Once you reach a certain status in this modern, maddening society, you find yourself a target. Such has been the case from the beginning of time, as the wealthy and powerful shield themselves from the looky-loo’s and activists in order to continue their work in relative peace.
David Koch was just such a man, reviled by the seedy, conspiracy-laden corners of the internet as part of the “illuminati”, or “the powers that be”, or whatever is the parlance of our times in these clandestine and paranoid circles.
For many, Koch was the right wing equivalent of George Soros, often depicted by these conspiracy theorists as the puppeteer of the neo-conservative movement – along with his brother Charles.
David has now passed.
David Koch, the billionaire chairman and CEO of Koch Industries who, along with his brother, was one of the most prolific and controversial GOP donors in politics, has died, his family confirmed Friday morning. He was 79.
Koch’s death was officially announced by his older brother, Charles Koch.
“It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my brother, David,” Koch said in a news release. “Anyone who worked with David surely experienced his giant personality and passion for life.”
Charles said David Koch’s death came 27 years after he was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. At the time, doctors told him he likely only had a few years left to live.
The Koch bothers were at odds with the current White House, despite their conservative leanings, having snubbed Donald Trump during the 2016 election.
In the ensuing years, the brothers continued their opposition to President Trump and his policies, having already announced that they would not be supporting Trump’s re-election campaign either.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.