Progressive Kristallnacht: Tom Perkins Is Nuts.
Matthew Yglesias, Slate: Progressive Kristallnacht: Tom Perkins Is Nuts.
here comes Tom Perkins, rich venture capitalist and founding partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, really just coming out and saying that asking him to pay higher taxes is like genocidal anti-Jewish rioting orchestrated by Hitler:
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.”
This is a very dangerous drift in our American thinking. Kristallnacht was unthinkable in 1930; is its descendent “progressive” radicalism unthinkable now?