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Economic Hitman

A friend of mine lent me John Perkin's Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. The book is a first hand account of Perkin's life as an economist working for a private U.S. firm, MAIN. He's sent to different less developed countries (Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, Iran et. al) to set up seemingly lucrative and modernized economies but under the surface the deals forged are complete frauds designed to make the rich richer and the poor poorer all the while furthering America's imperialist "corporatocracy ".

It would be great if we could just blame it all on a conspiracy, but we cannot. The empire depends on the efficacy of big banks, corporations, and governments -- the corporatocracy -- but it is not a conspiracy. This corporatocracy is ourselves -- we make it happen -- which, of course, is why most of us find it difficult to stand up and oppose it. We would rather glimpse conspirators lurking in the shadows, because most of us work for one of those banks, corporations, or governments, or in some way are dependent on them for the goods and services they produce and market. We cannot brings ourselves to bite the hand of the master who feeds us.

That is the situation I was pondering as I sat staring at the headlines on the screen of my computer. And it raised a number of questions. How do you rise up against a system that appears to provide you with your home and car, food and clothes, electricity and health care -- even when you know that the system also creates a world where twenty-four thousand people starve to death each day and millions more hate you, or at least hate the policies made by representatives you elected? How do you muster the courage to step out of line and challenge concepts you and your neighbors have always accepted as gospel, even when you suspect that the system is ready to self-destruct?



The book is getting some rave reviews at Amazon:

Laughed out loud, February 27, 2006


D. C. Carrad "augustabookman" (Augusta, GA United States)

As insubstantial as cotton candy or the stuff dreams are made of. This is an author in need of a therapist, not a publisher. If you believe anything in this book, you will believe that giant Masonic lizards rule the earth through their agent, Queen Elizabeth.


Looks like Perkins did a good job :)

15 Comments:

At Friday, March 03, 2006, Anonymous Ruby said...

Hey Q, I read that book over the Christmas holiday that I spent with my mom in florida. It was a great read and very inspiring.

It has given me the strength to make drastic changes in my life, powering down. Hey, if he can do it, so can others.

The book truly is a confessional, so I can see why your posted reviewer claims he needs a therapist. I find the "confession for my sins" vocabulary understandable, though I'm not, nor have I ever been, Catholic.

But how else to describe the need to atone? I'm glad to see anybody feel the necessity to right their past wrongs.

Can you imagine the criminals running the show now doing that?

I met the author at the West Palm Beach Barnes and Noble where he signed my book. Pretty cool guy.

 
At Friday, March 03, 2006, Anonymous Ruby said...

Hey Vper, sorry, I thought you were Q.

Great book to read.

 
At Friday, March 03, 2006, Blogger vper1 said...

No problem Ruby! I appreciate your thoughts :)

 
At Friday, March 03, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

hey vper1, awesome post! Things are coming to a head, just as perkins predicts. Very shortly we're going to see a new world dawning.

Ruby, I haven't read the book yet. But, as soon as I finish this semester, if the world is still in one piece, I'll pick up a copy from the library.

 
At Friday, March 03, 2006, Blogger tomtom said...

Nothing new

If we confuse dissent with disloyalty-if we deny the right of the individual to be wrong, unpopular, eccentric, or unorthodox-if we deny the essence of ratial equality [sic] then hundreds of millions in Asia and Africa who are shopping about for a new allegiance will conclude that we are concerned to defend a myth and our present privileged status. Every act that denies or limits the freedom of the individual in this country costs us the... confidence of men and women who aspire only to that freedom and independence of which we speak and for which our ancestors fought

Edward Murrow, TV-Radio journalist, note written in 1953

From his biography "Murrow, his live and times" by A.M. Spencer, page 412

Freedom and democracy in the US today are Hollywood style make ups, fakes. Thanks for a (still) free internet. But be aware that Feind hört mit.

Let the new Ed Murrows stand up

TomTom, Fearless Navigator

 
At Friday, March 03, 2006, Anonymous Mighty Thor said...

"TomTom," u've been had, brother: Ed Murrow is one of the paid mouthpieces/liars for the establishment, a scummy slanderer, for example, of one of the greatest patriots, Joe McCarthy, late Senator fm Wisconsin. When u talk about "racial equality" (I presume), u're just babbling the same stupid, brainless crap and idiot's propaganda that got us here in present predicament, the empire of big brother engaged in Orwellian "perpetual war for perp. peace."

Our magnificent white Christian American founders fought for white man's freedom--not for Indians or blacks who were recognized accurately as the enemies they were and are--to hell with them. And look then at the brilliant achievement those founders created, briefly--which was then turned into the Frankenstein Monster of empire by means of the Civil War.

But we can indeed universalize political-cultural principles by means of general Christian ideal of primacy of objective reality (which I understand the Musselmen also endorse) against Talmudic-Judaic subjectivity, hence then the following principle of state and local government and sovereignty

For that is what we must do: overthrow the present centralized imperial dictatorship, fueled by the Fed, this overthrow on basis of state and local supremacy--the only practical thing which can and must happen for people's freedom in coveted resurgence of (Spenglerian) historical cycle.

I read "...Hitman" but I don't think it was too significant as he doesn't mention anything specifically about the Federal Reserve Bank (Fed) counterfeiting scam or the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR--see JBS.org), speaking rather an awful lot of cliche's, I thought.

First thing u gotta be is HONEST; people are racist, and that isn't bad; thus we need our freedom according to race, hence state and local government and sovereignty. Keep up all ur excellent blogging efforts, by all means. Thor

 
At Friday, March 03, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

I have nothing against preferring your own race to another for marriage, or socializing.

But, Thor, you remain the epitome of arrogance in your persistent use of personal epithets to attack those who differ with you and your loathesome derogation of other races.

It is no wonder that people find you so offensive.

You are doing an excellent job of repelling people from truth, as you must be aware that people do not stick around sites whose content they find consistently and intolerably offensive-even if it's not shared by the authors of the blog.

Why do you continue to do it?

 
At Friday, March 03, 2006, Blogger efsaturn said...

I wonder the same about this "thor". Mostly I just ignore him bec I really just don't understand all his mumbo jumbo about the "template" and all that.

And even if these so called CFR are running the show, that doesn't mean that all Jews are in on it. Just like we "americans" are not all part of Bushco's schemes and planning.

But I do agree that this will keep others from seeing the truth and waking up to what is going on. They will read "thor's" stuff and think that everything here is just from a bunch of nut cases. (Not that I'm saying "thor" is a nut case. He/She is obviously very intelligent)

The thing that keeps coming to me now is that how many people will disappear to civilian camps? And will that leave only the moron millions left to continue to believe what is fed to them? And how long until our free internet is gone? How long until we are censored like China?

 
At Friday, March 03, 2006, Anonymous Mighty Thor said...

Well qrswave, I understand ur sentiments, though I must say u don't exactly specify what u object to in particular.

And dear qrswave, u should be honest urself: for those who find me "offensive" must not be too sympathetic to white folk, the native people of this land, never forget--and then why should I care? What actually do these "offended" people really have to say? Why wouldn't such "offended people" shrink fm forthright white folk?

If these people find me (white people) offensive--do u think they find white people in general offensive?--and should I really care? For note we white folk aren't going to compromise--and people only fool themselves if they so think.

"[R]epelling people from truth"--whose problem is that, really? May I suggest blog doesn't need people who are so easily "repelled" fm truth?

Thus in pt. of fact, I simply cautioned dear "TomTom" on Ed Murrow who happens to be dead, qrswave; Murrow won't mind. And I further noted the stupidity of "anti-racism," as it is such meaningless, brainless blather. Ultimately there are only two races: mixed and non-mixed--and ur loyalty must go to one or the other, necessarily. To say u don't care is then practical loyalty to the mixed.

Finally, for blogging purposes, note the ideal and goal is INFORMATION. As long as we're succeeding in that info, we accomplish all we really should want. And it's best being honest: for example, now u know how people appreciate the Fed counterfeiting scam and its effects. (Hey, most don't seem to take it too seriously, do they?--like ol' "Jason" fm yesterday--do u really need guys like him?)

Truth is real value to only relative few, I find--and I suspect u also have an inkling. So why worry if Jews, for example, leave off checking in with u--all they do is tell u lies (if u've noticed).

Thus I respect people who respect the truth. Jews are an alien and enemy element to objectivity-respecting peoples, and that, I'm confident, is true of Muslims too, Islam, as I understand, holding that God created the world and the people in it--NOT THE OTHER WAY 'ROUND which Jews profess, for example.

Thus the real issue, ultimately, is honest, objectivity-respecting humanity (including Christians and Muslims, for example) against those ultimate subjectivists and liars and murderers, beginning w. the truth, the Jews--and then also those subjectivists who occur even within gentile peoples who then work and conspire with the Jews.

Qrswave, u should be proud Jews shun u, when u consider things properly, don't u think? The only human and proper God-respecting Jew is one only by race who rejects the religion--and who wouldn't want respectable humanity to know he/she was Jew. For if subjectivity is the problem at metaphysical root, then Talmudism is the very problem. People need to face the facts. Thor

 
At Friday, March 03, 2006, Anonymous Mighty Thor said...

"Efsaturn," I remember u promised u would ck up on Talmudism, worship of subjectivity, hubris, hystericism, narcissism, etc., and I gave u all kinds of neat references--what are u talking about? Yes, u're right there are stupid, lower-level, "working-class"-type Jews, but their religion teaches them to be loyal to their topmost conspiratorial masterminds, co-racialists, and rabbis.

Did u know Talmud endorses execution of Christ for blasphemy and heresy? Did u know Christ explicitly rejects and repudiates Talmudism--HENCE ALL JEWS--as in Gosp. MARK ch. 7:1-8; also ck Gosp. JOHN 8:44. St. Paul also confirms repudiation of Jews, but I don't know the exact ref.

And u dissemble urself, "efsaturn": It's not "mumbo-jumbo" regarding New Testament conspiracy theory-analytic-template; I've explained it quite exhaustively and in much detail--and it doesn't take rocket science. Note Christ (and TRUTH, according to Gosp. JOHN) was murdered by means of this conspiracy including Pharisees (Jews), Sadducees (the Judean upper-class aristocrats, Pharisees being middle class), Elders, scribes (lawyers and official functionaries), and then the imperialist enforcers (Romans) who allowed themselves to be intimidated and went along.

So I say the same to u, "efsaturn," if u want to make use of truth and appreciate it productively, u need first to BE HONEST--why not try it? Thor

 
At Friday, March 03, 2006, Blogger AJ said...

Hey Viper,

Good job quoting Perkins-a very good book indeed.
You might also want to read " Sorrows ofEmpire" by Chalmers.

Perkins give the credible link to corporate multinationals in "conquering" far off lands with economic intregue and Slush funds directed to the ruling party and supported by the backs of taxpayers-their citizens- for generations.

 
At Friday, March 03, 2006, Blogger tomtom said...

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At Friday, March 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thor, I am really dissapointed in you. You should help people lioke you used to do, but you don't anymore. You scare people instead. And stop using thjis torrent of stupid words that you have all mixed . I know you have dyslexia so do not bother the innocent people. Please find your hammer and stat killing giants again. I also told you to stay away from that cheap novel "The Talmud" It will give you strange ideas. You should never have talked to those ...Christians with their Bible another cheap novel. Christians are liars I tols yopu many times. And stay away from this world. You know darn well that being your father I can destroy you with a simple strike of lightning.
And please keep your hands above the deck at night. and forget about Loki, you know my opinion about gay relations pretty well.

Wodan, the mightiest

 
At Friday, March 03, 2006, Blogger vper1 said...

JC: thanks for the rec.

Thor & Thor's offspring: what in the?

 
At Friday, March 03, 2006, Blogger efsaturn said...

Thor,
Thanks for your rational responses to Qrswave and myself.

 

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