Did you see what Bill Gates did? Did you see what Bill Gates said? This is one of the craziest, nonsensical things I have ever heard. Bill Gates says that capitalism cannot save us from climate change. Bill Gates says that socialism is the only thing that can save us from climate change.
“The world’s richest man, Bill Gates, has said that the private sector is too selfish and inefficient to produce effective energy alternatives to fossil fuels.
He says he will spend $2 billion of his own money on green energy. And he wants other billionaires to the same.
Gates is a salesman. And because he has made billions on the ideas and creativity and talent of others, some consider him smart. He’s not! He’s just a salesman full of shit.
How full of shit? Well, he said this: “Since World War II, US-government R&D has defined the state of the art in almost every area. The private sector is in general inept.”
He also said this: “The climate problem has to be solved in the rich countries. China and the US and Europe have to solve CO2 emissions, and when they do, hopefully they’ll make it cheap enough for everyone else.”
China? And Europe? Yeah, right!
Why is Gates saying and doing this?
(RUSH) I think every person who has earned or has inherited or who has acquired whatever manner of immense wealth, is scared to death of losing it. The entrepreneur who slaves away and eventually hits the big payday, one of the first thoughts is, “Gosh, I hope somebody doesn’t come along and take this away from me.” And the fear manifests itself in the form of government fear. I hope they don’t come up with a wealth tax. Gee, I hope they don’t start confiscating everybody’s money because they’ve so spent themselves into debt. I mean, these are ongoing, constant fears. Gee, I hope the peasants with pitchforks leave me alone and don’t storm my castle. I don’t care what it is, these super wealthy people have a fear, or did at one time, of losing it. Not losing it. Not losing it, but having it taken away, having it taken from them.
I have another theory. Gates is insecure. As most salesmen are. Most don’t even believe in the product they peddle. They just want to make money and then give the impression that they are talented and thusly deserve the success. But they know the truth. They are bullshitters, steal others’ ideas or acquire them by some less than ethical but legal methods.
Then, to appear worthy of these riches they become philanthropists. They want to be respected and admired and simply liked. Salesmen are not liked. Salesmen are, sadly, a necessary evil, an acquired taste.
And, of course, the become liberals. They were nothing. Just salesmen. But once they get the money, the start sounding like liberals; some even sound Marxists.
It is to keep people away from their money. It is to send the message, “Hey, we don’t threaten you, leave me alone. I’m spending all my money on philanthropy. I’m giving money to AIDS. I’m giving money to Africa. I’m giving money to global warming. I’m giving money to the arts. I’m giving money to support gay marriage and transgenders. Leave me alone.”
Why? Simple. They don’t want governments to take their money. So, they give a little of it to those causes and act as if they care. And don’t forget the tax benefits that come with it.
It’s about assuaging the fear that somebody’s gonna come for their money. It’s about adopting a public persona that makes their wealth okay. And the peasants with the pitchforks will leave them alone and not come for their money ’cause they’re good people and they care about people.
And this thing about the government and not the private sector being responsible for every R&D? Gates is just stupid. Even nuclear weapons, developed by the government but it would have been impossible without the private sector.
What other R&D? Did the government invent television? The cell phone? What has the government, any government invented?
Without the private sector there’s nothing.
Where did Gates’ fortune come from?