My personal history of the 1% choosing to kill a million children each month

This is my paper for The Center of Process Studies’ conference, Money-Creation in a Finite World (free and open to the public, April 10-12, 2012; Claremont Colleges, CA):

Money and credit as public services for full-employment, optimal infrastructure, ending debt slavery: Epic proponents, related history of US government and corporate media, partnership for Occupy victory

It’s divided into these 11 parts for articles (links added with each new section):

Monetary and credit reform: full-employment, end of debt slavery

Thomas Edison, Thomas Jefferson on monetary reform

President Andrew Jackson, Peter Cooper on monetary reform

NYC Mayor John Hylan, House Banking Committee Chairs on monetary reform

Benjamin Franklin, William Jennings Bryan on monetary reform

Charles Lindbergh Sr., 86% of Great Depression economists on monetary reform

What should the average citizen know about US War Crimes?

What should the average citizen know about US war history?

What is the leverage point for Occupy’s victory?

What does monetary and credit freedom look like?

My personal history of the 1% choosing to kill a million children each month


Monetary and credit reform is a policy objective to end transfer of trillions of the “99%’’’s wealth to an oligarchic “1%.” The US banking collusion only and always co-exists within a larger oligarchy with government for legal protection, and media for public propaganda. This paper presents histories in monetary reform and US government crimes in war suppressed by today’s US corporate media’s history texts and news journalism. When the oligarchy’s voice is professionally exposed as obviously and egregiously lying in omission and commission in claims of central importance of the past and present, government and corporate media loses credibility in an “emperor has no clothes” transformation. Refutation of the oligarchy’s voice with objective and independently verifiable facts, especially in light of current War Crimes and Constitutional destruction, supports our policy goal for monetary and credit reform because the public will seek alternative voices to build a brighter future. To support our goal of upgraded economic policies, we should be open to synergy with ecological and resource-based economic models, and network with Occupy.


Personal history and how government/ media kill a million children every month (more evidence to discredit what they say about monetary and credit reform)

I worked in direct contact with the criminal 1% for 18 years beginning in 1979 as a lobbyist working to end domestic and global poverty. We were key players to create two UN Summits: the 1990 World Summit for Children (largest meeting of heads of state in world history) and the 1997 Microcredit Summit (topic of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize).

Despite the investment to save a million children’s lives from preventable poverty being just 0.7% of our gross national income, despite that every historical case of ending poverty reduces population growth rates, and despite US promises to make that investment at global summits, the 1% “leadership” in government and corporate media renege on all promises and allow this crushing torture, these excruciating and prolonged death spirals of children.

For the 1990 World Summit for Children, our efforts for corporate media press coverage were met with arrogant disdain. This is how the New York Times chose to “report” [48] :

The only article I can find in 2011 is representative of the US corporate media coverage: The New York Times covered the Summit in the “Education” section way in the back of the paper, only for that one day as I recall, and only on the last day of the Summit. Corporate media refused invitations from RESULTS and similar organizations for interviews about the Summit, and then ongoingly refused our requests for follow-up reporting when the US reneged on their promises to end poverty.

… Along with burying the story after cartoons, corrections, and games, they chose a headline that omits the point of saving millions of lives and that this is the largest meeting of heads of state in the history of planet Earth, not just some ambiguous “leaders.” The article discusses the investment to end poverty only as costing “more money” and lies in omission that it’s less than one percent of US income. It reports that the meeting will cause “headaches” for planners, and traffic jams for everyone in New York City. It then reports the non-story that because such a meeting cost $5 million to create that “some people” might criticize the Summit (we never heard that complaint or could imagine anyone making it). The “reporting” ends by repeating that this “meeting” of a “long list of goals” will cost more money than is currently being spent.

This choice of reporting was AFTER our continuous communications with the NYT to report on the facts. For an example of what we offered NYT for factual understanding, preview the assignment we’ll do that’s also one of my published articles, Economics of ending poverty: 0.7% of GNI is all it takesAn example:

“The total deaths from poverty in the last 15 years is conservatively greater than from all wars, revolutions, murders, accidents, and suicides in the 20th century.[11] In the past 20 years, the total deaths from poverty probably eclipse all the above categories of death in all known human history.[12] Make sure you get this: in your lifetime of a high school Senior, human beings have allowed other people in poverty, mostly helpless children under the age of five, to die before our eyes in numbers greater than all of the catastrophic events in our history books.”

Ask and answer for yourself: is this NYT article on the World Summit for Children they buried deep in the paper, and only reported on the day of the event, an example of professional and comprehensive reporting on our most important issues? Is saving a million children’s lives every month such a non-story, or was NYT reporting on this issue intentionally manipulated to under-inform, dis-inform, and keep this topic away from the attention of Americans? Indeed, is this an “in your face” lie of omission to both distract from the main facts and place it after the comics?

If the second explanation makes more sense to you, does this propaganda continue to our present because the NYT continues its non-reporting of our power to save a million children’s lives every month, and that since the 1990 Summit more people have died from preventable poverty than all the wars and categories of violent death in all recorded human history?

I think that 95% of Americans would prefer to understand the facts of how we can end poverty with less than one percent of our income, and for less than ten percent of what we spend on our military every year. The polling data [30] included in my article on ending poverty affirm this interest of the American public.

… So if both parties’ “leadership” have what we euphemistically called “other interests” than ending poverty and reducing population and natural resource pressures, what is the policy preference of US “leadership”? My observation is that John Perkins nails it here with precision: 2-minute video: Best-selling Chief Economist reveals criminal US foreign policy.

I’m confident in my experience and offer it in good faith for your consideration that’s who the criminal 1% are who manage our monetary and credit systems: psychopaths [49].

A psychopath has a veneer of socially-acceptable behavior thinly veiling destructively vicious acts. In this case, the government 1% provide the policy while the media 1% provide the lies of commission and omission to keep the 99% ignorant and confused while their choice of war and debt-related polices kill a million children every month.

Even if you don’t agree with my conclusion, you’re welcome to use this history as evidence of current 1% competence and morality in fundamental economic management.

After the second UN Summit where we led in making the unchallenged case of ending poverty while making a profit with Microcredit, only to have the 1% in government renege on all promises and corporate media refuse to shine light on the facts, I removed myself from lobbying and began research to “follow the money.”

“Constitutional governments and aristocracies are commonly overthrown owing to some deviation from justice…the rich, if the constitution gives them power, are apt to be insolent and avaricious… In all well-attempered governments there is nothing which should be more jealously maintained than the spirit of obedience to law, more especially in small matters; for transgression creeps in unperceived and at last ruins the state, just as the constant recurrence of small expenses in time eats up a fortune.” – Aristotle, Politics, Book V. 350 B.C.E.


48 Herman, C. Occupy This: US History exposes the 1%’s crimes then and now. 2b of 6. Oct. 10, 2011

49 Herman, C. 2011: Americans reclaim their country from psychopathic, Orwellian fascists. Jan. 1, 2011

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  • We have your back Carl.

  • Thanks, Dredd.

    The name of the game, as we and the 1% understand, is that “We” is are on a growth rate of accelerating acceleration to both see the criminal 1% for who/what they are, and to demand/build a future for 100% of Earth’s inhabitants.

  • Nick

    Despite the plethora of imbecilic pseudo-Keynesian ideas throughout, very well written!