As one of the most successful people of all-time, Bill Gates has become a target for praise and for crazy conspiracies alike. The Microsoft mastermind has become a key target in recent years for various comments he’s made in the past regarding planetary population. While some of the comments could easily draw worthwhile comment and criticism, they have also spawned a more militant, aggressive response from the more reactionary part of society. So much so that, in the era of COVID-19, it’s now sadly common to view Gates as nothing more than a tyrant with a passion for eugenics.
These theories have been going around for years and are commonly attached to rich and successful people. It probably comes with the territory and is to be expected due to the nature of the internet and its less charming side. Some of the things said about Gates, though, are the kind of comments you wouldn’t make about your most mortal enemy. The co-founder of Microsoft, though, has bit back recently at the kind of commentary that exists around him and his worldview.
Indeed, polls have shown that a lot of people tend to believe that Gates was to use the COVID-19 as some form of mass-vaccination and identification system. Now, while that sounds horrifically dystopian, it would be a good time to point out that most governments can barely even handle a postal service and electoral roll. How would they be able to run a mass-ID system like we see in horror movies, exactly?
They can barely even run the countries as they are today; the idea of current world governments all banding together to create something out of a Hollywood sci-fi thriller sounds pretty fanciful at the moment. And given there is little to no co-operation going on regarding vaccination, we’d say that the ‘global terror’ theories regarding Gates and co. are pretty ludicrous.
Gates was pretty simple in his response to the theories, though, saying to Reuters: “Nobody would have predicted that I and Dr. Fauci would be so prominent in these really evil theories. I’m very surprised by that. I hope it goes away.”
Simple enough response, but what else can you really expect him to say?
Unfortunately, though, anything other than admission would never be enough for conspiracy theorists regarding Gates. It’s a tough thing to deal with, we would imagine. Gates might have his controversial comments, but to take it so far to think he is the mastermind of some global conspiracy to fill us all with ID chips? Seems Ludacris to us.