Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has had a lot to say on immigration in recent years. He has supported President Obama’s executive orders on immigration as well as Germany’s liberal refugee policy, and has been highly critical of Donald Trump’s border wall idea.
And when he criticized Donald Trump, he wasn’t just scoffing at the wall. He seems to have disdain for the very notion of national borders and immigration restrictions. Here’s what he said on the matter last April:
“I hear fearful voices calling for building walls and distancing people they label as others. For blocking free expression, for slowing immigration, reducing trade, and in some cases around the world even cutting access to the internet. It takes courage to choose hope over fear. People will always call you naive but it’s this hope and this optimism that’s behind every important step forward.”
Notice how he lumps all kinds of terrible things with reasonable border security? Clearly, Zuckerberg is deeply invested in the open borders ideology.
But like most wealthy liberal elitists, he is a hypocrite. Though he may not support building any kind of barrier along America’s southern border, he has no problem building a wall around his massive Hawaiian property.
He recently built a six foot wall that stretches for half a mile around his new 700 acre estate, much to the dismay of his neighbors. As one local resident told the media, “The feeling of it is really oppressive. It’s immense. 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.” Another resident complained that “It just doesn’t fit in with the natural beauty that we have here. There are people on the island who money can pay for anything. These kind of things that they do take away what Kauai is all about.”
Of course this is perfectly legal, as a representative for Zuckerberg recently explained: “Rock walls like this one being built along the roadway are routinely used as sound barriers to reduce highway and road noise, and that is its primary purpose.”
A sound barrier? For a 700 acre property? Yeah right. With that kind of distance between the main house and the public roads, I doubt he’ll hear a thing.
It’s his property however, and he has every right to build a massive wall around it; especially as someone who is as well-known and wealthy as he is. Surely he has good reasons to protect his property and privacy. But if he’s going to build this monstrosity, then he has no right to talk down to Americans who want to protect their country.
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