"We're not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that's fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you've made enough money. But, you know, part of the American way is, you know, you can just keep on making it..." — on Wall Street reform, Quincy, Illinois, April 29, 2010. More
Naomi Klein explains how "shock" and awe of entire populations produces the same results as torturing a detainee. "Disaster Capitalism" provides the economic shock.
But first to fake a popular election. How to get people to vote for more of the same? Vow "No more bailouts!" The damage is done. We won't be getting public money back from the massive bailouts industry already got:
Welfare fattened corporations and put the rest of us on the verge of homelessness and joblessness (facing foreclosure, underemployed, or very job-insecure). And let's give more money than Dick Cheney and W gave to the military.
The debt widens. Fear spreads. And if we feel insecure, we can rest assured that the name has already been changed from the Department of "War" to the Department of "Defense."