Saturday, February 19, 2011 – by Anthony Wile
The G20 is meeting again over the weekend. Lord help us. Nicolas Sarkozy is running the show and by Monday no doubt we shall be deluged with press releases announcing various understandings that the G20 has reached. In my view, such announcements mean little now, thankfully – less and less, anyway – despite their propensity to generate an endless array of repetitive articles in the mainstream press.
Yes, the more the G20 meets, the less it accomplishes. It's a dominant social theme, of course: World leaders get together and solve the necessary problems. Only they are not. The 21st century is a splendid one in which to be alive if you value the spectacle of an Anglo-American elite that is having increasing trouble in its pursuit of a more perfect global government. There are setbacks. The UN seems permanently discredited in the West; the oil for food scandal still resonates and the global warming debacle will haunt the powers-that-be throughout the decade – especially as those at the top of the UN hierarchy insist on treating the discredited meme as business-as-usual.
Sarkozy, of course, is a dedicated global warmist. But even he has given up trying to wring large-scale global warming commitments from the G20. These days the game has to do with trying to establish a world currency. What Sarkozy is really after this time around is some sort of plan to determine global currency "imbalances." This would lead, in time, to a facility that would "address" such difficulties.