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The Kochtopus Moves Left. And It’s Coming For The Historic American Nation
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Posted by: Chubbyloveable ®

08/13/2019, 21:40:12

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Donors to Donald Trump’s election campaign now have to worry about being doxxed and harassed by crazed totalitarian Democrats [Shaming Trump donors by revealing they donated to Trump? What’s wrong with that?, by Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, August 8, 2019]. But one well-known set of Republican donors don’t have to worry about this thuggery: the Koch brothers. They were once thought to be the puppet masters of the Right, derided by paleolibertarian gadfly Murray Rothbard as “the Kochtopus”—until Trump became the Republican nominee on a platform completely antithetical to theirs. Now the Kochtopus is moving decisively left.One brother, David Koch, has retired. The other, Charles Koch, is as active as ever and continues to pour money into increasingly insidious causes. [One Koch Brother Forces the Other Out of the Family Business, by Jane Meyer, The New Yorker, June 7, 2018]. Koch groups are promoting immigration increases and efforts to block immigration enforcement. Koch world is instrumental in pushing criminal justice reform that aims to unleash a new crime wave. The Koch donor network has indicated it may back Democrats in 2020. And, most unprincipled of all in an alleged “libertarian,” Charles Koch has teamed up with George Soros and the Anti-Defamation League to censor “extremist” .a.k.a. anti-Leftist online content.

Of course, the Kochs have long backed mass immigration and Amnesty for illegal aliens. In 2013, they backed the Gang of Eight Amnesty and sponsored a Buzzfeed event to push it. [

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