We here at DemocraticNationUSA have been saying (SHOUTING!) for the past dozen years, that THE RIGHT-WING AGENDA is simplicity itself: to TAKE America, and the vast majority of AMERICANS, as FAR BACK TOWARDS CHATTEL-SLAVERY as humanly (politically, practically, feasibly) possible.
Naomi Klein, in her book "The SHOCK DOCTRINE: The Rise of DISASTER CAPITALISM" outlines the ability of wealthy elites and financial managers to EXPLOIT DISASTERS FOR PROFITS, usually at the expense of victims.
Even before Klein came out her book, financial hired-gun John Perkins explained a similar, premeditated process, whereby financial elites could EXTORT a developing nation's valuable resources and assets AWAY from the people and citizens of that nation, by rigging financial failures in advance, in Perkins' book, "Confessions of an Economic Hitman."
Here in America thousands upon millions of Americans are familiar with an extremely similar process by which American credit cards SUCK CONSUMERS IN to LIFETIME DEBT: it is called "BAIT & SWITCH" credit, the soulless credit companies KNOWINGLY EXTEND MORE CREDIT than (statistically) credit card users will be able to pay back without, at some time, missing a payment or paying late ---> GOTCHA! The bankers then NAIL their customers. We here at DemNationUSA personally went from a 3% paid-in-advance interest rate (advance fee on a "0% interest rate") balance at Bank of America to a ___29.29%____ rate after a business emergency made us miss a due date by 3 days. BoA's hired credit associate let us know that we had violated the "TERMS AND CONDITIONS" of our contract... and that BoA now had EVERY RIGHT to SOCK IT TO US with a nearly THIRTY-PERCENT annual interest rate!
Quite simply, America's FINANICAL BULLIES do NOT believe in making an honest living: THEY ARE RELENTLESSLY LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES to EXTORT and LOOT customers, consumers, and, thanks to the Bush administration and complicit corporate "Democrats" - AMERICAN TAXPAYERS as well....
Below, LONG before Naomi Klein codefied her "SHOCK DOCTRINE", America actually witnessed a REAL-LIFE case of DISASTER CAPITALISM... ghoulish planters in the Mississippi Delta using the disaster of THE GREAT FLOOD of 1927, AS AN EXCUSE to treat Black laborers and sharecroppers AS SLAVES, SHOOTING and KILLING those flood victims who resisted the round-up and forced labor under shotgun rule... AS local planters and businessmen STOLE the FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE MEANT for the traumatized disaster victims.
PRESIDENT OBAMA has ONE SIMPLE CHOICE for his administration: IS HE ON THE SIDE
of the workers and sharecroppers, or IS HE ON THE SIDE OF THE BANKERS, LOAN-SHARKS, ECONOMIC HIT-MEN, and CREDIT EXTORTIONISTS?
<< At its inception, sharecropping in the Delta held the promise of a decent standard of living and independence. In theory, with a good harvest, everyone stood to make money.
In reality, planters exploited the system to their advantage, and sharecroppers often wound up in debt at the end of each year. With no income during the off season, croppers were forced to buy food, clothing and other necessary supplies on credit from the plantation commissaries. Prices were exorbitant, goods were shoddy and debt piled up. When harvest time came around, tenants were often forced to sell their share of the crop directly to the plantation at below market prices. After the harvest, the tenants often failed to earn enough to cover their debts. While Delta planters enjoyed great prosperity, their tenants were stuck in an endless cycle of debt. As plantations consolidated and centralized, what little opportunities for advancement the croppers once had slipped away. Entrenched in poverty, sharecroppers began heading north for industrial jobs. >>