by Hannes Wessels
Recent revelations exposing Oxfam as a well organised haven for sexual predators should not come as a surprise to anyone who has paid any attention to these disgustingly overpaid charlatans who have turned charity into a sick joke. Recent reports indicate that when not milking the public purse and preying on the misplaced guilt of ill-informed Europeans to extract money from them, staffers at the highest level have been having a marvellous time foisting themselves upon the poor people they have been deployed to nurture and uplift.
Oxfam’s country director in Haiti has resigned after admitting using prostitutes at the charity’s rented villa in Port Au Prince known as the ‘Eagles Nest’ while other sexual shenanigans were regular events at a building known as the ‘pink apartments’ where Oxfam managers were accommodated. Some of the girls submitting to these brutes were as young as 14. There seems to be little doubt that this criminal activity was known to the Oxfam hierarchy which simply looked the other way. Incidentally, it’s worth noting, that other legendary liberal democrat and sex pest, Bill Clinton, was closely involved with the so-called aid initiatives in the country. Whether or not he was also getting a piece of the action remains unknown but if his record is anything to go by he has not been slow in snatching sexual opportunities when they come his way. New reports are surfacing about sexual malfeasance in the Sudan and in the UK where young employees working in retail outlets were subjected to sexual abuse.
The Oxfam disclosures came as no surprise to me. Over 30 years ago, at the height of the massacres that were taking place in western Zimbabwe under the direct orders of Robert Mugabe this same group of holier than thou liberal, virtue-signallers who held us white Zimbabweans in complete and utter contempt, were approached with an urgent request to tell the world what was happening right under their noses in a bid to shame the authorities into ending their murderous campaign. Led by a gentleman by the name of Mike Behr they flatly refused, insisting rather lamely that blowing the whistle on the killers would prejudice their operations in the country.
The bigger problem for Mr Behr was if he had found the gumption to do the honourable thing, he knew this would jeopardise, not only Oxfam’s tenure but his job and he was on a fat salary living the good life so the Ndebele, in their thousands, would just have to hurry up and die. Mr Behr’s insistence on remaining mute led one critic to warn him that if he stayed too silent too long there would be nobody left for them to offer assistance to.
Of course, that other large paedophile ring known as the BBC also lost its voice when it came to reporting negatively about Mugabe’s murderous machinations; after all this was a man who they had worked so hard to empower through the dissemination of lies and half-truths while vilifying the people that opposed him on the specious grounds that anyone with a white skin in southern Africa was a racist oppressor.
It is this misconception so widely held by so many for so long that is so infuriating. In Rhodesia, the country that I grew up in, I don’t remember too many of the internationally loathed, ‘oppressive white settler’ community being involved in underage sex with underprivileged children. When that sort of behaviour did take place, justice was invariably, swiftly done.
Some years ago, I was visited by a professor of African History from Harvard University doing research into the Rhodesian war with a special interest in the Selous Scouts. I was very happy to help her but became slightly guarded when I realised what the thrust of her interest was; which was to publicise real or imagined atrocities committed by the Rhodesian security forces. When I told her that with the best will in the world I was going to be of little help to her in this endeavour, not because I wished to hide information but simply because atrocities of the type she believed took place, never happened. This was met with disbelief and so I asked her to explain why the Mugabe regime, despite vigorous efforts over many years had produced little or no evidence of the nature of events she was in search of.
She then got me thinking when she insisted that there must surely have been widespread sexual abuse because a far-flung war of the nature that was fought in Rhodesia made it easy for troops in small groups in the field to behave badly. She pressed her point by reminding me that in Vietnam, American troops routinely raped and abused civilian woman in the field of operations. I had never applied my mind to this question but quickly regained my confidence when I was able to tell her with absolute honesty that in my time as a serving soldier, I never saw or heard of this happening which was met with amazement. On the contrary, I was however, able to tell her I do remember a man I served with stealing a small transistor radio from a village that had been at the centre of an attack that I was involved in. The villagers had been feeding and supporting the enemy, exposing themselves to retribution of the type visited upon them but when a report was made to the authorities about the theft, the soldier involved was immediately charged and punished.
Her probing into the Selous Scouts continued and I noted her eagerness to extract from me some sort of acknowledgement that this regiment surely had civilian blood on its hands. It just so happened that I had in my office a file that was at the bedside of Colonel Ron Reid Daly when he died. Inside were letters from over a hundred African schoolchildren who had written to him at the height of the war to thank him for the school and the church he and his fellow Selous Scouts had built for them during the time he was the commander of this elite unit. All the materials used in the construction of these facilities had been provided by the soldiers themselves from their own resources. Unlike Oxfam which is generously funded by the UK tax-payer and donors around the world.
I pointed out to her that reading these letters had given this remarkable man immense joy in his closing days. I explained to my interlocutor that this was a true reflection on the nature of the man who commanded the Selous Scouts and the men who served under him.
Juxtaposed to this we now know that many of the missionaries and their associates who operated in the country during that tragic time, who were so vehemently opposed to the government of the day and the security forces, were, like the Oxfam employees, involved in sexually abusive behaviour that was known about within the various religious organisations and almost always this information was suppressed.
Bishop Donal Lamont, icon of the liberal left who was deported from Rhodesia in 1977 due to his support for the country’s enemies returned the new nation of Zimbabwe in 1980 in triumph but his stay was lamentably short. Following a vicious assault by two black priests he was hospitalised in South Africa before returning to his native Ireland where he would watch from afar as the country drifted into authoritarian ruin. The motivation for the assault on him was never clarified but the word from the parish was that there were conflicting issues of a sexual nature.
The moral of the story seems to suggest that for those wishing to live their lives engaging routinely in acts of sexual depredation be sure to be a liberal and for added cover become a missionary or join an aid organisation and just to be sure, become a Trump-hater. Being a conservative or libertarian will absolutely not do.