Shock Doctrine, The Movie!

Whitecross, who traveled to South America with Klein to shoot some of the film, says that those who were part of the military dictatorships there agree wholeheartedly with its premise. “I spoke with one of Pinochet’s ex-ministers and he said everything in the book pertaining to Chile is true and it was good what we did because people need to be told what to do. He said people needed the free market and they weren’t ready for it.”

Winterbottom -“The first reaction to the financial crisis was that the banks were saying: OK we’ve been making huge profits, now here are several hundred billions of dollars of debts, and they’re yours, ” he says. “That is very typical of them trying to use the crisis for their own advantage.”

[more @ Spiegel Online]


4 Responses to “Shock Doctrine, The Movie!”

  1. libhomo Says:

    Rightist here in the US have the same attitude about the general public needing to be told what to do.

  2. RickB Says:

    And they all loved Pinochet, rather disturbingly.

  3. libhomo Says:

    They seem to understand solidarity better than the general public does.

  4. RickB Says:

    Well they like to follow authoritarian leaders and conspire against those different to themselves, I like to think solidarity is a more conscious thing based on principle.

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