I recently published a piece about the connections between the funding and direction of the early 20th century’s Eugenics movement and the Identity Politics of the early 21st century. Some of the response objected on the grounds of the Left/Right dichotomy. Here’s the thing about that.
In popular mythology George Soros is known as an icon and funder of the extreme Left. He is a massive funder of and heavily connected to the U.S. Democratic Party. In this Dicto Simpliciter the Koch brothers, David and Charles, are renown for their hard-line support of the “Tea Party” Libertarian right of the American political spectrum. They support the Republican Party. So lets lets have a look at the reality of the dichotomy presented to us by examining the titanic clash of these billionaire champions of the Left and the Right.
The problem is that on core value issues like legalizing drugs, immigration, and internet censorship they are indistinguishable. They are backing the same policies and putting their billions behind it.
On immigration the Koch’s and Soros are backing the same open borders policies.
Days before the Koch donor conference, Daniel Garza, the president of the Kochs’ amnesty arm known as Libre Initiative, told the media that reducing any legal immigration to the U.S. — where more than 1.5 million foreign nationals are admitted every year — is “unacceptable” and that the organization would not support lawmakers who seek immigration controls.
“His plan treats the protection of national borders as the objective and the refugees as an obstacle,” Mr Soros added. “Our plan treats the protection of refugees as the objective and national borders as the obstacle.”
On drug legalization as well it is hard to see the light between Soros and the Koch’s. Both push for large scale decriminalization of drugs. The Koch’s are also working with the Soros funded Clinton Foundation to push prison reform .
Soros and the Koch’s are getting together next month with the Anti Defamation league to work on combating online hate. In case anyone gets upset with the actual agenda and forgets to blame the Right or Left.
The only actual dichotomy is the people who wield power and those that don’t yet understand it is being wielded against them by both “sides”.
George Soros and Charles Koch are currently being lauded for “unexpectedly” joining together to bring us all world peace with the joint formation of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. The Boston Globe gushes.
“BESIDES BEING BILLIONAIRES and spending much of their fortunes to promote pet causes, the leftist financier George Soros and the right-wing Koch brothers have little in common. They could be seen as polar opposites. (see above ..) Soros is an old-fashioned New Deal liberal. The Koch brothers are fire-breathing right-wingers who dream of cutting taxes and dismantling government. Now they have found something to agree on: the United States must end its “forever war” and adopt an entirely new foreign policy.” Stephen Kinzer,June 30 2019
Because Billionaires really care about peace. It is odd given that the United States has actually decreased its military operations worldwide in the last 4 years.