George Soros vs. The Koch Brothers
According to the Right, every liberal organization is funded and directed by George Soros. And liberals think conservatives are nothing more than the Koch Brothers’ useful idiots.
In case it’s actually true that every political battle in America is just a proxy war between the Koch Brothers and George Soros: This chart gives a brief comparison between George Soros and the Koch Brothers.
Just a few highlights:
When George Soros was fourteen, his family was forced to flee their native Hungary when the Nazis invaded. The family had already changed their name from Schwartz to Soros, but it still wasn’t safe to be there.
Charles and David Koch were born into one of the wealthiest families in the Universe. When they were eighteen and twenty-three, respectively, their father — Fred Koch — co-founded the John Birch Society in order to purify America and protect her from such Communist filth as Dwight Eisenhower and Harry Truman.
When George Soros was seventeen, he moved to London. He worked as a waiter and a porter to pay for his college education. At twenty-six, he moved to New York and became a financial analyst on Wall Street. He started his own investment fund when he was thirty.
In 1967 the Koch Brothers inherited $300 million from their father. Some of their inheritance went toward creating a fake “environmental” organization — Citizens for the Environment — whose sole purpose was to convince everyone that acid rain was a myth. They’ve also donated $48 million to various “climate change is a myth” organizations. In 2004 they founded Americans For Prosperity and FreedomWorks which, as you know, begat the teabaggers.
In 1979, George Soros set up scholarships for black students in South Africa. During the 1980s he donated hundreds of millions of dollars to help peaceful democracy movements in Eastern Europe. In 1992 he donated $50 million to help protect civilians who were caught up in the Bosnian war. In 1996 he donated another $50 million to fight poverty in Africa.
Well, there you have it, just a few contrasts between George Soros and the Koch Brothers. Hope you’ll keep that chart as a reference.
So, in the event that we really are just a bunch of drones being manipulated by either the Koch Brothers or George Soros — whose “useful idiot” would YOU rather be?