posted on May, 7 2008 @ 05:11 AM
If you think capitalism as currently run is a good.
If you think there’s no Empire(s).
If you think politicians will change the world.
If you think when we “aid” countries to develop it is to really help them.
If you think governments can’t kill people or overthrow foreign elected governments.
If you think corporations don’t run the world.
If you think we liberate people from evil dictators for their own good.
If you want to know why the world is such a mess.
If you want to know what’s going on in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador, Afghanistan…
Then you must read “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” by John Perkins.
Who is John Perkins :
John Perkins on wikipedia
What this book is about :
Book on Wikipedia
It’s about people paid “to encourage world leaders to become part of a vast network that promotes U.S. commercial interests. In the end, those
leaders become ensnared in a web of debt that ensures their loyalty.”
Those people call themselves Economic Hit Men or EHMs.
It started in the early 50’s when a CIA agent, Kermit Roosevelt was sent to Iran to overthrow the democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister
Mohammad Mossadegh, and put in place the pro-America dictator Mohammad Reza Shah.
The PTB then understood that it was the best strategy to build empires.
To build those empires they produce highly inflated economic forecasts and arrange huge
loans that countries can never repay so they become easy targets when U.S need favors (military bases, access to oil…).
In the process few families then become fabulously wealthy, because those loans are used to build infrastructures (airport, power plant…), and one
agreement of the loans is that they use U.S companies to build those infrastructures…
If the EHMs fail, then the jackals step in to “remove” leaders that won’t play follow the corporations’ rules, and if the jackals fail then
young soldiers are sent to “serve their country”.
Of course this book is written by an American, so he only talks about U.S. foreign policies, U.S. corporations but lets not fool ourselves…others
empires play the same game…with the same rules.
Of course I knew corporations played a huge roles in the world but not in that way, that book was a great eye-opener, and I’m glad I “bought”
1st step : spread the word
Ps : Sorry if my English is bad, it not my mother tongue, and since it’s my first thread, mods feel free to move it wherever it belongs, and correct
any of my mistakes.