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Buying America – How The Koch Brothers Bought The Land Of The Free!

Rachel Maddow has been one of the few journalists who has been telling us about the Koch brothers and their buying of our political system and the brainwashing of America on all sorts of issues. Raw Story has more on an event designed to help expose these two as the propagandists that they are. From Raw Story…

Progressive and liberal activists are planning at the end of the month to confront the secretive billionaire family that finances the so-called Tea party movement and a host of other right-wing causes and institutions.”Our government is supposed to be of, by and for the people. So are you ready to take it back?” an invitation for the “Uncloaking the Kochs” event asked.

The Sunday, Jan. 30 event thrown by Common Cause, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization, aims to educate attendees in California on the Koch brothers who will be strategizing nearby with their mega-wealthy allies to win the 2012 elections. Afterwards, activists will rally in Rancho Mirage.

It’s a very tough battle taking on billionaires who didn’t even earn their money, had it handed to them by Ma and Pa. because they obviously have no idea the value of money and clearly have undermined our political system over the years by subverting our process and using their propaganda machine to brainwash the masses. Perhaps the most successful campaign they have waged is the one where they have turned the morons in the country against those scientists…

Recently, David and Charles Koch through their network of foundations and nonprofits outspent ExxonMobile on astroturf campaigns to misinform the American public about climate change legislation.

“From 2005 to 2008, ExxonMobil spent $8.9 million while the Koch Industries-controlled foundations contributed $24.9 million in funding to organizations of the ‘climate denial machine,'” Greenpeace International reported.

Help get the word out about the Koch brothers, if they are exposed as the propagandists that they are, maybe it will change their influence just a little bit.

Here is one of Rachel Maddow’s pieces on the Koch brothers. There are many more.

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January 17, 2011 - Posted by | Politics |

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