As I write this (Feb. 12, 2012), genetically modified (GMO) food is making headlines - on Facebook, at least. GMO foods are reportedly being banned in one country after another, with Monsanto and Dow Chemical getting lots of bad press in the process.
The bad news: These reports almost never mention Bill Gates!
This isn’t just irritating (for me, at least); it’s just plain stupid. For those who don’t get it, let me explain.
Criticizing corporate corruption and ranting about various issues is cool, but it isn’t the end game. Criticizing corporate corruption in the abstract may not be a waste of time, but it’s terribly inefficient. How are you going to hold Mr. Corporate Corruption accountable - throw him in jail?
There can be no justice or true reform without accountability, and accountability means naming names. Of course, Bill Gates isn’t the only villain; there are literally millions of people around the world who need a dose of accountability. But some are obviously bigger players than others, and few are bigger than Gates.
In fact, Mr. Phony Philanthropist is probably the biggest spokesman for genetically modified food on the planet. That’s right, the man who thinks he’s God’s gift to education reform and who’s single-handedly vanquishing disease has been telling people that GMO food is the only solution for a hungry planet. Of course, he doesn’t even mention the consequences and tradeoffs; as far as Gates is concerned, there are none.
Bill Gates just wants to make as much money as he can before he dies. Money is the fuel that powers Gates’ megalomania. But this story is bigger than Bill Gates.
Anyone following current events may have heard about a new cold war shaping up between the U.S. and China, with Africa likely one of the major battlegrounds. In fact, the U.S. has long been at war with Africa. Bill Gates and his bastard attorney father were using Africa as one big public relations backdrop long before the U.S. government got all but two or three nations to sign on with George W. Bush’s Africom program, which was officially designed to fight the terrorism that really never existed in Africa to a significant extent.
Libya was one of the countries that never bit the Africom bait. Before he was murdered by NATO, Muammar Gaddafi was developing a vast underground aquifer, threatening to turn Libya - which already boasted one of Africa’s highest standards of living - into Africa’s breadbasket. That would have meant obvious competition for Monsanto and Bill Gates, who are hard at work sewing genetically modified seeds in one African country after another.
Could Monsanto and Bill Gates have played some kind role in the invasion of Libya? Bill Gates certainly never criticized NATO. In fact, Mr. Compassion never has anything to say about war crimes committed by NATO. Is he suffering from compassion fatigue?
And it isn’t just about GMO food. Gates’ obsession with vaccinating the unclean masses he loves to exploit needs to be scrutinized; he wouldn’t be doing it if he didn’t stand to make a lot of money. Mr. Know-It-All is also promoting nuclear energy, especially in China. And the gazillionaire who has probably never reformed a single school in his life is still jerking teachers and students around with his public relations stunts and errant experiments.
To get back to the point, even activists and armchair political junkies are ominously quiet about Bill Gates. Have they succumbed to the corporate media’s 24/7 Bill-Gates-Is-God blitz?
If you write something about GMO food, Monsanto or the de facto recolonization of Africa, do us all a favor and MENTION BILL GATES.
What would help enormously is some good Bill Gates art, like the two pictures at the top of the page. The picture on the left is a classic - and I was beginning to wonder if it might be the last of its kinds. It’s amazingly hard to find even flattering pictures of Gates that are in the public domain.
The picture on the right made my day; it’s the first political satire cartoon I’ve seen that draws a bead on Bill Gates’ vaccine dementia. It proves the maxim a picture is worth a thousand words.
We desperately need similar artwork drawing the connection between Bill Gates and GMO foods, nuclear energy and education deform. We need cartoons that put a little meat on the countless conspiracy theories swirling around Bill Gates - like an image of Bill Gates stabbing Gaddafi in the back.