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The mainstream media has a habit of covering the real truth and revealing some questionable information that is merely dictated by some hidden groups and influencers.
“Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” is a story about John Perkins, a hero in the making, who exposes mind-blowing methods that are created for the purpose of destroying economies and countries.
About John PerkinsJohn Perkins is the founder and creator of an alternative source of energy company that was later sold to unknown parties.
He also worked as a manager, consultant, and economist.
"Confessions of an Economic Hit Man Summary"John Perkins’ life journey reminds the readers of the critical crossroad that Kevin D. Mitnick was forced to pass. Their high-tech “craft” took a sudden turn to another direction, where instead of being labeled as thieves, they started collaborating with the police (same as Frank Abagnale Jr) – teaching them how to recognize fraud and track potential criminals.
Having the criminal record about his whereabouts and wrongdoing, John had little choice but to submit to the prosecutor’s demands.
Assembling of an invisible army made of high-tech “mercenaries” also known as Economic Hit Men (EHMs) requires some time. Their true intentions were disguised at every bilateral visit and economic summit. In reality, their real job was to provide exceptional services in order to create a false impression about their expertise and thus, to extort a significant amount of money.
As a member of such organization, he realized that there are only two fundamental roles. The first one would be to convince all the parties involved in “accepting substantial loans” to support the game plan – a capital primarily given to stimulate the economy and stand behind all construction and other tech-management projects.
How will such endeavor end up in benefits for both sides? These revenues would arrive as a result of following the deadlines and creating real value for the companies providing the financial injection including Halliburton, Bechtel, and Brown & Root.
The second, unethical assignment was to do everything in its power to bankrupt all the countries, which gave their “yeses” for the loan – making them vulnerable and non-creditworthy. Being in a tight financial spot will leave them at the mercy of the creditors.
The Asian Development Bank and USAID are into hiring experts from all over the globe to readjust their economic programs. Visiting the cities and providing exceptional support for the companies in need of such was required.
Perkins’ three-day visit to Indonesia affected the way he perceived the world and economy. Greeted with respect and sincerity by the officials from Jakarta and Bandung, he really listened to their stories and anecdotes about the West.
These representatives claimed that the greedy U.S. administration only wanted to exploit their countries including the Middle East, which will automatically increase the corruption and generate unrest among the people.
Key Lessons from “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man”1. The Vietnam war from a different angle 2. Stop the imperialism from expanding 3. Ask for forgiveness
The Vietnam war from a different angleEven the Vietnamese war held the primate of imperialistic bloodshed. In addition, a vast portion of the American people (known as pacifists) also disagreed with the necessity of this conflict.
Stop the imperialism from expandingIn general, the ordinary people have little clue of what’s actually going on. Forces supported by money and oil fields have no intentions of stopping in their plans of creating one global empire.
The educational system must take the final blow and stimulate free-flowing ideas that are not controlled by the government and non-government organizations.
Ask for forgivenessRaise your voice and acknowledge your mistakes. Make a confession and explain who and what made you the person you’re today.
Don’t take no for an answer; endorse a change to the full extent.
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