Exaggerating Harvey: Why Disaster Capitalists Say It’s a “500 Year Storm”

UPDATE: To my point… the author of Disaster Capitalism, Naomi Klein, has gone on Democracy NOW! to talk about hurricane Harvey. You think she talked about all the disaster capitalism that was practiced in the wake of Katrina and Haiti and all the rest trying to warn folks we have to be concerned about that? No. She says it’s WRONG to NOT POLITICIZE tragedies like Harvey and why all the media SHOULD be USING THE MOMENT to talk about… GLOBAL WARMING (boo). Yep. She says no one is saying GLOBAL WARMING (boo) CAUSED Harvey, but she is talking a bunch of gobbly gook about how it is the “accelerant” that made it worse. She says the oil industry is an “accelerant”, poverty is an “accelerant”, racism is an “accelerant”.

But she uttered not a word on the technocrats who are moving in as we speak looking to profit from the chaos and ironically, she herself was literally saying folks should USE this moment to advance their cause of GLOBAL WARMING (BOO)… heck, kind of like she herself is a neoliberal technocrat (did you guys know just how financially invested Goldman Sachs is in GLOBAL WARMING (BOO)?)

In no way is this intended to diminish the suffering of the people effected by hurricane Harvey but I have to remind folks and warn them of the vultures who look to profit from every crisis in the wake of such events and the larger the crisis, the greater the profit.

links after the break

Harvey called a “500 year storm” http://www.chron.com/news/houston-weather/article/1-000-year-old-oak-tree-survives-Hurricane-Harvey-12031175.php

Largest Hurricanes to hit U.S. http://geology.com/hurricanes/largest-hurricane/

Sheriff cites Twitter to up death toll http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/harvey-death-toll-rise-residents-urged-stand-roof-article-1.3446395

New York Times article on Harvey https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/climate/how-hurricane-harvey-became-so-destructive.html

Tropical Storm Allison https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_Storm_Allison

Disaster Capitalism and Katrina http://www.naomiklein.org/shock-doctrine/resources/disaster-capitalism-in-action/tags/hurricane%2Bkatrina

Rahm Emanuel says Never Let a Good Crisis Go To Waste https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiBirb9gvrVAhUKOSYKHY7WA9oQtwIIPzAE&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DPb-YuhFWCr4&usg=AFQjCNE75Ud1uKGdljiB0rQ_tRG5MEpNMQ

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8 Responses

  1. I watched the weather forecast graphs during Harvey and each time the Low supporting this event tried or started to move, it was like a giant hand swept it back over the Houston area.

    Flooding our the #1 oil refinery place in the USA, making for a rise in gas, oil and heating products, just in time for the Winter fill-up.

    It would be interesting to see who placed commodity bets on the rise on gasoline and heating oil prices ahead of Harvey, if we only had something like a Security Exchange Commission to find out.

  2. See what the Hurricane Harvey thieves are looting in Houston. They’re posting on Twitter.


    • my post on Twitter:

      Scott Creighton‏ @willyloman1 39s39 seconds ago

      as expected the destabilizing PR teams use the hurricane for some race-baiting with #Harveylootcrew . anyone stupid enough to believe this?

  3. Twenty more inches to come. It’s bad.


    • ah… “the WORST EVER IN THE HISTORY OF EVER!!!!” oh… ok.. but you know, I happen to actually READ the links people provide and you know what YOURS includes?

      this statement:

      “Note: These PWS totals are unofficial and may reflect data from uncalibrated gauges, which can give erroneous readings.”

      and even the “OFFICIAL” totals from the NCEP come with the following disclaimer:


      so no, influence peddler, I was not proved to be “flat out wrong” and in fact, your presence here actually proves my point that someone out there has a VESTED INTEREST in making this crisis the “WORST EVER IN THE HISTORY OF EVER” at any and all costs

  4. It s so funny how supposed anti-establishment radicals sound only a bit different from Goldman Sachs, Al Gore, Fortune 500 corporations or the International Monetary Fund when it comes to commenting about the environment (Webster Tarpley and Lyndon Larouche were right on this one, in my opinion- you don’t have to agree).

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