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John Perkins - The Secret History of the American Empire

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www.marlboro.edu - Author John Perkins spoke at Marlboro College on 4/23/08. Drawing on experiences described in his two New York Times bestsellers, Perkins describes the post-WWII era as one that created history's first truly global empire -- mostly through economics, rather than the military. Now we find ourselves catapulted toward a future that appears catastrophic to many people; however, in Perkins's view it offers great opportunities. Identifying corporations as "the most influential institutions on the planet," he challenges us to transform ourselves and the companies that so deeply impact our lives. He presents a plan for creating a world "that will make our children proud of us." John Perkins spent three decades as an Economic Hit Man, business executive, author, and lecturer. He lived and worked in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and North America. Then he made a decision: he would use these experiences to make the planet a better place for his daughters generation. Today he teaches about the importance of rising to higher levels of consciousness, to waking up -- in both spiritual and physical realms -- and is a champion for environmental and social causes.
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Channel Direct (2 days ago)
NOTHING...ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WILL CHANGE. Not unless and until the FEDERAL RESERVE AND THE ROTHSCHILDS ARE DESTROYED. WE MUST treat the CAUSE OF THE DISEASE AND STOP TREATING THE EFFECTS OF THE DISEASE.
Jonny Sandtrap (13 days ago)
*Starts @ **4:06**..youre welcome*
Allen F. Liberacki (19 days ago)
The Food Crisises; The posioning of the Food Source by Sadistic Murderers.....
Khatar Shab (1 month ago)
the destroyed every country that dosent want be slaves of usa empire system
Dễ nghe hơn có lẽ vì âm thanh to hơn. Thỉnh thoảng bị giật. Đoạn hỏi đáp không hay vì chẳng nghe được người hỏi cái gì. Nội dung nhìn chung quanh quẩn cũng có thế mà liên hệ nhiều sự kiện, tổ chức ở xã hội nước ngoài nên khó hình dung.
MagicalThinking Barbie (2 months ago)
You don't need corporations to clean up. We need to be like the worker's that gather together and do their own thing.
AUDIOHOSTEM187 (4 months ago)
[TRUMP REVOLUTION]
Jan Goslinga (4 months ago)
"I used to be a criminal but now you can trust me."
Roses and Songs (4 months ago)
Things probably won't change much during our lifetimes but people like Mr. Perkins are desperately needed to initiate those changes, we need more like him.
edmond nelson (5 months ago)
''Thankyou very much Caitlyn... didn't say 'which side of the fence you 're on' ''. Indeed! (Male/female?) didn't introduce self either.
Roses and Songs (4 months ago)
I didn't know there was a fence between women and men.
jaye see (7 months ago)
It's hardly Marlborough College in England, is it? The audience are moronic.
Matt Craig Music (7 months ago)
How does he expect us to be happy and laugh? He’s talking about how terrible America was to the rest of the world. Our government has been cruel.
FMHammyJ (7 months ago)
What's changed since this speech?.......dick all.........corporations and globalism are stronger than ever.....were doomed.
AI3xZJE41 YT (7 months ago)
Time for another civil war to take back our country
I. Kaminskiy (8 months ago)
this guy is badass!
Ben-Laden Bernanke (8 months ago)
Because of the quintillions not trillions that have been stolen from the country, it is on the verge of total breakdown. Essentially 40 states will be bankrupt (if they aren't already like California and Illinois) because of retirement and pension obligations. We are living under a system worse than Communism or any previous Totalitarian regime. Corporate Fascism! Technology has not educated and enlightened the people. It has enslaved them further instead. Because of it, they are more cut off from the reality of what is happening to them. It's funny how more people than ever before are at or below the poverty level but the overwhelming majority have $200 to $500 smartphones and $100+bills every month. Most of them are an opioid or some kind of other big pharma addict not to mention one of the country's bread-and-circus. It is an unsustainable, unmitigated punchline to a sad joke. The American Empire is about to fall. The countries we have lied, bullied and interfered with their elections and sovereign rights are building a new banking system and creating a new petrodollar that will replace the US dollar as the world reserve currency. The bell tolls and it tolls for thee.
timothy lines (8 months ago)
the blue eyed jesus syndrome.
christopher kettler (9 months ago)
I love his optimism but when you look at trump its hard for me to share that optimism
christopher kettler (9 months ago)
How is he not dead......im surprised a whistleblower like this has survived
therofthew (9 months ago)
I love this guy John Perkins, but I think he's also a dreamer. NOTHING WILL CHANCE in the USA because the people there are TOO STUPID, ZOMBIES. Their government is kicking them in the ass and they go "oh okay"...To make the change needed they need their blood to boil first and get fucking angry for what they have done to them. USA citizens just don't have the temper nor the balls to make things happen. In one word they are plain IDIOTS, PERIOD!!!
Natural Gift (9 months ago)
I agree that we need to invest in an environmentally sustainable socially just and peaceful world. GREAT VIDEO.
Bobby Carson (9 months ago)
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philburpalooza8 (9 months ago)
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is Great book that accurately DECSRIBING the problems of how American foreign policy cynically works. But disapping half-assed libtard solutions and plástico corporate propaganda buzzwords for his offered solutions. I believe his sincerity but dont buy into his Soros-sounding solutions. Corporate legal system needs to be scrapped along with the Federal Reserve inflationary currency monopoly or things will NEVER CHANGE but get worse. Consumption boycotts are only a small part of the solution because many things are one stop shopping where a person is forced to buy from and hoose between 1 to 5 corporated owned and run businesses is a false set of consumption choices. Boycott Coke so Pepsi gets a beverage monopoly....???? REALLY???
philburpalooza8 (9 months ago)
Sadly Perkins STILL doesn't see that the corporations legal structure and inate nature IS the root problem! Government protected legal liability from malfeasance and externalities THEY cause 3rd parties plus UNLIMITED charters and rubber stamp boards, profit DISCONNECTED FROM EFFORT and ponzi scheme porfit distribution ENCOURAGES JOB CUTTING NOT GROWTH and finally musical-chairs/CYA accountability systen when things DO o wron, ARE the reasons corporations NOLONGER work as a business model. The risks in 2018 are not what they once were in the 17th century when the major financial risk was ships sinking in an once uncharted ocean.
That's GottaHurt666 (10 months ago)
He's great on cnbc's "Squawk on the Street" in the mornings.
SkylineToTheSeaAndMe (10 months ago)
The most important thing to understand, is the need to break free from the leftist mindset and also the left/ right false paradigm. The Globalist Zionist New World Order Financial Elite/ International Bankers created both Fascism and Communism (essentially one in the same, in the results generated for the citizens/ working populations). Human beings all need to think in a rational, moderate, and generally conservative mindset. This conservatism (with or without religion), is inherent and necessary in human nature, by default, for basic human survival. Therefore the proper patriotic American ideal is to be a moderate Conservative Libertarian. But any other party than the divide and conquer two party system (please). The very same International Bankers that have enacted/ enabled Fascist policies, not only invented Socialism/ Communism/ Marxism, but also forced it on the world:   http://bit.ly/2DKINDA       http://bit.ly/2Guvwkd   And so for the disillusioned and disgruntled masses, that are fooled into thinking that Socialism/ Communism is the answer (in their desperation), -they are in reality victims (twice) of false propaganda brainwashing. The one thing the bankers have mastered and utilized against humanity time and again, is high psychology. They have paid psychologists, sociologists, and psychiatrists, to study all aspects of human needs, wants, desires, etc., and how to exploit them for their own devices. John Perkins is an enlightened soul.
friedrich nietzsche (10 months ago)
"THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE"?!!! 330 Years Wars, Killing and Land Grabbing, this is US-criminal Politic!!!
friedrich nietzsche (10 months ago)
MR PERKINS, YOU TALKING ABOUT SKEPTICISM? WHO IS AN SKEPTIC IN USA? Only little Groups of american Atheists, 5% of Americans!!! Your Countrie USA, is the most criminal Countrie of the World!!! USA is a Terroristscountrie!!!
Alex Trout (10 months ago)
I’m very suspicios that a man who had the job this man had, is so childish. So I must asume disinformation. His job is to make you continue playing the game. Opposition in a rigged game is still playing the game.
granitecat (10 months ago)
John Perkins should be giving this talk from a prison cell, what about the Jews John?, You phony piece of Si*t.
SRV. 123 (11 months ago)
This guy is an elitist. An oligarch wannabe. A feel good pusher. He doesn't give a fuck about anyone. He is an idealist. A pie in the sky idiot. He has everything he wants except what you want. He doesn't have that yet. He wants to prevent others from getting what they want. He sits on his mountain drinking beer and says don't cut down those trees to feed your family and better your lives. How dare you ruin his world for you trying to get up to his level on the mountain in a hot tub drinking beer at your expense. Fucking hypocritical liberals. "Do as we say, not as we do" asswipes. Who flew there and stayed in first class hotel. FUCK HIM AND HIS LIBERALISM.
Robert Mitchell (11 months ago)
15.00 US backed dictators indigenous and Euro colonials united Ecuador indigenized
Joseph Rohland (11 months ago)
Do we really need leaders?
Star Messenger (11 months ago)
Hey, John (John Perkins), This is the first time I heard you speak at any length. You made some excellent points during your discourse. But I noticed in the Marlboro College notes on your bibliography, work history, and your "conversion", your "epiphany" if you will, to "the importance of rising to higher levels of consciousness, to waking up -- in both spiritual and physical realms". Well, Bravo Mr. Perkins. However, during your thirty odd years as a "corporate hitman", I'll bet that you never gave a thought to any of the things you speak of today but continued to "up the organization" and let the Devil take the hindmost. So now that you have "repented" you expect the world to follow suit. It is certainly a fine gesture but unfortunately, it will never work. Why do I say that? I say that because for the very same reasons you did what you did "back in the day" others coming up "the food chain" are doing and will do the very same thing you did only perhaps much, much worse - as you mentioned. Someone below whose screen name is "I.Now," said in his own disjointed way that only God in the form of this guy we call Jesus is capable of bringing lasting peace. It will take some supernatural phenomenon to bring lasting peace. Some say it will be Elijah. Some will say it will be the Thirteenth Imam. And some will even say it will be Lucifer who will at long last after the armies of the world have fought each other to the point of exhaustion, who will usher in a thousand years of peace. Whoever it might be who will bring permanent peace, it will have to be someone with god-like powers so far beyond anything we've ever seen that it will humble rebellious mankind and bring us to our knees in fear and thanksgiving. So good luck Pilgrim. We will see who it will be. Cheers!
Penguins Willeatyourbaby (11 months ago)
GOVEGAN
Penguins Willeatyourbaby (11 months ago)
16:24. Youre welcome
Star Messenger (11 months ago)
I had to check out what you meant when you said, "You're welcome". Yes, it is a new day in Central and South America. I never thought it would happen. But thankfully it has. Cheers, Squint.
I. Now (11 months ago)
This is in 2017 and I see that this is a great insight has been shown to us through this man how this evil Satan's ruled world operates and that sin roams every step of the way and children of satan run all this operation ripping all of us off and ripping off naturally rich countries by a few corporation in the west and making them poor for the benefit of the corrupt ungodly corporate evil satanic few in the west....still the resolution for all these problems isn't what he proposes to be here in this speech......in that sense this poor man may not even realise but he has put together and is delivering the ultimate speech that the Antichrist will also deliver where he will have and we will be the solution to all these world's problems and that we, meaning, we the ones who got ourselves into this pit under the guidance of satan himself, we the sinful fallen humans can and will change this world for better.....as if........those that know that Jesus Christ is Lord and without Him there will not be change, there will not be peace and this world is doomed because of the rebellion against god led by satan those will know that the only way out is JESUS CHRIST the son of God who HAS OVERCOME THIS WORLD and He has all authority in heaven and on earth and He at His second coming WILL DESTROY ALL EVIL AND SATAN HIMSELF, so to cut the long short those who have not already repent and turn to Jesus Christ, trust and believe in God and Jesus Christ as per His command don't believe that we can change things or some super human that talks the talk but is corrupted in the core of him, as we all, don't believe that we are gods either, but know that satan has hijacked this world 6000 years ago because Adam and Eve disobeyed God and fell and gave authority God gave them over to satan when they obeyed satan not God and therefore Jesus Christ came to destroy the works of the devil and He did, Jesus Christ defeated sin and death, He died for our sins and rose again and is alive and is coming back. as He is the firstborn of the new creation, He is the Way the Truth and the Life, He is the Life and the Resurrection and there is no life nor new life outside the Son of God Jesus Christ, so pray to Jesus and turn away from sin, repent and do not trust any man but God alone and Jesus christ. This either knowing or not knowing but is the ultimate speech that the Antichrist will deliver in a very similar way and context only after even a greater chaos will roam the world to get us into deeper darkness then he will rise to say if we united we can do it, we can build this tower of Babel and change the world and all will sound so good so hopeful and so true but will be a trap to accept him as the Saviour of this fallen world that he will not be because Jesus Christ is Our Saviour and we don't need another and there is no other saviour for the people of the world but Jesus Christ alone.......Read your Bibles people and you will see what I am saying is from God......God bless you all
Oliver Von arx (9 months ago)
I. Now Another of those fatalistic religious sheep - thinking prayer and put all evil on an imaginary ‘devil’ will solve ALL problems; sorry to tell you, but THERE IS NO GOD TO DO THE WORK FOR US, we have to do it ALL BY OURSELVES!
Star Messenger (11 months ago)
I don't doubt your sincerity but you should learn how to punctuate a sentence properly. Your sentences ramble on and on with few periods(.). You should also download "Grammarly", a program that teaches punctuation and grammar "on the fly". Let me help by giving you the link to Grammarly. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/grammarly-for-chrome/kbfnbcaeplbcioakkpcpgfkobkghlhen?hl=en Good luck Pilgrim. Cheers!
Margaret Gallacher (1 year ago)
capitalism ( corporatism ) can't thrive on self sufficient people. the common people around the world just wants to live in peace. Washington DC can't solve Americans problem Washington DC is Americans problem. done my research America has two constitutions look that up. you might want to look up the three estates. Washington DC is not part of America! that's why you have two constitutions. it'd an independent corporate state that comes under the District of Columbia. ( Military). England has two crowns the crown aka the city of London corporation not part of England ( financially). And Rome not part of Italy ( religiously).
Oliver Von arx (9 months ago)
Margaret Gallacher Brilliant!!! This is a hidden truth very few people know - but it’s a freaking FACT!!!
Margaret Gallacher (1 year ago)
Major General Butler one of the most high ranking most declarative General at the time rights a book called wars are just a racket for bankers capitalism.
Margaret Gallacher (1 year ago)
capitalism is a farce
Second Thought (1 year ago)
Uhm, uhm, uhm, and uhm!!! Learn to speak properly!!! I click off 2 minutes in!!
calholli (10 days ago)
If you're going to be impatient, listen to it at 1.5x or 2x speed. He's a great speaker once he gets going.
calholli (10 days ago)
You're retarded.
liquidvisual (1 year ago)
lol! those founders you portray as idealistic just wanted britain off their backs so they could steal land from the indigenous people.
H20595 (1 year ago)
One person can make a difference, that person is you. but collectively we can make change by the way multinationals do business around the world to this system of global greed and designer wars for profit. GLOBALIZATION IN ITS CURRENT FORM IS CRIMINAL IN ITS CONCEPTION.
H20595 (1 year ago)
i WONDER WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF 10,000-500,000 PEOPLE PULLED THERE MONEY OUT OF A CERTAIN BANK AND DEPOSITED IT INTO ANOTHER NONE AFFILIATED BANK, THAT DID NOT CHARGE UNNECESSARY FEES, OR STOP BUYING CERTAIN PRODUCTS THAT CAUSE GLOBAL PROBLEMS, FORCING PEOPLE TO FLEE THERE HOME COUNTRIES DUE TO ECONOMIC MANIPULATION OR WAR AND OPPRESSION. AND WHY DO WE NEED THE WORLD BANK OR IMF WHO ANSWERS TO NO ONE, AND CANNOT BE PROSECUTED FOR ANY REASON, AND HAVE COMPLETE IMMUNITY FROM ANY FORM OF INQUIRY, OR PARTICIPATION INTO ANY INVESTIGATION WHY. THE WORLD CANNOT CONTINUE AS IF NOTHING IS BEING EFFECTED IN A NEGATIVE WAY. EUROPEANS, AND AMERICANS SEEM TO BE AGAINST IMMIGRATION FROM CERTAIN REGIONS OF THE WORLD. WELL THAT IS WHERE THE RESOURCES ARE BEING CRIMINALLY OBTAINED, AND DESIGNER WARS ARE WAGED, CAUSING THE DEATHS OF INNOCENT PEOPLE, AND AMERICAN SOLDIERS. WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE THE ONLY WAY TO IMPACT THE GREED IS REDUCING THE INCOME OF GREEDY BY CONTROLLING WHERE WE SPEND OUR MONEY. UNLESS THEY DEAL ABOVE BOARD. RESEARCH MULTINATIONALS AND WHAT THEY OWN AND CONTROL AFTER ALL IF THEY WANT SOMETHING THEY WILL JUST TAKE IT WITH THE HELP OF GOVERNMENT, AND OUR FAMILY MEMBERS WHO ARE MILITARY AFFILIATED.
Umer Butt (1 year ago)
In layman language...... corporate needs to end.....
NothingMaster (1 year ago)
What do you mean, 'I guess' we have a couple of announcements to make? How exactly did you guess that?!
theaubad100 (1 year ago)
This jesuit jonn perkins is full of crap. I can sum up the secret history of america in one word. Rome This jesuit wants a one world government and a one world religion. One where rome rules. This man tongue has a fork in it.
Jamie Anderson (1 year ago)
Does he not know that America is supposed to be a Republic and not a democracy? Big difference between the two. Democracy is mob rule.
MrFalcon2001 (1 year ago)
US should bomb every country who doesnt agree with your economic or geopolitical views,
MrFalcon2001 (1 year ago)
is pdf version of his book available or anyone know the link or can share , The Secret History of the American Empire
friedrich nietzsche (1 year ago)
MR. PERKINS, I DON,T BELIEV YOU ONE WORD!!! NOT ONE WORD!!!
friedrich nietzsche (1 year ago)
"CIA TURNS TO THE BIBLE FOR INSPIRATION By JACK ANDERSON and DALE VAN ATTA December 27, 1991 The Central Intelligence Agency is an institution in search of a mission. Budget cuts, the decreased importance of espionage and the lingering bad taste of past renegade operations have everyone at the spy agency spooked. Like a protective polemic, some CIA sources are reminding us that despite the breakup of the "Evil Empire," "spying is the world's second oldest profession," and will always be around."
friedrich nietzsche (1 year ago)
"CIA TURNS TO THE BIBLE FOR INSPIRATION By JACK ANDERSON and DALE VAN ATTA December 27, 1991 The Central Intelligence Agency is an institution in search of a mission. Budget cuts, the decreased importance of espionage and the lingering bad taste of past renegade operations have everyone at the spy agency spooked. Like a protective polemic, some CIA sources are reminding us that despite the breakup of the "Evil Empire," "spying is the world's second oldest profession," and will always be around."
friedrich nietzsche (1 year ago)
BEAUTIFUL EMPTY WORDS, NOTHING MORE! NO REALITY!!! 222 Years is USA in a Wars-Land Grabbing,s biblical Wars!!!
Brian Parks (1 year ago)
Keith Emerson + Jurgen Prochnow= John Perkins
john miller (1 year ago)
John Perkins is a criminal and nothing else. He screwed all of us and knew exactly what he was doing when he did it. Now he wants to screw us all again with a book and a lecture tour that will bring him in a ton of money. He could care less about you or this country. He just wants you all to see him as a good guy. Which he is anything but. He and many like him is why this country is trashed.
MrKang0329 (1 year ago)
Unfortunately this battle has already been lost. It can't be turned around by either voting or force. Any new leadership will soon be either controlled or destroyed by the deep state run by corporate money. We're in the process of transfer of all wealth from the population to the few and this is happening everywhere in the western world. They will keep the system going until it collapses totally. The process is underway to accumulate all hard assets before the collapse occurs. When it fails they'll own it all. All it will take is some black swan event. Lets face it, we're in the hands of sociopaths to whom human life means nothing, including our own. If they can't win they'll burn it all to the ground. The potential for global war grows daily. Read your history, this is not the first time. What's new is the developments in electronics which have accelerated the process to light speed.
Paul Death (1 year ago)
Ten minutes in,....have you started yet?😵😡😱😖💤 Life is too short and so is my attention span.
Kenneth N. Shortlidge (1 year ago)
Nine years later than this presentation, has anything changed? Should it? An interesting thought exercise: What if God decided to move the US to Mars tomorrow- would the world be better off? I somehow doubt it.
Rick Boyd (1 year ago)
boo hoo boo hoo my little snowflake diaper needs changing
maria610421 (1 year ago)
The Skull and Bones Flag developed from the Pirates, to the Confederate Flag without the Skull, and Stars added to replace the skull, the Flag of the Knights Templars was replaced by the Briotish Flag called the Flag of St George of the Roman Catholic Church, but who killed the Knights Templars the Vatican. Who does the symbols of the Knights Templars using the Sword to Knight the people, and call them Knights of various Order the Monarchy, people getting Knighthoods, how is the sword held, its an upside down cross when its lifted in their hands, so they are AntiChrist, why did they all suport Hitler, they want to rule the world, and deceive all of humamn-ET.
maria610421 (1 year ago)
When are people who claim to be intelligent wake up t the most simple fact in life, politicans are trained liars, who wil do any thing for who ever pays their wages, they leave Politics to work for the War Mongers, the Criminal elite, the Military industreal Complex, their business is killing for profit. In the old days they would have a revolution. Long John Silver never voted for any body, he just robbed people and operated as a Pirate, and their Flag was the Skull and Bone, and Long John Silver had one eye and one foot and walked on crutches. Now tday the decendandants of Long John Silver are scooting around on their Mobility Scooters. They are blind and dumb down and believe in Demcracy while their own Government is robbing and looting their Pensions.
He begins lying. Kissing the white peoples behinds. Trying to ensure them, "We're not bad people." The mentality behind the clandestine empire usa, bleeds down onto all levels of its people. Racist, hateful, greedy people... Just like African slavery in america, even those that could not own slaves, all americans took part in the atrocity. Slavery benefited all, (white), americans, and later any foreigner. He makes as though the rest of america wasn't aware of slavery. Everyone was aware. Just like americans are aware of the things he's talking about now. We distract ourselves with entertainment, and don't speak truth in the news- cognitive dissidence thus, denial. They just need to believe they're not bad people... americans, are bad people.
Homa Monfared (1 year ago)
what happened ? I guess they showed you their middle finger! This crazy guy even cut budget for environment, so where are you now?
Imad Daou (1 year ago)
This world won't end by corporations, rather, by whom is watching and doing nothing about it!
Max Benser (1 year ago)
MR PERKINS, WE DO NOT NEED ONE WORLD! WE DO NOT NEED ONE NAZI-AMERICAN WORLD! LET US TO LIVING ALLONE! I DON,T BELIEV YOU ONE WORD ABOUT "BETTER" WORLD! ILLUSION!!! "Conspiracy? The C.I.A and the Nazis Documentary Now Showing!" "Six months after Allied Forces liberated German concentration camps, a military tribunal formed at Nuremberg to prosecute Nazi war criminals. Some of the most dangerous were brought to justice – but not all. Documentary Conspiracy? reveals how over 4,000 former Nazis went to work for the U.S. government, without the public’s knowledge, to help fight the Soviet Union. Reinhard Gehlen, an intelligence officer for Hitler’s General Staff, was tapped to head the U.S. intelligence program in West Germany to spy on the Russians. At the same time, former Nazi scientists and engineers were welcomed onto American soil. But the extent of these operations is only now becoming clear: In 1998, a law was passed mandating "
Alaura Roarialis (1 year ago)
I love John Perkins.
Mas'ud Al-Hyderi (1 year ago)
Nothing good can be achieved till democrazy backed by capitalism is abolisjrd same way as communism.
JSavic (1 year ago)
This man espouses hope, when all the evidence indicates an increasingly desperate situation, in line with the true character of man.
Khayyam1048 (1 year ago)
Perkins is a fake penitent, sent to "save" the world for Neoliberalism.
jred7 (2 years ago)
They already lost me when they said democracy now was there.
Kenny the Clown (2 years ago)
interesting!
Roderick Sloan (2 years ago)
How come everyone is a bestseller on the new york times ?
calholli (10 days ago)
Because when a book is released, everyone buys it all at once.. So for the moment, at the time of launch, it becomes the number one selling book; until a few days later, then it falls back down into the list somewhere mediocre.
Oliver Von arx (9 months ago)
The NYT is a bog roll for explosive diarrhea, nothing more!!
Roderick Sloan (2 years ago)
+Raymond tovo You will be sucker 1 2 3 4 5 the list never ends with suckers like you.Have a good day SUCKER.
Raymond tovo (2 years ago)
sucker!
Roderick Sloan (2 years ago)
+Love and Be Wise Yes you are right there lass you keep happy.
Tsujanryo (2 years ago)
I get what he's saying except for his use of 'democracy..' Like most other folks he seems to think it's a good thing.
shutterbugblues (2 years ago)
America will always inject itself on the world stage because that's what it was founded on. American culture, behavior, values, and policies are a hybrid of the Puritan goal of Manifest Destiny and the occultist will-of-man philosophy of Freemasonry. All the confusion and problems in America and its export of those problems will never end as long as this self-defeating identity continues prevailing.
Alek Klimov (1 year ago)
The Puritan's idea of god is a monarch who is manifesting the destiny of a so called republic... Huh...
ross mcsporrin (2 years ago)
YOU (JOHN PERKINS) WERE NOT IMPOVERISHED< NOW FUCK OFF UNITL YOU ARE
leo123loverr (1 year ago)
Well global consciousness will be all of our salvations
ross mcsporrin (1 year ago)
Ive read it and in australia we are living that hit, we are dumb here, as we have sold off over the years many of our brands, not just to us but europeans, when we go into a supermarket, we have a 1% chance of picking a product where the company is Australian. We have sold out to the world and now we are feeling it.
leo123loverr (1 year ago)
Well I think I have more experience than what tv and the internet have afforded me. I come from a single parent household, and my mother left her country empty handed to escape the war in her home country. We have lived through many financially trying times. While we are in a better position than years ago, we are not nearly stable. I was in no means criticizing you, I bet that you and I would see eye to eye on a lot of the injustices in our society. I just didn't think your initial comment really helps facilitate any useful dialogue. Like Russell brand pointed out, when he was poor and complained about poverty people ignored him because the poor don't have 'credibility'. When he was rich and complained about poverty he was a hypocrite. Society is never happy with people complaining about poverty either way. While you might not agree with John perkins, and that is completely fine, I disagree with a lot he says too, we cant silence a man who has infact come forward about the truth of American imperialism. He is a first hand look inside the life of an economic hitman, whose entire role is to go to other countries and push forward America's interest at the expense of developing countries wellbeing. (I recommend reading his book Confession of Economic Hitman). If people like him are attacked by the those who hide the truth, and if we, part of the deceived mass, attack him as well as not a worthy messangers.. why should he confess to a truth that is plaguing our society. Wat is the point of jeopardizing your credibility and revealing a dangerous truth if everyone attacks you, even those that you are trying to help? Just some food for thought. Feel free to disagree :)
ross mcsporrin (1 year ago)
Interesting, you open your eyes i guess by reading about it on internet or tv, you say "those poor people", then move on with your life.....but how about on your next two weeks holiday, go live in your car, then look around the streets for food, beg on streets" now that would be an eye opener....
leo123loverr (1 year ago)
Does a person need to be impoverished to see where poverty comes from? No.. one needs to just open their eyes
ross mcsporrin (2 years ago)
Remind me, not to send my kids to Malboro college, they are as brain dead as John Perkins.......All you fxuxcxkxixnxg cxuxnxtnx at that instituition go live on the streets for a while, 12 months, 6 months, even 3 months, that will teach more than cluster f will teach you.
Anti Fascist (2 years ago)
Everything he wants was done by the good old commies in the USSR, sustainability, being green and ending wars, not ending class war ...because only that and communism will end all wars.
A. Smith (2 years ago)
This speech was before the disastrous 'Citizens United' decision of the Supreme Court in 2010, which now has corporations and the wealthy giving untold amounts of cash to political campaigns. Until that is repealed/overturned (probably requiring a Constitutional amendment), nothing else of great import economically can be improved in the US.
Oliver Von arx (9 months ago)
A. Smith Right, they made corporations to fucking individuals - like ‘human being individuals’!!! This opened every door to corruption!!!
April Watters (2 years ago)
I was sayn this in 1970 about the abusive "family",, Abusive parents do the same thing, Rob their child's resources and energy. they can't NOT abuse their kids and rob their energy if this is the way the system functions and they''re unconscious to it and going along with it,, like the police are doing now
April Watters (2 years ago)
If people studied Health, Psych and Abusive relationships,, they would recognize when they were being abused. People do not stay Fit, and know Fit /healthy relationships,, which is why they get scammed. And I don't mean the people inheriting the debt, I mean the "leaders" but, yes, even the people who don't Really Owe the debt. Recognizing unhealthy relationships is key
santos espinosa (2 years ago)
Im high, and he kinda looks like Geoerge Dubya
THE TRIBALIST (8 months ago)
True talk
santos espinosa (2 years ago)
Absolutely!
cjellwood (2 years ago)
haha yes I was about to say that
Larry Smith (2 years ago)
Don't fall for it. Bernie and ALL the rest of that ilk are just more of the same (bleep).
Larry Smith (2 years ago)
+cheekymonkey I kind of figured as much. It's the only thing that made sense.
Larry Smith (2 years ago)
19/01/16 I hope we all don't freeze to death in this global warming.
Jean LeDoux (3 years ago)
unfortunately, a decade after he made this speech, income inequality has continued to soar, and corporations continue to pollute our Earth freely and continue to control our government--I hope John Perkins is working with Bernie Sanders for POTUS!!!
Ron Walker (3 years ago)
JOHN, GLOBAL WARMING IS A POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC LIE. IT´S ABOUT CARBON TAX COLLECTION. THHE PLANET IS COOLING DOWN JUST AS THE SUN IS NOW IN A COOLING PHASE. IF YOU ARE EDUCATED ABOUT SCIENCE, YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS. GLOBAL WARMING IS A POLITICAL WAR. YOU CAN´`T BUY CARBON OFFSETS! THE CARBON IS THE SAME NO MATER WHAT YOU PAY IN US DOLLARS--WHAT A DUMB CONCEPT.. PAY SOME MONEY AND THE CARBON MYSTERIOUSLY DISSAPPEARS?
Oliver Von arx (9 months ago)
Alek Klimov Bravo!! You’re absolutely on point!!! And THIS IS NO fucking sarcasm, in case some people don’t get it!!
Oliver Von arx (9 months ago)
Jean LeDoux Thank you!!!
Margaret Gallacher (1 year ago)
Ron Walker DoD geo engineering man manipulating the weather. HAARP sound frequency Nicola Tesla quoted to understand the universe and everything in it think of vibration sound and frequency. Global cooling we have assholes in power who likes to play as gods. think about that when your leaders always attends the G20 summit. all you save the planet idiots that gives millions to these tossers you are complying with their main goal control and power.
Alek Klimov (1 year ago)
It's funny how the idea of global warming was "invented" long before the idea of a carbon tax.. The idea of global warming was "invented" by Svante Arrhenius in the 1890s so that David G. Wilson could invent a carbon tax in the 1970s so that those darn liberals could exploit it in the 2010s! It's a HUGE conspiracy!... Note my sarcasm..
Alek Klimov (1 year ago)
It must be one huge conspiracy for the majority of environmental scientists to insist that global warming is real. Darn verifiable facts aren't alternative enough! What next, scientists will try telling us that carcinogens cause cancer & that polluted air & water is bad for us?! The nerve of those scientists! Tisk tisk!
Ron Walker (3 years ago)
JOHN- WAKE UP- THE ISRAELI´S DON´T WANT TO "COME TOGETHER" THEY WANT TO CONQUER AND DOMINATE AND STEAL THE LANDS AND OIL AND THEN GO INTO THE WATER SUPPLIES AND AGRICULTURAL LANDS. THE ISRAELIS´WANT TOTAL DOMINANCE OF AN APARTHEID AND SLAVE STATE WITH THE JEWS AT THE CONTROLS. HOPING THAT THE ISRAELI ZIONISTS WILL COME AROUND TO SANITY IS A FOOL´S ERROR. THAT´S WHY HISTORY EVENTUALY EITHER EXPELLS THEM OR JUST GOES TO WAR WITH THEM, OUT OF EXPESPARATIONF FROM THE ABUSE AND MANIPULATION
Alek Klimov (1 year ago)
Unfortunately for the Palestinians, there doesn't seem to be any good options. A two-state "solution" will not work if Israel keeps illegally settling Palestine. A one-state "solution" would disenfranchise & likely segregate the Islamic community from the Jewish community, especially considering that Israel is a "Jewish state". A democratic government in any fundamentalist country is an oxymoron. Any group of people who do not recognize the state religion will have little, if any say in how the country is run. It seems odd how a supposedly "democratic" country like the United States, allies itself with some of the most oppressive, fundamentalist governments on Earth.
JSavic (1 year ago)
Ron Walker As long as we allow the Jewish elite to exist and rule, then there will only exist death, violence and theft.
Jean LeDoux (3 years ago)
+Ron Walker and the U.S. gov't, Republicans in particular, are in bed with those in the middle east who wish to dominate and control the world
...regarding John's comments at 29:00 minutes and continuing; I submit Charter's of Corporations should not be immortal. As it was when the founding fathers lived, Corporations should have to re-apply for chartering every so often. Subject to elected officials on boards and city councils or by direct vote. It's needs to happen. When you examine amortization rates necessary such as the Rule Of 72, humans with a working life of 30 year cannot compete with corporations. Immortal Corporations can live and prosper in a fiat economy under ZIRP, humans cannot. The founding fathers hated corporations. They are immortal and suck the life blood out of humans, just like vampires.
nona dorsky (3 years ago)
I wish what you said about change was true. It is more than 6 years since this speech and things have gotten worse since. The corporations have become more fascistic
Roky Erickson rocks (2 months ago)
Oliver Von arx Okay, but people need leaders who are not enlightened and brave enough to step forth and actually lead. Most today simply want to be well paid, something our corporate execs provide for them.
Oliver Von arx (9 months ago)
nona dorsky It’s another 2 years later and it only got/gets worse; people are too lazy...
anand ram (3 years ago)
You are a great man John Perkins.I salute you.If the world was like you what a great place it will be. Hope we will succeed.
Robert Noyola (3 years ago)
We have a corrupt government in America, and we know it.
A. Randomjack (10 months ago)
We have one in Quebec, one in Canada, France has one, Brits have one and the list goes on and on...
Lynda Quadland (3 years ago)
He was good. Now I do disagree about carbon trading for global warming. It is to me a scam for the traders of Wall Street. Yep but other wise it was good.
John Lawrence (3 years ago)
support the electoral reform act of 2015. its a ten point reform proposed by a brilliant gentleman whos life work has been dedicated to crafting a better society. Robert david steele deserves our attention. thanks
John Lawrence (3 years ago)
Bernie has my vote its a no brainer. Im just worried he is going to be a strawman for whatever democrat find themselves the front runner in 10 months.we have seen this before with ron paul and ross peroe where the obvious peoples choice is either theatened into submission or has the election literally stolen from them. No doubt bernie is our guy but will the cabal allow it?
Jean LeDoux (3 years ago)
+John Lawrence Bernie Sanders is also a great man who has dedicated his life to the people of this country and he is running for POTUS--VOTE BERNIE
Nelson Lister (3 years ago)
A great man with the vision of a world we a we'd all love to see,if only he'd run for office. He could save our world.
Jamie Anderson (1 year ago)
Nelson Lister wow you should really do some research because he misleads in several areas but is good on others. Climate change is called seasons and global warming has been PROVEN to be a fraud. HAARP is affecting the weather. The 1% has 99% of the wealth and are doing so much evil. Get out of this Babylonian system and just be a person that knows right from wrong. Stop being easily deceived.
Jean LeDoux (3 years ago)
+Nelson Lister GO BERNIE 2016!!!!
Riff Devin (3 years ago)
As  I listen to this in 2015 I am very despondent. I don't think this message is promulgated to it's best effect
Jean LeDoux (3 years ago)
+Riff Devin Listen to BERNIE SANDERS his message is very similar and he is running for POTUS
mallik sharma (3 years ago)
I appreciate John Perkins for his call to revolution. Regarding 9/11 I am with 9/11 Truth organization's theories and efforts. I have recently started an online petition requesting the General Secretary, United Nations, to institute an international inquiry and investigation into the 9/11 Tragedy [for whatever it is worth]. Till now 267 persons signed it. Hope you also agree and sign, and also without fail share to friends and on socialn networks. https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/General_Secretary_United_Nations_Institute_an_international_inquiry_and_investigation_into_the_911_tragedy/?nuvudab
Oliver Von arx (9 months ago)
mallik sharma Sadly i don’t think the corrupt UN is the right organization to do this.
Jamie Anderson (1 year ago)
mallik sharma the United Nations is a evil group. You should research who they really are and its purpose. Look up the act of 1871, federal reserve act 1913, the bankruptcy act 1933 and you will learn that the UNITED STATES is not America, but owned by foreigners. Look up on YouTube
Ron Walker (3 years ago)
+mallik sharma INVESTIGATES FROM THE MURDER OF LINCOLN, KENNEDY, CAUSES OF BOTH WORD WARS , VIET NNAM, CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS, ARAB SPRING , 911 ON AND ON-- OUR INVESTIGATIONS NEED TO BE INVESTIGATED. EVERYTHING IS A LIE AND FALSE. THE BANKS AND PRIVATE CENTRAL BANKS ONE OF THE WORST CONSPIRACIES AGAINST THE POPULATION., AND THE SUPPOSED ELECTIONS ARE ANOTHER OBVIOUS CRY FOR INVESTIGATION, AND HEALTH CARE FRAUD, PHARMACEUTICAL MAFIA, MONSANTO POISONS INTRODUCED INTO THE ENVIRONMENT FOR PROFITS ETC. WHERE THE HELL DO SE START WITH INVESTTIGATIONS BECAUSE THE INVESTIGATORS ARE THE INSIDER CONSPIRITORS.
Darrin Mcharg (3 years ago)
+mallik sharma Don't waste your time Mallik...put your awesome energy into something closer to home...the UN is contaminated :(
Darrin Mcharg (3 years ago)
+pearson Disillusioned Anglophile They created it...they own it alright my friend :(
Ela Lamblin (3 years ago)
Great expose..
Howie Loso (3 years ago)
How noble of his daughter to buy the $600 Chilean native wood made in Canada over $200 sweat shop made in China, even though his daughter works in low paid non profit. That is a choice most people could not make.
hopespringseternal70 (3 years ago)
we must abolish the party system and return to our traditional council systems. abolish usury and central banks. arrest and try all elected officials for treason.
Sbeav (5 months ago)
albedoshader it has been only a two-party system...hence the electoral college it has always allowed for two and the only two...which are set up to allow us the belief that we have a choice between the two...oh, sure 3rd parties are allowed to run but not since when has a 3rd nominees become President??? Exactly, and liberal/conservative and two sides of the same coin...puppets on a string...the Federal bank...is privately owned, our public education system was put in place by the Rothchilds...it is time to start seeing things as they are...
Sbeav (5 months ago)
SRV. 123 there is no elections, there is no choice but only the illusion of such... please, wake up to at least this!!!
Sbeav (5 months ago)
Natalie Daniels maybe work...it works today...with tribes in the bush, Amazon, certain tribes in Africa, it has all been annihilated by the hands of people who believe that way is boring and opt for slavery instead...if you haven't realized yet...we are their rats in a cage...there is no freedom, just an illusion...'all the world's a stage'...sound familiar?
Sbeav (5 months ago)
hopespringseternal70 PREACH...I agree 100%.. ☮️ and Blessings
Sbeav (5 months ago)
Ser Torrhen Clegane I know I'm extremely late on this thread though this information was heartaching when I first heard this along with everything else that I have to realize as blatant lies over the years but I must say your comment and this line of thinking is complete and utter hogwash....to put it as kindly as possible...when humanity KNOWS that it needs no ruler but only to rule themselves then we will have reached our peak and final evolution....for time and memorial we have been to this stage of evolution and for some reason we fall back into the dark ages... I know that the reason for our continual down fall is that we believe ourselves the need to ruled by some form wether it is emperial, democratic, tyrannical, etc., Etc., regardless we end right back where we have started...when we as the human race graps the true definition of anarchy and allow not one race, creed, history, gender, etc., to deem themselves more superior and powerful than anyone else then we will ascend this perpetual cycle....
Mr. Smith (3 years ago)
This shit needs to end. I have to work 2 low paying jobs plus side work just to fucking survive these days. I have a college education and am FAA certified to work on aircraft but that has gotten me nowhere but in debt with federal loans I am unable to repay. Money just needs to go away completely because at the end of the day, it takes PEOPLE to make food, clothes, etc.
philburpalooza8 (9 months ago)
Mr. Smith you me and about 50 million Americans who once had decent jobs.
Elsayed Hamouda (10 months ago)
This is America, the stolen country by the white man
Jamie Anderson (1 year ago)
Jean LeDoux blaming republicans is very dumb as both parties are controlled by the same shadow government! The federal reserve etc. The Democratic Party IS the party for slavery and always has been but most democrats don't even know their own party. Screw both sides (The establishment) because it's corrupt. Fact is when America was a Republic, it thrived as we all had rights but once they silently changed it to a democracy, then they took our rights and gave us privileges. The 14th amendment is a fraud and clearly unconstitutional. It created a different kind of citizen which was a debt slave. Just because the chains were taken off of slaves doesn't mean slavery went away. Look up the Act of 1871, the federal reserve act 1913, the bankruptcy act 1933, and you will know exactly what happened. Use YouTube. We the people have to unite and stop allowing them to divide us. I choose freedom not voluntarily servitude!!!
john miller (1 year ago)
Charles. buck up and quit whining and maybe quit spending all your money on frivolous material goods.
alakazam fam (2 years ago)
+Charles Fort glad to be proven wrong. good luck dude

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