The New York Times, Huffington Post and Harry Reid have been jumping the shark as of late, slandering the Koch Brothers for using “undisclosed dark money” – undisclosed dark money used for the nefarious purposes of exposing the unaffordability of the Affordable Health Care.
To Harry Reid (D-NV) and Al Franken (D-MN) publicly disagreeing with a presidential mandate is un-American; making Koch-linked entities fair game for IRS crackdowns and excoriations on the Senate floor.
Though more libertarian-leaning than right-wing, the Koch Family Foundation is castigated for contributing to conservative candidates and tea party non-profits. Not only do the Koch Brothers intrude on the left’s domain by augmenting liberal institutions with educational grants and internships, they are vilified most for the origins of their wealth: big oil.
Yet it is the billionaire brothers who acquired their wealth from Standard Oil who should be scrutinized. It was the Rockefeller Brothers who funded, in part, the Egyptian and Tunisian uprisings who ought to have provoked the ire of senators and chastisement from the press.
Beyond establishing a financial footprint on the Arab Awakening, the Rockefeller Brothers were complicit in promoting the interests of Muslim nation-states over those of the U.S. and our allies.
Gone unmentioned by the New York Times is the Rockefeller Brothers collusion with Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in establishing Loan Guarantee Facilities (LGFs) which guaranteed access to capital for Egyptian and Tunisian non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Gone unmentioned by Huffington Post is the Rockefeller Brothers work with Tahrir Square Dialogues where Egyptian youth grappled with “Constitution reform” while groping female journalists in the public square. Nor is it ever mentioned how the Rockefeller Brothers Fund bankrolled the initiative Supporting the Democratic Transition in Egypt which sought to “transform conflict and advance just and durable peace” with a gift of $2.8 million for Egyptian youth who were “keen to assume larger roles” in the political process.
After President Obama’s Cairo speech in 2009, the Partners for A New Beginning (PNB) initiative was established as an actionable extension of the president’s Muslim outreach agenda. Being both Steering Committee members on the President’s PNB initiative as well as sitting members on the Council on Foreign Relations, the Rockefeller Brothers “regularly [brought] delegations from the Middle East to the United States to meet with officials at the White House, State Department, and U.S. Agency for International Development, as well as with members of Congress.”
In alignment with the President’s vision, the Rockefeller Brothers sought to support “social change to help build a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world” by reducing “divisive and destabilizing tensions that exist between much of the global Muslim community and the West, particularly the United States.”
Even though their young benefactors failed to warrant long-term social change, the Rockefeller Brothers have remained steadfast and undeterred; adhering to their original commitment to shell out millions over a multi-year period; adjusting their strategy “to match the region’s new dynamics.”
While the Rockefeller Brothers escape public scrutiny for leaving a trail of blood, toppled regimes and manslaughter, it is the Koch Brothers who get flayed for tainting the minds of youth; fostering principles rooted in free societies, free speech and free markets.
In the battle of the minds, it is the Koch Brothers who advance social progress through economic freedom and sustainable prosperity; while it is the Brothers Rockefeller who amass social change through the machinations of collusion, fraternization and upheaval.
While the Democrats continue to push the slogan, “The G.O.P. is addicted to Koch,” it is the Brothers Rockefeller who exhibit a compulsion towards supporting the nefarious, the shadowy, the Muslim Brotherhood.