Saturday, May 21, 2011

Stephen Harper and the Kochtopus

They say hogs of a feather flock together, so try this porky gang out for size. Stephen Harper, the Dirty Oils Sands and the Kochtopus.

If the massive Keystone XL pipeline project gets fast-tracked, as some members of congress want, the far-right billionaires David and Charles Koch will be “the big winners...”

The Koch’s have used their fortunes behind the scenes to bankroll a slew of far-right causes — which earned their network the epithet, “Kochtopus.”

They’ve funded the Tea Party, helped Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker end collective bargaining... poured millions into the battle to create doubt about the science behind climate change, and the fight against the man they see as Public Enemy #1: Barack Obama.

Now go and read Alison at Creekside.

The environmental disaster that is the tarsands, the health hazards to First Nations downstream from them, the undermining of Canadian sovereignty, the danger to the Ogallala Aquifer pictured at the top, the tea party nonsense, the attacks on Obama and on a cap and trade market for carbon emissions, the gutting of the EPA, the buying of committees, the funding of rightwing thinktanks and climate change deniers ...

- all this so Koch Industries can make a buck off apes playing with firesticks.

Now sing along with them...

Isn't it nice to know that some people are fighting back?

One day most Canadians will understand what's happening to our country. What shadowy forces are shaping its future. Who gives Great Oil Pimp Leader his marching orders. And the real nature of the right-wing beast.

But judging from the results of the last election, by the time they do wake up. The tentacles of the Kochtopus will be strangling the sovereignty out of this country. 

And it'll probably be too late...

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Larry Gambone said...

Should it surprise us that the Harpercrit is a Kochsucker?

Simon said...

hi know when I first started writing this post I was planning to say something like that myself. But then I found out KOCH is pronounced like COKE. Oh well you can't have everything... ;)