10 Most Absurd Right-Wing Lunacies This Week: Pity the 1% Edition
1. Thomas Perkins: The 1% are treated the way Nazis treated Jews.
If you’ve been spending your time worrying about the plight of the very poor, the long-term unemployed, low-wage workers or even the strapped middle class, stop it! You need to get some sensitivity training about the persecuted 1%. You know, it is just not easy being mega-wealthy. People are mean to you, In fact, it’s like the Nazis.
Wait. Whoa. What?
Thomas Perkins, the super-wealthy venture capitalist who once owned the largest private yacht in the world as well as multiple mansions, penned a letter to the editor to the Wall Street Journal this week about how scary it is to be part of the 1%, so scary it brings to mind how the Jews must have felt in Nazi Germany.
“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 there he talked about the ongoing “demonization of the rich,” in the San Francisco Chronicle, the resentment about the Google buses, and rising real estate prices, and the “cruel attacks” on his ex-wife, author Danielle Steel, calling her a “snob” despite all she’s done for the less fortunate.
Here’s the kicker: “This is a very dangerous drift in our American thinking,” he wrote. “Kristallnacht was unthinkable in 1930; is its descendent “progressive” radicalism unthinkable now?”
Bet you didn’t know that progressive radicalism, with its desire to see the ultra-rich kick in higher taxes, was descended from Kristallnacht, a night of murder and mayhem directed against members of an ethnic group for reason other than their ethnicity.
Seriously inflammatory, irresponsible stuff, and of course, WSJ printed it.
And heeeeere’s Bryan, shilling for the 1%.
Liberalism based on covetous greed for the wealth of the 1%. Violates 10th Commandment, is unworthy of a Christian nation.
The evil 1 percent make all of Obama’s precious welfare programs possible. He ought to kiss the ground they walk on.
Memo to Obama: if you want “upward mobility,” it’s easy: lower taxes, less regulation, less government spending.
The only way to remove income inequality is through government theft and the involuntary redistribution of wealth.