Sunday, 13 July 2008

Let Them Eat Caviar



The staggering hypocrisy of the G8 leaders supposedly discussing global poverty and food shortages, while sitting down to eat 16 course meals of the most expensive and scarce foodstuffs. No wonder so many of us have lost all faith in our politicians. To emphasize the point I used four endangered species as the main courses (which upset my other half so much she couldn't look at it). I originally wanted to put 'let them eat McDonald's', to make the point that the globalisation agenda favoured by the more right wing nations at the table was indeed part of the problem, but unfortunately this was judged as too litigious. Personally I find it very worrying we can say almost anything we like (as cartoonists) about our elected political representatives who we have at least some power over, but we cannot make even the mildest of criticisms of the multinationals who we have absolutely no power over what so ever.

4 comments:

Aileni said...

Well said - on all counts.

BarkerBitesBack said...

Thanks aileni. What's the point in pretending we have freedom of speech when in reality we haven't?

Sally said...

I wonder how much food was thrown away after the shindig? After all it was just before that Gord told us all off for being wasteful. ;)

BarkerBitesBack said...

Our politicians have lost all grip on reality - they preach about food shortages and not wasting any, while they sit down to luxury 16 course ones. Then they try and force those in the public sector to take well below inflation pay deals FOR THREE YEARS! Which of course in reality that would mean the workers would have a very real drop in their standards of living over that whole time - while the people at the top award themselves huge rises and bonuses.