How the Koch Brothers Stole America ACT 2
As you may remember from Act 1 which played out in December of 2011, the Koch Brothers had finally used their billions to buy Congress. The final soliloquy was delivered on the floor of the house with an eloquence that should line him up for the Congressional Metal of Honor.
Henry C. “Hank” Johnson Jr. (born October 2, 1954) is the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 4th congressional district, serving since 2007.
On Dec. 20, 2011 the Congress of the United States was delivered to the Koch Brothers in a box – just in time for Christmas 2011.
Below is a short excerpt of the words spoken by Hank Johnson Dec. 20.The words were spoken after a long day of “debate” on the tax holiday extension. He came forward and spoke for a full hour before the final gavel of that days business.
Oh, there is a, sort of, cartoon! The clip begins with the famous “fake” call to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker from the reporter from Daily Beast who was posing as the real David Koch.
The billionaire brothers set out to prove that self interest and a healthy helping of money could create apolitical movement. Charles and David Koch set out to fool most of the people most of the time by manipulating the media to follow the rise of the tea party as a grass roots movement.
In ACT 2 they prove they control Public Television
Not only to the Brother’s Koch control Congress, but now they control the Public Broadcasting Service.
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has bowed to pressure from the powerful Koch brothers and declined to show a documentary critical of the Kochs and the role of money in American politics. The documentary, titled Citizen Koch and directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin, focuses on the Wisconsin uprising and the role played by big money interests such as the Koch’s in Governor Scott Walker’s 2010 election and his efforts to limit collective bargaining.
You’ve probably noticed how David Koch is a featured sponsor of “Nova”, and that sponsorship appears to entitle them to censor other program decisions. A great way to loosen the grips of the Brother Koch on Public Television is to withhold your contribution while clarifying that you will not give to the Koch Brother’s censored entity. You can also sign a petition:
PBS: Fight censorship from the Koch brothers and air “Citizen Koch” documentary Petition by Christine Scherer Ashland, MA
Ted Cruz and Dr. Seuss
Senator Ted Cruz is often pointed out as being the voice, the spearhead, the quarterback of team “Shut Down”. But who is the coach? The Koch Brothers! Cruz is dumb like a fox, and he knew precisely what he was doing in introducing “Green Eggs and Ham”(graphic at left from Democratic Underground.com) into his fake filibuster. He knew it would trend on twitter, freak on face book, and provide fodder for the 24 hour news cycle to spin, toss, and tumble for days to come.
Free Wisconsin will not be absolved from leaping on the “Dr. Sues” band wagon!
An original Dr. Suess channeled rendition of:
“How the Koch Brothers Stole America”.
Read the first five scenes of “House of Monkeys” – a musical romp through the love, life, and work of Moliere. All in rhymed couplets!