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justaguyhere · 2018-09-06 · Original thread
You might like this one, not sure how much of it is true and how much is made up

jgome · 2017-11-05 · Original thread
Since we are at it, I suggest reading John Perkins's "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man":

Also, any book on past and current colonialism (say, current actions of the US military in Africa).

How do you like your illegitimately rich country?

dools · 2016-02-16 · Original thread
This is a great project, the only thing that concerns me about it is the very large loan from the IMF denominated in USD they took out in order to build it. Could well have been the work of EHMs


ucee054 · 2013-06-09 · Original thread
You find the jihadis "unreasonable".

Look, this is the list of things you could find "unreasonable":

(a) the jihadi position on God

(b) the jihadi position on US policy

(c) the jihadi method to affect change - violence

Lets deal with them one by one.

(a) is loony but pretty much irrelevant. You wouldn't feel any better if they converted to Shintoism and continued the jihad, would you?

(b) US policy is well studied so you can't really deny its lousiness. Example references:

(c) you can only condemn the violence if you would not do the same thing in their place.

To me, that means you should be able to sell them a peaceful method as being more effective than jihad. Well, we have a historical record.

The peaceful, liberal, pro-democratic reformers in the middle east seem to have gotten defeated and tortured by the CIA and their local satraps. Like what happened to my family.

On the other hand Jihad seems to be winning in Lebanon, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia and so on.

So you don't have a very strong case.

handyman5 · 2010-05-26 · Original thread
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man ( is the story of companies that do exactly this thing, on purpose, to use the oppressive debts of the poor countries to control their behavior.

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