The Kochtopus

August 28th, 2010

Polemical essays can be worth reading, as long as one understands that the author’s goal is to push his or her rat poison, by showing you how bad that rat poison is over there. With this caveat in mind, you’re all set to feast on the tidy reality offered by a strongly polemical piece.

I learned more about the Koch syndicate from The New Yorker article below than I had gathered previously, in bits and pieces.

Is the Kochtopus insidious? Sure. But in this huge piece, here is the sum total of material related to the corporate fascists backing the Obama regime:

Of course, Democrats give money, too. Their most prominent donor, the financier George Soros, runs a foundation, the Open Society Institute, that has spent as much as a hundred million dollars a year in America. Soros has also made generous private contributions to various Democratic campaigns, including Obama’s. But Michael Vachon, his spokesman, argued that Soros’s giving is transparent, and that “none of his contributions are in the service of his own economic interests.”

The Soros spokesman is a great source to go to for anything approaching an objective perspective. Pfft. Ok.

The number of times Goldman Sachs is mentioned? Zero.

The number of times Monsanto is mentioned? Zero.

The number of times the Obama regime’s revolving door is mentioned? Zero.

The number of times Obama’s continuation and expansion of diabolical Bush policies into a fascist “new normal” in America is mentioned? Zero.

The number of times the fact that America continues to implode with a Democratic President and with Democrats in control of Congress? Zero.

How many other lies by omission does the piece contain? I got tired of counting after the ones I’ve listed above.

If the Democrats are the solution to the Kochtopus, the U.S. is far more screwed than even I believed possible. The Tea Party is the 2010, 180 degrees out of phase version of Hope and Change. Whether your cabin is on the port or the starboard side of the Ship of Fools, the destination is the same; oblivion. I don’t know what it will take to get the shit for brains Left and the shit for brains Right to understand that billionaires, and the governments that serve them, don’t have their best interests in mind. But, until that basic law of the universe is understood, there’s always the next election… *sigh* Good luck with that.

Via: The New Yorker:

“The Kochs are on a whole different level. There’s no one else who has spent this much money. The sheer dimension of it is what sets them apart. They have a pattern of lawbreaking, political manipulation, and obfuscation. I’ve been in Washington since Watergate, and I’ve never seen anything like it. They are the Standard Oil of our times.”

Research Credit: ottilie

3 Responses to “The Kochtopus”

  1. dano5050 Says:

    “Whether your cabin is on the port or the starboard side of the Ship of Fools, the destination is the same; oblivion”

    – I think that just made my top ten list of quotes.

  2. Zuma Says:

    having just come from this post, and having read the linked new yorker piece, i went to C&L and happened to find this post on Koch:

  3. Zuma Says:

    -i certainly commented a tad too soon: i’m finding koch material everywhere now. -now that you’d brought these brothers (and subsequently this current publicity) to my attention.

    this, from the new york times, adds more:

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