Yesterday, while driving, I heard Naomi Klein speak. I checked out her blog at:
I contemplated that Lehman Brothers gave out $5.7 billion dollars in bonuses in 2007. It seems there is a question now as to whether the top people were distributing the wealth among themselves before the collapse. There may be legal action on that.
Naomi said that the Bushies began their war on history after 9-11. They said there would be no more pre-9-11 thought and that is the best way to destabilize a nation, a government.
Milton Friedman first said in 1962: “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. . . . Our basic function [is] to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible”—by which he meant enacting radical deregulation, privatization of national industries and public-sector programs, and deep cuts to the welfare state— “becomes the politically inevitable.”
She then went on to speak of Argentina and the parallels here, and how Palin has three words and one intention, "Drill, Baby, Drill."
Also hurricane Katrina was the perfect vehicle for them to place their ideas of suspending a living wage, knocking down housing for the poor, and giving vouchers for schools. She said this is the McCain platform even now.
She said if you think back to the Republican primary debates, drilling offshore and in the Alaskan Refuge was not mentioned. It began in May with Gingrich who created a poll where if you heard the question you, too, might answer yes, to drilling. She read the words. It went out to 1000 voters. That poll convinced the Democrats to cave.
And here we are.
Naomi Klein will be on The Colbert Report tonight, so we can watch or listen to the debate and Colbert.