Thom Yorke on the G8

Found this quote from Thom Yorke of Radiohead in this article in the Age today and thought it was appropriate in light of my post on the G20. He was responding to a question about why he didn’t get involved in last year’s Live 8 concerts:

“Well, who the hell are they?” he demands. “Do they think they’re a de facto world government? No, the G8 meets to protect its own economic self-interest, and that’s where the problem lies, I think. The G8 sees the UN as an inconvenience. It seems wrong to engage these people, because when you choose to engage them as if they were a legitimate political force, you are legitimising something that is deeply illegitimate. And the rest of the world outside the little Western bubble can see that it’s illegitimate.”

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