Monday, August 23, 2010

The Kochs and the Tea Party - and the Smithsonian, and global climate destabilization

"...this is a grassroots citizens’ movement brought to you by a bunch of oil billionaires..."
- David Axelrod
There's a wonderful deep piece on Charles and David Koch and the Kochtopus by Jane Mayer in the latest New Yorker, Covert Operations - The billionaire brothers who are waging a war against Obama.

The TPP folk do seem blind to the difference between people and corporations; I've spoken with two locals, Stan Meckler being one, and when I asked whether the "people" who needed to take back the government would include corporations, they didn't see it as an issue.
(Stan and J., if I misunderstood, please set me straight.)


Anonymous said...

The Tea Party folks aside, what are the non-crazy rest of us going to do about it? I suspect the answer is the usual, i.e. close to nothing.

Anna Haynes said...

> "what are the non-crazy rest of us going to do about it?"

Answer: Pass around links to the recent NYTimes piece Disaster at the Top of the World, which covers all the bases - cognitive biases, Arctic changes, experts, destabilization & famine, national security, the need to prepare.
(i.e. build political will)