Its xmas – borrow 3000 euros!
It will come as no surprise to any living soul on this planet that not only is poverty not history, the likelihood of it ever being so is probably less now than 10 years ago. The only thing that HAS been made history is all that Geldof/Bono/G8 crap of 6 months ago. Somebody made millions out of all those plastic white bands – what happened to that money? If you have one I suggest you burn it and burn it quick. On second thoughts better not burn it as it is probably full of toxic fumes and non-biodegradable thus not only was it a waste it is also an environmental hazard. Looking at the site they even tell you how to wear it – talk about spoon feeding the masses.
Gary Younge writing in Monday’s Guardian states
"Between them the US, EU & multinationals will conspire to either abandon the poorest nations to the fate of the market or entrench them in poverty while denying them valuable market access to the West own vulnerable sectors" and that pretty much sums up the whole globalisation/trade/aid game that is being once again played out this time in Hong Kong."
All this is taking place on the eve of a billion dollar consuming extravaganza that will last for the next two weeks, in West at least. The multinationals with be rubbing their hands in glee as they rack up windfall profits! I saw an advertisement to day in Granada which said "its Christmas, borrow 3000 euros" – thats was it plus a phone number – sickening!
No I don’t have the answers – this is just another rant. But I am thinking about it!