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    Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi [W:185]

    A billionaire Silicon Valley venture capitalist has been condemned for "ghastly and disgraceful" comments after he compared criticism of America's rich to the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany in the 1930s.Tom Perkins, 66, wrote a letter to the Wall Street Journal, which was published, in which he likened the Occupy movement to Kristallnacht, the infamous pogrom of Nov 9-10, 1938.

    In his letter titled "Progressive Kristallnacht Coming?" Mr Perkins said: "Writing from the epicentre of progressive thought, San Francisco, I would call attention to the parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to its war on its 'one per cent', namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one per cent, namely the rich.

    "From the Occupy movement to the demonisation 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 per cent."

    Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecution of Jews - Telegraph
    I can't say I agree with him fully, although, there is something in the air concerning progressives that is disconcerting to say the least...The outright hate for those who have made lots of money, rooted in mostly jealous rage could boil over, but I don't think we are there now...What he says is spot on though.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Taxes =/= Persecution

    There are no parallels to be drawn. A bunch of hippies protesting is not Kristalnacht.

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I can't say I agree with him fully, although, there is something in the air concerning progressives that is disconcerting to say the least...The outright hate for those who have made lots of money, rooted in mostly jealous rage could boil over, but I don't think we are there now...What he says is spot on though.
    1) 3% increase in top marginal tax brackets
    2) Genocide

    Ugh, such a tough choice to make.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Taxes =/= Persecution

    There are no parallels to be drawn.
    I don't think he is talking about taxation policy directly, but really more the drone on of people like OWS, and liberal news outlets like SFChron, that do their best to spew the 'eat the rich' line.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I can't say I agree with him fully, although, there is something in the air concerning progressives that is disconcerting to say the least...The outright hate for those who have made lots of money, rooted in mostly jealous rage could boil over, but I don't think we are there now...What he says is spot on though.
    It is indeed odd how some people seem so emotional about the rich.

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Oh, the poor, poor billionaires! They're so much like the Jews in Nazi Germany, being persecuted and all, rounded up and put into concentration camps where they're starved, worked to death, and gassed.

    I feel so sorry for them, and have so much empathy, I'd be glad to join them just any time and feel their pain.

    What a crock.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    1) 3% increase in top marginal tax brackets
    2) Genocide

    Ugh, such a tough choice to make.
    Like I said, It really isn't so much about tax policy, that is just the deflection put up....It is the underlying radical hate speech against those that have attained success.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    When Hitler finally returns with his time traveling army in an attempt to take over the world again, nobody will be afraid because everyone will think "Hitler is totally like that thing your friend did when he refused to help you move on Thursday."

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Oh, the poor, poor billionaires! They're so much like the Jews in Nazi Germany, being persecuted and all, rounded up and put into concentration camps where they're starved, worked to death, and gassed.

    I feel so sorry for them, and have so much empathy, I'd be glad to join them just any time and feel their pain.

    What a crock.
    Oh, ok...So we must wait until anarchy to discuss disturbing trends? That's the problem with academics in many cases Ditto, they have to wait until the bomb explodes to recognize the threat, by then it is too late.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    When Hitler finally returns with his time traveling army in an attempt to take over the world again, nobody will be afraid because everyone will think "Hitler is totally like that thing your friend did when he refused to help you move on Thursday."
    Oh, so you're saying that it will be much worse?
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