Humint Events Online: The Shock Doctrine

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Shock Doctrine

I didn't pay much attention to this when it came out in 2007, being much too pre-occupied with 9/11 and deeper conspiracies. However, I recently listened to this interview with Naomi Klein and found it quite interesting:

The basic idea being that any sort of shock-- natural calamity, war or terrorism-- can be used by the PTB to ram down a fairly severe form of capitalism ("unfettered capitalism") on a society. Klein clearly eschews "conspiracy theory" but still seems very smart, is not a dogmatic liberal, and has some interesting points to make. Most notably to me were her explanations of the use of torture, and how the threat of torture is really used to terrorize and subjugate people. Noteworthy, is how the US really advertised the abuse it carried at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib, etc. They were sending a message. Basically, the Shock Doctrine technique is one part of the mix used by the PTB to fuck over the people. Though ultimately, this technique is a conspiracy, it doesn't get us too far into deeper conspiracy matters. Nonetheless, still a noteworthy topic.


Blogger William Giltner said...

The fact that Klein is blind to the larger situations is a major irritation!

7:11 PM  

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