- The Pound, Euro or Dollar in your pocket is worth what it says on the front
- Banks exist for your benefit
- The US Ferderal Reserve and Bank of England are state-owned governmental bodies
- The price of oil is dependent on the market forces of supply-and-demand.
- Oil is a fossil fuel, like coal
- The supply of oil is limited and will become depleted
- The four-fold hike in oil prices in 1973 was due to the greed of the oil producers
- The War on Terror is intended to restabilise the world
- Al-Qaeda, the Taliban and Boko Haram are religous extremist organisations whose only agenda is to spread radical Islam.
- The USA wants to spread democracy across the world
In fact, none of these is true.
F William Engdahl is a US/German historian and economist with some interesting and outspoken views on the commonly-held beliefs that most of us have regarding how our world functions. What he says about geopolitics is authoritative and well-researched, casting a spotlight into a shadowy, cynical world of exploitation by those with money and power. He has written a number of books and, if only a fraction of what he claims is true, the world is a rather bleaker place than you’d like to believe. Have a read of this interview and see what you think: