I never thought I'd be writing about divorces, but the Gates one has implications for important public policy and even governance issues. As we've tried to point out in the context of the Covid Hoax, powerful NGOs and foundations have far more say in public policy than the voters do, since these organizations have direct access to government officials (both elected and appointed) and can offer many incentives--both financial and prestige/job related.
Today at Zerohedge there is a nice overview of what's being learned. We've already seen some of this, but the most telling parts come from a WSJ article that provides details on Gates' relationship with Jeffrey Epstein. It appears that the Gates marriage was on the rocks for some years and that a precipitating event was Melinda's lack of "comfort" regarding Gates's association with Epstein. Gates, for his part, wrote an email--that's right, the document exists--professing himself "intrigued" by Epstein's "lifestyle." Gates supporters attempt to explain this in a benign sense, having to do with supposed charitable activities. The fact remains that Epstein was, by then, a convicted pedophile and that his ongoing "lifestyle" included hosting (shall we see) numerous underage girls at his residences--including his NY mansion that Gates and Gates associates visited. Small wonder that Melinda was "uncomfortable." Contrary to public statements, it appears that this divorce is seriously acrimonious. Read about it here:
Zerohedge closes with this intriguing question:
With all this preamble once again coming out in the press, we can't help but wonder: is a Bill Gates accuser about to step forward?
While waiting for an answer to that question, it's worth paying attention to the signs that the MSM is turning on Gates, who has led a charmed media life up till now. As noted, Gates has become the world's de facto Covid Czar--a position which, as we've tried to emphasize, involves a lot more than disinterestedly simply funding research. Anyone who thinks Gates isn't behind the social control policies as much or more than anyone else needs to seriously reconsider. Any event--such as a divorce--that impacts his activities is therefore of interest.
With that in mind, Zerohedge quotes from an article that appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review. That's about as prestigious a venue in the world of journalism as you can imagine, so it's been garnering considerable comment. Indeed, David Reaboi comments: "Pretty interesting that EVERY major outlet is covering this story."
Here that snippet is:
Gates' generosity appears to have helped foster an increasingly friendly media environment for the worlds most visible charity. Twenty years ago, journalists scrutinized Bill Gatess initial foray into philanthropy as a vehicle to enrich his software company, or a PR exercise to salvage his battered reputation following Microsofts bruising antitrust battle with the Department of Justice. Today, the foundation is most often the subject of soft profiles and glowing editorials describing its good works.
Did you know that money talks in the world of "high-kless" journalism? You know it now--haha! Read on:
During the pandemic, news outlets have widely looked to Bill Gates as a public health expert on covid--even though Gates has no medical training and is not a public official. PolitiFact and USA Today (run by the Poynter Institute and Gannett, respectively, both of which have received funds from the Gates Foundation) have even used their fact-checking platforms to defend Gates from false conspiracy theories and misinformation, like the idea that the foundation has financial investments in companies developing covid vaccines and therapies. In fact, the foundations website and most recent tax forms clearly show investments in such companies, including Gilead and CureVac.
Woops! Let's see--he's a college dropout with no really apparent expertise in the usual sense of the word; he's not an elected or a confirmed public official and so has no real accountability; he's been using his position of prestige to make money hand over fist and has leveraged that money making scheme through his influence with world governments--with the goal of advancing some pretty kooky schemes. Nothing to see here, so we move on:
In the same way that the news media has given Gates an outsize voice in the pandemic, the foundation has long used its charitable giving to shape the public discourse on everything from global health to education to agriculture--a level of influence that has landed Bill Gates on Forbes' list of the most powerful people in the world. The Gates Foundation can point to important charitable accomplishments over the past two decades--like helping drive down polio and putting new funds into fighting malaria--but even these efforts have drawn expert detractors who say that Gates may actually be introducing harm, or distracting us from more important, lifesaving public health projects.
Imagine that--MSM journalists defending one of the most powerful and money grubbing men in the world against "expert detractors who say that Gates may actually be introducing harm, or distracting us from more important, lifesaving public health projects." No wonder the MSM's trustworthiness is at a low ebb among everyone who knows anything.