Nervous Billionaire Fears Progressive “Kristallnacht”   Leave a comment

Given the historical significance of the term used by billionaire venture capitalist Tom Perkins in a recent Wall Street Journal piece, I have to wonder if Perkins isn’t so high on his own supply that he forgets that a good chunk of the blame for why America’s in the shape it’s in at present is because of people like him…quoting:

Regarding your editorial “Censors on Campus” (Jan. 18): Writing from the epicenter of progressive thought, San Francisco, I would call attention to the parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to its war on its “one percent,” namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the “rich.”

From the Occupy movement to the demonization of the rich embedded in virtually every word of our local newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, I perceive a rising tide of hatred of the successful one percent. There is outraged public reaction to the Google buses carrying technology workers from the city to the peninsula high-tech companies which employ them. We have outrage over the rising real-estate prices which these “techno geeks” can pay. We have, for example, libelous and cruel attacks in the Chronicle on our number-one celebrity, the author Danielle Steel, alleging that she is a “snob” despite the millions she has spent on our city’s homeless and mentally ill over the past decades.

This is a very dangerous drift in our American thinking. Kristallnacht was unthinkable in 1930; is its descendent “progressive” radicalism unthinkable now?(Wall Street Journal via Crooks & Liars)

Aww, I feel so sad for Mr. Perkins….not really; me thinks Mr. Perkins either suffers from a massive case of cognitive dissonance OR from cranio-rectal inversion (or both).

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Posted January 26, 2014 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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