Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg – an outspoken liberal and critic of Donald Trump, particularly his proposed U.S./Mexico border wall – is building a giant wall around his massive property in Hawaii to keep the “others” out.
When you think of Facebook, probably the last thing that comes to mind – if it even comes to mind at all – is privacy. Privacy basically defeats the purpose of social media networks.
Of course, that doesn’t stop many Facebook users from complaining about lack of privacy and the social network tracking everything they do. If people don’t want Facebook tracking their internet searches for ad targeting purposes, perhaps they should delete their account. There should be no expectation of privacy, especially on social media platforms.
The whole idea of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram is to share every aspect of one’s life with the rest of the world. I don’t quite understand the appeal, but it’s made Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg billions.
Not surprisingly, one-percenter Mark Zuckerberg has criticized Donald Trump for wanting to build a more reliable wall on our southern border. As the talking points go, building such a border wall would be racist.
Building a border wall is racist, because it would be – as Zuckerberg said – “…distancing people they label as ‘others.’”
Donald Trump isn’t the only one wanting to keep the “others” out. Have you ever seen Mark Zuckerberg’s houses? Did you know that he owns some 750 acres of land on the island of Kauai in Hawaii? Talk about utter seclusion. And privacy.
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 extends along Koolau Road, near mile marker 20, and 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.”
Another Kilauea resident, Donna Mcmillen, calls the wall a “monstrosity.”
“I’m super unhappy about that. I know that land belongs to Zuckerberg. Money is no option for him. I’m 5’8” and when I’m walking, I see nothing but wall,” Mcmillen said. “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.”
I’ve talked to natives in Hawaii – and specifically Kauai – and many of them don’t particularly care for white people – mainlanders in general – coming to their state to vacation. In a sense, they want to keep the “others” out. I don’t want to comment on their perception of whites, but you know that liberals would take their side and ban whites from traveling to Hawaii if they could.
Keep in mind that this is some young, rich white guy who’s bought a huge plot of land in Hawaii where he can live a comfortable, secluded, and private life detached from the world, separated by a giant border wall, distancing himself from those he’d label as “others.”
But building a border wall for a country is racist.