In an Oct.22 interview with Marketplace, Charles Koch, industry titan and bigwig political donor to conservative causes, basically confirmed what all liberals have feared:
“To those who disagree with you in politics today, you are, pretty much Darth Vader,” provoked host Kai Ryssdale.
“Oh yeah, that’s why I get all the death threats,” answered Koch.
In the interview, Charles Koch also quotes Vladimir Lenin, one of the fathers of Soviet communism, while referring to the 1970s Arab oil embargo, a low point in the history of Koch Industries. ”As Lenin said,” said Koch, “You learn through struggle.”