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First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out....

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by poindexter, Jan 27, 2014.

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  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    One half of one percenter thinks that the persecution of the rich has 'parallels' between the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany.


    If you don't start stepping up for the billionaires, they could be coming for you next.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    He is the founder of Kleiner Perkins, the venture capital firm that is as responsible for the existence of Silicon Valley as anyone else.

    He's also 82. Here's what KP Twitter account had to say:

    Kleiner Perkins ‏@kpcb Jan 25
    Tom Perkins has not been involved in KPCB in years. We were shocked by his views expressed today in the WSJ and do not agree.

    Also, when he rails against the treatment of Danielle Steel, who is forced to suffer hearing she is a snob ... that's his ex-wife.
  3. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

  4. H.L. Mencken

    H.L. Mencken Member

    It takes quite large balls, or a total lack of self awareness, for a billionaire who killed a man by running him over with his $130 million yacht, to whine about the demonization of the rich.

  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

  6. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    Just because you're a billionaire doesn't mean you can't enjoy persecution complexes like everyone else.
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Poindexter is just looking for a reason to be offended.
  8. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    This is Godwin's Law on steroids. Perhaps we even need to name a new rule for this one. Comparing billionaires to genocide victms, in a country where the top 1 percent has more wealth and power than the bottom 80 percent, is about the most obscene analogy I've ever seen.

    I notice he's in his 80s, so perhaps he can claim the senility excuse. Or is he just so out touch from living in the billionaire bubble so long that he doesn't understand how offensively absurd his words are?
  9. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Heck, he's not even the first plutocrat to bring up Hitlermania.


    And Kleiner Perkins is having it both ways. It claims Tom Perkins hasn't been involved in years, but its web site still lists him as one of the partners who, "By continuing their relationship with KPCB long after leaving, they bring our portfolio companies the benefit of decades of deep experience."

  10. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    He was good after the $800,000,000.00 but then he went too far
  11. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    It's a pretty simple rule in life. One that has been presented many times on this board. If you are considering comparing something to the Holocaust or someone to Hitler, just don't. Really. Step away and think of something else before you make an ass of yourself.
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    A corollary to Godwin's law should be, the minute you invoke any aspect of the Third Reich, you automatically lose the argument.
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