Wow. That is a LOT of oblivious.

3 years ago

Tom Perkins, bless his heart, is distraught by the rising tide of hatred in America for the “successful 1%”. If you just read the main paragraph of this short missive, you would merely roll your eyes at the entitled whinging of yet another billionaire who doesn’t understand why the lower orders are pissed about the gap between the few “haves” and the many hard-working “have-nots”. Irksome, but typical of someone who thinks that as a hegemonic member of the patriarchy the sun shines out of his butt and wonders why the rest of us aren’t grateful for the mood lighting.

However, Perkins had the obliviousness to write, “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." … Kristallnacht was unthinkable in 1930; is its descendant "progressive" radicalism unthinkable now?”

What the what?

Is he actually comparing the the disenfranchisement and eventual murder of the Jews with … people not liking rich, clueless bastards because they are rich and clueless and bastards?

Yeah, cause a shit-ton of the Wall Street asshats are sitting in prison right now for wrecking our economy. And of course there is the shit-ton of billionaires who have had their ill-gotten gains confiscated. Not to mention all the billionaires being drug from their homes and lynched by mobs.

Wait, you mean none of that has happened? That having eggs thrown at their limos and people saying mean things about them on the interwebs is the worst thing happening to billionaires right now?

Listen, Perkins. I am Lucy the Lefty Liberal and all I want is your tax rate to go back to what it was under Eisenhower, for alternative energy sources and organic foods to be subsidized by the government, and the non-affluent to have access to health-care. If you were REALLY being picked on, it would be us progressives out there writing diatribes in your defense. Fish gotta swim, hearts gotta bleed.

Then @sarah-hedgecock">Perkins doubled-down in an interview. It was so bad that “Perkins somehow manages to reassert his thesis that there's a war on the one percent and brag that he could buy "six Rolexes" with the watch on his wrist before offering up several non-apologies and explanations for his ill-received rant. Additionally, he tells us that his friend and cofounder Eugene Kleiner, who fled Austria to escape Hitler, would have agreed with him”.

Sweet Jesus, could you find someone more encased in a cocoon of entitlement??

Of course, @sarah-hedgecock">his name is mud in Silicon Valley right now. You know, like he wasn’t just the mouthpiece for the whining and pouting they do at their cocktail parties.

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