quote:Billionaire conservative icon David Koch has died at age 79, his older brother Charles Koch said in a statement Friday. The New York resident was suffering from deteriorating health as of late, according to a letter Charles Koch sent last summer to officials with their company, Koch Industries.
In his statement, Charles Koch said his brother was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer more than two decades ago. ...
Oh all right, I have to ask: why do you all hate them so much? I've heard of them, that they are rich supporters of conservative causes, but I've also heard from conservatives that they don't like their politics. In any case I really don't know anything about them except those comments. So why do you hate them so much? Is it something like how my side hates Soros?
Evil should always be called out for the evil it is.
I certainly agree with you about the character of Koch. He used his wealth and power to hasten the destruction of our planet's life support sytems. And he also used that power to influence our legislatures and Congress to stack the deck in his favor to avoid fair taxes and environmental protection regulations. He was truly an ugly American.
And surprisingly, he also was a major contributor to public broadcasting and supported a number of programs that I enjoy watching and support myself.
I find myself really, really puzzled why he engaged in a pattern of behavior that clearly is leading to accelerating degradation of the life support system and life on Earth. It is baffling to me that a powerful individual would have such disdain for the future of humanity and all life.
Of course, he's gone, so he will not have to face the consequences of his lifelong behavior. The real villains rarely do.
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