Catherine Austin Fitts: Covid19 Shutdown is “Disaster Capitalism”

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Catherine Austin Fitts of called the shutdowns over Covid19 “disaster capitalism.”

“To declare churches and small businesses non-essential but liquor stores essential…has nothing to do with health crisis,” Fitts said. “It has to do with disaster capitalism and basically, organized crime centralizing control of the economy.”

Disaster capitalism is “the practice (by a government, regime, etc) of taking advantage of a major disaster to adopt liberal economic policies that the population would be less likely to accept under normal circumstances,” according to

“And that includes the riots and the protests,” Fitts adds. “If you look at the pattern of the riots and the protests, it looks to me like real estate acquisition.”

Last week Fitts and her team pointed out a startling fact: much of the destruction caused by these “riots” have taken place in opportunity zones.

Federally designated opportunity zones allow investments in “distressed” neighborhoods to offset massive profits realized from capital gains (the selling of assets, oftentimes financial assets).

When you invest in these types of neighborhoods, the upside for potential profit is significant, Fitts says.

“The reason they’re going in and raping places with these riots, so that they can acquire massive real estate is, when you integrate new technology into that real estate – particularly low-priced energy – the wealth creation is incredible. And they don’t want to share it with the people that run the little businesses…now.”

Fitts and her team at Solari have mapped out points where local businesses have been destroyed and overlaid them with opportunity zones in certain cities. The results are stunning.

Watch Fitts’ comments in their entirety on here.

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