The Shock Doctrine (2007)

  |  Documentary, Animation, Short


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Drawing surprising connections between market methods and CIA torture techniques developed in the 1950s, the film explores how well-known events of the recent past have been theaters for the shock doctrine, from Pinochet's coup in Chile, to the Tiananmen Square Massacre, to the war in Iraq today.


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27 May 2015 | gtranquilla-11638
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| Keystone XL would become the Artery of Death!
One would expect a great film documentary to be based, first and foremost, on a great book. But IMHO not in this case! The book starts out well with some solid factual data so as to gain some credibility then goes down hill from there. The book is not well organized, lacks brevity and clarity and is quite frankly a confusing and very hard read......Arguments in favour of reconfiguring evil capitalism into something better falls flat on its face.

The artery of death comment is just one of several examples of hyperbole..... and over the top claims about catastrophic climate change etc.

In view of the recent epic failures of wind and solar alternative energy offerings in Germany, the author leave no room for reasonable alternatives to petroleum and coal based economies. This is not surprising since her scientific knowledge does not appear to extend much beyond high school level. And BTW according to my data source, this author failed to complete a college or University education. So the question is..... How did this author make it this far? Well for one thing...... she arranged for the "Occupy Wall Street protesters to immediately align with a proposed Keystone XL protest at the National Mall in Washington DC. So the optics looked very good for mainstream media coverage which in turn had a powerful impact on voter perception and in turn key political decisions made at the White House.

But rest assured, the book on which this documentary is based will get rave reviews by those in the "Occupy Wall Street" movement as well as the scientifically illiterate eco-environmentalist!

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