Tuesday, October 26, 2010

How to Destroy a Nation by ExxonMobil

"All the money is now gone," Chief Matipe said of the $120,000 he received for a piece of land to be developed for the exportation of natural gas from Papau New Guinea. "But I'm very happy about the company, ExxonMobil. Before I had nothing. But because of the money, I was able to buy pigs and get married again." Chief Matipe was able to use the pigs as a dowry to secure a 15-year-old bride to add to the 10 other wives he already has. In celebration he purchased 30 cases of beer for $800. So in addition to Guns, Germs, and Steel, they are now using overpriced beer to conquer the indigenous population.

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