Monday, 31 March 2014

Uganda Celebrates Ignorance and Hate

(Image from this article)

Seems neither America nor the EU could talk any rational sense with the Mugabe-in-the-making maniacal President of Uganda.

Instead, Museveni has been rolling in his own ignorance like a pig in filth, leading a celebration of his country's descent into the dark ages.

At a stadium in Kampala, 30,000 Ugandans gathered to give thanks to the president, Yoweri Museveni, for passing the anti-homosexuality act. Monday's event combined the fanfare of a mass political meeting with the party atmosphere of a cultural festival.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has led a rally celebrating his country's new anti-gay laws, saying homosexuality creates grave health problems and that gays have always been regarded as abnormal by Africans. 
Museveni made the comments on Monday at a "thanksgiving service'' organised in the capital Kampala by a coalition of Ugandan religious leaders and government officials who said the president deserves credit for defying Western pressures over the legislation.

Anti-gay hostility in Uganda ratcheted up a few more levels on Monday, when the country’s president, Yoweri Museveni, spoke to a crowd of thousands—including many children—who had rallied in support of the administration’s horrific “aggravated homosexuality” law, which was approved in February. According to reports from Reuters, the throng “applauded when Museveni declared homosexuality ‘unhealthy’ ” and included kids sporting signs “with the word ‘Sodomy’ crossed out.”

As The Guardian article points out, gay people are being used as a scapegoat for all the evils besetting Uganda at the moment, and that's a lot of evils, mostly in the form of corrupt government officials. 

When ignorance and indignation combine, very bad things happen.

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