Capitalist compares rich Americans treatment to that of Jews in Nazi Germany


Tonington
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What unbelievable stupidity, a very weird twist on Godwin's law.

The former venture capitalist of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a famous tech investment firm in the Silicone Valley, has really stepped in it. The firm was quick to distance itself from Perkins comments, that equated the oppression of the wealthy in America to the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany. He went so far as to suggest a 'progressive Kristallnacht' descendant from the actual murder, imprisonment, and destruction of Jews and Jewish businesses in Nazi Germany.



Capitalist Thomas Perkins Says Rich Are Persecuted Like Jews By Nazis
 
Cliffy
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OMG. I am feeling so guilty about all the nasty things i have said about the rich. The poor thing, I will just have to go out and shoot myself.
 
SLM
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Open mouth, insert foot. Well played Mr Perkins.
 
WLDB
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They would have been shot or thrown into prison a long time ago if that were true.
 
Goober
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Read on McDuff. Whatdayathink
Silicon Valley venture capitalist says criticism of the super-rich is like Nazis going after the Jews

Tom Perkins compares treatment of rich with Jews in WWII | Financial Post

Tom Perkins' Nazi Email - Business Insider
Famed Tech Investor Says Yes, I Meant It When I Said Critics Of The Rich Are Like Nazis

Greg Gopman Apologizes - Business Insider
Startup CEO Who Said San Francisco Is Overrun By 'Homeless, Drug Dealers, Dropouts, And Trash' Says He's Sorry
 
SLM
+2
#6
Deja vu.

Capitalist compares rich Americans treatment to that of Jews in Nazi Germany

He was an idiot yesterday and he's still an idiot today.
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Deja vu.

Capitalist compares rich Americans treatment to that of Jews in Nazi Germany

He was an idiot yesterday and he's still an idiot today.

Oops. But thank you
Gawd I hate doing that. Loc please pull the thread.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

Oops. But thank you
Gawd I hate doing that. Loc please pull the thread.


Sometimes it can give a topic new life.

And threads can easily be merged anyway.
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Sometimes it can give a topic new life.

And threads can easily be merged anyway.

I normally check. Did not do that this time.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Deja vu.

Capitalist compares rich Americans treatment to that of Jews in Nazi Germany

He was an idiot yesterday and he's still an idiot today.

He may be an idiot but he is rich and there is no denying that the freeloaders of the world are always expecting someone else to pay their way.
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

He may be an idiot but he is rich and there is no denying that the freeloaders of the world are always expecting someone else to pay their way.

TS- I am sure you have met many an honest person that works hard, cannot move up, but is as honest as the day is long. He/she are the working poor.
 
taxslave
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The working poor rarely demand anything of others. It is the OWS types that want it all but are too dam lazy to do it themselves that are always demanding the rich pay more taxes.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

He may be an idiot but he is rich and there is no denying that the freeloaders of the world are always expecting someone else to pay their way.

Likening his poor pitiful self to a group of people who were exterminated by the Nazi's earns him nothing but contempt from me. I don't give a **** how many freeloaders there are in the world. He crossed a line.
 
L Gilbert
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Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

Read on McDuff. Whatdayathink
Silicon Valley venture capitalist says criticism of the super-rich is like Nazis going after the Jews

Tom Perkins compares treatment of rich with Jews in WWII | Financial Post

Tom Perkins' Nazi Email - Business Insider
Famed Tech Investor Says Yes, I Meant It When I Said Critics Of The Rich Are Like Nazis

Greg Gopman Apologizes - Business Insider
Startup CEO Who Said San Francisco Is Overrun By 'Homeless, Drug Dealers, Dropouts, And Trash' Says He's Sorry

So? Perkins is allowed to have an opinion, too. Nothing says anyone has to take it as fact or even as humor.
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by L GilbertView Post

So? Perkins is allowed to have an opinion, too. Nothing says anyone has to take it as fact or even as humor.

And as a public figure he can be treated like the SOB he is.
 
karrie
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True enough Les. MY opinion is that the entitled love to play the victim.
 
L Gilbert
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

True enough Les. MY opinion is that the entitled love to play the victim.

hhmmm Hadn't thought of that, but good point.
 
darkbeaver
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

He may be an idiot but he is rich and there is no denying that the freeloaders of the world are always expecting someone else to pay their way.


At the upper reaches of the ultra rich are the masters of freeloading the miserable vermin beneath their table live off the scraps. Someone said the richest eighty five humans own as much as the poorest three billion. Freeloading is the best business there is and the rabble can't begin to compete with the experts. Yeah ban freeloading go ahead, I dare you.

Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Likening his poor pitiful self to a group of people who were exterminated by the Nazi's earns him nothing but contempt from me. I don't give a **** how many freeloaders there are in the world. He crossed a line.

I was talking to one of those people the other day, she looked fine for being exterminated.
 
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