The Shock Doctrine

Author Naomi Klein’s new book “The Shock Doctrine” is on my list of titles to read. Check out this short movie to get a different perspective on how the world works these days. Very well done.

“The Shock Doctrine” follows on Ms. Klein’s past work on “Disaster Capitalism” as a way to force through major changes in politics, economics and social issues by taking advantage of major catastrophes and world events (war, terrorism, etc). The perfect example of this is the way the Patriot Act was forced through Congress in the wake of 9/11, with most legislators not even having taken the time to read the bill.

I’m a regular reader of Urban Survival, and as some of you may know, George Ure puts a lot of credence in the predictions of the ‘time monks’ over at Half Past Human and their ability to foretell future events in general ways via lexical parsing of huge chunks of internet traffic. The HPH gurus are prediciting a major event of some sort to happen anytime between now and the end of the year, without getting specific as to what that event may be. There have been suggestions that it’ll be war with Iran, or a major series of earthquakes, a financial crisis (much larger than what we’re seeing now), among others… Regardless, if something big *does* happen, pay attention to the laws being proposed and/or passed in the aftermath of these events.

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