2001: 9/11 (Bush on holiday with dossier that says “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in Mainland USA”)
2003– Iraq (“Stuff happens”)
2005 Hurricane Katrina
2008 Wall Street implodes
Anyone see a pattern here?
Apres moi le deluge needs to be updated to “Simultaneously with moi, le deluge”—no?
Capitalism is reactive. The environmental crisis demands proactive attention (as does everything else on this list...).