Monday, January 27, 2014
Tom Perkins: Another Whiny, Rich Capitalist With His Head Up His Ass
It would seem that a normally functioning rich (upper 1/2 of 1/2 of 1/2 percent) guy, in the wake of how these assholes helped cause the 2008 financial meltdown, would shut the fuck up and certainly keep a low profile. But no, it appears some are too brain dead to know that and enter now Tom Perkins - a billionaire venture capitalist- pontificating in a letter to The Wall Street Journal in which he wrote of 'parallels' between the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany and what he describes as the "progressive war on the American one percent".
Can anyone seriously believe this? Does this elitist jerk off even know about the treatment of the Jews in Nazi Germany? Well, if he did, he wouldn't even remotely think of making such an insane analogy. And yet we know the Right does this all the time, whether out of reaching for the most outrageous comparisons they can find to tear down those who hold them up to moral scrutiny, or because they themselves know it's a lie - but figure there are enough dunderheads out there (who lack an informed knowledge of history) to accept the analogy. (Look no further than the 61% of Americans who actually believe Edward Snowden ought to be brought to trial.)
Let me deliver an image for this rich rat fucker and his entitled Neolib, market exploiting pals to show how the Jews were treated in Nazi Germany. It is an image of dead, gassed bodies piled up outside of the concentration camp known as Mauthausen. The photograph was made by Russian soldiers - who came upon the grisly scene- in May of 1945.
Perkins and his pallies may wish to know WHO was responsible for this ghastly scene, emblematic of the annihilation of 6 million people. He may be amazed, because he's obviously ignorant, that it in large measure was facilitated by rich business men and venture capitalists like himself!
Ian Kershaw in his masterpiece ‘Hitler Nemesis’, observes, p. xxxiii):
“Leaders of big business, though often harboring private concerns about current difficulties and looming future problems for the economy, for their part were grateful to Hitler for the destruction of the left-wing parties and trade unions. They were again ‘masters in the house’ in their dealings with their work force”
This was in reference to Hitler dispatching his S.A. thugs to beat and kill Socialists (the REAL ones, not the fake named "National Socialists") as well as communists and labor leaders. This was in addition to his reign of terror against Jews which saw them first labeled using yellow stars (sewn on to their clothing) with the word 'Jude', then deprived of their businesses (having them seized), then their homes - as they were dispatched to the concentration camps. (Buchenwald, Auschwitz, Treblinka, Mauthausen, etc.)
THIS is why the German capitalists, such as Krupp, Volkswagen, I.G. Farben (infamous for later manufacturing the Zyklon B gas used in the gas chambers) etc. threw their lot behind him and provided the political ballast, without which he could never have become 'Der Fuehrer'. They even helped design the gas chambers for maximum efficiency.
Of course, the rich, entitled swine like Perkins don't wish to hear this, but that is history. Anyone can check it out if they have a mind too, and aren't brainwashed by the Neoliberal capitalist corporate media imps. As Dieter,a former Wehrmacht soldier put it, when I met him and two other former Wehrmacht in May, 1985:
"It was disgusting how far the big businessmen went to support Hitler! Had it not been for them I doubt he'd ever have been Chancellor or even gotten 15% of the vote in the 1932 elections.
Incredibly, Perkins was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, disclosing that even a degree from the vaunted Ivy League can turn out worthless if one lets his mind go to seed. Money --- well, all the money in the world is useless if one's psychological foundation is undermined by untruth, PR and bollocks.
The dope concludes his letter by warning of a "very dangerous drift in our American thinking," before adding to that: "Kristallnacht was unthinkable in 1930; is its descendent 'progressive' radicalism unthinkable now?" (Kristallnacht, also known as the Night of Broken Glass, saw a series of coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany in November 1938.The attacks were carried out by Sturmabteilung (S.A.)forces and non-Jewish civilians and were ignored by the German authorities. 91 Jews were killed and around 30,000 were arrested and incarcerated in concentration camps.)
Again, the leap to comparing Kristallnacht administered by Nazi thugs to what progressives might to do Perkins and his rich elites is so absurd as to be barely worth dignifying by response. One need only consider here how Perkins' security state allies came down on Occupy Wall Street back in 2011, even to the extent of aiming rifles at them in Houston! See e.g.http://www.thiscantbehappening.net/node/1494
This alone shows who holds the reins of power in this society, and it ain't OWS or any of its progressive allies! The notion that those (like OWS) who've been smacked down by the U.S. national security state can just rise up under some powerful liberal "Fuehrer" to take out Perkins and his entitled elites is so laughable and pathetic as to rival the worst of the 'Dumb and Dumber' movies. In fact, I'd rate it as a qualifier to put anyone who opines it in an institution with thorazine and ECT administered thrice daily.
Others who've been exposed to Perkins' codswallop have described the businessman as a "rich idiot" and condemned the WSJ for printing the letter. (Given the other tripe and trash they've published over the last few years, especially since Murdoch gained control, I'm not surprised at anything that appears in it anymore.)
New York Times writer Steven Greenhouse tweeted: 'As someone who lost numerous relatives to the Nazi gas chambers, I find statements like this revolting & inexplicable.'
They're "explicable" all right. They are coming from a rat who realizes most people are on to him and his entitled little rich fucks, bathing in their $65,000 copper tubs e.g.
And being able to hop off to St. Kitts every weekend for 18 holes while their wives get rose wine wraps as they gobble their $25,000 apiece Frrrozen Haute Chocolates - - as millions of American kids starve because Rich-protecting Reepos have cut food stamps and unemployment benefits.
Oh, and why those cuts? So the Reepos can lighten the tax load on the rich entitled elites and gob-smacked global capitalists and hedge funders, and also cushion the military from having any significant cuts.
Let's understand, as Ian Kershaw and Konrad Heiden ('Hitler') document, that Hitler saved his most ferocious attacks for German Marxists, Communists and Socialists - who he automatically consigned to "racial traitors, non-German, non-Aryan". (In most of Hitler's writings he asserts Marxists are Jews based on the fact Karl Marx, author of Das Kapital, was a Jew.) In one of his worst tirades, a radio speech on October 15, 1933 (from Konrad Heiden's book) Hitler shouted:
These ruinous and inferior characters have succeeded in arousing a world psychosis
This was tied to those he perceived as "Jews" in the American press, working in league with communists and Socialists in Europe to spread rumors about Hitler and demonize him. What happened is that the Jews - like ALL Socialists, Communists, and Marxists- were dispossessed of their worldly goods and bank accounts. By 1936 virtually no German Jew (just as no German Socialist, or Marxist) could own a business, or even own a personal bank account. Worse, if sighted on the streets they risked terrible beatings by gangs of S.S. thugs. Communists were often killed on sight.
If I have any fear- any at all in this matter - it's that Perkins and HIS lot will invest hundreds of millions in the construction of mammoth concentration camps somewhere out of sight, and then pile PROGRESSIVES who criticize the rich into them, herd them into giant gas chambers - and eliminate them with Sarin.
Maybe Perkins in his mind knows that's his ultimate plan, so wants to fob the paranoia onto the Left to disarm the stupid people in our midst, of which there are many.