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Zimbabwe Government Passes Law on 51% Black Ownership

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Snorrius, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Merkinball

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    The same thing that would be wrong for a white president to say that all businesses over $500,000 in value must be owned by white people.
     
  2. Joecoolyo

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    Isn't that what's basically happening here? White people are being denied business opportunities solely for the fact that they aren't black. This is totally racist and an extremely bad law. Zimbabwe's now just shooting itself in the foot.
     
  3. Ulyaoth

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    You people are absolutely amazing. I'm hoping to god you're kidding but I'm getting the feeling you're not.
     
  4. Formaldehyde

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    Only if the sovereign government gives them that right. In the case of the 14,000 whites who are still left, I imagine the government doesn't want them to be token owners of foreign-controlled companies. They don't want those companies to exploit the black population and the natural resources of the country yet again for their own greed. At least this way, over half the people who reap the rewards are going to be black this time.

    Can you really blame them?
     
  5. Shadylookin

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    I was shocked to hear there are still businesses in Zimbabwe. At least it's humorous to watch a country cut off it's nose to spite it's face.
     
  6. JollyRoger

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    At least NBA Paint will be able to do business there.
     
  7. Karalysia

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    They should just expel the whites that are remaining.
     
  8. JollyRoger

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    Or at least mandate that all whites remaining in the country be black owned.
     
  9. Newbunkle

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    Hopefully the country will completely collapse soon, but not before I buy stocks in popcorn companies.
     
  10. Formaldehyde

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    That sounds like a good compromise. Then the white slaves can own their own corporations, as the black slaves could in the US.
     
  11. civ_king

    civ_king Deus Caritas Est

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    Mugabe is a moron mmk?
     
  12. Yared

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    Though I understand the reasoning behind this (moving the power from a minority less than 98%), governments should always strive to treat their citizens equally. This is pure alienation. As a black amongst whites I would never ever want to be treated like this...
     
  13. bhsup

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    Yeah, actually, I can. Just because a native Zimbabwian who was born and raised there happens to be white, they should be disenfranchised in their own country? I am not trying to excuse past injustices, but swinging the pendulum around for a 180 sure isn't the answer.
     
  14. Tani Coyote

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    I'm a firm believer in equality of opportunity, buuuut...

    I'm also a believer in racial equality and property rights. Race-based laws, affirmative action, whatever, are all crap and should be repealed. Instead of trying to "right past wrongs", as some apologists call it, focus should be put on trying to increase equality of opportunity. At the very least, if they do redistribution, it should be rich-to-poor, not white-to-black, even if they'd effectively be the same.

    ...Why not try and repair the economy in general while we're at it? Oh right. This is the Zimbabwean government. The people who destroyed their own currency. They can't fix anything.

    Keep economics and race separate, mmkay? Base individuals solely on their merit and not what skin color they didn't choose. As a general rule, with the right opportunities, you choose who you become. However, we cannot choose who we are. Sad fact of genetics.
     
  15. Godwynn

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    If you don't like it, don't go to Zimbabwe.

    Why do you never respect national sovereignty?
     
  16. SS-18 ICBM

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    Apparently two wrongs make a right.
     
  17. Formaldehyde

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    I guess they are willing to alienate 0.433% of the population for the good of the 99.567%.

    But I do think all aboriginal whites deserve special treatment. Perhaps they can open casinos.
     
  18. Quackers

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    Believe me it won't help 99.567% of the population. Just Mugabe's gang at the top.
     
  19. Yared

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    Your solution is a British annexation, init?
     
  20. Formaldehyde

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    Then why did they pass this law instead of merely nationalizing the best mines? How does majority black ownership of these strategic companies personally affect him?
     

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