eddie izzard, that inimitable executive transvestite, does this super 'cake or death' routine in dress to kill.
gosh i love him. anyway. i was thinking about this today when i heard that zimbabwe is selling itself to the highest bidding economic coloniser, china. (do read that china link. speigel rocks hard.)
it seems that the red dragon is extending a $950-million credit line to this broken country. talk about selling your soul.
after fighting so hard for freedom from the white plague and then struggling to death under the dictatorship of a mad man that whittled this once great nation down to nothing, zimbabwe is now setting the stage for another battle for freedom – albeit only in twenty years when the people are fed and healthy and their children educated again and would like the rights to their land/infrastructure/resources back.
it seems like this is some twisted game of risk for the red dragon (though, if you already have asia, what do you do). except that instead of securing australasia as a base, it seems that africa is now the landmass of choice.
luckily for china this continent is so fucked up and the majority of the people so poor that when presented with the offer of cake or death, the choice is easily made.