The obvious assumption is that Bill Gates likes poor people and wants to see them live healthy, long lives.
But, Bill's also terribly concerned about the world's ever-increasing population. He's certain that every human on Earth contributes to global warming. He's certain global warming is the single greatest threat his family faces.
So - if you were incredibly rich, with literally billions of dollars burning a hole in your pocket, and you were also frightened by people because you believe others, simply by being alive, will destroy the Earth, would you therefore give away a great deal of your wealth to insure those others have long life-spans? OR, would you give away a great deal of your wealth to insure those others have artificially shortened life spans?
In order to answer that question, it may be helpful to consider the family that produced Bill Gates.
Bill Senior was a Seattle lawyer. According to a 2009 Wall Street Journal article, Sr. actually created Jr.'s foundation, the one that is so generous with vaccines: When huge wealth put new pressure on the son, the elder Gates stepped in to start what is now the world's largest private philanthropy. Bill Gates Sr., 83 years old, is now co-chair of his son's $30 billion philanthropy, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He has avoided the spotlight. The public details of his life include little beyond his official biography at the foundation, which says he was a Seattle lawyer, World War II veteran, nonprofit volunteer and father of three... For the past 13 years, the father has been the sole Gates family member with a daily presence at the foundation, starting it from the basement of his home and minding it while his son finished up his final decade running Microsoft. They now work directly together for the first time....
The father's law firm would also end up representing Microsoft, which became the firm's biggest client.
Bill Sr. eased his son's worries about taking Microsoft public when Bill fretted that it would be a distraction for employees. The offering would turn Bill Gates into a billionaire. It also spawned the next challenge for the family.
After the windfall, Mrs. Gates pressed her son to get into philanthropy. At his father's law office late one night, someone present recalls, Bill quarreled with his mother as she urged him to give money away.
"I'm just trying to run my company!" he snapped, says the person in the office at the time. Mr. Gates says that at the time he wasn't opposed to philanthropic work, he just didn't want to be distracted from his duties at Microsoft.
Eventually, she got her son to start a program at Microsoft to raise money for the United Way. He also followed his mother onto the national United Way board in the 1980s.
But as Bill Gates's wealth grew, letters from Seattle-area nonprofits asking for donations piled up. He says he planned to get serious about philanthropy after retiring from Microsoft, or at about 60 years old...About six months later, standing in a line for a movie with his son and daughter-in-law, Melinda, the elder Mr. Gates again broached the idea of philanthropy. He suggested he could start sifting through the requests for money and give some out.
That plan would be fast-tracked after Mrs. Gates was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer. As she battled the disease, she continued to urge her son to do more philanthropy. Ms. Gates passed away in June 1994.
A week later, the software mogul set aside about $100 million to create a foundation that his father could run. Bill Gates Sr. later sat at his kitchen table and wrote the first check, $80,000 to a local cancer program.
In the early days, Mr. Gates Sr., who soon remarried, would scribble a few notes on the most-promising requests for donations. He would then put them in a cardboard wine box that he periodically sent to his son's house. The box would come back with the younger Mr. Gates's responses. Mr. Gates Sr. would then reply to all the grant seekers, sometimes including a $1 million check with little more than a single-page letter of congratulations.
Bill Sr. and a former Microsoft executive managed the foundation, doling out money, overseeing a staff of hundreds and expanding its purview to areas like education and vaccines.
Mr. Gates Sr. says he hasn't lost sight of the fact that he was playing the role of caretaker until his son and daughter-in-law took the helm. And after 53 years, he knows to give his son space.
"He has very fixed ideas of some things," says Mr. Gates Sr. "The dynamic of the family is that you don't cross him on those things, because it's a waste of time."
Though very little has been said about it, we also know, thanks to this 2003 interview with Bill Moyers, that: When I was growing up, my parents were almost involved in various volunteer things. My dad was head of Planned Parenthood. And it was very controversial to be involved with that....
You likely know of the genesis of Planned Parenthood. Eugenics (against blacks and the poor, especially) was Margaret Sanger's calling card. If interested, you can read more about her here.
So, we know Jr. wasn't really interested in philanthropy (though both his parents spent a great deal of their time volunteering with NGO's) and he was much more interested in running Microsoft. Also, Patty Stonsifer, a former Microsoft VP and later boss of Jr's 'Bill and Melinda Gates' Foundation' says both father and son detest 'fuzzy thinking' and are always eager to 'get to the meat of the matter'. Even if he came to philanthropy rather late, Jr has always professed an interest in 'reproductive health'.
Taking all of the above into account, now watch this short video:
The Gates family has also financed the 'Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa' (AGRA), donating over a quarter of a billion dollars to its coffers, and the foundation works closely with Monsanto.
It is interesting to learn a bit more about AGRA. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, along with David Rockefeller’s Rockefeller Foundation, the creators of the GMO biotechnology, are also financing a project called The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) headed by former UN chief, Kofi Annan. Accepting the role as AGRA head in June 2007, Annan expressed his “gratitude to the Rockefeller Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and all others who support our African campaign.” The AGRA board is dominated by people from both the Gates’ and Rockefeller foundations.
Monsanto, DuPont, Dow, Syngenta and other major GMO agribusiness giants are reported at the heart of AGRA, using it as a back-door to spread their patented GMO seeds across Africa under the deceptive label, ‘bio-technology,’ a euphemism for genetically engineered patented seeds. The person from the Gates Foundation responsible for its work with AGRA is Dr. Robert Horsch, a 25-year Monsanto GMO veteran who was on the team that developed Monsanto’s RoundUp Ready GMO technologies. His job is reportedly to use Gates’ money to introduce GMO into Africa.
To date South Africa is the only African country permitting legal planting of GMO crops. In 2003, Burkina Faso authorized GMO trials. In 2005, Kofi Annan’s Ghana drafted bio-safety legislation and key officials expressed their intentions to pursue research into GMO crops. AGRA is being used to create networks of “agro-dealers” across Africa, at first with no mention of GMO seeds or herbicides, in order to have the infrastructure in place to massively introduce GMO.
The former UN Sec. General, the Rockefeller family, and the Gates Foundation, not to mention Monsanto... Hmmm.
Which brings us to some recent news out of Africa.
Turns out dozens of children are ill after receiving the 'gift' of immunization. On December 20, 2012, a vaccination tragedy hit the small village of Gouro, located in northern Chad, Africa. According to the newspaper La Voix, out of five hundred children who received the new meningitis vaccine MenAfriVac, at least 40 of them between the ages of 7 and 18 have become paralyzed. Those children also suffered hallucinations and convulsions.
(his exact words from an email)...
'...a real eagerness to get to the meat of the matter, the way they pull apart issues and problems. What stands out about Bill Sr. is his decades using these skills as a statesman... Rather than patching a problem, she says, his approach is to tackle its root.'
If you believe global warming is caused by humans... too many 'useless breathers/breeders'... what would you do? Try to save as many of them as possible in hopes that you can later run a successful 'family planning' ruse on them? Or, would you look upon humans as a vector control agent might do upon mosquitoes? Limit their breeding grounds and thru chemicals castrate the males and females and destroy their offspring?