Politics, Foreign Policy, Current Events and Occasional Outbursts Lacking Couth

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Fine Example of Political Dissent

Literally trillions of dollars tacked to a wall. A single five spot tacked to a wall and stamped with whatever message here in the US wouldn't make it more than a minute, I'd guess.

Note the observers aren't scrambling over each other to tear the notes off the wall. Too much effort for too little return. Trillions, mind you.

Perhaps the finest illustration of the virtually worthless Zimbabwean currency, the corruption of Robert Mugabe and one of the best examples of popular/political dissent I've ever seen.

Via Chris Albon on twitter and the "Zimbabwean" newspaper on flickr.


SnoopyTheGoon said...

The old coot doesn't seem to be in any hurry to retire meanwhile.

The Red Son said...

Great picture and good commentary. Another that I have seen, I forget where was a picture of a loaf of bread with a huge stack of money(the cost of the loaf) next to it.

Jay@Soob said...

Snoop, I'm beginning to suspect he's effing well immortal to boot!

RS, yes there've been some good photo's depicting the absurdity of Zimbabwe's hyperinflation.