Zambia’s Foreign Policy being dictated by the thinking of Anglo’s Brenthurst Foundation and Gregg Mills

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Greg Mills launching his book titled EXPENSIVE POVERTY, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Greg Mills launching his book titled EXPENSIVE POVERTY, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

By Fred M’membe

PURSUING AN ANGLO FOREIGN POLICY
Too many important things in our country today are being dictated by the thinking of Anglo’s Brenthurst Foundation and Gregg Mills. They are shaping our foreign policy. The Brenthurst Foundation is not purely a business or economic foundation, it is a political organisation advancing rightwing capitalist agenda. And this comes out very clearly on the Ukraine conflict. The writings of Mills and the activities of Brenthurst Foundation are very revealing and are there on the internet for all to see.

It’s a great embarrassment to have our foreign policy influenced and shaped by Mills and the Brenthurst Foundation. Surely, we should be ruled by Anglo and the Oppenheimers in the 21st century! They did that in the 19th and 20th centuries, but they shouldn’t be allowed to continue it in the 21st century. Mr Hakainde Hichilema, his party and government must understand that to understand the international situation, they need to have a correct view of history, of the overall picture, and of where our country is today. Having a correct view of history means that they should not only observe the international situation as it stands currently, but also look back to the past to summarise history’s laws and, in looking forward to the future, identify the trends of history.

Having a correct view of the overall picture means they should not only pay attention to phenomena and the finer details, but also have an understanding of the essential nature and overarching situation. They need to identify the principal contradictions, so that, amid a complex and volatile international situation, they don’t lose their way or become bogged down in the details at the expense of the essentials. In terms of having a correct outlook on Zambia’s position, they should not only conduct a cool-headed analysis of international issues but also examine Zambia’s position in relation to these issues, in order to identify Zambia’s status and role in the evolving international landscape and formulate sound foreign policy.

History has shown that the world has always developed as a result of contradictions intertwining and interacting with each other. They need to analyse in depth the laws that govern the international environment when the world is in a period of transition, correctly understand the basic features of the global environment at this historical juncture, and fully plan and carry out diplomatic work accordingly.

We really can’t continue to governed by the Oppenheimers in the 21st century. We can’t be their puppets forever. Things must change.

12 COMMENTS

  1. Cde membe AKA as Mwansa kapinga ……..

    Is obsessed with Brenhurst and Gregg Mills…………

    He is also crazy to think every country in Africa should follow a left wing anti West anti capitalist 1970s revolutionary agenda……..

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  2. This self delusional man is back…a rich socialist who has never written one article about workers welfare in the country…really laughable!!

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  3. Mr Membe is stuck in a time warp and he his stuck in the vortex of the cnflict of capitalism and communismHe seem not to understand that both ideologies have morphed into neo-liberalism and are now both converged and agree on the wonders of the market economy.But neo-liberalism is currently in the process of cannibalising itself and are now positioning themselves ready for war.Future world events and social ecomiis archtecture will be influenced by conservetionist,greens,NGOs and such other activists.However,it is the youth and their genius for technonology that will be the final push for the next socio-economic paradgmn shift.
    Marxist/Leninist ideology is so ancient.MrMembe,please move

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  4. Mr Mmembe thinks that HH cannot think on his own. Bwana, we all went to UNZA and we all studied Marxism-Leninism. Some of you accepted that ideology, some of us did not. So, stop assuming that just because one believes in free market capitalism and does not agree with communism, his thinking is being directed by someone else. Tell us how many people seek asylum in China or Russia compared to those who seek it in western countries?

  5. You really have time to write a lot but and say nothing. Mr Membe is really an angry man. He is really trying hard to create confusion were there is none. He should realise that now, there is a lot of information out there and the era of being influenced by his socialists thinking is long gone. He can no longer influence us the way he used to with his post newspaper because unlike then, we are now in an era of knowledge abundance with a lot of sources for knowledge

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  6. Mr Membe is really an angry man. He is really trying hard to create confusion were there is none. He should realise that now, there is a lot of information out there and the era of being influenced by his socialists thinking is long gone. He can no longer influence us the way he used to with his post newspaper because unlike then, we are now in an era of knowledge abundance with a lot of sources for knowledge

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  7. Much highfalutin buzz-words and amorphous statements. Help us with some specifics.

    1 ==> What is the correct view of history?

    2 ==> What is the correct view of the overall picture?

    3 ==> How does the international situation stand currently in relation to Zambia?

    etc, etc, etc

  8. A political failure trying to offer very outdated ideologically principles which have been shown never to work for modern society.

    This old man is a bitter failure

  9. ???can’t really follow what this man wants. Selling this unclear Marxist ideas is really being unfair to himself. By the way, is there anything in his work life and business that Mr. Fred can show to support his socialist orientation by deeds?
    I have always thought he was a pure capitalist, perhaps even more than President HH. Or Is’t just a matter of visibility???

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