The rich have this century , come out of the shadows. Now powerful right wingers Americas traditional ruling class, openly use their money to push American politics to favor their will both politically and most importantly financially. Liberal wealthy pay lip service and but hang on to their cash, its no contest. The Koch brothers publicly told the world, they were prepared to spend 1000 million dollars of their own money this last election cycle to buy the election results they wanted. Australian Rupert Murdoch moved to America, gave up his Aussie citizenship to create News Corp and Fox News. Bain Capital, co founded by Mitt Romney, bought up a thousand AM radio stations coast to coast and started pumping out right wing red neck radio 24/7. Corporate news which controls 90% of everything Americans ,see, hear or read daily give us half truths, lies of omission and outright miss lead and distort facts to tailor American and world views to the whims of the rich ruling class. Considering what I have just posted its amazing anyone votes Liberal. Not one rich Liberal democrat that I know of in America has put their money where their so called politics lay.
To understand the psyche of one of the right wings more serious monied players, you must understand where the wealth the came from that now is politically used to reshape America.
"In 1925, Fred C. Koch joined MIT classmate Lewis E. Winkler at an engineering firm in Wichita, Kansas, which was renamed the Winkler-Koch Engineering Company. In 1927 they developed a more efficient thermal cracking process for turning crude oil into gasoline. This process threatened the competitive advantage of established oil companies, which sued for patent infringement. Temporarily forced out of business in the United States, they turned to other markets, including the Soviet Union, where Winkler-Koch built 15 cracking units between 1929 and 1932."
Not satisfied with help built the Soviet Union,which over the years would later threatened the US with nuclear annihilation, morally twisted Fred Koch stated in 1938 "Although nobody agrees with me, I am of the opinion that the only sound countries in the world are Germany, Italy, and Japan, simply because they are all working and working hard." Ironically these are the countries that joined together to start WW2, that killed 50 million people.
In the late 1930's "Fred Koch joined forces with a genuine Nazi sympathizer from the U.S. to build a refinery personally approved by Adolf Hitler himself, one of the three largest refineries in the Third Reich, which was used to create fuels for Hitler's deadly attacks on peaceful nations."
Rupert Murdoch has tried to hide much of his past, he feared it would perhaps create an obstacle to further advancement. “Rupert’s father Sir Keith Murdoch attained his prominent position in Australian society through a fortuitous marriage to the daughter of a wealthy Jewish family, née Elisabeth Joy Greene. Through his wife’s connections, Keith Murdoch was subsequently promoted from reporter to chairman of the British-owned newspaper where he worked. There was enough money to buy himself a knighthood of the British realm, two newspapers in Adelaide, South Australia, and a radio station in a faraway mining town,” Candour wrote in 1984.
The reason i mention Murdoch Jewishness, "Israels Sharon and Murdoch are old friends. While Murdoch may have “tried to hide” his Jewish roots, he has been quite forthright about his support for extreme right-wing Zionists, such as Benjamin Netanyahu and Ariel Sharon. Murdoch belongs to, and has been honored by, a number of leading Zionist organizations ,which include the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the United Jewish Appeal (UJA), and the New York-based Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.
On Oct. 15, 1982, a month after the massacres of thousands of Palestinian refugees in the Sabra and Shatila camps of Beirut, war crimes which occurred under Sharon’s direct command, the Israeli defense minister held meetings with Rupert Murdoch and others, reportedly in order to advance his “West Bank real estate grab.”
These are just two of the prominent right wing forces in play today in reshaping America.