This once purely academic question becomes a very real question for those who are beginning to realize that Gates’ unimaginable fortune has been used to take control of every corner of public health, medical research, and vaccine development. And now that we are faced with the exact problem that Gates has been talking about for years, we will soon find that this software developer with no medical training will use this wealth to take control of the fate of billions of people.
The story of how Bill Gates monopolized Global Health
Bill Gates is not a public health expert, but he is still being heard all the time. He is not a doctor, epidemiologist, or researcher in the field of infectious diseases. Yet somehow he has become a central figure in the lives of billions of people who presume to dictate the medical interventions required to “return the world to normal”. Bill Gates’ transition from computer king to global health czar is as remarkable as it is educational, and it tells us a lot about where we are going when the world plunges into a crisis like we have never seen it before.
For years, Bill Gates was known to the general public as the nerdy inventor of the Windows computer operating system. What not everyone knows: Gates ripped off the code for his first operating system, MS-DOS, which he sold to IBM in 1980, from CP / M, Gary Kildall’s operating system. Watch here.
He owed the deal to his mother, Mary Maxwell Gates, who had business connections with IBM’s Chairman John Opel at the time. Of course, MS-DOS later became Microsoft Windows, which made Bill Gates the richest person in the world. But actually Gary Kildall should have been in his place. Kildall sued IBM once, but the settlement ultimately got him nowhere. The shock that someone else was making billions with a copy of his operating system plunged him into depression and alcoholism, which eventually led to his wife’s divorce and a bar fight that killed him in 1994. And so the ruthless Gates became the immortal tech guru while Kildall became an almost forgotten footnote of the personal computer revolution. On his way to the top, Gates did not let competition law disputes stop him. In 2001, the US government accused Microsoft of a monopoly in the ‘browser war’ because every Windows operating system automatically came with an ‘Internet Explorer’ browser. Windows was programmed in a way that caused problems when IE was removed and NetScape, for example, was installed.
But once reviled for the enormous wealth and monopoly power that his virus-contaminated software brought him, Gates is now celebrated as a visionary who uses this wealth and this power for the benefit of mankind.
Klaus Schwab: “When a book is written about THE entrepreneur of the 21st century in the 22nd century, [. . .] I’m sure that the person these historians most likely think of is Bill Gates. ”(Applause) ( Video: Davos Annual Meeting 2008 )
“I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that Bill Gates is – I would argue – the most momentous person of our generation. I’m serious. ” (Video: Bill Gates Talks Philanthropy, Microsoft, and Taxes | DealBook )
The process by which this reinvention of Gates’ public image took place is not mysterious. It is the same process by which every billionaire has revitalised his public image since John D. Rockefeller hired Ivy Ledbetter Lee to transform him from the head of the Standard Oil Hydra into the kindly old man who hands out pennies to strangers. Watch here.
In a nutshell, John D. Rockefeller knew that in order to gain public admiration, he had to perform and give them what they want: money. He devoted hundreds of millions of dollars of his vast oil monopoly fortune to building institutions that he claimed served the public good. The General Education Board. The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. The Rockefeller Foundation.
Similarly, Bill Gates has spent much of the past two decades transforming himself from software magnate into benefactor of humanity through his own Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In fact, Gates has surpassed Rockefeller’s legacy, as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has long dwarfed the Rockefeller Foundation as the largest private foundation in the world, with $ 46.8 billion in assets on the books they declared in theirs Managed program areas of global health and development, global growth, and global political advocacy.
And like Rockefeller, Gates’ transformation was backed by a well-funded PR campaign. Gone are the theatrical tricks of the PR pioneers – the ubiquitous ice cream cones of Gates’ mentor Warren Buffett are the last remaining holdouts of the old Rockefeller trick of handing out pennies. No, Gates has transformed his public image into that of a modern saint through an even simpler tactic: He buys good publicity. See here.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation spends tens of millions of dollars annually on media partnerships and sponsors coverage of its programme areas across the board. Gates funds:
- The Guardian’s global development website. Here.
- The NPR’s global health coverage. Here.
- The Our World in Data website, which tracks the latest statistics and research on the coronavirus pandemic. Here.
- The BBC’s coverage of global health and development issues, both through its organisation BBC Media Action and through the BBC itself. Here. And here.
- The global health coverage on ABC News. Here.
When the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer received a $3.5 million grant from the Gates Foundation to set up a special unit to report on global health issues, NewsHour communications director Rob Flynn was asked about the potential conflict of interest such a unit might have in reporting on issues involving the Gates Foundation itself. “In some respects, you could say that there aren’t very many things you could touch in global health these days that wouldn’t have some kind of Gates tentacle,” Flynn replied.
In fact, it would be nearly impossible to find an area of global health that has remained untouched by the tentacles of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
It was Gates who sponsored the meeting that led to the creation of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, a global public-private partnership that brings together government sponsors and major pharmaceutical companies and whose specific goals include creating “healthy markets for vaccines and other immunisation products”. Read here.
As a founding partner of the Alliance, the Gates Foundation provided $750 million in seed funding and has pledged over $4.1 billion in commitments to the group. Read here.
Gates provided the seed money that created the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, a public-private partnership that acts as a funding vehicle for government AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria programmes. Read here.
When a public-private partnership of governments, world health organisations and 13 leading pharmaceutical companies came together in 2012 “to accelerate progress in eliminating or controlling 10 neglected tropical diseases”, there was the Gates Foundation with $363 million in support. Read here.
When the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Youth was launched in 2015 to mobilise billions of dollars in public and private funding for global health and development programmes, there was the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a founding partner with a contribution of $275 million. Read here.
When the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations was launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2017 to develop vaccines against emerging infectious diseases, there was the Gates Foundation with an initial injection of $100 million. CEPI is an alliance of the governments of Germany, Norway and Japan together with the Gates Foundation. The German vaccine researcher CureVac, which is currently working on a COVID vaccine, is funded by Gates through CEPI. Read here.
The examples go on and on. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s fingerprints are on every major global health initiative of the past two decades. And beyond the flashy, billion-dollar global partnerships, the foundation is behind hundreds of smaller country- and region-specific grants – $10 million to fight a plague of locusts in East Africa, or $300 million to support agricultural research in Africa and Asia – that add up to billions of dollars in commitments. Read here. And here.
It is therefore not surprising that – far beyond the $250 million pledged by the Gates Foundation to the “fight” against the coronavirus – every aspect of the current coronavirus pandemic involves organisations, groups and individuals directly linked to Gates funding. Read here.
From the beginning, the World Health Organisation has steered the global response to the current pandemic. From its initial surveillance of the outbreak in Wuhan and its declaration in January that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission, to its live media briefings and its technical guidance on country-level planning and other matters, WHO has been the body that set the guidelines and recommendations for the global response to this outbreak. See here.
But the World Health Organisation itself is also largely dependent on funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The WHO’s latest donor report shows that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the organisation’s second largest donor after the United States government. The Gates Foundation single-handedly contributes more to the World Health Organisation than Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom combined. See ‘pdf 1’ end of post.
In addition, the current Director-General of the World Health Organisation, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, like Bill Gates himself, is not actually a doctor, but the controversial ex-health minister of Ethiopia, who was accused of covering up three cholera outbreaks in the country during his tenure. Read here.
Before joining the WHO, he was chairman of the Gates-founded Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and sat on the board of the Gates-founded Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Gates-funded Stop TB Partnership. Read here.
The current round of lockdowns and restrictive residence orders in Western countries was decided on the basis of alarming models that predict millions of deaths in the United States and hundreds of thousands in the UK.
The work of two research groups was crucial to the decision by the governments of the UK and the US to introduce wide-ranging freezes, and by extension, governments around the world. The first group, Imperial College’s COVID-19 research team, published a report on 16 March predicting up to 500,000 deaths in the UK and 2.2 million deaths in the US unless tough government action was taken. See ‘pdf 2’ end of post.
The second group, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Bill Gates’ home state of Washington, helped provide data that confirmed the White House’s initial estimates of the virus’s impact, which were revised downward over time. Read here. And here.
Not surprisingly, the Gates Foundation has given substantial sums of money to both groups. This year alone, the Gates Foundation has already donated $79 million to Imperial College, and in 2017 the foundation announced a $279 million investment in IHME to expand its work collecting health data and building models. Read here. And here.
Anthony Fauci, meanwhile, has become the face of the US government’s coronavirus response, echoing Bill Gates’ statement that the country will not “return to normal” until “a good vaccine” can be found to keep the population safe. Read here.
“If you want to get to the pre-coronavirus. . . You know that may never happen, in the sense of the fact that the threat is there. But I believe with the therapies that are going to go online and with the fact that I am confident that we will get a good vaccine over time, that we will never have to go back to where we are now. “
Beyond their frequent collaboration and cooperation in the past, Fauci has direct links to Gates’ projects and funding. In 2010, he was appointed to the Leadership Council of the Gates – a Gates-founded “Decade of Vaccines” project to implement a global vaccine action plan – a project to which Gates committed $10 billion. Read here. And here.
And in October last year, just as the current pandemic was beginning, the Gates Foundation announced a $100 million gift to the National Institute of Health to support, among other things, HIV research at Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Also last October, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation partnered with the World Economic Forum and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security to organise Event 201, a tabletop exercise to measure the economic and societal impact of a coronavirus pandemic spreading around the world. I have reported on this several times before.
Given the incredible reach that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s tentacles have in every nook and cranny of global healthcare markets, it should come as no surprise that the foundation has been closely involved in every phase of the current pandemic crisis. In fact, Gates has only used the fortunes of his supremacy in the software market to place himself in a similar position in the world of global health.
The whole process was wrapped in the cloak of selfless philanthropy, but the foundation is not structured as a charitable endeavor. Instead, it retains a dual structure: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation distributes money to the beneficiaries, but a separate entity, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust, manages the foundation’s assets. The interests of these two bodies often overlap, and as has often been stated in the past, the donations made by the foundation often directly benefit the value of the foundation’s assets:
“And billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda’s charity has come under fire after it became known that it significantly increased its stake in agribusiness giant Monsanto to over $ 23 million. Critics say the investment in Monsanto contradicts the stated commitment of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help farmers and sustainable development in Africa. ”( Gates Foundation Criticized for Increasing Monsanto Investment )
This is not a purely theoretical conflict of interest. Gates is portrayed as a hero for donating his $35.8 billion worth of Microsoft shares to the foundation, but over the course of his “decade of vaccines” his net worth has actually doubled, from $54 billion to $106.4 billion. Read here. And here.
The Rockefeller story provides an instructive model for this vision of the philanthropist turned tycoon. When faced with a public backlash, Rockefeller helped advance the creation of a system of private foundations related to his business interests. Using his unprecedented oil monopoly fortune to control much of public life, Rockefeller was able to kill two birds with one stone: to shape society in the best interests of his family, even as he became a beloved figure in the public eye.
Similarly, Bill Gates transformed his software empire into a global health, development, and education empire by directing the course of investment and research and creating healthy markets for vaccines and other immunization products. And like Rockefeller, Gates has transformed himself from the feared and vilified head of a formidable hydra into a kind old man who generously returns his wealth to the public.
But not everyone fell for this PR trick. Even The Lancet saw this worrying shift from software monopoly to health monopoly back in 2009, when the extent of this Gates-led monopoly became apparent to all:
“The first guiding principle of the [Bill & Melinda Gates] Foundation is that it is” driven by the interests and passions of the Gates family. ” An annual letter from Bill Gates sums up these passions and references newspaper articles, books, and random events that shaped the foundation’s strategy. For such a large and influential investor in global health, is such a capricious governance principle good enough? ( What has the Gates Foundation done for global health?)
Gates’ decisions have controlled the flow of billions of dollars, forged international partnerships that pursue far-reaching agendas, and ensured the creation of “healthy markets” for big pharma vaccine makers. And now, as we can see, his choices are shaping the overall global response to the coronavirus pandemic.
As we’ve seen, the Gates Foundation tentacles have invaded every nook and cranny of the public health arena. Billions of dollars in funding and entire political agendas are under the control of this man, an unelected, unaccountable software developer with no medical research experience or training.
And nowhere is Gates’ control over public health more evident than in the area of vaccines.
Gates plan to vaccinate the whole world
Gates started the vaccine decade with a $ 10 billion pledge. Read here.
Gates helped develop the Global Vaccine Action Plan, which is managed by the Gates-funded World Health Organisation. Read here.
Gates helped found Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, with the goal of developing “healthy markets” for vaccine manufacturers.
Gates helped found Gavi with a $1 billion donation in 2011 and will contribute $4.1 billion over the course of the “Decade of Vaccines”. Read here.
One of the Gates Foundation’s main funding areas is “vaccine development and surveillance”, which has resulted in billions of dollars being poured into vaccine development, a seat at the table to develop vaccination campaigns in countries around the globe, and the opportunity to shape public thinking around Bill Gates’ pet project of the last five years: preparing for rapid vaccine development and deployment in the event of a globally spreading pandemic. It’s as if he couldn’t wait any longer. Read here.
“Unfortunately, it takes many years to develop a completely new vaccine. The design, the security clearance, the manufacture; all of these things mean that an epidemic can be very widespread before this tool is available. And so, the post-Ebola global health community has talked a lot about it, including a novel vaccine platform called DNA / RNA that should speed things up.
And so this Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Initiative [sic], CEPI, consists of three countries – Japan, Norway, Germany – and two foundations – Wellcome Trust, with which we work in many areas, and our foundation, the Gates Foundation – which have come together to … fund … and actually try to use this platform and make some vaccines. And that would help us in the future. ” (Video: Bill Gates at the World Economic Forum)
Given Gates’ mammoth investments in vaccines over the past decade, he insisted that. . .
“Things will only really normalize when we have a vaccine that we have made available to practically the whole world.” ( Video: Bill Gates on his “virus” warning in 2015 )
. . . . is hardly surprising, of course.
What is surprising is that this strangely specific and repetitive message – that we will not “go back to normal” until we have a vaccine in 18 months’ time – has no scientific basis whatsoever. Medical researchers have already conceded that a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 may not even be possible , indicating researchers’ inability to develop any type of immunization against previous coronavirus outbreaks such as SARS or MERS.
But even if such a vaccine were possible, serious concerns remain about the safety of developing, testing and delivering such an “amazing vaccine” to “the whole world” in this remarkably short time frame. Even proponents of vaccine development openly fear that the rush to vaccinate billions of people with a largely untested, experimental coronavirus vaccine will itself pose serious risks to the public.
One of these risks is “disease exacerbation”. For more than a decade it has been known that vaccinating against some viral infections – including coronaviruses – actually increases the susceptibility to viral infections or even causes infections in healthy vaccine recipients.
Anthony Fauci: “Now the question of safety. Something I want to make sure the American public understands: it’s not just about safety when you give someone an injection and they might get an idiosyncratic reaction, they might get a little allergic reaction, they might get pain. There is safety associated with that. “Does the vaccine make them worse?” And there are diseases where you can vaccinate somebody, they get infected with what you’re trying to protect them with, however, you actually increase the infection.” (Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence and members of the Coronavirus Task Force in press conference (26 March))
This is not a purely theoretical risk. As researchers trying to develop a vaccine for the original SARS outbreak found, the vaccine actually made the test animals exposed to it more susceptible to the disease. Read here.
Peter Hotez: One of the things we don’t hear much about is the unique potential safety issues of coronavirus vaccines. This was first discovered in the 1960s with the Respiratory Syncytial Virus vaccines, in Washington with the NIH and Children’s National Medical Center. Some of the children who received the vaccine did even worse, and I believe there were two deaths as a result of this study. Because what happened to certain types of vaccines against respiratory viruses, that you get vaccinated and then when you actually come into contact with the virus you get this kind of paradoxical phenomenon of immune boosting, and what – and we don’t quite understand the basis for it. But we are aware that this is a real problem for certain vaccines against respiratory viruses. That killed the RSV program for decades. Now the Gates Foundation is taking it up again. But when we started developing coronavirus vaccines – and our colleagues – we found that laboratory animals were starting to show some of the same immunopathology that was similar to what had happened 50 years earlier. (Video: Hotez Coronavirus Vaccine Safety Certificate)
This particular problem with coronavirus vaccines is compounded by the arbitrary and unscientific timeframe of 18 months that Gates insists on developing the vaccine. To meet this deadline, vaccine developers are being urged to use new and largely untested methods to develop their experimental vaccines, including DNA and mRNA vaccines.
Developing a new vaccine at “warp speed” using experimental technology and then mass-producing and administering billions of doses that are injected “basically all over the world” before adequate testing is ever done is one of the most dangerous experiments in the world of world history – one – that could change the lives of countless people.
It would be unthinkable in any other situation that an experimental vaccine, which was developed in a completely new way and carried out with a special, shortened test scheme, should be administered to adults, children, pregnant women, newborns and the elderly alike. Months ago it would have been maddening to suggest that such a vaccine should be given around the world. But now the public is being urged to accept this premise without question.
Even Gates himself recognizes the inherent risks of such a project. But his concern is not about life, which will be irrevocably changed if vaccines cause harm to the population. Rather, it is about ensuring that pharmaceutical companies and researchers are granted legal immunity for such damage.
“You know, if we have one side effect in 10,000, it’s a lot more – 700,000 people who are going to suffer. So it’s very, very difficult to really understand safety on a gigantic scale across all age groups – you know, pregnant, male, female, malnourished, existing comorbidities – it’s very, very difficult. And this actual decision, “OK, let’s go and give this vaccine to the whole world”, ah, the governments have to be involved because there will be a certain risk and compensation required before a decision can be made. “(Video: CNBC’s full interview with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on the coronavirus pandemic and his work toward a vaccine)
As we saw earlier, in global health, what Bill Gates wants is what the world gets. So it should come as no surprise that immunity is already being worked on for big pharma vaccine manufacturers and vaccine program planners.
In the US, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a statement providing retroactive “liability immunity for activities related to medical countermeasures against COVID-19”, including manufacturers, distributors and programme planners of “any vaccine used to treat, diagnose, cure, prevent or mitigate COVID-19”. Read here.
The declaration was made on 17 March, but is retroactive to all activities until 4 February 2020, the day before the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it would provide $100 million to fund treatment efforts and develop new vaccines against COVID-19. Read here.
The plan to inject every person in the world with an experimental vaccine is not a mistake in Bill Gates’ proposed “Decade of Vaccines”. It is its climax.
The “decade of vaccines” began with a $3.6 million Gates-funded observational study of HPV vaccines in India that, according to a government investigation, violated the human rights of study participants with “gross violations” of consent and failed to properly report adverse events experienced by vaccine recipients. After the deaths of seven girls involved in the study were reported, a parliamentary enquiry concluded that the Gates-funded Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), which conducted the study, had engaged in a scheme to help secure “healthy markets” for GlaxoSmithKline and Merck, the manufacturers of the Gardasil and Cervarix vaccines so generously donated for use in the study: See ‘pdf 3’ end of post.
“If PATH had succeeded in including the HPV vaccine in the universal vaccination program of the affected countries, this would have generated unexpected profits for the manufacturer (s) through automatic sales, year after year, without any advertising or marketing expenditure. It is well known that once a person is accepted into the vaccination program, it becomes politically impossible to stop vaccination ”.
Chandra M. Gulhati, editor of the influential Monthly Index of Medical Specialities, remarked, “It is shocking to see an American organisation using surreptitious methods to establish itself in India,” and Samiran Nundy, editor emeritus of the National Medical Journal of India, lamented that “this is an obvious case of Indians being used as guinea pigs.” Read here.
Throughout the decade, India grew concerned about the influence of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and its corporate partners on the country’s national immunisation programmes. Read here.
In 2016, the steering group of the country’s National Health Mission blamed the government for effectively buying out the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation – the main body advising the government on all issues related to immunisation – from the Gates Foundation. Read here.
As one member of the steering group noted, “The NTAGI Secretariat has been moved from the [Health] Ministry [Government] to the Office of the Public Health Foundation of India, and the 32 staff in that Secretariat are paid by the BMGF. There is a clear conflict of interest: On the one hand, the BMGF finances the secretariat, which is the highest decision-making body for vaccines, and on the other hand, it is a partner of the pharmaceutical industry at GAVI. This is unacceptable ” .
In 2017, the government responded by cutting all financial ties between the advisory group and the Gates Foundation.
Similar stories play out during the Gates Foundation’s “Vaccine Decade”.
There is the meningitis vaccine project, established and funded by the Gates Foundation, which led to the development and testing of MenAfriVac, a vaccine against meningococcal meningitis for $0.50 per dose. The tests led to reports of 40 to 500 children suffering seizures and convulsions and eventually becoming paralysed. Read here.
In 2017, it was confirmed that the Gates-supported oral polio vaccine was indeed responsible for the majority of new polio cases, and follow-up research in 2018 shows that 80 per cent of polio cases are now attributable to the vaccine. Read here. And here.
The 2018 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health concludes that between 2000 and 2017, over 490,000 people in India developed paralysis as a result of the oral polio vaccine. Read here. And See ‘pdf 4’ end of post.
There is even the WHO’s malaria chief, Dr Arata Kochi, who complained in an internal memo that Gates’ influence meant that the world’s leading malaria scientists were now “locked into a ‘cartel’ in which their own research funding is linked to that of other members of the group” and that the foundation was “stifling debate about the best ways to treat and control malaria by prioritising only those methods that rely on new technologies or develop new drugs”. Read here.
Kochi’s 2008 complaint highlights the most common criticism of the global health network that Gates has spun over the past two decades: that the public health industry has become a hype for and for Big Pharma and its partners for the benefit of big business. Read here.
At the time Kochi wrote his memo, Tachi Yamada was the executive director of the Gates Foundation’s global health programme. Read here.
Yamada left his position as chairman of research and development at GlaxoSmithKline to take the position at the Gates Foundation in 2006, and left the foundation five years later to become chief medical and scientific officer at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Yamada’s successor as head of the Gates global health programme, Trevor Mundel, was himself a clinical researcher at Pfizer and Parke-Davis and spent time as head of development at Novartis before joining the foundation. Read here.
This use of foundation funds to set public policies to increase corporate profits is not a secret conspiracy. It is a completely open conspiracy.
When the Center for Global Development formed a working group to “Develop a Practical Approach to Addressing the Vaccine Problem”, they concluded that the best incentive for pharmaceutical companies to produce more vaccines for the Third World is for governments to promise to buy vaccines before they are even developed. They titled their report “Making Markets for Vaccines”. See ‘pdf 5’ end of post.
ALICE ALBRIGHT: The project “Making Markets for Vaccines” was actually intended to address a problem that has existed for a long time, namely insufficient research and development budgets and investment capacity for the development and production of vaccines for the developing world . How can we create better incentives to encourage the pharmaceutical community – the vaccine community – to make products specifically for the developing world?
RUTH LEVINE: Michael Kramer, professor at Harvard, has been dealing with this problem for many years.
OWEN BARDER: He realized that if the rich countries of the world promised they would buy a malaria vaccine if someone made it, it would be an incentive for the pharmaceutical industry to do the research and development necessary to do so. But this idea was unknown. No government had committed itself to buying a product that did not yet exist. “( Video: Creating markets for vaccines)
When the first such “Advanced Market Commitment” was made in 2007 – a $1.5 billion promise to buy yet-to-be-produced vaccines from major pharmaceutical manufacturers – there was the Gates Foundation as the only non-governmental sponsor.
If “introducing new vaccines” and securing healthy markets for them was the goal of Gates’ “Decade of Vaccines”, there can be no doubt that COVID-19 has spectacularly achieved that goal.
And there, at the center of this network, is the Gates Foundation, which is linked to all the major organizations, research institutions, international alliances and vaccine manufacturers involved in the current crisis.
Certainly the Gates – like the Rockefellers – have benefited from their years as “the most generous people on earth”. Strange as it may seem to those who do not understand the true nature of this monopoly cartel, for all these grants and pledges – tens of billions of dollars in commitments – the Gates’ net personal fortune actually doubled during this “decade of vaccines.” , from $ 50 billion to over $ 100 billion.
So is this all about money? Or something else? Is he really a cartoon superhero like some PR stunts suggest?
“Warren Buffet: Hello everyone.
The children: Mr. B.!
David Allen Jones: What is your secret mission about?
Buffet: It’s not my mission, it’s an idea that came from our good friend, Mr. Bill Gates.
Bill Gates: Hello, kids.
Child: The real, real, very personal Bill … Bill …
Other child: He’s saying we’re big fans, Mr. Gates. “
The strange fact that Bill Gates’ hagiographs – PR hacks mostly used by large corporations funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – consistently portray this monotonous software developer as a cartoon superhero who owns his “superpower” (very rich to be) uses to “save the planet”.
Especially in the period just before the pandemic, a conspicuous amount of PR was spread for Bill & Melinda Gates and their goals. This was probably necessary after Gates wanted to give a humanitarian award to the genocidal fascist Narendra Modi. Read here. And it came out that Gates supported technological research led by the sex ring child trafficker Jeffrey Epstein with two million dollars, and the university wanted to cover this up. Read here.
This was followed in September 2019 by a 3h(!) long Netflix PR documentary about him, exclusively promoting and touting his philanthropic actions. Followed by an interview by Forbes in October 2019 in which Bill Gates was asked with deference, “What’s your superpower?” This narrative was then picked up by several media outlets. It’s not new, though. ABC News reported as early as 2009:
“Behind closed doors on this New York campus, a secret gathering of some of the most powerful people in the world: Gates, Buffet, Bloomberg, Winfrey. It was like … well, it was like the “super friends”. “(Elite Billionaires Meet in Secret, Good Morning America, ABC News (video no longer online))
But these cartoon-fueled puff pieces reveal more than they know about Gates and the other mega-rich philanthropists. They try to idolize them: they reveal that the idea of the selfless billionaire do-gooder is such an incredible fiction that it is only suitable for cartoon fare on Saturday mornings.
As we’ve seen in the role of Bill Gates as the global health king, the Gates family’s seemingly selfless generosity through their eponymous foundation has in fact greatly increased their own wealth, with Bill Gates’ personal fortune doubling in the last decade alone. The unimaginable wealth that Gates has amassed is now being used to acquire something far more useful: control. Control not just over the global health authorities who can coordinate a global vaccination program, or over the governments who will commission such an unprecedented campaign, but control over the world’s population itself.
This is an exploration by Bill Gates and the Population Control Network
From a journalistic point of view, Good Moring America’s mind-boggled account of the secret billionaires’ meeting that took place in New York in 2009 was a failure. He listed some of the participants in the meeting and their total assets:
“Gates, Buffet, Bloomberg, Winfrey. Together with other participants in the meeting, including George Soros, Ted Turner, David Rockefeller, they combined are worth more than 125 billion dollars ” .
It reached out to the editor-in-chief of Forbes to find out what it would be like to witness such an accumulation of wealth: “To have been in this room and see this meeting of heads would have been a really fascinating thing.” And he reported dutifully about the reason given by the participants themselves for holding the meeting.
“So much money. So much power at one table. That begs the question of what they did. What are you planning? Total world domination? – This group talked for six hours together about charity, education, emergency relief and global health.”
Before we conclude with another youthful appeal to the comic book superhero story.
“The new Superman and the Wonder Woman. The super rich friends. They don’t fight the bad, but fight for the good, nonetheless. For Good Morning America, John Berman, ABC News. “
Yes, from a journalistic point of view, Berman’s report was a total failure. There was no opportunity to ask the participants about the meeting, no room for criticism of these billionaires or questions about their motives, no opposing journalism of any kind. But as a PR article it was brilliant. It leaves the viewer with the vague feeling that somewhere in New York there was some kind of gathering where rich people – who, let’s not forget, are superheroes – talked about charity. One would have to turn to printed sources to find out that the meeting was held at the personal residence of Sir Paul Nurse, then president of Rockefeller University, that the invitation to the meeting was co-authored by Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and David Rockefeller, or that the purpose of the meeting was to “discuss how inherited wealth could be used to slow the growth of the world’s population”. Read here. And here.
Given that these extremely wealthy and powerful men – including Warren Buffet, David Rockefeller and Ted Turner – have all expressed their belief that the growing human population poses the greatest threat to humanity, it should come as no surprise that they have convened a conference to discuss how best to bring their enormous wealth to bear on the project of reducing the number of people on this earth. Watch here. And here.
Particularly unsurprisingly, participants at the meeting later described Bill Gates – a man who is particularly concerned about population control – as the “most impressive” speaker at the event. Read here.
“Here we see a graph that looks at total world population over the past hundred years, and at first glance, that’s a bit scary. We assume less than a billion in 1800, and then 3, 4, 5, 6 – and 7.4 billion, where we are today, it goes even faster. So Melinda and I wondered if the provision of new drugs and the preservation of children would create a bigger population problem ”. ( Gates via overpopulation video )
“And what the developing countries don’t need are more children. – And I think that was the biggest “aha” moment for Bill and me when we started this work. Because, of course, we asked ourselves the same tough question as you, namely, “If you get into this work where we start saving these children, will women continue to overpopulate the world? And thank God the opposite is the case. ”( Melinda Gates on Population Growth – Video )
“This is a very important question that needs to be resolved because it was absolutely crucial for me. When our foundation was launched, it focused on reproductive health. That was the most important thing we did because I thought, you know, population growth in poor countries is the biggest problem we face. You have to help mothers who want to limit family size have the resources and education to do that. And I thought that was the only thing that really mattered ”. ( Bill Gates on Overpopulation and Poverty – Video )
In recent years, critics have referred to Bill Gates’ own words in which he linked vaccination programs to his goal of reducing population growth.
“Today there are 6.8 billion people in the world. That rises to around nine billion. If we do a really good job with the new vaccines, health care and reproductive health services, we could maybe cut that by 10 or 15 percent. ”( Video: Zero Innovation! | Bill Gates )
SANJAY GUPTA: Ten billion dollars over the next 10 years to make it the Year of the Vaccines. What does that mean exactly?
GATES: Well, we believe that incredible strides can be made in this decade, both by inventing new vaccines and making them available to all the children who need them. We could cut the number of children who die each year from about nine million to half if we succeed in doing so. And the benefits in terms of reducing sick leave, decreasing population growth, that really gives society the chance to take care of itself once you have this procedure. ”(CNN: Sanjay Gupta MD February 5, 2011 )
But as a number of “fact checking websites” – not to mention Bill Gates himself – are quick to discover, this doesn’t mean what it sounds like.
“Bill Gates: What we found is that as their health improves, families choose to have fewer children.” ( Video: Does saving more lives lead to overpopulation? )
“Melinda Gates: The truth is that as people’s lives improve – when children survive, for example, or when girls go to school – people start making decisions based on the expectation that their children will be alive and well will thrive. The result is smaller families and slower population growth. ”( Video: Does Saving Lives Mean Overpopulation? )
“I came across articles that showed that the most important thing you can do to reduce population growth is to improve your health. And that sounds paradoxical. They think, “OK, better health means more children, not fewer children. In fact, parents try to have two children survive into adulthood in order to be able to look after them. And the higher the burden of disease, the more children they have to have to have this high probability. So there is a perfect correlation that the more health improves within half a generation, the lower the population growth rate. “( Video: Bill Gates on overpopulation and global poverty )
Yes, the Gates’ stated plan is to reduce population growth by improving health. But the idea of using vaccines as sterilants – even without the knowledge or consent of the public – is not a conspiracy theory, but a documentable fact.
In its 1968 annual report , the Rockefeller Foundation looked at “the problems facing the population” and complained that “there is little work on immunological methods such as vaccines to reduce fertility and much more research is required if a solution is to be found ” . The Foundation vowed to correct this problem by “funding established and beginning researchers who focus their attention on aspects of reproductive biology research that affect human fertility and its control”. See ‘pdf 6’ end of post.
This was no empty promise. When the Rockefeller Foundation presented its 1988 annual report, it was able to report progress in funding its contraceptive research, including NORPLANT, a contraceptive that is implanted under the skin of a woman’s upper arm and is effective for five years. In its 1988 report, the Rockefeller Foundation was pleased to announce that NORPLANT – developed by the Rockefeller-founded Population Council – “is now approved for marketing in 12 countries”. See ‘pdf 7’ end of post.
The Rockefellers’ Population Council and other research organisations joined forces with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1972 to create a task force on vaccines to regulate fertility.
By 1995, they were able to report progress in “developing a prototype anti-hCG vaccine” that works by combining an immunogen formed from a synthetic peptide of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) – a hormone secreted from the surface of the early embryo that remains implanted in the uterus – with a toxic carrier molecule. The vaccine stimulates an immune response that causes women to develop antibodies to the hormone, preventing them from carrying babies to term.
But starting in the 1990s, a series of scandals surrounding WHO-led vaccination programmes in the developing world led to allegations that tetanus vaccines in places like the Philippines and Kenya were laced with hCG to secretly control populations. The controversy sparked by these allegations prompted global institutions to withdraw from the campaign to advocate for population control through vaccines. Read here. And here.
However, as always, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was there to renew interest and worked with the UK government to host a 2012 London Family Planning Summit, at which the Foundation expressed its support for research, development and funding Announced the spread of injectable contraceptives in developing countries.
Melinda Gates: “You heard me speak earlier about Sadi, who I met in Niger. She had traveled ten miles to get an injection. But let’s ask ourselves what if she hadn’t had to travel to this clinic? If we look at it from her point of view, how can we keep her in her village to get the contraceptives she wants? Well, Pfizer is testing a new form of Depo, the injection, which she can get ten miles. Now it’s being brought into a new shape, a new device that you can give it – it’s very, very small, it’s called Uniject. I believe it is pictured here.
It’s a high quality product. It is effective. It is save. It’s tiny as you can see. And it can be put in a medical kit to give to the woman at the village level. Sadi no longer has to drive ten miles to get the injection. ”( Video: Melinda Gates Keynote Speaker: London Summit on Family Planning | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation )
But the Gates were not content to stop there. In 2014, it was announced that Microchips Biotech, Inc. of Lexington, Massachusetts, had developed a new form of birth control: “a wireless implant that can be turned on and off with a remote control and is designed to last up to 16 years”. Read here. According to MIT Technology Review, the idea came about when Bill Gates visited Robert Langer’s MIT lab in 2012 and asked him if it was possible to develop an implantable birth control device that could be turned on and off with a remote control. Read here.
Langer referred Gates to the controlled-release microchip technology he had invented and licensed to MicroCHIPS Biotechnology, and the Gates Foundation granted the company $20 million to develop the implants. Read here.
By Gates’ own admission, reducing population growth has been a core task of the Gates Foundation since its inception. But where does this computer nerd’s thinking come from? Perhaps he was born with it: William H. Gates II (Bill’s father) is not only co-chair of his son’s foundation but has also been a board member of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. This NGO runs over 650 clinics in the US, which perform abortions in addition to distributing contraceptives. The year 2019 was their record year with 332,757 births prevented and total revenue of $563.8 million and private donations of $630.8 million. Read here.
They even offer chemical abortions through pills, which women can perform themselves in the bathroom at home up to 11 weeks gestation. Long claiming that abortions make up only 3% of their revenue, Planned Parenthood now admits, “Our core mission is to provide, protect and expand access to abortion and reproductive health care.” But to really understand what Gates means by “population control” we need to look beyond the concept of controlling population size. At its most basic level, the “population control” Gates is talking about is not birth control, but population control itself.
To understand the broader population control agenda and its link to the Gates Foundation’s plans, we need to look at a puzzling development that took place in 2017. In that year, Gavi,- the Gates-funded and founded vaccination alliance that brings together the Gates Foundation, the World Health Organisation and the World Bank with vaccine manufacturers to secure “healthy markets” for vaccines – strangely moved away from its core mission of vaccinating every child on the planet to give every child a digital biometric identity. Read here.
The idea was first voiced by Gavi CEO Seth Berkley in a Nature article that year, “Vaccination needs a technology boost”, in which he states that the goal of 100% vaccination cannot be achieved without “secure digital identification systems that can store a child’s medical history”. He then gives a concrete example: Read here.
“We work with a company in India called Khushi Baby that creates off-grid digital health data. A necklace worn by young children contains a unique identification number on a short-range communication chip. Community health workers can scan the chip with a cell phone so they can update a child’s digital records even in remote areas with poor phone coverage.”
This sudden interest in digital identity was not a passing fad for the vaccine alliance. Gavi doubled down on its interest by becoming a founding member of the ID2020 Alliance, a public-private partnership dedicated to spearheading the adoption of a global digital biometric identity standard. Other founding members of the Alliance include Gates’ first company, Microsoft, and the Rockefeller Foundation. Read here.
In 2018, Gavi called for innovation in digital technologies “to find, identify and register the most vulnerable children”. The call specifically called for technologies to capture, store and register young children’s biometric data on “robust biometric devices”. Read here.
Berkley pursued this idea in public appearances as one of the new core tasks of Gavi.
Seth Berkley: “The interesting thing is that people tend to think of birth certificates as some kind of important document. But, you know, the most common, as I mentioned, is no birth certificate, no death certificate, no marriage certificate. The most common connection – the vital registration for the population – is actually a child health card, because we reach more than 90 percent of children with at least one dose of vaccine as part of a routine, so they are in the system. The challenge is that the contact is not integrated into the system. So if you could hook it up then you would have the option of giving them their basic identification documents. You have the opportunity to help them later when they own land or want to have their rights. But, you know, we’re not taking advantage of that at the moment. And this is how the children are seen, they are enrolled in the health centers, but this information is not used for anything else. “( Video: Half-time balance 2018 – Michael Froman and Seth Berkley )
While vaccines and identity appear to be unrelated, Bill Gates has funded research in recent years that can bring these two ideas together.
Late last year, Gates again turned to Robert Langer and his colleagues at MIT to explore new ways to permanently store and record each individual’s vaccination data. The result of their research was a new method of vaccine delivery. Read here.
They found that by using “resolvable microneedles that deliver patterns of near-infrared light-emitting microparticles to the skin”, they could create “particle patterns” in the skin of vaccine recipients that are “invisible to the eye but can be imaged with modified smartphones”. Read here.
Rice University describes the quantum dot tags left by the microneedles as “something like a barcode tattoo”. Read here.
So who was behind this development? As lead researcher Kevin McHugh explains:
“The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation came to us and said, ‘Hey, we have a real problem – knowing who’s vaccinated [. . .] So our idea was to put the person on the file. That way, people can later scan the area to see what vaccines have been given and only give the ones they need. “
The microparticles that make up the fluorescent quantum dot tags are delivered with the vaccine, but they cannot be administered with a conventional syringe. Instead, they must be administered using a patch made of microneedles, which are made from a mixture of soluble sugar and a polymer called PVA, as well as the quantum dot dye and vaccine.
It should come as no surprise, then, that the big pharma vaccine makers – in an effort to create the coronavirus vaccine that Gates says is necessary to “return to normal” – have turned to a novel method of vaccine delivery: a dissolvable one Plaster with microneedles.
Nick Harper: “The polio vaccine was first discovered at the University of Pittsburgh. At the medical center, researchers are now developing a vaccine that is administered using a dissolvable patch called a microneedle patch.
Louis Faolo: Look at it almost like a plaster. And so the microneedle array is simply applied topically to the skin, pressed very briefly, then removed and thrown away, and the antigen is already administered. “( Video: Pharmaceutical companies scramble to produce coronavirus vaccine )
As it turns out, this new, vaccinated, barcode-like tattoo is about a lot more than just making sure kids get all of the vaccinations recommended by Gavi.
In a recent “Ask Me Anything” thread on reddit, the question was asked: “What changes do we need to make to the way businesses operate to sustain our economy while providing social distancing?” To which Bill Gates replied, “Eventually we’ll have some digital certificates showing who’s recovered, who’s been tested recently, or once we have a vaccine, who’s received it.” Read here.
In his response, Gates neglects to mention that he himself was instrumental in initiating and funding research into the very types of digital vaccination certificates he talks about, or those “digital certificates” – which are Initially it is likely to be a digital marking combined with a biometric ID – it could one day take the form of quantum dot tattoos implanted in the vaccine.
But, as in so many other aspects of the developing crisis, Gates’ unscientific proclamation is that we will need digital certificates to prove our immunity in the “new normal” of the post-coronavirus world …
“Ultimately we will need certificates that certify who a rescued person is, who is a vaccinated person.” ( Video: How we must respond to the coronavirus pandemic | Bill Gates )
. . . . .is now being implemented by a number of governments. It is now reported that Onfido, a tech start-up specialising in AI-based biometric ID verification, is in talks with the UK government to provide the kind of “digital certification” Gates mentioned, called an “immunity passport”.
The proposed system would require prospective workers to use the app provided by Onfido to scan their face or other biometric data, link that information to a SARS-CoV-2 antibody test (or finally, evidence of coronavirus vaccination ) and then every time they want access to a limited space or work environment, take a picture of them and have their immunity checked.
Last month, Onfido announced that it had raised $50 million in an investment round led by Bill Gates’ old company Microsoft. Read here.
However, this is not Gates’ first experience with biometric identity.
A decade ago, the Indian government embarked on what has been called the “World’s Greatest Social Experiment”: enrolling over a billion people in the largest biometric identification database ever built. The project – iris scanning and fingerprinting the entire Indian population, capturing their biometric data in a central database and issuing a 12-digit identity number to prove residency and demonstrate access to government services, all within a few years – posed an incredible social, legal and technological challenge. Watch here.
It is no surprise, then, that the person brought on board as chief architect of the Aadhaar project at its launch -Andan Nilekani, co-founder of the Indian multinational Infosys- is also a long-time friend of Bill Gates and a partner of Bill and Melinda Gates in a “philanthropic” project called Co-Impact, which supports “initiatives to address major social challenges at scale”.
Nilekani’s involvement in Aadhaar has even made him one of Gates’ “heroes”, featured in slick video promotions by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Watch here.
“Gates: My friend, Nandan Nilekani, is one of the most famous entrepreneurs in India. He led the development of the world’s largest biometric ID system. Now he’s working on promoting his platform to improve the lives of the world’s poorest people. Read here.
Nandar Nilekani: There are more than a billion people in the world who do not have ID. You can’t do anything in life without an ID because people are mobile, they are migrants. And wherever they go, whether they want a job, or whether they want to get on a train, or whether they want a bank account or a mobile connection, if the person has no way of proving who they are then they will they simply cannot access these services. So the challenge we faced was how do we give a billion people, many of whom do not have a birth certificate, how do we give them ID?
Aadhaar is the largest digital ID system in the world and is entirely based on biometrics to ensure uniqueness. Our registration was very simple: name, address, date of birth, gender, email ID and phone number if you wish, as well as the biometric data. The ten fingerprints from both hands, the irises of both eyes and a photo. And in a few days he’ll get his Aadhaar number in the mail. And that’s how a billion people got their IDs . “
And Gates personally praised the Aadhar program as “a great asset to India”.
“Well, Aadhaar is a great asset to India. It was designed very well. The fact that it is so easy to make digital payments that you can open a bank account. . . India is a leader in this. As you know, our foundation worked with the Reserve Bank. You know, Nandar Nilekani and a group of people he brought together did a great job. ” ( Video: Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates Talks About Digitizing Aadhar Cards | Exclusive )
But Gates is not just an admirer of the aadhaar experiment. He is not only personally connected to his chief architect. He is also associated with one of the key companies that advanced the technology underlying the project’s biometric database.
The company that supplies the iris recognition technology at the heart of the Aadhaar system, Idemia, also supplies facial recognition systems for the Chinese government and is currently developing digital driver’s licences for use in the United States. Idemia has even developed the Khushi baby identification necklaces with embedded microchips that Gavi CEO Seth Berkley touted in his Nature article. Not surprisingly, the company has received support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through its participation in the GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab. Read here.
And now Gates is funding a program to convert Aadhaar for global rollout.
In 2014, the World Bank established a cross-sectoral working group to launch the Identification for Development Initiative (ID4D), which aims to “support progress towards identification systems, using 21st century solutions”. Read here.
The World Bank cites Goal 16.9 of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as the basis for its initiative, which states that in the next ten years “all people should be granted legal identity, including birth registration”. Read here.
But ID4D was little more than a pipe dream until 2016, when the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation made “catalytic contributions” to launch the ID4D Multi-Donor Trust Fund, which enticed the governments of the UK, France and Australia, along with the Omidyar Network, into a partnership aimed at “shaping global approaches and a shared vision for identification”. Read here.
Not surprisingly, this World Bank ID4D initiative includes Nandar Nilekani -Gates’ partner and the chief architect of Aadhaar – and Gates said he was funding the World Bank “to take this Aadhaar approach to other countries”. Read here.
This hasty rush to capture the biometric details and assign a digital identification to every person on earth is being sold to the public under the guise of “financial inclusion”. The poorest people on the planet have difficulty accessing financial services and receiving government aid because they do not have official government identification. In this wording, the issuance of a government ID – in which the biometric data of the person is registered by the government, tracked and stored in a database – is a “human right” that must be “secured”.
It should come as no surprise at this point that this “human right” also has direct benefits for big business and for companies that want to exercise greater control over the human population.
Gates gave a glimpse into the real purpose of this identification control grid in a speech at the Financial Inclusion Forum hosted by the US Treasury Department in 2015.
“Every country really needs to look through these KYC-know your customer rules to make sure customers are able to prove who they are. But of course, many countries don’t have any type of ID system. And the lack of an ID system is a problem, not just for the payment system, but also for the electoral system, health and education, and taxation. And so it’s a wonderful thing to have a broad identification system.
Again, India is a very interesting example of where the aadhaar system, which is a 12-digit identifier correlated to biometric measurements, is catching on across the country and will form the basis of how we are making this low-cost transition for every mobile phone user in India. The same thing is now happening in Pakistan, and there are initial approaches to creating these ID programs in Africa as well.
We anticipate that we will be able to use the IDs in such a way that if you show up at a government agency – e.g. when you go to a primary health care clinic – you will be able to use that Bio-ID very quickly and access your electronic health record. Even if you have moved from one part of the country to the other, you will be well tracked and well served with almost as little paperwork or waiting. And so the ID system is fundamental. ”( Video: Bill Gates at the Financial Inclusion Forum, December 1, 2015)
The ID control grid is an essential part of the digitization of the economy. And while this is being sold as an opportunity for the “financial inclusion” of the world’s poorest in the banking system offered by the likes of Gates and his banking and business associates, it is actually a system of financial exclusion . Exclusion of any person or transaction that does not have the approval of the government or payment providers.
Gates: “Once the financial flows go underground – where a lot of legitimate transactions mingle with those you want to track – and when they go through a digital system that the US has no connection with, the transactions are much harder to find whom you want to know or who you want to block. “
Again, this is not a purely theoretical talk by Gates. He was closely involved in this process of converting the world to a digital payment grid that is tied to biometric identity.
In 2012, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation helped establish the Better Than Cash Alliance, which brings together governments, international organisations and the private sector “to accelerate the transition from cash to digital payments worldwide”. Read here.
And when the Indian government took the bold step of expropriating large amounts of its circulating currency in order to return off-accounting funds to the jurisdiction of the Indian tax office, Gates praised the move as an important step in creating a bold new digital economy, of course in connection with the Aadhaar ID grid.
“The bold step of dismantling high-quality denominations and replacing them with new notes with higher security features is an important step in moving from a shadow economy to an even more transparent economy. And I really believe that digital transactions will increase dramatically here. I even believe that India will be the most digitized economy in the next few years. Not just by size, but also by percentage. All parts come together now.
One part of this that we have been happy to consult with the government on to make sure it comes together in the right way is the upcoming introduction of payment banks. This will really mean for the first time that you will have full currency capability on these digital phones. Once you have that digital infrastructure, the whole way you think about benefits to government can be different. Over time, all those transactions will leave a footprint, and when you apply for a loan, being able to access the history that you’ve paid your utility bills on time, that you’ve saved money for your children’s education, all those things in your digital trail that you can access appropriately will allow the credit market to properly assess the risk, freeing up more money for investment, not just in the agricultural sector, but for all entrepreneurs in the country.” (Video: PM at Niti Ayog’s lecture series: Microsoft founder Bill Gates addresses India’s top policymakers)
The different pieces of this population control grid fit together like pieces of a puzzle. The vaccination drive is linked to the biometric identity drive, which is linked to the drive of the cashless society.
In Gates’ vision, everyone will receive government-mandated vaccinations and everyone will have their biometric data captured in nationally administered, globally integrated digital IDs. These digital identities will be tied to all of our actions and transactions, and if they are deemed illegal the government – or even payment providers – will simply shut them down.
The Indian experiment of pioneering this biometric digital economy – an experiment that Gates was so closely involved in – is also a perfect example of how such a system can be abused.
In January 2018, a report in The Tribune revealed that full details, including name, address, postcode, photograph, phone number and email of all over one billion Indians registered in Aadhaar were available on WhatsApp for Rs 500, or about $7. Read here.
The Unique Identification Authority of India, which administers the Aadhaar scheme, was forced to admit that about 210 websites, including those of the central government and state ministries, displayed the list of government beneficiaries with their names, addresses, other details and Aadhaar numbers.
More worryingly, newly obtained documents show that the Indian government is integrating the data collected by Aadhaar to create a “360-degree database” that “automatically tracks when a citizen moves between cities, changes jobs or buys a new property” and integrates this data into a real-time geospatial database created by the country’s space agency, ISRO. Read here.
Only the deliberately dullest could claim to fail to see the nightmarish ramifications for this kind of all-seeing, all-pervasive society, where every transaction and every move of every citizen is monitored, analyzed and recorded in a database by the government in real time. And Bill Gates is one of those deliberately dumb people.
SHEREEN BAHN: “A current debate in India and around the world revolves around data. Well, you were an advocate of aadhaar, you supported and defended it. And I think the questions are not about whether it is a good idea or not, but whether it should be made mandatory for every citizen for every possible service. Because it was intended that people who have access to government subsidies, use the Aadhaar card to avoid duplication and leakage. So the question is that India is still struggling to create a framework for the protection of privacy, a regulation for the protection of privacy, a data protection provision. In this context, does it make sense to associate Aadhaar with all possible services,
GATES: Well, aadhaar is just something that saves you from posing as someone else. That you know, you can have fake people on your payroll on the sidewalk. Aadhaar, you know, prevents you from being on the payroll as an illegal worker. It prevents you from collecting things that you shouldn’t be collecting or from accessing a medical record that you shouldn’t have access to.
So the basic aadhaar mechanism is an identity mechanism. And so it is a shame if someone thinks, because Aadhaar is there, that this in and of itself creates a problem with privacy. ” ( Video: Future Ready with Bill Gates (Exclusive Interview) | Bill Gates & Melinda Gates : The Philanthropists )
Gates’ answer is, of course, insincere. The real purpose of a globally integrated ID grid and cashless payment architecture is to remove privacy from our lives.
It should come as no surprise, then, that this man, who is not concerned about the privacy implications of a global, real-time electronic ID and digital payment grid, is also one of the major investors in EarthNow LLC, a company that promises to deploy “a large constellation of advanced imaging satellites that will provide real-time, continuous video from almost anywhere on Earth.” See ‘pdf 8’ end of post.
No, this Gates-driven agenda is not about money. It’s about control. Control over every aspect of our daily life, from where we go, who we go to, who we meet, what we buy, and what we do.
The irony is that this billionaire “philanthropist”, so often portrayed as a cartoon superhero because of his staggering generosity, in reality resembles a comic book supervillain like no other, right down to the use of his enormous wealth to fund Harvard University’s research into dimming the sun by spraying particles into the stratosphere. Read here.
Bill Gates has never been elected and no citizen has ever been asked what we think of real-time satellite video surveillance, what we think of Gates’ and Rockefeller’s population reduction plans and what we think of his vision of a complete population control network! If we were to ask Italian MP Sara Cunial, Bill Gates would have to go behind bars: she had courage and demanded in the Italian Parliament that he be charged with ‘crimes against humanity’. Watch here.
Neither did Bill have a say on that fateful day in 1998, when suddenly three cream cakes were rattled in his face on the way to a meeting in Brussels 😉
But once again we are driven back to that question. Who is this person? What ideology drives this pursuit of control? And what is the ultimate goal of this pursuit?
Who is Bill Gates?
1. Voluntary contributions by fund and by contributor, 2018
2. Report 9: Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID-19 mortality and healthcare demand
3. Parliament of India – Alleged Irregularities in the Conduct of Studies using Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine by Path in India (Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare)
4. Correlation between Non-Polio Acute Flaccid Paralysis Rates with Pulse Polio Frequency in India
5. Making Markets for Vaccines Ideas to action
6. The Rockfeller Fioundation Annual Report – 1968
7. The Rockfeller Fioundation Annual Report – 1988
8. EarthNow to deliver real-time video via large satellite constellation