I came downstairs last night around 11:30 and Blue Kid was lying on the couch watching TV. I walked over to the love seat and said, "Where's my book?" I flipped up the blanket at the one end and there it was.
I settled in and started reading.
"Mom, what are you reading?"
"It's called The Shock Doctrine."
"Where'd you get it?"
"Nana got it for me."
"What's it about?"
"It's about Disaster Capitalism. Meaning, there are powerful people that either take advantage of natural disasters -- like hurricane Katrina -- by going in as soon as possible after the disaster has struck to make as much money on the situation as possible. Or, they create disasters -- like the war in Iraq -- so they can go in and make as much money as possible."
The microwave dinged, indicating that something Blue Kid was heating up was done. He got up and walked towards to kitchen, "Well, this is one of those times that I hope there's a hell. And that people like that will burn in it."
My first reaction was to correct him. But I kept silent. I was only 39 pages into the book and from what I had read so far, Blue Kid had hit the nail on the head.