Who’s behind the curtain? American voters during the Presidential/Congressional 2012 campaign will be exposed to a flood of Republican propaganda attacking everything from same-sex marriage to “Obamacare” to global warming to locally-grown vegetables, with a steady background buzz defending the good ol’ oil industry. Lost in the flood might be any voter awareness about who’s paying for all the television commercials.
Among the big-bucks boys on the Republican side are the mysterious “Koch brothers.” They have a long history pulling political strings. Remember Clarence Thomas (now on the Supreme Court)? Funny thing, he’s another Koch-head black conservative resembling the recently failed Presidential candidate Herman Cain, and another less-funny thing is these guys’ shared tendency toward sexual harassment. Maybe the Kochs assume that liberals and Democrats will vote for any varmint with black skin?
Pass the petroleum, please. A brief reminder that, as usual, BIG OIL corrupts absolutely, and the Koch brothers do love their oil.
Let’s conclude with toilet paper. “Koch Industries” — one of the best (worst) examples of corporate profits funding political evil (including the notorious “Tea Party”) — owns many companies selling many products across the American landscape (and those products are vulnerable to consumer boycott, we should remember). One of those thousands of product types is toilet paper (such as the brands Angel Soft, Quilted Northern, Soft ‘n’ Gentle). If you already have these brands, don’t just wastefully throw it away before starting your boycott; why not use it and then mail it to the Koch brothers?
(hats off to bloggers Paddy and Laffy!)