Saturday, November 04, 2006

Capitalists: Friends of the People

Tyrone man Phelim McAleer, a former Financial Times journalist, has produced a Michael Moore'-type documentary attacking environmentalists for their impeding development and their patronising attitude towards the peasants they are seeking to protect. It sounds interesting and there may be a few good points to make, but I am not terribly convinced by the sound of pro-business pundits in the film insisting that environmentalists are the 'enemies of the poor'. Standard neo-con nonsense that, the sort that raises capitalism to the level of public service. And Mr McAleer's film was partly-financed by Gabriel Resources, a mining multinational unduly harassed by the ecos in the film. Something is amiss already.