: Oct 18, 2016

Just finished reading John Perkin’s ‘Confessions of an Economic Hit Man’. In it, he describes his personal experiences in the shadowy underworld of American cor…

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Just finished reading John Perkin’s ‘Confessions of an Economic Hit Man’. In it, he describes his personal experiences in the shadowy underworld of American corporations and their dealings with Third World countries on behalf of the government. He mentions how it was his job to cheat poor countries out of billions of dollars, and to transfer wealth from oil-rich countries (like Saudi Arabia) to America, using underhand tactics and false promises. The book demonstrates the strong ties the government has with the largest corporations in America, and argues that, essentially, they are working together to maximize profits for those companies, at the expense of billions of people’s suffering around the world. He calls this cooperation a ‘corporatocracy’.

The last paragraph of the book sums it all up for us.

“These are the times that try men’s souls. We will be faced with increasing acts of desperation by those who feel cheated and oppressed by the corporatocracy. Whether terrorism occurs in Manhattan, Madrid, London, Riyadh or La Paz, it is essential that we understand that in the long-term these horrible acts will not be stopped by the military, or by security guards in airports and along our borders. They will only be stopped when enough of us demand that our corporations, banks, and governments cease to exploit the majority of the world’s population and resources, and when we insist on dealing with the world from a place of compassion.”

So, basically, he’s saying that terrorism is the inevitable if unjustified reaction to the greedy policies of American corporations backed by the power, and policies, of the government.

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