The Shock Doctrine - documentary

The Shock Doctrine
Rated 86
by 2 people.

The Shock Doctrine: In this fascinating documentary, Naomi Klein explains how the American “free market” policies have come to dominate the world for almost half a century. It suggests techniques developed by economist Milton Friedman, have been used again and again throughout the world in order to exploit countries and societies revelling in situations of extreme shock. By using the public disorientation during these incidents of extreme grief and shock, they then respond with swift military action and pass dubious bills in light of the “extreme circumstances”. More relevant now than ever.

Naomi Klein
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smithy rated

I just saw The Shock Doctrine. I have no problem with any of the ideas presented, and honestly have no real opinion this way or that. Every argument seems sound. However, if Ms. Klein counts 9/11 as an example of Shock tactics, doesn't that sort of imply that she thinks 9/11 was an inside job? A notion I find rather shaky, but still, I'm curious to see what someone else would think about it.

The movie also mentions, for instance, natural disasters used as a basis for these tactics. As silvergloss pointed out, the situation doesn't have to be orchestrated in order to profit from it. But the way the movie was edited, the time of the attack on Pentagon in particular did seem overly convenient...

Reviewed on December 02, 2015



dude 2015-11-24 18:28:52

Had to watch three times before any of it became clear


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