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Tom Perkins

Compares attacks on the rich to ‘Kristallnacht”

24 Jan, 2014

In a letter to the Wall Street Journal Perkins calls attention to what he sees are “the parallels of Nazi Germany to its war on its ‘one percent,’ namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the ‘rich.'”

From the Occupy movement to the demonization of the rich embedded in virtually every word of our local newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, I perceive a rising tide of hatred of the successful one percent.

This is a very dangerous drift in our American thinking. Kristallnacht was unthinkable in 1930; is its descendant “progressive” radicalism unthinkable now?

Perkins also points out attacks accusing Danielle Stelle — the author who is his ex-wife — of being a “snob”.