While philanthropy is considered noble, some philanthropists appear to be doing far more harm than good with their donated millions. Bill Gates, who cofounded Microsoft in 1975, is perhaps one of the most dangerous philanthropists in modern history, having poured billions of dollars into global health initiatives that stand on shaky scientific and moral ground.
Gates' answers to the problems of the world are consistently focused on building corporate profits through highly toxic methods, be it chemical agriculture and GMOs, or pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines.1 Rarely, if ever, do we find Gates promoting clean living or inexpensive holistic health strategies.
Gates Donates Billions to Private Companies
A March 17, 2020, article2 in The Nation titled, "Bill Gates' Charity Paradox," details "the moral hazards surrounding the Gates Foundation's $50 billion charitable enterprise, whose sprawling activities over the last two decades have been subject to remarkably little government oversight or public scrutiny."
As noted in this article, Gates discovered an easy way to gain political power — "one that allows unelected billionaires to shape public policy" — namely charity. Gates has described his charity strategy as "catalytic philanthropy," one in which the "tools of capitalism" are leveraged to benefit the poor.
The only problem is that the true beneficiaries of Gates' philanthropic endeavors tend to be those who are already rich beyond comprehension, including Gates' own charitable foundation. The poor, on the other hand, end up with costly solutions like patented GMO seeds and vaccines that in some instances have done far more harm than good. (For a few examples, see the following references.3,4,5) The Nation reports:6
"Through an investigation of more than 19,000 charitable grants the Gates Foundation has made over the last two decades, The Nation has uncovered close to $2 billion in tax-deductible charitable donations to private companies … which are tasked with developing new drugs, improving sanitation in the developing world, developing financial products for Muslim consumers, and spreading the good news about this work.
The Gates Foundation even gave $2 million to Participant Media to promote Davis Guggenheim's previous documentary film 'Waiting for Superman,' which pushes one of the foundation's signature charity efforts, charter schools — privately managed public schools. This charitable donation is a small part of the $250 million the foundation has given to media companies and other groups to influence the news.
'It's been a quite unprecedented development, the amount that the Gates Foundation is gifting to corporations … I find that flabbergasting, frankly,' says Linsey McGoey, a professor of sociology at the University of Essex and author of the book 'No Such Thing as a Free Gift.'
'They've created one of the most problematic precedents in the history of foundation giving by essentially opening the door for corporations to see themselves as deserving charity claimants at a time when corporate profits are at an all-time high.'"
Companies that have received large donations from the Gates Foundation include GlaxoSmithKline, Unilever, IBM, Vodafone, Scholastic Inc. and NBC Universal Media.7,8
Those Calling the Shots Stand to Gain the Most
In the video above, Spiro Skouras reviews how the global COVID-19 pandemic is being used to snatch freedom and liberty away from us, and the role Gates is playing in the process.
"We have been encouraged to sacrifice our liberty for a false sense of security, being conditioned more and more each day to rely on the state for protection and now many of us find ourselves relying on the state to pay our bills," Skouras says.9
"Some are beginning to see that there may be more to the official story than what we are led to believe. The very few may have seen this coming and are waiting for the next phase of what very well could be another step closer to global governance.
The exact same individuals and government agencies, in addition to global institutions who stand to benefit the most, are the ones calling the shots."
Gates, surely, fits the description of someone who is both calling the shots and stands to gain handsomely from the COVID-19 pandemic. How? First, by investing in the same industries he's giving charitable donations to and, second, by promoting a global public health agenda that benefits the companies he's invested in and supports.
How Gates' Foundation Benefits From Its Own Donations
For example, in 2014, a Mastercard affiliate, MasterCard Labs for Financial Inclusion, received a $19 million donation10,11 "to 'increase usage of digital financial products by poor adults' in Kenya," The Nation reports, adding:12
"The credit card giant had already articulated its keen business interest in cultivating new clients from the developing world's 2.5 billion unbanked people, McGoey says, so why did it need a wealthy philanthropist to subsidize its work? And why are Bill and Melinda Gates getting a tax break for this donation?"
Indeed, those are sensible questions that need serious review. The Mastercard donation also appears to have benefited the Gates Foundation, making an investigation into Gates' "philanthropy" all the more necessary.
As explained by The Nation, at the time of that donation, the Gates Foundation had "substantial financial investments in Mastercard through its holdings in Warren Buffett's investment company, Berkshire Hathaway."
That's not the only questionable donation on record. The Nation found "close to $250 million in charitable grants from the Gates Foundation to companies in which the foundation holds corporate stocks and bonds." In other words, the Gates Foundation is giving money to companies that it owns stocks in and will benefit financially from.
As a result, the Foundation and Gates himself continue to increase their wealth. Part of this growth in wealth also appears to be due to the tax breaks given for charitable donations. In short, it's a perfect money-shuffling scheme that limits taxes while maximizing income generation.
Companies that have received donations that in turn made money for the Gates Foundation include Merck, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Vodafone, Sanofi, Ericsson, LG, Medtronic, Teva and "numerous startups," The Nation writes, adding:
"A foundation giving a charitable grant to a company that it partly owns — and stands to benefit from financially — would seem like an obvious conflict of interest …
Tax scholars like Ray Madoff, a law professor at Boston College, indicate that multibillionaires see tax savings of at least 40 percent — which, for Bill Gates, would amount to $14 billion …
Madoff, like many tax experts, stresses that these billions of dollars in tax savings have to be seen as a public subsidy — money that otherwise would have gone to the U.S. Treasury to help build bridges, do medical research, or close the funding gap at the IRS …
If Bill and Melinda Gates don't pay their full freight in taxes, the public has to make up the difference or simply live in a world where governments do less and less (educating, vaccinating, and researching) and superrich philanthropists do more and more.
'I think people often confuse what wealthy people are doing on their own dime and what [they're] doing on our dime, and that's one of the big problems about this debate,' Madoff notes.
'People say, 'It's the rich person's money [to spend as they wish].' But when they get significant tax benefits, it's also our money. And so that's why we need to have rules about how they spend our money.'"
Take Action — Demand an Investigation
If donating to for-profit companies sounds oddly illegal to you, you'd be right. Gates is a tax evader for doing so — he's simply getting away with it. The nonprofit foundation is a disguise to avoid taxes while funding the research arms of for-profit organizations that his foundation is invested in.
In reality, Bill and Melinda Gates should be given federal prison sentences, and while not directly spelled out, I believe that's really the point of The Nation's article. Using nonprofit money to advance research for companies you're invested in is illegal.
If you are as repulsed by the fact that Gates is getting away with this illegal behavior as much as I am, then I encourage you to contact the IRS Whistleblower Office and ask them to investigate Gates' tax evasion. You can also file a consumer complaint with the Washington State Attorney General's office.
Gates' Pro-Patent Agenda Limits Reforms
That Gates philanthropic endeavors protect his own investments can also be seen in his pro-patent stance. James Love, director of the nonprofit Knowledge Ecology International pointed out to The Nation that Gates:13
"… uses his philanthropy to advance a pro-patent agenda on pharmaceutical drugs, even in countries that are really poor … He's undermining a lot of things that are really necessary to make drugs affordable … He gives so much money to [fight] poverty, and yet he's the biggest obstacle on a lot of reforms."
Gates is a staunch and longtime defender of the drug industry, and his intent to further the pharmaceutical agenda can clearly be seen in the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Gates' COVID-19 Plan — Vaccinate Global Population
As reported by Forbes,14 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $100 million to fight the global COVID-19 outbreak. As much as $20 million will reportedly go to agencies such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization to be used for front-line detection, containment and treatment efforts.
Another $20 million is earmarked for at-risk populations in Africa and South Asia while the remaining $60 million is to be used for vaccine development, diagnostics and other treatments.
Vaccines are clearly one of Gates' mainstay "solutions" to most diseases. Gates has gone on record saying the U.S. needs disease surveillance and a national tracking system15 that could involve vaccine records embedded on our bodies (such as invisible ink quantum dot tattoos described in a Science Translational Medicine paper.16,17)
In fact, he's stated that life will not go back to normal until we have the ability to vaccinate the entire global population against COVID-19. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has echoed this exact sentiment as well, as if they're reading the same cue card.
It would not surprise me if they were, seeing how the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation collaborates with both the NIAID and WHO "to increase coordination across the international vaccine community and create a Global Vaccine Action Plan."18
Fauci is on Gate's Leadership Council board charged with developing this vaccine action plan, as is WHO's former director general Dr. Margaret Chan. As explained in a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation press release:
"The Global Vaccine Action Plan will enable greater coordination across all stakeholder groups — national governments, multilateral organizations, civil society, the private sector and philanthropic organizations — and will identify critical policy, resource, and other gaps that must be addressed to realize the life-saving potential of vaccines."
Gates influence over global health policies has been criticized for years, yet nothing has been done to limit it. If anything, his power has only grown, and warnings that his corporate interests may undermine public health policy now appears to have come true. As reported by Politico in 2017:19
"Some billionaires are satisfied with buying themselves an island. Bill Gates got a United Nations health agency in Geneva. Over the past decade, the world's richest man has become the World Health Organization's second biggest donor, second only to the United States and just above the United Kingdom …
The Gates Foundation has pumped more than $2.4 billion into the WHO since 2000 … This largesse gives him outsized influence over its agenda … The result, say his critics, is that Gates' priorities have become the WHO's …
Some health advocates fear that because the Gates Foundation's money comes from investments in big business, it could serve as a Trojan horse for corporate interests to undermine WHO's role in setting standards and shaping health policies."
Vaccinate or Become a Social Outcast?
According to statements made by Gates, societal and financial normalcy may never return to those who refuse vaccination, as the digital vaccination certificate Gates is pushing for might ultimately be required to go about your day-to-day life and business.
An April 4, 2020, article by OffGuardian comments on Gates' March 24, 2020, interview with Chris Anderson, the curator of TED (which runs TED Talks) above:20
"Shockingly, Gates … suggests people be made to have a digital ID showing their vaccination status, and that people without this 'digital immunity proof' would not be allowed to travel. Such an approach would mean very big money for vaccine producers."
Again, vaccine producers stand to make enormous amounts of money from any given pandemic, and the Gates Foundation is both funding and making investment profits from vaccine makers. Is it any wonder then that Gates is trying to indoctrinate people into thinking there are no other answers? When asked by Anderson about the economic ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gates says:
"It is really tragic that the economic effects of this are very dramatic … But … bringing the economy back … that's more of a reversible thing than bringing people back to life. So, we're going to take the pain in the economic dimension, huge pain, in order to minimize the pain in disease and death dimension."
As noted by OffGuardian, Gates' statement:21
"… goes directly against the imperative to balance the benefits and costs of the screening, testing and treatment measures for each ailment — as successfully promulgated for years by, for example, the Choosing Wisely campaign — to provide the maximum benefit to individual patients and society as a whole. Even more importantly … there may be dramatically more deaths from the economic breakdown than from COVID-19 itself …
Millions could potentially die from suicide, drug abuse, lack of medical coverage or treatment, poverty and lack of food access, on top of other predictable social, medical and public-health problems stemming from the response to COVID-19."
Gates Explains Economic Shutdown
At 33:45 in the interview, Gates goes on to reveal what appears to be a stunning insider's insight into the current economic shutdown:
"We don't want to have a lot of recovered people … To be clear, we're trying — through the shut-down in the United States — to not get to 1% of the population infected … I believe we will be able to avoid that with having this economic pain."
In other words, if we are to believe Gates, we're sacrificing the financial stability and sanity of hundreds of millions of Americans in order to prevent the infection rate from hitting 1% of the population.
Keep in mind, the death rate for COVID-19 now appears to be on par with seasonal influenza, according to Fauci,22 so the vast majority of those infected end up recovering after mild illness, and have antibodies that should provide them with long-lasting immunity. Clearly, if you want to make money from a vaccine, you don't want people to develop immunity naturally, and this is precisely what Gates is admitting to. As noted by OffGuardian:23
"Gates and his colleagues far prefer to create a vast, hugely expensive, new system of manufacturing and selling billions of test kits, and in parallel very quickly developing and selling billions of antivirals and vaccines.
And then, when the virus comes back again a few months later and most of the population is unexposed and therefore vulnerable, selling billions more test kits and medical interventions."
Gates Leads Medical Tyranny Agenda
The short video above summarizes some of the points I've touched on in this article so far and reviews how the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation influences public health policy at the very highest levels through a vast web of personal and organizational interconnections.
Gates has a history of "predicting" global pandemics with vast numbers of deaths,24 and with his call for a tracking system to keep tabs on infected/noninfected and vaccinated/unvaccinated individuals, he's ensuring an unimaginably profitable future for the vaccine makers he supports and makes money from via his Foundation investments.
In an April 9, 2020, Children's Health Defense article,25 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. further details Gates' vaccine agenda. As noted by Kennedy:
"Vaccines, for Bill Gates, are a strategic philanthropy that feed his many vaccine-related businesses (including Microsoft's ambition to control a global vaccination ID enterprise26) and give him dictatorial control of global health policy."
The vaccination ID enterprise Kennedy mentions refers to a program called ID2020, launched in 2019, which is designed to "leverage immunization as an opportunity to establish digital identity."27
This digital identity system is said to carry "far-reaching implications for individuals' access to services and livelihoods," so to think that Gates' call for implantable COVID-19 vaccine certificates would be limited to that alone would likely be a grave mistake.
It's not so far-fetched to imagine a future in which your vaccine certificate simply replaces personal identifications such as your driver's license, state ID card, Social Security card and passport.
Wall Street Journal Wants Us to Pity Gates
As people are starting to see the truth, Gates' social media accounts have been flooded with criticism, resulting in The Wall Street Journal publishing an article28 trying to raise pity for him, saying he's being attacked by "social media mobs." April 17, 2020, Zero Hedge commented on the PR campaign to protect Gates:29
"The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman wants us to know that while poor billionaire Bill Gates has 'long been a target for online trolls' … 'the social-media attacks have intensified' as the Micrrosoft co-founder and World Health Organization (WHO) benefactor has become the left's de-facto coronavirus czar …
Perhaps the 'conspiracy theorists' are having a little trouble digesting the fact that Gates — whose vaccine efforts in India were blamed for a devastating non-polio acute flaccid paralysis (NPAFP) epidemic that paralyzed 490,000 children — coincidentally hosted an October, 2019 high-level 'pandemic simulation' in New York called Event 201 which specifically focused on coronavirus …
Combine that with Gates' recent comments about mass vaccination and biometric identification in order to 'open up' the country and allow people to attend mass gatherings — an idea which Dr. Anthony Fauci said 'has merit,' and so-called conspiracy theorists have plenty of dots to connect.
According to the Journal, 'social-media platforms remain fertile ground for virus-related conspiracies and online harassment, despite repeated pledges by the companies to crack down on such activity.'
So — Gates is being harassed and nobody is stopping these thought criminals with their menacing opinions. And of course, 'bots' are also being blamed for amplifying 'conspiracy claims' — since there can't be that many real humans with bad things to say about Mr. Gates."
Far from being a force for good, Gates appears to have chosen to use his wealth and intellect to further a distasteful social control plan to benefit his own nefarious agendas, and people all over the world are finally starting to see his true colors.
Sources and References
2, 6, 7, 12, 13 The Nation March 17, 2020
20, 21, 23 OffGuardian April 4, 2020