I was just reflecting on how scarce globetrotter corporate philanthropist and career criminal Bill Gates has made himself in Latin America when I read that he was recently kicked out of Brazil (Brazil puts dent in Bill Gates' Amazon adventure).
According to the article, it was Gates' third trip to the Amazon, still not terribly impressive considering his frequent forays to Africa (where he pretends to care about kids), India and China (where he pisses on rich people he claims aren't as generous as he is) and Davos, Switzerland (where he babbles about his "creative capitalism").
Yet Gates used to visit South America quite frequently, where he would bribe government officials to use Microsoft software in their school systems. So what happened; is he afraid of the Bolivarian Revolution? Is he afraid that people who were smart enough to see George W. Bush for the monster he is might also see through Gates' media halo?
Is it possible that my article Chavez vs Gates might have even made Gates think twice about visiting the region long exploited by the U.S.?
Another pertinent question: Why is Gates interested in the Amazon. It would be utterly absurd to think that one of the world's biggest assholes might be interested in viewing wildlife, helping local schools or finding a vaccine that works against piranhas. No, Gates can only be dreaming of exploiting the Amazon, just as he has teamed up with Monsanto to exploit Africa.
So kudos to the Brazilians for giving Bill Gates the boot, which I think is a nice prelude to the next World Cup soccer games and the Olympics, both of which will be held in Brazil, a nation that has gone a long ways in throwing off the Imperialist Yankee yoke.