Nov. 3, 2011 - The right-wing Seattle Times announced that Forbes has named Bill Gates the fifth most powerful person in the world, behind President Barack Obama, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, China's President Hu Jintao, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Ah, Forbes. I'll never forget the time Forbes published an article about "education reform" in Seattle, starring their favorite comic book hero, John Stanford, the George Bush of public education. The author brazenly LIED, claiming teachers were impeding education reform, even making grossly exaggerated claims about their salaries while ignoring overpaid school officials (like John Stanford).
When I called Forbes on their bald-faced lies, they insisted that they had done their homework, and their factoids must be right. Liars.
However, this claim can't be far from the truth. Bill Gates is an incredibly powerful individual...conceivably the most powerful man on the planet. He was powerful (i.e. rich) under Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and he'll still be a force to reckon with after Obama leaves the White House.
Obama's one helluva Uncle Tom, and he orchestrated the murder of Gaddafi and unmanned drone assassinations in Somalia. In other words, he's waging war against Africa. But Bill Gates will probably profit from the recolonization of Africa more than any other individual.
I wasn't surprised to learn that Gates "donated" money to the capital of the new nation of South Sudan, and I strongly suspect Libya was destroyed partly to eliminate competition with the Bill Gates/Monsanto "Greening of Africa" campaign, which would be more accurately billed Putting More Green in Bill Gates' Pockets by turning Africa into one big corporate agricultural dump.
In summary, few would disagree with the claim that Bill Gates is one of the most powerful people on the planet. What people need to understand is that he's also one of the most evil - and dangerous.Bill Gates fifth most powerful person in the world, says Forbes