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We Are All Doomed
Jackson 5

Despite the country's lack of tourist infrastructure, its history of petro-conflicts, the nonstop flare-ups of ethnic and religious violence, and the fact that you need a letter of invitation to get a visa (and let's not forget to mention declining attendance at major resorts all over the world or even the lack of credit lines to fund ambitious mega-projects), The Motherland Group are nevertheless planning to build a $3.4bn slave history theme park and luxury resort with “the world's only museum dedicated to the memory of the Jackson Five” near Lagos, Nigeria.

If developers are still running around with such hysterical hubris (“The Motherland Group says their resort alone will pull in 1.4m visitors in the first year alone, rising to 4.4m in five years.”), so utterly complacent to the spectacular economic implosions of the last year or so, we — not just them — are all doomed.
  • Anonymous
  • February 16, 2009 at 3:16:00 PM CST
  • Aghast: slave history joined with a theme park/ luxury resort!

  • johntonta
  • April 30, 2009 at 3:22:00 PM CDT
  • Surely this is just a front for something a lot more real. They're not really building a giant creamcake hotel that sings how funky is my chicken. They just want some finance flutter to cream into real business under the table.

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