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Sun Mar 15, 2020, 12:30 PM

The Shock Doctrine, in this real pandemic disaster might it give some in the GOP the ability to use

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Naomi Klein's. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, as a way to disrupt the 2020 elections.
To use this pandemic world disaster to reelect Trump to a second term.

As Naomi Klein hypothesizes in her book the use of a natural disaster as cover for radical changes to advantage those who have other agendas. In this case, reelect Trump. Look at New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. And Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Both still struggle to regain their communities and infrastructure. Especially Puerto Rico.

Naomi Klein challenges the popular myth of this movement's (Capitalism) peaceful global victory. From Chile in 1973 to CoVid-19 pandemic of today, Klein shows how some have repeatedly harnessed terrible shocks and violence to implement their radical policies. Edited to include CoVid-19 pandemic.


Let me be clear. I believe we are experiencing a worldwide pandemic. With disruptions in countries worldwide. But my question is are there those that see this as an opportunity to advance their radical policies and private agendas under the cover of the pandemic Covid-19 spread.

Trump's re-election numbers have been in decline and his response to the pandemic has not helped those numbers. I think the evidence is clear that the Russians are again interfering with our elections. I also think it is clear that the GOP is doing all they can to maintain their grasp of power. MoscowMitch has refused to advance any legislation that would protect our 2020 elections.

Republican-controlled states have use programs to suppress voter turn out. Those states, Wisconsin for example, might see the possibility of the need to quarantine regions as a way to suppress voter turn out in strong Democratic regions like Milwaukee. Altering the results just enough with the help of Russian interference to advantage Trump.

Maybe the threat of the virus spreading will have declined by election day. But some experts have suggested that we may also see a resurgence of the virus this coming fall. Prompting additional quarantine measures statewide that might very well serve the interest of those who want to suppress votes.

If any president and president's political party has ever manipulated and schemed to secure their control of the power it is Trump and the GOP.

This could also be the time to implement the GOP's long-desired reductions in SS and Medicare by reducing the payroll taxes that fund SS and Medicare. As noted here: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213113475



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Sun Mar 15, 2020, 12:35 PM

1. Nothing will stop me from voting against trump.

If I am still taking the air.

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Tue Mar 17, 2020, 07:40 AM

2. The Republican-Russian war on U.S.A. democracy is beastly

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Tue Mar 17, 2020, 08:46 AM

3. kick.

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