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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:16 AM

A documentary adaptation of Naomi Klein's 2007 book, The Shock Doctrine.



Based on breakthrough historical research and four years of on-the-ground reporting in disaster zones, The Shock Doctrine vividly shows how disaster capitalism -- the rapid-fire corporate re-engineering of societies still reeling from shock -- did not begin with September 11, 2001.

The films traces its origins back fifty years, to the University of Chicago under Milton Friedman, which produced many of the leading neo-conservative and neo-liberal thinkers whose influence is still profound in Washington today.

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Reply A documentary adaptation of Naomi Klein's 2007 book, The Shock Doctrine. (Original post)
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 OP
Kath1 Dec 2012 #1
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #9
gateley Dec 2012 #2
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #27
2naSalit Dec 2012 #3
Dark n Stormy Knight Dec 2012 #6
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #28
duhneece Dec 2012 #11
NICO9000 Dec 2012 #17
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #29
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #12
2naSalit Dec 2012 #18
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #20
2naSalit Dec 2012 #21
ReRe Dec 2012 #4
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #13
dvhughes Dec 2012 #5
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #14
dvhughes Dec 2012 #24
LeftofObama Dec 2012 #7
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #15
jhrobbins Dec 2012 #8
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #16
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #10
LongTomH Dec 2012 #19
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #22
Carolina Dec 2012 #23
limpyhobbler Dec 2012 #25
rurallib Dec 2012 #26
PotatoChip Dec 2012 #30
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #31
PotatoChip Dec 2012 #32

Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:24 AM

1. I'll have to watch the full video.

Love Naomi Klein. The book was excellent and should be required reading.

Congratulations on post number 1,500!

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Response to Kath1 (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:13 AM

9. Thank you. n/t

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:40 AM

2. Thanks!

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Response to gateley (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:18 AM

27. You're welcome.

Thank you for helping kick the post!

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:30 AM

3. Awesome!

And thank you, I've been waiting for this. When I read the book I was kind of in a daze for about a week. I recommended it to everyone I could. I'll be watching that in the next day or so when I have more time.

Thank you for posting this.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:11 AM

6. Same.

When I read the book I was kind of in a daze for about a week.


I'll check out the vid when I have about a week to spare afterward

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:20 AM

28. The first time I watched it I had to pause and ponder for

it is a shock without a doubt. Thank you for helping kick this post!

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:55 AM

11. It took me months to finish the book

I kept having to take breaks, spend some time taking in what all she was revealing. I feel like I've come out of my 'Shock Doctrine' depression with the book by Steven Pinker "Better Angels of Our Nature, Why Violence Has Declined"

Sometimes we need to be reminded that, as activists, we are making things better.

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Response to duhneece (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:55 PM

17. Same for me

Probably took me six or eight months to get through a couple years ago. It is one of best books I've ever read, but God was it depressing.

I watched this movie a while back on cable and it is a major bummer too, but very important viewing.

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Response to NICO9000 (Reply #17)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:26 AM

29. It achieves her purpose of being a wake up call without a doubt.

It has been an eye opener for me. Thank you for helping kick the post and for your endorsement ...
very important viewing.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:15 AM

12. You're welcome.

She is amazing to me.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:23 PM

18. She was on

Bill Moyers about two weeks ago..? (She just had a boy recently!) She and Bill have a really good conversation about vulture capitalism and the ravages of hurricane Sandy.

http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-hurricanes-capitalism-democracy/

And then after that conversation there's a good conversation with Trevor Potter of Stephen Colbert's SuperPac endeavor fame on the same program. Both very informative. Bill Moyers was Pres. Johnson's press secretary and is one of the last holdouts of real journalists of our best-time-for-progressives past. He's retired twice and come back to continue his work because he is so passionate about the major decline in our social fabric due to dirtbag politics. He's awesome too and Naomi is like the next generation of his kind which is why this conversation should go down in the history books as momentous.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:32 PM

20. I like Bill Moyers also ...

there is something about his voice I find comforting. Thanks for the addition to the post.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:41 PM

21. Sometimes I think he's not

well known enough. His reporting is always spot on.

Thanks for putting that Shock Doctrine flick link up!! Like I said above, I've been waiting for it to become available online. I'm up in the redneck dominated mountains in the west and have limited access to many things, like a video store that might carry it.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:17 AM

4. I too have read this book....

....and will come back to watch in entirety later... You have outsmarted yourself, littlemisssmartypants. Thanks for linking it here.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:16 AM

13. Thank you

ReRe!

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:10 AM

5. Thank you, thank you

Read the book a few years back and it really opened my eyes to the behind the scenes workings of greed and power.
I really enjoyed (for lack of a better term) watching the video and can't thank you enough for posting.

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Response to dvhughes (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:19 AM

14. Wouldn't it be great if

it were required for students as part of their "Civics" and "American History" curriculum?

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:26 PM

24. It would be not only great...

but extremely reasonable.
Unfortunately, most of the debate around what is taught in school usually leans towards acceptance of an intelligent designer.
So...

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:46 AM

7. Bookmarking to watch later tonight.

Thanks for posting this!

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:20 AM

15. You're welcome.

Thank you.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:53 AM

8. Shite!! Just Shite!!

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Response to jhrobbins (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:21 AM

16. I know

sorry... but it is just too relevant...and she is awesome!

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:23 AM

10. Iraq...

"The disaster itself provided the profit opportunity."

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:24 PM

19. The Fiscal Cliff and the Ryan Budget are classic Shock Doctrine in action.

Austerity imposed as an answer to an artificially created economic 'crisis.'

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:43 PM

22. Moyers & Company Show 145: Hurricanes, Capitalism and Democracy

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:37 PM

23. K&R

Thank you for this. Great book, tragic history that damns the US to this day.

Nixon really was awful... and to think he looks good when compared with the crazies of the repuke party today.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:02 PM

25. Thank you I watched this last night it was really good.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:19 PM

26. Mark to come back to when I have time

looks like it could be great.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:03 AM

30. Marking to watch later.

I read the book, and have been wanting to seeing the documentary for some time now. Just never got around to looking for it.

Thank you very much for this LMSP (btw- love the DU name!)

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Response to PotatoChip (Reply #30)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:06 AM

31. Thank you for helping

to kick this post... I was just reading one of yours!

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #31)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:09 AM

32. You're welcome.

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