Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose
Nothin’, don’t mean nothin’ hon’ if it ain’t free
FREEDOM – for you? For me? For everyone? The root of the Koch challenge is their view that freedom for us, for the 99% means less freedom for them. It means that they have to share. Why should they have to share any of the $billions they have amassed? Why should they have to share with people they do not respect, and they do not respect us? They are stuck at a level of psychological development of 4 year olds, but have become the most powerful people in the U.S.
It’s not even that they don’t want to share a little. They don’t want to share at all, even if that means that millions die from lack of health care and the planet is ruined by pollution. Whose freedom? That is the question.
Should they be free to extract from the earth all the fossil fuel they can, even if it means environmental catastrophe? Spend their wealth to deny global warming? Secretly support political candidates who will do their bidding? Gain control over the Republican Party, some Democrats, and state legislatures? Destroy public education? Privatize prisons? Write legislation to favor themselves? Teach their religion of selfishness to our young? Funnel selfish lawyers to the Supreme and other courts?
Democracy, majority rule, means freedom for everyone, not just them. That is why they oppose democracy and are willing to give money to groups working to deny voting rights to millions of us.