Thursday, 13 June 2013
The Emperor has no shops. Only prisons.
The G8 protests roll on and part of the problem for the state is containing what so far have been fairly low turn out if sparky gatherings and at the same time reassuring the world that, here in the UK at least, it's business as usual. That's why it was so clever of the Tuesday's young Apaches to take their protest into the heart of what is the shopping playground of the international bourgeosie. Meanwhile over in County Fermanagh, where the actual G8 negotiations on how best to right the listing S.S. Capital are taking place, shops that have been empty and boarded up since the recession have been given fake window displays in an effort to make hard hit towns seem like a thriving retail wonderland. A disused army camp in Omagh has been turned into a temporary holding centre for arrested protesters and presumably this facility is real. But who knows what is real anymore? Certainly not me.