Today\’s quote comes from the fabulously rich, and – at least until now – reliably leftward, pro-Obama Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg.
It has been said that the definition of a conservative is a liberal who was mugged.
Well, what about a liberal whose own creation was used in a way he finds odious?
See, it seems Mr. Zuckerberg has recently found out that the National Security Agency (NSA) is using his baby, facebook.com, to spy on people. And Mr. Zuckerberg doesn\’t like that. So, being a billionaire many times over, which gives him immediate access at the White House (what\’s that? rich Democrats get special privileges because of their $$$? Who would have thought!) he called President Obama on Wednesday to tell him so.
Here are Mr. Zuckerberg\’s feelings about the NSA\’s actions, via his Thursday post on facebook.com :
“Whenour engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we\’reprotecting you against criminals, not our own government. The U.S. government should be the champion for the internet, not athreat. They need to be much more transparent about what they\’redoing, or otherwise people will believe the worst.”
Congratulations to Mark Zuckerberg, the Harvard-educated (even though he apparently is unaware the U.S. government is singular), uber-entrepreneur – who has just learned that maybe, just maybe, there are two sides to a story…and two sides to a political party; even the party he has given all that money to.
A learning curve like this cannot go unrewarded.
I don\’t have enough money to impress Mr. Zuckerberg, so I offer Quote Of The Day honors. I hope he is appropriately humbled….