Zuckerberg Trashed Capitalism at Harvard


On May 26, 2017, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, delivered the commencement address to the 366th class of elites at Harvard University.

He disgraced himself.

Zuckerberg advocated socialism — at the USA’s oldest and richest institution of higher learning — to the next generation of our nation’s “leaders.”

Embracing West Coast progressivism, he trashed capitalism, the ecosystem of free enterprise and entrepreneurship that made him a billionaire and America the most prosperous nation ever.

Here’s the part of his speech that floored me and all true capitalists:

“We should have a society that measures progress not just by economic metrics like GDP, but by how many of us have a role we find meaningful. We should explore ideas like universal basic income to give everyone a cushion to try new things.”

Universal basic income? This is a fancy euphemism for another government entitlement: a “free” salary for takers, coming from the taxes of the makers.

A cushion to try new things? Each person is responsible for creating his own cushion and finding his own meaning. Alas, Zuckerberg wants to make all of America a safespace — an immature pipedream.

And why wouldn’t he promote more entitlement? He’s a Millennial.
Utopian Silliness

How did the Harvard audience react to Zuckerberg’s Utopian silliness? Like clapping seals. They’re too brainwashed and uneducated to know that socialism is a failed system. I guess the news about people fighting for food in the Venezuelan streets escaped their expensive iPhones.

Recall that Nancy Pelosi gave the same pathetic “cushion” spiel about ObamaCare, which, she claimed, would allow people to quit their jobs to become artists and musicians. More infantilization. Seeing a socialist pattern here?

I have news for you, Mr. Zuckerberg: Without risk and hardship, and lots of sleepless nights, entrepreneurship wouldn’t exist. Capitalism wouldn’t exist. Harvard wouldn’t exist. America wouldn’t exist. And, you wouldn’t exist. (Read Chapter 11, “The Inflated Entrepreneur,” in Brand Is Destiny: The Ultimate Bottom Line)

Very little is more irritating than a rich guy who projects shame and guilt about his wealth, while still living in opulence. Amazingly, this phenomenon is the rule, not the exception.

Here’s why Zuckerberg is a fake socialist: He wants to fool the torches-and-pitchforks crowd into believing he’s one of them, so they won’t harm his family and property. If Facebook’s billionaire CEO really believed his own bullshit, he’d give away all his money and live in a commune.

What Mark Zuckerberg didn’t impart to the impressionable and gullible audience at Harvard is that his wealth-redistribution notion would enlarge government and increase poverty.

Big government ALWAYS means small citizenry. Diminished people then become further and further dependent on big government, which kills their incentive and liberty.

Had Zuckerberg lectured his young Harvard graduates on this immutable principle, he would have enhanced their lives. Instead, he taught them a lie.

Imagine George Washington preaching Zuckerberg’s and Pelosi’s demeaning, demoralizing crap to the citizens of a new, vulnerable country. We’d be British subjects today.
Parting Advice to Future CEOs

If you want to make it in this world, accept that risk, stress, and sacrifice are part of life. Then, learn to overcome adversity.

Reject Mark Zuckerberg’s attack on capitalism and success. Realize that anyone who espouses government handouts is teaching you to be a loser.

Heed Milton Friedman, who correctly taught that there’s no such thing as a free lunch.

POSTSCRIPT #1: Zuckerberg’s Hypocritical Billionaire Cronies Pushing Government Handouts


About the Author

Marc Rudov is a branding advisor to CEOs,
producer of MarcRudovTV, and author of two books:
Brand Is Destiny: The Ultimate Bottom Line and
Be Unique or Be Ignored: The CEO’s Guide to Branding.


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