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No Visible Virtue
“The most curious social convention of the great age in which we live is the one to the effect that religious opinions should be respected. Its evil effects must be plain enough to everyone. ... There is, in fact, nothing about religious opinions that entitles them to any more respect than other opinions get. On the contrary, they tend to be noticeably silly. ... No, there is nothing notably dignified about religious ideas. They run, rather, to a peculiarly puerile and tedious kind of nonsense. At their best, they are borrowed from metaphysicians, which is to say, from men who devote their lives to proving that twice two is not always or necessarily four. At their worst, they smell of spiritualism and fortune telling. Nor is there any visible virtue in the men who merchant them professionally. Few theologians know anything that is worth knowing, even about theology, and not many of them are honest. ... But the average theologian is a hearty, red-faced, well-fed fellow with no discernible excuse in pathology. He disseminates his blather, not innocently, like a philosopher, but maliciously, like a politician. In a well-organized world he would be on the stone-pile. But in the world as it exists we are asked to listen to him, not only politely, but even reverently, and with our mouths open.” - H. L. Mencken
Well, religion has declined considerably since H. L. Mencken wrote those words. Or has it?
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Last time we had cursory look at the career of Dr. Anthony Fauci to see how he and those of his ilk have come to function very successfully in their eco-system of cosy public-private partnerships.
We looked at how the public face of these toxic relationships could be moderated within our panocracy and how we would all benefit from less cronyism between state agencies and other institutions and commercial concerns.
This time we're going to look at Dr. F.'s pal and associate Mr. William Henry Gates III, co-founder of Microsoft Inc. Since Mr. G. operates in the commercial and charitable domains we're going to visit his activities in those domains especially latterly as they have cross-fertilised Dr. F.'s public service activities.
It turns out that Mr. G. and Dr. F. have quite a lot in common. They both recognised a while ago that, even though they're from ostensibly different backgrounds, they have a common interest: promoting and perpetuating the cult of public health by medication.
A (Very) Brief History of Mr G
“Bill is basically unimaginative and has never invented anything, which is why I think he’s more comfortable now in philanthropy than technology. He just shamelessly ripped off other people’s ideas.” - Steve Jobs talking to Walter Isaacson
“I have never been in a meeting in my 35-year business career in which a competitor had so blatantly implied that we would either stop competing with it or the competitor would kill us. In all my years in business, I have never heard nor experienced such an explicit proposal to divide markets.” - James Barksdale, CEO of Netscape in 1995 on his dealings with Microsoft
The Great American Dream is that someone who can raise himself from zero to Nero is a genius and the tacit assumption that follows is that he can therefore be trusted to do the best thing on every issue.
Our beloved Mr. G. is one such individual.
Microsoft was well-known in the IT industry for its predatory business practices and Netscape's experience is but one example.
Having gained dominance of the PC market with its MS-DOS and Windows operating systems Mr. G. failed to see the importance of the internet. The penny eventually dropped in 1995 when he felt threatened by the upstart Netscape whose modern, graphical web browser was looking strong and was effectively itself a platform for a rich user experience.
MS’s Goliath spotted the danger from this David and suggested partitioning the internet market between itself and Netscape - with Goliath getting the lion's share of course. Netscape saw that they were damned if they did and damned if they didn't. Contrary to biblical myth Goliath won and the world was the worse off for it with MS's proprietary browser becoming the most widely used (as it was bundled with all windows PCs).
Most people would have been satisfied with dominating the internet and having a large number of people think you actually invented it. But not Mr. G.
He sat on the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway, a voracious financial player, until 2020 when he stepped down. Perhaps to focus on his philanthropic works which may turn out to be far more profitable?
Like Rockefeller before him, Mr. G. reinvented himself as a philanthropist and created what eventually became the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). This charitable trust spends big money promoting 'global health initiatives'. For example, in 2016, the BMGF raised nearly $13 billion to eradicate AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. It's almost too good to be true.
BMGF helps to fund large vaccine promoters like the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) (whose board is chaired by José Manuel Durão Barroso a Portuguese politician and former president of the European Commisssion, currently serving as non-executive chairman of Goldman Sachs International).
The problem with things that seem too good to be true is that they are usually just that.
In this case while some of the money 'raised by' BMGF may indeed do some good, like reducing the tax liabilities of Mr. G's business interests, much of it is directed into drug research which will eventually allow Big Pharma to patent new drugs which are similar to the out-of-patent drugs we already have but a lot more profitable.
A harbinger of this strategy is Dr. Fauci's expensive AIDS treatment of choice, AZT that we mentioned last time. The fact that AIDS is still a killer, despite all the largesse of BMGF and Dr Fauci's 30 year AZT goldmine, suggests that we'll have to wait a long time for the apparently noble goals of Mr. G. to be realised. We might suggest the snappy epithet ‘Net-Zero Illnezz’.
The 100% Market
Mr. G. is a smart guy.
He spotted a golden opportunity and ran with it. That opportunity was making money out of medicine. He missed the boat on the internet and on social media so he sure as hell wasn't going to miss this one, perhaps the most titanic of the lot. It allows one to give the appearance of being philanthropic while vastly increasing one's wealth and power.
Let's first think about ordinary drugs, the bread and butter of Big Pharma. You get sick and you go to your doctor. He prescribes some shiny new drug to make you better. That's a win for you (assuming you do get better and have no side effects!) and also for Big Pharma. But only a small percentage of the population suffer from that particular ailment so the costly-to-develop-and-sell drug has a relatively small market.
How could we make this a lot more lucrative?
Mr. G. spotted many years ago that vaccines are medicines that are administered to the entire population. If 10% of anything is a market, then what's 100%? No less than investor heaven.
He also noted that people are becoming much more drug-dependent – 'a pill for every ill' is the new public health mantra (pushed hard by Dr. F.)
What if we could prevent all this inconvenient illness stuff by priming the entire world against every conceivable illness? What if we were to have a prophylactic for every infection?
That is a carrot that even an idiot could sell to the public and Mr. G. is not an idiot.
Let's gloss over the tiny details like our almost total ignorance about how the humungously complex human immune system works; about its billions of years of evolving its defences against pathogens. Let's instead prime people for mass inoculation by extolling the virtues of vaccination for all. The word vaccine has such a positive ring to it. Wasn't it vaccination that stopped smallpox in its tracks – so all vaccines must do that, right?
If it so happens that a virus with flu-like symptoms jumps from a pig, or a bird, or a bat, or even escapes from a lab in China, where they've been researching how to make it more virulent, then that just proves how much we need more vaccination programmes.
In general, health care providers both public and private have swallowed whole this monstrous medicinal meme.
Lead articles in the UK Guardian hint at what will be inflicted on us over the next five to ten years. One was entitled A silver lining: how covid ushered in a vaccines golden era and the other Cancer and heart disease vaccines ‘ready by the end of the decade.
Both articles were written by Linda Geddes, science correspondent of the Guardian. Dig a little and you discover that she is also a consultant to our friend GAVI, the Global Vaccine Alliance - whose largest donor is the BMGF.
Purely coincidentally Mr. G. has made a factor of 20 gain on his vaccine investments.
So this is why it's essential that the grotesque and widespread side effects of the Covid 'vaccine' remain unreported by the media. If the general public were to come to understand the risks of these ineffective, untested and harmful chemicals they'd refuse to take them and that would knock a big hole in projected profits and power grabs.
There will always be people like John Davison Rockefeller and William Henry Gates III.
They will still exist within a proper democracy - a panocracy – just as they do now.
Their political powers will however be considerably more restricted when others are given a voice.
Why We Need More Voices
So in essence a cabal of whom Dr F. and Mr G. are but two members, despite their different backgrounds and specialities, has insinuated itself into a position where it can promulgate its own ideology and quasi-religious belief on to the rest of us. Its members do this in their own interests - as we all would. The cabal is nameless and informal: an 'old boy network' writ large. It's sometimes called 'the elite'.
The lives of its adherents revolve entirely around acquiring and maintaining political power and they are uncomfortable with rational debate. As a consequence, they ignore or dismiss reasoned argument even when their misguided past ideologies have been seen to fail catastrophically.
They've become a limited network of self-reinforcing opinion: a cult fixated on just a few big ideas or memes that have spread quickly because they are obviously useful to its aims: deadly diseases, vaccination, global warming.
The only way to get out of this bind and into a good future for us all is to allow everyone to have a say in it.