Billionaire Compares ‘War on Rich’ to Jews and the Holocaust


Send your hate mail to this jack wagon

Meet Thomas Perkins. 

He’s a Silicon Valley venture capitalist; a uber-iconoclast billionaire; founder of Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers; and international village idiot. Why? Dude was feeling miffed one day because his tea didn’t come with his daily copy of Barron’s (so, I’m sure he fired the help) and took it out on the Wall Street Journal. 

In fact, the letter to the editor he wrote was entitled: Progressive Kristallnacht Coming? Not cheeky enough for you uneducated peons? Try the slug in his article:

I would call attention to 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.”

Yeah, there’s more after the jump…

I’m no card-carrying member of the Occupy movement. Frankly, I appreciate oral hygiene and bathing too much to really be committed. However, there was some merit to the complaints that the one percent have more than the rest of us troglodytes in this country.

In summary: the rich get richer and the poor don’t get a #$@%& thing (to quote a couple of cats from ‘New Jack City’). And to prove just out of the ionosphere of touch the one percent are to the everyone else, comes Tommy Boy here opining some dazzling wit to the Wall Street Journal about his woes of being such a destitute soul:

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.”

Hey, Tommy? Mitt Romney called and even he said to get your head out of your ass.

kristallnachtICYMI: Kristallnacht (Night of Crystal) was launched in 1938 by the Nazis against Jews in Germany and Austria, where Jewish homes, businesses and synagogues were attacked. It got its name from all the broken shards of glass left on the streets after the attacks.

According to the U.S. Holocaust Museum (somewhere I recommend Tommy attends soon) some 267 synagogues were vandalized, more than 7,500 Jewish businesses were looted, and least 91 Jewish people were killed. Nazi rioters also damaged many Jewish cemeteries, hospitals, schools, and homes as police and fire brigades stood aside.

The fun and yuks Perkins wrote about are pictured here. People died. Businesses were burned. Lives were destroyed. And why?

Well, it wasn’t because the people they work with made fun of some fat cat’s Bentley. Eh, I’m no history scholar. What do I know? I am in PR and I do know this: Someone’s company is about to incur quite the reputation bashing thanks to this dolt.

Hope he can afford the crisis communications plan he will need for this. Who am I kidding? No, I don’t.