Friday, September 07, 2007

"The Shock Doctrine" on YouTube


"Only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around."—Milton Friedman
The Shock Doctrine is the secret history of the "free market" and how it came to dominate the world.
"Like the terrorized prisoner who gives up the names of comrades and renounces his faith, shocked societies often give up things they would otherwise fiercely protect."
~ Naomi Klein
Naomi has a short 6 minute vid up on YouTube entitled The Shock Doctrine
YouTube courtesy of Skdadl at POGGE via Bread and Roses.

4 comments:

Jan said...

Holy shit!
Now don't that just rock the House.

scout said...

excellent video and we can go pre-40's to look at how this has been used....native indian genocide, the dark ages....i'm sure dark minds have used this for millenium en masse in society.

for individuals, my mother had shock therapy....it only fucked her up more. makes me think too about the lsd experiments in the 40's and the eugenics program of the 20's and 30's (sanctioned and promoted by winston churchill).

shock and awe....right.....will anything be a surprise anymore?

Gazetteer said...

Ms. Klein just keeps on delivering.

If anyone would like to get some real perspective on the egregious actions of Paul 'Suits'N Boots' Bremmer, his lackeys, and his bossmen one can not do better than Bagdhad Year Zero'.

The point is that both domestically and internationally the neandercons have always had a plan.

A disastrous soul-destroying plan of shock and awe on every front - military, social, and economic.

Why?

Because they hate us for our freedoms.

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Jennifer Smith said...

Excellent! I just finished my Tanya Huff book and I'd been wondering what to read next.

Screw Oprah - I think we need to start 'Alison's Club'.

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