The Cannibal Warlords of Liberia (Another Smashing Success Of U.S. Interventionism)
Chris | InformationLiberation
"The Cannibal Warlords of Liberia" is a pretty insane film by VICE. It's a journey through war-torn Liberia, showing the extreme poverty the people suffer under in this one time proxy colonialist U.S. state.
All I could think watching this documentary is look at how the U.S. government "helped" these people. Of course, the same goes for the U.N. who are portrayed somewhat as good guys in this film, as the U.N. is pretty much just another U.S. proxy. It's amazing to witness the destructive effects of the U.N./U.S.'s welfare, everyone in this film is begging for handouts, they have the capacity for seemingly zero capital accumulation and they all think the government or the U.N. "needs to help them." Drugs are illegal in Liberia, yet they're everywhere and children are smoking heroin in plain sight. If you take one boy in this film's account for it, he paid for his heroin by robbing a pregnant woman, whom he also raped. The place is a socialist hell hole, yet it's not a "failed state," it's the state in all it's glory, they modeled their government off the U.S. and our constitution, a lot of good that did them!
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