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Tea Party, Koch Brothers Descending on Florida for Annual Greed-Orgy

Looks like Halloween Horror nights came a little early to Universal Studios this year, because Freddie Kruger just flew into town like a razor-clawed shadow over Central Florida. And he brings tidings of a New American Nightmare.

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Walt Disney and Hollywood are all about dreams and imagination; maybe that’s why the Koch-run Americans for Prosperity decided to host its 7th annual “Defending the American Dream Summit” at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL. Slated to run for two days, the Summit is essentially an orgy of power-worshiping, reality defying Teabaggerdom.

The speakers list reads like a Who’s Who of corporate Koch-suckers, and includes the likes of Senator Ted Cruz, David Horowitz, Bobby Jindal, Michelle Malkin, Rick Perry, Rick Scott and Bill Whittle. None of whom had the time to show up at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, by the way. Probably because they were sure that their nightmares would become manifest, and that the statue of Abraham Lincoln would rise from his seat and smite them with flaming laser-eyes for daring to call themselves “Republicans.”

Platinum Sponsors” include  Americans for Prosperity (The Koch Brothers), Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, mega-cigarette manufacturer Altria, marketing firm Tray, the appropriately named HotAir.com, and Townhall Magazine and Townhall.com. Just so we’re clear, Townhall.com’s lead headline for today is “Wow: Obama Denied Gas Masks to Syrian Opposition For a Year.”

So, clearly, the Defending the American Dream Summit is nothing if not a gathering of underdog, grass-roots activists, drawn together not by any political agenda, but by pure love for the American dream of upward mobility.

If there’s one problem with the modern “American Dream,” it’s that it’s just that…a dream. A dream, as in something that seems temporarily real in the mind of the observer, and may impact that individual during and afterward, but which has no material substance or objective reality. No matter what today’s Teabagger’s chose to believe, worshiping power doesn’t ingratiate you to it; the hegemony recognizes no loyalty to anyone who’s not already in the club, and it will eat supporters and foes alike if that’s what makes money. The American Dream is just as dead to Koch’s worshipers as it is to anyone else.

This weekend’s orgy of power worship (not 60 miles South of where I now sit) is to the American Dream what a Kruger nightmare is to a real dream. It’s manipulated, it’s controlled for effect, and Charles Koch is to this nightmare exactly what Mr. Kruger was to all nightmares before. Welcome to Charles Kruger’s American Nightmare.

If you’re in town and want to attend Koch’s grass-roots orgy, get a payday loan for $139 for individual tickets, $75 for a group job, and $69 if you’re a military veteran or senior.  Why do tickets to attend this Koch-funded event at a park that normally charges $50 admission per person cost so much?  Well, it’s not to keep those poor, young, brown troublemakers out of Universal for the day…that’s for sure.

They’re still in D.C. anyway.

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About Richard Rowe

Richard Rowe
Richard Rowe is a full-time freelance writer who has written over 3 million words in the last four years alone -- mostly on automotive and technical subjects. He's also a seventh-generation native Floridian, and was born and raised in the Ocala National Forest. Richard's passions include cars and machines of all varieties (including guns), building hot rods and engines, engineering, history, philosophy, theology, gardening and stopping Florida's Corporate Republican invaders. He doesn't believe in following any one party, group or ideology, and prefers to think about each situation as it comes. He has several projects in the works right now, including a series of books on driving, fuel economy and the future of the automobile, one on applying the principles of thermodynamics to global economics, a Taoist perspective on applying physics and mathematics to sprituality and religion, and another on the role of the Industrial Revolution in ending slavery. Sooner or later, he'll write some fiction. The first edition of the first auto book (titled "The Hypermiler's Bible -- Basic Edition") will be out for sale on Amazon by the year's end; specialty editions of the same book will follow, as will the rest of the series.

2 comments

  1. lol “Koch-suckers”

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