Saturday, March 12, 2011

Shock and Awe Comes to America

Shock doctrine 101:

Step 1: Put the economy into a "crisis" or "state of emergency" (George W. Bush, Rick Snyder, Scott Walker, etc.). It doesn't have to be a real crisis, you just have to claim there is one.

Step 2: Claim unprecedented executive powers "confront" the crisis YOU created/fabricated.

Step 3: Use those powers to privatize anything you can get your hands on. Massively deregulate corporations and cut their taxes. Bust unions and attack the public sector. This sets up the perfect conditions for another crisis.

Step 4: Repeat as needed until pesky middle class removed.

The "shock and awe" used to bring the free market to Afghanistan and Iraq has come to the USA. This is disaster capitalism at its worst. This is a war on people who have to work for a living, and it's about time we fought back.