‘We the American people do not consent!!!’
‘If you desire population reduction, why don’t you start with yourself and your children who are not vaccinated?’
‘Remember back in December 2019 when you said you were excited about 2020 because vaccines are one of the best buys in global health?’
Thanks to the effects of a global pandemic, it’s probably fair to say that there is a lot of anger, fear and confusion in the world right now. And you don’t need a psych degree to know that these emotions can breed anger, blame and outrage.
Any fear will create uncertainty. And when we lose control of our world such as our jobs and our freedoms in the case of lockdowns; we as a human race naturally try to find a scapegoat in which we can target our aggression.
Right now Bill Gates seems to be the poster boy for these vexations.
Instagram is blowing up at him with accusations of “crimes against humanity” and “you are not doctor.”
Even political family royalty, Robert F. Kennedy Junior (nephew of former president JFK), has weighed into ‘Gates-gate’ with a series of Instagram posts aimed at the former Microsoft CEO, saying:
“How did the world’s second richest man land the job of dictating world health policy with no election, no appointment, no oversight and no accountability?’
– @robertfkennedyjr (April 14)
“Gates’ obsession with vaccines seems fueled by a messianic conviction that he is ordained to save the world with technology and a god-like willingness to experiment with the lives of lesser humans.”
– @robertfkennedyjr (April 8)
Users are also pointing out that Bill’s people are deleting many of the more condemning comments.
So how did this animosity towards the American magnate start?
It’s hard to say in a nutshell, but internet sleuths reckon it goes back to 2010 when Gates committed 10 million USD to the World Health Organisation, saying, “We must make this the decade of vaccines.”
His mission, along with his charity The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was to help the poorest and most vulnerable communities in third world countries.
According to their 2010 press release:
“By significantly scaling up the delivery of life-saving vaccines in developing countries to 90 percent coverage—including new vaccines to prevent severe diarrhea and pneumonia—the model suggests that we could prevent the deaths of some 7.6 million children under 5 from 2010-2019. The foundation also estimates that an additional 1.1 million children could be saved with the rapid introduction of a malaria vaccine beginning in 2014, bringing the total number of potential lives saved to 8.7 million.”
So far, fairly straightforward. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have implemented hundreds of vaccine programs in many counties including South Africa, Nigeria, Zambia and Kenya. Their philanthropic efforts have helped save millions of unnecessary childhood deaths from disease and promoted a public relations stratagem which revolutionised Gates from a nerdy CEO to one of the most commended people in the world.
Tech billionaires such as Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg have taken from the Gates model of charity and influence and have also begun donating their wealth.
But it seems Bill fell out of favour with some corners of the internet when it was revealed his foundation hosted and funded a coronavirus pandemic conference last year.
Called Event 201, the seminar included a roundtable of guests from the global business and health sectors. It was essentially a planning exercise. There were ‘mock’ news stories played out and questions asked about what would happen hypothetically if there was a global pandemic.
WATCH: Event 201 Pandemic Exercise
And it is there the tide seemingly turned for Bill Gates by conspiracy theorists who wondered about the timing of the event. Just two and a half months before China announced their first death on January 11th. Was it a coincidence? Or just plain bad luck?
According to CNBC: “Conspiracy theorists have also seized on the fact that Gates has been outspoken about the broader threat a global pandemic could pose for several years, with some claiming that fact as evidence the billionaire knew, specifically, about coronavirus ahead of time.”
CNBC also mentions Gates gave a TED Talk in 2015 warning that a virus pandemic could be a greater risk to the world than nuclear war. To date that TED talk has had over 25 million views.
WATCH: The next outbreak? We’re not ready | Bill Gates
But it’s not just the fringes of the interwebs where these comments have played out.
In mainstream news circles, American broadcaster Alex Jones and FOX news host Laura Ingraham have weighed in with their views.
Jones recorded an outburst centred around Gate’s financial involvement in the Netflix docu series Pandemic, whilst Ingraham fired off a series of tweets in relation to Gate’s admissions of a ‘digital certificate’ which would verify if people were vaccinated from the coronavirus.
“Digitally tracking Americans’ every move has been a dream of the globalists for years. This health crisis is the perfect vehicle for them to push this.”
Last week, the CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, Mark Suzman said that these theories could destroy public health: “Right now, one of the best things we can do to stop the spread of COVID-19 is spread the facts.”
Until these theorists find another fall guy for their fears and frustrations, Gates will have to keep deleting those comments.