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The G20 Parade of Monsters


#1

The G20 Parade of Monsters

Lorenzo Marsili, Beppe Caccia

The turn of the century marked the zenith of globalisation and the golden era of G7-G8 summits. One model seemed fit for all: neoliberal economics and democratic politics. One obvious hegemon was in the room: the United States of America. And one clear ambition charted the course ahead: defining a “new world order” supported by the optimistic claim of a prosperity for all.

"The failure of the neoliberal model should be evident to all."


#2

One has to wonder how much can really be accomplished in these summits anyway and whose to benefit. Seems like the action on the streets is a much better indicator of the problems facing people in general. Maybe these summits are just an excuse to gather round the leaders for an extended bull session.


#3

And yet those are the people either being ignored or attacked by the cops, as protesters are right now.


#4

"...while all the most pressing issues of our time remain unaddressed."

Welcome2Hell!

WelcomeToTheUnitedStates!


#5

Money is the root of all evil.


#6

A "crisis of global governance" - the perfect descriptor for these days. I do believe that "the failure of the neoliberal model should be evident to all" falls short. That failure IS evident to all. Even those who are hell bent on sucking up every last nickles worth of the remaining resources. No concern there about impoverished millions. They'd just as soon flog workers if it would increase productivity. Probably many do.

The crisis is global, and the issue is blatant and extensive corruption in governance.


#7

It is a system of colonization, mutated into the 20th century by Bernays to become a permanent 'Sword of Damocles' / a double-edged sword / a zero sum / system process. The blades are stropped to razor sharpness on the backs of the 99.9%. I would propose a change to the title - The G20 Parade of Zombie Monster Systems.

' Let my people talk to your people and we'll keep in touch every step of the way so that all public statements, whether in agreement or not, mesh like the gears in the workings of a million-dollar swiss watch.' And of course the Swiss laugh all the way to the bank... so to speak


#8

The media characterizes the G20 meeting as focused on the beauty of global trade, continuing the fake news that trade deals are always good and those opposing trade deals are always Luddites or worse. Media rarely mentions that, except for Trump and his followers, opposition to trade deals is the result of most trade deals being corporate power grabs disguised as trade deals. Those opposed are not opposed to trade...but are very opposed to regulatory capture and corporate control that characterize 80 to 90% of the content of TPP and most other trade deals.


#9

Excellent, bulls eye statement, raydelcamino!!!


#10

LOVE of money is the root of all evil


#11

Patronizing or voting for money lovers empowers money lovers to propagate evil, nourishing the roots..


#12

That's what they all say...


#13

The real story is in the streets and river (Greenpeace): the protestors. This is what the public needs to see, the opposition to the G20 summit. Germany is banning entry into the country of anyone that appears to be a protestor. There is little news coverage of this story however the media is playing over and over Trump walking to and from vehicles to fill airtime.

Here's a live link (sorry not live, they are being posted after recorded): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS9yka8snWQ Reads LIVE but that may just be comments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzEiWvSzQ3A
Last night? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ1_oP7Kmec
Welcome to Hell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUjqCkNGAm8

MSNBC showed a fraction of the protests this am. CNN little if any. Why? Can't get the hoi polloi all worked up.

Want a real view of the world today, watch a few docu's: We are Legion, Nobody Speak (Silicon Valley mogul Peter Thiel's financing of Hogan's lawsuit (which drove Gawker to bankruptcy) and ongoing efforts by plutocrats from Trump to casino mogul Sheldon Adelson to silence the free press.) and the Aaron Swartz story The Internet's Own Boy. The Snowden and Wikileaks doc's are excellent too.