Originally Posted by thouartgob
I would say that one big difference is that Koch Bros. have lots of money and power and can make things happen or at least affect things in a way that barely remembered lefty academics can. With more of the media owned by fewer people/entities I think the rich/powerful should just get used to the scrutiny.
Until, of course, they are able to so demonize such scrutiny as unamerican
Another difference: Alinsky was all about organizing the poor to help them get a few crumbs. The Koch Bros and their minions are all about increasing their already swollen share of the pie and conning the mouth-breathers
into thinking this is a good thing.
Another: The Koch Bros are alive and kicking. This has not been true in Alinsky's case for, oh, about forty years now.