Eugyppius, “We Must Find a Way to Prevent Bill Gates from Preventing the Next Pandemic", Eugyppius.com (07 May 2022)
You've probably read this already. It's certainly been shared enough online in the last 24 hours. But I simply cannot resist flagging it up anyway. The brilliant "Eugyppius" shares his review of Bill Gates' new book, How to Prevent the Next Pandemic, which he describes as suffering from a "total absence from its pages of any original thought" (which saves me £18.59 right there) and written by a man who belongs to "a new breed of low-brow elite who present themselves as leaders, while eagerly following every source of celebrity and authority they know."
In some ways I find Eugyppius's non-conspiratorial view of Gates quite appealing. It would be comforting to think that Old Bill is just a self-important sycophant with bags of cash who's been deluded into thinking he understands a bunch of stuff he doesn't because he's been surrounded by yes-men for so long, but I'm not quite convinced. While much of Eugyppius's "Theory of Gates" rings true to me, I still think there's something a bit darker about Old Bill. I hope I'm wrong, but there it is.
Anyway, if you have a few minutes, do read it (if you haven't already); and if you need a bit more persuasion, how about this fantastic line?
"Remember that this man has billions of dollars. A whole world of unusual vices stands open to him... Instead, he has chosen the path of moral vanity, perhaps the least interesting vice of all, founding a ponderous grantmaking foundation and pooping around the globe in manboobs and ill-fitting polo shirts, pronouncing to all and sundry on subjects he hardly understands."