Peter Tatchell writes eloquently on the subject raised in this blog last week with regard to those comrades of ours on the left who manage to find all kinds of reasons for the GOZ's repressive measures as well as reasons for not taking a vocal public stance against it:
"There was a global campaign against apartheid. I was part of it for more than 20 years. Why isn't there a similar global campaign against Mugabe's murderous tyranny? Ooops, silly me. The killer is the wrong colour. He's a black murderer, not a white one. Besides, it is racist and neo-imperialist for anyone in the west to criticise the leader of a developing country, even a bloody butcher like Mugabe. Well, that seems to be the perspective of some (not all) of my colleagues on the left."
Read the whole thing from the Guardian's "Comment is Free" column yesterday.