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Sequester This! A story of sabotage and theft

Michael I. Niman Ph.D., Buffalo State College

Abstract

The “crisis” we are facing, what this week we’re calling “the sequester,” is an illusion sustained by a compliant media who dutifully parrot choreographed memes and metaphorical names while otherwise remaining asleep at the wheel. There is no phenomenon either in the natural world or in the history of our economic structures that goes by the name “the sequester.” There is no hurricane or typhoon blowing through our economy. There is no earthquake shaking the foundations of our monetary system. There is no landslide threatening to bury us and no wildfire about to incinerate us. Godzilla is not about to destroy Tokyo. Mothra is not real. There is no “sequester.”

Suggested Citation

Michael I. Niman Ph.D.. "Sequester This! A story of sabotage and theft" ArtVoice Mar. 2013.