Posts Tagged ‘Tea Party budget disaster’

IT’S NOT FASCISM!

August 5, 2011

FROM MUNICH TO…?

FROM MUNICH TO…?
In the mid-1960’s a book entitled Thunder on the Right urgently identified and warned against the anti-democratic, fundamental religionist, bigoted fanatics of the political reactionary right.  Among the American Nazis, KKK hoods and militia toughs was the John Birch Society, which ran Patrick Henry bookstores filled with scurrilous lying polemics attacking and undermining and diminishing government and advocating a treasonous program of subversion and sabotage.  The John Birch Society harnessed Cold War fears into hate against progressives, warning that President Kennedy, Civil Rights activists, and organized labor were in league with communists. One JBS newsletter civically advised members to “join your local P.T.A. and TAKE IT OVER [emphasis mine].”
Billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch are the wealthiest, and perhaps most effective, opponents of a progressive agenda today. Ranked as the 3rd richest people in America (each presently has $36 billion), the Koch brothers sit at the helm of Koch Industries, a massive privately owned conglomerate of manufacturing, oil, gas, and timber interests. David and Charles are responsible for the vicious attack campaign aimed directly at obstructing and killing progressive reform. Their opposition is a long family tradition of trying to shift the country to the far right; their father, Fred Koch, helped found the John Birch Society in the late 1950s.  Fred’s resistance to Russia significantly helped fuel the Cold War.  His sons continue to galvanize hundreds of thousands of middle class people into supporting the Kochs’ narrow agenda of cutting corporate taxes and avoiding consumer regulations to the ruin of our equality and democracy. (more…)