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2013-01-30 01:10:19 AM  

viscountalpha: super_grass: Colonialism and centuries of oppression by the west has rendered a nation unable to fend for itself or manage its finances and now we're looking down on them?

It takes a special kind of ignorance and assholery to do that.

"Zimbabwe's economy went into free-fall at the turn of the millennium, after President Robert Mugabe began seizing white-owned farms."

What part of THEY DID IT TO THEMSELVES DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?

The ignorance is on you. Learn to read.


Dude, his community college sociology professor totally said it was like, all the west's fault, maaan. Like, centuries of oppression, dude! Have you heard of this thing called apartheid? It's like, a totally oppressive thing the west did to Africa. Look it up man, for real.
 
2013-01-30 01:10:41 AM  

Brainsick: They should get a Kickstarter page


davidphogan: They might want to call Capital One or something.


OK, guys. This is good. Let's help them brain their way out of this.

For one thing, they should all try doing the Africa face.

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2013-01-30 01:12:01 AM  
You can't even open a savings account with $167, can you? Sure, maybe if it's a credit union in a college town, but seriously!
 
2013-01-30 01:12:47 AM  
What the fark.
 
2013-01-30 01:12:56 AM  

super_grass: coeyagi: super_grass: Colonialism and centuries of oppression by the west has rendered a nation unable to fend for itself or manage its finances and now we're looking down on them?

It takes a special kind of ignorance and assholery to do that.

And yet other countries, while still poor, aren't in such dire straits. But yes, it was TOTALLY all the West's fault.

Also, you can't even call it "centuries". The colonial era of Zimbabwe was 1888-1965. That's not even 1 century, bro.

You should go have a seat... somewhere else.

Yup, because you can't do any damage in less than a century and the destruction of indigenous institutions will take less than half that time.

Smart. Very smart.


officiallyscrewed.com
 
2013-01-30 01:13:08 AM  

super_grass: coeyagi: super_grass: Colonialism and centuries of oppression by the west has rendered a nation unable to fend for itself or manage its finances and now we're looking down on them?

It takes a special kind of ignorance and assholery to do that.

And yet other countries, while still poor, aren't in such dire straits. But yes, it was TOTALLY all the West's fault.

Also, you can't even call it "centuries". The colonial era of Zimbabwe was 1888-1965. That's not even 1 century, bro.

You should go have a seat... somewhere else.

Yup, because you can't do any damage in less than a century and the destruction of indigenous institutions will take less than half that time.

Smart. Very smart.


A) I didn't say they didn't do any damage. So, you're wrong there.
B) You claimed it was centuries. I proved you wrong there too.
C) The article even states that their economic freefall was mainly due to Mugabe. So, strike 3.

Keep going bro, someone is bound to defend you.

//Hint: To have that happen, you should create an ALT and then defend yourself with your cool new alter ego.
 
2013-01-30 01:14:31 AM  

coeyagi: super_grass: Colonialism and centuries of oppression by the west has rendered a nation unable to fend for itself or manage its finances and now we're looking down on them?

It takes a special kind of ignorance and assholery to do that.

And yet other countries, while still poor, aren't in such dire straits. But yes, it was TOTALLY all the West's fault.

Also, you can't even call it "centuries". The colonial era of Zimbabwe was 1888-1965. That's not even 1 century, bro.

You should go have a seat... somewhere else.



What was Zimbabwe like BEFORE 1888? Did they even HAVE finances then?
 
2013-01-30 01:14:39 AM  

freewill: Brainsick: They should get a Kickstarter page

davidphogan: They might want to call Capital One or something.

OK, guys. This is good. Let's help them brain their way out of this.

For one thing, they should all try doing the Africa face.

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I smell FarkUs project. If we could raise $15K to almost get Biden a TransAm, we could raise $600 and triple their treasury.
 
2013-01-30 01:14:40 AM  

jtown: At least they're in the black. That's a few trillion more than the US has when you figure in our debt.

I know Zimbabwe has outstanding debts, too. Just making a point that the US is far deeper in the hole.


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2013-01-30 01:14:51 AM  

TommyymmoT: "Zimbabwe's economy went into free-fall at the turn of the millennium, after President Robert Mugabe began seizing white-owned farms. The move demolished investor confidence in the country, paralysed production, prompted international sanctions and scared off tourists."

So, how's that racism workin out for ya?


Should have made them slaves. Cheap workforce would have helped investor confidence.
 
2013-01-30 01:15:42 AM  

coeyagi: you should create an ALT and then defend yourself with your cool new alter ego.


Yeah, but don't forget to log out between alts...
 
2013-01-30 01:17:33 AM  

viscountalpha: super_grass: Colonialism and centuries of oppression by the west has rendered a nation unable to fend for itself or manage its finances and now we're looking down on them?

It takes a special kind of ignorance and assholery to do that.

"Zimbabwe's economy went into free-fall at the turn of the millennium, after President Robert Mugabe began seizing white-owned farms."

What part of THEY DID IT TO THEMSELVES DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?

The ignorance is on you. Learn to read.


Because seizing stolen land property from your former oppressors and giving it back to your people is wrong.
Not having capital after they flee the country with a good chunk wealth and knowledge is wrong.
Not having skilled management because you were systematically barred from government and education is wrong.
Having a hard time with autonomy self-rule after it was taken away from you for more than a generation is wrong.

Clearly, Zimbabwe should have stayed with the status quo. You might be a second-class citizen in your own land, but at least the upper crust gets to run everything, right?
 
2013-01-30 01:20:07 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: super_grass: coeyagi: super_grass: Colonialism and centuries of oppression by the west has rendered a nation unable to fend for itself or manage its finances and now we're looking down on them?

It takes a special kind of ignorance and assholery to do that.

And yet other countries, while still poor, aren't in such dire straits. But yes, it was TOTALLY all the West's fault.

Also, you can't even call it "centuries". The colonial era of Zimbabwe was 1888-1965. That's not even 1 century, bro.

You should go have a seat... somewhere else.

Yup, because you can't do any damage in less than a century and the destruction of indigenous institutions will take less than half that time.

Smart. Very smart.

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Is that a magic word you use to win the argument when other people would rather focus on the bigger picture instead of splitting hairs?
 
2013-01-30 01:20:17 AM  
I don't see what's so funny. That would mean Zimbabwe has about 17 trillion more dollars than the US.
 
2013-01-30 01:21:04 AM  
When that country was still Rhodesia, I almost signed up as recruit for a mercenary outfit going over there. If the good guys had won, I was supposed to had gotten enough land to start my own farm there as a bonus.

Good thing I didn't though.
 
2013-01-30 01:22:04 AM  

ii_hctub: I don't see what's so funny. That would mean Zimbabwe has about 17 trillion more dollars than the US.


That's some good economic-ing, Lou.

//Alright, no more hanging out with amateur hour, going back to a tab where the derp is at least informed derp.
 
2013-01-30 01:22:54 AM  
This wouldn't have happened if they hadn't blown it on all those money spinning goblins.
 
2013-01-30 01:23:28 AM  

coeyagi: Abacus9: mexican bathtub cheese: coeyagi: mexican bathtub cheese: And we just reelected the idiot who is trying to inflict the same economic policies on the United States.

Have a good look, it's where we're headed.

He is trying to get rid of white farmers? Got a link?

Yes, the guns and bibles crowd. Or maybe you forgot about that one.

There's a problem with crowds shooting bibles?

This kind of "quality" is why I rarely venture on to the Main tab.

//previous poster, not you.


I dunno, it's all fun to me. Just don't take the trolls too seriously.
 
2013-01-30 01:24:47 AM  

super_grass: viscountalpha: super_grass: Colonialism and centuries of oppression by the west has rendered a nation unable to fend for itself or manage its finances and now we're looking down on them?

It takes a special kind of ignorance and assholery to do that.

"Zimbabwe's economy went into free-fall at the turn of the millennium, after President Robert Mugabe began seizing white-owned farms."

What part of THEY DID IT TO THEMSELVES DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?

The ignorance is on you. Learn to read.

Because seizing stolen land property from your former oppressors and giving it back to your people is wrong.
Not having capital after they flee the country with a good chunk wealth and knowledge is wrong.
Not having skilled management because you were systematically barred from government and education is wrong.
Having a hard time with autonomy self-rule after it was taken away from you for more than a generation is wrong.

Clearly, Zimbabwe should have stayed with the status quo. You might be a second-class citizen in your own land, but at least the upper crust gets to run everything, right?


I have no idea why all the whites left, you know with the whole "kill the boer" thing people were chanting. But yes, it was super bad of them to take all of their money from a country that wanted to chop their limbs off.
 
2013-01-30 01:25:23 AM  

TommyymmoT: "Zimbabwe's economy went into free-fall at the turn of the millennium, after President Robert Mugabe began seizing white-owned farms. The move demolished investor confidence in the country, paralysed production, prompted international sanctions and scared off tourists."

So, how's that racism workin out for ya?


It's not racism if black people do it.
 
2013-01-30 01:26:12 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: viscountalpha: super_grass: Colonialism and centuries of oppression by the west has rendered a nation unable to fend for itself or manage its finances and now we're looking down on them?

It takes a special kind of ignorance and assholery to do that.

"Zimbabwe's economy went into free-fall at the turn of the millennium, after President Robert Mugabe began seizing white-owned farms."

What part of THEY DID IT TO THEMSELVES DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?

The ignorance is on you. Learn to read.

Dude, his community college sociology professor totally said it was like, all the west's fault, maaan. Like, centuries of oppression, dude! Have you heard of this thing called apartheid? It's like, a totally oppressive thing the west did to Africa. Look it up man, for real.


Funny how people can ignore problems associated with imperialism because "that was like, so yesterday!" But when it comes to problems in the U.S., they still act like "King George ain't takin' away MY gunz! 2nd shall not be infringederp
 
2013-01-30 01:27:02 AM  

super_grass:
Because seizing stolen land property from your former oppressors and giving it back to your people is wrong.
Not having capital after they flee the country with a good chunk wealth and knowledge is wrong.
Not having skilled management because you were systematically barred from government and education is wrong.
Having a hard time with autonomy self-rule after it was taken away from you for more than a generation is wrong.

Clearly, Zimbabwe should have stayed with the status quo. You might be a second-class citizen in your own land, but at least the upper crust gets to run everything, right?


Because fighting oppression with oppression always works out in the end? Let's give out formerly productive and fertile farmland as a reward to someone who hasn't did anything with their life other than killings others. Breadbasket to food aid queen in a matter of years, guaranteed!
 
2013-01-30 01:27:10 AM  

coeyagi: super_grass: coeyagi: super_grass: Colonialism and centuries of oppression by the west has rendered a nation unable to fend for itself or manage its finances and now we're looking down on them?

It takes a special kind of ignorance and assholery to do that.

And yet other countries, while still poor, aren't in such dire straits. But yes, it was TOTALLY all the West's fault.

Also, you can't even call it "centuries". The colonial era of Zimbabwe was 1888-1965. That's not even 1 century, bro.

You should go have a seat... somewhere else.

Yup, because you can't do any damage in less than a century and the destruction of indigenous institutions will take less than half that time.

Smart. Very smart.

A) I didn't say they didn't do any damage. So, you're wrong there.
B) You claimed it was centuries. I proved you wrong there too.
C) The article even states that their economic freefall was mainly due to Mugabe. So, strike 3.

Keep going bro, someone is bound to defend you.

//Hint: To have that happen, you should create an ALT and then defend yourself with your cool new alter ego.



A) You focused on how Zimbabwe didn't technically suffer from colonialism for a full magical century, but you're not trying to downplay its effect?
B) You assumed that my point was how long the country was a colony, that couldn't be farther from the truth. And you can't be subjugated unless you're an official colony? Good to know.
C) I never mentioned Mugabe, but good straw man. I said that Zimbabwe's dire situation was largely caused by colonialism and racial suppression.

And projecting your fark browsing habits on others isn't going to help you a single bit. A little extra work on reading comprehension might though.
 
2013-01-30 01:27:19 AM  

mexican bathtub cheese: coeyagi: mexican bathtub cheese: coeyagi: mexican bathtub cheese: And we just reelected the idiot who is trying to inflict the same economic policies on the United States.

Have a good look, it's where we're headed.

He is trying to get rid of white farmers? Got a link?

Yes, the guns and bibles crowd. Or maybe you forgot about that one.

What economic horrors has he levied against them?

Not too fast, I need to get some popcorn first...

Oh and don't forget "you didn't build that". It's a real crowd pleaser with people who actually work for a living, something Obama has never done.


Aw, whose little alt are you? I haven't seen you in.....forever.
 
2013-01-30 01:29:05 AM  

GBB: moothemagiccow: Zimbabwe had tourists?

I bet you could get a lobster dinner there for like a dollar.


Why get a lobster when you could get a lionburger or lionsteak for a few dollars more.
 
2013-01-30 01:30:08 AM  

RabidJade: super_grass:
Because seizing stolen land property from your former oppressors and giving it back to your people is wrong.
Not having capital after they flee the country with a good chunk wealth and knowledge is wrong.
Not having skilled management because you were systematically barred from government and education is wrong.
Having a hard time with autonomy self-rule after it was taken away from you for more than a generation is wrong.

Clearly, Zimbabwe should have stayed with the status quo. You might be a second-class citizen in your own land, but at least the upper crust gets to run everything, right?

Because fighting oppression with oppression always works out in the end? Let's give out formerly productive and fertile farmland as a reward to someone who hasn't did anything with their life other than killings others. Breadbasket to food aid queen in a matter of years, guaranteed!


You must be in favor of Monarchies and CEO bonuses.

Guess what? Zimbabwe followed through with killing/eating the rich and now they have no more masters. I guess that's less important than a well-pampered lapdog of you masters though...
 
2013-01-30 01:31:40 AM  

TommyymmoT: Pssst the stock market is at an all time high, and investor confidence is growing.


Yup. My firearms stocks are going up up up on news that a shiatload of people are buying weapons before the thugs start a civil war by trying to take them.
 
2013-01-30 01:32:03 AM  

davidphogan: Wow, I spend that much on beer in a month. They might want to call Capital One or something.


Something tells me their credit rating isn't so hot...
 
2013-01-30 01:32:51 AM  

super_grass: RabidJade: super_grass:
Because seizing stolen land property from your former oppressors and giving it back to your people is wrong.
Not having capital after they flee the country with a good chunk wealth and knowledge is wrong.
Not having skilled management because you were systematically barred from government and education is wrong.
Having a hard time with autonomy self-rule after it was taken away from you for more than a generation is wrong.

Clearly, Zimbabwe should have stayed with the status quo. You might be a second-class citizen in your own land, but at least the upper crust gets to run everything, right?

Because fighting oppression with oppression always works out in the end? Let's give out formerly productive and fertile farmland as a reward to someone who hasn't did anything with their life other than killings others. Breadbasket to food aid queen in a matter of years, guaranteed!

You must be in favor of Monarchies and CEO bonuses.

Guess what? Zimbabwe followed through with killing/eating the rich and now they have no more masters. I guess that's less important than a well-pampered lapdog of you masters though...


This is some magical reasoning. It's justified to get rid of the masters at the threat of death, but man, what assholes they are for taking their wealth with them!

Please proceed, governor. Still waiting for someone to back you.
 
2013-01-30 01:35:46 AM  

coeyagi: mexican bathtub cheese: And we just reelected the idiot who is trying to inflict the same economic policies on the United States.

Have a good look, it's where we're headed.

He is trying to get rid of white farmers? Got a link?



This was fait acompli a dozen years ago. They tried warning Mugabe... the white farmers were there for generations and predicted the oh so predictable debacle as the natives were in no way trained to just take over the farms. If anything, it was worse than predicted.
 
2013-01-30 01:37:46 AM  

Kevin72: coeyagi: mexican bathtub cheese: And we just reelected the idiot who is trying to inflict the same economic policies on the United States.

Have a good look, it's where we're headed.

He is trying to get rid of white farmers? Got a link?


This was fait acompli a dozen years ago. They tried warning Mugabe... the white farmers were there for generations and predicted the oh so predictable debacle as the natives were in no way trained to just take over the farms. If anything, it was worse than predicted.


No, erroneous. Ph.D candidate super_grass tells me it's the West's fault! Because their economy actually wasn't too bad before Mugabe kicked out the farmers, but hey, that was probably Arthur Anderson cooking the books, amirite?
 
2013-01-30 01:37:49 AM  

super_grass: Because seizing stolen land property from your former oppressors and giving it back to your people is wrong.
Not having capital after they flee the country with a good chunk wealth and knowledge is wrong.
Not having skilled management because you were systematically barred from government and education is wrong.
Having a hard time with autonomy self-rule after it was taken away from you for more than a generation is wrong.


As I understand it, the people whose land he "seized" were citizens of Zimbabwe. The British stopped helping the government buy it back from voluntary sellers after they realized Mugabe was using the land to enrich his cronies, not the people, and a referendum to pass legislation to seize the land through a legal process was rejected. That was when Mugabe used his thugs to start storming white-owned farms, not for transfer to the people but to his elite supporters.

Later, he took to bulldozing the homes of tens of thousands of the urban poor as part of a claimed effort to drive them into the countryside in order to force them to learn subsistence farming to resolve the famine caused by turning the farms into his party goons' personal palaces. In reality, the urban poor hate his guts and he just wanted to hurt them for opposing him.

Don't even farking try, dude. This is not "having a hard time with autonomy". Mugabe is an evil motherfarker who has disregarded his own people and intentionally inflicted far greater horrors on his country than the colonial British ever did, however wrong they were.
 
2013-01-30 01:38:03 AM  

coeyagi: super_grass: RabidJade: super_grass:
Because seizing stolen land property from your former oppressors and giving it back to your people is wrong.
Not having capital after they flee the country with a good chunk wealth and knowledge is wrong.
Not having skilled management because you were systematically barred from government and education is wrong.
Having a hard time with autonomy self-rule after it was taken away from you for more than a generation is wrong.

Clearly, Zimbabwe should have stayed with the status quo. You might be a second-class citizen in your own land, but at least the upper crust gets to run everything, right?

Because fighting oppression with oppression always works out in the end? Let's give out formerly productive and fertile farmland as a reward to someone who hasn't did anything with their life other than killings others. Breadbasket to food aid queen in a matter of years, guaranteed!

You must be in favor of Monarchies and CEO bonuses.

Guess what? Zimbabwe followed through with killing/eating the rich and now they have no more masters. I guess that's less important than a well-pampered lapdog of you masters though...

This is some magical reasoning. It's justified to get rid of the masters at the threat of death, but man, what assholes they are for taking their wealth with them!

Please proceed, governor. Still waiting for someone to back you.


Yup, a wealthy ruling class should not be toppled, and if they do get knocked down a few pegs, they should have full rights to empty the country and flee overseas. After all, it't only fair, right?

Does that servile mind of yours ever think that maybe, just MAYBE, that there could be a group of parasites whose ill-gotten wealth was created through exclusion, nepotism, whose only reason for existence is because they created a chokehold on a fe specializations?
 
2013-01-30 01:38:18 AM  

super_grass: viscountalpha: super_grass: Colonialism and centuries of oppression by the west has rendered a nation unable to fend for itself or manage its finances and now we're looking down on them?

It takes a special kind of ignorance and assholery to do that.

"Zimbabwe's economy went into free-fall at the turn of the millennium, after President Robert Mugabe began seizing white-owned farms."

What part of THEY DID IT TO THEMSELVES DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?

The ignorance is on you. Learn to read.

Because seizing stolen land property from your former oppressors and giving it back to your people is wrong.
Not having capital after they flee the country with a good chunk wealth and knowledge is wrong.
Not having skilled management because you were systematically barred from government and education is wrong.
Having a hard time with autonomy self-rule after it was taken away from you for more than a generation is wrong.

Clearly, Zimbabwe should have stayed with the status quo. You might be a second-class citizen in your own land, but at least the upper crust gets to run everything, right?


I don't defend any of the incorrect policies that the white people might of had in zimbabwe but murdering and stealing is completely justifiable right?

And now it's destabilized the entire country.

You really are a complete ignorant fark and I'm done with you.
 
2013-01-30 01:39:09 AM  

Kevin72: coeyagi: mexican bathtub cheese: And we just reelected the idiot who is trying to inflict the same economic policies on the United States.

Have a good look, it's where we're headed.

He is trying to get rid of white farmers? Got a link?


This was fait acompli a dozen years ago. They tried warning Mugabe... the white farmers were there for generations and predicted the oh so predictable debacle as the natives were in no way trained to just take over the farms. If anything, it was worse than predicted.


Ooooops I read that wrong. I had the troll on ignore and didn't read the part that the azzhole troll was implying that Obama was going to do that.
 
2013-01-30 01:39:25 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: TommyymmoT: Pssst the stock market is at an all time high, and investor confidence is growing.

Yup. My firearms stocks are going up up up on news that a shiatload of people are buying weapons before the thugs start a civil war by trying to take them.


No joke. Back in 2008, right after the election, kidding, I started to tell people to buy stock in Ruger, and Smith & Wesson, because of the whole Obama's going to take our guns away thing being foisted by the NRA.
My brother bought 1000 shares of Sturm-Ruger, at ~$4. He sold them last week, at $56.
That's better profit than dope dealers make.
 
2013-01-30 01:40:54 AM  

super_grass: coeyagi: super_grass: RabidJade: super_grass:
Because seizing stolen land property from your former oppressors and giving it back to your people is wrong.
Not having capital after they flee the country with a good chunk wealth and knowledge is wrong.
Not having skilled management because you were systematically barred from government and education is wrong.
Having a hard time with autonomy self-rule after it was taken away from you for more than a generation is wrong.

Clearly, Zimbabwe should have stayed with the status quo. You might be a second-class citizen in your own land, but at least the upper crust gets to run everything, right?

Because fighting oppression with oppression always works out in the end? Let's give out formerly productive and fertile farmland as a reward to someone who hasn't did anything with their life other than killings others. Breadbasket to food aid queen in a matter of years, guaranteed!

You must be in favor of Monarchies and CEO bonuses.

Guess what? Zimbabwe followed through with killing/eating the rich and now they have no more masters. I guess that's less important than a well-pampered lapdog of you masters though...

This is some magical reasoning. It's justified to get rid of the masters at the threat of death, but man, what assholes they are for taking their wealth with them!

Please proceed, governor. Still waiting for someone to back you.

Yup, a wealthy ruling class should not be toppled, and if they do get knocked down a few pegs, they should have full rights to empty the country and flee overseas. After all, it't only fair, right?

Does that servile mind of yours ever think that maybe, just MAYBE, that there could be a group of parasites whose ill-gotten wealth was created through exclusion, nepotism, whose only reason for existence is because they created a chokehold on a fe specializations?


Yeah, um, that's what Mugabe did. Gave the money to his cronies. The white farmers were citizens of Zimbabwe. They had lived there for generations. The British government was out. People told Mugabe this would happen, if he seized the land. He did it anyway. Where is your condemnation for him?

Do you even have one bit of understanding of history?
 
2013-01-30 01:40:56 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Not after I pay my rent


Same here. :(
 
2013-01-30 01:41:42 AM  

Kevin72: Kevin72: coeyagi: mexican bathtub cheese: And we just reelected the idiot who is trying to inflict the same economic policies on the United States.

Have a good look, it's where we're headed.

He is trying to get rid of white farmers? Got a link?


This was fait acompli a dozen years ago. They tried warning Mugabe... the white farmers were there for generations and predicted the oh so predictable debacle as the natives were in no way trained to just take over the farms. If anything, it was worse than predicted.

Ooooops I read that wrong. I had the troll on ignore and didn't read the part that the azzhole troll was implying that Obama was going to do that.


No worries, I kinda figured that's what you did.
 
2013-01-30 01:44:25 AM  
So, what you're saying is that I could buy Zimbabwe and use it as a life-sized civilization game? Quick! Someone buy Mozambique and Botswana and we can play together.
 
2013-01-30 01:44:28 AM  

super_grass: Yup, a wealthy ruling class should not be toppled, and if they do get knocked down a few pegs, they should have full rights to empty the country and flee overseas. After all, it't only fair, right?

Does that servile mind of yours ever think that maybe, just MAYBE, that there could be a group of parasites whose ill-gotten wealth was created through exclusion, nepotism, whose only reason for existence is because they created a chokehold on a fe specializations?


Mugabe's land reforms were not some populist, workers of the world unite, union strong gesture. He relocated and/or tortured and murdered the competent black farm workers right alongside the white owners. Most Zimbabweans opposed the policies.

He took the wealth *away* from the people of his country, gave it to his own elite ruling class of relatives and henchmen, and let it go to ruin. What part of this do you not get?
 
2013-01-30 01:46:38 AM  

freewill: super_grass: Yup, a wealthy ruling class should not be toppled, and if they do get knocked down a few pegs, they should have full rights to empty the country and flee overseas. After all, it't only fair, right?

Does that servile mind of yours ever think that maybe, just MAYBE, that there could be a group of parasites whose ill-gotten wealth was created through exclusion, nepotism, whose only reason for existence is because they created a chokehold on a fe specializations?

Mugabe's land reforms were not some populist, workers of the world unite, union strong gesture. He relocated and/or tortured and murdered the competent black farm workers right alongside the white owners. Most Zimbabweans opposed the policies.

He took the wealth *away* from the people of his country, gave it to his own elite ruling class of relatives and henchmen, and let it go to ruin. What part of this do you not get?


The part that doesn't jive with his impenetrable narrative. Otherwise known as "all of it".
 
2013-01-30 01:47:36 AM  

viscountalpha:
I don't defend any of the incorrect policies that the white people might of had in zimbabwe but murdering and stealing is completely justifiable right?

And now it's destabilized the entire country.

You really are a complete ignorant fark and I'm done with you.


coeyagi:
Yeah, um, that's what Mugabe did. Gave the money to his cronies. The white farmers were citizens of Zimbabwe.

They had lived there for generations. The British government was out. People told Mugabe this would happen, if he seized the land. He did it anyway. Where is your condemnation for him?


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2013-01-30 01:50:09 AM  

super_grass: coeyagi: super_grass: RabidJade: super_grass:
Because seizing stolen land property from your former oppressors and giving it back to your people is wrong.
Not having capital after they flee the country with a good chunk wealth and knowledge is wrong.
Not having skilled management because you were systematically barred from government and education is wrong.
Having a hard time with autonomy self-rule after it was taken away from you for more than a generation is wrong.

Clearly, Zimbabwe should have stayed with the status quo. You might be a second-class citizen in your own land, but at least the upper crust gets to run everything, right?

Because fighting oppression with oppression always works out in the end? Let's give out formerly productive and fertile farmland as a reward to someone who hasn't did anything with their life other than killings others. Breadbasket to food aid queen in a matter of years, guaranteed!

You must be in favor of Monarchies and CEO bonuses.

Guess what? Zimbabwe followed through with killing/eating the rich and now they have no more masters. I guess that's less important than a well-pampered lapdog of you masters though...

This is some magical reasoning. It's justified to get rid of the masters at the threat of death, but man, what assholes they are for taking their wealth with them!

Please proceed, governor. Still waiting for someone to back you.

Yup, a wealthy ruling class should not be toppled, and if they do get knocked down a few pegs, they should have full rights to empty the country and flee overseas. After all, it't only fair, right?

Does that servile mind of yours ever think that maybe, just MAYBE, that there could be a group of parasites whose ill-gotten wealth was created through exclusion, nepotism, whose only reason for existence is because they created a chokehold on a fe specializations?


They went from a class of wealth via positive production to a class where wealth is based off of a dictatorship and cronies system. Unless there is a true flat social system in place there will always be rich and poor in a given country. In this case they just chased off the rich producers and replaced them with an oppressive ruling party. Kind of like ripping the top 25% out of the US and replacing the ruling party with the self absorbed kids at the OWS protests.

//British shouldn't be forgotten for what they did but it doesn't excuse what is currently happening
 
2013-01-30 01:51:16 AM  

gadian: So, what you're saying is that I could buy Zimbabwe and use it as a life-sized civilization game? Quick! Someone buy Mozambique and Botswana and we can play together.


That would be better for Risk, wouldn't it?
 
2013-01-30 01:52:41 AM  

Rufus Lee King: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x439]


I have one of these bills, you can buy them on Ebay for a few bucks.
 
2013-01-30 01:54:51 AM  

RabidJade: They went from a class of wealth via positive production to a class where wealth is based off of a dictatorship and cronies system. Unless there is a true flat social system in place there will always be rich and poor in a given country. In this case they just chased off the rich producers and replaced them with an oppressive ruling party. Kind of like ripping the top 25% out of the US and replacing the ruling party with the self absorbed kids at the OWS protests.

//British shouldn't be forgotten for what they did but it doesn't excuse what is currently happening


I'm glad you realized this. Just think about what you just said the next time there's an economics discussion.
 
2013-01-30 01:58:36 AM  

Gyrfalcon: That would be better for Risk, wouldn't it?


Nah. I've got bad luck with dice games. I'd lose 50 dudes against one, flip over the board, and sulk for the afternoon. Sulking is not befitting of the new Empress of Zimbabwe.
 
2013-01-30 02:00:05 AM  
*reads comments*

I'm going back to that article/thread about nice butts.
 
2013-01-30 02:36:22 AM  
For the people blaming the "West" there are a bunch of countries that were colonies foremost amoung which is India and they did not turn out like Zimbabwe.
 
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