There’s no doubt that Edgar Lungu is a tyrant, a sadist, an extremely cruel man.
His language is all the time that of threats. Whenever Edgar opens his mouth, he spews out threats. It seems this is the only language he knows and understands. If he’s not issuing threats, then he is mocking, ridiculing, belittling others.
It seems to Edgar, issuing threats, mocking others is the hallmark of a great, powerful leader. He seems to delight in the suffering, pain and humiliation of others.
And history is full of tales and stories to narrate how evil leaders exploited their authority and power to inflict misery and suffering on others. While some leaders used ruthless ways to capture cities and gain control over states, others simply derived sadistic satisfaction in torturing and abusing people.
Look at how much pleasure Edgar is deriving from the arrest, detention, torture and humiliation of Hakainde Hichilema! Have you ever heard a call for humane treatment of arrested, detained people from Edgar? Look at how he is treating Hakainde! Listen to what he is saying about him even when he is behind bars! Try to count how many times he has had his former friend Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba locked up in police cells! Look at how he has treated his once friend and supporter Obvious Mwaliteta! Obvious has now been in prison for nine months on aggravated robbery charges. For what? Trying secure to free and fair elections devoid of rigging!
Look at how Edgar relishes the closure, destruction, looting of Post assets, abuse of the police and the entire judicial process to harass, humiliate Dr Fred M’membe and his lawyers! How different is Edgar from other psychopathic tyrants we have seen on this continent and other places in the world who used the most dreaded and brutal methods in history to crush their people like a tonne of bricks?
Emperor Caligula enjoyed chewing the testicles of his prisoners. Caligula was the third emperor of the Roman empire and was exorbitantly prominent for his callous and psychopathic actions . His name was enough to send chills down people’s spines due to the arbitrariness in his evil. His tales of insanity included publicly having sex with his sisters during festivities, delighting in watching his people get devoured by wild animals or even chewing or grilling his prisoners.
Ivan of Russia seized control of the government by feeding the ruler’s head to a pack of dogs. Ivan IV was the first Tsar of Russia. His brutal actions and his ruthless ways earned him the title of Ivan the Terrible. His stories of cruelty were legend throughout the empire. He killed his son with his own hands because of a minor argument and beat his pregnant daughter-in-law which later caused her miscarriage.
Vlad Tepes cut off the breasts of women and forced their husbands to eat them. Famously known as Vlad The Impaler or Vlad Dracula because of his cruelty, Vlad Tepes was the Prince of Wallachia. He was famous for inflicting draconian punishments. He pierced or impaled almost 20,000 men in the city of Amlas and burned, hacked, chopped small children and fed them to their mothers.
Elizabeth Bathory drank the blood of girls she had imprisoned. Elizabeth Bathory was nicknamed as Countess Dracula for being one of most prolific serial killers of all time. She thought that the blood of other girls on her skin made her look fresher and better. She was responsible for the death of 650 girls whose blood she drank, but not before physically abusing them and parading them naked on the streets.
Attila the Hun killed thousands of men by ripping them limb from limb. Attila was the leader of the Hunnic empire, highly known for his horrific conduct with the people of his state. He was called punishment of heaven by his people because of his traits of atrociousness and mercilessness.
Saint Ursula, the perpetual virgin, refused to marry Attila and angered him so much that he drank the woman’s blood and had 11,000 of her companions killed.
Genghis Khan killed people by having metal melted into their eyes and ears.
Genghis Khan was the founder and the Great Khan of the Mongol empire. He was feared all over the empire for his bloodthirsty and cruel methods of killing people. During wars, in the absence of water, he made his army drink their horses’ blood. He killed his 13-year-old brother just because he had stolen a fish from him. He razed countless cities to the ground and killed over seven lakh people.
Nero fed Christians to wild animals and burnt them alive. Nero was a Roman Emperor in Julio-Claudian dynasty, famous for his inflicting pain on even his own soldiers. His own family fell victim to his cruelty as he systematically killed his brother, sister, wife, mother and eventually murdered all the members of his family. He took sadistic pleasure in boiling, stabbing, beheading and poisoning his people for no real reason.
Maximilien Robespierre was obsessed with beheading people. Maximilien was an influential leader of the French Revolution and was feared for his violent and vengeful ways of treating people. During his reign of terror, even his closest friends and family members were not shown mercy as he beheaded almost all of them. He believed that killing was the best way of forgiving people.
Sultan Ibrahim I drowned 280 men in the Bosphorus sea without a fair trial. Also known as Ibrahim The Mad, he was a Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. He gained this title on account of his sadistic and monstrous acts which included his obsession with obese women. He sexually indulged with all the fat women in his empire in front of their husbands. Men who attempted to have sexual relations with these women were instantly executed without a trial.
Tomas De Torquemada used the garrucha method to pull a prisoner’s arms and legs from the socket. Tomas De Torquemada was a Spanish Dominican friar and the first Grand Inquisitor. Known for the way he terrorised people to death, Torquemada used unspeakable methods to cause destruction of cities and also to inflict physical punishments on his people. He took great delight in ripping off his prisoner’s genitals and sexual organs.
Emperor Hirohito forced 10 million Chinese people into slavery. Hirohito was the 124th Emperor of Japan. He was an insanely callous man responsible for the mass slaughter of millions of Chinese men under his rule. His cruel methods included illing women by stabbing sticks of bamboo through their private parts, hanging men by their tongues on iron hooks and also by disemboweling, roasting and slicing men.
Joseph Dsir Mobutu, this ruler of Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo, later took on the full name Mobutu Sese Seko Nkuku Wa Za Banga (meaning, The all-powerful warrior who, because of his endurance and inflexible will to win, will go from conquest to conquest, leaving fire in his wake).
Mobutu’s government quickly became known as a kleptocracy, one in which power is exploited to amass personal wealth. By 1984, Mobutu’s personal fortune was estimated at US $4 billion, or the rough equivalent of his country’s foreign debt. Along with filling his coffers, Mobutu filled plenty of coffins. In 1994, he supported the Hutu extremists who triggered the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsis. Mercifully, Mobutu died of cancer in 1997. He is well known for sayings: “After me, a flood of chaos.”
General Augusto Pinochet came to power in Chile by way of a 1973 military coup. After establishing his rule, Pinochet dissolved the constitution and congress, banned all political parties and imposed censorship on the media. He then began a campaign of terror against those sympathetic to the left. About 3,000 alleged opposition members were assassinated or mysteriously disappeared, and an additional 27,000 were imprisoned and tortured. Torture methods included Russian roulette, electrocution and rape. Pinochet was in London for medical treatments in 1998 when he was arrested on behalf of the Spanish government, who wanted him tried for genocide. After years of legal procedures, he was finally charged with murder in December of 2004.
Pinochet believed that “sometimes democracy must be bathed in blood”.
Cambodia’s Saloth Sar, later known as Pol Pot, was pushed into politics by his resentment of the ruling French colonial government. He became involved with the Cambodian Communist Party and then leader of its guerrilla faction, the Khmer Rouge. After a successful 1976 coup, Pol Pot instilled a despotic government which oversaw the imprisonment, exile or murder of 20 per cent of the country’s population. In all, two million people are estimated to have been killed.
Under Pol Pot’s rule, a slew of neighbouring countries were attacked, all foreign languages were banned and the country’s wildlife was traded to the Chinese for weapons. Pol Pot was deposed in 1979, but continued leading the Khmer Rouge from the mountains. In 1997, he ordered the murder of his defense minister, his wife and his nine children. That was something that even his colleagues found reprehensible, and the Khmer Rouge arrested Pol Pot shortly thereafter. He died from natural causes in 1998. He is famous for saying: “Unarmed people make good corpses.” Of course, there was Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Idi Amin, among many others.
Has the world seen the end to such men? The answer is a categorical no. We still have them.
What Edgar is doing is not very different from what these evil men did. Whereas they killed directly, Edgar kills you indirectly by depriving you of your source of livelihood, income; pushing you into immense suffering and depression. We are seeing this with those who have spent the last two and half decades working for The Post walking away with nothing in their fifties while Edgar’s vampires enrich themselves from the fruits of their sweat and sacrifices. There are many ways to kill human beings today. And while this is happening, Edgar is busy boasting that he will make sure Dr M’membe dies like B.Y (Ben Mwila) with nothing. This is how sadistic, inhuman, cruel our modern and Christian leaders can be!
Lungu is a cruel sadist
There’s no doubt that Edgar Lungu is a tyrant, a sadist, an extremely cruel man.