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Claiming a situation of emergency - check!

Running through an economic program that impoverishes most of the population - check!

Doing so without anyone having time to read it (including the parliamentarians) - check!

Landing blow upon blow - check!

Actually depressing the economy and using that as an argument for further "reform" - check!

Yes, it is shock-doctrine.

Continuing the list, if these bums are voted out, the new ones will be treated to seminars on how anything but keeping the result of the reforms.

Hopefully the protests and strikes can affect things, and hopefully that in turn will not be thwarted by military forces.

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by A swedish kind of death on Fri May 14th, 2010 at 06:07:46 AM EST
So much for our wonderful democracies.  It all comes down to who controls "military force" in the end, i.e. are you willing to get bloody to survive.

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Fri May 14th, 2010 at 06:13:31 AM EST
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This time administered by our friendly European Union.

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat May 15th, 2010 at 07:15:43 AM EST
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