Check out Naomi Klein’s piece in the November 1s tissue of the Nation. “I used to worry that the United States was in the grip of extremists who sincerely believed that the Apocalypse was coming and that they and their friends would be airlifted to heavenly safety. I have since reconsidered. The country is indeed in the grip of extremists who are determined to act out the biblical climax–the saving of the chosen and the burning of the masses–but without any divine intervention. Heaven can wait. Thanks to the booming business of privatized disaster services, we’re getting the Rapture right here on earth.” For more click here. Probably more than any other journalist, Ms. Klein’s reporting is absolutely essential for understanding the way corporations benefit from natural and people-caused disasters.
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