Naomi Klein addressed #OccupyWallStreet Thursday

Following the now famous analysis of her book, Shock Doctrine, Klein asserts:

If there is one thing I know, it is that the 1 percent loves a crisis. When people are panicked and desperate and no one seems to know what to do, that is the ideal time to push through their wish list of pro-corporate policies: privatizing education and social security, slashing public services, getting rid of the last constraints on corporate power. Amidst the economic crisis, this is happening the world over.

And there is only one thing that can block this tactic, and fortunately, it’s a very big thing: the 99 percent. And that 99 percent is taking to the streets from Madison to Madrid to say “No. We will not pay for your crisis.”

That slogan began in Italy in 2008. It ricocheted to Greece and France and Ireland and finally it has made its way to the square mile where the crisis began.

“Why are they protesting?” ask the baffled pundits on TV. Meanwhile, the rest of the world asks: “What took you so long?” “We’ve been wondering when you were going to show up.” And most of all: “Welcome.”

5 Responses to Naomi Klein addressed #OccupyWallStreet Thursday

  1. nev says:

    part of the 1%. sorry i am not impressed.

    • Why should the 99% care if you are unimpressed? If impressing the 1% were a movement goal….. But it isn’t.

    • Guillermo says:

      somewhere between 400-700 arserted. As they approached the bridge, they were divided (they being the protesters). Keep in mind that 2 days prior to the march, JP Morgan Chase made a multi-million Dollar donation to the Police Department. ??? 0 0

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: