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September 30, 2008

Nutroots Call for Exploiting Mortgage Crisis to Justify Radical Measures

Posted by Dave Blount at September 30, 2008 10:51 AM

Ominous words from the moonbats at the eponymously named Crooks and Liars:

In the end, I'm hoping for a more liberal version of the Shock Doctrine. If crises are used to force citizens to accept policies we normally wouldn't, what is stopping us from using this crisis to move the country towards a more progressive future?

The Shock Doctrine is a book by Naomi Klein. From the review:

Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine advances a truly unnerving argument: historically, while people were reeling from natural disasters, wars and economic upheavals, savvy politicians and industry leaders nefariously implemented policies that would never have passed during less muddled times. As Klein demonstrates, this reprehensible game of bait-and-switch isn't just some relic from the bad old days. It's alive and well in contemporary society, and coming soon to a disaster area near you.

The C&L folks opposed yesterday's bailout, but only because handing $700 billion of our money to the government to flush down the drain wasn't "progressive" enough. They've got a point: a complete ban on private property would make the whole mortgage issue moot.

Soon these radicals could have one of their own in the White House.

On a tip from LT Nixon.