The modern snowflake is quite wondrous

Capitalism has been described as “creative destruction.” In the worst case scenario it is human beings who are destroyed. The market does not care. Profits over people is the true “golden rule” and the “invisible hand” at work in its most cruel form.

Hurricane Harvey and its horrific aftermath will be an exercise in disaster capitalism. (Yes, it’s a tropical storm now, but made landfall as a severe hurricane.)

Harvey and its aftermath offer an opportunity for gangster capitalists to further undermine the commons and the public square. Harvey has created a stage on which the profiteers and price-gougers will take advantage of a desperate public.

OK, standard boilerplate.

There is an another troubling dimension to the Harvey disaster that few observers have considered. The rebuilding of Houston and surrounding community will provide an opportunity for Donald Trump to appear “presidential” by funneling hundreds of billions of dollars into the cleanup and construction effort. This could be an opening Trump to leverage the “economic populism” he promised to his angry racist voters during the 2016 campaign. Such a move would only further cement his cult-like hold on his base of supporters.

Eh? But state spending, government spending, will also be bad?

8 thoughts on “The modern snowflake is quite wondrous”

  1. “Chauncey Devega”??? FFS where are they finding these commie cunts? Moscow central committee would have sent them straight to the camps just after hearing their fucking names never mind their fuckwit opinions.

    Isn’t Salon the one openly calling for civil war against whitey? They should change their name to Saloon cos they must be pissed a helluva lot more than they are pissed off.

    Last Chance Saloon indeed.

  2. How dare the President spend Federal money on blue-collar workers doing useful things like construction, when everyone knows that Federal money should only be spent on white-collar paper-pushing jobs.

    Two minutes later they’ll go back to demanding Federal money for all the things that their state won’t provide.

  3. Far left progressivism is a jealous movement.

    “All within the movement, nothing outside the movement, nothing against the movement”.

    Trump is outside the movement. Therefore everything he does, thinks, or believes is wrong – along with everyone who agrees with him about anything.

    Pretty simple, really.

  4. There is an another troubling dimension to the Harvey disaster that few observers have considered. The rebuilding of Houston and surrounding community will provide an opportunity for Donald Trump to appear “presidential” by funneling hundreds of billions of dollars into the cleanup and construction effort. This could be an opening Trump to leverage the “economic populism” he promised to his angry racist voters during the 2016 campaign. Such a move would only further cement his cult-like hold on his base of supporters.

    Want more Trump? This is how you get it.

    And Ecks, DeVega is a lefty cunt of no large following. It doesn’t surprise me that you’ve never heard of him before. The skinny? In terms of intellect and temperament you could classify him as a male, non-white version of Amanduh Marcotte.

  5. ‘angry racist voters’

    The expiration date has already passed on the ‘angry racist voters’ schtick.

    And Salon seems not to care that the people they are talking about know what Salon is saying about them.

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