Monday, June 24, 2024

HH, Musokotwane, UPND and the IMF: Propaganda and Lies on Full Display

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By Azwell Banda,

International Monetary Fund (IMF) director Kristalina Georgieva, President Hakainde Hichilema and finance minister Situmbeko Musokotwane know and understand the majority of Zambians’ conditions of life were far worse than European and US conditions of plummeting standards of living today, well before the pandemic.

And yet the IMF Staff Level Agreement with Zambia was also premised on the removal of fuel, electricity and food subsidies. Why? Because the IMF is also a White US racist organisation created to protect the wealth of the money rich scum bugs in the US and Europe, and the living standards of the people of those countries.

Will Hichilema and Musokotwane abandon the IMF, in the face of the IMF itself conceding that governments must make poor people a priority, and Zambia is a poor country? At the very least, will they revise the IMF agreement? I do not think so. They are convinced Zambians are used to suffering and they can easily be pacified by preaching peace and frightening them with images of war.

For any system of human domination, oppression, suppression and exploitation to succeed must manufacture lies, repeat them frequently and consistently, turn the lies into propaganda and inevitably convert propaganda into beliefs, false faith and a way of life. Proof that the lies and propaganda have been converted into beliefs and a system of false faith is when the dominated, oppressed, suppressed and exploited begin not only to parrot the lies and propaganda, but actually defend and promote these lies and propaganda, and live accordingly. When this happens, the project of enslaving others is complete. The enslavers now have to demonise and destroy all those whose sanity they have failed to corrupt, to sustain their system! This is how any dominant ruling class sustains itself, as an oppressor class.

A great lie and propaganda of capitalism are that private greed for constantly accumulating money, profits, and wealth is the greatest good and source of happiness for the individual and all human society and that this insatiable greed is actually freedom and democracy.

Everything in a capitalist society is then subordinated to this one fundamental lie and piece of evil propaganda, including, sadly, faith in God. We are told that those whom God favours, He has made rich, and those whom he does not, he punishes with poverty, defeat in war and diseases. Prosperity Christianity flourishes where the masses are extremely poor, such as in Zambia. God is thus also reduced to a capitalist.

Our current leader of the Zambian capitalist class, President Hichilema and his chief disciple, finance minister Musokotwane, typical of capitalist liars and propagandists, have been consistently singing that because Zambia is extremely indebted, we cannot do without the IMF. We need to become further indebted by borrowing from the IMF in order for us to be able to ‘sustainably’ manage our debt. Note how the truth is perverted in this warped logic.

This is how lies are manufactured: a poor over-indebted country needs to borrow more from a vicious financial organisation of the rich that will take away its right to manage its own finances and determine its own economic policies, all the while apparently miraculously causing the poor indebted country to resolve its debt crisis.

Now, when Hichilema, Musokotwane and the IMF peddle this lie and propaganda, they are fully aware of whose interests they are championing: Zambia’s and foreign money rich scum bugs.

To buttress this obviously blatant lie that Zambia has no alternative to the IMF as Zambia’s poor people are punished with the removal of subsidies from fuels, electricity and food, Hakainde, Musokotwane and the IMF then manufacture the lie that in order to have public-funded lower education and for the government to employ a few of the badly needed teachers and health workers, Zambians must suffer higher fuel, electricity and food prices. Repeated countless times, by well-dressed women and men who speak convincingly and look quite educated, millions of Zambians are co-opted to serve the interests of the money rich at their own expense!

Once in a while, even the most ardent disciples of capitalism slip up on the lies. And so, it has happened that Chibamba Kanyama, our overzealous preacher of “private investors” (read: bloodsuckers, looters and plunderers of our labour and natural resources!) expressed surprise that prices of most things Zambians needs are going up, but the government claims to be well on its way to reduce inflation to a single digit, very soon! Chibamba could not bring himself to utter the logical conclusion from his correct observation: if low inflation means the rising cost of living and doing business for the majority, then we need to raise inflation!

The truth is, the IMF has demanded a certain inflation rate to be achieved by a certain time so that foreign money in Zambia can be guaranteed certain levels of stable accumulation rates, even if such an inflation rate (whose basket of goods upon which it is calculated are favourable to foreign money) will mean killing some impoverished Zambians! Without achieving this band of the inflation rate, Zambia may not get IMF loans!
Well, in a reasonably sane world, Hakainde, Musokotwane and Chibamba would respect that if economies must serve people and not money, and higher inflation is what makes the cost of living and doing business low for the majority, then Zambia must have high inflation and the IMF should eat its low inflation statistics!

Just like before the First and Second World Wars, there is very visible growing restlessness, frustrations, rising anger and protests among the ordinary working people of the whole world over the rising costs of oil, gas, food, medicines, rent and many essentials for life, causing massive deterioration in standards of living. Instead of economic recovery from the pandemic, the working people of the world are being punished for having allowed their governments to protect the wealth of the super-rich while not saving millions of workers’ lives from the virus.

Globally, the cruel hybrid moronic economic war the US and it’s EU puppet colonies have unleashed on Russia is heating hardest US and EU working people as oil, gas and food prices rise and inflation bites. Africa will be hardest hit by the hybrid war the US is waging in Ukraine against Russia (another excellent example of how successful capitalist lies and propaganda can be: Hakainde’s government voted with the US against Russia, even as the economic bullets the US is firing are already wounding the Zambian economy, currently largely through high pump prices of fuels and rising imported fertilisers and food prices!)

The world super-rich is aware that the world people may turn violent against a system that, for example in the US, starves babies of milk while pumping billions of US dollars’ worth of arms in Ukraine. In the UK, oil companies have reaped record supper profits as oil and gas prices have risen beyond the reach of ordinary household incomes. It is in this context that we must understand the strange shrill advice from all supper power finance ministers and managing directors of global financial institutions that governments must do something to alleviate especially the rising hunger situation in the whole world: the scum bugs are worried about a world revolution which may overthrow their carefully crafted world of economic enslavement of the majority of the peoples of the world.

Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the IMF, does not hide the reasons for her call on countries to make a priority of supporting poorer people: the IMF, World Bank, and all supper power banks are fully aware that the looming world hunger situation and the incredibly cruel mindless US war against Russia in Ukraine will trigger global protests against a world capitalist system that invests more in war than human lives. They are fully aware that their lies and propaganda to their own people in rich countries are fast failing to sustain the false reality they have constructed for the whole world. There is absolutely no sympathy or genuine empathy with the suffering the US hybrid war has unleashed on the peoples of the world. It is to act to save their rotten deadly capitalist system from being destroyed by a global revolution that they are acting.

Capitalism is more than a pathological craving and prioritising money above everything itself, including God. Like all slave societies, capitalism is lies and propaganda – the evil art of substituting reality with lies and falsehoods. Capitalism, therefore, is most successful when the poor, the true victims of capitalism, start to worship, defend, and practice it; voluntarily!

In order for the majority of Zambians to free themselves from the extreme poverty they suffer every second, Hakainde and all his disciples must be removed from power by the very poor Zambians whom they lied to, to assume office. To achieve this is the task of every Zambian not yet deceived by, or who manages to recover, from the cheap lies and propaganda of Zambia’s extremely backward capitalism.

Comments and all insults very welcome at: [email protected].

28 COMMENTS

  1. Long time Mr Banda since you addressed the public. Only deliberately blind people will not know where you coming from. Current political players are amateurs compared to your experience.

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  2. Good analysis and reality check most people especially poor Zambians don’t seem to grasp.

    #Planting a tree ?

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  3. Can you imagine someone saying I DON’T CARE EVEN IF A BAG OF MEALIE MEAL REACHED 300 KWACHA AS LONG AS IT’S OUR PARTY UPND IN POWER…. Yes that’s how deep indoctrination has permeated our society.

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  4. Come back home, conditions have now changed. Do you remember people like Laura Miti? Dean Mung’omba died and his Party is now defunct

  5. But IMF is not new to Zambia. I tasted the bitterness of some of their conditions during the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) so I am talking from real life experience. Want to taste it? Let”s go.

  6. Well said Mr A Banda the challenge we have here in Zambia is when someone says real things which touches our life as poor Zambians then you will be called names and insults as anti government I think those who have the heart for our country have learnt something or a lot from your article

  7. The analysis of Mr. Banda is 100 % correct. It doesn’t matter where the noble man is coming from whether from Malawi or Mozambique it is of less important at this point in time.. The important reality is that he has displayed and exposed the lies of our dear leaders.

    We need people who can think and reason.

  8. Oohhh dear me………….

    Another nut case revolutionary who sees shadows even in total darkness……….

    I dont waiste my time reading such trash.

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  9. He is sitting in the comforts of his home in RSA were he sought ‘asylum’ many moons ago later joined by one who is back in zed ‘running’ an NGO and just appointed as a commissioner on some board….he should join hands with Mmembe as they feel capitalism is the problem..we fed on humanism for over 30 years and lived reasonably well until the roosters came out and thought capitalism was the answer so out went nationalization and in came privatization the rest is history,,,

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  10. Typical political rant by someone that has been programmed himself by indoctrination! No logic or solutions produced.

    The REAL question this writer completely avoids and dances around. That is – HOW DID ZAMBIA GET INTO 14 BILLION DOLLARS OF DEBT IN THE FIRST PLACE!?

    We have been there before with KK and his failure of a Finance Minister Chikwanda. Did we not learn from that? Is that why Lungu and his PF hid away the massive amount of debt they incurred in our name, the People of Zambia? This was what HH inherited. Now you want to blame him for the problem?

    Solve the problem. Be part of the solution, not just another complainer that shots loud but does nothing to help!

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  11. Typical political rant by someone that has been programmed himself by indoctrination! No logic or solutions produced.

    The REAL question this writer completely avoids and dances around. That is – HOW DID ZAMBIA GET INTO 14 BILLION DOLLARS OF DEBT IN THE FIRST PLACE!?

    We have been there before with KK and his failure of a Finance Minister Chikwanda. Did we not learn from that? Is that why Lungu and his PF hid away the massive amount of debt they incurred in our name, the People of Zambia? This was what HH inherited. Now you want to blame him for the problem?

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  12. Azwell Banda – Your perception of insults from your article is a self prejudgement opinion of what your half truths and blatant lies your article contains.
    Specifically, you do not offer any alternative system to your ideology of crude classical capitalism which under Complex Management Theory has largely been ameliorated to mixed economic ideology today.

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  13. #15 Mumba Don’t talk about what HH inherited. He assured us that he was going to solve these problems within hours and within a week.
    Didn’t they claim that they inherited empty coffers but from empty coffers we saw billions being disbursed?
    Azwelll is spot on. They gave the impression that they were genius and no problem would be impossibble but the first they was to rush to the I MF. The truth will eventually come out.

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  14. During PF you never opened your mouth cos you were the beneficiaries and now you are feeling it to be on the other side of the fence. You kept quiet cos you were busy chewing the money. Now all the holes have been plugged and you what to portray that HH is Propaganda and Lies. Mr Banda you are the one spreading Propaganda and Lies with your long and unreadable article. In future try to summarise your points. Less is more.

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  15. During PF you never opened your mouth cos you were the beneficiaries and now you are feeling it to be on the other side of the fence. You kept quiet cos you were busy chewing the money. Now all the holes have been plugged and you what to portray that HH is Propaganda and Lies. Mr Banda you are the one spreading Propaganda and Lies with your long and unreadable article. In future try to summarise your points. Less is more.

  16. Yes only a slave owner can benefit from a system of enslavement.
    Azwell you mean the IMF is there to ensure a hunting ground for foreign capital? And well our president is known to have invested in offshore accounts for these very foreign capital to exploit us! No wonder he doesn’t need a salary from Situmbeko

  17. Because of the slave system Africa is said to be in a dollar crisis. Why don’t we use our own currency? Because this would impoverish western capitalists
    This week President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda stressed that his government cannot afford to subsidise imports of essential foods and commodities, because doing so would be disastrous to his country’s paltry $4.5 billion foreign reserves. Mumvera ka?

  18. @17 noone can be more capitalist than the US. Capitalism is defined by both the monetary and political systems at play and China lags behind in much

  19. Here he, here he, A Banda has spoken nothing but the gospel truth, it’s a known fact the poor have become poor and the rich, well are now buying vehicles Straight from the Stores we often window shop from, while the mines are given tax holidays and who so ever fails to understand the government that the tax holidays given to the mines are for the benefit of the Zambians because the mines are simply safe keeping Zambians money in other nations, are arrested and taken to other provinces to exculpate themselves…wow freedom of expression is similar to inswa moving two by two, your comment against the new new followed by the police at your doorstep and now only a certain tribe rejoices because they have been favored with privileges. They are simply more equal than others…. can’t you see?…

  20. Some Zambians can sit, analyse and write, what has this man achieved on personal level to show how wise and dilegent he is. Come one guys, lets all put our heads together and sort out the mess created and left by PF. Show us alternatives Mr Banda to IMF and capitalism

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  21. @5 – you don’t need brainwashing to realise the numerous benefits of having trees. Just wind back to a time before we concreted up our nice leafy suburbs – one could hear birds tweeting in trees near our houses, it was green and the air was so much fresher! How nice and tranquil it all was. Now, it’s all dusty and brown. And at the rate we are decimating our forests without replanting them tree for tree, the countryside will eventually become bare; then what?

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