Politics, Foreign Policy, Current Events and Occasional Outbursts Lacking Couth

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

A cynical take on the G-8

The G-8 is little more than a collective of international leaders who meet, trade platitudes, express their dismay at the current crisis du jour, raise their eyebrows, shrug and leave with the agreement that "something is extremely fucked" and that the offending "something that is extremely fucked" will be atop the agenda the next time they waste space, time and media attention. At best of times the G-8 is garnished by a maelstrom of young, bored, leftist and generally ignorant protester's who aren't sure of why they're waving fists and screaming but are happy to do so because it's in direct disagreement with whatever the well dressed authority figures of the G-8 have decided.