“THE SHOCK DOCTRINE” BY NAOMI KLEIN – MADE QUICK
“The Shock Doctrine” by Naomi Klein – 6 Minutes video enlightenment:
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Exploitative Criminals used Simple two-step strategy:
#1 Exploit crises — economic + political + natural disasters = Advance an agenda that would never survive the democratic process during ordinary times.
#2 Create a “corporatocracy” owned and run by multinational super-rich and their Bribed political leaders/pawns to promote All Wealth Transfer to the SUPER-RICH at the public’s expense. Right-wing politicians balance budgets without increasing taxes = Margaret Thatcher and Reagan to GW Bush-Obama-Blair-Brown-Cameron.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Eisenhower warned us about the military-industrial complex, but never saw the horrific Faustian bargain of today’s neoliberal globalization — Nothing to do with liberalism but neoliberalism is privatization, deregulation and cuts to social spending and dismantling of trade barriers, abandoning public ownership, reduce taxes on super-rich, eliminate the minimum wage, cut health and welfare spending, and privatize education
SHOCK DOCTRINE = “Disaster capitalism” and a worldwide redistribution of income and wealth to the super-rich at the expense of economic solvency for the middle and lower classes.
Naomi Klein One+ Hour video — Starts at 7 Minute mark:
THE SHOCK DOCTRINE, by Naomi Klein explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically. = Exposes the money trail and the puppet strings behind the world-changing crises and wars of the last four decades of exploitation of disaster-shocked people and countries.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Highlights crimes of neoliberal economics under economist Milton Friedman’s “University of Chicago Boys” used by GW Bush’s War in Iraq = GOV owned and run by multinationals to take advantage of citizen shock and implement corporate-friendly policies.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = FAKED WMDs Iraq war = Bush Pushed New Law Allowing Shell and BP to claim Iraq’s vast oil reserves….
SHOCK DOCTRINE = 2001 Sept ll Bush Immediately and quietly out-sources the running of the “War on Terror” to Halliburton and Blackwater….
SHOCK DOCTRINE = After a tsunami wipes out the coasts of Southeast Asia, the pristine beaches are auctioned off to tourist resorts….
CORPORATE SHOCK DOCTRINE = A Sri Lankan fishing village replaced by a luxury resort.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = After Hurricane Katrina — New Orleans’s Poorest Residents are permanently scattered as their public housing, hospitals and schools are never reopened….City’s public schools replaced by privately run charter schools.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = “Washington’s game plan for Iraq” = “Shock and terrorize the entire country, deliberately ruin its infrastructure, do nothing while its culture and history are ransacked.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Pinochet’s coup in Chile in 1973. The torture and killings under Gen. Augusto Pinochet in Chile and during Argentina’s military dictatorship were a way of breaking down resistance to the free market.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Falklands War in 1982
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Asian Financial crisis in 1997
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Hurricane Mitch in 1998.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = GOV + MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS Use public’s disorientation following massive collective shocks – wars, terrorist attacks, or natural disasters — to achieve control by imposing economic shock therapy.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = “Shock” + “Disaster” = The Face of Fascism in a Global System Heading for Collapse
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Generation of neocons who’ve chosen profits over people.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = If the first two shocks don’t succeed in wiping out resistance, a third shock is employed like electrodes used in Torture or use of Taser or real guns on the streets.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Shows how Multinational Corporate Disaster Capitalism USES PEOPLE’S SHOCK to rapidly reengineer societies under shock and stress
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Traces back to 1980s University of Chicago under Milton Friedman neo-conservatives and neo-liberal thinkers who still CONTROL Washington today.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Close Connection to “shock and awe” warfare — Used by Israel + USA + Saudi Arabia funded ISIS(L)’s Violent Wahabism = Use of Overwhelming Violence and Destruction and Mass Murders and Beheadings.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = BUILDS on Covert CIA-funded experiments in electroshock and sensory deprivation in the 1950s = Research that helped write the torture manuals used today in GITMO and other Prisons.
CORPORATE DOMINATION = Students of 1980s and 1990s = WORE T-shirts, sweatshirts, and other paraphernalia that brazenly bore the names of the corporations — Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, The Gap, and others
CORPORATE DOMINATION = Klein’s persuasive assault on free-market fundamentalism rips into the big-business agenda to show how economic opportunists need and promote misery and disaster and world-changing events — Pinochet’s coup, Tiananmen Square, the collapse of the Soviet Union, Hurricane Katrina — from a whole other perspective.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Milton’s Wet Dream — ties torture to economic theory — clarity in explaining just how Milton Friedman and his minions came to dominate world economic discourse by throwing their lot in with the ilk of Augusto Pinochet Coup and Dictatorship.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Shows economists are NOT mild souls but in fact Disaster Capitalists using free-market capitalism as excuse for MULTINATIONAL CORPORATE DOMINATION
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Multinationals promote Myth of corporate globalization as a benign and bloodless process.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Thomas L. Friedman Promotes Slave Labor = Cheerleader of globalization
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Naomi Klein Anti-World Trade + Anti-Neoliberal disaster capitalism that thrives on catastrophe = Fortunes made on FEAR and Misfortunes of the masses = Purposeful infliction of disasters on the world’s less fortunate.
GLOBALISM + IMPERIALISM = Two major forces shaping the post–Cold War world: Growth of radical free-market slave exploitation capitalism + Resurgence of imperial militarism = Neoconservatives’ preemptive warfare doctrine
GLOBALISM + IMPERIALISM = Excesses + Abuses of Neoliberalism and War = Begun by Corporate globalism of the Clinton years + Clinton’s Legalization of MARKET CRIMES
GLOBALISM + IMPERIALISM = Latin America was First region where neoliberalism was imposed and the first to produce a sustained resistance movement to it — takeover of La Forja, a Buenos Aires auto plant, by its workers following Argentina’s 2002 economic meltdown.
NEOLIBERALISM 1980s = Reagan and Margaret Thatcher hacked away at public sector = pace wasn’t fast enough for right-wing Austrian economist Friedrich von Hayek + Milton Friedman = Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s takeover of Chile as a dictatorship using the guidance of University of Chicago-trained economists wiping out nearly every vestige of the public sector, privatizing everything from utilities to the Chilean state pension program.
NEOLIBERALISM = Hayek + Friedman gushed about their successes in Chile and demanded it for the USA and UK = “Disaster Capitalism” = Emerging “new economy” that generates profits by feeding off other peoples’ misery
NEOLIBERALISM = Wars, terror attacks, natural catastrophes, poverty, trade sanctions, market crashes and all kinds of economic, financial and political disasters. = “Disasters” become “IPOs” + Lockheed-Martin + Boeing = Real “emerging SUPER-Nations” of the world = “Disaster Capitalism’s” New hot investment opportunities.
NEOLIBERALISM = Milton Friedman’s LIES of market fundamentalism = Central myth of the right = TRICKLE DOWN SUPPLY SIDE PROVEN LIES OF THE CHICAGO SCHOOL
NEOLIBERALISM = Pretends free occassional elections built on EXPENSIVE PROPAGANDA and free markets a GOD-LIKE SOLUTIONS TO THE WORLD’S PROBLEMS = IN FACT THEY TRANSFER WEALTH TO THE SUPER-RICH IMPOVERISHING EVERYONE ELSE.
NEOLIBERALISM ALTERNATIVE = A leaking industrial building in Buenos Aires a group of factory workers “reclaimed” their former place of work after being laid off, casualties of the economic collapse of 2002 = The factory was operational with a dilapidated building that is full of a palpable sense of pride.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = The Rise of Disaster Capitalism = Shock tactics in times of natural disaster or tragedy = Counters theory that unfettered capitalism and a successful democracy go hand-in-hand.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Exposes the pattern of MULTINATIONAL CRIMINALITY OF SUPER-RICH EXPLOITING THE HUMAN RACE.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = 1950s American consumer boom juxtaposed with the newly created CIA = Rise of asylums and electro-shock therapy + American CIA agents screw with regime change.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Exposes Milton Friedman’s dark heart of contemporary capitalism = Catastrophe becomes the new profit strategy = Cataclysms are “exciting market opportunities.”
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Shows how free-market ideas of Milton Friedman have spread using catastrophe and violence for SUPER-RICH to EXTRACT EVEN MORE WEALTH from Middle Classes around the world..
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Lenin believed that catastrophic upheaval ADVANCES humanity most rapidly = The idea that economic progress can be achieved through the devastation of entire societies is a key part of the neo-liberal cult of the free market = Actually left an inheritance of human and ecological devastation = A quasi-religious belief in free markets continues to destroy and shape the policies of governments.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Roots lie in a scandal close to Klein’s Canadian home = Diane Coyle, an economist and BBC trustee = Paper entitled “The Role of Mobiles in Disaster and Emergencies”, which Coyle wrote for a mobile-phone trade association.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Corporate run GOV = Creating Profit scams from – even creating – crises.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Electroshock used by CIA in 1950s became part of CIA torture manual = ELECTRONIC SHOCK WITH BAGS OVER HEADS AND COMPLETE SILENCE TO SHAPE PEOPLE’S MINDS AND BEHAVIORS
SHOCK DOCTRINE = 9/ll attacks used to cover up crimes and PUSH THROUGH unconstrained free-market policies and undemocratic political policies.
ASIDE: Alfonso Cuarón’s dystopian 2006 thriller “Children of Men”
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Laissezfaire Unregulated Economic policies combined with destruction of human and social programs = Global capitalism and Imperialism
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Success is simple = Sell off public assets to private corporations for EXPLOITATION = Reducing and privatizing all public services. = Quickest way to pay off your debts is to sell the house and work longer hours. = ZERO LAGACY TO YOUR CHILDREN = No shelter + No financial security.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = NEOLIBERALS ignore planning for the future = TRADITIONALLY, debt is used to acquire and develop property, improving quality of life through training and education and maintaining health.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Exposes the economic ambulance chasers who take advantage of natural and economic disasters worldwide.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Exposes Milton Friedman, champion of unregulated global markets prepared for disasters = His 1962 manifesto, “Capitalism and Freedom ” = “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.” = DO THEM ALL AT ONCE! = Deregulation + Privatization of American Public Owned Resources + Shrink Social and Humane Programs + Let GANGSTER CAPITALISTS DO WHATEVER THEY WANT + Imperialism and unlimited wars
SHOCK DOCTRINE = NEOLIBERALS use free unregulated markets and illusion of democracy controlled by expensive and extensive propaganda + CRISIS AFETER CRISIS to make people FOLLOW NEOLIBERAL CRIMINAL POLICIES. = Use or create moments of distress and distress FOR CORPORATE RUN GOV to bring in THEIR WEALTH TRANSFER POLICIES. to enrich the people who introduced them.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Zaps capitalism and its brainwashing of publib like at GITMO and Abu Ghraib
SHOCK DOCTRINE = KLEIN — Provides all original documents in a very rigorous process. — a painstakingly detailed analysis and incorporates massive due diligence, logical structure and statistical evidence
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Blames Milton Friedman’s “Chicago School” of economists for harming many nations they supposedly set out to help.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = How corporations manipulate natural and manmade disasters to line their pockets and further their privatizing agenda.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = SHOWS link between capitalism and the bloody excesses of Argentina’s ruling DICTATOR junta in the 1970s CIA EFFORTS.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = KLEIN said, “I wrote the book because I really felt personally overwhelmed and disoriented by the speed of change post-Sept. 11 …It was depressing to write and there were periods that were incredibly bleak.”
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Unrelentingly rips away the democratic facade of a capitalist system Klein accuses of paying mere lip service to fundamental notions of freedom.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Explodes the myths of global free markets triumph = America’s ‘free market’ policies dominate the world through the exploitation of people and countries which have been ‘disaster-shocked’ – disorientated by wars, terrorist attacks or natural disasters. = That creates splintered weak failed states that are easily dominated by multinational criminals.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Exposed Alan Greenspan and Milton Friedman as free-market exploiters of the MASSES BY A FEW SUPER-RICH CRIMINALS = usually very un-democratic evil of multinational corporate parasites.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = Like John Perkins, “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” – Sends alarm over a global “corporatocracy” that combines the worst features of big business and small government.
SHOCK DOCTRINE = EXPOSES HOW war in Iraq trashed its economy + How the systematic march of unregulated laissez-faire capitalism + How the downsizing of the public sector + Exploitation of Globalized World Slavery = An EVIL NEOLIBERAL worldview and political methodology that TRANSFERS wealth from Middle Classes and the Poor to the FEW SUPER-RICH.