Jeez, the Rio+20 conference isn’t nutty enough for some anti-capitalist eco-zealots, so they’re having a counter Rio Summit.
“Come re-invent the world” is the call to the People’s summit, which has opened in Rio de Janeiro to counter what many participants see as the malign influence of capitalism at the Rio+20 United Nations sustainable development conference now taking place on the outskirts of the city.
Two hundred civil society groups – including environmentalists, unions, religious groups and indigenous tribes – will take part in the nine-day event, which is expected to climax with a rally of 50,000 people on the 20th June.
On that day, more than 110 world’s leaders will fly in for the Earth summit, marking the two decades that have passed since the original Rio gathering in 1992 set in place a system of international conventions and policy documents designed to bring the human economy back into balance with the global environment.
Yes, it is wealth gained by those evil capitalists which made both of these loon fests possible.
But the People’s summit – which is funded to the level of $5m by the Brazilian government – is designed to foster alternative ideas and provide an outlet for discontent at UN member countries’ failure to preserve biodiversity, eliminate poverty and cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Organisers expect 15,000 people daily at the gathering, which is supported by Greenpeace, Oxfam, the Via Campesina international peasant movement and a panoply of other participants including Ukranian green education pioneers, survivors of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, organic food organisations, the 100 Million Trees programme and ITPA, a Brazilian conservation group.
Lol, well, this is funny, and I’ve got to give them props for their PR efforts. You see, this is an intentional ploy by the lunatics at the Rio+20 conference. I guarantee that the messages of both will be nearly the same, if not exactly the same. How do I know this? Because the same groups are in both nutfests. I’m not sure about the “Ukranian[sic?] green education pioneers”, but I am sure about Greenpeace and Oxfam (communist manifesto reduced to a donut). Brazil, of course, being the same country which insists that we subsidize their energy transformation. But, they’ve got $5 million to kick in for a redundant nutfest.
But, why, you ask? Because for the lunatics in the Rio+20 conference to be accepted, they have to be portrayed as a reasonable group of people. Enter the counter summit. So, now they’ve created the impression that there’s a more extreme group of nuts out there, and that the ones at the Rio+20 are a reasonable and moderate group of people. Nice try guys! Make no mistake, both groups are anti-capitalist totalitarians hell bent on stopping human advancement and creating a permanent cycle of despair, poverty, and human suffering.