Thursday, March 03, 2011

Koch Industries And The Overthrow Of The United States Government

by Dick Mac

The Tea Party movement is probably the greatest grass roots movement ever funded exclusively by corporate interests. The Tea Party gazillionaires have convinced actual working people to defend corporate rights to profiteer from them without any regulation or oversight, against their own best interests.

The Tea Party Express, the most public and media-savvy branch of the Tea Party movement, is actually a campaign waged by Sacramento-based consulting firm Russo Marsh + Rogers. Joe Wierzbicki, a consultant with the firm, planned the entire campaign and bus tour that has been touring since 2010. Russo Marsh makes much of its money consulting to the Republican National Committee and various state GOP committees.

Wierzbicki has formed an alliance with with CNN to maximize the coverage afforded the operation. CNN's broadcast of Michelle Bachman's "response" to the State of the Union address was specifically negotiated by the Tea Party bosses at Russo Marsh.

David Koch, a New York City-based philanthropist, went public last year with the fact that he has personally financed quite a bit of the Tea Party campaign.

Koch is a philanthropist, make no mistake about it. Like many gazillionaires, he puts a lot of money into civic and cultural programs in New York City and around the world. Prior to his creation of the Tea Party, he had a very good reputation as a rich guy who helped others. That legacy is now trumped by his funding of the most destructive campaign ever to attack the American government.

No foreign power or seditious citizen has ever made so much progress to bring down our great nation. The re-writing of corporate laws over the last thirty years, by Democrats and Republicans alike, has created a legal system that keeps it illegal for individual citizens to plan the dismantling of the Federal government, but actually rewards corporate-sponsored political action committees that do the same thing.

David Koch and his brother, Charles, are the principals of Koch Industries, which was founded by their father. Koch Industries is very successful and makes a lot of money on the sale and distribution of consumer products.

Although I know that boycotts are no longer popular with Americans, they are an effective way to impact the cash flow of any company, especially if the majority of people decide to take a stand. Remember that the fruit growers were forced to eventually pay a decent wage to pickers when we boycotted grapes and lettuce; and the entire government of apartheid-era South Africa was toppled by boycott.

Boycotts work.

Tea Party supporters are a minority in America. They have a lot of money and a lot of press coverage, but they really do not have that many members. In fact, it appears that they have fewer supporters all the time, as thinking Americans see what is happening to their once-great nation.

If every Tea Party supporter doubled his purchases of Koch Industry products while the majority of us stopped purchasing Koch Industry products, the Koch brothers would certainly notice a difference in their balance sheets. This might impact the amount of money they spend in the Tea Party efforts to overthrow our government.

We can start small. Select one of the products below and stop purchasing it. Replace it with a non-Koch Industries product.

Koch Industry Gasoline:

Union 76

Koch Industry/Georgia-Pacific Products:

Angel Soft toilet paper
Brawny paper towels
Dixie plates, bowls, napkins and cups
Mardi Gras napkins and towels
Quilted Northern toilet paper
Soft 'n Gentle toilet paper
Sparkle napkins
Vanity fair napkins
Zee napkins

Other Koch Industries products that might be harder to boycott (because they are actually used in products made by other manufacturers) are sold under the Invista brand:


Please consider replacing one of the products that you are currently using in the list above, and switch to a non-Koch Industries brand.

Think of this boycott as a patriotic duty to save our nation.

I admit that I miss Vanity Fair napkins; but after decades of using them, I no longer purchase them.

Above image from Republican Dirty Tricks.


Alex Nugent said...

Its unfortunate, but in today's capitalistic society money is really the only thing that companies (or sadly politicians) listen to. I would highly suggest you check out our new open-source product search engine, filtericious. It's intended as a product search engine that lets people attach tags (for example Koch brothers), and then filter products when making everyday buying decisions. Our hope is to make the process of "voting your money" MUCH easier. We are trying to get this project launched with a kickstarter page:
also check out our blog:

Mary Richards Kallman said...

I'm a proponent of boycotting Koch Industries, but someone suggested to me that 70 million jobs could be on the line if the Koch Brothers' products failed. Is this true? Wouldn't they have to have a monopoly on these products for people who work for them to lose jobs because of a boycott? Thanks for any information you can share!