What to do? What to do? "I know. I've got it," proclaims President Obama, "We'll cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. I'm so brilliant." Really? Why didn't I think of that?
So is the "debt crisis' just another trumped up scam to steal Social Security?
The so called 'dept crisis' mayhem is what Naomi Klein discusses in her international and New York Times bestseller, "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism." In her book Klein argues that the free market policies of Milton Friedman and the Chicago School of Economics were able to push through unwanted so called reforms in Chile, Russia and the United States while the citizens were reacting to disasters and upheavals.
The shock doctrine was used in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to privatize the New Orleans Public Schools. It was also used to start the Iraq war by creating hysteria over WMD's, which did not exist except in the imaginations and think tanks of the Bush Administration and the corporate media who banged the drums non-stop for war. It's called brainwashing.
I knew there were no WMD's. I lived through the Vietnam War and since my father served in military intelligence Saigon I paid close attention to what went on. I knew all about the Gulf of Tonkin, My Lai Massacre and a myriad of other lies and atrocities our government used to get their message front and center in order to carry out their misdeeds. You see growing up in the military our government's lies directly affected my family. For me it's personal. So I learned to look deeper -- look beneath the propaganda to see what's really going on.
The shock doctrine was used to steal our money and bail out Wall Street and the too big to fail banks by once again chanting, "The sky is falling! The sky is falling!" Millions of Americans, however, weren't buying it and wrote and called by the thousands demanding our leaders not bail them out but let the market self correct and for a brief moment there was a glimmer of hope as the first vote did not pass but alas they just tried again and this time it went through and our government handed over 700 billion of our tax dollars to these corrupt institutions and their criminal occupants with the hopes Wall Street would share this money in the form of loans with Main Street which has not happened.
And now they are implementing the shock doctrine once again. This time it's to steal our Social Security money and get rid of Medicare and Medicaid. It's all lies. Smoke and mirrors. A game of Three Card Monty. Call it what you will. The goal is to steal Social Security and the safety nets that were put in place by the New Deal to protect Americans from economic tsunamis'.
Don't take my word for it; according to Michael Hudson, Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, "This is evil working with evil." They are using this so called "debt crisis' to gut any and all social programs that were set up by the New Deal to protect Americans. Two years ago Obama set up the Debt Reduction Commission and their goals were 1) Cut Social Security 2) When choosing between Wall Street and Social Security to choose Wall Street. "Let no good crisis go to waste." was Obama's former White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel's, motto.