You have to wonder sometimes about whether liberals’ brains work right. Take billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook. His outwardly a pretty smart guy. He had good enough grades to get into Harvard — and, as a Jewish kid, on his own merits. (When it comes to Jews and Asians, Harvard implements a kind of reverse affirmative action.)
Anyway, despite having become super-wealthy under the capitalist system, Zuckerberg — like many Jews before him — has chosen to cast his lot with Democrats. So committed is he to the principles of fairness and equality that he has openly expressed not just opposition but dismay — nay, outrage — over Donald Trump’s plan to complete a wall along the country’s southern border. “I hear fearful voices calling for building walls and distancing people they label as others,” he said in California in April.
But here’s whether the story gets interesting, at least from a psychological standpoint. Around the same time Zuckerberg was railing out against Trump, he was in the process of buying every house on his neighborhood block to create a safe space for his family. In essence, he was building a “wall” around the people he cares about. It’s hard to imagine Zuckerberg’s sees his actions as different from what Trump has proposed for America, whose porous border with Mexico has, by the way, been breached some 13 million times in recent years.
In case you might think Zuckerberg’s extreme actions were one off, the website West Hawaii Today notes that he has done it again. This time, the effect is far harmful to the people he wants to keep out of his little private world.
For years, Kilauea, Kauai resident Gy Hall has enjoyed the view of the ocean and the breeze along Koolau Road. Then, a few weeks ago, a crew started to build a wall which happens to belong to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
“The feeling of it is really oppressive. It’s immense,” Hall said. “It’s really sad that somebody would come in, and buy a huge piece of land and the first thing they do is cut off this view that’s been available and appreciative by the community here for years.”
Hall said the wall … is about six-feet tall. He said its projected length and completion are unclear.
Multiple attempts by TGI to contact Shawn Smith, former Falk Partners manager, who Hall says sold some of the $200 million, 700-plus-acre property to the billionaire, were unsuccessful Friday.
“(The crew) put some boards up, so you can see the future projection of the wall and what it will cut off,” Hall said. “It’s quite dramatic because you can see all the pasture land and ocean underneath the boards.”
Shosana Chantara, a Kilauea resident, voiced her concerns about the breeze that’s being obstructed.
“It’s hot behind that wall. Because it’s up on a berm, there’s not a breath of air on this side from the ocean,” Chantara said. “You take a solid wall that’s 10 or more feet above the road level; the breeze can’t go through.”
Joe Newby reminds us of the adage “Scratch a liberal, find a hypocrite.” This behavior and the thought processes behind it, I believe, go far beyond ordinary hypocrisy.
(h/t Gateway Pundit)