October 2nd 2008
In the world today many people have changed the way they look at things and economics. People began to realize whether they are doing wrong or right. They start off with a dream set to go in the beginning but realize it’s not the right thing to do or it’s just something someone doesn’t feel comfortable doing. A good example of this type of person would John Perkins, the author of the book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, who is first off as a regular person who has a dream to go into war like his father but ends up looking to find a job to get out of the draft and ends up doing what he doesn’t want to do.
It first began when John met a young woman named Ann, who he soon married. Ann’s father whose best friend Frank who Ann called Uncle Frank. Uncle Frank came to John’s attention about a job in the NSA (National Security Agency), because Frank was part of the NSA and helped John realize that he didn’t have to go into war and that this job interview would take him off the draft list. Choosing the NSA over the war was one of John’s beginning changes because one it opened him to a new world and family and two it helped succeed in life. “But as the media exposed the atrocities and the inconsistencies of U.S. policy, I experienced a change of heart. I found myself wondering whose side Paine would have taken.” (EHM, pg. 7).
In chapter two “In for Life,” John is already beginning to realize that it is a dirty job but he decides to continue with it and take the job for one reason and one reason only, because of the one woman he met in the beginning, Claudine. She made him change his mind and see everything differently from the media’s point of view. As the book went on he realized that what Claudine was saying was true, that he would never be able to leave once you were in. His reason for going into and becoming a hit man was because of Claudine even though he did not know what he was getting himself into. “An...