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#1. These were big ones. Those companies would then go in and build an electrical system or ports or highways, and these would basically serve just a few of the very wealthiest families in those countries. - Author: John Perkins
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#2. I had begun to understand that although most Americans have no idea that lifestyles are built on exploitation, millions of people in other countries are aware of it. - Author: John Perkins
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#3. But when 9/11 struck, I had a change of heart. I knew the story had to be told because what happened at 9/11 is a direct result of what the economic hit men are doing. - Author: John Perkins
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#4. This empire, unlike any other in the history of the world, has been built primarily through economic manipulation, through cheating, through fraud, through seducing people into our way of life, through the economic hit men. I was very much a part of that. - Author: John Perkins
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#5. John doesn't know how much I really suffer. He knows there is no reason to suffer, and that satisfies him.
It is getting to be a great effort for me to think straight. Just this nervous weakness I suppose. - Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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#6. No matter how many toys we amass we leave them behind when we die, just as we leave a broken environment, an economy that only benefits the richest, and a legacy of empowering greed over goodness. It is now time to commit to following a new path. - Author: John Perkins
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#7. John is away all day, and even some nights when his cases are serious. I am glad my case is not serious! - Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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#8. The choices we make within the boundaries of the twists of fate determines who we are - Author: John Perkins
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#9. The Treasury Department would use the interest from these securities to hire U.S. companies to build Saudi Arabia - new cities, new infrastructure - which we've done. - Author: John Perkins
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#10. The only way that we're going to feel secure in this country again and that we're going to feel good about ourselves is if we use these systems we've put into place to create positive change around the world. I really believe we can do that. - Author: John Perkins
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#11. It is so hard to talk with John about my case, because he is so wise, and because he loves me so. - Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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#12. In my opinion, the difference between the crusaders and us was a matter of degree. Europe's medieval Catholics claimed their goal was to save Muslims from purgatory; we claimed that we wanted to help the Saudis modernize. - Author: John Perkins
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#13. Godly leadership is not about attaining recognition or glory; it's about serving others. - Author: John M. Perkins
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#14. I hadn't read or heard a lot about [Tom] Wolfe until I read this script, and in that way I think it was really clever to write a piece about him instead of Max Perkins,[Ernest] Hemingway, [John] Fitzgerald, or others that people have strong opinions of already. - Author: Jude Law
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#15. John laughs at me, of course, but one expects that in marriage. - Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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#16. And in Iraq we tried to implement the same policy that was so successful in Saudi Arabia, but Saddam Hussein didn't buy. When the economic hit men fail in this scenario, the next step is what we call the jackals. - Author: John Perkins
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#17. We live out our call most fully when we are a community of faith with arms wrapped about a community of pain. - Author: John M. Perkins
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#18. Love. No matter where I start, I always end up here. - Author: John M. Perkins
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#19. And that's why I wrote the book, because our country really needs to understand, if people in this nation understood what our foreign policy is really about, what foreign aid is about, how our corporations work, where our tax money goes, I know we will demand change. - Author: John Perkins
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#20. We've built the largest empire in the history of the world. It's been done over the last 50 years since World War II with very little military might, actually. It's only in rare instances like Iraq where the military comes in as a last resort. - Author: John Perkins
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#21. So we make this big loan, most of it comes back to the United States, the country is left with the debt plus lots of interest, and they basically become our servants, our slaves. It's an empire. There's no two ways about it. It's a huge empire. It's been extremely successful. - Author: John Perkins
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#22. The big deal is we think the power is in us individuallythe power is in us collectively. It is in the church. - Author: John M. Perkins
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#23. If you bomb a city, then rebuild it, the data shows a huge spike in economic activity. - Author: John Perkins
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#24. I felt guilty throughout the whole time, but I was seduced. The power of these drugs, sex, power, and money, was extremely strong for me. - Author: John Perkins
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#25. The fact is I am getting a little afraid of John. - Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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#26. Fear and debt drive this system. We are hammered with messages that terrify us into believing that we must pay any price, assume any debt, to stop the enemies who, we are told, lurk at our doorsteps. The - Author: John Perkins
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#27. Yielding to God's will can be hard. And sometimes, it really hurts. But it always brings peace. - Author: John M. Perkins
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#28. You don't give people dignity. You affirm it. - Author: John M. Perkins
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#29. When the National Security Agency recruited me, they put me through a day of lie detector tests. They found out all my weaknesses and immediately seduced me. They used the strongest drugs in our culture, sex, power and money, to win me over. - Author: John Perkins
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#30. At eighty-six years old, people tell you how much wisdom you have. I don't know about all of that, but I do know that God has done much in me and through me, and He's still working on me. - Author: John M. Perkins
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#31. Contrary to common public opinion, Iraq is not simply about oil. It is also about water and geopolitics. Both the Tigris and Euphrates rivers flow through Iraq; thus, of all the countries in that part of the world, Iraq controls the most important sources of increasingly critical water resources. - Author: John Perkins
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#32. I am glad my case is not serious! But these nervous troubles are dreadfully depressing. John does not know how much I really suffer. He knows there is no reason to suffer, and that satisfies him. - Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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#33. The United States spends over $87 billion conducting a war in Iraq while the United Nations estimates that for less than half that amount we could provide clean water, adequate diets, sanitations services and basic education to every person on the planet. And we wonder why terrorists attack us. - Author: John Perkins
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#34. Mr. Perkins adviseth, in the reading of the Scriptures, to begin with the Gospel of John, and this Epistle to the Romans, as being the keys of the New Testament. - Author: Matthew Poole
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#35. It isn't about changing the mechanics of economics. It is about changing the ideas, the dogmas that have driven economics for centuries: debt and fear, insufficiency, divide and conquer. - Author: John Perkins
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#36. Education is not a luxury in modern American society-it is essential for survival. - Author: John M. Perkins
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#37. The poor need the motivation, the incentives, the skills, the education so they can help themselves. - Author: John M. Perkins
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#38. Had Roosevelt been caught, we would have been in a lot of trouble. It would have been very embarrassing. - Author: John Perkins
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#39. There is no reconciliation until you recognize the dignity of the other, until you see their view- you have to enter into the pain of the people. You've got to feel their need. - Author: John M. Perkins
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#40. I have come to understand that life is composed of a series of coincidences. How we react to these - how we exercise what some refer to as free will - is everything; the choices we make within the boundaries of the twists of fate determine who we are. - Author: John Perkins
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#41. I've never met anyone who wanted to be a terrorist. They are desperate people. - Author: John Perkins
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#42. Our own statistics about violence, depression, drug abuse, divorce, and crime indicated that although ours was one of the wealthiest societies in history, it may also be one of the least happy societies. Why would we want others to emulate us? - Author: John Perkins
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#43. Basically, what Economic Hit Men are trained to do is to build up the American empire. To create situations where as many resources as possible flow into this country, to our corporations, and our government, and in fact we've been very successful. - Author: John Perkins
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#44. I was initially recruited while I was in business school back in the late sixties by the National Security Agency, the nation's largest and least understood spy organization; but ultimately I worked for private corporations. - Author: John Perkins
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#45. There's no question in my mind that it was C.I.A. sanctioned, and most - many Latin American investigators have come to the same conclusion. Of course, we never heard about that in our country. - Author: John Perkins
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#46. Who can see twenty-five years into the future?" she had asked. "Your guess is as good as theirs. Confidence is everything. - Author: John Perkins
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#47. Love Is The Final Fight - Author: John M. Perkins
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#48. Justice goes across racial and economic barriers - like the good Samaritan. - Author: John M. Perkins
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