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Bill Gates and the Uncertain Future of Food Security

Dustin Broadbery

As we approach a winter of discontent and Global food systems go from bad to worse, there’s trouble in paradise.

At the root of these problems, Government responses to COVID-19 have contributed to a six-fold increase in famine-like conditions as global supply chains collapse, and field trials for gene-edited crops and farm animals begin in the UK.

Against this perfect storm, the UN’s World Food Systems Summit convened last month, with Member States joining the private sector, civil society groups and researchers, to bring about “tangible, positive changes” to the world’s food systems, and as the story goes, “drive recovery from COVID-19.”

But even if we could solve our problems using the same logic that created them, there are deeper, institutional problems undermining the integrity of the Summit.

Specifically, its corporate capture by one man, whose vision of the future of food security places the interests of civil society and farming communities in a different universe to the corporations he is beholden to.

A household name on the world stage of disaster-capitalism, there is more to Bill Gates than doomsayer-general terrorising the world’s population into a permanent state of suspended animation, and it typically involves the future of food security.

America’s Fast-Food Impresario

In less than a decade, Gates has become America’s largest private farmland owner, acquiring more than 269,000 acres of prime farmland in the US, including the 100 Circles Farm where fast food giant McDonald’s potatoes are grown. Gates effectively owns McDonald’s fries, his commitment to public health aside.

On the one hand Mr. Gates is the most influential player in global public health, following in the footsteps of his spiritual leader, John D Rockefeller. On the contrary, he backs a confederacy of fast food brands that are killing more people globally than tobacco and driving those who survive towards the very pharmaceuticals which he also wheels and deals to the nearly 50% of all Americans suffering from chronic health disorders.

When it comes to fast food, Gates owns 7.8% of Warren Buffet’s investment vehicle, Berkshire Hathaway, which controls 39% of the largest Subway fast food franchise and 9.3% of The Coca Cola Company.

That’s in addition to the Gates Foundation’s 16.8% stake in the largest Coca-Cola bottling franchise in the world, named for the fourth consecutive year, the world’s biggest plastic polluter.

But Gates’ environmental effrontery is only part of the problem. He also backs multiple ventures blurring the lines between food and tech, and if, indeed, Mr. Gates has his way, the food of the future will little resemble what’s served on our plate today.

That’s because his centre of gravity is GMO’s. He owns 500,000 Monsanto shares worth a modest $23 billion, making him, by implication, the sworn enemy of everything under the sun organic and sustainable. There’s the Gates-funded Impossible Burger, made from genetically engineered soy and yeast, with its manufacturer, Impossible Foods, owning twenty five patents on artificially replicated cheese, beef and chicken.

Another Gates-backed start-up doing the rounds on the capital markets is Ginkgo Bioworks. According to their mission statement, Gingko will produce custom organisms, using cell programming technology to genetically engineer flavours and create ingredients for ultra-processed foods. Their plan is to license over 20,000 engineered cell programs to the food industry.

If, indeed, the agrifoodtech ventures Gates is bringing to market continues to flourish, traditional diets will soon be replaced by lab cultivated meat and other Frankenstein foods. Gates might have all the appeal of a five-star fine dining experience, but in reality ‘you’ll get what you’re given.’

Because like Rockefeller before him, Gates is transforming our relationship with how we grow food, only he’s weaving climate change and the new age mantra of ‘following the science’ into his worldview.

This typically involves genetics, agrichemicals, and a shedload of automation, with his foundations industry partners operating Herculean monopolies over services and supply chains. What is of little importance to Mr. Gates are the social and environmental costs of his ventures. Or at least, he promotes one set of values, and invests in another.

Take for example this widely read blog post from 2019. On the one hand Mr. Gates accepts that agriculture accounts for 24% of global greenhouse emissions, but thanks to the 100 Circles transaction, Gates is the largest farming real estate ticket holder in the US, with 269,000 acres of prime farmland, even though, we are told by the likes of Gates, that agriculture makes up as much as 70% percent of fresh-water usage globally, leads to greater soil erosion, deforestation, and, you guessed it, climate change.

Synthetic Fertilisers, The Green Revolution and Eugenics

With no attempt at concealment Gates flouts the very values of low carbon and sustainability which he himself helped to popularise. From the carbon footprint of his farmland holding to $1.4 billion invested in the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies, Gates backs all the largest corporate perpetrators on the list of the European Commission’s top 5 causes of climate change.

When it comes to unsustainable scientific interventions, however, nothing quite hits the mark like synthetic fertilizers, which Gates describes as the “magical innovation that’s responsible for saving millions of lives from hunger and lifting millions more out of poverty”.

What he fails to divulge is that synthetic fertilizers pollute the world’s water sources, destroy the world’s largest carbon sink, the soil, exhaust the soil’s natural nitrogen deposits, deplete the soil’s microbial biomass, and, according to the intergovernmental panel on climate change, are one of the key drivers of climate change.

Taking no notice of these facts, synthetic fertilizers are central to Gates’ master plan for the future of food security. He’s under the spell of Europe’s biggest fertiliser producer, Yara, who are not only causing environmental catastrophe, their top executives were sent to prison in one of Norway’s biggest corruption scandals, There’s also the small matter of his 14.4% ownership of Canadian National Railways – one of the most important fertiliser supply chain operations in North America.

On the one hand Mr. Gates uses his influence to transform public policy towards high input farming interventions, on the other he directly profits from their deployment. What is of little importance is whether these interventions are fit for purpose.

Marking a broader takeover of the farming commons, synthetic fertilisers were once solely derived from natural and organic farming practices, including compost, animal manure and crop rotation – which have been shown to be more robust, sustainable, and profitable to farmers.

That was until the arrival of the Rockefeller Foundations’ Green Revolution in the 1950’s, which galvanised an industry-wide overhaul to chemical interventions, large scale, technology-driven monoculture and hybridized seeds. Modernisation that heralded the arrival of mega corporations into global farming and the reliance of small-scale farmers on their products and services.

But that’s only half the story. A generation before the Rockefeller Foundations, Green Revolution, John D Rockefeller (the first) belonged to a group of prominent industrialists at the turn of the century, including the Carnegie and Harriman families, who were committed to facing off a threat presented to America’s Anglo Saxon ruling elites by inferior genes, such as they were considered.

Culminating in the adoption of eugenics programs across the US, which set out to eradicate the poor, feebleminded and ethnic minorities from the gene pool, through the forced sterilization of eighty thousand so-called defectives. That was until the Nazis’ race-purification programs were revealed to be imported from America’s flourishing eugenics movement, which, to say the least, proved to be a public relations disaster for eugenics.

The solution was to distance the pseudo-science from the holocaust by transmuting eugenics into the morally acceptable fields of birth control and genetics, with the reconstruction generously funded by the Rockefeller and Ford foundations, until eventually many of the original eugenics institutions morphed into today’s medical genetics organisations.

Fast forward a generation and many of the principles of eugenics were put to work in the Green Revolution of the 1950’s, when John D Rockefeller Jr brought the gene revolution and its hybridised seeds to India. Signalling man’s conquest over nature and the principle that only the strong, amongst plants and animals, should thrive and survive.

Half a century later Gates would come to inherit this legacy through his foundation’s programs in Africa. As is often noted, Gates’ father was the head of Planned Parenthood, one of the birth control descendants of the original eugenics’ movement founded by prominent American eugenicist, Margaret Sanger.

Explaining why the Gates foundation is today active across the barometers essential for life itself – birth, health and food, and why no other organisation is so deeply embedded in medical genetics, from GM seeds and farm animals to the mRNA gene-based vaccine to the myriad birth control organisations funded by Mr. Gates, these principles are central to his philosophical worldview, which like Rockefeller before him, involves the aberration of man meddling with natural laws to rein in a subordinate nature. If, indeed, Gates has a maxim, then it’s science over nature, man above God.

Imperialism in the Global South

Gates’ way of doing business means preferential treatment for corporate America, and a big nothing burger for farming communities. This can be seen across all areas of agricultural innovation where Gates has imposed himself.

From hybridised seeds to agrichemicals, Gates and his industry partners are industrialising and digitising agriculture in the Global South and ushering in a new brand of imperialism under the banner of public-private partnerships.

Far from lifting farmers out of poverty or addressing so-called climate change, communities are being robbed of their livelihoods and the environment is in turmoil.

Take for example his partnership with America’s largest privately held corporation, Cargill, who have been implicated in a slew of scandals – from child slave labour to selling contaminated meat to destroying the Amazon.

Cargill is the biggest global player in the production and trade of soya, the world’s number one exported agricultural commodity globally supplied to the global livestock and biofuels industries.

With Brazil the leading soya bean producing country, it has been estimated 19% of the Amazon deforested to date, 5% of this moonlight requisition has been carried out by mega agribusiness corporations, including: Cargill, Monsanto, Bunge, and Archer Daniels Midland.

Though Gates has sold much of his stock, his foundation’s investment portfolio has owned, traded, and profited from stock in four of the top five global players in the soya trade.

The dark irony, as Gates points out in his blog, is that: “when soil gets disturbed—like it does when you convert a forest into cropland—all that stored carbon gets released into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide.” And consequently “deforestation is responsible for 11% of all global greenhouse gas emissions.”

If Mr. Gates’ complicity in torching the Amazon wasn’t enough, his Foundation is involved in a $10 million partnership with Cargill to develop the soya value chain in Mozambique and elsewhere in Africa, priming an otherwise untapped African market for ‘Brazilian style’ GM soybean implementation.

In what has become a standard issue play, Gates enters the market as a white knight advocating for the environment and smallholder farmers. But the trick is, he’s quietly facilitating privatisation deals, increased dependency on agrochemicals, an overhaul to patented seeds and GM monocrops – culminating in corporations like Kentucky Fried Chicken cornering new markets and small farmers and local diets overhauling to factory-farmed economies.

In every conceivable way this is catastrophic for small-scale farmers who are the key drivers of local wealth creation in Africa and supply most of the affordable food across the continent.

The Gates Foundation in Africa

In everything but name Bill Gates is the most influential player in global agricultural policy, operating, as you would expect, with no oversight, accountability, or public scrutiny on how his foundation’s influence is managed. Gates redirects unpaid tax dollars – that would otherwise be spent in the US under a far higher degree of public scrutiny – into influencing public policy in developing markets.

When he’s not priming those markets for the smooth entry of his business interests, he’s donating billions, through a circular investment strategy, to the very companies and industries which his foundation owns stocks and bonds in. As Vandana Shiva puts it, ‘the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the new World Bank when it comes to using finances to influence policies in agriculture.’

Consider that Gates is the second largest funder of CGIAR – a consortium of 15 international agricultural research centres, conceived by the Rockefeller Foundation in the heyday of the Green revolution.

On paper, CGIAR is concerned with the usual tropes of reducing poverty, increasing food security, and ensuring sustainable management of natural resources.

The reality, however, is that CGIAR is a front for corporate America’s neoliberal policies, priming developing markets for the entry of US-backed multinationals, and transferring ownership of land and seed rights from small scale farmers to agribusiness giants such as DuPont, Bayer, and Syngenta.

Gates’ self-integrating pledge to help millions of smallholder farmers adapt to the impacts of global warming is nothing short of intellectual property piracy and corporate seed monopolisation, advanced through the influence of CGIAR over public policy and intellectual property laws in the Global South.

To paraphrase Vandana Shiva:: Control over the seeds of the world for “one agriculture” is Mr Gates’ target!

This is being achieved through Gates and the CGIAR appropriating the seed legacy of farmers from around the world and storing them in a private facility in Svalbard in the Arctic, known as the “Doomsday Vault.” There are, by some estimates, over 700,000 accessions of farmer’ seeds held in CGIAR gene banks, representing the largest and most widely used collections of crop diversity in the world.

At the same time, Gates is funding organisations like Diversity Seek (DivSeek) – an organisation focussed on creating patents on seed collections through their genomic mapping, and with over 700,000 crop ascensions held in gene banks, DivSeek could eventually allow a handful of corporations to own this entire catalogue of seed diversity. And we’re not just talking about GM seeds.

A March 2015 ruling by the EU Patent Board (EPO) granted patents for two plants bred conventionally, rather than genetically engineered. Despite the EPO later deciding that patents on conventionally grown plants and animals should not be granted, there are several examples showing how the exploitation of legal loopholes have allowed the EPO to continue granting patents on non-GM seeds, from beer to barley, melons to lettuce.

If, indeed, these patents continue to be granted on the results of open crossbreeding processes, a single patent, say on a simple cross-bred apple variety, could be used to cover hundreds of other apple varieties, leading to one patent owner having legal rights to all varieties of apples.

As large corporations acquire control over our food production, decide what we eat, what farmers produce, what retailers sell and how much we all have to pay for it. Until eventually everything from seeds to livestock, microbes in the soil to the processes we use to make food are subject to the same trademarks as brands like Coca-Cola.

Revitalising the failed Green Revolution

Gates’ arrival on the agrarian philanthro-capitalism scene began in 2006 with Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) – a partnership between the Gates and Rockefeller Foundations that takes as its modal, the Rockefellers’ Green Revolution half a century earlier.

The original Green Revolution introduced capital intensive, high-input, industrial agriculture, and the gene revolution to Asia and Latin America, on the face of it, providing short-term increases in crop yields, but on the back of devastating environmental and social costs.

The ripples of which continue across India today with degraded soils, biodiversity decline, health disorders from pesticides, and an overall decline in farmers’ incomes; culminating in a full-blown agrarian crisis by the 1990s, an epidemic of suicides amongst farmers, and more recently, farmers protesting the 2020 Indian Agriculture Acts.

Ignorant of these lessons from history, Gates has essentially revitalised the ghost of the Green Revolution, this time in Africa. Using the influence of his Foundation to drive agriculture reforms across the continent, while bringing to market much of the same Rockefeller inspired innovations, such as high-yield seed varieties, synthetic fertilizer and chemical pesticides, as the story goes, to fight world hunger and poverty.

What Gates is decidedly quiet about, however, is AGRA’s extensive ties and particularly financial interests with the largest chemical pesticide and synthetic fertiliser corporations, who, it turns out, have been the clear winners of AGRA’s programs since 2006.

Now after fourteen years of studies, what becomes clear is that since AGRA’s arrival in Africa, farmers’ incomes have stagnated, their freedom of choice has declined, and overall food security has worsened.

What Gates’ rudderless approach fails to observe is that the Green Revolution was always based on Western-style agriculture, and particularly its reliance on fertilizer, weed killers and monocrops – technology that is simply not viable for farming in most of Africa. On the contrary Africa is too dry for thirsty crops, and the extensive use of fertilizer has a devastating impact on the fertility of the soil. Gates operates with the veneer of pouring oil on troubled waters, but the truth is, he’s fanning the flames of future crises.

Since its foundation, AGRA has received contributions of around $1 billion, primarily from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. From these donations, AGRA has awarded grants of more than $500 million, while at the same time African governments plough public funds into AGRA’s programs, through subsidy programs (FISPs), which incentivise farmers to purchase hybrid seeds and synthetic fertilizers, but the catch is – these products are provided on long-term contracts by, none other than, AGRA’s commercial partners, and are, to say the least, costly and often unnecessary inputs that significantly increase a farmer’s risk of falling into debt.

Examples from Tanzania show that farmers are falling into debt with seed and fertilizer corporations, and some have been forced to sell their livestock. A recent analysis in Malawi concluded that the cost of fertilizer was so high that farmers lost money.

Upon its foundation, AGRA set out to double the agricultural yields and incomes of thirty million smallholder farmers. Sounds good on paper, but not so fast.

Fourteen years after AGRA was founded, the initiative has been a spectacular failure. Rather than combating hunger and poverty, hunger has increased across the AGRA focussed countries by 30%, with an additional thirty million more hungry people in Africa since AGRA’s inception. By 2018, yields in the focus countries had increased by 18%, instead of the 100% AGRA promised, whereas, in the period before AGRA, yields in the same countries had grown by a steady 17%.

Not pulling any punches, research from Tufts University shows a decline in yields in Nigeria, the largest maize producer among AGRA countries, with less than 0.5% per year, compared to 2.5% annual yield growth pre-AGRA. Meanwhile Zambia, AGRA’s sixth largest maize producer, posted an annual average of 2% increase in maize yields, whereas yield growth before AGRA was more than double at 4.2% per year.

In the fullness of time, therefore, AGRA’s cursory approach has had zero or net negative impact on overall productivity, despite the billions of dollars ploughed into its programs.

Several reports have criticized the true cost of Gates’ green revolution, from increasing costs of production to exacerbating poverty and inequality amongst farmers. An alliance of sixteen African and German organizations conducted extensive analysis into AGRA’s operations and published their findings in this report, concluding that AGRA’s Green Revolution approach did not even provide the farmers involved with incomes above the poverty line and that AGRA systematically exerts political influence on fertilizer and seed legislation to the exclusive benefit of agribusiness.

In the end, AGAR were hoisted by their own petard, when these conclusions were unwittingly confirmed in an internal evaluations document, obtained under a Freedom of Information Request by non-profit investigative research group, Right to Know. But despite these admissions of incompetence, AGRA’s programs continue unencumbered.

Gates Ag One

The latest pallbearer to Gates’ agricultural requiem, is the Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations, LLC. Ag One, as it will be known, will take Gates’ libation of gene editing technologies, patented seeds, and fossil fuel fertilizers to the intersection of ‘technological advancements’ and ‘scientific breakthroughs.’

The plan, according to Mr. Gates is to bridge the data gaps of the global south, meaning Ag One’s focus will be digitising farming in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, using digital agricultural sensors to collect massive amounts of data on everything from planting to farm gate. In other words, the knowledge of indigenous farmers, developed over thousands of years, will be converted into the intellectual property assets of corporations, and in an audacious twist of fate, sold back to those farmers on subscription.

What is equally striking is that this data will eventually be used to accelerate an overhaul to smart-farms, digitised agriculture and ultimately AI.

What Gates means by ‘filling the data-gaps in developing markets,’ or ‘providing data as a resource,’ is, nothing short of intellectual property piracy and the harnessing of farmers data, to build maps, predictive models and enable AI to pick up on the ingenuity and know-how of small-scale farmers. Setting the scene for AI to take over the farming sector entirely, and, in the fullness of time, make indigenous farmers obsolete.

Ag One will also be involved in the usual shakedown of farmers towards high input agrichemicals and GMO’s. Opening previously untapped markets in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America for the benefit of Gates-backed private corporations. In Latin America, for example, Ag One has already agreed implementation partnerships with a host of syndicated partners, including: Microsoft, Bayer, Corteva and Syngenta.

At the same time, the Gates Foundations’ ‘Strategic Investment Fund’ – which is focussed on equity participation in for-profit companies – is backing multiple start-ups involved in the development of the very ‘technological advancements’ which, conveniently for Mr Gates, Ag One will promote in its focus countries.

This includes a $7 million equity stake in AgBiome, a biotech start-up focused on developing synthetic biological products for the agricultural sector, whose other investors include Monsanto and Syngenta. Another for profit Gates backed venture is Pivot Bio, a biotech start-up focussed on nitrogen fixing microbes, whose other investors include Monsanto Growth Ventures and DARPA.

Agroecology vs Agribusiness

Gates’ vision for the future of food security flies in the face of multiple respectable studies that support alternative, ecologically regenerative farming approaches such as agroecology, which, according to the highest authorities in the land, produce better yields, using less energy, with greater profits for farmers.

Agroecology is a dynamic system of farming that applies ecological principles to agriculture, particularly natural pest control, organic fertilizers, and locally adapted crops, supported by a more regenerative use of natural resources, and optimised interactions between plants, animals, humans, and the environment.

Countless studies have shown that agroecology wins over high input industrial farming when it comes to optimised food security, nutrition and ecosystem biodiversity, including this 2019 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The report not only warns against the damaging effects of industrial monocropping, it highlights the importance of agroecology in improving overall sustainability and the resilience of agricultural systems in buffering weather changes, reducing degradation of soils, and reversing unsustainable use of resources.

This conclusion was endorsed by a study presented at the U.N’s 2nd International Conference on World Food Security, which found that adopting agroecological farming practices, generally led to increased crop yields and profitability for farmers in comparison to industrial farming practices, and concluded by calling for a break with the, Gates-backed, Green Revolution.

The UN’s World Food Systems Summit

There is a sensible debate to be had about the future of agriculture, but not while private donors, operating under the aegis of philanthropy, continue to wield extraordinary influence over intergovernmental organisations, NGOs, and civil society.

On the 23rd of September the UN Food Systems Summit marked what will be remembered as a zero hour for the future of food security. Predictably, Gates was first to the table, shouldering the burden of the event with the appointment of his satellite in Africa – AGRA’s President, Dr Agnes Kalibata – to the role of UN Special Envoy to the Summit. Thus, ensuring AGRA’s interests take centre stage.

But there was hope, as 176 civil society organizations, including Amnesty International and Greenpeace pushed back with an open letter addressed to the UN Secretary-General demanding an end to AGRA’s influence over the Summit and underscoring the controversies surrounding The UN-WEF strategic partnership agreement signed in June 2019, that marks the corporate takeover of the UN towards an increasingly privatized and less democratic system of global governance.

Conclusions

On paper, the Gates Foundation has all the appearances of a major benefactor to the Global South, with grants to agriculture projects, mostly in Africa, now exceeding US$6 billion. Of these endowments, however, a report published by non-profit, GRAIN, found that over 90% were awarded to organisations in the US and Europe, and just 5% went to NGOs in Africa, and by far the largest recipient country was the US. When it comes to agricultural grants awarded to universities and national research centres around the world, 79% went to grantees in the US and Europe, and just 12% to recipients in Africa.

Far from lifting millions of farmers out of poverty, Gates endowments support market-based strategies to the benefit of multinational corporations and at the expense of farming communities.

Despite the billions of dollars in aid and government subsidies, hunger and malnutrition continues to worsen across sub-Saharan Africa since the arrival of the Gates Foundation in 2006. Culminating in 155 million people pummelled into hunger last year, as a result of lockdowns which Gates has thrown his full weight behind since the start of the pandemic.

Gates’ complicity in the looming food security catastrophe will, of course, go entirely unnoticed by his acolytes on the left, who view him as a latter-day saint, magnanimously donating his personal wealth for the prosperity of humanity, when nothing could be further from the truth.

In the end, Bill ‘Tax Exempt’ Gates is a shrewd investor who hedges his bets according to an investment strategy which primes healthy markets for the smooth entry of his business interests.

Nothing new under the sun, given his bristle with the Justice Department in 2001, following the US vs Microsoft antitrust lawsuit, initiated by the Federal Trade Commission in 1998, which saw Gates changing horses from capitalist to philanthropist.

It could be argued that Gates, having taken Microsoft’s growth to the limit of its expansion within the jurisdiction of the law, established a new vehicle – the BMGF in 2000 – to transgress those very laws. Choosing the path of most resistance to transparency, accountability, and public scrutiny, while providing the necessary image management collateral to whitewash his diminishing reputation as the world’s most despised monopolist.

Borrowing heavily from his guru, John D Rockefeller, Gates’ brand values pays tribute to America’s first billionaire, whose own legacy wrote the corporate history of the 20th century, and conceived the industries which Gates would come to inherit.

From allopathic medicine to industrial farming to petrochemicals, the silver lining of COVID, climate change and other devices of disaster-capitalism, have transformed Gates from enemy of the people into latter-day saint, while providing him with a mandate to reshape the world in his own image.

Operating above the law, and answerable to nobody, if the influence and legacy of Bill Gates remains unencumbered by checks and balances, he may well present one of the gravest threats to the future of humanity we will face this century.

Dustin Broadbery is based in London and is interested in social theory and particularly how a mutual society could bring about great advancements in the social fabric. You can read more of his work at TheCogent.org and contact him through his Twitter.

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RetiredIT
RetiredIT
Nov 4, 2021 12:13 PM
WaffleStaffel
WaffleStaffel
Nov 3, 2021 11:30 PM

“a threat presented to America’s Anglo Saxon ruling elites by inferior genes”
We saw in a previous paper that Steve Jobs is Jewish. Well, so is Bill Gates. He is from the same families as the Bushes and all the other Presidents. This is not guesswork. It is posted at Geni.com,though you have to dig a bit. The answer is available, you just have to ask the question and then not be diverted by other people. Don’t ask people on forums. Don’t ask Snopes. Don’t ask Yahoo. Don’t ask anonymous bozos at information sites. Don’t ask JewornotJew. Ask the genealogies, and prepare to go deep

dr death
dr death
Nov 2, 2021 12:21 PM

I think it was mencken who mused that ( to paraphrase) ‘the scum running the show reflects the degeneracy of the peoples’…

a pertinent point regarding the king of the virii and all round shady miscreant and nerd revenger woody allen windows..
purveyor of fakes (as are they all)… and big finance front-man..

and of course it refers also to the drooling lick-spittles that walk in his footsteps.. back arched hump first, to sniff his farts… and pocket his spare change..

still…imbecile kind of the de-moralised kind are happy to wallow in his shite..

their shiny screens reflecting back the emptiness at the core of their very ….

un-being….

Tony
Tony
Nov 1, 2021 11:33 PM

We can discuss Gates as much as we want. But the bald facts are that he is a paedophile and a genocidal eugenicist. If we win this war, he will be publicly executed after the necessary ( but very short) trial.

my parents said know
my parents said know
Nov 1, 2021 4:14 PM

Quite a while back, commenters on this site were discussing a website that collected the herbal remedies from around the world and over history. Does anyone have that link?

Terry
Terry
Nov 1, 2021 12:22 PM

Kurt Schnabel, president of the Global Reset Foundation, is a big cheerleader for Bill Gates’s food products. Can they be all bad?

Carnyx
Carnyx
Oct 31, 2021 11:45 AM

Bill Gates is a prime example of the very worst humanity has to offer.

If there’s anyone who needs tagged it’s him. Oh how the girls and boys must have ridiculed the teenaged wannabe titan….. Did you get your revenge Bill? Did you vent your frustrations and deficiencies… your anger… your hatred… On that Island and on that plane.. Did you make them pay Bill? I suppose only Mr Epstein and your handlers know…. Rot in Hell you piece of sh!t

WE WILL RESIST!

Dave Crow
Dave Crow
Oct 30, 2021 9:56 PM

I imagine most of you have seen this, but if you haven’t James Corbett sums it it up, https://zero-sum.org/who-is-bill-gates/

matthew
matthew
Oct 31, 2021 7:17 PM
Reply to  Dave Crow

Excellent piece of investigative journalism! James Corbet is on point.

Joe Van Steenbergen
Joe Van Steenbergen
Oct 30, 2021 8:36 PM

Could Bill Gates be the anti-Christ?

Ort
Ort
Oct 30, 2021 9:47 PM

Well, he’s certainly an anti-Christ.

I have no theological expertise, but just because there was (allegedly) one Jesus Christ doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s only one anti-Christ.

George Mc
George Mc
Oct 31, 2021 9:31 AM

I see him as more of a Wormtongue.

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HotScot
HotScot
Oct 30, 2021 8:10 PM

Whilst I agree that Gates is some sort of megalomaniac fantasist, the idea that organic produce contributes anything to society is complete nonsense.

Most ‘organic’ pesticides and herbicides are at least as damaging to humans and the environment as their synthetic and GM counterparts, but we’re not sure by just how much as they don’t conform to the rigorous testing regimes synthetics do.

If we substitute synthetics with organic products do we really imagine the difference to the soil and run off etc. will be any different? Of course it won’t, all we’ll end up with is far less product per acre.

Is GM bad? Of course not, our kids are genetically modified versions of our partnership with another. Where plants are concerned, it’s merely used to create, for example, wheat with short stems instead of long stems where the energy to produce the grains we value is expended on them rather than the stems. More produce from less acreage with less pesticide and herbicide use and less run off.

Instead of subjecting plants to cross pollination experiments to achieve this, which takes generations, we can shorten that time for what we will eventually produce anyway from generations to years.

Monsanto give away their GM modified golden rice seed to farmers with a T/O of $10,000 or less for nothing, earning nothing from the royalties. The GM within golden rice is a simple, harmless addition of a beta carotene gene from corn that nature could have contrived to have produced and it offers hope of eradicating blindness and death from vitamin A deficiency for millions of subsistence farmers.

Can GM modification be abused? Of course it can, but since the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan in 1945 Nuclear has done far more good than harm.

We are in the infancy of GM.

(disclosure: I didn’t read much further than the part mentioning GM because I got so exasperated so apologies if these points were made later in the article).

matthew
matthew
Oct 31, 2021 7:14 PM
Reply to  HotScot

I am an organic farmer. Your opinion is misguided.

Michael A Stilinovich
Michael A Stilinovich
Oct 31, 2021 8:15 PM
Reply to  HotScot

You must be a shill for Monsanto.

Pilgrim Shadow
Pilgrim Shadow
Nov 1, 2021 12:34 AM
Reply to  HotScot

-1

Dave Rhyl
Dave Rhyl
Oct 30, 2021 5:56 PM

You cannot serve God and mammon.
Give to Caesar, what is Caesar’s, and give to God, what is God’s.

Howard
Howard
Oct 30, 2021 2:56 PM

No doubt you’ve heard of The Great Reset. What I propose is The Great Restart. Scrap everything and start from scratch. Return to Default setting.

Get rid of all Science, all Technology, all Hierarchy – everything that’s already been tried and failed at achieving anything save the creation of a ruling class.

And without a system based on and geared toward exploitation, there will be no further need for an exploiter class.

Oh, I know, there would be a whole lot of screaming and shouting – the very loudest coming from average people. And thereby hangs a tale.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Oct 30, 2021 2:07 PM

Bill Gates does not act alone…

Martha
Martha
Oct 31, 2021 1:43 AM

No, but could we take him behind the shed and make an example out of him to discourage his associates & followers?

YouTube_censors_unfortuna
YouTube_censors_unfortuna
Oct 30, 2021 12:52 PM

I learned more from the highest rated comments written under Off-guardian’s articles than the main article content itself in the past. Denying reader’s feedback rating makes research harder.

Le Chat Noir
Le Chat Noir
Oct 30, 2021 6:36 PM

Agree, I visit this website a lot less these days. Please Off Guardian bring back the feedback rating.

jubal hershaw
jubal hershaw
Oct 31, 2021 12:22 AM
Reply to  Le Chat Noir

Mummy pleeze. Pleeze Mummy pleeeeze ! (whispered: “You Bitch !”)

“I promise i’ll be Good !” (Whispered: “You Bitch !”)

“Pleeeeeze !”

Pilgrim Shadow
Pilgrim Shadow
Nov 1, 2021 12:36 AM
Reply to  jubal hershaw

-1

Pilgrim Shadow
Pilgrim Shadow
Nov 1, 2021 12:35 AM

+ 1

jubal hershaw
jubal hershaw
Nov 1, 2021 1:37 AM
Reply to  Pilgrim Shadow

-10 to youse too. There !

Jacques
Jacques
Oct 30, 2021 11:08 AM

“Lead deficiency”

As much as I nearly laughed my head off upon reading the above, I agree that it curing a person’s lead deficiency with a quick shot thereof (no pun intended) would resolve nothing.

Yesterday, I posted these two poems (https://off-guardian.org/2021/10/28/molnupiravir-covid-wonder-drug-or-money-making-scam/#comment-445423), which say it all. We need to figure out how to make people more wolves and less dogs. How to reconcile the conflict between collectivism and individualism. How to make people self-confident individuals who are at the same time able to cooperate.

Getting rid of a few motherfuckers would solve nothing.

rob2
rob2
Oct 30, 2021 5:19 PM
Reply to  Jacques

Your post and poems remind me of a most insightful and valuable site authored by Tjeerd Andringa, a portion of its introduction I copy/paste below. It’s a treasure of human insight, our potential and downfalls, a must for today and should be passed on to anyone who has ears to hear:

“To be or not to be in control of your life

“Self-empowered individuals control their own destiny and make the most of their lives and environments. In contrast disempowered individuals allow their destiny to be shaped by others. This entails not only that they are ineffective in shaping their lives and environments, they are also likely to be exploited and to suffer from mental problems as indicative of their inadequacy. Their general inadequacy also a constant source of problems for others.

“There are two ways of empowering yourself

“Absolute empowerment:

“This entails that you actively empower yourself through self-development and constructive and creative efforts of some sort. The result is that you become more competent in all aspects of life. Some forms of education and coaching catalyze empowering, but it is essentially something you do yourself.

“Relative empowerment:

“This entails that you empower yourself by disempowering others. This typically involves stultifying the development of others or by actively destroying the fruits of creativity and other efforts.”

geopoliticsandcognition.com/Introduction.html

George Mc
George Mc
Oct 30, 2021 9:57 AM

The only change I’ve seen in the media is the switching to the climate crap. Speaking of which, have a look at this thigh slapper from today:
 
“In the face of chaos, why are we so nonchalant about climate change?”
 
Every time I see the words “we” “our” and “us” from the media I feel something almost like physical pain. These words are just straight lies. If they were being honest, this is what they would say,
 
“In the face of OUR relentless propaganda, why are YOU so nonchalant about climate change? Why aren’t YOU taking part in our phony protest marches? Why aren’t YOU joining the show?”

les online
les online
Oct 30, 2021 11:21 AM
Reply to  George Mc

The high-level gabfest – kickstarting the next Emergency that requires the suspension of our meagre freedoms so it’s given Urgent Attentions ?
Will They call it ‘Climate Emergency’ ?

ImpObs
ImpObs
Oct 30, 2021 1:43 PM
Reply to  George Mc

this five thousand year old tree stump tells you everything you need to know about climate change

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Ort
Ort
Oct 30, 2021 9:44 PM
Reply to  ImpObs

Very impressive!

It was obviously some saber-toothed tiger’s favorite scratching post.

Hele
Hele
Oct 31, 2021 2:00 AM
Reply to  ImpObs

nice

Donald Duck
Donald Duck
Oct 30, 2021 9:25 AM

 O tempora o mores! An offering from Orwell.

 A happy vicar I might have been
Two hundred years ago
To preach upon eternal doom
And watch my walnuts grow;

But born, alas, in an evil time,
I missed that pleasant haven,
For the hair has grown on my upper lip
And the clergy are all clean-shaven.

And later still the times were good,
We were so easy to please,
We rocked our troubled thoughts to sleep
On the bosoms of the trees.

All ignorant we dared to own
The joys we now dissemble;
The Greenfinch on the apple bough
Could make my enemies tremble.

But girls’ bellies and apricots,
Roached in a shaded stream,
Horses, ducks in flight at dawn,
All these are but a dream.

It is forbidden to dream again;
We maim our joys and hide them;
Horses are made of chromium steel
And little fat men shall ride them.

I am the worm who never turned,
The eunuch without a harem;
Between the priest and the commissar
I will walk like Eugene Aram;

And the commissar is telling my fortune,
While the radio plays,
But the priest has promised an Austin Seven,
For Duggie always pays.

I dreamed I dwelt in marble halls,
And woke to find it true;
I wasn’t born for an age like this;
Was Smith? Was Jones? Were you? 

matthew
matthew
Oct 31, 2021 8:03 PM
Reply to  Donald Duck

Love doth cast a knowing glance

Shin
Shin
Oct 30, 2021 8:59 AM

I’m going to a Halloween party dressed as myself, an anti vaxxer. That’ll scare the shit out of them.

Judith
Judith
Oct 30, 2021 11:52 AM
Reply to  Shin

Brilliant!

Ort
Ort
Oct 30, 2021 9:43 PM
Reply to  Shin

Well, I guess it’s OK as long as you wear the mask and practice social distancing. 😉

George Mc
George Mc
Oct 30, 2021 8:53 AM

The media continue to … and it’s getting harder and harder to describe it owing to the sheer bloody-minded repetition. I see this from Sky News:
 
“COVID-19: Is the booster jab rollout going fast enough to stop a winter surge?”
 
And the grindingly obvious fraudulence of it is so depressing. The shamelessly open prophecy of a “winter surge”. The equally shameless coercing into getting a booster jab. It’s like a comedian coming out on stage to tell the same jokes he told every day of his professional life and not even having the decency to try and make them sound new. But he has the overweening arrogance to blandly expect the audience to laugh anyway. Or perhaps he doesn’t even care anymore, as long as he gets paid.    

Edwige
Edwige
Oct 30, 2021 9:30 AM
Reply to  George Mc

Alternatively it’s like watching the third film in a franchise that was never any good in the firstplace (say, ‘Police Academy 3’).

The same lousy script, the same bad effects, some of the cast have been replaced (Matt’s going on to his own franchise, a courtroom drama seems in the offing for Andrew) but many familiar faces are still milking this cash cow…

George Mc
George Mc
Oct 30, 2021 11:35 AM
Reply to  Edwige

Jesus these Police Academy films were dire. Though I have only watched one right through: the fifth one about Assignment Miami or some such. The only reason I saw it is that the other movie theatres were fully booked. The only thing I recall is (non-PC warning!) some big fat black police woman squealing like a one year old with a full nappy.

(And while I’m on this rant, I’ll say one thing in favour of Netflix and DVDs over going to the movies. At least with the former, when you discover something is crap (which happened pretty quickly) , you can just switch the damned thing off. With the latter, you might feel the obligation to stay since it takes effort to squeeze out past the other punters.

Howard
Howard
Oct 30, 2021 3:09 PM
Reply to  George Mc

That’s precisely why I only buy DVDs and only of my favorite movies/shows. Doubtless there are excellent movies I’ve missed with this approach. But I’d rather miss a few good ones than have to sit through even one bad one.

Ort
Ort
Oct 30, 2021 9:41 PM
Reply to  Howard

I mourn the probable extinction of DVDs and similar physical media.

I know the demise will be facilitated by generational shift– Youth simply assumes that “streaming” video and audio is the be-all and end-all.

I also know at least one supercilious 70something adult who is deeply infatuated with the “evolution” of media to a point where– in the spirit of “a loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou”– he dotes on “an iPhone, a high-quality wireless portable speaker, and Alexa”.

He loftily rhapsodizes that this state-of-the-art system is pure technological magic: if he thinks of a piece of music he’d like to hear, he only has to more or less snap his fingers and it will manifest; his Precious iPhone is like Aladdin’s magic lamp.

He relishes the “freedom” of not being burdened with “stuff”. That’s as may be, but it’s a lot like “You’ll own nothing and you’ll be happy.”

Since he’s content with the instant-gratification magic, he’s completely oblivious or indifferent to the drawbacks. Just to mention a few, with a CD or DVD, one can stop and start at will, and use features like freeze-frame or fast forward/reverse, etc.

Also, apart from the inconvenient fact that streaming media requires Internet connectivity, when one has a “hard copy” there’s no danger of the content provider unilaterally manipulating, editing, or simply disappearing content.

I suppose that being a “hard copy” devotee makes me a sort of Luddite in his eyes.

HotScot
HotScot
Oct 30, 2021 10:51 PM
Reply to  Howard

Pirate Bay. Cheaper (zero cost), quicker and less hassle than even buying a CD or renting a movie.

Goober
Goober
Oct 31, 2021 12:25 AM
Reply to  HotScot

Ay ay, matey. Yo ho ho and a hard-drive of mp3s.

Judith
Judith
Oct 30, 2021 12:02 PM
Reply to  George Mc

4th booster in Israel now. Considered unvaccinated unless you’re boosted.

I think the 4th booster is being offered to immunosuppressed in US?

HOW can people watch this happen and NOT wake up? If it wasn’t so tragic…

Oh, in Chile “Mobile Passports” start at age 12.

HotScot
HotScot
Oct 30, 2021 10:53 PM
Reply to  Judith

Those of us who didn’t get the clotshot will get blamed anyway, because we ‘didn’t speak up’.

Grafter
Grafter
Oct 30, 2021 12:07 PM
Reply to  George Mc

+10

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
Oct 30, 2021 7:56 AM

UK Column News – 29th October 2021

Fisheries dispute with France
Semi-Brexit Britain not providing enough licences to France to fish
Sneering BBC calls fishermen economic minnows compared to mighty bankers.
Six decades of betrayal and incompetence:

  • 1958-76 After 700 years of co-existence fishing rights was used as a lever for the EC
  • Edward Heath sacrificed livelihoods on altar of EU quotas
  • Common Fisheries Policy failed to protect stocks
  • https://britishseafishing.co.uk/

COP26 Begins With Another Bizarre Boris Video
UK PM chants: Cars, Cash, Trees — end “massacre of the forests” 00:11:30
Yet biomass furnaces rely on buring trees. Last week CNN ran story about cutting down healthy trees before they die because rotting wood releases greenhouse gas.
Green policy in chaos amid rocketing energy costs
Britain opens new deep coal mine — yet Britain closed coal mines with 350 of resources remaining. No mention of clean burn of fossil fuels — except for China.
https://www.mining-technology.com/features/can-a-new-deep-coal-mine-be-reconciled-with-the-uks-climate-pledges/

Inflation Narrative Coincides As Pressures Build
CenBanks prepare to raise interest rates, crushing businesses 00:15:30
Main pressure comes from energy prices — ie Gov policy
Andrew Bailey, BoE Governor: Monetary Policy muast act if inflation expectations rise in medium term
Fed under presser to act on inflation 
Inflation pressures to subside as demand and supply normalize
Quantitative Easing (CenBank buying of bonds and mortgage bonds to end).
David Blanchfower (ex MPC) says taper would tip Britain into recession

Blackstone’s Schwarzman warns Energy Prices will cause unrest
BlackRock’s Fink says ist the cost of going green
Politico: Russia wants to lower prices of gas — that would increase it’s “grip”
Yet EU seeks to blame higher prices on Russia
https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-antitrust-counter-vladimir-putin-gas/
Brian Gerrish: the narrative can never be accurate because it is based on a lie. Only the truth makes sense. 

UK Fin Min Presents Autumn Budget — Trust Me: I’m Not Wearing A Tie
Rishi Sunak rolls up sleeves, does the Blair “man of the moment” image
Economy is “scarred”, unemployment will reach 5%, debt to fall to 88% of GDP
Income tax freeze til 2026 — but inflation will sting.
Local council slush fund of 4.8 billion to centralise power of central executive
Pope urges ‘radical’ climate response in exclusive BBC message
https://fii-institute.org/en

David Noaks Still In Prison Serving 4-year Sentence
Swiss bringing new charges against him
https://www.gofundme.com/f/donations-for-the-legal-fees-of-david-noakes

Facebook Fact Checks Nuremberg Code — Says Covid Shot Not Experimental
Checking the Fact Cheka 00:30:00
Science Feedback – donors
Health Feedback – twinkie
Experimental Vaccine Examined by French Specialist
UKC Christine Cotton Interview: – https://bit.ly/3GB5LNY

Full Fact Doesn’t Dare Investigate Midazolam Murders Of Elderly Patients
Mortician John O’Looney Full Fact Article 00:34:00
“There is no evidence to support the claim that “people who died in care homes were euthanized using midazolam”
Full fact fails to verify Health Dept claims — it simply repeats them.
Moneycircus Substack: Matt Hancock and the Midazolam Touch — I Can’t Breathe – a Very British Way of Death

Online Safety Bill In Committee — Yet Another Facebook “Whistleblower”
Conveniently supports OSB aims on “harmful content” 00:41:30
While official Facebook representative claims to be ignorant of proposed regulatijons.
Nick Clegg, former MP, FB rep in UK did not appear. Instead Antigone Davis “head of global safety” who claimed to know nothing about the bill.
Mike Robinson: it’s a set up. This committee is going to support the total shut down of Internet speech. 

George Soros et al. to Tackle Disinformation
Axios: Billionaires back new media firm to combat disinformation 00:44:30
Steve Balmer – Microsoft, Craig Newman – Craig’s List, Reid Hoffman – LinkedIn, Laurene Powell Jobs – Apple, and Geoge Soros.

Email From UKC Viewer Highlights Concerns About Child Health
Surgeries overwhelmed with “very poorly children” 00:46:00
Tried to take father top doctor, “was told no appointments again… the receptionist told me.. that they are having a crisis at the moment and they are innundated with very poorly children. I wonder if it is the kiddies that have recently been jabbed.”

Fictional Scenario Flagged Up Children Being Taken Ill
The SPARS Pandemic document is a very detailed “predictive” scenario
Military Industrial Complex Behind Johns Hopkins Center For Health Security

“As time passed and more people across the United States were vaccinated, claims of adverse side effects began to emerge. Several parents claimed that their children were experiencing neurological symptoms similar to those seen among livestock exposed to the GMI vaccine. By May 2027, parental anxiety around this claim had intensified to the point of lawsuits. That month, a group of parents whose children developed mental retardation as a result of encephalitis in the wake of Corovax vaccination sued the federal government, demanding removal of the liability shield protecting the pharmaceutical companies responsible for developing and manufacturing Corovax.”

“Claims for compensation were placed on indefinite hold until further data could be gathered and analysis completed. In response to public demand for long-term side effect compensation, the HHS Secretary invited Congress to conduct an independent investigation of the federal compensation process to alleviate concerns of impropriety.”

Hospitals Prepare To Receive Child Stroke Victims – Email to UKC
Email: “Quietly this is happening in children’s hopsitals — getting ready for stroke admissions because of mass vaccinations.”
Document: Starting Tomorow Pediatric Code Stroke will become operational at children’s hospital… multi disciplinary team approach to managing pediatric patients with suspected stroke.”

Facebook Tranhumanism Metaverse of 3D Virtual Scapes
BBC gushes with support 00:54:00
Giulio Prisco ­ Transhumanism in the Metaverse, TransVision 2006
“The benefits of a singlularity as a replacement for religion.”
Brian Gerrish: very young people who are drawn into this are not going to form properly.
Mike Robinson: the BBC asks no critical questions about what this is — or why billionaires should be able to decide our future. Media AWOL again.

https://www.ukcolumn.org/ukcolumn-news/uk-column-news-29th-october-2021

jubal hershaw
jubal hershaw
Oct 30, 2021 7:43 AM

Vatican watchers are aware all’s not right in Rome; that the not 100% catholic who’s currently acting as The Pope is causing ructions within the upper ranks. Some are probably wondering when the Pope will be given a hand to fatally fall down the stairs, if he doesnt mend his ways.

Thom
Thom
Oct 30, 2021 7:33 AM

Nah. The far-right hate Gates because he has been saving lives in the developing world rather than killing people. Hence they try to put him up as a patsy. Not very convincingly, as usual.

Edwige
Edwige
Oct 30, 2021 9:34 AM
Reply to  Thom

If he’s “saving lives” in the developing world no doubt he’ll be visiting India where he’ll have a warm welcome…. from all the hundreds of thousands his polio vaccine left paralysed.

Clutching at straws
Clutching at straws
Oct 30, 2021 12:50 PM
Reply to  Thom

I’m one of those ‘far-right’ nutjobs. I believe in true democracy, healthy debate, Government accountability truth, and the rule of proper law. I don’t know how I became so evil. I assume it’s because I was educated such a long time ago.

Lizzyh7
Lizzyh7
Oct 30, 2021 7:42 PM
Reply to  Thom

Then why not take his magic elixir? Or have you done that already since he’s such a great guy and would never lie to you or think of profits at all? Sadly, that old left right bullshit still lives and it will kill us before we wake up and see it is not and never was a battle between right and left…

Ort
Ort
Oct 30, 2021 9:24 PM
Reply to  Lizzyh7

I assumed that “saving lives in the developing world” is surely a typo, and Thom meant to write “saying lies in the developing world”.

Otherwise, I would’ve downvoted the comment… oh, wait.

Petra Liverani
Petra Liverani
Oct 30, 2021 7:18 AM

What a multi-faceted disaster to the planet is this man. So depressing.

jas
jas
Oct 30, 2021 6:39 AM

Just some points to note on current trends in U.K. farming- artifitial nitrogen fertilizer prices rise and fall regularly by around 20%-this year ,on the back of the gas price,the fert manufacturers shut down production -they were then bailed out by the government,due to nobody having any CO2. Since then prices have gone up for nitrogen fertilisers from about £280 /ton to well over £700. Couple this with the fact that, in the U.K., the environment agency are stopping farmers spreading farmyard manure in the Autumn. Farmers will be using much less fertiliser on the current crop leading to lower yields- i am not saying this is wrong as it will lead to less nitrates in the water etc. which is a good thing-but it will lead to lower yields and higher prices potentially. This may only apply in the U.K. ,i don’t know what is going on elsewhere and U.K. production is clearly only a fraction of world production. Feed wheat prices are at a record high currently -futures for May at £ 222.00/ton- expect higher prices for food coming in the short term?

Sophie - Admin1
Admin
Sophie - Admin1
Oct 30, 2021 7:01 AM
Reply to  jas

Why is the UK environment agency preventing farmers from using manure on their soil?

jas
jas
Oct 30, 2021 7:29 AM

They are stopping its use in the Autumn- it should now only be used on a growing crop-mostly in the spring- the idea is to prevent nitrate run off and leaching in to the rivers .

jas
jas
Oct 30, 2021 7:32 AM
Reply to  jas

Its a logistical nightmare for farmers- the EA have brought it in pretty quickly -now farmers are having to get up to speed with the new rules in a short space of time

ImpObs
ImpObs
Oct 30, 2021 8:06 AM

On the surface it’s about polution control, enforcement has been suspended until 2022…
https://www.farminguk.com/news/changes-to-spreading-organic-manure-to-have-big-impact-_58704.html

Underneath all that, it’s really about over-regulating smaller players out of the market. Same ‘over regulation’ policies can be seen in all sectors, increasing regulatory entry barriers and costs to burden small/medium business that can’t afford compliance (same way the anti monopoly stuff worked with Standard Oil, same way it’s going with internet companies, small players disapear because they can’t afford compliance).

Johnny
Johnny
Oct 30, 2021 6:01 AM

Gates and his Mrs can’t be doing this on their own.
There must be a team of psychoconsultants, psychoeconomists, psychoaccountants and psychomediapes behind them.

Maybe Gates is pissed off with Beff Jezos being the world’s richest psycho, so Bill and Milly decided they would go after the world’s biggest markets; food and drugs.

Having psychos in charge is one thing, having a psychoNERD steering spaceship Earth is another matter entirely.

Buckle up, hang on and kiss your arse goodbye.

Justin
Justin
Oct 30, 2021 6:36 AM
Reply to  Johnny

Sounds like a bad trip I had way back in the 1960’s: Dr W.H.O. and the pschodaleks.

lotuseater
lotuseater
Oct 31, 2021 11:35 AM
Reply to  Johnny

+

Big al
Big al
Oct 30, 2021 4:27 AM

This is almost unbelievable, except nothing is unbelievable anymore.

“There is a plan, should these people not want to be vaccinated, towards education and counseling to get people the information they need so that they are feeling comfortable in getting vaccinated,” she added.”

CDC Director Says Biden Admin to Roll Out Plan to ‘Educate and Counsel’ Unvaccinated Police Officers, Essential Workers (blacklistednews.com)

It’s like the commercial running here in the U.S. where they have some parents of a teenager contemplating the experimental medical procedure with their teenagers, saying how they want him/her to make an “informed decision” (CYA for the Nuremburg Code), then exclaim how proud they were when, after “informing” him/herself, the teenager announces they have made the right decision to get the endless jabs. Of course, they don’t say endless jabs, that would ruin their mojo. And they certainly make it very clear that the ONLY right decision, no matter how informed you are, is to get the jabs. If not, you are simply misinformed. You obviously have not absorbed the mantra, “the vaccine is safe, the vaccine is effective – the vaccine is safe, the vaccine is effective – the vaccine is safe, the vaccine is effective. . .”

What they’re saying of course is the people who have not got the jab just need the right information and then they will know that getting the jab is the right thing to do, because it is safe, it is effective, and dog gone it, it helps all of humanity. All we need to do is get them off that damn misinformation of reputable doctors, scientists, political analysts, historians, and liberty loving citizens who want to ruin the scam.

It’s so far out there in Orwell like dystopia that it’s scary, not only because of the robotic and imbecilic like declarations from high level people like the CDC director, but that there are so few people who can actually parse the actual meaning of what is being said. I mean, Chomsky wants me dead. Think about that. Because I won’t take a jab that could kill me.

P.S. As a U.S. citizen, my tax dollars are going to pay for this “education and counseling” of those that are deemed to not understand the globalist agenda, and I have absolutely no say in the matter. Not only that, I have absolutely no political representation to voice my opinion.

Clutching at straws
Clutching at straws
Oct 30, 2021 1:16 PM
Reply to  Big al

The thing is ,Al,

They can’t afford to have a control group to compare vaxxed and unvaxxed.

Peytoia
Peytoia
Oct 30, 2021 1:58 PM

In the UK, there is a scheme in place whereby (unless you opted out earlier this year) your NHS records will be available for purchase by (among others) drug companies. They will be able to compare the health outcomes of nearly everyone. Whether we will ever be told what those outcomes are is another matter.

jubal hershaw
jubal hershaw
Oct 30, 2021 3:42 AM

It appears that under Australian Federal and state laws, any worker sacked for refusing the bosses order to “Get Vaxxed, Or Else !” is protected by illegal / unfair dismissal laws. Instead the boss will stand-down such workers without pay. This puts the worker in a double bind. s/he cant get paid the dole for technically they are still employed. And if they take on other work, that could provide grounds for the sack. You’ve gotta hand it to the bastards – they thought of every whichway to compel compliance…

Johnny
Johnny
Oct 30, 2021 6:04 AM
Reply to  jubal hershaw

Australia: you’re crushed in it.

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Oct 30, 2021 6:24 AM
Reply to  jubal hershaw

And this sort of bullshit will not work in Australia, Melbourne is already awash with people protesting today and the high court will find this unconstitutional, the states cannot make laws that breach the federal constitution and fair work act.

Hele
Hele
Oct 30, 2021 7:07 AM

💥⚡️☄️🔥

les online
les online
Oct 30, 2021 7:27 AM

The Fair Work Acts apparently function the same way as Public Health Acts. Powers to make regulations are invested in them, regulations that can ride roughshod over any Rights – guaranteed by the state thus easily canceled by the state – that you claim to have. Public health acts function the same and their regulations are harder to challenge in the courts than government edicts. Daily Lockdown site is urging support for the repeal UK Public Health Act presumably because the courts cant act as checks on the unrestrained powers public health Czars can exercise under the Act.

As for Constitutions ! The story of the USA ‘banning’ marijuana is revealing about how The State can get around / undermine restrictions placed on it by The Constitution. The tale as i heard it: The US government couldnt ban The
Weed. But as The Constitution gives it powers to regulate, it legislated the requirement you have to have a license to sell the stuff. But as it doesnt issue licenses, you can be sent broke by fines for selling without a license.

Treaties ? Dont get me started ! Those duplicitous Poms knew how to get around the written Treaty of Waitangi.

S Cooper
S Cooper
Oct 30, 2021 3:03 AM

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“Is one to take it the corporate fascist Nazi psychos are preparing him for the day they will be shipping him off to Guantanamo Bay?”
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“That is if he survives the cull.”

S Cooper
S Cooper
Oct 30, 2021 3:40 AM
Reply to  S Cooper

“Nuremberg Codes. Crimes Against Humanity!”

https://www.globalresearch.ca/doping-world-fun-profit/5760070

https://www.globalresearch.ca/behind-closed-doors-medical-research-labs/5760124

“Nuremberg Code. Crimes Against Humanity!”

les online
les online
Oct 30, 2021 3:51 AM
Reply to  S Cooper

It’s all part of the kids Obedience training, which is the function of Schooling. If forcing kids to undergo Schooling doesnt drive you psycho then the state is a winner ( Remember: Teachers are paid state functionaries Peoples taxes go towards paying teachers to ensure the kids in their care are protected.)

S Cooper
S Cooper
Oct 30, 2021 4:36 AM
Reply to  les online

“One supposes if sadism can be called SCIENCE, child abuse can be called CHILD WELFARE.”
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S Cooper
S Cooper
Oct 30, 2021 4:38 AM
Reply to  S Cooper

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les online
les online
Oct 30, 2021 4:43 AM
Reply to  S Cooper

It is being done in the name of Science. Creative Obedience Trainers (aka Teachers) would turn it into a Game for the kids to play (throw in a few lollies as rewards for Good Behaviours).

Orthus
Orthus
Oct 30, 2021 7:20 AM
Reply to  les online

Obedience training? I bet it makes them feel grown up.

Edwige
Edwige
Oct 30, 2021 9:47 AM
Reply to  les online

“KIds” are young goats. The common law movement reckon “children” is a term also with hidden meanings so “boys and girls” is the term they advise.

I’m not wholly convinced by the common law argument but the controllers are very careful in their use of language so they may be on to something here. BTW “person” (which can mean mask-wearer) and “citizen” (which concents to membership of a political unit) are terms to avoid as well.

les online
les online
Oct 30, 2021 11:15 AM
Reply to  Edwige

Ok. I’ll add them to my list of Trigger Words to avoid using around Sensitives – ‘cept for ‘kids’ ’cause mum referred to us kids as ‘kids’ – though she wasnt a goat, she was an Old Cow. (Sometimes).

Petra Liverani
Petra Liverani
Oct 30, 2021 6:21 AM
Reply to  S Cooper

Yes, they’re normalising and they’re doing the same for heart attacks. I posted the comment below (edited) on an earlier article:
https://off-guardian.org/2021/08/23/australia-is-going-full-fascist-but-resistance-is-growing/#comment-419834

ARE WE BEING LIED TO IN THE MOST CYNICAL WAY IMAGINABLE?

In an earlier comment I posted an image of a letter sent by a principal to parents at a northern suburbs Sydney school advising of the tragic death by cardiac arrest of a 17 yo student. The letter was circulated beyond the parents obviously because there were concerns that the student had been vaccinated and that vaccination led to the tragic death.

[UPDATE: We’ve heard no more on Tom van Dijk’s death on 21 August – no autopsy results have been published which is rather strange I think considering the massive interest in the subject and the ability for those results to quash any false beliefs in vaccination as being cause. It really makes my blood boil, I recognise his school was out of the nominated council areas where people of his age were eligible for the jab at the relevant time, however, it was never confirmed where he actually lived and even if he did live out of the council areas how can we be sure one way or another he didn’t receive the jab?
https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/outrage-over-false-claims-sydney-teens-tragic-death-linked-to-pfizer-jab/news-story/66a9f0ff5355e923f0a25cbf894b4a64
]

This November 2020 story though about a 15 yo NZ boy who allegedly died of cardiac arrest I think is clearly propaganda whose purpose may well be two-fold:
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/123371560/healthy-15yearold-dies-after-cardiac-arrest-at-aucklands-armageddon-expo

1. To educate people in how to respond when someone collapses (the overt pretext)
2. To familiarise people with the idea that children die from cardiac arrest (the subtle pretext in anticipation of possible problems with the vaccination)

The signs of a psyop:

1. Use of colloquial word “mum” for mother in a serious story.

2. Says “Alex and his friends were dropped off” but then indicates his mother was of the party and went off to a cafe within the area.

3. The mother says she got a call after her son collapsed and then took 5 minutes to find them as paramedics were arriving, however, later it says that he was left for 10 minutes without oxygen. Presumably, the friends called her immediately their son collapsed so the most Alex would have been left without oxgyen would be 5 minutes surely.

4. The mother says, “He was due to start his first NCEA exams this month,” but if Alex were only 15 that’s very young to be doing matriculation exams.

5. It says he suffered from what is known as sudden cardiac death when what is meant is sudden cardiac arrest.

6. We are told:
“When he fell down his friends and the adults around him thought that he had fainted, so they put him into the recovery position and waited for paramedics.”
There’s no indication of how paramedics were notified and presumably if they were notified they would have talked through what to do with the notifier. People just standing around waiting for paramedics doesn’t gel and I’d imagine that cardiac arrest does not have the same signs as fainting.

7. A photo shows Alex making the OK sign … that is also a Masonic sign.

les online
les online
Oct 31, 2021 1:00 AM
Reply to  Petra Liverani

I rule out any possibility that the reporter (and editor) didnt get the details straight. Any “news” story in The Press that contains contradictions and confusions points to it being used to Piggyback ‘a message’ you wont consciously register, which you wont – as Most “news” items are read (scanned), not analysed.
Whenever i read such items i dont ask myself “why did the editor think the story was “newsworthy” ? I ask ” Why does the editor want me to know this ?”
If young guys die from Sudden heart attacks every day, it’s not “news”. If young persons die of Sudden heart attacks infrequently it’s a curiosity offered as “news”. If a young person dies of a Sudden heart attack during mass vaxxing of young people – obfuscation is called for in “news” reports of The Tragedy…

jubal hershaw
jubal hershaw
Oct 30, 2021 2:59 AM

Has anyone else noticed that “gates” is a synonym for Dalek, and “fauci” is a synonym for Dalek, and that cyborgs are transhumans ? How predictive is Dr Who then !

jubal hershaw
jubal hershaw
Oct 30, 2021 3:56 AM
Reply to  jubal hershaw

Offg’s photo of me < suggests Offg imagines me to be some sort of Dalek hybrid.

ImpObs
ImpObs
Oct 30, 2021 8:12 AM
Reply to  jubal hershaw

Ruled by Davros, cept now the R is silent 🙂

les online
les online
Oct 30, 2021 11:17 AM
Reply to  ImpObs

+10

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Oct 30, 2021 2:22 AM

RIP

April 08, 2021
https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/sandalwood-star-puneeth-rajkumar-gets-his-first-dose-covid-19-vaccine-146780
Sandalwood star Puneeth Rajkumar received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday. The 46-year-old actor took to Twitter to share a photo of him getting vaccinated. Encouraging people above the age of 45 to get vaccinated, the actor wrote, “Got my first dose of vaccination today. If you are 45 years & above ensure you get vaccinated. #vaccinated #LargestVaccineDrive.”

A yoga practitioner and a strong advocate of healthy living, Puneeth is known to be one of the healthiest and fittest actors in the south Indian film industry. 

Oct 29, 2021
https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/46-age-die-fans-outside-vikram-hospital-stunned-puneeths-death-157063
“Is 46 an age to die?” Fans outside Vikram hospital stunned by Puneeth’s death
Fans waited for hours outside Vikram hospital where Puneeth was admitted, hoping against hope that he would make a recovery.

Wikipedia:
On 29 October 2021, Puneeth died in Bangalore after suffering a (cardiac arrest) heart attack at the age of 46.[2][56]

Edwige
Edwige
Oct 30, 2021 9:49 AM

Remember what Miller said about propaganda that we agree with – any celebrity death (especially at unlikely ages) is suspect, including those that confirm narratives we want confirmed.

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Oct 30, 2021 10:07 AM
Reply to  Edwige

I can’t see any reason or indication for this one being fake. Given that he was a willing advocate for the jab, it would make more sense to keep him alive.

https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/kaanadante-maayavadanu-thousands-turn-one-last-goodbye-puneeth-157087

GonjaSufi
GonjaSufi
Oct 30, 2021 2:21 AM

juno
juno
Oct 30, 2021 1:29 AM

Eat the Rich Bill Gates

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Oct 30, 2021 1:16 AM

OK, we’re now entering the 21st month of this global fascist coup. Dark Winter is approaching. They are coming for five-year-olds already and they will be coming for babies soon.

Suggest a means of preventing this that is (a) peaceful and (b) effective.

If you can’t manage both (a) and (b), then think about exactly what that means and exactly what you’re prepared to accept.

Pig Swill
Pig Swill
Oct 30, 2021 1:57 AM
Reply to  Patrick L.

Move as far away from civilization as you can.

Edwige
Edwige
Oct 30, 2021 9:53 AM
Reply to  Pig Swill

Perhaps they could cut to the finale and announce where the Savage Lands are going to be now?….

Onle trouble is their aim seems so all-encompassing I’m not sure there’s going to be any. It’s come to something where the existence of some sort of Savage Lands appears the best scenario.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Oct 30, 2021 1:58 AM
Reply to  Patrick L.

@TheMindsculpter· 10 Std

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My friend’s sister has just been told that she will have to take a PCR test before having her C-section. If the result is positive, her baby will be removed and tested too. She will be unable to see the baby for 10 days!!

https://twitter.com/TheMindsculpter/status/1454085499430318080

Reset the Diaboligarchy
Reset the Diaboligarchy
Oct 29, 2021 11:52 PM

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The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Oct 30, 2021 9:04 PM

I replayed their dialogue in my mind while driving home, and it felt more and more heinous to me. I helped start the company and was still an active member of management, though limited by me illness, and now my partner and my colleague were scheming to rip me off. It was mercenary opportunism, plain and simple.

Paul Allen, Idea Man (2011)

Marx knew that Capital as an impersonal drive has its own logic, that not even friendship or affection could sway.

Later we shall see first how the capitalist, by means of capital, exercises his governing power over labour, then, however, we shall see the governing power of capital over the capitalist himself.

Karl Marx, Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844

CK_
CK_
Oct 29, 2021 11:48 PM

We need a sequel to “Kill Bill”. How about “Kill Bill (Gates): Volume III”?

gordan
gordan
Oct 29, 2021 11:45 PM

odd comments on radio news tonight

about the thing called the queen

they said all engagements have been cancelled

apart from death duties

interesting wordings yes no

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Oct 30, 2021 12:42 AM
Reply to  gordan

They’ll presumably keep her on ice until they need a “diversion”.

gordan
gordan
Oct 30, 2021 2:24 PM

phillip was on ice ice

a man in a freddie kruger mask was used for a while

the dates the numbers are the juice
control and timing is everything

Loverat 8
Loverat 8
Oct 30, 2021 1:00 AM
Reply to  gordan

Interesting. I was told by a friend 10 days ago, she heard via someone else some big news about the Queen in next few weeks, not what it would be but something. Certainly started wondering if being prepared for more change. Many events, seem to be connected right know, royalty, presidents dying, etc.

Some really bizarre behaviour I’ve noticed in people too. Like they’re been zombified. Can’t work it out but have had feeling for a while of impending huge events.

Captain Birdheart
Captain Birdheart
Oct 30, 2021 3:33 AM
Reply to  gordan

odd comments on a radio, never, herd of so much foolishness,cancelled nonarch,film is, the return, 1979, lays bare, dirty, secrets.

Edwige
Edwige
Oct 30, 2021 10:00 AM

They won’t want anything to distract from COP26.

Charles has been full-time shilling for the Great Reset. Maybe he’s done enough to turn his turn and they won’t jump straight to William which looked the plan for a while. BTW I’ve been reading Albert Churchward’s book on a certain fraternal society and he says the Prince of Wales’ emblem is one of their symbols disguised (but without the Princes’ knowledge ho ho).

gordan
gordan
Oct 30, 2021 2:26 PM

odd comments are usually code for club members
broad sword calling danny boy come in over

jubal hershaw
jubal hershaw
Oct 29, 2021 11:20 PM

It reads like one of those “contradictions” within Capitalism Marx wrote about: the drive for profit (control) will kill The Golden Goose… Disaster Capitalism ? We’re heading into a Gates-catastrophe.
As for transhumanism: research reveals micro-plastics are not only in Mother’s Milk but in the air we breathe – and those cheap pretences posing as face masks wont stop the particles being inhaled…Soon there will be injectable nano-bots that’ll gather the plastics to shape them into body parts, not just replacement hips… (the state is having some success already: Robo-cops)…

jubal hershaw
jubal hershaw
Oct 30, 2021 1:06 AM
Reply to  jubal hershaw

I thought of “Gatesgate” but “gate” is usually applied to scandals, and i dont feel scandalised by what Gates is doing – it’s normal business practice (ask any Mafia Don)… and “gate-astrophe” is a bit cumbersome ? I like short-hands like The In Crowds use to let each other know they’re “in the know”.
If i wanted to Own The World and had the wherewithall to do it, i’d let the masses know for they can be relied on to dis-believe me. I’d use their natural dis-trust against them, hide in plain sight.
And to get the conspiracy minded among them to assist me i’d hide rats for them to discover – they’ve a nose for “smelling a rat” (i prefer snorting coke.)

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Oct 29, 2021 11:19 PM

Cristian Terhes MEP
@CristianTerhes
Member of the European Parliament representing Romania and the Christian-Democratic National Peasants’ Party (PNTCD) in the ECR Group. Human rights advocate.

https://twitter.com/CristianTerhes/status/1454086143105015808
Oct 29, 2021
EU citizens’ rights are severely violated by the Digital Certificate. We will fight for your right to freedom, which has to be restored in the EU! Full Press Conference 28.10.2021

MEPs Supporting the rights of workers against the mandatory Digital Certificate – press conference
Oct 29, 2021
Cristian Terhes
28.10.2021 – new press conference in Brussels

Reset the Diaboligarchy
Reset the Diaboligarchy
Oct 29, 2021 10:35 PM

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jas
jas
Oct 29, 2021 10:15 PM

if people are stupid enough to start eating the lab grown proteins then Gates will win- there are plenty of farmers and plenty of land left to produce wholesome genuine food- stop buying from supermarkets and start using local farm shops-you could even approach your local farmers and try to initiate local supplies- decentralisation is the key and not only to food-local communities are the only way out of this, a return to tribalism if you like. Its time to stop talking and start doing.

Big al
Big al
Oct 30, 2021 2:32 AM
Reply to  jas

“If people are stupid enough”. Um, I think we’ve got that covered. For near term survival, I think you’re right, we’re going to have to decentralize and go local. Many if not all of us will probably have no choice. I’m personally researching where to move to (in the U.S.) to establish a place me and my family can survive hard times. But if we want to “win”, that’s not going to cut it. We have to go to war against these bastards, end their rule, and bring them to justice.

Paul _too
Paul _too
Oct 30, 2021 9:59 AM
Reply to  Big al

Exactly. The people behind this are working to very well prepared plans that have spanned several generations. Those who oppose them need to organise and start doing the same thing. Networking, teaching, ever expanding.

Edith
Edith
Oct 29, 2021 10:07 PM

F course none of this is the responsibility of the mindless population who consume the crap, drink large quantities of alcohol and do nothing about making their lives any better….Gates is only one front man…..easily replaced as I suspect it isn’t just him running his apparent show…..

how long have the US population gone along with the war machine…we are the best concepts and notions that have led us here….always easy to blame someone else for our follies.

jas
jas
Oct 29, 2021 10:25 PM
Reply to  Edith

exactly

Mr Y
Mr Y
Oct 29, 2021 9:49 PM

If we used our brains for more than watching garbage TV etc figures like Billy G would have been stopped long before they got wrinkles and another set of new teeth …

Reset the Diaboligarchy
Reset the Diaboligarchy
Oct 29, 2021 9:47 PM

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Paul Prichard
Paul Prichard
Oct 29, 2021 7:59 PM

Your alternative update on #COVID19 for 2021-10-27. Harshbarger’s Natural Immunity Is Real Act. Social control costs lives. Build Back Better Billionaires
https://paulthepaperbear.wordpress.com/2021/10/27/your-alternative-update-on-covid19-for-2021-10-27-harshbargers-natural-immunity-is-real-act-social-control-costs-lives-build-back-better-billionaires/

Ross Hendry
Ross Hendry
Oct 29, 2021 7:53 PM

It’s amazing that the careless Gates hasn’t had a terrible accident to date.

This is the closest he’s come:

https://youtu.be/iK6SS8CXYZo

George Mc
George Mc
Oct 29, 2021 7:52 PM

Re: the usrtk.org link (“US Right To Know”) and Saint Bill’s synthetic beef, I daresay that bit is right. But I mistrust a site which can say things like

These ideologies led to the recent controversy over Covid-19 vaccines, in which Gates’ insistence on patents may have impeded vaccine access for the world’s poor.

Which obviously plays into the “We need the vaccines” scenario. This also augmented by an article on researching “the origins of Covid-19” and thus taking at face value the covid narrative.

Rhisiart Gwilym
Rhisiart Gwilym
Oct 29, 2021 7:42 PM

I get great comfort, not to mention a certain spiteful schadenfreudischer glee from contemplating what a huge riding-for-a-fall Gates is on.

Utter sucker that he is, he couldn’t have chosen a set of strategies more certain to fail in absolute chaos, as the Long Descent away from hitech industrial civilisation continues. The growing global energy catastrophe, alone, is enough to trash all his sicko dreams. But of course the energy catastrophe isn’t alone, it’s just the chieftain of a whole war-band of Horsemen of the Apocalypse, now hoving up on the horizon: Fight of the next couple of centuries! The insane, life- and humanity-hating Technosphere monster – Koyaanisqatsi – meets The Limits To Growth, and is destroyed utterly by them, along with its meat-servant orcs such, as Gates and the gatesoids.

Get re-incarnated a century from now, and observe how many of the Gatesian nightmares are still around by then; or whether all you will find of them will be the last bits of their wreckage still extant, before they fade unlamented into the past. Does anyone imagine Gates’ heirs will still be holding many thousands of acres of NAmerica in their mitts by then? Really? In these Interesting Times…?

“Doctor Guillotin thou shouldst be living at this hour. / Earth hath need of thee; she is a fen…” (with apologies for chewing up Wordsworth’s poem).

wardropper
wardropper
Oct 29, 2021 7:53 PM

Wish I could see some real evidence of this Gates failure…

If he really thought he was in for a fall, he wouldn’t be rushing towards it with such joyful abandon.
Those dollar trillions buy him peaceful sleep at night, and if they don’t, he has a million pills available to serve the same purpose.

I just don’t see the threat to him.
So he loses a few billion… He wouldn’t even notice.
He thinks he’s God, and if he gets away with it, he will effectively occupy the same position in people’s thoughts as their favourite deity.
That’s because he, and most of the general public, are as thick as two planks.

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Oct 29, 2021 7:13 PM

Gates has an easily solved lead deficiency

DM:
DM:
Oct 29, 2021 7:39 PM

🙂

wardropper
wardropper
Oct 29, 2021 7:55 PM

TPTB would simply choose another figurehead.
There are thousands of available candidates.

Requirements:
1) Think you’re God.
2) Think you’re God.

Mr Y
Mr Y
Oct 29, 2021 9:51 PM
Reply to  wardropper

1) Think you’re God.

1) Be a psychopath.

Edwige
Edwige
Oct 30, 2021 10:02 AM
Reply to  Mr Y

It wouldn’t be so bad if he aspired to be some goddess of fertility – but instead some combination of Satan, Moloch and Kali seems more to be his sort of goal.

Martin Usher
Martin Usher
Oct 30, 2021 1:05 AM

“Lining people up against a wall” is a traditional political solution that’s mostly found in cartoons. On those occasions its been used in the real world its invariably used against the wrong people.

Publically threatening individuals, even as a joke, is likely to get you into trouble. You’re dealing with a system, not individuals, so replacing individuals without replacing the system simply results in a new set of tyrants. I don’t have a magic solution but I reckon that being aware of the root causes of problems and always bearing in mind that ‘the opposition’ — for want of a better term — has unlimited resources, power and patience at its disposal does suggest one or two approaches that might work. (….but don’t expect ‘democracy’ to save you!)

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Oct 30, 2021 6:28 AM
Reply to  Martin Usher

I am not threatening anyone.

Martha
Martha
Oct 31, 2021 1:11 AM
Reply to  Martin Usher

Well, it wouldn’t hurt to try it and see if others have the same zeal and intent. Bet not.

George Mc
George Mc
Oct 29, 2021 7:13 PM

I wasn’t aware of gene edited crops but I noted this article

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-58711230

And this oxymoron:

“Gene editing has the ability to harness the genetic resources that nature has provided.”

If nature provided these resources then why do they need editing?

Orthus
Orthus
Oct 29, 2021 9:31 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Nature placed them in the wrong places: genes in tomatoes that the science says should be in cows. That kind of thing.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Oct 30, 2021 1:23 AM
Reply to  George Mc

“Harness”, sic. Then beat, whip, spur, kick the shit out of, work to the the bone, send to the knacker’s yard when done..

Horses and genes have a lot in common with the working class.

George Mc
George Mc
Oct 29, 2021 7:01 PM

From Oxfam:

11 people are likely dying every minute from hunger, …

You’ve got my attention.

…now outpacing COVID-19 fatalities, warns Oxfam

???????

A new Oxfam report today says that as many as 11 people are likely dying of hunger and malnutrition each minute.

Again – credible.

This is more than the current global death rate of COVID-19, which is around seven people per minute.

Is it indeed? I really don’t think so. Not at all. Indeed, the number of covid fatalities – assuming that there are such to begin with – is probably as unremarkable as you’d expect from a moderate flu variant. Which of course casts an utterly gigantic question mark regarding the cause of the malnutrition figures.