Whether you want to or not, you may be supporting the Koch Brothers, the billionaire, secretive industrialists who are hard at work bankrolling various extreme right, anti-environmentalist, climate change denialist causes. If you use Brawny paper towels, Dixie cups or plates or napkins, Mardi Gras paper towels or napkins, Sparkle napkins, or anything made with products from the world’s largest fiber and textiles company, Invista — including Coolmax, Cordura and Lycra– the Koch Brothers are part of your purchases, your gear, your life.
Darcy Burner, a former Microsoft programmer who is now running for Congress in Washington state, wants to help you not to unwittingly support the Koch Brothers. To that end, Burner is developing an app that will help you avoid products from Koch Brother-owned companies.
The Kochs have a record of spending enormous amounts of money to move very reactionary, rightwing policies. Most Americans disagree with those policies but they may be buying products that are bankrolling them.”
We talk about boycotts but with someone like the Kochs, they own so much that it’s difficult to track.