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Naomi Klein-Shock Doctrine, the Haiti edition.

Those rat bastards at the Heritage Foundation are already pushing their pro-american-corporationist agenda on Haiti. From Ms. Klein’s latest post:

Readers of the The Shock Doctrine know that the Heritage Foundation has been one of the leading advocates of exploiting disasters to push through their unpopular pro-corporate policies. From this document, they’re at it again, not even waiting one day to use the devastating earthquake in Haiti to push for their so-called reforms. The following quote was hastily yanked by the Heritage Foundation and replaced with a more diplomatic quote, but their first instinct is revealing:

“In addition to providing immediate humanitarian assistance, the U.S. response to the tragic earthquake in Haiti earthquake offers opportunities to re-shape Haiti’s long-dysfunctional government and economy as well as to improve the public image of the United States in the region.”

And Democracy Now! talks to her about it here.  From the DN transcript:

Journalist and author Naomi Klein spoke in New York last night and addressed the crisis in Haiti: “We have to be absolutely clear that this tragedy—which is part natural, part unnatural—must, under no circumstances, be used to, one, further indebt Haiti and, two, to push through unpopular corporatist policies in the interest of our corporations. This is not conspiracy theory. They have done it again and again.”

The carpetbagging Heritage fucks and their ilk, love a good natural disaster… don’t cha know? They get a proverbial woody over them when they happen in places like Haiti. They can rape and pillage legally and with the UN’s blessings. Douche nozzles all…