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Eek. The Koch Brothers are coming

Doug Henwood on Facebook

In the last 10 minutes, courtesy of Facebook pals, I learned that the Koch Bros. are responsible for school segregation and the John Birch Society. Really, people, there are a lot of reactionaries, many of them with money, in this country. If only it were just two bad dudes.

What bothers me is this single-minded obsession that’s taken over a bunch of the left. Their kind of politics has a long history in the U.S.

Yeah, some lefties apparently are gobsmacked to discover that wealthy right-wingers can have political agendas. But this has been going on for decades, the anti-communist witchhunts of the 1950’s being an obvious example.

  • Doing it a lot longer than since the fifties, but never mind, that’s just conspiracy talk.

    • Oh, like rounding up those opposed to WWI and tossing them in prison, that kind of thing???

      • EYaw, something like that!

        I’m in the middle of a really good book – Lies My Teacher Told Me, the author escapes me (in the middle as I am forcing myself to take two days to read it rather than the one that is my wont) – which very nicely sums up Wilson’s war-mongering. I don’t think read anything quite so analogous to the eight years of Bush war-mongering, but never mind, that’s just conspiracy talk.

        Eugene Debs 2012!

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