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Knowledge is a Scary Thing.

A few years ago I was introduced to John Perkins‘ book Confessions of an Economic Hitman and was duly shocked by it and it’s revelations of corruption and manipulations of the economic elite to strip mine any and everything for their gain. Then his follow up book The Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the Truth about Global Corruption, which took the story of corporate geed for the American Empire deeper down the rabbit hole.

Here is an interview with Perkins about writing the book and the revelations in it:

Then when I was in Germany in 2008 I was introduced to Naomi Klein‘s book The Shock Doctrine where I learnt of the systematic¬† manipulation of disasters, created or natural, for the benefit of the same elite.

This learning lead me onto the rage I feel from understanding the incompetence and corruption that is the CIA revealed in Tim Weiner‘s book Legacy of Ashes.

If you have not read or heard of all these books, I encourage you to consider the information, as it will round out your knowledge and understanding. Tonight I came across this 2 hour documentary that will both educate and demoralise you as you realise (if you aren’t already aware) that the whole system is rotten right to the core. This sums up many, though not all of the points outlined in the books but it is a good addition to them.

Trouble is with this knowledge it’s not possible to unlearn it and once learnt it’s a scary thing to have.

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