I received an email urging me to boycott the following products made by some of the billionaire Koch brothers numerous manufacturers:
Angel soft toilet paper
Brawny paper towel
Dixie plates,bowls napkins cups
Marci gras napkins and towels
Quilted northern toilet paper
Soft and gentile toilet paper
Vanity fair napkins
The reason to stop purchasing the above products was also given: see below attachment.
"In the wake of the killing of Trayvon Martin ... The company Koch which manufactures paper products is paying for Zimmerman's legal fees because they feel he had legal right to bare arms and shoot Trayvon we are asking that people everywhere ban together with us and pass this information on and not purchase any of the following items because your money will be paying for Zimmermans lawyer fees."
I Tried to get the brother's side of the story but as of yet, no reply from Koch Industries. I cannot say whether what the emailed alleged is true or false. What I can tell you is that paying for Zimmerman's defense pales in comparison to the other allegations against the Kochs. There is plenty to boycott their products for, oh let me count the ways.
The elderly brothers have pupeteered long before 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was gunned down unarmed in Sanford, Florida, on the night of February 26 by 28 year old George Zimmerman--now the poster boy for some gun groups.
The billionaires whose massive conglomerate spans the globe and produces everything from toilet paper to oil and gas--also have their long-reaching powerful arm in funding groups like Americans For Prosperity and American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Many charge ALEC for drafting the policy which has propelled Stand Your Ground and its sister legislation Castle Doctrine now on the books in 24 States including Florida where Trayvon Martin was shot and killed.
Americans For Prosperity is accused of funding school boards bent on re-introducing segregation in our public schools--albeit in a shadowy backdoor sort of way. (see the above attached video).
They reportedly even have some politicians in their deep pockets and an audio expose' showed just how deep when it's release broadcasted Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker taking his cue from one of the Koch brothers while he was focused intensely on busting up that State's public union in 2011.
Former presidential candidatewas also at the end of those puppeteers strings, so is the so-called grassroots organisation The Tea Party. Click on links below for more.
With their unlimited money and power, Charles and David Koch have reportedly been on a decades long mission to change political and public policies to suit their Libertarian agenda.
The 75 and 71 year old businessmen have also been accused of international fraud. Headquartered in Kansas, they are very secretive and no one is quite sure how much the brothers are worth, exactly, but it is reported to be about $20 billion each. That secrecy was blown when they were accused of undercover deals with Iran and of fraudulent business practices in France. Interestingly, these scandals did not make the news headlines here at home.(Click links below to read more).
So whether the Kochs are funneling funds to Zimmerman's defense or not, there are a plethora of other troubling machinations that should concern all of us who value our freedom and who thinks:
Gun manufacturers and the NRA's agenda is self-serving
Who thinks Corporations have too much of a stranglehold on Washington.
Who thinks the super-rich should pay their fare share for Reaganomics and trickle-down economics have failed miserably.
Who thinks union busting is un-American.
Who thinks out-sourcing companies should be taxed higher and made-in-America businesses given the incentive and tax breaks instead.
Who thinks lending a hand to those in our society who need it is the humane thing to do.
Who thinks fair taxation with representation means repealing the decade long Bush era tax breaks for the wealthy.
Who thinks a healthy people is the best asset of any country and that healthcare for all is a smart investment not a handout.