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Forum Post: Koch Brothers Pull Their "Long Knives" on Cato Institute

Posted 2 years ago on April 11, 2012, 9:13 p.m. EST by OccNoVi (415)
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Koch brothers. Beyond your ordinary garden-variety sociopaths. They have attacked Cato Institute with money, hired thugs and threats.

Read and beware:

http://volokh.com/2012/03/03/koch-v-cato-a-view-from-cato/

What Jonathan Adler and Jerry Taylor have to say about the utter ruthlessness of the Kochs -- lying, bribery, use of GOP career politicians as servants, censorship and much more -- indicated that these brothers are psychopaths. Not only self-seeking. Actively destructive toward others.

There is no sane reason for the Kochs to attack Cato.

But that is what they have done. As an obsession.

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[-] 3 points by JesseHeffran (3903) 2 years ago

Ain't it funny how they act like a band of bureaucrats trying to cram their interpretation of individual liberty down the throats of every American? The land of hypocrisy, You got love it, at least for the laugh.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

I try to find a reason to feel sorry for them.

I can't.

So, a Libertarian think tank is getting rolled on by ruthless Koch Brothers?

yeah.........ok.....

And there is nothing that can really protect them from this douchebaggery?

yeah......ok....

[-] 1 points by OccNoVi (415) 2 years ago

Mark one more step down the hill. The pro-business, isolationist, race-liberal Republican Party of the 1950s is taken further into the neofascist Valley of Sin.

Cato has been admitting that Romneycare = Obamacare. That's about like being a whistleblower at the Pentagon.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

I think it's kind of funny that they advocate for less regulation and then they get rolled. It's like a big ass welcome to Libertopia.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

I wonder how many of our "young whipersnapers"
know what your culinary allusion is to?

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6714) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

The Royals are having a ruckus, how funny.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Who ever said the Kochs were sane??

Besides, one of them co-founded the darn thing.

They want control of the ideology back, after they finish ruining the (R)epelican'ts.

Somebody said they wanted a third party?

Here come the (R)epelican'ts on super steroids.

[-] 1 points by Blank102 (86) from American Canyon, CA 2 years ago

"Long knives"?

[-] 0 points by OccNoVi (415) 2 years ago

Reference to German history, 1930s.

[-] 1 points by Blank102 (86) from American Canyon, CA 2 years ago

I see. When the SA leaders were assassinated by SS men? Rather over blown don't you think?

[-] 0 points by OccNoVi (415) 2 years ago

Why have we not seen indictments of Patrick Howley and Michael Stack ???

They plotted and executed a scheme that incited a riot, produced multiple injuries, and involved unauthorized entry to a Federal facility (similar to aggravated trespass) at the Air & Space Museum. October 8, 2011. Plus conspiracy with assistance before and after the substantive crimes.

Let laws not apply to right-wing thuggery and we'll see assassinations soon enough.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6614) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

Sometimes I wonder if we don't need our own version of that night right here, right now. But, I'm a man of peace, I keep telling myself.

[-] 0 points by OccNoVi (415) 2 years ago

"Our own version" would require setting up a gay-led Sturmabteilung (a.k.a. Tea Party) with 3,000,000 Brown Shirts, using it to leverage a False Front left-sounding dictatorship, then moving the dictatorship hard-right. This is followed immediately by shooting the top gays along with politicians who believed the False Front leftie rhetoric.

Really? Want that? What part of it?

We do have a leftie-sounding racist-leftie False Front. That's the Ron Paul mess. Amazing how that collection of lie works. (Non-rational argument at its finest.)

We do have the Tea Party, a less organized version of the SA.

But murdering a couple hundred people doesn't seem likely. Having the Tea Party led by gays is also unlikely. Ernst Röhm doesn't have a close parallel in America today. (Bill O'Reilly can't fuck his wife any more. But there's no reason to think that he can fuck boys either. Hannity the Walrus has a similar problem. Lying has consequences.)

[-] 2 points by Blank102 (86) from American Canyon, CA 2 years ago

Do you really think that the Tea PRty equals the Brownshirts? You have a lot of hatred.

[-] 0 points by OccNoVi (415) 2 years ago

Don't confuse the SA Sturmabteilung with the Waffen-SS Schutzstaffel.

The SA were exactly parallel to the Tea Party. Disgruntled males, unarmed civilians, attracted to an authoritarian political party by False Front lies. Fools in both cases who support their mortal enemies.

[-] 1 points by Blank102 (86) from American Canyon, CA 2 years ago

I would be willing to say that I may know more more about the SA and the SS than you do. And quite frankly comparing the tea party to the SA tells me that you know dick about anything.

[-] 0 points by OccNoVi (415) 2 years ago

You can say it, that you are an expert, but that doesn't make it true. Reading the source documents from the 1919 "25 Points" into the early 1930s makes all the difference. Hitler was a genius at selling lies to his Brown Shirts -- head and shoulders above Ron Paul and the likes of a Jim DeMint soaking their teabaggers.

False Fronts in politics are one helluva tactical option. The marks almost never admit that they've been had.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6614) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

I was being facetious, man. I don't advocate violence. However, . . . if it ever came to that it would hardly require a return to Nazi Germany. All it would take is an organized group of like-minded professionals; hit-men, snipers, etc. My point is if people like David Rockefeller, Soros, Dimon, started getting whacked, THAT would get the 1%'s attention real quick.

[-] 0 points by OccNoVi (415) 2 years ago

Seems to me that Gandhi had much more effective ideas. Our civil rights movement followed his route. We minimized the body count.

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[-] 0 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

Why should any sane and progressive person give two shits for the Cato Institute or The Koch Brothers, other than in a capacity of opposition and resistance ?!!!

Internecine Squabbling & furtive feuding fisticuffs amongst Rancid, Right-Wing, Randian, Corporatists & Oligarchical Scumbags are what concern of ours ?!!

What do we really need to know about The Cato Institute, other than it was actually established in 1974 as "The Charles Koch Foundation" ?!

fiat lux et fiat justitia ...

[-] -2 points by OccNoVi (415) 2 years ago

Cato has moved to a libertarian-liberal and market-libertarian positions on issues such as gay rights and women's health and even on income distribution mechanisms.

The closest group to Cato in Washington is the War College team that has challenged cutting back education and research to fund military hardware. The connection to Charles Koch is the legal excuse that the brothers are using to bludgeon the current crop of scholars and managers.

Btw: these are the guys who popularized the idea of "privatizing" Social Security among right-wingers. I gotta kinda have-to thank them for that blunder. There's not much that has hurt the right-wingers more than getting lost on this one.

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

Seriously, who gives a f**k ?!!!

Most folk here know that 'Libertarian' is code for 'Corporate Laissez-Faire' and Pseudo-Free-Market & Neo-Liberal Economics that is actually anti-human, anti-sustainability, pro 'infinite growth from finite resources' - bunkum and twaddle. Cato's 'socially liberal' positions are merely a small concession to reason and common sense and a fig leaf for nefarious pro-'big business' ; anti-humanity poison !!

Consider, are you commenting on the right web-site ?!

ad iudicium ...

[-] 0 points by OccNoVi (415) 2 years ago

Since when are human beings so simple and black-and-white ???

During the Bush Administration, the Federal Education budget was pumped up considerably. Credit that to Cato as much as anybody.

Their connection to "anti-humanity poison" doesn't work out. Cato publishes all sorts of stuff. Featured items go more to this one:

-- www.cato.org/multimedia/daily-podcast/romney-would-balloon-military-spending

They're not in favor of ballooning military spending. The opposite.

[-] 0 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

The Cato Institute ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cato_Institute ) is what it is : yet another cultic American Corporatist 'Think Tank' feeding "'Corporate Laissez-Faire' and Pseudo-Free-Market & Neo-Liberal Economic" ideas and propagandising for them behind the scenes within the very limited confines of the demoCRAZY deMOCKERYcy which prevails in The U$A.

"They're not in favor of ballooning military spending." -------- So What ?!!!

Are you under the impression that the Cato Institute (and their Anti-Democratic Nefarious Ilk) should now therefore be given extra credence for being in favour of The Patently Obvious ?!!

I advocate 'Apple Pie and Motherhood', so please can I now influence Government Policy ?!

Get your head around some information and try structuring what passes for your thinking in order to benefit All Americans. Thus : http://www.warresisters.org/sites/default/files/FY2012piechart-color.pdf .

multum in parvo ...

[-] 0 points by OccNoVi (415) 2 years ago

More than 1,000 people have published articles and books through CI.

Anything that challenges the right-wingers to think has value.

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