Tuesday, July 8, 2008

World leaders have to eat too!

... and they shouldn't have to fake it.

The media is promoting a "hypocricy" story that World Leaders enjoyed a great meal while discussing poverty.

Just two days ago, Gordon Brown was urging us all to stop wasting food and combat rising prices and a global shortage of provisions.
But yesterday the Prime Minister and other world leaders sat down to an 18-course gastronomic extravaganza at a G8 summit in Japan, which is focusing on the food crisis.
The dinner, and a six-course lunch, at the summit of leading industrialised nations on the island of Hokkaido, included delicacies such as caviar, milkfed lamb, sea urchin and tuna, with champagne and wines flown in from Europe and the U.S.

I totally disagree with the implied charge of hypocricy here. Everyone knows that all of the leaders are doing quite well financially both personally and "on the job". Why should they either try to hide their meal or put on a phony show. The main point is that they are meeting to do good. Hopefully they actually acheive something meaningful. This should include promotion of free markets, transparent governments, strong moral values, and other good government solutions.

Please ignore these foolish stories and promote ideas that matter and will work.

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