United States

Nov 14, 2017

Trump’s new shock doctrine is many kinds of stupid

Following the recent terror attack in New York, US President Donald Trump wasted no time in blaming the green card lottery for the disaster, writes Ruby Hamad.

“Extreme violence,” writes Naomi Klein in The Shock Doctrine, “has a way of preventing us from seeing the interests it serves.”

Klein’s 2007 book details what she terms "disaster capitalism", or the way in which political leaders take advantage of the shock caused by natural and human-made disasters, to impose drastic political and economic measures the public would not otherwise easily accept.

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2 thoughts on “Trump’s new shock doctrine is many kinds of stupid

  1. Graeski

    I think society, democracy and freedom within the US have all degenerated to such a degree that any move to prevent certain members of the human race from entering the country, is actually doing the excluded a favour.

  2. AR

    I have many friends, of decades standing, in the Benighted States who cannot understand my reluctance to visit.
    I cannot understand why anyone would want go there – the place is full of amerikans.

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