Re: NEWS: Genoa riots

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Sat Jul 21 2001 - 17:41:45 MDT

On Saturday, July 21, 2001 12:00 PM Anders Sandberg wrote:
> > > Seeing one's hometown trashed with also leave a bad taste in the
> > > mouth. They may just have gone too far this time.
> >
> > One shot dead, yesterday. About 200 injured. About 200
> > protesters arrested (also from CH, D, F, USA). Tomorrow
> > the final battle. But this is the last G-8 summit, for sure.
> One of the effects of this is of course an increase in distance between
> the public and the elected. Security is beefed up, meetings are held
> discreetly or in secret and getting access to information is hindered.
> Lovely if you are a technocrat or elitist.

I'm not so sure it's a good thing for the latter. A certain brand of
revolutionary likes to drive a wedge between the masses and the powers that
be, so that the latter will become more distant and arbitrary.

That said, it's very sad to hear about the man dying.

At the same time, where are the protests in the Third World? Why are First
Worlders protesting over this? (I know the stated reasons and, truth be
told, I'm against the WTO, World Bank, and IMF, but because these are
interventions by the governments in the market.:)


Daniel Ust
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