Politics Father of Koch Brothers Helped Build Nazi Oil Refinery, Book Says

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  1. XuXu

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/12/u...book-says.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0


    The father of the billionaires Charles G. and David H. Koch helped construct a major oil refinery in Nazi Germany that was personally approved by Adolf Hitler, according to a new history of the Kochs and other wealthy families.

    The book, “Dark Money,” by Jane Mayer, traces the rise of the modern conservative movement through the activism and money of a handful of rich donors: among them Richard Mellon Scaife, an heir to the Mellon banking fortune, and Harry and Lynde Bradley, brothers who became wealthy in part from military contracts but poured millions into anti-government philanthropy.

    But the book is largely focused on the Koch family, stretching back to its involvement in the far-right John Birch Society and the political and business activities of the father, Fred C. Koch, who found some of his earliest business success overseas in the years leading up to World War II. One venture was a partnership with the American Nazi sympathizer William Rhodes Davis, who, according to Ms. Mayer, hired Mr. Koch to help build the third-largest oil refinery in the Third Reich, a critical industrial cog in Hitler’s war machine.

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    Must of partnered up with Prescott Bush.
     
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    If this country had any balls, a mob would drag them out of their palaces, and burn them at the stake. :grad:
     
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    I'd actually prefer to see them and their heirs lose all their money and have to work in service jobs while on a reality show.
     
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    ...and henry ford.
     
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    I think that they'd prefer being burned at the stake.
     
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    Oooh, the Koch brother's father was a contractor. An eeeeeeevil contractor.

    Other revelations include the fact that Cruz's greatgrandmother once sold Karl Marx a mustache comb.
     
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    Attacks on the Koch Brothers are getting old, and increasingly irrelevant with the advent of Donald Trump. Charlie and David might start giving cash to Hillary if this keeps up.
     
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    they own that toilet paper company that did the ads thanking single mothers on fathers day


    that's interesting (on the internet at least)
     
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    Didn't they kind of try that w/Paris Hilton on The Simple Life? (or something)
     
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    Some people need to invent boogeymen to keep them up at night.

    Nobody really talks about it, but the reason we stayed out of WWII officially for as long as we did is because there was a decent amount of support for Germany in the US. IBM custom built the computing machines that stored jews' names, Kodak used slave labor in Germany, Coca-Cola spun off Fanta so they could continue to do business in Nazi Germany, Standard Oil (ExxonMobil, Chevron and BP today) supplied the Luftwaffe with fuel not available from anyone else, Chase Bank froze the accounts of Jews and Random House published Nazi propoganda.

    But yeah, lets get all pissed about the the sons of a guy who did business with a guy who did business for the Nazis before WWII broke out.
     
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    But attacks on george soros are always welcome?
     
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    I don't see a whole lot of books that "trace the rise of the modern liberal movement through the activism and money of a handful of rich donors" being reviewed in the NYT.
     
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    ...and Joe Kennedy.

    Funny you didn't mention him. Must have been an oversight on your studiously non-ideological part. ;)
     
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    But yeah George is also a scum bag
     
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    Oh, absolutely no argument there. But you don't hear the Times say it.
     
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    We need to keep billionaire out of our politics on both sides
     
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    I'd like to be done with the whole lot of them.
     
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