"Money was maliciously introduced in ancient times as a tool of enslavement" -
Michael Tellinger

"The present belongs to the future and future generations, and all old laws, religious and other, should be abrogated immediately. Free us!" - Vinay Gupta on Twitter

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." - R. Buckminster Fuller

"You find the strangest ways to be positive!" - Diane Duane, Wizards Abroad

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Perkins and Baker: a new kind of empire - corporatocracy, mutant capitalism, and can we blame Obama for this?

I seem to have entered into a season of mostly just sharing videos, lately. I thought this one was particularly good. In a little over 20 minutes it pretty much says it all. In an interview with Laura Flanders, John Perkins and Russ Baker talk about their recent books on global empire, how it works, and what can be done to change it. "We're at a watershed of history like nothing we've ever experienced before" but also "for the first time in history we're all talking to each other" (on the Internet) and more people are understanding (even if their "leaders" don't) that we're all in this mess together, whatever country we happen to live in. Not sure when this aired but it might have been in 2009. Not much has changed yet.

I particularly appreciated the perspective Perkins offers on the de facto assassination of Clinton, since this is how I've always seen it too. Not to mention the rest of the conversation - there are many good, useful perspectives here. Perkins, as always, offers hope.

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