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  •  Here's some evidence for you (7+ / 0-)

    I'm assuming you were snarking.  Just the same there's lots of evidence.  

    Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

    Perkins helped create today's US/Corporate Hegemony or Empire Building.  He had a change of heart, finding himself steeped in guilt for the harm he and his ilk created for the simple goal of enriching a few at the expense of the most.

    John wrote a wonderfully insightful book:  Confessions of an Economic Hitman (EHM) which you can read online here.  Perkins exposes how he and his EHM team exploited many countries.  It is a searchable document, so you can focus on one country for research purposes.

    I found Confessions.... filled in some missing, critical information presented in Naomi Klein's Shock Doctrine.

    For those of you don't have time to read the book, which I highly recommend to anyone wanting to understand the basis of US policy at home and abroad, here is a 1:24 hour presentation by John Perkins.

    I will present both the old and new embed codes (you might see two copies of the same video) because one or the other is not always viewable on handheld devices.


    John Perkins, one of the first Economic Hitmen, clearly states at about minute 0:23:52 in the following videos

    The human spirit is indominatible.......

    0:24:30  What will you do?

    0:24:55 What will it take to turn around this Empire?  We must create a new model!

    0:26:00 They all work under one premise:

    US/Multi-National Empire building has one goal:

    TO MAXIMIZE PROFITS

    regardless of the environmental and/or social costs.

    This is what must be changed, and can be changed if the laws governing multi-nationals are changed.  We have to demand this change in our State, Federal, and seats of governments throughout the world.

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 08:20:07 AM PDT

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