Unthinking Majority wrote:Bill Gates, via his software creations, has increased the productivity of a gazillion businesses, governments, organizations etc worldwide over the past 4 decades, creating an insane amount of extra wealth for the human population
First, there not "his" creations. They're his aquisitions.
Secondly, his "creations" have only increased the incomes of the 1%, have made surveillance of everyone much easier, and have lead to the most boring, unhealthy jobs in human history, sitting in a chair all day wiggling your fingers.
Hong Wu wrote:So I have to wonder what is going on with people who choose people like him as their target.
Anyone who corners 50 billion dollars deserves to be a target, because more than anything else, Bill Gates is a symbol of income inequality and all the misery and social dysfunction that creates.
Most societies that become as unequal as the United States, Guatamala, and Brazil, usually self-destruct from the inside out.
WTF has Debby at Starbucks done to contribute to the global economy compared to Gates?
Betty works at Starbucks because in the USA, she can't afford to go to college, or afford decent daycare for her kids to do so. So she wastes her life preparing fast-food for fat people in cars, while Bill Gates sits on all that money that he doesn't have to pay in taxes.
Being uneducated is a result of income inequality. Both the UK and USA intentionally immizerate their own populations in order to create a desparate and ignorant soldier class. This is nothing new or innovative, and so it was a total waste of human lives to have genocided the First Nations and enslaved Africans since nothing new was created at all. Just another dying empire of horrible people.
The multi-generational immizeration of the working class in the USA has created some of the most idiotic specimens that the Earth has ever seen. That the government of the USA does nothing to redistribute income and educational opportunities is a big reason why old Americans are usually so unwise as to have no opinions that are of any value to younger generations.
Old Americans are like: "How do you like my new SUV?"
You know, the one that kills at lower speeds than a car so that the younger generations have no hope for any kind of improved future.
"a nation of passive Eichmanns, who sit in their living rooms, popping pills and watching television as their country’s military machine mows down people by the millions"
- Jim Garrison, 1969