Posted On: Tuesday - May 19th 2020 7:17PM MST
In Topics:   Globalists  Artificial Stupidity  Healthcare Stupidity  Big-Biz Stupidity  Kung Flu Stupidity
I'd heard the line "it's not a bug, it's a feature", said sarcastically by my boss, at a computer job some years ago, and I thought it was the funniest thing I'd ever heard ... at least from the geeks. It'd probably been around, oh, 4 decades already. This immediately brings up thoughts of Windows, then Microsoft, then Bill Gates, for some odd reason.
I've honestly have never heard Bill Gates say anything. Not having a TV signal is a great blessing! Of course, I may come upon him in youtube videos, especially now that he's been apparently playing a big part in the Kung Flu Infotainment Panic-Fest. There is another good anti-panic article out by (per reliable blogger* and PS-Commenter E.F. Hail, big lefty-) unz.com writer Mike Whitney named Is the Lockdown the Greatest Policy Disaster in U.S. History?. In this one, Bill Gates and the Bill/Melinda Gates Foundation is a big part of his discussion. Here is a pretty big chunk of Mr. Whitney's writing on this:
So on whose behalf are these lockdowns being imposed? Certainly not Trump who’s wanted to lift them from Day 1. No, it’s his surrounding cast, like the affable Dr Anthony Fauci who just recently appeared before the Senate and ominously cautioned them against lifting restrictions too soon. His warnings closely resembled those of his colleague and perhaps, benefactor, Bill Gates, whose tentacles are wrapped tightly around the global health network and who, many think, uses philanthropic initiatives as a vehicle for advancing his own malign vision of the future. As for the lockdowns, we’ll let Gates speak for himself:Please go read the article and the generally sympathetic comments underneath. There's lots that I'd have never known about.
“First, we need a consistent nationwide approach to shutting down. Despite urging from public health experts, some states and counties haven’t shut down completely. In some states, beaches are still open; in others, restaurants still serve sit-down meals….Here’s one more from Gates in case there’s any doubts about his intentions:
The country’s leaders need to be clear: Shutdown anywhere means shutdown everywhere. Until the case numbers start to go down across America — which could take 10 weeks or more — no one can continue business as usual or relax the shutdown. Any confusion about this point will only extend the economic pain, raise the odds that the virus will return, and cause more deaths….
To bring the disease to an end, we’ll need a safe and effective vaccine. If we do everything right, we could have one in less than 18 months — about the fastest a vaccine has ever been developed. But creating a vaccine is only half the battle. To protect Americans and people around the world, we’ll need to manufacture billions of doses.” (“Bill Gates: Here’s how to make up for lost time on covid-19“, Washington Post)“One of the questions I get asked the most these days is when the world will be able to go back to the way things were in December before the coronavirus pandemic. My answer is always the same: when we have an almost perfect drug to treat COVID–19, or when almost every person on the planet has been vaccinated against coronavirus.” (“Bill Gates — Gates Notes)What the heck is he talking about? Gates isn’t a doctor, a scientist, an epidemiologist, or an elected official who sets policy. He’s a rich-guy dilettante who made zillions by ruthlessly dominating the software industry. That’s all. Does that make him an expert on infectious diseases? Does that give him the right to order the summary lockdown of 328 million Americans? No, it doesn’t, but Gates’s tentacles are also wrapped around the media (which helps him to shape public opinion) as this clip from an article at Lew Rockwell points out:“The Gates Foundation gives grants in the hundreds of thousands and often millions to such media organizations as NBCUniversal, Al Jazeera, BBC, Viacom (CBS) and Participant Media …Both Gates and the Gates Foundation are sizable shareholders in Comcast,… as well as….MSNBC and NBC News…In 2009, the New York Times reported that the Gates Foundation was partnering with media companies to write and shape stories to ‘embed’ messages in primetime dramas:”Bill Gates has critical contacts across the spectrum of media, global health care and politics. If he wants to his views widely disseminated, all he has to do is say the word. That said, we may never know if the lockdowns were his idea, but he certainly has the power to have them implemented if he so chooses.
“’It [the Gates Foundation] is less well known as a behind-the-scenes influencer of public attitudes toward these issues by helping to shape story lines and insert messages into popular entertainment like the television shows ER, Law & Order: SVU and Private Practice…..
“His enormous wealth and the reach of media parent corporations seem to exempt Gates from routine disclosure requirements. …. He is given softball interviews in Comcast-backed Vox without disclosure that he’s a major Comcast investor. Because his stake in media companies is laundered enough times, it’s assumed not to merit mention.” (“Bill Gates, HR6666, Remdesivir, Deaths in Italy“, Lew Rockwell)
Yes, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation uses all that money he made and makes still (she just makes sandwiches, I guess) selling you new versions of Windows and other mal-ware, bundled into the price of your new computers for all kinds of wild stuff around the world. This is not your Daddy's philanthropy! (I guess I'm making a pretty big assumption about the wealth of Peak Stupidity readers here.)
Of course, you'd figure a guy who wants to spend his money on good causes around the world would push for a vaccine for this lates virus, and vaccinations of people everywhere who can't get 'em otherwise (or no canna' refuse) are one of his foundations' big projects. What??! You may be wondering right now, "I thought you DIDN'T like the guy." Yes, that is the case. However, my thinking goes that most evil done in the world is still done by men with good intentions. Bill Gates has a “save the world” complex. If he instead destroys the world, it’s just that he didn’t check his work thoroughly – like a bad version of Windows – happens every other year – it was those .Indian
On the slightly lighter side, Peak Stupidity has noted problems with not just Microsoft's, but all software, it seems, in that we don't like learning new stuff just to learn do to what we already know how to do, OVER AGAIN. That was the gist of our posts Whatever happened to this guy? (asking about that paper-clip guy that used to pop his head onto my screen, just for the hell of it, I think), The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and Software as a tool. We're not fans of any of the MS "suite".
MS-DOS and then Windows got onto the PC early in the game, and Microsoft had a near monopoly of the software industry until threats of a bust (who knows what the real deal was? Is all this part of it?), along with the good GNU folks caused a change in the industry. People still use Windows as a habit (I am guilty), though, and it's bundled in with new hardware still.
Does that alone make Bill Gates an evil man? Many serious geeks would say yes to that! I think the money, fame, and this urge to save the World that Mr. Gates has had for 2 decades now is what creates the evil that we're seeing with his Globalist, control-freak Kung Flu influence. Yeah, the guy can program well. He got a lucky break with the IBM PC deal, but yes, he's a good businessman. It doesn't make him God, and it doesn't even make him smart. The crap his foundation has been doing in Africa has created a monster.
No, the monster is not some creature created by some bad vaccine, but it's in what Steve Sailer calls "the World's Most Important Graph" (see "Our New Planet is Going to be Great"). Africa now has 1,200,000,000 people, and since we've been hearing so much about exponential curves lately, does Mr. Gates understand what having 3 or 4 BILLION Africans would do to the world by the end of this century? (I believe he does, per Mr. Sailer, but what's he gonna do, send out a patch?)
This out-of-control-geek has got to be stopped. The first step is for us to resist this Panic-Fest, with extreme prejudice. Just admit you've had enough, and you are done complying. They can't arrest all 200 people crowded into the bar, can they? That'd be a real bad idea. When some Kung Flu vaccine does come out, read for yourself and decide for yourself whether you want to get vaccinated. Are they going to come with the needles and little bottles to your house? Let's just not let it get that far!
PS: Regarding vaccinations in general, I am not against them. I do understand the teensiest bit of the science behind the idea and know the history of how many lives have been, and still get, saved by them. However, there's been evidence of various vaccinations here and there causing major health problems (see Michelle Malkin on some of this).
It's also the case that many people will not realize a benefit from all of the vaccinations that are offered and advised for us. People make well-informed decisions to NOT get vaccinated all the time. I have.
I've heard vaccination-for-all advocates write that we must all get vaccinated for the good of society. Wait, though, if a parent dead set against the idea sent his kids to school without the vaccinations, what's the problem? Aren't the kids whose parents got them vaccinated going to be OK? The teachers? They've been vaccinated per school policy. The only people in the school having a chance of coming down with the illness would be those kids whose parents didn't want vaccinations for them. Sure, it'd be tragic if kids die, but parents have to make some tough calls. Is it child abuse? I guess one would have to look at the numbers.
* Mr. Hail has put out an nice long essay as Part XII of his series on the Corona Panic. This one is a description of the Panickers as basically a religious cult - see Against the Corona Panic Part XII: Is Corona a literal religious cult? An anthropological study. (Or, Corona as virus-centered apocalypse cult; its ascent to state religion; the mass-conversion event to the cult; a study of the cult.)Yeah, long title, long essay, and ALWAYS interesting stuff on there. Thank you, Mr. Hail. I read the intro., but will get into this probably not till Thursday - big job tomorrow. (Yes, I spend too much time on unz commenting too!)