David Langwallner: The Case Against Gates

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From top: Bill Gates with President Michael D Higgins in Aras an Uachtarain in 2013; David Langwallner

There has been a recent proliferation of books, papers, articles and broadcasts about the political and social malaises we are facing – unprecedented in human history or at least since the 1930s. There is a significant level of repetition and overlap between these disaster apocalypse texts, the overarching themes of which are the following:

– humanity is on the brink of economic and environmental collapse and potential extinction by increments exacerbated by this pandemic and future pandemics to come;

– travel is to be a thing of the past or restricted; and

– the world in which we live is to be a no-work no-support lockdown or stop-start universe with scarcity of opportunity and serf or Chinese capitalism at best for most.

Given this deluge of material what more is to left to say – why one more short or medium essay?

Well, dear reader, if there is to be one more the apologia and justification for this epistle is that it brings all the themes together and identifies in a legalistic yet easily digestible coffee-read fashion the precise person that all ills can be traced back to – the precise if somewhat opaque criminal entity that has caused all of this.

The Case Against Bill Gates.

Let us address the particulars then:

1: Our age of spin and disinformation has morphed into a post-truth universe where the untruth is given excessive audience or hearing and lies and propaganda are accepted or inadequately or inconclusively rebutted. The utilisation of propaganda, advertising, sound bites, and the manipulation of people by targeting and messaging emanating from Cambridge Analytica has destroyed our public discourse. People are being commodified and objectified and targeted as passive nodal consumers or receptors of disinformation. Human personality is being readjusted towards plasticity and falsity. Relativism and alternative realities abound. This artificial truth and information is creating artificial humans. Genuine people are being replaced by artificial people and artificial intelligence – replicants or indeed a kind of zombie, or both. And Gates is partially to blame as Microsoft by stages led to the veneration of tech and numbers, blandness and the unregulated wild west of the Internet that has created the platform for the new post-truth universe. All roads lead to Bill.

2: Neoliberalism, an American adoption via an Austrian economist Hayek, has led to the cartelisation of the world, with a small minority controlling most of the assets so as to blur to non-existence the distinction between working and middle class. Privatisation, deregulation, oligarchical and corporate control as well as the rewarding of human identity to homo economicus has corroded the fabric of life and coarsened human interaction. It has also destroyed pension entitlements, health care rights and the social safety net. Insidiously it has led to the rise of fascism and America has led the triumphalist Trumpian march or should that be Gatesian Corporate march. For the new form of feudal capitalism makes Gates ever the richer and ever the more dangerous with the vaccine rights in his pocket. Gates dispenses largesse to humanity and seeks to turn us all into cleansed corporate serfs with appropriate vaccines which we pay for.

3: There is indeed now a cacophony of voices asserting that we are at the dawn of a new fascist or corporate fascist mercantile age. Those among the ruling elite of the world who have perspective and a historical sensibility such as Madeleine Albright are acutely conscious that the extreme right and neo-conservatism has gained not just traction and control but is becoming all powerful. Yes, it is fascism but what type of fascism is the more appropriate question? Well, it is a synergy between faceless corporate control manipulating a compliant and often failed state, failed states worldwide, the repression of civil liberties and the degradation of human rights where state criminality is given a free license and where tactics of surveillance, fabricated allegations and state sponsored murder have become de rigeur. It also accepts entropy and non-support of superfluous people and neglects their basic survivability. Politicians are puppets and the puppet master – he who pulls the purse strings through entities such as the Gates foundation.

4: The culture of celebrity and soundbites and infotainment has destroyed public discourse and provided a palliative distraction of bread and circuses as far more sinister matters are not reported or discussed or are occluded from public visage gaze and scrutiny. Politics in effect as the Trump-Clinton debates showed has become the Jerry Springer show. It is now part of the infotainment industry, with celebrities like Gates given far too much coverage for their ludicrous views, and far too much credence based on their ill-gotten gains.

5: Education has become an industry, achieving limited employment goals and frankly not providing education but producing arcane specialists and technocrats, with a misplaced focus on sentiments, feelings and all pervasive soft focus woolliness to the detriment of hard data. Students are encouraged to focus on self and self-validation and on lifestyle choices rather than what Camus called engagement. The Americanisation of education and the expurgation of fearless criticism to protect our snowflake generation are producing, with some exceptions, a population ripe for exploitation. Be merry and libertarian for your noncritical college career and then be exploited for the rest of your life through precarious short-term contracts, student loans, permanent renting, overwork, meaningless exchanges of sentiments and a false sense of belonging in corporate cultures or on the web as detailed in ‘The Circle’ parodied by David Eggers and modelled on Microsoft and Apple.

6: The rise of family values and religious fundamentalism intrinsic to neo-conservative thinking and now with the new Trumpian appointment of a seven-times mother, gun toting and approving, no doubt, anti-abortionist devout Catholic Amy Coney we have reached the nadir or apotheosis of absurdity. Neo-cons scapegoat Islam but do not turn the lenses on themselves, with many conservative extremists looking forward to the end of days where the righteous will be judged and unrighteous shot or interned, neglecting of course to recognise that they collectively by their rapacious greed have caused all this mess in the first place. The good old boys and girls, the rednecks and the bang for the buck merchants. The hillbilly elegy that worked its way up to the dizzying heights of Goldman Sachs or Microsoft. Take a bow Bill. Bow wow wow. You may consider yourself an altruist but your endorsement of free market neo-liberalism has pandered to all of this. And the Democrats are no different.

 The costing of everything has destroyed the social fabric and precipitated economic and environmental collapse. All human activity converted into the wealth maximisation criteria. Homo Economicus. It is also the cult of scientificism, the dock devoid of moral conscience that is in the dock. Just as listening to Niall Ferguson in Imperial College one should realise; he is funded by the Gates Foundation. Scientific objectivity that is Decisionist, as Habermas would term it, is devoid of a moral compass.

So, these are the themes of the industry of apocalypse and millenarian self-destruction linked to Americana with the counterpoint of a rather soapy counter active optimism leading to a plethora of self-help books or rules for life and survival in the 21st century.

It is almost as if we have entered the parable millenarian universe of Cormac McCarthy’s book ‘The Road’ (2006) and are struggling for survival in an all-consuming neo-liberal holocaust. Survival skills are personalised and individualistic and involve disentanglement from the body polity and the corporate vectors of control. If not, you become part of the problem – earning for your keep singing to your sponsors for your supper without having the temerity of Oliver Twist to ask for more, retreating into your gated enclosures to take your medication, testing, ever more vaccines, and restriction of liberties, without causing any fuss. In other words, a sheep.

How do you indict in the face of a sleepwalking consensus and how do you particularise those responsible? You cannot indict everybody, but I think some clarity can be imposed with the indictment of a specific even amorphous entity.

Robertson QC titled a book “The Case Against the Pope” (2010) and Hitchens attacked Henry Kissinger in his “Trial of Henry Kissinger” (2001). Kissinger is of course a person (or at least ostensibly so) and thus subject to universal jurisdiction, but is part of the military industrial complex and the Pope fronts a business called Catholicism or as I think it should be termed “In God We Trust Inc” responsible for much of the evil of the world.

There is accordingly journalistic precedent for constructing a generic indictment that is not just individual focused, but entity focused – perhaps not an indictment that would be recognised in the law courts, but one which may be recognised in the court of public opinion – or at least the court of civilised values and intelligent non prejudicial thinking. A court awaiting a class action.

How do You Plead Mr Gates?

David Langwallner is a barrister specialising in public law, immigration, housing and criminal defence including miscarriages of justice. He is emeritus director of the Irish innocence project and was Irish lawyer of the year at the 2015 Irish law awards. His column appears here every Tuesday and Friday. Follow David on Twitter @DLangwallner

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45 thoughts on “David Langwallner: The Case Against Gates

  1. E'Matty

    Here’s a plethora of additional information on our pal Bill, for anyone who is interested.

    The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) is a foundation that takes donations from public, private, philanthropic, and civil society organisations, to finance independent research projects to develop vaccines against emerging infectious diseases. CEPI was founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

    While CEPI announced the launching of a global vaccine at the Davos World Economic Forum January 2019, another important and related endeavor was underway. It’s called the ID2020 Agenda, which, according to author Peter Koenig constitutes “an electronic ID program that uses generalized vaccination as a platform for digital identity”.

    “The program harnesses existing birth registration and vaccination operations to provide newborns with a portable and persistent biometrically-linked digital identity”.

    The Founding Partners of ID2020 are Microsoft, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) among others. GAVI was founded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

    The Decade of Vaccines (DoV) Collaboration brought together diverse stakeholders to develop the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP), which aims to stimulate the discovery, development and delivery of life-saving vaccines.

    Gavi serves on the Leadership Council of the DoV Collaboration, and provides critical expertise and leadership as part of the organisation’s steering committee (source: gavi.org)

    It is worth noting the timeline: The ID2020 Alliance held their Summit in New York, entitled “Rising to the Good ID Challenge”, on September 19, 2019, exactly one month prior to the nCov-2019 simulation exercise entitled Event 201 at John Hopkins in Baltimore. Event 201 was hosted by The John Hopkins Center for Health Security, the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It was a 3.5 hour pandemic table top exercise involving 15 global business, government, military, and public health leaders that simulated a global coronavirus pandemic

    1. E'Matty

      During this ‘crisis’, governments around the world have deferred to the World Health Organisation or WHO for advice and guidance. In 2019, after the United States, the largest funder of the WHO was the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Now that President Trump has stated his intention to halt US funding to the WHO, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will now be it’s largest donor.

      Gates, who resigned from the Microsoft board in March 2020 to ‘focus on his philanthropic efforts’, predicted things won’t “go back to truly normal until we have a vaccine that we’ve gotten out to basically the entire world.”

      In 2017, a ‘hypothetical’ ‘SPARS 2025-2028’ pandemic ‘scenario’ published by the Bill Gates funded John Hopkins Centre describes the SARS CoV2 (COVID) pandemic exactly, including the month by month progression. It predicted a wave of adverse neurological damage 9-12 months after first administration of vaccines.

      https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/our-work/pubs_archive/pubs-pdfs/2017/spars-pandemic-scenario.pdf

      Jan 2021 (Journal of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases)

      COVID-19 RNA Based Vaccines and the Risk of Prion Disease.

      “The folding of TDP-43 and FUS into their pathologic prion confirmations is known to cause ALS, front temporal lobar degeneration, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological degenerative diseases. The enclosed finding as well as additional potential risks leads the author to believe that regulatory approval of the RNA based vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 was premature and that the vaccine may cause much more harm than benefit.”

      https://scivisionpub.com/pdfs/covid19-rna-based-vaccines-and-the-risk-of-prion-disease-1503.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3YikqDJiPpwPo9EUGZWzWLygf9TNBy-5EKX95pT_WoYdJAjxH59JY7wrI

      1. E'Matty

        Bill Gates seeks to block out the sun using SAIs (Stratospheric Aerosol Injections)
        https://www.iflscience.com/environment/bill-gatesbacked-controversial-geoengineering-test-moves-forward-with-new-committee/
        Last week, Harvard took an important step. The American university announced the formation of a committee to oversee the safety and feasibility of the geoengineering project Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx). The project is backed by Bill Gates, the Hewlett Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, as well as university grants and donations from other groups and individual contributors.

        SCoPEx would ideally test a way to cool down our planet by releasing aerosols (small particles) into the stratosphere. The aerosols would, in theory, increase our planet’s albedo, thus increasing the amount of light reflected by the Earth back into space before it warms our planet.

        https://www.betterthancash.org/about/members
        Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation support for a digital cash society

        The media in Gates pocket
        https://www.cjr.org/criticism/gates-foundation-journalism-funding.php

        1. E'Matty

          Africa to Become Testing Ground for “Trust Stamp” Vaccine Record and Biometric Digital Payment System
          By Raul Diego, July 19, 2020
          The program, which was first launched in late 2018, will see Trust Stamp’s digital identity platform integrated into the GAVI-Mastercard “Wellness Pass,” a digital vaccination record and identity system that is also linked to Mastercard’s click-to-play system that powered by its AI and machine learning technology called NuData. Mastercard, in addition to professing its commitment to promoting “centralized record keeping of childhood immunization” also describes itself as a leader toward a “World Beyond Cash,” and its partnership with GAVI marks a novel approach towards linking a biometric digital identity system, vaccination records, and a payment system into a single cohesive platform. The effort, since its launch nearly two years ago, has been funded via $3.8 million in GAVI donor funds in addition to a matched donation of the same amount by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

          1. E'Matty

            Last one!

            Moderna Therapeutics has seen its stock price first triple in 2020 as it emerged as a major player in vaccine development and has seen it grow by over 300% (again!) in 2021 as its vaccine was “fast tracked” by the FDA becoming one of the world’s best known and most used vaccines during the pandemic.

            Julie Sunderland co-founded the VC firm, known for making ambitious investments, after having led program-related investments for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which provided financial support to Moderna while she was there.

            Predicts the pandemic, simulates it in the two weeks before it “emerges”, largest funder of the global body responsible for managing the global response to the pandemic, the WHO, funder of one of the leading vaccines profiting, Moderna, led by a former employee etc. Does anybody know what conflict of interest means?

            One last thing, Mike Ryan (Irishman) executive director of the WHO Emergencies Programme leading the team responsible for the containment and treatment of COVID19 worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on projects in Africa.

        1. E'Matty

          if a single thing I have posted is inaccurate, please do say so. Otherwise, your comment is the typical ad hominem nothing retort we’ve come to expect from you silly ignorant sheeples. It is in fact you who is in full fledged support of global fascism in supporting a globalist corporatist agenda. I suspect your intellectual capacity is simply too limited for topics of such broad range and expanse. I’ll donate €100 to a charity of your choice and post the receipt number here if you can identify a single piece of “disinformation” in any of my above comments.

          1. E'Matty

            another incapable of actually responding to the numerous facts I reveal above about your beloved Bill. Says it all really.

          2. Darren

            Whatever of the facts as stated .. there is no need to doubt the intelligence of someone because they disagree or have sought to challenge your proposal. Please give a hundred euro to the next rough sleeper you see. If you can offer it as ransom to those who help you to spot your failings I will take it that you accept this suggestion is similarly valid.

          3. ProfessorMark

            E – Matty
            I’m not sure about your exposure to academic research or industry but its pretty common that in most industries/ academic circles people move jobs, get funded, take part in research etc whilst having a commonality of interest.
            I feel sorry for you – and not in a ‘I’m smarter than you sort of way’ but genuinely sorry that you see the world like this. It must be difficult.
            Without most of the projects you mention we won’t have advances in medicine, tech etc. Sure there are concerns about personal autonomy, over reach by some bodies etc. I get that. But most links you have there are normal things that happen in industry. If you think they are odd you should see what goes on once you sign an NDA! We are not going to solve health, wealth inequality etc without research and funding.
            In my world nothing gets done without funding or funders. Research (which benefits you & me) has to be done or would you prefer no advances?

          4. E'Matty

            @Darren – I post significant factual information on the subject at hand and BitnBoxy replies “FYI E’Matty is your commoner gardener crypto-fascist.” and you have the arrogance to turn to me and say ” there is no need to doubt the intelligence of someone because they disagree or have sought to challenge your proposal”? Seriously?

            As for your virtue signalling attempt to appear concerned for the homeless, how about you put your money where your mouth is and donate the €100 to the homeless and post the receipt number? I have put my money on the line to stand by what I have posted. The offer still stands. The responses have all failed to even mention the facts posted, let alone attempt to address any of them. I do not need or even want everyone to agree with verything I post. I would be happy for anyone to engage in challenging debate on any aspect but that is not what any of you have sought to do. One after another simply engages in ad hominem and personalised attacks on the messenger. As I say, it’s quite telling.

          5. E'Matty

            @ ProfessorMark – I fully understand how funding works but you clearly have no understanding of how power works, nor how funding can influence the “culture” and even agenda of an organisation. Can you tell us at what point in his life, in your opinion, Bill Gates went from being the well known utra competitive greedy monopolist with scant regard for others, to the Christ-like figure you seem to believe he is? For your claimed academic background, you also clearly do not understand the concept of conflict of interest.

      2. SOQ

        That vaccine risk of Prion Disease appears to be popping up a lot lately. I have heard a number of experts talking about it recently- something to do with the protein spike passing through the blood brain barrier I think?

        It’s a wait and see game because given the predicted time frame, there is absolutely no way it could have been tested for beforehand.

      3. chris

        E’Matty I commend you’re detailed synopsis, and also your respectful answers to your snarky & ignorant detractors – alas their lack of manners may be regrettably prion related.

      4. LeftBank

        Sorry E’Matty but this ‘paper’ you reference from Classen is junk. Aside from the fact that it’s published by a non-PubMed indexed journal (and at that a pay-for-publish journal that has no peer review process), he is just wrong in how he tried to interpret the biology. He mis-references papers (ie claims they support his hypothesis when in fact they contradict it) and fundamentally misunderstands how mRNA, RNA, and RNA binding proteins work. There is no bioinformatic analysis. This is not science. It doesn’t even deserve to be called a hypothesis because the author’s understanding of molecular biology is so flawed. He quotes zero evidence and has zero biological plausibility.

  2. Lilly

    At least Melinda had the good sense to divorce him once she discovered the extent of his ties with Jeffrey Epstein.

    One could write a book about No 5 alone. Americans depress me. Not to mention their barbaric healthcare system.

  3. Darren

    Whatever of the facts as stated .. there is no need to doubt the intelligence of someone because they disagree or have sought to challenge your proposal. Please give a hundred euro to the next rough sleeper you see. If you can offer it as ransom to those who spot your failings I will take it that you accept this suggestion is similarly valid.

    1. K. Cavan

      The point has already been made, Darren, there was no challange, no disagreement presented to E’Matty’s comments, merely insults & abuse. It’s impossible not to doubt the intelligence & maturity of people who make such pointlessly ignorant comments.
      At least, E’Matty, you must derive some small satisfaction from being brayed at in such a fashion, it displays your intellectual superiority, your “critics” don’t dare actually respond in kind, with facts, information or intelligence.

  4. Darren

    Equally David langwallner.. the term snowflake is offensive in spite of the irony that this idea may conjure up. It’s irony should not however be seen as a defence against its use being challenged and nor should its commonplace usage become reason for its application here, especially where it is you intend to illustrate a point about the vacuity of political narrative in the face of economic emphasis. Or do you see it as that which is popular is right? Also, some would say that marx presented for us the version of capitalism to which you attribute the faults if not responsibility of non state actors, marking it as a phase which further underlines the temporal condition of a capitalist social model.

    1. Lilly

      Some might consider the term ‘tootly pootler’ offensive, but it contains a plethora of information in a single word. Likewise ‘snowflake’. It’s simply too useful not to be used. (I’m not passive-aggressively calling you a tootly pootler btw.)

    2. K. Cavan

      Darren, someone actually complaining that the term “snowflake” is offensive nudges irony into hilarity. Are you having a laugh, I sure am!

  5. Darren

    E matty… I don’t disagree with your position. Your facts as I called them are presented and I have not doubted you or them. I do not like that someone who presents facts as they see them then takes up the position of intellectual superior as against those who either dismisses their facts outright or takes no interest .. each could be seen as challenging to someone who weilds facts in such a way…. but virtue signalling. .? Let’s be honest.. if you are going to use a nominal figure to illustrate your veracity then stand by that when it is you are called to..

  6. K. Cavan

    There are a lot of interesting ideas in this piece but also a glaring failure to fit the Democrats & their diabolical pact with the Oligarchs into the jigsaw. The writer has a bit more waking up to do, blaming Trump & Neocons in the Republican party for the elevation of Bill Gates fails to deal with the (probable) reality that Gates votes Democrat.
    The lingering effects of TDS blind him to some complex & important realignments that have occurred, aided by adhering to an anachronistic Left V Right model, which can’t make sense of the Globalist Vs Populist struggle that’s actually happening.

    1. david langwaLLNER

      i did blame the democrats entirely agree that left right descriptors are no longer apt and there is in effect a convergence on neo liberalism and social sanitisation

  7. K. Cavan

    I really don’t think “and the Democrats are no different” cuts it. The erstwhile “Left” in the US is now more repressive & authoritarian than the most Right-wing Republican government ever were.
    Obviously, the “American Left” were only ever Liberals & Liberalism’s belief in Free Markets, along with the Free Speech, Freedom of Conscience, etc places them firmly, if not too far over, on the Right.
    The Democrats, my default choice for most of my life, have driven me away, no major alteration to my moral & political views, were required, that’s worthy of analysis & comment because I’m far from alone.
    The election of Trump enraged the Woke & forced their hand, doing us a favour by laying bare their distain for democracy, for the working-class deplorables, for society itself & exposing their unshakable belief that society, an historical artifact, as well as a process, can be subjugated to intellectual abstractions & that authoritarian expertism is a viable substitute for representative democracy.
    The Democrats own version of populism, the election of the show-pony phoney Obama garnered less of the popular vote than Trump did but Trump’s election was almost apolitical, it was the US electorate visiting politicians with a plague on both their houses. Biden/Harris is an absolute shit-show, in comparison, one which may yet cause us to ponder Leonard Cohen’s comment “you won’t like what comes after America”.
    I feel the Democrats are summed-up by a Hilary Clinton quote I heard recently: “Women are the perrenial victims of war, they lose fathers, husbands, brothers, sons…”.
    These people cannot see the trees…

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