My hate will go on

Just when you thought the lunacy of tranzi bureaucrats couldn't get any worse, a 'treaty' espoused by the UN would allow "cultural goods" to be exempt from free trade rules.

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Behind this emerging conflict in UNESCO, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, lies a debate over whether trade in cultural products should be governed by different rules from those for other commercial products, and what role governments should play in protecting national identities in the face of globalization.

A cynic might wonder whether the 'treaty' is simply an excuse for those who are unsuccessful in selling their products to gain an advantage through the coercive politics of protectionism.

The cynic might ask, "Just who exactly is the victim here?"

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