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09.04.14

Bill Gates’ God Complex: Common Core a One-Man Campaign of Greed and Control

Posted in Bill Gates at 11:17 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: The push for Common Core is overwhelmingly dominated by Bill Gates, who intimidates and even resorts to retribution against critics while bribing those who help him accomplish the goal of privatised (for his private profit) indoctrination in US schools

In the previous post we covered the Gates Foundation‘s serious harms to society, of which there are many. We have given examples for almost a decade now.

“The crusade of Bill Gates against public education (for the public, from the public) is all about self interest and profit.”There is one area where Gates’ systematic interference gets him a lot of flak and leads to more backlash than in others. The backlash shouldn’t be exclusive to it for reasons that we highlighted before, but it’s a step in the right direction when even in one single area people defeat Gates, making him realise that he is not invincible and not everything he wants he will get. Gates bamboozles taxpayers and politicians in many areas (looting them by passing public funds to his pocket through corporations), but in one area the professionals, who are teachers and pedagogues, are not dumb enough to fool. Gates is losing a battle right now. The battle has many children at stake. It’s public education.

The crusade of Bill Gates against public education (for the public, from the public) is all about self interest and profit. By privatising this massive system (worth trillions) Gates hopes to enrich himself and enrich greedy Microsoft, in which he is an active executive and top investor.

Looking at the press, journalists are gradually waking up and covering this without approaching Gates-funded lobby and PR groups. We are going to give examples from new articles (collected over the past month). The Christian Post says: “Common Core’s way of trying to overcome inequality is by dumbing down all U.S. students and pretending, like the Lake Wobegon kids, that all children are above average.”

The article mentions that “Gates Foundation [is] the biggest money bag for Common Core” (bribe is a better word than money bag).

Here is an article that states: “Truth be told, Common Core wasn’t “state led,” it was “Gates led.””

Another new article states: “Because the state standards were developed by three private Washington, D.C.-based organizations — the National Governors Association, The Council of Chief State School Officers and Achieve Inc.— and all funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Stotsky said she finds herself “in the position of constantly contradicting one of the major talking points,” which are that the standards are state-led.”

We have already shown how this helps Microsoft’s corporate profit. Time is critical here.

As one site put it a month ago: “Armed with $10.3 million in fresh grant money from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Common Core proponents now have plans for a PR blitz that supporters hope will promote similar “emotional” fervor for the standards initiative.”

Nice bribe he got there. Punishment and consequences for standing up to Bill Gates and his lobbying money? Of course. From the same publisher: “As Breitbart News reported August 18, a new non-profit organization, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and with connections to the Fordham Institute, is being launched with the task of reviewing textbooks and other instructional materials to ensure they are aligned with the Common Core standards.”

The headline of this article is “Obama Administration Punishes Oklahoma for Repealing Common Core Standards”

Another new article says: “Felton did not identify any of these nefarious groups. Strangely, he also did not mention the fact that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has used up over $200 million in an effort to push Common Core on America.”

Then there’s is this: “Collaborative for Student Success, which is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other charities, published a memo Friday criticizing Jindal’s position on the education standards as motivated by a desire to win the Republican presidential nomination.”

Just discrediting one’s opposition by proxy. Sure, money talks. Watch the aggression from Gates’ minions and notice this part in particular: “The Common Core standards were developed through the Common Core State Standards Initiative, a joint initiative of the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and others.”

Here we have “non-profits” subsidised by Bill Gates to privatise a public system for Gates and Microsoft profit. So much for good doers…

“Behind the scenes,” says this report, “as state after state was considering Common Core, the Gates Foundation (funded by Microsoft’s Bill Gates) was spending well more than $200 million to promote the Common Core idea. Gates gave grants to liberal and conservative education groups, teachers unions, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Then the Obama administration tied the standards to massive federal aid. The result has been an overwhelming financial push for Common Core.

“The Gates money also gave Common Core a smooth sail through the checks and balances that usually apply to educational innovation. Sarah Reckhow, an education policy researcher at Michigan State, said, “Usually there’s a pilot test—something is tried on a small scale, outside researchers see if it works, and then it’s promoted on a broader scale. That didn’t happen with Common Core.””

For those who think that Gates has moved on from crimes at Microsoft to some kind of charity or good acts of philanthropy the above should be relevant. Not much has changed. It’s opportunism and greed. It’s systemic corruption. Gates is still a businessman who studied law and did not graduate; he was never a scientist and it shows.

Bill Gates Investments Harm the World, Not Improve the World, Based on New Exclusive Piece of Investigative Journalism at The Nation

Posted in Bill Gates at 10:47 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: The Gates Foundation’s profiteering efforts and lack of ethics outlined in a new report that many sites around the Web find fascinating and mostly irrefutable

When Bill Gates does invest (for profit of course) in a company that enables tyrants to demolish homes and one that murders union organisers (these are some of his biggest investments which we covered before) he sure invests in even more evil companies, such as G4S. He hopes people won’t notice, but some do. A widely-cited (even in Gates fan press) report with an accompanying press release says a lot more and gives many examples. To quote the press release: “That report found that the foundation had vast holdings in big-pharma firms that priced AIDS drugs out of reach for desperate victims the foundation wanted to save. It benefitted greatly from predatory lenders whose practices sparked the Great Recession and chocolate makers said by the U.S. government to have supported child slavery.”

Here is the original article:

How the Gates Foundation’s Investments Are Undermining Its Own Good Works

Soon after Susan Desmond-Hellmann became chancellor of the University of California San Francisco medical center campus, she faced an acute personal embarrassment. Financial disclosures revealed that she and her husband, both physicians, owned a sizable chunk of stock in Altria Corporation, a top cigarette maker. The chancellor commendably divested those shares and donated the proceeds to tobacco-control research.

“Rockefeller … believed his money was given to him by God, which must have been nice for him.”
      –Arundhati Roy
Meanwhile, the Bill Gates-bribed paper Seattle Times [1, 2] unintentionally shows another revolving doors incident (salary as reward, lobbying, etc.) that helps Gates profit from the education system. More on that in our next post…

Arundhati Roy has published an excellent article (part of her work as an author of books) [1] in which she explains how instruments such as the Gates Foundation really work. The excerpt below includes a bit about Gates.

Related/contextual items from the news:

  1. Arundhati Roy: How Corporate Power Converted Wealth Into Philanthropy for Social Control

    What follows in this essay might appear to some to be a somewhat harsh critique. On the other hand, in the tradition of honoring one’s adversaries, it could be read as an acknowledgment of the vision, flexibility, sophistication, and unwavering determination of those who have dedicated their lives to keeping the world safe for capitalism.

    Their enthralling history, which has faded from contemporary memory, began in the United States in the early twentieth century when, kitted out legally in the form of endowed foundations, corporate philanthropy began to replace missionary activity as Capitalism’s (and Imperialism’s) road-opening and systems maintenance patrol.

    Among the first foundations to be set up in the United States were the Carnegie Corporation, endowed in 1911 by profits from Carnegie Steel Company, and the Rockefeller Foundation, endowed in 1914 by J. D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil Company. The Tatas and Ambanis of their time.

    Some of the institutions financed, given seed money, or supported by the Rockefeller Foundation are the United Nations, the CIA, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), New York’s most fabulous Museum of Modern Art, and, of course, the Rockefeller Center in New York (where Diego Riviera’s mural had to be blasted off the wall because it mischievously depicted reprobate capitalists and a valiant Lenin; Free Speech had taken the day off ).

    Rockefeller was America’s first billionaire and the world’s richest man. He was an abolitionist, a supporter of Abraham Lincoln, and a teetotaler. He believed his money was given to him by God, which must have been nice for him.

    [...]

    How else would Bill Gates, who admittedly knows a thing or two about computers, find himself designing education, health, and agriculture policies, not just for the US government but for governments all over the world?

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