Billionaire: Critics Treat Rich Like Nazis Treated Jews


thomas-perkinsVenture capitalist Thomas Perkins wrote a letter to the editors at the Wall Street Journal, comparing the plight of the rich to the Holocaust, called “Progressive Kristallnacht Coming?”… and the WSJ published it.

“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,'” Perkins writes. Thomas Perkins, one of the founders of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, was comparing taxes on the super rich to the slaughter of millions in the Holocaust.

“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,” Perkins continues. “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.”

Perkins ends his rant with: “This is a very dangerous drift in our American thinking. Kristallnacht was unthinkable in 1930; is its descendent ‘progressive’ radicalism unthinkable now?”

Obviously, there has been backlash to the letter. “It certainly proves you can get rich without being very thoughtful, perceptive, or intelligent,” Slate’s Matt Yglesias writes. More people took to Twitter to express their outrage.


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  1. Parnassah is in the hands of HaShem. That is why many hard-working, intelligent people never become rich, and why idiots like this end up with a bankroll. It’s another episode in the trivialization of the Holocaust and the cheapening of the blood of the Kedoshim. With a name like Perkins, the guy probably isn’t even Jewish, so he really is out of line.

  2. Cage him up and take away his entire right to True liberty and maybe we can see what his plight becomes. This man has no compassion or direction for a human chapter of honor.

  3. I’ll come visit you in your concentration camp.

    Oh, you AREN’T in a concentration camp? Maybe you should visit one sometime. It is idiots like this who are a good argument to increase the tax rate on the wealthy to 100%.

  4. Love this new spin from these billionaires. They are the ones controlling behind the scenes, so they need to show they are victims because the masses know the truth. To compare to the holocaust is abominable. This is how little the world cares for what the Jewish people went through.