Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Shock Doctrine

Thanks to Charles Smith at Of Two Minds for bringing this to my attention.

The Shock Doctrine is a new short film by Alfonso Cuarón (the Director of Children of Men) based on the new book by Naomi Klein regarding how leaders in power use shock techniques to control entire populations.

"Only a crisis -- real or perceived -- produces real change." -- Milton Friedman

As the short film says: "Information is shock resistance. Arm yourself."

1 comment:

Dave said...

I was reading a post on the 'Austrian Economists' blog the other day, and his point was that it won't be a disaster (terrorism, weather, etc) that is our downfall, but rather the government using said disaster as a pretext for eliminating constitutional protections. Not a bad point.