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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 00:10 UTC
by dyn


Part 1/3 is the best, it explains a lot, about Iraq, Saddam, assassinations in Latin America and so on. Watch at least first 15 min. There are more videos and books from John Perkins, for more info check wiki page at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Perkins_(author).

According to Perkins, he began writing Confessions of an Economic Hit Man in the 1980s, but "threats or bribes always convinced me to stop."

According to his book, Perkins' function was to convince the political and financial leadership of underdeveloped countries to accept enormous development loans from institutions like the World Bank and USAID. Saddled with debts they could not hope to pay, those countries were forced to acquiesce to political pressure from the United States on a variety of issues. Perkins argues in his book that developing nations were effectively neutralized politically, had their wealth gaps driven wider and economies crippled in the long run. In this capacity Perkins recounts his meetings with some prominent individuals, including Graham Greene and Omar Torrijos. Perkins describes the role of an EHM as follows:

Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly-paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. They funnel money from the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign "aid" organizations into the coffers of huge corporations and the pockets of a few wealthy families who control the planet's natural resources. Their tools included fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder. They play a game as old as empire, but one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization.

Re: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 07:44 UTC
by kras
One of the best confessions-video in order to show to people what is going on behind the curtain.

Re: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 02:40 UTC
by dyn
You can show to people, but they won't look. Most people are ignorant or stupid, or both. I wonder how many times during the time of this civilization someone who had power to influence society realized this, and then decided to either abandon the idea, or to rule over people as a tyrant.

Re: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 07:42 UTC
by kras
Yes...i agree with you....and it's sad to see these ideas corrupt into the time.Zeitgeist (i think you have seen it) goes deeper to the reason of that.

Re: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 17:44 UTC
by dyn
BUMP for all the idiots. :-D

Re: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 18:05 UTC
by kras
dyn wrote:BUMP for all the idiots. :-D




BUMP? :sceptic: ..what is that?

Re: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 18:11 UTC
by dyn
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bump_(Internet)
To bump a thread on an internet forum is to post a reply to it purely in order to raise the thread's profile. This will typically return it to the top of the list of active threads. The term "to push-up" a thread is also used to describe this type of action. It has been suggested that "bump" is an acronym of "bring up my post", however this is almost certainly a backronym and the usage is entirely consistent with the verb "bump" which means "to knock to a new position". It can also be used in personal messages (PMs) or instant messages (IMs) on the Web, to return an older message to the top of the list.




+ BUMP :-D

Re: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 18:24 UTC
by kras
Ah....i red it many times to get it!!!! :popcorn: