John Perkins : Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
by Chief Alchemist a.k.a Wiley Chin - March 28, 2005 Posted: 3:13:43 PM EDT

I read about John Perkins', 'Confession of an Economic Hitman' on the latest issue of the mag, 'Over the Edge'. On Sunday afternoon, I went to MPH Subang Jaya to look for this book. I couldn't find it. I guess it's not here yet. But I would really love to get my hand on this one. So, this conspiracy thing is for real after all. The events and happenings of our world is indeed shaped by the elites within the US government and powerful US-sponsored organizations and rich corporations of America. 

I got the book at Kinokuniya, KLCC 2 days ago.

What is an Economic Hitman? Here's what the author said;

JOHN PERKINS: Basically what we (Economic Hitmen) were trained to do and what our job is to do is to build up the American empire. To bring -- to create situations where as many resources as possible flow into this country, to our corporations, and our government, and in fact we’ve been very successful. We’ve built the largest empire in the history of the world. It's been done over the last 50 years since World War II with very little military might, actually. It's only in rare instances like Iraq where the military comes in as a last resort. This empire, unlike any other in the history of the world, has been built primarily through economic manipulation, through cheating, through fraud, through seducing people into our way of life, through the economic hit men. I was very much a part of that.

Taken from the site, Democracy Now!

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: How the U.S. Uses Globalization to Cheat Poor Countries Out of Trillions

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/11/09/1526251 

Confession of An Economic Hitman

Here's the book at Barnesandnoble.com: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.

John Perkins and daughter, Jessica
About the author : John Perkins
http://www.johnperkins.org/about_the_author.htm

Do you remember how the previous chairman of Proton, the late Tan Sri Yahya Ahmad died in a fiery helicopter crash with his wife?

Makes you wonder, does it not?

Did you say jackal?

Ugh, let's eat nasi-lemak and down it with teh-tarik kurang manis.

Keep your head-down, you don't want any trouble, do you? 



Here's my commentary on the book;

'Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: How the U.S. Uses Globalization to Cheat Poor Countries Out of Trillions', by John Perkins
http://www.ximnet.com.my/thelab/comments_books/comments.asp?id=11

 

5 Comment(s) Link to this blog

smallacts said...

Glad you read the review and interview! :-)

Thought you might like to know the unedited interview is up on my blog now. So, anyone can read it even if they don't get Off The Edge.

I am glad that you read the book. We're trying to get John to come to KL but it costs a lot of money. If you have any ideas being an alchemist and all, do write me.

Cool blog btw.

11/5/2005 


Chief Alchemist a.k.a Wiley Chin said...

Smallacts,

Yeah, we should get John to come. It will be great seeing the man in person and listening to his experience.

Anyway, where's your site dude? You didn't leave a link.

Wiley Chin 

11/5/2005 


Chief Alchemist a.k.a Wiley Chin said...

Ah Carmen, I googled up your blog. I like your articles in The Edge. Keep writing!

To other who want to read the unedited article, here it is:
http://smallacts.blogspot.com/

11/5/2005 


smallacts said...

Thanks for writing back. Keep blogging/writing yourself. :-) I must say, you sure do read A LOT! A rarity these days.

Will keep you posted about John's visit.

Take care.

11/5/2005 


Chief Alchemist a.k.a Wiley Chin said...

It's an addiction, Carmen. Like coffee I guess. :-)

12/5/2005 


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