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A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF KOCH INDUSTRIES: HOW STALIN FUNDED THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT By Ya

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The Koch family has an image, albeit fabricated, as benevolent billionaires. . Some history of an important family in US politics:

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The story of how the Koch family amassed its socialist wealth starts at the turn of the 20th century with the birth of Fredrick C. Koch. Fred was born in a tiny town in north Texas town to a Dutch immigrant and newspaper publisher. The historical record is not clear about the family’s wealth, but it appears that great-granddaddy Koch was not hurting for cash, because Fred Koch turned out to be a smart kid and was able to study at MIT and graduate with chemical engineering degree. A few years later, in 1925, Fred started up the Winkler-Koch Engineering Company with a former classmate, quickly developing and patenting a novel process to refine gasoline from crude oil that had a highe-yield than anything on the market. It was shaping up to be an American success story, where anything was possible with a bit of elbow grease and good ol’ ingenuity.

The sky was the limit—until the free market rained on Fred’s parade.
"I could hire one-half of the working class to kill the other half." -- Jay Gould, Wall Street financier, 1886
 

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Re: A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF KOCH INDUSTRIES: HOW STALIN FUNDED THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT B

The Koch family has an image, albeit fabricated, as benevolent billionaires. . Some history of an important family in US politics:

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"I could hire one-half of the working class to kill the other half." -- Jay Gould, Wall Street financier, 1886

Here is the link. I totally thought I posted it!

A People’s History of Koch Industries: How Stalin Funded the Tea Party Movement - By Yasha Levine - The eXiled
 

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Re: A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF KOCH INDUSTRIES: HOW STALIN FUNDED THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT B

Wow, the moonbat barking loon conspiracy site. WTH is Yasha Levine? a brief google search suggests a far left whacko nutcase
 

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Re: A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF KOCH INDUSTRIES: HOW STALIN FUNDED THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT B

But how do the Illuminati fit in?
 

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Re: A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF KOCH INDUSTRIES: HOW STALIN FUNDED THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT B

The Koch family has an image, albeit fabricated, as benevolent billionaires. . Some history of an important family in US politics:

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"I could hire one-half of the working class to kill the other half." -- Jay Gould, Wall Street financier, 1886

Before you try to disparage our sugar daddies you might take a look at yours. Do you even know where all his money came from?


George Soros - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

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Re: A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF KOCH INDUSTRIES: HOW STALIN FUNDED THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT B

Wow, the moonbat barking loon conspiracy site. WTH is Yasha Levine? a brief google search suggests a far left whacko nutcase
How is your name calling and dismissive comment productive or conducive to civil debate?
 

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Re: A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF KOCH INDUSTRIES: HOW STALIN FUNDED THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT B

Before you try to disparage our sugar daddies you might take a look at yours. Do you even know where all his money came from?


George Soros - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yeah, well this thread is about the Koch's, not Soros. So what do you know about the Koch's? Did you even bother to read the OP?
 

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Re: A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF KOCH INDUSTRIES: HOW STALIN FUNDED THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT B

The nut doesn't fall far from the tree.

"Socialism" has been very good to the Koch's. First their father, Fred Koch makes a his fortune from Stalin's communist regime when US businesses wanted nothing to do with him. In fact, Fred Koch did business with the Soviet Union for almost 30 years, until 1956 when it appears he became disenchanted with communism...or did he? By the time Fred Koch died, his sons had taken over the business, but instead of running a legit operation, they skimmed oil off the top and scammed their customers which is how they managed to turn their fathers medicore business into a billion dollar industry. They also cut corners at every turn and lobbied against environmental and human health safeguards and buy off politicians to keep regulations and laws from hindering their exploits. And unlike the rest of us, the Koch's don't pay taxes on their corporate earnings and spend millions to further their agenda on a propaganda machine that only rivals the propaganda of Hitler's "Mein Kampf".

And then there's this from the OP's article.....

In 2007, Charles made his contribution to the body of free-market thought with an economic theory he calls Market-Based Management® (trademark protected, of course), which he lays out in a book titled the Science of Success. A Forbes reviewer seemed a bit disturbed by Charles’ overt socialist leanings, writing that the “author professes an almost Marxist faith in the ‘fixed laws’ that ‘govern human well-being.’
Steve Forbes is a close ally of the Koch's, so for that kind of review to come from a Forbes reviewer is quite revealing. Charles Koch also said this in his book....

"Any employee who is not creating value does not have a real job in the MBM sense of the word," Koch writes, although a worker on the assembly line might consider his weekly paycheck real enough. Failure isn't necessarily penalized, unless an employee overlooked some necessary detail or put self-interest ahead of the corporation.
Amazon.com: The Science of Success: How Market-Based Management Built the World's Largest Private Company (9780470139882): Charles G. Koch: Books: Reviews, Prices & more
Do not put self interest before corporation. That is the communist philosophy, only in this case, it's the corporation instead of country. The Forbes reviewer continues....

"Putting his own spin on Marx, he proposes the maxim "from each according to his ability, to each according to his contribution." The Science of Success is short on concrete examples, and Koch acknowledges that implementing his Market Based Management can be difficult because of the hazy connection between, say, property rights and the day-to-day decisions of a midlevel manager in charge of a fertilizer plant. The book is especially obtuse when Koch describes his system for grading employees, a four-box "virtue and talents matrix" that balances "values and beliefs" against the skills needed to run the business.
So no matter how educated or skilled a Koch employee is, he not only needs to put the corporation before his own self interests...such as his own health and family....but he needs to swallow the Koch's extremist JBS Randian philosophy, hook, line and sinker. How Marxist can the Koch's possibly get without actually calling themselves Marxists?

"...Charles and David also became devotees of a more radical thinker, Robert LeFevre, who favored the abolition of the state but didn’t like the label “anarchist”; he called himself an “autarchist.” LeFevre liked to say that “government is a disease masquerading as its own cure.” In 1956, he opened an institution called the Freedom School, in Colorado Springs. Brian Doherty, of Reason, told me that “LeFevre was an anarchist figure who won Charles’s heart,” and that the school was “a tiny world of people who thought the New Deal was a horrible mistake.” According to diZerega, Charles supported the school financially, and even gave him money to take classes there....."
Just Wondrin What Happened

So when Kruschev said in 1956, "We will bury you", little did we know it would be through his comrade Fred Koch's sons, the Marxists, Charles and David Koch.


Heil, Koch Industries
 
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