Venture capital billionaire Tom Perkins has come under fire in the past week after he compared the "progressive war on the American one percent" to the Holocaust in a WSJ article. Accurate comparison, or too far?
I'm pretty sure I about died from laughter when I read this. The 1% deserves so much, and I should dedicate my life to making their lives better.
He is right about one thing, it is the beginning of class warfare... But it's way past due!!
Power to the people!
I'm going to hope that was taken out of context but that's just fucking wrong
I've seen the transcript. The dude is a total tool. Even the venture capital firm that he helped found is distancing themselves from him.
not even close
as in being the same
Haha the rich saying their being persecuted, as they drive away in their Lexus, to their second summer home. Laughable.
Your heart doesn't go out to the billionaires in the poor house because their income over 250,000$ got taxed 4%?
I only feel bad if they had to wait 2 weeks instead of 1, to get that third indoor pool. It's such a hard life for them.
There are no similarities to the Holocaust. But, leftist propaganda against success and wealth is disturbing.
well wasn't wealth one of the arguments against the Jews?
Yes, it was. In Europe, Jews were often not allowed to own land, so they had to learn professions that would allow them to be successful even though they couldn't be landowners. Professions like banking, finance, lawyers, doctors, etc. and those
types of professions can be very lucrative. And so when many Germans were very poor and destitute, some hard-working, educated Jewish people were not as bad off, and Hitler made them a pariah for having had some success. Of course, there's nothing
persecution of the Jews that is good or decent. What a terrible, terrible evil that was, and unfortunately still is in parts of the world.
*nothing 'about the' persecution of the Jews that is good
Sorry, I lost part of my sentence.
I was just trying to point out what the comparison was, it was a really stupid and insensitive idea.
I agree. It is a very insensitive comparison.
If there's a war, the 1% is kicking our ass
That is horrible.
I'm sure it was taken out of context.
I would love a link to the quote.
I would hope so...
I can see how a comparison could be made, but that's such a sensitive issue that its a really stupid comparison to make
This is the furthest thing from accurate. It's offensive and a disgusting insult to those who suffered the wrath of the Nazi and collaborator regimes.