Most of us have seen the video with Bill Gates that has spawned a YouTube genre/memeverse unto itself, in which he’s is addressing a TED conference and he says, “The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s headed up to about 9 billion. Now, if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care and reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent…”
Many have cited the clip as clear evidence of Gates’ genocidal designs.
As if to dispel that evil rumor (and YouTube genre), this video was just posted to Bill Gates’ personal YouTube account, in which he explains that improving people’s health has been proven to cause their birthrates to plummet. Gates then rhapsodizes about how many lives he and Melinda are going to save by preventing so many from being born to begin with…due to improved health.
It doesn’t seem to help that when he says this, he clasps his hands just like Mr. Burns, the evil Globalist in The Simpsons! However, it is true that increased education and quality of life does have an inverse impact on population growth, if the birthrates within the developed- and even the newly industrialized nations are any indication.
It would be nice if it’s true that he’s preventing future unchained population growth and hothouse gases by “saving lives” as he loves to say and not straight-up depopulating Least Developed Countries!