Ed Driscoll

We Are The World, We Are The...Oh, Nevermind

I’ve been pretty skeptical of Live8, but Peter Burnet really opens up a can of well-deserved whoop-ass on the whole event:

Please forgive a self-referential rant, but I have asked a few knowledgeable people in government in the last two weeks about Live 8, and read many articles on it. Those with even a modicum of historical perspective and good sense knew full well there is something very wrong and embarrassing here. But all of them felt obliged to bury concerns about rampant corruption, totalitarianism, waste, apathy and inefficiency in gooey bromides about how great it is that so many young people are showing that they