Friday, February 25, 2011

Stop The Evil Koch Brothers

Reason magazine has put up a link to a Reddit discussion about the evil billionaire Koch brothers.  You may have heard of them.  They support Radley Balko, Reason magazine, Cato, and a host of other outfits that try to undo the benevolent actions of our compassionate Lords and Masters. 
It seems that the Kochs have been among the leading contributors to Wisconsin governor Scott Walker.  Since Scott Walker isn't wealthy enough to be cast as a super-villain, the Kochs are getting a lot of publicity. 
This was written by a freakin' genius calling himself Epistemicfail.  
As a student of the Passive-Aggressive Arts, I am humbled by his brilliance, and wish to study at his feet. 
Here goes:

STOP THE KOCH BROTHERS.
They are trying to end the War on Drugs and increase civil liberties.
The KOCH brothers must be stopped. They gave $40K to Scott Walker, the MAX allowed by state law. That's small potatoes compared to the $100+ million they give to other organizations. These organizations will terrify you. If the anti-union thing weren't enough, here are bigger and better reasons to stop the evil Kochs. They are trying to:

  1. decriminalize drugs,
  2. legalize gay marriage,
  3. repeal the Patriot Act,
  4. end the police state,
  5. cut defense spending.
Who hates the police? Only the criminals using drugs, amirite? We need the Patriot Act to allow government to go through our emails and tap our phones to catch people who smoke marijuana and put them in prison. Oh, it's also good for terrorists.

Wikipedia shows Koch Family Foundations supporting causes like:

  1. CATO Institute
  2. Reason Foundation
  3. cancer research ($150 million to M.I.T. - STOP THEM! KEEP CANCER ALIVE!)
  4. ballet (because seriously: FUCK. THAT. SHIT.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch_Family_Foundations

The Kochs basically give a TON of money (millions of dollars) to the CATO Institute. Scott Walker, $40K? HAH! These CATO people are the REAL problem. They want to end the War on Drugs. Insane, right? We know that the War on Drugs keeps us SAFE from Mexicans and keeps all that violence on their side of the fence. More than 30,000 Mexicans killed as of December! Thank God Mexican lives don't count as human lives. Our government is doing a good, no, a great job protecting us and seriously, who cares about brown people or should I say non-people? HAHAHA! Public unions are good, government is good, and government protects us from drugs and brown people. The Kochs want to end all that. Look, as far back as 1989 CATO has been trying to decriminalize drugs. Don't worry, nobody listens to them because they are INSANE.

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=981

CATO also rejects the Patriot Act. How can you hate the Patriot Act? Are you not American? They made it easy for you to understand by putting the word "Patriot" in the legislation. That means you should vote YES. Giving up our civil liberties is not a big deal. We need our government. Whether it's Obama or Bush, we can all agree that the TSA is really good at what they do. God, those patdowns feel SOOOO good.

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=10599

The Kochs also support Reason Foundation. You don't know about that? Let me tell you. Basically, REASON Foundation is a bunch of cop haters. Last month, they did a "news" (as if we wanna know!) story on three cops that beat up an unarmed black kid. In the aftermath, the cops were suspended, sat around doing nothing and got paid (like that's a bad thing!). I don't know about you, but that puts a smile on my face for four reasons:

  1. I hate black people,
  2. I love the police,
  3. I love it when police beat up black people for no reason,
  4. I love that it comes out of taxpayers' money, because it's not like it's really my money.
The Kochs are trying to end this. The Kochs must be stopped.

http://reason.com/archives/2011/01/24/a-beating-in-pittsburgh

CATO trying to cut defense spending:

http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/how-to-cut-military-spending/

Gay marriage. YUCK. That's just obvious. If the KOCH Brothers have their way, there will be homos getting married left and right. Here's another scary thought: gays raising children.

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=6379

Here are some videos from Glenn Greenwald, one of those "gays." He writes for the liberal Salon.com, but don't let that fool you. He's in the Koch Brothers' pocket. Here are some videos to prove my point:

Here's Glenn Greenwald talking about drug-decriminalization at REASON:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjuvXdqKM0M&feature=related

Yeah, he's that Glenn Greenwald that also defends WikiLeaks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XInz4i6AV8M

If there's one thing I know about billionaires, it's that they only care about money. Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and George Soros. They aren't fooling me. Bill Gates isn't fooling me with his vaccination campaign in Africa. He's just trying to make African children live longer so they will buy more copies of Windows. Wow. Not even trying to hide it.

Now, I don't know why the KOCH brothers want gay people to have the right to marry. Everybody knows marriage is for a man and a woman. Even Obama believes that. Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve amirite? I haven't figured out the angle, yet. Maybe it's like this:

  1. legalize drugs
  2. legalize gay marriage
  3. sell drugs, oil and Koch napkins to gays at their weddings
  4. ????
  5. PROFIT$
I don't know exactly how it would work, but we can all agree that they're evil. Think about it. CATO and REASON are the only institutions OPENLY advocating these positions. Who would do such a thing? Have they no shame? Minority opinions MUST BE SILENCED.

Anyway, we must reject everything that the KOCH brothers do in Wisconsin and around the country. We will succeed as long as we stick to the GROUP-&-THINK.

YES WE CAN. The truth is always simple. You're either with us or against us.

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Stop the Koch menace. 

3 comments:

ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ said...

Allen,
Why is it that libertarians continue to "eat their wounded" (to steal an "Alien" metaphor)?
The postings cited below are a mere sample of the vitriol spewed at Lew Rockwell.com (a libertarian site) trashing the Koch brothers
I read Rockwell daily and the only reference to the Wisconsin bruhaha there is by Gary North.

www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/77144.html

www.lewrockwell.com/wenzel/wenzel81.1.html

www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/76465.html

Nick Rowe said...

4. ???
5. Profits

LOL!

I'm still wondering what 4 was for the Iraq War. Where's all this oil we were supposed to be stealing?

I know a guy who is a Wisconsin school teacher. He had this to say:

"Walker’s well-funded (Koch brothers) orchestrated attack on the state’s public sector unions has less to do with a budget shortfall, than it is the decades- long campaign by the far right to roll back the social and economic gains made by unions and collective bargaining since FDR’s New Deal."

So the labor unions believe that the Koch Brothers are behind this too.

What my friend doesn't know is that FDR opposed public sector unions:

“Meticulous attention should be paid to the special relations and obligations of public servants to the public itself and to the Government….The process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service...[a] strike of public employees manifests nothing less than an intent on their part to obstruct the operations of government until their demands are satisfied. Such action looking toward the paralysis of government by those who have sworn to support it is unthinkable and intolerable.”

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Leo,
I honestly don't know. BUT....

We tend to believe that our political philosophy is the best one. Contrast this with that of the Demoblicans or the Republicrats, whose platform changes every year. We can copy and paste from election to election to election. We can argue our beliefs till the cows come home, and some of us are very good at it.

Combine this with a reverence for the constitution as a sacred document, and you've got the makings of a group that is going to argue. A lot.

There are a lot of ways to leave people the hell alone. Every libertarian thinks he knows the best way .

Nick,

Glad you liked it. It takes some work to get through that thing, but it's worth it, isn't it??