When libertarian billionaire David Koch passed away last week, the left couldn’t — and wouldn’t — hide its glee. Finally, an important funder of right-wing causes had died! Bill Maher even said that he was “glad” that Koch had passed away, adding he hoped “the end was painful.”
That’s the kind of hate the left had and continues to have for Mr. Koch, a man who became extremely rich and who then proceeded to use that wealth to support causes he believed in.
Although he was most famous for donating to political causes, Mr. Koch was extremely generous to other causes as well. Take this example, reported by the New York Post (HT: Adam Ford):
Koch, who fought prostate cancer after being diagnosed 27 years ago, donated a record $150 million to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2015 through the David H. Koch Charitable Foundation. The hospital named a cancer center in his name after getting its largest donation ever. [Emphasis added]
Amazing, right? $150 million! To one cancer center. These funds helped the center provide better care for its patients, who are, therefore, the actual recipients of this amazingly generous gift.
Guess who’s among those patients? NPR reports:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just completed three weeks of radiation treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, the U.S. Supreme Court disclosed Friday.
So wait. First David Koch donated $150 million to this cancer center, after which Justice Ginsburg received treatment there? The first, who was positively hated by the left (with TV show hosts saying they hoped his end was painful), basically funded the treatment of the second, who is absolutely loved and adored by those same leftists?
If this isn’t a perfect illustration of the difference between those on the right and those on the left of the political spectrum I don’t know what is.