Say What? Philanthropic Couple Gives UCLA $20 Million for ‘Kindness Institute’
With liberal policies and poor choices democratic leadership is making creating massive amounts of problems for the people of California, at least they can rely on good natured citizens to make better choices. Or, maybe not. Instead of attempting to alleviate California’s homelessness, drug-addicts, single parents, foster children, education system, poverty levels or immigrant populations, this couple has other ideas for their $20 million just laying around.
Philanthropists Jennifer and Matthew C. Harris have given a whopping $20 million to the UCLA College to establish the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute, UCLA reported on their website. The couple’s motivation? “Our vision is that we will all live in a world where humanity discovers and practices the kindness that exists in all of us” said Matthew Harris.
So, 20 million dollars to see if kindness exists in all of us? Save your money. Harris continued, “Much research is needed to understand why kindness can be so scarce in the modern world. As we seek at Bedari to bridge the divide between science and spirituality, through the establishment of the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute we hope to educate and empower more and more people in the practice of kindness.”
Anyone else’s stomach getting queasy? Kindness is not “scarce” in the modern world. Have you heard of the Spanish inquisition? Human sacrifices perhaps? Atlantic slave trade, Genghis Khan? Sadly, we could go on…and on…and on.
But no, California’s feel-good libs believe we need to look into where all that kindness went that humanity once had. A $20 million investigation at that. “In the midst of current world politics, violence and strife, the UCLA Bedari kindness Institute seeks to be an antidote” said Darnell Hunt, dean of the UCLA division of social sciences. Isn’t that sweet.