Darkness Visible: Refugees and Immigrants – The Shock and Awe Doctrine

Dr. Rinaldi's Horror Cabinet


A few years ago Naomi Klein’s excellent book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism caught the truth of permanent crisis when she described Milton Friedman’s flippant statement on capital opportunities during crises:

[Milton Friedman] observed that “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. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes politically inevitable.”1

In my last post A Planetary Crisis: The Dark Side of War and Refugee PlightI’ve been wondering about both US and EU policies and how most of what we see in the world today has been brought about by the shock doctrines that Klein portrays in her detailed examination of global capitalism under the auspices of this neoliberal doctrine of…

View original post 2,536 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.