BillG - not a force for good by any means

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An excellent quote and some links to other projects of his that have not done well for anyone.

From  Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. writing at Lew Rockwell's site:

Bill Gates and Neo-Feudalism: A Closer Look at Farmer Bill
“Gates has a Napoleonic concept of himself, an appetite that derives from power and unalloyed success, with no leavening hard experience, no reverses.” — Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, presiding judge in the Gates/Microsoft antitrust-fraud case

The global lockdowns that Bill Gates helped orchestrate and cheerlead have bankrupted more than 100,000 businesses in the U.S. alone and plunged a billion people into poverty and deadly food insecurity that, among other devastating harms, kill 10,000 African children monthly — while increasing Gates’ wealth by $20 billionHis $133 billion fortune makes him the world’s fourth wealthiest man.

Gates has been using that newfound cash to expand his power over global populations by buying devalued assets at fire-sale prices and maneuvering for monopoly control over public healthprivatizing prisonsonline education and global communications while promoting digital currencieshigh tech surveillancedata harvesting systems and artificial intelligence.

A very long and very damning article with links to data to back up Kennedy's assertions.

I hold to what I have said earlier - BillG is not that smart.  He is competitive as all hell and he has a cutthroat business sense.  Neither of these are bad things at all and they have served him very well. BillG started with a very simple idea and purchased the core for MS-DOS and the core for Windows and built these up into a world standard.  I am typing this on a Windows machine and have zero problem with using it or with BillG's success. He put in thousands of sleepless nights building MSFT into what it is today.

That being said, he is not that smart.  I am betting that he read Isaac Asimov's Foundation series as a kid and he pictures himself to be another Hari Seldon.  Unfortunately, Seldon is a fictional character and although Isaac let him be wrong a few times, these were never catastrophic - they were more literary devices to accentuate the Hero's Journey of the tale.

There is a saying that: "In theory, there is no difference between theory and the real world. In the real world, there is." I bet that in BillG's mind, he does not see the distinction.  He patterns himself after a fictional character in a fictional story and is expecting everything to work out just peachy.  He needs to get the fsck off the world stage, hang out with his family and stop trying to meddle with the rest of us.  He is not that smart and he only messes up when he tries.

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