Flash fiction (a hundred words or fewer) #7: The Free Market

I don’t think the government carried out 9/11 as a false-flag operation to establish a fascist state.  Rather than go to the trouble of destroying prime real-estate in downtown Manhattan, the feds could have quietly implemented authoritarian policies with no protest except from a few extreme left- and right-wingers, and who pays attention to the political fringe, anyway?  Yes, 9/11 did help soften up the public for even more extreme government repression, but since Reagan, the free market has ruled; any federal involvement in 9/11 would have counted as, yuck, socialist meddling.  (We could call the terrorists independent entrepreneurs.)


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