Black History Month 2012: Review: Cry Freetown

Cry Freetown explores the aftermath of the Sierra Leone Civil War

Sierra Leone

Cry Freetown is a 2000 documentary that takes place in Freetown, Sierra Leone in the aftermath of “Operation No Living Thing.”

This critically acclaimed documentary contains live footage of the Battle of Freetown that was depicted in Blood Diamond. It is considered one of the best movies about Africa.

Sorious Samura captures murders, tortures, and executions on video. There is a scene where buzzards feast upon dead black children in the streets of Freetown. Families are burned to death in their homes. There are real people whose limbs have been hacked off with machetes.

As you probably guessed, the West is blamed for its failure to take up the White Man’s Burden. Sierra Leone was left to die while Americans were distracted by the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal and Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial.

You know, I found myself nodding in agreement with most of his points: if I had lived through 11 years of the Sierra Leone Civil War, I would believe the U.N. was full of shit, that the DWLs in America who preach the gospel of “human rights” are full of shit, that the Western liberals who claim to care so much about Africa are full of shit.

Rwanda, Liberia, Congo, and Sierra Leone are illustrations of an inconvenient truth. The only proven way to promote the concept of “human rights” in Africa is through white supremacy and imperialism. The atrocities didn’t stop in Sierra Leone and Liberia until Britain and America intervened in 2000 and 2003.

It was Westerners who went into Africa and abolished things that were offensive to their conscience: things like slavery, civil wars, cannibalism, witchcraft, genocide, petty dictatorships, polygamy, poverty and underdevelopment, diseases like malaria and yellow fever, etc.

Westerners were also capable of self criticism and improved their track record over time. Thus, while the Western powers maintained the Transatlantic Slave Trade for centuries, it was also the West that put an end to the slave trade and abolished slavery in Africa. King Leopold II was forced to turn over the Congo Free State to Belgium over accusations of “Red Rubber” human rights abuses.

By the 1950s, the Belgian Congo had more civil servants and hospital beds than any other colony in Africa. The number of Africans who earned wages, who had access to modern healthcare, who lived in Western-style housing had reached an all time high. The Belgians had also brought diseases like malaria under control in a country with the largest river system in Africa.

Instead of perfecting white supremacy and imperialism, there was a mad rush toward the New Left’s ideal of decolonization, anti-racism, and white guilt. In the early twentieth century, Africa had been more peaceful and was making greater progress than Europe. In the late twentieth century, Europe and Africa switched places and Africa was devastated by civil wars, dictators, and genocide.

Has the politicization of the blacks been an advance or a setback for the liberal cause of human rights and progress? Look no further than Haiti which won its independence and Guadeloupe and Martinique which have remained overseas departments of France. Puerto Rico is another example of a state that remained an American colony and ranks highly on the U.N. Human Development Index.

If Sierra Leone had remained a British colony like the Falkland Islands, would it be in the shape that it is today? It is highly unlikely that Siaka Stevens would have been allowed to rule Sierra Leone for 17 years while amassing a $500 million dollar fortune as education and other basic public services collapsed.

The streets of Freetown wouldn’t have been full of “rarray boys” addicted to a Black Undertow lifestyle of gambling, drugs, petty theft, and violence. The professional class wouldn’t have immigrated to the United States and Europe in search of opportunities denied to them in their own mismanaged country.

Sierra Leone had been decomposing for thirty years as an independent state before the Sierra Leone Civil War began in 1991. The war and the atrocities depicted in “Cry Freetown” emerged out of this social context like a ripening orange that has fallen off a tree and begun to rot.

Now we are hearing stories about a 9-month-old baby that was recently killed by an AK-47 assault rifle in Detroit. We all know that the financial collapse of Detroit is just over the horizon.

OD celebrates Black History Month 2012 by remembering “Cry Freetown.” We’re gearing up for the next two installments in this black trilogy, Cry Detroit and Cry New Orleans, which should make their debut on national television in the near future.

30 Comments

  1. This site is very apropos to Black History Month formally called the month of February.
    I can see, from what has happened here since the mid 60s, that blacks and jews envision this kind of thing that has happened in Africa and elsewhere happening here, and it has and is happening just on a lesser scale in size though no less in destruction of life and property.

  2. I rewatched Louis Theroux’s “Law and Disorder Johannesburg” and found myself liking the Afrikaners depicted more and more. These assorted whites were clearly keeping the place as ordered as it could be. These foreign white men depicted were not Nazis. They were interested in building what we have here. Without the whites these niggers will be eating and raping each other. If the whites there were given the benefit of the doubt and given back the whip hand, by the Western Media and governments, they could rebuild a great place.

  3. If the whites there were given the benefit of the doubt and given back the whip hand, by the Western Media and governments, they could rebuild a great place….

    But does the West really want to continue being ‘imperialist?”

    Many are sick of it. Like the article said, “By the 1950s, the Belgian Congo had more civil servants and hospital beds than any other colony in Africa. The number of Africans who earned wages, who had access to modern healthcare, who lived in Western-style housing had reached an all time high. The Belgians had also brought diseases like malaria under control in a country with the largest river system in Africa….”

    That’s nice— but it’s ALSO how those White people spent THEIR OWN BLESSED time.

    Many of them –deep down– seem to be wondering what they would have done in their own lands, if their way of life and living areas were protected— the “other” clearly hasn’t much liked the intervention, after all.

    They want to “have their cake and eat it, too.” Have “imperialism” under another name, with all the goodies it provides —As the article said “Congo had more CIVIL SERVANTS and hospital beds,” lol….

    Sounds like the u.s. Sickness and “service,” the ever-Christian feudal state, sounds like. So what?

  4. The anti-white narrative about how great “civil service,” and “hospital beds,” and “access to health care,” is exactly that— an anti-white narrative.

    Because: Who/what do White people get to be in setup?

    in congo, seems like after a lot of hard work, they built up the barest basics that no civilized person would even bother to mention (like having doctors), which –in a normal civilized life– is something you go to once in a blue moon, maybe nearly never, unless there’s something wrong with you and you’re a sickly being.

    Only in places s/a congo or u.s.— do you have this emphasis on the White struggle to put together “schools” and “hospitals” and “access” to “health care” and the lowest common denominator of “society.” A serious “dumbing down.”

  5. to my mind, the problem isn’t the burden of imperialism, it was the lack of gratitude from your own kind.

  6. “… Christian metaphysical guilt has been transformed into social guilt. … The state is always in your face. … Multiculturalism is the religion of universities. … Universities have been in the forefront of pushing this agenda of intolerance.” — Paul Gottfried
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNWqczqBjeg Paul Gottfried: The Multicultural Fixation
    Lawrence Auster says that liberalism is an insane pseudo-religion. European imperialism might have worked a 100 years ago, but now there is an information age. Blacks are the dregs of the information age. The information age needs freedom and political rights but that allows the Black Undertow.

  7. Blacks are not liberals, they are racists aligned with the DWLs and SWPL eloi. There is nothing to liberalism, it is all a charade and if the right questions are asked it quickly disappears since its selling point is fashion for the prosepective cultists and maybe a paycheck.

    Ask a white anti-white if Detroit’s black population should be made a minority via immigration into Detroit, they will not be able to answer you, they have reached the limits of their programming, they have no answers.

  8. Whites in Africa can live well, very well, if they are the masters.

    Africa is Sooooo rich it’s wasted on nigs.

    Also having whites there is the only alternative to having blacks overrun us here.

  9. This has been a tremendous series. Turn it into an ebook. Call it “the real heart of darkness: Africa after the white man left”

  10. Dixie,

    You don’t understand the high standard of living a white can enjoy under the imperial aegis. Life on the velt or in the happy valley was good. I’m not merely articulating nostalgic wishes. These things were real and could be remade.

  11. Outstanding material!

    Another in a long list of your video selections that reveal some of the suppressed and censored “politically incorrect” history that “liberals” desperately try to keep down in the Memory Hole.

    Thanks for all you do!

  12. “You know, I found myself nodding in agreement with most of his points: if I had lived through 11 years of the Sierra Leone Civil War, I would believe the U.N. was full of shit, that the DWLs in America who preach the gospel of “human rights” are full of shit, that the Western liberals who claim to care so much about Africa are full of shit.”

    They are pretty much just status whoring after all. Their status props however are toxic, and will eventually devour them.

  13. The Chinese are moving into/onto Africa big time in search of natural resources and have zero problem with acting in their own best interest. Shortly there will be no “African” problem…

  14. They don’t really care about the blacks. The misery of blacks is used to browbeat other Whites and claim the moral high ground. It is all about arrogance and self righteousness.

    If they really cared about the blacks, they would reestablish colonialism in Africa and govern them like Martinique and Guadeloupe in the Caribbean which have remained colonies.

  15. I really don’t care one way or the other about what happens in Africa, their civil wars or civil peace or famines or prosperity or what-have-you. All I want is for them to stay home and Stop Coming Here.

    And by “here” I also mean Canada, Europe and Australia.

    They can have kleptocracy or democracy or anti-colonialism or post-colonial neo-demo-kleptocracy or post-kleptocratic neo-colonialism, or civil wars, or no civil wars, or whatever they like, just as long as they Don’t Come Here.

    “Universities have been in the forefront of pushing this agenda…” — Paul Gottfried

    Huh. I’ve got a simpler, far more accurate one-word explanation, and it starts with a j.

  16. “The Chinese are moving into/onto Africa big time in search of natural resources and have zero problem with acting in their own best interest. Shortly there will be no “African” problem…”

    I’m just stretching my brain here, so nobody clobber me, ‘kay?

    What if…since Chinese have no White guilt, what if they end up just — erm — exterminating what they view as vermin and move in to TAKE all those lovely natural resources;
    meanwhile we WNs preserve the Genome;
    and then, since White guilt doesn’t extend to East Asians, seeing’s how most Whites view them as more-or-less honorary Whites, but East Asians are NOT *quite* White — lacking that je ne sais quoi that we have for inventing superior weapons technologies — what if, after the Chinese eliminate the …erm… indigenous fauna of genus Homo of Africa, we Whites kick their asses back to East Asia where they belong, and Africa, with no little darkies around looking all sad and hungry for silly Whites to make pets of this time, is OURS AT LONG LAST?

    Yahoo! I get dibs on the gold mines! Who wants the Nigerian oil?

  17. If we are Colonizing them. They can’t be silently colonizing us. This is simple Oscar. Get you retaliation in first.

    It’s something that palpably failed in Arabia. But Africans are really crap at fighting back. Colonize them and then replace.

  18. “The only proven way to promote the concept of “human rights” in Africa is through white supremacy and imperialism.”

    It’s the iteration of statements like this that will finally, inevitably break through the pusillanimous bs of the DWL’s, and restore White Hegemony in the West again.

    Deo Volente!

  19. Barb, no clobbering coming, but that’s just a dream. The Chinese will not set about exterminating the Blacks. Even if they did, they’d fail. And even if they succeeded, they’d leave enough Blacks around to reconstitute the Black population in a few generations; if Whites kicked the Yellows out and took over, the DWLs would take over from there and the Blacks would breed like mosquitoes and we’d be back to square one.

  20. Hunter- when you found all that great Zip Coon stuff, did you run across this gem?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25vrq90d1eU&feature=related

    From 1907, Ada Jones, singing “If The Man In The Moon Were A Coon ”

    Say Jasper, ‘taint no use
    talking, even though you talk from now ’til noon
    Don’t try to tell me, Mr. Know-It-All, a coon is up in the moon!
    Why, a nigger, with his brown figure
    certainly darkens up the silvery moon
    Wake up! You’re dreaming with your eyes aglare
    You great big foolish coon!
    If the man in the moon were a
    coon, coon, coon
    What would you do?
    He would fade with his shade
    the silvery moon, moon, moon
    away from you
    No roaming ’round the park at night
    No spooning in the bright moonlight
    If the man in the moon were a coon, coon, coon
    Most everyone has heard
    stories that a chicken am a coon’s delight
    Just think the dangers to a hen roost
    with that good old moon out of sight
    Indeed chicken would be
    soft pickin’ if the man up in the moon were black
    Oh my! The harvest for that darkey
    with that great big sack on his back
    If the man in the moon were a
    coon, coon, coon
    What would you do?
    He would fade with his shade
    the silvery moon, moon, moon
    away from you
    No roaming ’round the park at night
    No spooning in the bright moonlight
    If the man in the moon were a coon, coon, coon

  21. “Dixie…You don’t understand the high standard of living a white can enjoy under the imperial aegis…”

    Depends what is meant by “imperial.” For many, that means a job, just like now, one way or another, socializing non-whites. This IS imperialism. Certainly, going elsewhere to “colonize” and serving the empire, in that way, and getting some respect for it, might be better than sitting still, while the “colony” comes to you, and still getting a job teaching “english language classes,” or etiquette classes (part of what msm really does with all its “cooking” spots, and “cleaning” segments, etc.)—

    Just seems like the whites are doing the same thing, whether they are being the colonizers or being colonized, except they get crapped on at the same time if they are the “colonized,” but still doing some colonial type work (teaching, socializing, setting up farming, etc.)

    Either way, the whole society is structured around non-whites and the jobs are doing things for them, right? That’s how many Whites experience “imperialism.”

    What if you want to do something in your own place?— impossible in empires.

  22. In the movie, (subtitled: how could the west ignore the plight of sierra leone) the guy says, either the west helps us or we will “press at your borders” for what you enjoy. In reality, it is both, not an either-or. Many there, do not care, or cannot care, about “the other.” It is all about them. Like the little boy who was a killer, who simply says (and is taught) “it’s not my fault.”

  23. wow these are really interesting informations ..do you know where i can find and maybe download the whole movie Cry Free Town?

  24. Wow, I planned on exposing your incorrect white supremacy bias garbage and friends comments to all the world. But that would be just promoting you. I’m sickened by you and your crap. Go to hell and burn.

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