Libertarian Republican billionaire David Koch passed away this week at the age of 79. He had stage IV prostate cancer and it eventually took his life in the end. While I may not have agreed with all his stances… such as emptying the prisons, legalizing drugs, and opening our borders… no one should be treated the way Hollywood leftists are treating this man. It shows who they really are and it’s not pretty. They even openly hope that David’s brother joins him soon in death. That’s abhorrent.
David Koch did do many good things. A lot of them were conservative in nature. He was a man well known for putting vast amounts of money behind causes to advance freedom, and for that, he had many political adversaries. Many of which were in Hollywood and they were viciously vocal upon his passing. They took to Twitter to say disrespectful and disgusting things about the man. Perhaps they should consider what awaits them when they leave this world.
Just hours after his death, celebrities such as Bette Midler and Ron Perlman started sending out twisted and cruel tweets concerning David Koch. They were rapturous in their celebration of his passing. They didn’t even allow the man’s family to grieve in the hours after his death was first announced.
Many on the left expressed happiness over Koch’s passing. American sportswriter Charles Pierce suggested Koch’s corpse be dropped “into the Amazon rainforest fires,” and Rob Sheridan, an American graphic designer and photographer, tweeted he hoped Koch “suffered” as he died.
I tweeted the #CharlesKoch had died, instead of #DavidKochIsDEAD . I'm sorry to give others false hope. Guess it was just wistful thinking. As we watch the Amazon Rainforest burning, all the #GlobalWarming culprits are foremost in one's mind. https://t.co/a9JWnjd6Tg
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) August 23, 2019
From Fox News:
“Real Time” host Bill Maher minced no words Friday night regarding the news that Republican megadonor and billionaire philanthropist David Koch had died at age 79 following a long battle with cancer.
“F— him… I’m glad he’s dead,” Maher said.
“And now, some funeral news to report. Yesterday David Koch of the zillionaire Koch brothers died .. of prostate cancer,” Maher said during his opening monologue, sparking some applause from his mostly liberal audience.
“I guess I’m going to have to re-evaluate my low opinion of prostate cancer.”
“The HBO star joked that Koch’s family expressed gratitude that he “lived long enough to see the Amazon catch fire” and that condolences poured in “from all the politicians he owned.”
“As for his remains, he has asked to be cremated and have his ashes be blown into a child’s lungs,” Maher quipped.
“After briefly acknowledging the “harsh words” he had for Koch and predicting condemnation, Maher doubled down on his disdain for him and his brother, Charles Koch.
“He and his brother have done more than anybody to fund climate science deniers for decades. So f— him, the Amazon is burning up, I’m glad he’s dead, and I hope the end was painful.”’
With all due respect, Ms. James, fuck you. "A friend of liberty" Yes, his own and his family's. The rest of us can drink leaded water and burn in the climate change he produced. And it was the #NewYorkCityBallet he endowed, not #AmericanBalletTheater. https://t.co/gpK11Yqi1F
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) August 23, 2019
And from TheBlaze:
“A slew of public figures, including celebrities, took to social media to celebrate Koch’s passing. Some taunted his equally-famous brother, Charles, openly wishing he would be soon to follow.
“Hollywood actress Bette Midler proudly cheered Koch’s death in a series of tweets and retweets for her 1.7 million followers to see: “I tweeted the [sic] #CharlesKoch had died, instead of #DavidKochIsDEAD. I’m sorry to give others false hope. Guess it was just wistful thinking. As we watch the Amazon Rainforest burning, all the #GlobalWarming culprits are foremost in one’s mind.”
“Midler then went on to shame others for paying respect to Koch’s memory. In response to a message sent by The Heritage Foundation’s president, Kay Coles James, Midler wrote, “With all due respect, Ms. James. f*ck you. ‘A friend of liberty’ Yes, his own and his family’s,” before lobbing more insults.
“Actor Ron Perlman reacted to Koch’s death by tweeting, “Wishing the Koch brothers a speedy reunion.” Perlman was confronted by conservative radio host Dana Loesch, who informed him that the Koch brothers’ have championed social philosophies in line with many on the left, and gave to philanthropic causes that transcend political bounds.
“Perlman was unapologetic, telling Loesch, “All the good deeds there are can’t replace the lives lost that come with peddling agents of death for profit.”
“There are too many to name here, but journalists, authors, filmmakers, and activists by the hundreds took the opportunity to relish in the death of a stranger they considered a political foe. The Independent even printed an op-ed declaring Koch’s “life’s work was the destruction of others.”
“In the sea of vitriol during Friday’s online display, it is noteworthy that a message of reason was sent out from someone who is typically on the front lines of conservative-bashing. Actress Alyssa Milano took some heat herself (from fellow progressives), just for tweeting simply: “Celebrating a man’s death while fighting to abolish the death penalty is a bad look for democrats/humans.”‘
Respect for Alyssa Milano over this. At least she has some decency left in her soul.
Ron, this is bad. The dudes are social liberals and fiscal libertarians. They fund cancer research, medical centers, and the arts. We can disagree with others without forgetting that we’re all human.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 23, 2019
Along with his brother, Charles, David built his fortune as the co-owner of Koch Industries, the second-largest privately held company in the US. Both men had an estimated fortune of $50.5 billion, tying them as the equal 11th richest men in the world. David Koch built his fortune with Koch Industries, an oil, chemical, and textiles conglomerate, based in the brothers’ hometown of Wichita, Kansas.
They were political donors and philanthropists. They earned their fortune and it was theirs to spend as they saw fit. Many of those now attacking David Koch are wealthy themselves which is the height of hypocrisy here.
Celebrating a man’s death while fighting to abolish the death penalty is a bad look for democrats/humans.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 23, 2019
David Koch was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1992, which be battled on and off for years. At the time, he was given five months to live. He beat the odds and lived a long and good life with few regrets. Most of these leftists would be hard-pressed to say the same. “David liked to say that a combination of brilliant doctors, state-of-the-art medications and his own stubbornness kept the cancer at bay,” Charles Koch’s statement read.
“The glee over the death of David Koch — a serious philanthropist with libertarian political views — is a perfect example of how poisonous our politics have become,” Shapiro wrote. “Koch was pro-same sex marriage and he wasn’t pro-life. Even that isn’t enough to appease the ghouls who see any support of Republicans as a symptom of grave inhumanity.” He’s absolutely right. And once again, it is not the right that is inhumane here, it is the left.
Wishing the Koch brothers a speedy reunion.
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) August 23, 2019
In lieu of flowers, the family of David Koch requests that mourners simply purchase a Republican politician.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) August 23, 2019
— John Cusack (@johncusack) August 23, 2019
THESE MEGALOMANIACS THINK THEY WILL LIVE FOREVER, AND THEY CORRUPT AND POLLUTE OUR WORLD, THEN THEY DO DIE AND LEAVE THIER MESS FOR US TO DEAL WITH. Read This: "Billionaire David Koch, Who Reshaped American Politics and Paved the Way for Trump, Has Died" https://t.co/EWkSgBpwNJ
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) August 23, 2019
If you can only speak ill of the dead, come sit by me. Crediting Ms. Parker and, of course, the disastrous anti-human force that was David Koch.
— David Simon (@AoDespair) August 23, 2019
David Koch has left the building without cash, credit cards, or checking accounts. As we all do.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 23, 2019
You can’t take it with you. You can, however, destroy the planet and democracy with your unspeakable greed. https://t.co/FBRYTzaLOg
— Bradley Whitford (@WhitfordBradley) August 23, 2019
You have have all that money, but it cannot change the ending. Do good in the world with your time here on it. That is all I will say. https://t.co/cwozUjl72C
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 23, 2019
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) August 23, 2019
Good riddance David Koch, you absolutely evil sack of ass. I hope you suffered.
— Rob Sheridan (@rob_sheridan) August 23, 2019
David Koch wanted to abolish public schools, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and rent control. He financed groups that denied the research on climate change. He funded the Tea Party. And he used dark money to support right-wing causes and Republican candidates for office. https://t.co/x08wiaOh9p
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) August 23, 2019
Classy. @BillMaher on HBO: “Yesterday David Koch of the zillion air Koch brothers died…of prostate cancer. I guess I’m going to have to re-evaluate my low opinion of prostate cancer.” Audience: laughter. Maher: “Fuck him. The Amazon is burning up. I’m glad he’s dead” #RealTime pic.twitter.com/M9YJwW76H6
— Brent Baker (@BrentHBaker) August 24, 2019