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Saturday, November 05, 2011

"I'M PROUD TO KNOW THE KOCH BROTHERS"



Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain went before a friendly audience of conservatives on Friday and pitched his trademark economic plan, eager to leave accusations of sexual harassment behind.

Cain has been working for the right-wing Koch brothers for several years essentially as a high-paid pitchman where he promoted their ideas of corporate economic domination. His campaign has become an extension of the Koch empire's public relations message.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Brother Jonah said...

Well, you knew it would happen, right? The Koch bros and their ilk would start buying up black folk.

I do what I like to call "Heaven Math". Sure, you might get as much power and money as a human being can by selling your soul, but... eternity is an infinite amount of time. Dividing infinity by whatever your salary turns out be will leave you working for nothing.

Rush and Bill-O think they're beating some kind of system by having been paid about a billion and a half apiece to lead people to hell, but you know what? When people are following you into Hell you'd be the first ones in.

Lends a whole new depth to the term "money, to burn"

11/6/11, 6:27 PM  
Anonymous Brother Jonah said...

On a similar note, to work on The Street, every day you'd have to pass by and acknowledge a statue of what looks a lot like a Golden Calf.

The symbolism should give those who pretend to religion a little bit of pause.

11/6/11, 6:30 PM  
Anonymous Brother Jonah said...

Now they've got some sex accusations brought to bring him down. As heinous as rape is, or the statutory rape of an employee or job candidate as a condition of being hired...

There's the literally countless murders of civilians including children done to support the lavish lifestyle of the Corporate Class. It would pale in comparison to even one such wanton murder. It's drinking from the same fount, though, War, Slavery, Prostitution, Rape... but so far there's a thunderous silence booming from the Right over any and all of those issues. To raise the issue that War is equivalent to any of the other crimes, or even a solid foundation to mask and enable them, has been political suicide since the time of the Athenians. The beating of War drums awakens and energizes people who only vote on emotion, and Capital is subsidized by War. It cannot survive without war, it's not a self-sustaining system as the "Invisible Hand Free Market" proponents claim.

To take away another persons freedoms, rights or properties by force is called Robbery, yet that's what Capital does by renaming "robbery" as "regime change", declaring whole nations to be "outlaws" or "rogues" because they don't allow Corporate ownership of their national holdings. Just how DID "our" oil get under THEIR sand? Capitalists like Cain, and McCain, other persons who are paid to champion and advance the so-called self-supporting "free" market, are collecting welfare on a massive scale.

They LIE by renaming conquest as liberation, Servile knee-jerk enforced "patriotism" as Freedom, using the word Nationalism to justify taking away the national sovereignty of everybody else.

They embroil themselves in the Organized Crime that IS Corporate Rule.

But to come out and SAY it, means you'll never be elected anywhere and you'll never get the privilege of being one of the Corporate Slaves.

Not a bad trade off.

11/9/11, 11:31 AM  

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