cross dressing cannibalism and civil war, liberia on vbs.tv

January 10, 2011

VBS.tv, one of our favorite online t.v networks known for their ill documentary styled content, recently released a piece on Liberia that had our jaws on the floor.  We recently posted a blog about Liberian fashion and how many people are wearing classic vintage t-shirts donated from the U.S., but that was only a tip of the findings from the VBS documentary.  If you don’t know the ins and outs of Liberia other than the 14-year Civil War it just went through, like, hey, the country is in West Africa, or the fact that it was founded and colonized by freed American slaves on the premise that they would have more rights, the Vice Guide to Liberia breaks down how the Civil War got started.  “In Part 1, Vice’s own Shane Smith provides a brief history lesson and some essential context for understanding what caused Liberia’s civil war and how things got so bad. Liberia was originally planned and founded as a homeland for former slaves back in 1821. But fast forward a bunch of years and a military coup and you find the First Liberian Civil War in 1989: yet another third-world regime change in which the US-backed opposition, led by Charles Taylor, overthrows a government unfriendly to US interests.”  Check out the video and let us know what you think.
-AP Staff