From little things big things grow. Nowhere is that more true than in the story of Mark Zuckerberg and his creation of Facebook, which started life in 2003 as a humble ‘hot or not’ website that allowed visitors to rate each other’s looks. Now it has 1.9 billion monthly active users and is on track to become a trillion dollar company.
The rise of Mark Zuckerberg, has been similarly meteoric. The Zuck was a student at Harvard when he built Facemash – the aforementioned ‘hot or not’ website – and screwed over some people who had commissioned him to create ‘HarvardConnection.com’ by stealing their idea for a college-based social network. Now he’s the 5th richest man in the world and appears to have his eye on a run for office. And not just any office – the office. The oval-shaped one. The one currently occupied by an alleged methamphetamine-abusing reality television host. The Zuck wants to be Commander-in-Chief. He wants it so bad it’s driving him mad, which is clearly the cause of this lapse in judgement:
To be a fly on the wall at that dinner. Let’s examine the numerous other reasons it looks like The Zuck wants to be The Prez.
1) A piece of Facebook legalese released in 2016 would allow for The Zuck to maintain majority control over the company should he take a voluntary leave of absence for the purpose of serving ‘in a government position or office’. That could probably be taken to mean serving in an advisory capacity, à la Elon Musk and the other Silicon Chips who tried warning Trump about the dangers of climate change, but here comes this next point:
2) He has repeatedly been described as somebody who ‘wants to be emperor’.
3) He said he’s found religion again, and that’s fair enough – I’d be overjoyed if I could find solace in anything other than Tim Tams – but the point is that you probably won’t be President if you don’t believe in some kind of god.
4) He’s been writing stuff like this:
‘Heading back home after a great few days in Texas. Today we drove down to Waco and stopped in smaller towns along the way. I had lunch with community leaders in Waxahachie who shared their pride in their home and their feelings on a divided country. I met young moms in West who moved back to their town because they want their kids to be raised with the same values they grew up with. And I met with ministers in Waco who are helping their congregations find deeper meaning in a changing world … We may come from different backgrounds, but we all want to find purpose and authenticity in something bigger than ourselves.’
Unless The Zuck has