nothing to do with the land but everything to do with the fact that the party was losing faith in their leaders. Both Jambanja’s succeeded in strengthening power in the hands of Mao/Mugabe, but the consequences were agricultural and economic losses, and catastrophic  increases in unprosecuted violent crimes.

13 in both Jambanja’s teachers were a class of person singled out for persecution, violence and murder.

14. As the health of both Mao and Mugabe began to fail, the wives of both attempted to become ruler.
China: Jiang Qing and her gang of four. They failed to take power and were deposed.
Zimbabwe: Grace Mugabe. The outcome is still to be seen.

15 Both claimed to be democratic revolutions, but both were tough dictatorships.
Both claimed to be motivated by helping the poor, but in fact both ended up in benefiting the respective rulers. In China this is seen in the Post Mao leadership of China where party functionaries can be billionaires. In Zimbabwe it started post 1997 where the government attempted and is attempting to create an economy totally in the hands of party functionaries. Thus party leaders have multiple farms. In business those thought disloyal to the party have their businesses removed by legislation, intinidation or manipulation and party members assume control. However this means the pool of entrepreneurs has shrunk, and with it, the economy has crashed. ….. and it is the poor who suffered the most and the wealthy political and military elite have benefitted the most.

16 Both depended on the army and youth brigades for power
17. Both presided over failed economies in terms of money and farm production, but success in terms of education, health

18 Both had waves of social upheaval.
Up to 1949 the violent Maoist revolution
50’s 53 execution of landlords
57-58 anti rightist campaign
58-61 collectivization great leap forward
the Cultural Revolution People’s Republic of China from 1966 until 1976.
Mao Zedong died on September 9, 1976.

Zimbabwe revolution 71-80
80 – reconciliation and start of indigenisation
83 Gukurahundi
2000 land invasions
2005 Murambatsvina
2008 anti mdc campaign.

19. Both started Pseudo Political movements designed to discover enemies of the ruling party
China: the hundred flower movement in China, MDC Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe The MDC started in her house according to Vice president Mai Mujuru. Since 2005 I have repeatedly stated that the purpose of the Zanu initiated MDC was to
A. reveal the enemies of the ruling party and
B. Discover in advance western pans and preempt them, causing a loss of of democracy and extension of ruling party power.
C. It has also soaked up aid given by western powers.
MDC members please hate me for this but when the cio chiefs write their biographies all will be revealed.

20.At the end of both aged, sick rulers lives, there were battles for succession since both had ensured that there were no suitable candidates to take over power from them. Any possible candidates were subjected to media vilification or even murder and arrest. ……………….. [Mao] He used the same methods he had developed as a guerrilla leader against his political enemies, never striking directly when he could first insinuate, undercut and harass. He was a master at playing factions against each other, picking out a favorite here and a protégé there.

21. Both had cult personality leadership
Chinese Cultural revolution …During the same period Mao’s personality cult grew to immense proportions. Mugabe- his picture must be on the walls of all government offices, parastatals and businesses.

22. as the health of both Mao/Mugabe declined the country declined into political and economic quagmire
Mao Zedong died on September 9, 1976. At his death, China was in a political and economic quagmire. The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution and subsequent factional fighting had left the country much poorer, weaker, and isolated than it had been in 1965. Zimbabwe at present is in the same quagmire. Economic solutions are desperately needed but  there is a lack of creative, practical ideas to turn the economy around

23 Two great nations, two great peoples, two nations with immense resources but in both of them serious corruption and abuse of power threatens the foundation of both of them. If they do not bring about a moral culture, both countries will decline.

24 China and Zimbabwe are now entwined with Zimbabwe as dependent on China as Rhodesia was on Britain. Politically, economically, ideologically and similar methods of maintaining power.

25 China began nation building reforms after the death of Mao, will Zimbabwe also adopt nation building reforms after the death of Mugabe? Eventually it will have to.

November 11, 2014 at 11:10 Leave a comment

China, most powerful nation on earth, then a decline backwards [maybe]

When you look at a nation you have to look at four aspects. If the nation is growing in these aspects, it will grow in strength and prosperity. if it does not, it will decline. These are SPIRITUALITY, MORALITY, COMMUNITY HARMONY AND SECULAR EXCELLENCE.

So lets look at China.

At one time [1450] China was the greatest power on earth with a nation of inventors and highly disciplined, united people. But then the emperors decided to keep to themselves. They put a ‘bamboo curtain’ around their civilization. They told the british who wanted to give them the latest hi tech watches, that they had no need of them. They were self sufficient. The emperors kept technology for emperors, not for the common people, so technology that was far in advance began to lag behind.

While technology was remaining static in China, it was going ahead in leaps and bounds in britain. There was the invention of steel making, of making machines, pumps, motors, electricity, eventually trains, planes and cars.. even rockets for space [rockets invented long ago in China, gunpowder as well].

When marx was adopted in China, unfortunately it was a philosophy that is very good at revolution but very bad at nation building. Thus Mao defeated the emperor but failed to build the nation and the nation remained in poverty. .. and lagged behind in technology as well.

But in the 1980’s china decided to break up the bamboo curtain, adopt western methods and engage with the west in trade and technology etc. ….. but not democracy.

Thus the SECULAR EXCELLENCE  WAS lagging, but since then China has been catching up. On this basis, China has grown economically in leaps and bounds because the factor imprisoning them in poverty was removed.

The Chinese people have been given freedom to engage in business, as long as they do not attempt to change the politics. Christians have a degree of freedom but only up to a point. if a christian leader is getting too popular his church will be destroyed or even imprisoned under any excuse. This is because a Christian revolution once shook China but it failed to bring order and prosperity, so the present government is aware that Christians or any religion have got the potential to raise up an alternative government, leading t revolution, something the present government will not allow.

MORALITY  is sliding. There are apparently over 1 million prostitutes in China. I will find the source of this an post it in this paragraph. Corruption is a serious problem. Where there is absolute power, PLUS a secular governing philosophy, a moral decline is inevitable and predictable. So if a chinese official wants to build a city, he only has to tell the people in a village to  move into state apartments. if they protest they are beaten and arrested, even though they have been there for hundreds of years. This leads to corruption. property developers pay the official and they build a housing complex or clubs or offices and charge high rents. Former red chinese factories are closed down, the machinery sold at give away prices. These machines may be used in other businesses giving huge profits.

When poor people see the super rich associating with the powerful, they get angry, remembering they were removed forcibly from their ancestral home. This has led to thousands of people protests that have to be forcibly suppressed.

COMMUNITY HARMONY is declining on one hand and growing on the other. A middle class is emerging and it has access to technology, luxuries, and sees china fast developing. This gives them a sense of sdestiny so they support government even though thre is very limited democracy

October 23, 2014 at 13:14 Leave a comment


China will be the leading world military and economic power, but it will not be a democtatic, reasonable, generous one like the USA. It will rule by force for the good of the people.

Continue Reading November 25, 2010 at 10:42 Leave a comment


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