I’ve long wondered how the Koch Brothers and the suckers they attract could remain so rigorously true to their own self-interest, in the face of mounting evidence that they’re destroying the very planet on which we all live. Enlightenment came when I learned that the Kochs hang out and hold job interviews for their political lackeys in Palm Springs, California.
Palm Springs is built on and around Sec-he, a hot mineral spring and settlement of the Cahuilla Tribe. In Cahuilla tradition, a powerful spirit named Tahquitz lives in an obsidian cave high in the mountains that tower above Sec-he. Tahquitz come out now and then in the form of a blue light or comet and – consumes people’s souls!
So there we have it. The Kochs are soul-free creatures possessed by Tahquitz, and so, quite likely, are their suckers. They are zombie-like beings who cannot really be held accountable for their actions and beliefs.
How we account for Tahquitz’ own motivations is a trickier problem, requiring more study.