Monday, July 04, 2005

And So It Begins

Any semi-literate person knows that one of the main topics of discussion at this year's G8 meeting is the elimination of much of the debt in Africa. Whether this will help to solve the problems in Africa is up for debate but I'm sure that most of the left leaning groups would approve.

Yet at the same time there's a huge protest about to begin. And here's a quote from one of the protest groups: "Dissent! feels it is possible to gain a major and inspiring victory against global capitalism by directly shutting the G8 down by blockading the roads...while other groups go over the hills to enter Gleneagles." So, they're going to try to march into Gleneagles to accomplish ... what? To prevent the debt from being relieved in Africa? I'm sure the African people would be so happy to hear this.

Another interesting tidbit about this protest site: The protesters say the camp beside the River Forth will offer a glimpse of a better world - an environmentally friendly eco-village. Sure. Let's see a photograph of the place after the event and see if these over righteous, holier-than-thou, have-enough-time-and-money-to-be-over-there-protesting little weenies have enough wherewithall to clean up their mess. I very much doubt it.

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