Sunday, October 18, 2009

In this video, Stephan Colbert pretends to defend making money off disasters. Despite his jokes, Klein gets her argument across. Notice the connection she makes to Hurricane Katrina. How do you think this argument relates to our overall course theme of America's place in the world?

- In this video Naomi Klein explains how the government uses the shock tactic to make money off events and disasters that occur in the U.S. and i agree. The government knows exactly how to squeeze the money out of people. When these events happen people end up so dumb founded they depend on the government to know better and sort of lead a guiding path but instead they take the same money we think is being put to good use and do their own thing. This argument can be related to almost all of the reading that's being done in U.S. History. America tries to take advantage of another country and says their just trying to make the lives of the people there better. But are their intentions really that innocent? I doubt it. They say one thing and almost always mean the opposite. They only try to take advantage and benefit themselves. They don't even bother to give back or really help out the system of the colony.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes I think that America does not see what harm it is doing to the people. Remember the Mardi Gras film and Roger? What if it is a very similiar situation? What if the government thinks their plans are such a superb idea but when it is actually being enforced things aren't working for the people as they planned. Bush never touched the soil where Hurrican Katrina hit, there are many things he did not see and probably till this day not understand.

October 22, 2009 at 7:50 AM  
Blogger Adams said...

The shock doctrine is by-far worse than the ledeen doctrine. The American govt. say to one another, "why don't we just take advantage of a country that is already in a poor state, so we can make money off them and be richer?"... The video "Life And Debt" explains this. The U.S appears to be helping, but they actually aren't...gud job amanda.

October 22, 2009 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger Edison Estrella said...

I agree, the U.S government has always taken advantage of poor countries, for their own benefit. The U.S goes to all these different countries, suppostly to help them. But in reality they go with the same purpose, that is to gain more power and resources. Instead of helping, I believe they destroy it!!!

Keep it up w/ the hard work ;)

October 22, 2009 at 9:18 AM  

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