5 step plan to thwart the normalization of Trump and his regime.

Naomi Klein lays out an actual 5-steps plan we need to follow to thwart the normalization of Trump and his regime.

SHOCK. It’s a word that has come up a lot since November— for obvious reasons.

Watch Naomi Klein's latest video produced by The Intercept .

"I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about shock. Ten years ago, I published “The Shock Doctrine ,” an investigation that spanned four decades from Pinochet’s U.S.-backed coup in 1970s Chile to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

I noticed a brutal and recurring tactic by right wing governments. After a shocking event – a war, coup, terrorist attack, market crash or natural disaster – exploit the public’s disorientation. Suspend democracy. Push through radical “free market” policies that enrich the 1 percent at the expense of the poor and middle class.

The Trump administration is creating chaos. Daily. Of course many of the scandals are the result of the president’s ignorance and blunders – not some nefarious strategy.

But there is also no doubt that some savvy people around Trump are using the daily shocks as cover to advance wildly pro-corporate policies that bear little resemblance to what Trump pledged on the campaign trail.

And the worst part? This is likely just the warm up.

We need to focus on what this Administration will do when it has a major external shock to exploit.

Here's a 5-step plan. "

Naomi Klein

I saw Naomi and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor speak last night at The Neptune here in Seattle. They discussed her no book, "No Is Not Enough", https://www.noisnotenough.org/. They also spent some time grieving over the loss of Charleena Lyles, the injustice of her death, and the death threats that Keeanga has been receiving (dozens) since the alt-right news outlets began attacking her for calling out Trump about his racism, sexism, and megalomania.

All in all it was a good talk. About the dangers of the time we are in, and the chance in this for us to envision what winning looks like, and how we can get there.

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