SOUTH FLORIDA, March 26, 2014 — While the Koch Brothers and Malaysian Flight 370 do not appear on the surface to be related, the way they are treated in the news shows startling similarities.
Flight 370 is a tragedy. A plane is nowhere to be found; all 239 people on board are presumed dead. The only thing we know for sure is that we do not know anything. This has not stopped the media spending every waking minute of the last two weeks confusing speculation with actual news.
Most people who are speaking about the incident know nothing. The few people who may know something are refusing to say anything.
The Malaysian Prime Minister finally claimed that the plane crashed in the Indian Ocean without offering any evidence. He acted like a climate change zealot or anybody else pushing a theory without any evidence. He declared the matter settled and then acted as if his saying so meant anything.
Nothing about this story is settled. His imitation of President Obama saying “the time for talk is over” means the right to ask hard questions needs to be increased, not lessened.
While the media love sensationalism and the “if it bleeds, it leads” mentality, nothing sends them into a frothing wolf pack mode like powerful conservatives.
While everyone knows about the tragedy of Flight 370, most people have never heard of the Koch Brothers. For those people, the Koch Brothers are private citizens who worked hard and became billionaires. They have broken no laws, and seek to participate in the political process by supporting causes they agree with. This includes everything from the arts to music to free markets and limited government.
For this, an entire political ideology has become unhinged over these men simply due to the fact that Koch Brothers are wealthy and active in supporting economically conservative policies.
To MSNBC, the New York Times, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, it is this and not Benghazi that constitutes an act of war. And they can’t blame either George Bush or Sarah Palin for whatever they are rallying against.
Rachel Maddow spends most nights raging against these men as being evil right-wingers responsible for everything from Millennials caught in trees to kittens with Restless Leg Syndrome. Ironically, Maddow neglects to mention that the Koch Brothers support gay rights. This does not fit her narrative even though she is a self-identified lesbian.
Another target of the liberal media is Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson. The casino magnate supports mainstream Republican candidates who are pro-Israel. Adelson is Jewish, and he uses his money to support those who share his beliefs.
This should not be news, but for the left needing a villain, Adelson would be invented if he did not exist.
Liberals in Congress and in the media have referred to these conservative activists as “un-American” and other uncivil names. The irony is that liberal billionaires own the entire Democratic Party without a hint of irony or shame for anyone involved.
Senate Democrats held an all-night talkathon about climate change because hedge fund manager Tom Steyer ordered them to make climate change a priority. He is prepared to spend $100 million to advance junk science because he directly benefits financially from the regulations that would be enacted. Politicians who obey his orders receive money.
In the real world, this is called bribery.
An entire political party is focused on an issue most Americans do not care about because one wealthy liberal stomps his feet and says it does. Steyer is also a hedge fund manager, which Democrats keep claiming to hate except when the person is a leftist.
The bribery angle has been applied to the Koch Brothers over the Keystone Pipeline, except for one problem. They have nothing to do with the project beyond that the Koch Brothers made their money in oil, and the Keystone Pipeline would transport oil.
For liberals, the Keystone Pipeline makes them Keystone Cops. Morton’s Steakhouse and Burger King both sell beef, but they are two separate entities.
Non-MSNBC fans grasp this.
This is before getting into George Soros, who funds virtually every liberal entity in America. He does this through a series of shadow groups loathe to opening their books. Soros is a convicted felon for insider trading.
The Democratic Party takes marching orders from the very one per centers they rail against. The liberal media looks the other way.
When a proud Jew like Sheldon Adelson invests in Jewish causes, liberals panic. When race hustlers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson pretend to fight for racial justice, liberals make excuses and give one of them a television show.
Sheldon Adelson builds things. Jackson and Sharpton shake down corporations and break things.
Steyer forces his folly on the senate. The Koch Brothers put people to work.
What it all comes down to is what unites us and divides us. On the left, people who have no idea what they are talking about speak the loudest and the shrillest. People who do know what they are talking about often stay silent.
Real news gets ignored while ordinary people suffer from a stagnant economy and global terrorism. The one per centers that spread liberal news are wealthy enough to enjoy their own Fantasy Island, where conservatives who produce jobs are derided as evil while liberals who produce nothing are heroes.
The Koch Brothers? What do they know? Aren’t they the guys who hijacked that plane to help spread global warming and deny Sandra Fluke free birth control?