Sunday, June 29, 2008

1972 wrote:
Not an answer.
Care to connect the dots for someone not on the same page as you?
Bad economy = prison camps?

I think Mur's point is that this isn't simply 'a bad economy.' This is the ultimate economic and social meltdown. The time when the chickens come home to roost. Such a meltdown will not occur in a vacuum. The social consequences will lead to everything from suicide to rebellion- the total dissolution of civil society. In such a world you can expect the State to exercise any means necessary to maintain its grip on power. But I think Mur might be wrong about the need for these camps. The neocon fascists will resort to wholesale execution instead- just as they've done in Iraq.