AMY : This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report, as we wrap up today’s show with Part 2 of our conversation with best-selling author and journalist Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. Her new book is called No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need. To accompany the book, The Intercept recently made this video.
Monday, July 3, 2017
Naomi Klein: The Worst Is Yet to Come with Trump, So We Must Be Ready for Shock Politics
There is an imperative that we listen to the voices of those such as Naomi Klein. Those who believe the toxic propaganda and cultural story that our freedoms have been won through dropping bombs and war are at high risk of being blind to the corporate takeover of our government over the past nearly 40 years and the profoundly dangerous slide into authoritarianism that we are witnessing today. The story that soldiers and war bring us freedom must be replaced with the truth - that each and every one of us is responsible for fighting for democracy. This begins with taking very seriously our responsibility for informing ourselves. - Molly