PDA

View Full Version : Liberia citizenship


zico20
01-30-2018, 05:49 PM
The west African country of Liberia is going to start allowing non black people the right to become citizens and own property, thanks to new president George Weah, the soccer superstar. Amazing how no one ever complained or mentions this around the world, but when South Africa restricted the right to vote for blacks and other things, well, that was a big deal.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201801300914.html

chadk66
01-30-2018, 06:01 PM
The west African country of Liberia is going to start allowing non black people the right to become citizens and own property, thanks to new president George Weah, the soccer superstar. Amazing how no one ever complained or mentions this around the world, but when South Africa restricted the right to vote for blacks and other things, well, that was a big deal.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201801300914.htmlblacks can't be racist :pound:

elysiantraveller
01-30-2018, 06:23 PM
Pull out a history book on Liberia and you might get an idea of how their constitution came out that way...

I'll give you a hint: We helped write it.

davew
01-30-2018, 06:32 PM
Pull out a history book on Liberia and you might get an idea of how their constitution came out that way...

I'll give you a hint: We helped write it.

did the CIA put him in power?

Racetrack Playa
01-30-2018, 06:45 PM
Interesting...
https://www.liberianobserver.com/news/wilmot-collins-a-liberian-american-elected-helena-city-mayor/

elysiantraveller
01-30-2018, 06:49 PM
Interesting...
https://www.liberianobserver.com/news/wilmot-collins-a-liberian-american-elected-helena-city-mayor/

Shithole country... don't want his kind around here... ;)

barahona44
01-30-2018, 11:50 PM
The west African country of Liberia is going to start allowing non black people the right to become citizens and own property, thanks to new president George Weah, the soccer superstar. Amazing how no one ever complained or mentions this around the world, but when South Africa restricted the right to vote for blacks and other things, well, that was a big deal.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201801300914.html

There goes the neighborhood! ;)

horses4courses
01-31-2018, 01:16 AM
The west African country of Liberia is going to start allowing non black people the right to become citizens and own property, thanks to new president George Weah, the soccer superstar. Amazing how no one ever complained or mentions this around the world, but when South Africa restricted the right to vote for blacks and other things, well, that was a big deal.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201801300914.html

Let me know if you need a good broker :lol:

boxcar
01-31-2018, 12:57 PM
Pull out a history book on Liberia and you might get an idea of how their constitution came out that way...

I'll give you a hint: We helped write it.

Under which administration?

Racetrack Playa
01-31-2018, 01:46 PM
Under which administration?
Reagan.

boxcar
01-31-2018, 01:58 PM
Reagan.

Really? When was the original drafted and how many revisions since? :coffee:

elysiantraveller
01-31-2018, 02:11 PM
1840s it's where free blacks in the south were deported and part of the "back to Africa" movement. America's role in the history of Liberia is... interesting... is the word I'll use.

Point was a large amount of their issues and outright backwardness can be directed right back at us.

boxcar
01-31-2018, 03:16 PM
1840s it's where free blacks in the south were deported and part of the "back to Africa" movement. America's role in the history of Liberia is... interesting... is the word I'll use.

Point was a large amount of their issues and outright backwardness can be directed right back at us.

I guess that lets Reagan off the hook. Don't think he was around in the 19th century. But wait...maybe someone will blame Lincoln? :coffee:

Racetrack Playa
01-31-2018, 03:22 PM
I have a coin with Reagan on it-
found this
"In the case of Liberia, the establishment of military dictatorship was the preferred method of the Reagan administration, which inevitably laid the foundation for the mess Liberia finds itself in today. The Reagan administration had given more than $500 million of American taxpayers' money to the Doe government for no other reasons than to keep it out of the claws of communism, even when it became apparent that the funds were inappropriately used. By so doing, the Reagan administration was intentionally acquiescent to the abuse of state power in Liberia by the Doe administration. Despite the fact that Mr. Reagan was directly linked to Liberia in his autobiography "Dutch", it was no secret that he had utter distain for Africa and the African peoples, which was evidenced by his failure to visit the continent throughout his eight years in office. Mr. Reagan's administration simply had no concrete agenda of a development nature for Africa. He abetted Apartheid in South Africa by his "constructive engagement" policy."
http://www.theperspective.org/2004/june/presidentreagan.html
https://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.CDUvmikHiKVF9ztdzZM2dgHaDt&pid=15.1&P=0&w=329&h=166

zico20
01-31-2018, 03:41 PM
I have a coin with Reagan on it-
found this
"In the case of Liberia, the establishment of military dictatorship was the preferred method of the Reagan administration, which inevitably laid the foundation for the mess Liberia finds itself in today. The Reagan administration had given more than $500 million of American taxpayers' money to the Doe government for no other reasons than to keep it out of the claws of communism, even when it became apparent that the funds were inappropriately used. By so doing, the Reagan administration was intentionally acquiescent to the abuse of state power in Liberia by the Doe administration. Despite the fact that Mr. Reagan was directly linked to Liberia in his autobiography "Dutch", it was no secret that he had utter distain for Africa and the African peoples, which was evidenced by his failure to visit the continent throughout his eight years in office. Mr. Reagan's administration simply had no concrete agenda of a development nature for Africa. He abetted Apartheid in South Africa by his "constructive engagement" policy."
http://www.theperspective.org/2004/june/presidentreagan.html
https://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.CDUvmikHiKVF9ztdzZM2dgHaDt&pid=15.1&P=0&w=329&h=166

Blame the white man from a far off continent for their problems. I guess what I am taking out of all of this is that only the white man can either help or mess up Africa, since they are uneducated, unskilled, and lack the desired will power to solve their problems on their own. It seems that the dictator screwed everything up over there, no surprise at all. We fought our revolution and built a strong, prosperous country, why can't the Africans do the same.

boxcar
01-31-2018, 04:29 PM
Blame the white man from a far off continent for their problems. I guess what I am taking out of all of this is that only the white man can either help or mess up Africa, since they are uneducated, unskilled, and lack the desired will power to solve their problems on their own. It seems that the dictator screwed everything up over there, no surprise at all. We fought our revolution and built a strong, prosperous country, why can't the Africans do the same.

Plus it appears that Reagan had to choose between two evils: Dictatorship and Communism. Reagan probably chose on the basis of the known evil in the world at that time which was not some tin horn dictatorship. I'd say, he made the right call.

And the reason that Africans can't build free, prosperous nations by themselves is because it's not in their "genes", i.e. their cultural genes. It really is that simple.

elysiantraveller
01-31-2018, 05:02 PM
Lol... cultural genes...

Couldn't possibly have been the white/christian/colonialists... :rolleyes:

:popcorn:

woodtoo
01-31-2018, 06:10 PM
They gotta pull there pants up.

Marshall Bennett
01-31-2018, 06:13 PM
Amazing the number of whites you see these days that are racist against their own race. They all seem liberal also. So therefore the lunacy in its nature is justified. Enough said...
:bang:

Racetrack Playa
01-31-2018, 06:39 PM
:faint:
"You get the best out of others when you get the best out of yourself."
Harvey S Firestone

boxcar
01-31-2018, 06:48 PM
Lol... cultural genes...

Couldn't possibly have been the white/christian/colonialists... :rolleyes:

:popcorn:

Yeah, "cultural genes". When have ever the Libyans had a democratic form of government? If Freedom slapped a Libyan in the face, he still wouldn't recognize what hit him. It's just not in his genes...

Racetrack Playa
01-31-2018, 06:53 PM
Amazing the number of whites you see these days that are racist against their own race. They all seem liberal also. So therefore the lunacy in its nature is justified. Enough said...
:bang:
your right Racism sucks your right

zico20
01-31-2018, 07:42 PM
Not so fast. Looks like some members of their senate are opposed to the idea. When are they going to get into the 21st century.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201801310765.html