Ponder this letter from billionaire venture capitalist, Tom Perkins. An interesting comment came from the company he founded, regarding this letter, and, it wasn’t exactly an endorsement.
TheBlaze has an explanation of KRISTALLNACHT before we read the Perkins letter:
“Kristallnacht” refers to the Nazi’s state-sanctioned, anti-Jewish riots against the Jewish communities of Germany, Austria, and the Sudetenland in November 1938. According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, these events became known as Kristallnacht (commonly translated as “Night of Broken Glass”), a reference to the “broken windows of synagogues, Jewish-owned stores, community centers, and homes plundered and destroyed that night.”
Jan. 24, 2014 4:49 p.m. ET
Regarding your editorial “Censors on Campus” (Jan. 18): Writing from the epicenter of progressive thought, San Francisco, I would call attention to the parallels of fascist 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.
There is outraged public reaction to the Google buses carrying technology workers from the city to the peninsula high-tech companies which employ them. We have outrage over the rising real-estate prices which these “techno geeks” can pay. We have, for example, libelous and cruel attacks in the Chronicle on our number-one celebrity, the author Danielle Steele, alleging that she is a “snob” despite the millions she has spent on our city’s homeless and mentally ill over the past decades.
This is a very dangerous drift in our American thinking. Kristallnacht was unthinkable in 1930; is its descendant “progressive” radicalism unthinkable now?