No Wonder The Left Hates Him So Much

Charles Koch, one of the “Koch Brothers”, the left’s current boogeymen du jour and donor of a tiny fraction of the money bequeathed to progressivism by much more “generous” liberal plutocrats, writing in the WSJ, with occasional emphasis added:

Unfortunately, the fundamental concepts of dignity, respect, equality before the law and personal freedom are under attack by the nation’s own government. That’s why, if we want to restore a free society and create greater well-being and opportunity for all Americans, we have no choice but to fight for those principles. I have been doing so for more than 50 years, primarily through educational efforts. It was only in the past decade that I realized the need to also engage in the political process.

A truly free society is based on a vision of respect for people and what they value. In a truly free society, any business that disrespects its customers will fail, and deserves to do so. The same should be true of any government that disrespects its citizens.

That last emphasized sentence is going to be the subject of a couple of blog posts very soon here. 

The central belief and fatal conceit of the current administration is that you are incapable of running your own life, but those in power are capable of running it for you. This is the essence of big government and collectivism.

The whole thing is worth a read.

The Kochs are fundamentally libertarian-conservatives; they have some stances that vex some paleos. 

Asking “progressives” to explain exactly what’s wrong with the Koch Brothers – especially in light of the fact that there are dozens of plutocrats that give much more money to the left – is akin to watching Daffy Duck sputter; lots of flying saliva, not much fact, logic or reason. 

So why do they do it?

Berg’s Seventh Law explains it all.

5 thoughts on “No Wonder The Left Hates Him So Much

  1. I have heard Progressives hate of the Koch Brothers has to do with the Koch Brothers long standing support of Gay Marriage. Homophobes!! Or was it because of the Koch Brothers long standing support of marijuana legalization? Pot head h8r’s!!
    So much hate on the Left. Hard to keep track.

  2. Naw, it was because the Koch’s hate Gaia because they lobbied against their ethanol business getting subsidies that allowed their industry to buy up enough corn that food prices rose enough to cause food shortages for poor people in other countries. In other words, they were more interested in saving people’s lives than in reducing carbon emissions and that’s not worthy in the “progressive” view — people are fodder for the grist mill when it comes to saving the world and their ideology.

  3. I maintain my low information follower of politics status by admitting that I know nothing about the Koch brothers other than they should be hated. I’ve yet to learn anything substantial about them or find out exactly what specific acts they have perpetrated as proof of their evil. A parasitic former acquaintance happily trumpets this hate while being unable to articulate anything, beyond their wealth, as reason to despise them; if you repeat the lie long enough …

    It is interesting that George Soros is the subject of civil action for allegedly beating a concubine. It is curious that mega-rich liberals like him, Bloomberg, and even George Clooney, seem to wholeheartedly embrace homosexual marriage, yet deny traditional marriage by engaging in serial, noncommittal relationships with kept women. Are they incapable of a loving, long term, monogamous relationship or mare they just too greedy to share their wealth with anyone?

  4. Joe, that’s the problem with libidiots; they are all a bunch of lazy ass parrots. They don’t look into anything about the subject of the vitriol of their senile and hypocritical leaders, like Dirty Harry Reid.
    If they DID look into the Koch Brothers philanthropic efforts, they donate money to the things that libidiots love to crow about when they steal our money. They fund museums, performing and other arts, as well as hospitals. But, no matter what they do along these lines, useful idiots for the left wing will still vilify them.

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