Rob Kall: “John Perkins, Best-selling author, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man”


This article from Rob Kall on the various economic hitmen attacking and thwarting the American economy, i.e. as Naomi Klein might say, “these are Shock Doctrine” Doctors or specialists in overthrowing state’s and society’s by messing up a country economically.–kAS

Original Content at http://www.opednews.com/Podcast/John-Perkins-Best-selling-by-Rob-Kall-110420-124.html

John Perkins, Best-selling author, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

By Rob Kall

The economic hit men who used to go after third world nations are in the US and they caused the economic crisis.

http://www.opednews.com/populum/podcastplayer.php?pid=106&l=y

Rough interview notes:

We truly have created history’s global empire– the first one created without the military.
Benefitting our corporations…

Our corporations
In essense we own these countries. It’s a new kind of empire.

Omar Torrijos of Panama.
When economic hitmen fail the jackals go in and either.

Who is “Our”? Who is “We?”

It’s not you and me.

Well it is Rob. It’s anyone who accepts…
It’s anyone who looks the other way to accept destroying the amazon rain forest to get cheap oil.

Some of the people like Phil Knight at Nike, and people at Enron are sociopaths.

But some are our neighbors.

used to be that CEO’s were responsible to take care of employees and communities. That all changed with Milton Friedman’s model that only maximizing profits was important.

Need to commit to doing business with companies that engage in sustainable business.

When you buy things that are made by slaves in sweat shops or by destroying the environment we are giving a terrible burden to our grandchildren.

Johnperkins.org

How do you deal with walmart? Send them emails that you want them to get better– treat their employees better, fair wages for workers in china.

If Walmart didn’t pay it’s owners so much, and spent so much on advertising… we’d all have a better world.

Henry Ford ” I want to pay workers enough so everyone can buy a ford.”

Globalization is inevitable, in terms of us all communicating with each other. That’s a wonderful thing.

Used to be that religions had power, then nations, now corporations– control politicians and mainstream media.

Lobbyists write the laws in the United states. They own the elected officials.

There are many many ways to assassinate a person today. You don’t need a bullet anymore.

The leverage point is not longer government. We’ve got to recogni

Assassination without bullets.
Eisenhour spoke about the military industrial complex on last day of his presidency.
Kennedy was only president who got presidency without corporations.

After Kennedys and King our leaders became pretty sheepish.

Brezinski?

Linda Tripp was a classic economic hitwoman.

By the time clinton

Presidents are extremely vulnerable
The intelligence community– CIA FBI

Who runs the CIA if it’s not Obama?
The real work of the CIA is supported by money that the director doesn’t even know about.

Huge military intelligence system. It’s the career people who are calling all the shots and they are deeply influenced by the corporatocracy.

WIkileaks is having incredible impact on the world

Bottom up.
Indigenous cultures– traditions are all bottom up.

We’ve gone from a time when geopolitics was controlled by religious orgs, then governments, now corporations…. the next phase is we the people must take control. It’s got to be bottom up.

if it’s in our corporations, then we can really address through our shopping habits, through persuasion through embarassing them, getting them to change. We’ve seen an amazing example of t his in Latin America— ten coutries have voted in leaders standing up to the corporations.

All ten of these countries are doing this. They are insisted that the corporations in their countries do a better job environmentally, socially, sharing more of the profits with the people.

This has been in many cases, done by indigenous people.

Rob: It sounds like the third world may save America.

dreamchange.org lists good companies that are committed to be environmentally and socially responsible.

Name names.

Three goals of corporatocracy
Maximize profits
Elminiate regulations
Privatize

Our country ” has been stolen by a few subversive robber barons.

If obama pushes too hard he’s going to be taken down.

We the people have to do it.

Obama always said yes WE can. He never said Yes I CAN.
We the people have to do it.

Authors Bio:Rob Kall is executive editor, publisher and site architect of OpEdNews.com, Host of the Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show (WNJC 1360 AM), President of Futurehealth, Inc, inventor . He is also published regularly on the Huffingtonpost.com

With his experience as architect and founder of a technorati top 100 blog, he is also a new media / social media consultant and trainer for corporations, non-profits, entrepreneurs and authors.

Rob is a frequent Speaker on the bottom up revolution, politics, The art, science and power of story, heroes and the hero’s journey, Positive Psychology, Stress, Biofeedback and a wide range of subjects. He is a campaign consultant specializing in tapping the power of stories for issue positioning, stump speeches and debates, and optimizing tapping the power of new media. He recently retired as organizer of several conferences, including StoryCon, the Summit Meeting on the Art, Science and Application of Story and The Winter Brain Meeting on neurofeedback, biofeedback, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology. See more of his articles here and, older ones, here.

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One Response to Rob Kall: “John Perkins, Best-selling author, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man”

  1. eslkevin says:

    Dear Kevin,
    Republicans need a wake-up call, right now. They keep pushing for tax breaks for corporations while people like you are struggling to take care of your family. You’ve heard about these corporations:
    • Exxon Mobil had $19 BILLION in profits in 2009 and didn’t pay any federal taxes
    • Bank of America had $4.4 BILLION in profits last year and got a $1.9 BILLION refund from the IRS
    • Chevron had $10 BILLION in profits in 2009 and got a refund of $19 million.

    So, how’d you do with your taxes?

    You’d think this would be bad enough, but Republicans also want to cut taxes on the wealthiest Americans like the Koch brothers and Donald Trump. Talk about greed.

    Contribute Now

    Republicans are working against the American people by supporting these tax cuts. In a Washington Post-ABC News poll: 72% of Americans support raising taxes on income over $250,000. That’s right, a majority of Democrats, Independents, and even Republicans want taxes on the wealthy raised

    You know what’s fair and the Republicans stand on taxes isn’t just unfair, it’s harmful to America.

    We need to keep working to make the corporations and wealthiest pay their fair share. Can you contribute right now to help us fight back against the Republican’s lies about taxes?

    Contribute Now
    Sincerely,

    Jim Scheibel, Chair
    Contact Information
    Phone: (202) 736-5775
    Website: 21st Century Democrats

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