Sunday, June 13, 2010


June 13/2010-6:29 PM EST.
   By : Isaac N

   This could be the biggest ever forced land grab, reminiscent of the " Trail of tears ".

     The Trail of Tears was the relocation and movement of Native Americans, including many members of the Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, and Choctaw nations among others in the United States, from their homelands to Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma) in the Western United States. The phrase originated from a description of the removal of the Choctaw Nation in 1831.Many Native Americans suffered from exposure, disease, and starvation while en route to their destinations, and many died, including 4,000 of the 15,000 relocated Cherokee.

     April 20, 2010, 179 years later, could have been the start of a modern-day " Trail of Tears " for the Gulf Coast residents.Literally, as reports in the media have surfaced, of  " burning sensations of the eyes " that have been reported since the onset of COREXIT applications. Also, something not taken into consideration are two crucial things.

1.  Louisiana’s economy, based primarily on shipping, petrochemicals, and tourism, has held up better than most during the recent downturn – a dramatic reversal of fortune from the difficult financial times following Hurricane Katrina just five years ago. Louisiana has the tenth lowest unemployment rate in the nation, and is the only state to add non-farm jobs so far this year. The state never experienced a speculative bubble in housing so foreclosure rates have never spiked. It remains to be seen what long-term effects the recent cataclysmic British Petroleum oil spill will have on the state’s coffers, but for right now billions of dollars in government-backed rebuilding projects keep the flags flying. Louisiana Land for Sale may be an ideal investment for riding out the recession.

2.  In the typical tradition of Friedman-esque business practices of seizing opportunity in disaster, Milton Friedman was quoted in the Wall Street Journal as saying " Most New Orleans schools are in ruins, as are the homes of the children who have attended them. The children are know scattered all over the country. This is a tragedy. It is also an opportunity to radically reform the educational system ". What he meant was, ... it's time to make some dirty deals. Before Katrina, there were 123 public schools and 7 private charter schools. After the hurricane, there were 31 private charter schools, all built by the largest engineering firm on the planet. Also, most of the union teachers were fired.This is directly indicative of corporate/government deals

   If they couldn't make people leave with bad weather and the threat of foreclosures, chemical warfare should definitly do the job.

The Voluntary Principles page under my topics will fill in the rest for you.

SOURCE :  " The Shock Doctrine, Rise of Disaster Capitalism " By Naomi Klein

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