Naomi Klein’s, The Shock Doctrine was one of the best books in the last decade to spell out how the world is moving quickly towards a global, fascist government, disguised as a benevolent democracy, in which nation states are brought to their knees at a moment’s notice. Economic shock therapy of all kinds, is the cheapest, most effective way to widen the gap between the rich and the poor, which has always been the goal of the Elite.
Attacking the Chicago School and Milton Friedman, Klein shows in chapter after chapter in her latest book, that Friedman’s notion of bringing about rapid change could only happen effectively when people are deliberately “shocked” by their governments and leaders.
Friedman traveled the world to bring this message to politicians. After a natural disaster, terrorist threat, economic downturn, biological warfare such as a flu virus, or starting a war are all examples of the conditions that are necessary before a government can bring about the change it desires.
Remember the ‘shock and awe’ of the invasion of Iraq. The newspapers and the television networks did their part in promoting the illegal war, with the Orwellian doublespeak at the bottom of the television screens, “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” In this case the people of Iraq were being shocked and terrorized, and the American people(most unknowingly) had their Constitution and their Bill of Rights gutted by the Patriot Act. Huge steps were made in advancing a Police State in the U.S. from 2001 to the present.