Even the casual observer of the American socio-political, macro and micro cultures can take from the landslide and record election of Barack Obama a fear and disquiet amongst the American white, male elite. This anxiety of a demographically changing American society (and eventually changed electorate) can be found manifest in underwriters of the elite like billionaire Sheldon Adelson and through a number of elite collectivist-activist organizations like ALEC, the "Club for Growth," "FreedomWorks," as well as the nation's largest union the US Chamber of Commerce.
But for all the fear mongering and "riling up" of white male anxiety (disclosure: I am a white male) and the motivating of the white male middle-class to often dress in colonial Halloween regalia, perhaps no group has done more to secure its vested self-interest than the Koch Brothers. It should come, then, as no surprise to the educated citizen that in a Koch-funded study on climate change the results were as expected, and to the duped middle-class believers of "conservative" propaganda a bombshell: the earth is round!
Read the article, it is eye-popping!