Koch's Anger Translator
From Critiques Of Libertarianism
Charles Koch wrote a ludicrous screed in the Wall Street Journal, a stand on dignity to excuse decades of plutocratic meddling in politics. A pseudonymous commenter "Mr." served as Anger Translator at Noahpinion.
|Charles Koch||Anger Translator|
|[T]he fundamental concepts of dignity, respect, equality before the law and personal freedom are under attack by the nation's own government. That's why, if we want to restore a free society and create greater well-being and opportunity for all Americans, we have no choice but to fight for those principles.||"[T]he fundamental concepts of noblesse oblige, respect for your betters, inequality in the courts and rule by plutocracy are under attack...That's why, if we want to create a neo-feudal society and create greater well-being and opportunity for ultra-wealthy Americans, we have no choice but to fight for those principles...|
|Instead of encouraging free and open debate, collectivists strive to discredit and intimidate opponents. They engage in character assassination. (I should know, as the almost daily target of their attacks.) This is the approach that Arthur Schopenhauer described in the 19th century, that Saul Alinsky famously advocated in the 20th, and that so many despots have infamously practiced. Such tactics are the antithesis of what is required for a free society—and a telltale sign that the collectivists do not have good answers.||Instead of encouraging paid-for propaganda and dishonest debate, the closet communists strive to discredit and intimidate opponents. They copy the character assassination tactics of the right-wing media which I support...Such tactics, when used by the closet communists, are the antithesis of what is required for a neo-feudal society—and a telltale sign that the closet communists do not have the answers that I want to hear...|
|Instead of fostering a system that enables people to help themselves, America is now saddled with a system that destroys value, raises costs, hinders innovation and relegates millions of citizens to a life of poverty, dependency and hopelessness.||Instead of fostering a system that enables people to starve in the gutter, America is now saddled with a system that gives value to inferior scum that don't deserve it, raises the wages of inferior scum that deserve only a pittance, hinders our plans to destroy the environment, and relegates millions of people to a bare subsistence existence, when they should be starving in the gutter.|
|If more businesses (and elected officials) were to embrace a vision of creating real value for people in a principled way, our nation would be far better off—not just today, but for generations to come. I'm dedicated to fighting for that vision. I'm convinced most Americans believe it's worth fighting for, too.||If more businesses (and elected officials) were to embrace a vision of me not paying any tax and doing whatever the f*ck I want, my nation would be far better off—not just today, but for generations of my dynasty to come. I'm dedicated to fighting for that vision. I'm convinced most other ultra-wealthy extreme-right-wing Americans like me believe it's worth fighting for, too."|