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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:24 pm
 


This guy sounds like Bart.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 86096.html
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Billionaire venture capitalist Thomas Perkins ridiculed after writing letter comparing the treatment of rich Americans to the Holocaust

A hyper-wealthy billionaire venture capitalist has faced ridicule after comparing the treatment of super-rich Americans to the Holocaust.

Thomas Perkins, who is thought to be worth around $8bn, made the startling comparison in a letter to The Wall Street Journal in which he wrote of 'parallels' between the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany and what he describes as the "progressive war on the American one percent".

The letter, which was published by the WSJ earlier this week, begins: "Writing from the epicenter of progressive thought, San Francisco, I would call attention to the parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to its war on its "one percent," namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the "rich."

Perkins, who was a founder member of the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, continues: "From the Occupy movement to the demonization of the rich embedded in virtually every word of our local newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, I perceive a rising tide of hatred of the successful one percent."

"There is outraged public reaction to the Google buses carrying technology workers from the city to the peninsula high-tech companies which employ them. We have outrage over the rising real-estate prices which these 'techno geeks' can pay," he adds.

Mr Perkins, who was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, concludes his letter by warning of a "very dangerous drift in our American thinking," before adding "Kristallnacht was unthinkable in 1930; is its descendent 'progressive' radicalism unthinkable now?"

Kristallnacht, also known as the Night of Broken Glass, saw a series of coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany in November 1938.

The attacks were carried out by Sturmabteilung forces and non-Jewish civilians and were ignored by the German authorities. 91 Jews were killed and around 30,000 were arrested and incarcerated in concentration camps.

Mr Perkins, who controversially resigned from the board of Hewlett-Packard in 2006 following a row over the methods used in a crackdown on media leaks, faced widespread ridicule on social media following the publication of his letter.

One Twitter user wrote: "Serious rich-dude bubble to see "treatment" of rich by progressives as parallel to Nazi treatment of Jews...".

Other users described the businessman as a "rich idiot" and condemned the newspaper for printing the letter. New York Times writer Steven Greenhouse tweeted: 'As someone who lost numerous relatives to the Nazi gas chambers, I find statements like this revolting & inexplicable.'

Mr Perkins was recently in the news after spending $150million building a super yacht called the Maltese Falcon.


Here's his letter where he suggests that rich people are going to be hunted, tortured, put in camps, and killed en masse while police do nothing to stop or prevent it:
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1 ... 3982034286

Sorry that we don't flatter you every minute, your Highness.

EDIT: English.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:26 pm
 


Affluenza


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:41 pm
 


I am so over people who think they are better than anyone else.
Money does not make you a better person, education does not make you a better person, religion does not make you a better person.

The fact you are not even smart enough, Mr. Perkins, to understand that having money in 2014 has NOTHING to do with being a Jew in 1940 in Germany, makes ME a better person than you, simply because I do understand that.
However, I won't rub that in your face. Or write a letter to the editor of the WSJ about it. Simply because I am better than that.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:22 pm
 


The sicker part will occur when the lunatics at CNBC and FNN chime in to agree with the prick.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:26 pm
 


He better give away all of his wealth before the brown shirts show up.

I'll do him a solid and take it off his hands! 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:31 pm
 


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The sicker part will occur when the lunatics at CNBC and FNN chime in to agree with the prick.


We've had people on this forum agonizing about the persecution of the rich.

Neil, meet Thomas Perkins. Tom, Neil Young.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:22 pm
 


what`s a billianare?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:26 pm
 


I may or may not be a Russian plant with ESL.


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I may or may not be a Russian plant


likely a carrot


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:09 am
 


Drives me crazy when I read shit like that. Same with comparing today's government to the Nazis. They've never experienced anything like it and other than reading a book it's the closest they'll ever come to it. Mocks the people that survived.


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Public_Domain wrote:
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likely a carrot

Potato, comrade, carrot vodka sounds awful


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:13 am
 


Regina wrote:
Drives me crazy when I read shit like that. Same with comparing today's government to the Nazis. They've never experienced anything like it and other than reading a book it's the closest they'll ever come to it. Mocks the people that survived.


R=UP

And disrespects the ones that died.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:20 am
 


Regina wrote:
Drives me crazy when I read shit like that. Same with comparing today's government to the Nazis. They've never experienced anything like it and other than reading a book it's the closest they'll ever come to it. Mocks the people that survived.


[B-o]

The ones that talk like that have bong inspired worldviews and experiences, that extends only a few hours drive beyond their home.


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ShepherdsDog wrote:
Regina wrote:
Drives me crazy when I read shit like that. Same with comparing today's government to the Nazis. They've never experienced anything like it and other than reading a book it's the closest they'll ever come to it. Mocks the people that survived.


[B-o]

The ones that talk like that have bong inspired worldviews and experiences, that extends only a few hours drive beyond their home.

:lol: SO true!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:16 am
 


It`d be nice to see them run into some real fascists and gestapo like police..... if only to see them shit their pants, and learn what an idiot they are...the last part is likely doubtful though, as learning isn`t one of their strengths


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