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Disaster Capitalism and the failed NYC attack

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posted on May, 4 2010 @ 09:44 AM
If anyone is curious about whether disaster capitalism exists or not, take a look at the recent failed Times Square car bombing for an example. At the first press conference featuring the governor, mayor, and police chief, when asked what message does Bloomberg wish to relay to the public regarding this even, he stated that this is the reason why homeland security funding should not be cut from NYC! The initial reaction he had was not to appease the fears of New Yorkers, but to instead pass the message that this will continue unless more money is given to the city.

Then, today, the following two articles...

Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly says there should be a recorded view of every street and sidewalk from Central Park down to 34th Street. Experts say that could act as a deterrent.


"New York City is the number one terror target in the world, which is why we always have to keep in mind that New York has to receive the homeland security funding that it needs," Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., ranking Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee said this morning.

Again, as the result of the failed (due to luck or otherwise) car bombing, the City of New York stands to significantly profit from such an act. A city wide camera grid, plus monitors, would be a hefty contract. Would the city have to pay for this? Not if the Homeland Security Committee gets a say!

While it stands to say that security measures that would prevent mass harm is a positive, if it was really that affective, shouldn't it have already been put into place after, say, 9/11? The only time such a suggestion comes into play is when either fear is running wild, or when someone stands to profit off of it...or both. This isn't to say the NYC attempt was apart of a massive NWO conspiracy, but instead that the powers with the proper resources will exploit any random opportunity for profit, and, control. This is the true NWO modus operandi. This is disaster capitalism at work.

[edit on 5/4/2010 by thomasblackraven]

posted on May, 4 2010 @ 05:17 PM
Bloomberg's logic: funding should not be cut so we can continue to fail to prevent attacks such as this and make more money in the process.

More stupidity from one of the most egoistic and megalomaniacal knaves in politics today. Remember he was a businessman and billionaire long before he became our humble public servant, and his business was (and is) money.

posted on May, 4 2010 @ 05:52 PM
Bloomberg is a quintessential totalitarian just as 95% of our government officials are.

The new rules created by the Patriot Act have not stopped one thing yet. I have not seen them show any proof as of yet, to any such arrests or successes. They state the information needs to be kept secret for the purpose of ongoing investigations. BULL#!

Why they have not shown any proof? Because this has NOTHING to do with that. It has to do with controlling the citizenry.

Naomi Kline is where you got this disaster capitalism idea? Just wondering.

I would just call it totalitarianism. Nothing really special. Police state, tyranny, etc etc etc. This disaster capitalism sounds like a sound bite to demonize free markets, that are not really free to begin with.

Sounds like a manufactured spiel to demonize freedoms and liberty for the institution of another control parameter.

How bout government leave the people alone and PUNISH THE CRIMINALS.

I know that is a hard thing to do because there are more criminals in government then any other segment of our society.

Kind of odd how that is the truth and no one that espouses rhetoric to institute more control NEVER mention that part.


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