The other day a headline from Pandodaily caught my attention: The Moment I learned Just How Far Uber Will Go to Silence Journalists and Attack Women by Sarah Lacy. To put the article into perspective, read some of the comments, attacking Lacy as a hysterical women. Then, something else caught my attention. Evidently the Brother’s Koch are helping to fund not only anti-choice groups, but are promoting the war on women. Freedom Partners is helping to fund Concerned Women for America, a more backward group of subservient, godly women can’t possibly exist this side of Athenian Greece, where women were to neither be seen, nor heard, only have a son or two then die. We could get into the homo-erotic inclinations of this sort of hatred of women, but that’s for yet another rant and rave.
Quite frankly, I loath groups like the Concerned Women for America. Their genealogy springs directly from a lovely little group of inner circle R. J. Rushdoony supporters including the senile old bat, Phyllis Schlafly, herself. Once again we need to repeat a little history here. Rushdoony, besides creating his own brand spanking new version of ‘Christian’ Calvinism, based on misc. heresies, was also one of the inner circle there at the auspicious founding of the John Birch Society. This is important, because the other leading influence, and financial kingpin of the early John Birch Society was Fred Koch, father of Chuck & Dave go to Wichita. The other influence upon Concerned Women for America is Bill Gothard, the most powerful man in the history of this country. One must shudder when thinking what might happen had Gothard been blessed with the wealth of the Brother’s Koch.
“...Concerned Women for America is so entrenched in keeping women in biblically-subservient roles, it has made blocking the proposed National Women’s History Museum a major crusade on par with criminalizing abortion, gay marriage, and contraceptives. The CWA president and CEO, Penny Nance, wrote a patriarchal op-ed expressing her vehement opposition to the proposed museum to be situated on the National Mall. Nance did her best Republican, biblical patriarch, impersonation and warned that the National Women’s History Museum “baldly favors a liberal jaundiced view of history,” and would “disproportionately feature and elevate the histories of women who embrace such policies as the whiny ‘banbossy’ campaign and other phony feminist ‘battles’ of the American left.” Battles like fighting for equal pay for equal work, maternity leave, the right to vote, the right to use contraceptives, and to make reproductive healthcare choices the religious right opposes…”
Unfortunately, they’re not content to do just this. They are funding a data mining organization which will help target voters, and get their people in office. According to Politicus USA:
“…The least-known vehicle for the Kochs is a for-profit company known as i360, started by a former adviser to John McCain’s presidential campaign after McCain lost to Barack Obama in 2008. Subsequently, it merged with a Koch-funded data nonprofit. The Koch-affiliated Freedom Partners, formed in late 2011, eventually became an investor, officials confirmed to POLITICO.
Spending more than $50 million in cash over the past four years, i360 links voter information with consumer data purchased from credit bureaus and other vendors. Information from social networks is blended in, along with any interaction the voter may have had with affiliated campaigns and advocacy groups. Then come estimated income, recent addresses, how often a person has voted, and even the brand of car they drive. Another i360 service slices and dices information about TV viewing to help campaigns target ads more precisely and cost efficiently….”
It’s all about money. With the Kochs it is always in the money. It is all about the people they own, like Frank Luntz. They own a cast of thousands, with hundreds of millions spent to purchase them. It begs the question, the one that is looming over the Brother’s Koch like Madam Guillotine: If they are hemorrhaging money on gas and oil, one wonders how much longer they will be able to bank roll the extreme right?