Those that give away 99% of their wealth can’t possibly be “conservative”

A conservative will not spend a dime of their money for the benefit of humanity or some other good cause


Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have just had a baby – a girl they have named Max. And to celebrate the occasion of Max’s birth, the couple has announced that they are giving away 99% of their wealth – about $44.3 billion of their Facebook holdings. They will keep a measly $449 million worth of shares in the company he founded.

In a letter to their new child Max, both parents said the funds will go to the “Chan Zuckerberg Initiative” which will “join people across the world to advance human potential and promote equality for all children in the next generation.”

Chan&Zuckerberg-400Now that is some moxie!

When you do something like that – pledge away almost all you’re worth in money while you’re still around – you can’t possibly be a selfishly filthy-rich conservative.

You’ve got to be a rational, altruistic, practical, and down-to-earth human being who knows you can’t take anything with you when you die – so you might as well put it all to work for the good of others while you’re still around!

About Julius Willis

A former Philippines newspaper publisher and businessman, Julius resettled in California, USA, where he simultaneously worked as an instructional and technical writer and engineering department manager and taught college for 26 years. Now retired, he serves as a member of the Alameda County Housing & Community Development Advisory Committee. He also served as a member of the City of Hayward's General Plan Task Force and the city's Planning, Personnel, Citizens Advisory, and Community Services commissions.
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2 Responses to Those that give away 99% of their wealth can’t possibly be “conservative”

  1. Real Christians do know that the Bible is the infallible Word of God, telling the truth. That Word of God tells us we can’t take anything with us to our use when we die. Once life goes out in us it shall be finished and we shall not be able to think or feel anything, it all shall be finished and then it shall be to late to do anything good or to do something which can save us.

    “All the rich of the earth will feast and worship; all who go down to the dust will kneel before him—those who cannot keep themselves alive.” (Psalms 22:29 NIV)

    “19 Man’s fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; man has no advantage over the animal. Everything is meaningless. 20 All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return.” (Ecclesiastes 3:19-20 NIV)

    “For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; they have no further reward, and even the memory of them is forgotten.” (Ecclesiastes 9:5 NIV)

    “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.” (Ecclesiastes 9:10 NIV)

    “When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.” (Psalms 146:4 NIV)

    “For the grave cannot praise you, death cannot sing your praise; those who go down to the pit cannot hope for your faithfulness.” (Isaiah 38:18 NIV)


  2. Bull’s eye…right on target…

    Liked by 1 person

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