Category Archives: Quotes

Quotes re “philanthropic foundations” – Carnegie, Ford, Gates, Rockefeller, Soros

“The US and UK governments’ relentless backing for the global spread of genetically modified seeds was in fact the implementation of a decades long policy of the Rockefeller Foundation since the 1930’s, when it funded Nazi eugenics research — i.e. mass-scale population reduction, and control of darker-skinned races by an Anglo-Saxon white elite. As some of these circles saw it, war as a means of population reduction was costly and not that efficient.”
– F. William Engdahl in Seeds of Destuction

“First we got population. The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.”
– Bill Gates

“The global financial elite of the Ford, Carnegie and Rockefeller foundations are making the plans for a one world government. The real name of the game is 1984. We will have systematic population reduction, forced sterilization or anything else which the planners deem necessary to establish absolute control in their humanitarian utopia. But to enforce these plans, you must have an all-powerful world government.”
– Gary Allen in None Dare Call It Conspiracy

“The Rockefeller Foundation, working with John D. Rockefeller Ill’s Population Council, the World Bank, the UN Development Program and the Ford Foundation, and others had been working with the WHO [World Health Organization] for 20 years to develop an anti-fertility vaccine using tetanus as well as with other vaccines.”
– F. William Engdahl

“The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have been focused on reducing the population of poorer countries through the promotion of killer drugs such as Depo-Provera. The foundation is partnering with the British government to raise $4 billion to finance their birth control plan by 2020. This is under the guise of family planning. The foundation is also known to fund an NGO committed to children vaccination known as Gavi. This vaccine has been used on children in Malawi, India and Pakistan. In Malawi, these kids were vaccinated at gunpoint in 2011; Non-polio paralysis struck some of the kids that were vaccinated.”
– Dave Mihalovic

“The Rockefeller foundation scientists developed the idea of molecular biology from the fundamental assumption that almost all human problems could be “solved” by genetic and chemical manipulation… The people in and around the Rockefeller institutions saw it as the ultimate means of social control and social engineering — eugenics.”
– F. William Engdahl in Seeds of Destuction

“The organization of tax-exempt fortunes of international financiers into foundations was to be used for educational, scientific, and other public purposes… The inheritance tax drove the great private fortunes dominated by Wall Street into tax-exempt foundations, which became a major link in the Establishment network between Wall Street, the Ivy League, and the federal government… The foundations managed to acquire control over the primary Ivy League colleges, including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and Princeton.”
– Carroll Quigley in Tragedy and Hope

“The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is committing 10 billion dollars over the next ten years to make it the most aggressive decade ever to roll out new vaccines to poor nations around the world. The commitment will also effectively create widespread fertility problems across vaccinated populations.”
– Dave Mihalovic

“After years of controversy in the United States, the use of oral polio vaccine (OPV) was discontinued in 2000 due to its proven link with vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV). The use of an injected and inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) replaced its usage in the Western world, while oral polio vaccine continues to be used in the developing world… There was a claim in the Indian medical press [April 2012] that some 47,500 children had been paralyzed as a direct result of the polio vaccination campaign that had swept through their populous country. India’s National Polio Surveillance Project found that a sharp rise in the cases of non-polio paralysis correlated with areas where doses of oral polio vaccine were also increased… The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the UN’s World Health Organization knew that oral polio vaccines caused paralysis.”
– Aaron Dykes

Quotes – Thomas Friedman

“Twelve days of surgical bombing was never going to turn Serbia around… Let’s see what 12 weeks of less than surgical bombing does. Give war a chance… It should be lights out in Belgrade (Yugoslavia): Every power grid, water pipe, bridge, road and war-related factory has to be targeted.”

“Blow up a different power station in Iraq every week, so no one knows when the lights will go off or who’s in charge… The U.S. has to make clear to Iraq and U.S. allies that… America will use force, without negotiation, hesitation, or UN approval.”

“It turns out many of those Afghan ‘civilians’ were praying for another dose of B-52s to liberate them from the Taliban, casualties or not.”

“We need to go into the heart of their world [Palestinians] and beat their brains out, in order to burst this bubble.”

“U.S. power is not being used in Iraq for oil, or imperialism, or to shore up a corrupt status quo.”

“Any war we launch in Iraq will certainly be about oil.”

“The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist-McDonald’s cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the builder of the F-15. And the hidden fist that keeps the world safe for Silicon Valley’s technologies is called the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.”

“Let’s all take a deep breath and repeat after me: Give war [in Afghanistan] a chance.”

“The most powerful agent pressuring other countries to open their markets for free trade and free investments is Uncle Sam, and America’s global armed forces keep these markets and sea lanes open for this era of globalization, just as the British navy did for the era of globalization in the nineteenth century.”

“I believe globalization did us all a favor by melting down the economies of Thailand, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, and Brazil in the 1990s.”

“It [Iraq War] might be over in a week, it might be over in a month, it might be over in six months, but what’s the rush?”

“Thomas Friedman’s collected works constitute a veritable dictionary of the market-populist myths of the age, awesome in its inclusiveness: Enthusiasm for the “rebranding’ of Britain, pointless ponderings about the physical weight of each country’s GNP, facile equating of Great Society America with the Soviet Union. Each of them is preposterous in its own way, but thrown together they make a truly dispiriting impression… This is what the ruling class calls thinking, that this handful of pathetic, palpably untrue prejudices are all they have to guide them as they shuttle back and forth between the State Department and the big think tanks, discussing what they mean to do with us and how they plan to dispose of our country.”
– Thomas Frank

“The weakening of labor pleases Thomas Friedman, who mentions this as one of Thatcher’s accomplishments. He regards Reagan’s breaking the air controllers strike in 1981 as his finest achievement, “helping break the hold of organized labor on the U.S. economy’.”
– Edward S. Herman

Quotes – The corporate media

“You can’t believe a word the American media says. If they say anything correct, it’s just an accident.”
– Paul Craig Roberts, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration and former editor of the Wall Street Journal

“If the New World Order types had some kindness, some humanity, some morality perhaps One World Government is what we need. But mainly these are nasty people with a lust for money and a ruthless disregard for human suffering. Sadly this is all made possible by a mainstream media that is owned and controlled by these very forces. Because the people who own media choose wherever it is that the light is to be shone. So the same stories and the same sound bites across six media conglomerates constitutes what the public is to learn about their world and their country.”
– Chris Pratt from his movie “Deception”

“Establishment journalists and media stars are not on the outside of the establishment, they are members of the establishment. They work for the largest corporations. They live in Washington. Socio-economically, their colleagues and partners and family members are people within the government, within the establishment. And what they want to do is to protect and defend the establishment, more than anything else. To protect the idea that the establishment is functioning properly. And so, their interest is to minimize the public anger and the public rage.”
– Glenn Greenwald

“Newscasters who want to keep their careers afloat learn the fine art of evasion. With great skill they skirt around the most important points of a story. With much finesse, they say a lot about very little, serving up heaps of junk news filled with so many empty calories and so few nutrients. Thus do they avoid offending those who wield politico-economic power.”
– Project Censored, 2004

“What the press do is they tell you lies, lies they already know you want to hear. The press can figure out what its readers or viewers believe, and make a hell of a living pandering to their egos and telling them that they’re smart. They lie and tell the audience they are right, and they never have to change your mind about anything. And the audience rewards them, lauding them and paying them money to keep hearing those sweet, self-serving lies.”
– Allan Uthman

“The people who own and control the mainstream media are never going to risk their salaries to explore the unanswered questions of 9-11 or the money trails of JP Morgan Chase Bank, GoldmanSachs, Citibank, Haliburton, Blackwater and Homeland Security, or the Rothschilds, or the Rockefellers or the secrecy of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderberg Group, the Trilateral Commission, Skull and Bones, the Bushes and the Carlyle Group or our Federal Reserve System and it’s 12 private Federal Reserve Banks or the IMF or the World Bank.”
– Chris Pratt from his movie “Deception”

“If deliberate distortion of reality by corporate media could be effectively prosecuted in the United States, the entire industry would be behind bars.”
– Cynthia McKinney

“The American media does not serve the truth. It serves the government and the interest groups that empower the government. The function of the “mainstream media” is to sell products and to brainwash the audience for the government and interest groups. By subscribing to it, Americans support their own brainwashing.”

Paul Craig Roberts

“The owners of the Washington Post long ago acknowledged that the Post is the government’s voice to the people. In 1981, Katherine Graham, who owns the Post and Newsweek announced that her editors would ‘cooperate with the national security interests’. National security in this context means ‘CIA’.”

John Stockwell – former CIA official

“Americans have become perfect subjects for George Orwell’s Big Brother. They sit stupidly in front of the TV news or the New York Times or Washington Post and absorb the lies fed to them.”

Paul Craig Roberts – Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Ronald Reagan and former editor of the Wall Street Journal

Quotes – The oil industry

“The Four Horsemen – British Petroleum, Royal Dutch Shell, ChevronTexaco, ExxonMobil – are the top four retailers of gas in the US and own every major pipeline in the world and the vast majority of oil tankers… During the 1970s Big Oil invested S2.4 billion in uranium exploration. Today they control over half the world’s uranium reserves, key to fueling nuclear power plants… Exxon Mobil is the leading coal producer in the US and has the second largest coal reserves.”
– Dean Henderson in his book Big Oil & Their Bankers In The Persian Gulf

“Big Oil, the big oil companies: Exxon-Exxon Mobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, BP/Shell, are the biggest companies operating in the United States. The profits are unparalleled, with the defense industry, pharmaceuticals, banks, you name it, no comparison.”
– Antonia Juhasz

“In 1975 Anthony Sampson penned “The Seven Sisters”…, bestowing a collective name on the shadowy oil cartel, which throughout its history has sought to eliminate competitors and control the world’s oil resource. After a tidal wave of mergers at the turn of the millennium, Sampson’s Seven Sisters were Four Horsemen: Exxon Mobil, Chevron Texaco, BP Amoco and Royal Dutch/Shell.”
– Dean Henderson in Big Oil & Their Bankers In The Persian Gulf

“The oil market is now cornered by five major companies – Exxon-Mobil, Chevron-Texaco, British Petroleum-Amoco-Arco, Royal Dutch Shell and Conoco-Phillips.”
– Ravi Batra, 2007

“Through a combination of joint ventures, tightly-held technological secrets, vertical and horizontal integration, manipulation of production sites, cheap labor, interlocking bank directorates and outright collusion; the Four Horsemen [of oil] … are now even more firmly in control of an increasingly oil-dependent world economy than they were 100 years ago. And the same old money families are still riding high in the saddle.”
– Dean Henderson in Big Oil & Their Bankers In The Persian Gulf

“The operating strategy of the Five Bullies [Exxon-Mobil, Chevron-Texaco, British Petroleum-Amoco-Arco, Royal Dutch Shell and Conoco-Phillips] is to force independent refiners out of business, tighten gasoline supplies, and then jack up the price. Finally, when the profit skyrockets, take ads in newspapers to claim that the profit is reasonable.”
– Ravi Batra, 2007

“The Four Horsemen of oil – British Petroleum, Royal Dutch Shell, ChevronTexaco, ExxonMobil – have interlocking directorates with the international mega-banks. Exxon Mobil shares board members with JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Canada and Prudential. Chevron Texaco has interlocks with Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase. BP Amoco shares directors with JP Morgan Chase. RoyalDutch /Shell has ties with Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, N. M. Rothschild & Sons and Bank of England.
– Dean Henderson in Big Oil & Their Bankers In The Persian Gulf

“In 1941, Standard Oil of New Jersey, later renamed Exxon, was the largest oil company in the world. It controlled 84% of the US petroleum market. Its bank was Chase Bank, and its main owners were the Rockefeller group.”
– F. William Engdahl

“The Dutch and British monarchs who control Royal Dutch merged their company with the Oppenheimer and Samuel’s Shell Oil and Nobel and Rothschild’s Far East Trading. Royal Dutch/Shell was born. Queen Juliana of the Dutch House of Orange and Lord Victor Rothschild are the two largest shareholders of Royal Dutch/Shell…
By 1920 Exxon, BP and Royal Dutch/Shell dominated the world’s booming oil business, with the Rockefeller and Rothschild families and the British and Dutch royals owning most of stock in the Horsemen. Two other Rockefeller babies Mobil and Chevron, weren’t far behind the Big Three.”
– Dean Henderson in Big Oil & Their Bankers In The Persian Gulf

Quotes – Big Pharma

“There is no question that HIV was introduced into the U.S. male homosexual population via the gay hepatitis B vaccine experiment that took place between 1978 and 1981… Not surprisingly, the government has refused to release data on the number of AIDS deaths that have occured in the large group of gay men who initially volunteered for the vaccine experiment.”
– Alan Cantwell, MD

“Thimserosal used as a preservative in vaccines is likely related to the autism epidemic. This epidemic in all probability may have been prevented or curtailed had the FDA not been asleep at the switch regarding the lack of safety data regarding injected thimerosal and the sharp rise of infant exposure to his known neurotoxin. Our public health agencies’ failure to act is indicative of institutional malfeasance for self-protection and misplaced protectionism of the pharmaceutical industry.”
– Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness in the House’s Committee on Government Reform, May 2003

“You couldn’t even construct a study that shows Thimerosal is safe. It’s just too damn toxic. If you inject Thimerosal into an animal, its brain will sicken. If you apply it to living tissue, the cells die. If you put it in a petri dish, the culture dies. Knowing these things, it would be shocking if one culd inject it into an infant without coausing damage…
The biological case against Thimerosal is so dramatically overwhelming anymore that only a very foolish or a very dishonest person with the credentials to understand this research would say that Thimerosal wan’t most likely the cause of autism.
– Boyd Haley, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, 2006

Quotes – Monsanto et al

“Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the F.D.A’s [Food and Drug Administration] job.”
– Phil Angell, Monsanto’s director of corporate communications

“The US and UK governments’ relentless backing for the global spread of genetically modified seeds was in fact the implementation of a decades long policy of the Rockefeller Foundation since the 1930’s, when it funded Nazi eugenics research — i.e. mass-scale population reduction, and control of darker-skinned races by an Anglo-Saxon white elite. As some of these circles saw it, war as a means of population reduction was costly and not that efficient.”
– F. William Engdahl in his book Seeds of Destuction

“The hope of the biotech industry is that over time, the market is so flooded that there’s nothing you can do about it. You just sort of surrender.”
– A biotech consultant – in the book Seeds of Deception by Jeffrey M. Smith

“The problems with GM foods may be irreversible and the true effects may only be seen well in the future. The situation is like the tobacco industry. They knew about it but they suppressed that information. They created misleading evidence that showed that the problem wasn’t so serious. And all the time they knew how bad it was. Tobacco is bad enough. But genetic modification, if it is going to be problematic, if it is going to cause us real health problems, then tobacco will be nothing in comparison with this. The size of genetic modification and problems it may cause us are tremendous.”
– Dr. Arpad Pusztai, researcher and the world’s expert on lectins

“Russian biologist Alexey V. Surov and his colleagues, of the Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the National Association for Gene Security, set out to discover if Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) soy, grown on 91% of US soybean fields, leads to problems in growth or reproduction. After feeding hamsters for two years over three generations, those on the GM diet, and especially the group on the maximum GM soy diet, showed devastating results. By the third generation, most GM soy-fed hamsters lost the ability to have babies.”
– Institute for Responsible Technology, April 5, 2011

Quotes – Bill Gates

“The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.”
– Bill Gates at a TED2010 Conference

“The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have been focused on reducing the population of poorer countries through the promotion of drugs such as Depo-Provera… under the guise of family planning. The foundation is also known to fund an NGO committed to children vaccination known as Gavi. This vaccine has been used on children in Malawi, India and Pakistan. In Malawi, these kids were vaccinated at gunpoint in 2011; non-polio paralysis struck some of the kids that were vaccinated…
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is committing 10 billion dollars over the next ten years to make it the most aggressive decade ever to roll out new vaccines to poor nations around the world. The commitment will also effectively create widespread fertility problems across vaccinated populations.”
– Dave Mihalovic

Quotes – Heads of corporations

“Between 2007 and 2010, the wealth of the Walton family members rose from $73.3 billion to $89.5 billion. In 2007, it was reported that the Walton family wealth was as large as the bottom 35 million families in the wealth distribution combined, or 30.5 percent of all American families.
And in 2010 … the Walton family wealth is as large as the bottom 48.8 million families in the wealth distribution (constituting 41.5 percent of all American families) combined.”
– Pat Garofalo

“The Walton family of Walmart own more wealth than the bottom 40 percent of America.”
– Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, 2012

“The billionaire Koch brothers who habitually rail against government’s unfair burden on the wealthy, have almost doubled their net worth to a combined $68 billion. On March 10, 2010, Forbes listed the net worth of Charles and David Koch at $17.5 billion each. This year, Forbes says the Koch brothers are individually worth $34 billion.”
– Pam Martens, 2013

“Charles Koch who is worth over $43 billion says that eliminating the minimum wage is a solution to America’s poverty woes.
… The Charles Koch Foundation launched a $200,000 media blitz in Wichita, Kansas, Koch’s home state, saying that the minimum wage is the major obstacle to economic growth in America.”
– Thom Hartmann, 2013

“It is no secret that the Koch brothers and others of the super-rich seem to have undertaken a final push to consolidate control through the conversion of a marginally democratic to an essentially fascist state; extreme right-wing, authoritarian, and demagogic. This kind of government is ideal for control of a populace by the moneyed elite. To carry this out requires the employment of many ‘kept’ politicians to excite and misdirect scared and angry ­ and ignorant ­ voters. Lest the citizenry realize who stole their money and storm their castles with torches, the rapacious elite need politicians who will carry out the work of re-directing anger at teachers, or labor unions, or the poor.”
– David Schwartz

“Water is the most important raw material we have today in the world. The question is should we privitize the normal water supply of the population. And there are two different options on the matter. The one opinion which I think is extreme is represented by the NGOs who declare water is a public right. That means that as a human being you should have a right to water. That’s an extreme solution. And the other view says that water is a foodstuff like any other, and like any other foodstuff it should have a market value. Personally I believe it is better to give a foodstuff a value so that we are all aware that it has its price.”
– Peter Brabeck, CEO of Nestle, in a 2005 documentary ‘We feed the world’

“Today’s modern transnational corporate CEOs reflect the dysfunctional cultural belief that wealth is proof of goodness, and that that goodness then justifies taking more of the wealth.”
– Thom Hartmann

“U.S. CEOs earn three times the average of CEOs in the 13 other advanced countries for which there are comparable data. Only in one country, Switzerland, are 7 CEOs paid even as much as 50 percent of what the average U.S. CEO makes.”
– Economist Ravi Batra, 2007

“If you leave the failed CEOs in place, it isn’t just that they’re terrible business people, though they are. It isn’t just that they lack integrity, though they do. Because they were engaged in these frauds. But they’re not going to disclose the truth.”
– William K. Black, former Director of the Institute for Fraud Prevention, 2009

“In late October of 2012, the CEOs of 80 major corporations and banks in the United States banded together in order to pressure Congress to pursue an agenda of harsh austerity measures and structural reforms… Among the demands are to reform Medicare and Medicaid, healthcare, Social Security, increase taxes, and generally reduce spending. All of this amounts to a large federal program of austerity, to cut social spending and increase taxes on the population, thus impoverishing the population.”
– Andrew Gavin Marshall

“Why shouldn’t we want to [psychologically] screen CEOs? We screen police officers. Why not someone who is going to handle billions of dollars?”
– Dr Robert Hare

“An “unregulated” marketplace is like an “unregulated” football game — chaos. And chaos is a state perfectly exploited by sociopaths, be they serial killers, warlords, or CEOs.”
– Thom Hartmann

Quotes – Psychopathy and corporations

“The money and power of a corporation attract psychopaths. In a corporate environment they have many advantages over their non-psychopathic competitors for promotion. Not surprisingly most corporations end up being run by psychopaths. As with a criminal gang a corporation’s culture adopts the twisted values of its leaders. Those who would seek employment must likewise adopt or at least appear to adopt the corporation’s essentially psychopathic mindset.”
– Stefan H. Verstappen

“Corrupt corporations feed on money and power, The former comes in part from the US Treasury and ultimately from the general public. To maintain this flow they seek power. The government is where the power is. Individual psychopaths rely on their personality and manipulativeness to get what they need from another person. Psychopathic corporations face a more complex task. They have to influence all three branches of our government, the legislative, the judiciary and the executive, to go along with survival tactics motivated by greed rather than the welfare of the public. Corporations have been in business a long time and have succeeded admirably. We have created a new generation of robber barons but this time they are playing for much higher stakes. The pathological fallout is no longer limited to our own borders. Their reach extends globally, involving us politically, environmentally and militarily with countries rich and poor. Illness knows no geographical limits.”
– Montague Ullman, MD

“There seems to be nothing to prevent the transnational corporations taking possession of the planet and subjecting humanity to the dictatorship of capital.”
– Christian la Brie in an artilce in Le Monde Diplomatique

“The transnational corporations carry on inexorably. Increasingly flagless and stateless, they weave global webs of production, commerce, culture and finance virtually unopposed. They expand, invest and grow, concentrating ever more wealth in a limited number of hands. They work in coalition to influence local, national and international institutions and laws. And together with the governments of their home countries in Europe, North America and Japan, as well as international institutions such as the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and increasingly, the United Nations, they are molding an international system in which they can trade and invest even more freely–a world where they are less and less accountable to the cultures, communities and nation-states in which they operate. Underpinning this effort is not the historical inevitability of an evolving, enlightened civilization, but rather the unavoidable reality of the overriding corporate purpose: the maximization of profits.”
– Sierra Club

“There are more than 60,000 transnational corporations in the world. More than fifty of the largest one-hundred economies in the world are corporations. Transnational corporations hold ninety percent of all technology and product patents worldwide. Transnational corporations are involved in 70 percent of world trade.
The top 737 of these super-corporations or “super-entities” control 80% of the world economy.
The top 147 super-corporations or “super-entities” control 40% of the global economy through direct and indirect ownership or controlling interest.
Hundreds of companies that own the stocks and bonds of each other – they collectively own themselves. Hence, it becomes nearly impossible to trace the roots of ownership and control. From their relative obscurity, they wield enormous control of national and global economies.”
– based on a 2011 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology study of 43,000 multinational companies

“CEOs of most of the world’s largest corporations daily make decisions that destroy the lives of many other human beings.
Only about 1 to 3 percent of us are sociopaths — people who don’t have normal human feelings and can easily go to sleep at night after having done horrific things. And of that 1 percent of sociopaths, there’s probably only a fraction of a percent with a college education. And of that tiny fraction, there’s an even tinier fraction that understands how business works, particularly within any specific industry.
Thus there is such a shortage of people who can run modern monopolistic, destructive corporations that stockholders have to pay millions to get them to work.
And being sociopaths, they gladly take the money without any thought to its social consequences.”
– Thom Hartmann

“This empire that we’ve created really has an emperor, and it’s not the president of this country… it doesn’t really matter whether we have a Democrat or a Republican in the White House or running Congress; the empire goes on, because it’s really run by what I call the corporatocracy, which is a group of men who run our biggest corporations. This isn’t a conspiracy theory. They don’t need to conspire. They all know what serves their best interest. But they really are the equivalent of the emperor, because they do not serve at the wish of the people, they’re not democratically elected, they don’t serve any limited term. They essentially answer to no one, except their own boards, and most corporate CEOs actually run their boards, rather than the other way around.”
– John Perkins

“Twenty years ago, U.S. corporate CEOs earned on average forty-two times more than production workers. Today, they earn a whopping 431 times more.”
– Antonia Juhasz

Quotes – The military-industrial complex

“By selling advanced weaponry throughout the world, wealthy American military contractors not only weaken national security and squeeze taxpayers at home but also strengthen dictators and worsen human misery abroad.”
– Oscar Arias, former president of Costa Rica], 1999

“Weapons producers make money regardless of whether the Pentagon wins or loses its wars – and making money is their only objective.”
– Gabriel Kolko

“The need for major states as enemies stems partly from the fact that only the perceived presence of enemy states can justify military spending at the level which the industries concerned have come to demand.”
– David Edwards

“The alliance between the threat-inflating ideologues continuously sounding the alarm about an ever more menacing enemy and the needs of a military-industrial complex that required such an enemy in order to secure ever larger contracts was a constant feature of the Cold War years.”
– Robert Scheer

“The so-called “defense” corporations are multinational conglomerates that have no great loyalty to the United States; they are in fact no longer U.S. corporations but transnational entities loyal only to themselves.”
– John Stockwell – former CIA official