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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 09:55 AM

Article:In a video from The Intercept, author and activist Naomi Klein explains

https://www.alternet.org/2020/03/we-know-this-script-naomi-klein-warns-of-coronavirus-capitalism-in-new-video-detailing-battle-before-us/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=3988


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In a new video from The Intercept, author and activist Naomi Klein explains how the Trump administration and other governments across the globe are “exploiting” the coronavirus outbreak “to push for no-strings-attached corporate bailouts and regulatory rollbacks,” and urges working people worldwide to resist such efforts and demand real support from political leaders during the ongoing crisis.

Klein, author of the 2007 book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, notes that President Donald Trump has pushed for a payroll tax cut that could bankrupt Social Security; promised help to major polluters like airlines, cruise companies, and fossil fuel firms that are driving climate disruption; and met with executives of private health insurance companies—in the words of Klein, “the very ones who have made sure that so many Americans cannot afford the care they need.”


“Look, we know this script. In 2008, the last time we had a global financial meltdown, the same kinds of bad ideas for no-strings-attached corporate bailouts carried the day, and regular people around the world paid the price,” says Klein. “We know what Trump’s plan is: a pandemic shock doctrine featuring all the most dangerous ideas lying around, from privatizing Social Security to locking down borders to caging even more migrants. Hell, he might even try canceling elections. But the end of this story hasn’t been written yet.”

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intrepidity Mar 18 #6

Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 09:59 AM

1. It should be doing the opposite

sending neo-liberalism to the dustbin of history

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 10:14 AM

3. I've read SHOCK DOCTRINE.

Yes...there are a lot of similarities.

The neoconservatives have used this playbook over and over...why should now be any different?

I needed the reminder.

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Response to ewagner (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 10:16 AM

4. Shock Doctrine is a classic

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 10:18 AM

5. I've often suggested....

that it be mandatory for every 7th grade civics class...

problem is....

they DON'T TEACH CIVICS IN 7TH GRADE ANYMORE.

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 10:14 AM

2. She's correct.

Disaster capitalism is the norm.

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 10:38 AM

6. Boy I agree with her

They add restrictions and regulations in places that are sure to cause revolt (eg, the FDA demanding that Covid-19 test kits must detect SARS as well--a major factor in the delay) knowing that the backlash would be us calling for removal of that stipulation (which we did and they did) and at the same time, remove current protections (eg, which masks can be used) due to shortages and the emergency.

They are masters at manipulation (think Stephen Miller).

Bastards

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